Kind words from real couples
"Tim is a visionary and brings an eye to his work and delivers with quality and creativity. Every single time we flip through our photos, we smile and get reminded of special moments in a new way each time. Not only that, but Tim brings a level of expertise, like navigating the uncertainties and communicates throughout the process to ensure it's smooth and exactly the way you want it. On our wedding day, it rained for 30 minutes and it happened to fall during our first look! Tim knew how to navigate the situation, not only in person, but delivered some incredible shots that captured our feelings and emotion during that special time. In addition to having to scramble our plans around, he knew how to prioritize and communicate with us so we focused on what mattered the most to us-- and he delivered way above and beyond every single time."
"We love working with Tim - have used him TWICE now, once for a creative Christmas card idea and for our awesome wedding at the Groundhog Day house in Woodstock. He is fun, thoughtful, and super creative with shots. Everyone was just astounded at how they turned out. Tim is stuck with us for life now for all our photo needs!"
"My husband and I worked with Tim for our wedding and we could not be happier! His work speaks for itself. He is such a talented photographer and has a great eye. On the day of our wedding, Tim did an excellent job of getting all the shots we wanted and more. We had a Catholic ceremony and he captured all of the important moments and was able to do so comfortably without a second shooter. We appreciated his enthusiasm throughout the day, especially as we took photos outside in 20-degree weather. We are thrilled with how the photos turned out and how he captured all of the emotions on our wedding day. We cannot recommend him enough!"
"I can't recommend Tim enough! He is professional and amazing to work with. Originally contracted for our October 2020 wedding, Tim stuck with us through several postponements, shot our engagement photos, helped us find another photographer for our smaller ceremony when he wasn't available, and got the best shots from our larger reception and celebration. He provided us with great direction, got all the shots we wanted and more, and put us at ease. Now we have the most beautiful photos to remember one of the most special days of our lives."
"Tim was a pleasure to work with for both our engagement and wedding photos. Everything turned out better than expected. We would not hesitate to recommend his services to others in need of quality photography."
"Tim was absolutely wonderful to work with for our wedding. From the outset, I let Tim know that my husband and I are introverted people who are don't feel super comfortable in the spotlight. Tim not only made us feel comfortable, he actually made the photography experience enjoyable for us. He is laidback, organized, and clearly passionate about photography. The pictures came out beautifully. Not to mention, his services are much more cost effective than other photographers we looked at. I would enthusiastically recommend Tim to anyone with photography needs in Chicago."
"Beautiful photography. Easy to get along with. Flexible and honest. Extremely professional and responsive. Patient. Tim is the one vendor that I never stressed about and we felt confident he would deliver."
"We absolutely loved our experience with Tim. Our engagement and wedding photos were absolutely stunning! You can tell he gave thought and time to the editing process. Tim is extremely professional and even when the wedding party was running an hour behind due to the getting ready process, he never exuded any frustration or anxiety. I will more than likely use him for more big moments. Please consider booking Tim to capture your event!"
"We had the privilege of working with Tim for our engagement and wedding photos and we couldn't be happier! Tim was responsive from the start and had great insight into locations around the city for these shoots. His easy-going and thoughtful personality made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. We hardly even noticed he was there aside from the portraits. He got us our photos back quickly so we could share them with family and friends. Tim captured our wedding day perfectly. We will look at our photos for years to come!"
"Tim is an absolute professional delight to work with. Can't recommend enough here. Tim's control, poise, and confidence was seen every moment throughout the process of our wedding day. And the end-result was stunning with phenomenal, artsy, elegant shots. Just an overall great human being as well."
"Tim was a fantastic wedding photographer, especially during a year when wedding planning was turned upside down due to the pandemic. He stayed in close contact with us in the months leading up to it and enabled us to shift our plans as necessary, offering helpful ideas and thoughts to make it a wonderful experience. His attention to detail and experience as a photographer is unmatched, and the photos he took truly gives those who weren't able to attend a chance to feel like they were. I know my husband and I will look back at our wedding photos and smile, not only because we opted to get married during a crazy year(masks and all), but also because he captured an intimate experience in such a stunning way - so much so that we're having him take photos at our 1 year anniversary and wedding celebration part 2!"
"One of the most frustrating parts of wedding planning is the lack of transparency and communication with vendors. Tim was so gracious and the opposite of that! From the moment we met, we knew we wanted to work with him. We joked that during our wedding we couldn’t find the photographer - meanwhile, in every casual video of the day, you can clearly see Tim in the background! He was present yet not in the way of anything that was happening - unlike many weddings I have seen before. We had a winter wedding and he was so patient and genuinely cared about getting our shots. His previews showed us exactly how talented he is, and we are so grateful that we chose him as our photographer. His pricing transparency was extremely helpful, and sold us immediately because of his candidness. You want Tim as your photographer! There are no gimmicks and you will be absolutely beyond satisfied with the shots you get. He takes his work seriously and will make you feel like your wedding is the most important thing on his agenda."
"We had an amazing wedding and Tim was able to capture it all for us. He does an excellent job of communicating with people and bringing energy and excitement to the event. He is easy to work with and very artistic in his expression of the event he photographs. I would highly recommend him if you want your memorable event captured well."
"Tim was absolutely exceptional! He takes some of the best pictures you will ever see! But there are a lot of people that can “take good pictures.” What separates Tim is his incredible professionalism and his obvious passion for what he does. Wrangling friends and family and managing time at a wedding it almost impossible. Tim somehow can handle large groups of people with tons of different personalities and still get the most incredible pictures! But even though he is so involved and gives great direction; as the wedding day progresses, you start to forget he is even there! He just seamlessly navigates your big day, never missing a moment! Don’t make the mistake of hiring someone else to entrust with the most important of days. Meet with Tim and you’ll understand right away!"
"I had been following Tim's Instagram account since my college years and always admired his photography. It was a no brainer to hire him for our wedding. Working with Tim was a pleasure. From our initial conversation, Tim put us at ease and we were confident that he would deliver stunning pictures for our special day. He did not disappoint! Tim's organization and flexibility took all of the stress out of it and he made communication a breeze. He has a tremendous ability to help you relax and makes the photography fun. Tim is the consummate professional and is highly recommended!"
"I have followed Tim on IG for years and love his city pictures, so I knew he would be incredible as a wedding photographer for our downtown Chicago wedding. He was so easy to work with, from our initial meeting with his portfolio, through email communications leading up to the big day, and was so incredible on the actual day. He created an easy timeline to follow and was so efficient in getting all the shots he had in mind and everything I requested. He was very professional and kept us all in line. I even threw him a curveball and completely changed around the list of family photos we wanted after the ceremony. He adjusted with ease and made sure nothing was stressful for us. I would recommend Tim for anyone and everyone's weddings. He was simply amazing to work with!"
"Tim was incredible to work with. My husband was not super comfortable in front of the camera, but Tim helped put him at ease through in-person meetings and our engagement photo-shoot. We loved the way our engagement pictures came out, and come wedding day my husband was so much more comfortable. We got rained on during pictures on our wedding day. Tim and his team took it like champs. They helped us stay as dry as possible while still capturing photos of us with our skyline behind us and the clear umbrellas we brought. It was great to have them on our team in those moments when we were panicking...they were so calm! We hardly noticed them sneaking around doing their jobs throughout the ceremony and reception (in a good way), which was great because he was able to capture our day the way it happened, rather than taking a bunch of planned, posed photos. We also just received our pictures, less than a month from our wedding day! We are so impressed with the fast turnaround. We look forward to working with Tim during other events in the years to come. We would highly recommend him!"
"Tim is hands down a phenomenal photographer! He is professional, knowledgeable, kind, and passionate about his work. Most importantly, he made both myself and husband feel comfortable in front of the camera. We loved our engagement photo session. All communication prior, during, and following our wedding were stress free. We are eagerly awaiting for all of our wedding photos, and without hesitation, would highly recommend Tim! Another bonus, Tim knows the city of Chicago very well, which we wanted to showcase through our photos - mission accomplished. We hope to use him again for future photo sessions."
"Tim was a pleasure to work with! He was on top of everything - very responsive leading up to the wedding, and it was always clear that he knows what he is doing (answering questions before I had even asked them)! He was incredibly professional throughout the whole process - from our first meeting through sharing pictures after the wedding! I would definitely recommend working with him!"
"Let me start by saying: hire Tim Hara! You will not find somebody who loves their work more, and his passion for photography is evident in his incredibly beautiful images. On top of that, he is such a pleasure to work with. We literally can't wait until we need a photographer for another event so we can hire him again, and honestly we couldn't recommend him more highly. We originally found Tim and a list of other local photographers in a search for our engagement shoot and eventual wedding. Tim was our first phone call on the list, and after we hung up, we crossed out all other names; we were that impressed. We already loved his portfolio that we had seen online, and after getting to know each other over the phone, we knew he was our guy. Tim is everything you want in a photographer. He is extremely easy to get along with and really knows his art. For our engagement shoots he had great recommendations for locations and types of shots, and we were SO thrilled with the outcome. They were our favorite pictures we've ever had of ourselves, until our wedding day. Tim was our favorite wedding photographer either of us had ever had the pleasure of meeting. Both of us have been to countless weddings over the years (and each stood up in several), and as a result we have met and interacted with many people in this profession. Truly, there's no better than Tim. When we got the photos, it made the day seem even more magical. All the emotions came back as he captured beautiful moments and scenes perfectly. A big thank you to his assistant Daniel too! Honestly, we just can't say enough great things about both of them, and they made our day so special. Thank you again!"