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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored portrait photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best portrait photographers in Evanston, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.


AdotrPhotography is a photography studio specializing in headshots and portraits for clients in Chicago and the surrounding area. Owner/photographer Andrew Robles learned his craft in part through self-teaching but also mirroring his uncle, who made a lifelong career of capturing the jazz band circuits. Robles’ style is a mix of vibrant color and deep shadows. He attempts to photograph subjects from different angles and poses that try to break free from the confines of straight-ahead smiles. Portrait clients have included high school seniors, business executives, models, and performers. Many of his photos also demonstrate a knack for photographing women and children.

Chicago, IL(773) 510-6925


Christine Casart Photography

Christine Casart Photography, located in Evanston, Illinois, is a photography business dedicated to bringing out the best in a subject and creating a clear sense of time and place. Basic portrait sessions put the focus on both the subject and the unexpected beauty of an outdoor setting. "Model for a Day" sessions include professional hair and makeup from Tricia Clarke Makeup. In collaboration with Shadowbox Dreams, Furnished Photography sessions employ vintage props and pieces, can take place at any location, and come with digital hand-edited proofs. Chief Photographer Christine Casart uses natural light and strives to keep sessions fun, relaxed, and filled with laughter, and customers have praised her as creative, easygoing, and highly skilled.

Evanston, IL(402) 813-7736


Embracing Moments

Embracing Moments Photography is based in Chicago, with a studio in the North Shore area. The photographers create lifestyle portraits, and portraits of newborns, babies, children, high school seniors, and families. Embracing Moments is also available for wedding photography and the studio posts images online for viewing about three weeks following the ceremony. Wedding albums are available from the client’s choice of 20 to 30 digital images. Portrait sessions begin with a consultation to discuss the client’s expectations, best wardrobe choices, and location. For newborn photography, families will receive priority scheduling for an appointment within two weeks of the birth.

Evanston, IL(847) 475-0625


Geoff Martin Photography

Based out of Evanston, Illinois, Geoff Martin Photography prides itself in being a reliable, local family-friendly studio with a range of packages and options for all clients. For over five years, principal photographer Geoff Martin has produced acclaimed portraits of individuals, professional groups and families in a variety of settings and styles. The studio maintains several active social media accounts, each with a loyal base of followers and fans. Previous clients praise Geoff's thoroughness and natural ability to bring out the most photogenic moments in each situation and setting. Sessions can take place in agreed-upon locations or at Geoff's own comfortable and stylish studio.

Evanston, IL(847) 269-6016


Jeff Lintz Photography

Owner and principal photographer of Jeff Lintz Photography, Jeff, operating out of Chicago, Illinois, recieved his degree in photography from prestigious Colombia University and began his career in the industry as a freelance retoucher, which he cites as formative in his dedication to perfection in his own work today as a high-quality provider of studio-quality portraiture, sports and fitness capture, and lifestyle documentation. He is also available for events photography, and takes great pride in being invited into the lives of some of the most exciting and sucessful businesses in the area. Jeff operates in a sharp, modernistic syle, and sports and fitness photography stunningly realizes the sense of motion and physicality inherent in these activities.

Chicago, IL(630) 728-2451


Mary Rafferty

Mary Rafferty has worked as a professional photographer for more than 15 years, serving clients in Chicago and the surrounding area. Her career began in photojournalism, and it continues to impact the storytelling in her arrangements and the poses of her subjects. Specialties for Rafferty include portrait and event photography. Her images have found their way to the covers of books as well as magazine layouts, and her Chicago Blues Festival portfolio has made its way to every corner of the city. She also boasts a large client list, which includes the EarthHeart Foundation, the University of Cincinnati Foundation, WXRT-93XRT, Mindhearted, and Inspiration Corporation.

Chicago, IL(312) 590-1437


Morgan Anderson

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Morgan Anderson is a professional portrait and commercial photographer with over two decades of experience in the photography industry. Typical commercial photography services that Anderson provides includes professional business headshots, editorial photos, product photography, and landscape photography among other styles. He also supplies general portrait photography and works with clients both individually, as couples, and in office groups. In addition to photography, Anderson is also skilled in the trade of videography. Past clients speak highly of Anderson's technical expertise, creative talent, and ability to take shots that both look good and serve their intended purpose.

Chicago, IL(312) 401-5385


Patrick Engman

Patrick Engman Photography is a photography studio based in Chicago and run by Patrick Engman, Jr., an experienced photographer with an artistic vision that informs all of his work. Patrick takes pictures using both digital cameras and analog film, making him a versatile photographer who can adapt to any kind of project. Patrick has experience creating portraits for a range of clients, from professional actors and models to business executives. He also has an extensive portfolio of building interiors and street photography. Patrick mainly uses medium format film for its color and grain qualities.

Chicago, IL(850) 832-6059


Patrick John Photography

Patrick John is a Chicago-based photographer for commercial clients with over a decade of experience. He specializes in creating images for annual reports or updating company images. Patrick strives to create clear and professional photography which conveys the leadership values of a company. Past clients have been UCLA, Microsoft, Colgate, Boeing, Edelman, Cancer Society, University of Michigan, Macy’s BBCG Consulting Group, and much more. He is also available for travel and has worked in Los Angeles, Cancun, and more. An online photography portfolio is available on her website for review. Other services include architectural photography, photography tours around Chicago, and Chicago destination photography sessions.

Chicago, IL(773) 915-3178


Paul Hirsch Photography

Paul Hirsch Photography is a photography company in Chicago, Illinois, specializing in portrait photography. Paul Hirsch Photography also offers travel photography and event photography. Their lead photographer, Paul Hirsch began shooting pictures as far back as he can recall. He started taking snapshots using the 110 and 35 mm film cameras and is now immersed in digital media, primarily operating his professional DSLR camera. Wherever he is, he always grabs his camera. His love for photography has deepened throughout the years. Paul Hirsch has a penchant for capturing the moment, wanting to tell a story and ‘create’ a new one with his subjects. “There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.–Robert Heinecken" - this is the quote he lives by. Paul Hirsch Photography is featured on Yelp.

Chicago, IL(630) 235-8574


Petr Poliak Photography

Petr Poliak Photography is a professional photography business located in Chicago, Illinois that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company is a specialist in portrait photography and also provides clients with architectural photo shoots and commercial projects. Owner and lead photographer Petr Poliak is a professional photographer from Bohemia in the Czech Republic and recently moved to the United States and has lived in Houston, Texas as well as Chicago. Petr Poliak Photography can be contacted for booking purposes by phone or through the messaging system on the company's official website and has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Chicago, IL(832) 633-6102


Reaves Studios

Reaves Studios is a Chicago-based portrait photographer with a varied portfolio of work. The service provides custom wedding packages & sessions, modeling photoshoots, senior portraits, landscape & nature shots, animal photo sessions, architecture & sculpture shots, and photography services for advertising. They believe that a studio is too constricting, and prefer instead to photograph on location. An extensive pricing guide is available for viewing on the company website, along with a photo download dock where clients can download images of work they've ordered. Prospective customers can book appointments via phone, email, or online contact form, with special deals potentially available when booking online.

Chicago, IL(773) 654-1336


Rhonda Holcomb Photography

Rhonda Holcomb Photography provides portrait photography services for children, pets, food, headshots, and much more. Based in Chicago and operating studios in both Wilmette and Andersonville, owner and photographer Rhonda comes from a background in interior design and incorporates her knowledge of color and design into her photographic skills. She strives to capture her clients’ authentic selves and offers each of them personalized service to fit their needs. Her projects are in publications such as Crane’s Chicago Business, Time Out Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Modern Dog, and much more. Previous clients highlight the quality of service Rhonda provides. Others complement her ability to capture the true essence of her subjects.

Wilmette, IL(847) 682-0728


Suzanne Plunkett Photographs

Suzanne Plunkett Photographs is a headshot and portraiture photographer based in Chicago, IL and provides quality photographic artistry and portraiture services for clients throughout the metropolitan Chicago area. Suzanne Plunkett Photographs specializes in capturing the individualized uniqueness of her subjects subject and provides pre-photoshoot consultation on hairstyling, makeup, clothing and accessories for maximize client satisfaction. Suzanne Plunkett was a photographic professional for two of Chicago's top headshot photographers before opening her studio in 1998. Suzanne Plunket Photographs offers a variety of services and packages that can be tailored to meet any budget and provides free estimates and consultations for all engagements.

Chicago, IL(773) 805-4560


Tiny Space Studio

Tiny Space Studio is a boutique headshot studio focusing on providing unique and traditional portrait photography throughout the Chicago area. Founder and owner Mike Henry is a professional photographer with a background in commercial advertising in Los Angeles. He has worked on various projects with big-name clients such as Target, Old Navy, Xbox, Adidas, Macy's, and many more. For each portrait session, they provide impeccable lighting in their fully-equipped studio, professional editing, as well as styling. They offer a variety of headshot packages with options including hair and make-up artists, high-resolution retouched images, and web gallery access to all images from shoot.

Chicago, IL(773) 466-4089


Yonzon Photography

Yonzon Photography is a Chicago-based studio and on-location photography company run by Mel and Emir Yonzon. Specializing in actor and model headshots, their goal is to get their clients hired with expertly taken and unique photographs. Mel and Emir also enjoy photographing kids, couples, families, and pets, as well as special events. Photo sessions are filmed both indoor and outdoor with natural lighting using a Canon 7D and a Canon 5D Mark III which provide high-quality images. Yonzon Photography works with agencies, commercials, and different industries, and has the experience and knowledge of what said companies are searching for. Clients will receive a disc containing the images within 7-10 business days of the photo session.

Chicago, IL(323) 902-7468


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