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Jose Santiago Jr.- Wedding- 5 STARS My wife and I have had the pleasure of Mr. Evan J. Thomas shooting our wedding. Not only was Evan on time, he went above and beyond to make our day just so memorable and amazing. He captured so many looks and emotions that it was a night to remember. I highly recommend Mr. Thomas for any event. You and your guest wont be disappointed.
Julie E- Family Photo Session My husband and I have a 21 month old son and a 4 month old daughter and we really wanted some nice family pictures to hang on our walls. Anyone with young kids knows you can't always get pictures of everyone sitting still. EVAN CAN!! He did a photo shoot with us at a park across the street from our house. He knew exactly how to get my son to smile his best smile, and he captured the beauty of my baby girl. These pictures will be hanging in our house for many years to come, and I will remember the fun we had that day with Evan. He made sure everyone was comfortable and looked our best. We got our pictures right away and shortly after we received some retouched photos. The things he can do with the color of the pictures to make everything stand out is practically magic. Thank you, Evan, for some of the best family photos we have ever had!! They are simply beautiful!!
Shana B- Wedding I cannot begin to rave enough about Evan and his photography! He is both personable and professional, which made working with him on my wedding day an absolute pleasure. Evan arrived to the wedding early and immediately began setting up, no questions asked. He was ready and waiting to start the photos as soon as I gave the word. My pictures turned out gorgeous. He had very unique ideas about how to customize our wedding photos. The photos of the wedding party, my family, and friends are genuine and real. There's nothing artificial or posed about these pictures. The happy tears, the smiles, and the personalities of all my loved ones shine through in each snapshot. Evan incorporated the ideas of everyone involved. Looking back, I can see how my groom's hands shook, but his gaze never wavered. I ended up with over 600 photos to choose from. There's not a smile, a happy tear, or a burst of laughter, that I'll ever forget. Evan, you truly made this bride's wedding a joyous occasion to be remembered forever!
Catherine P. - Engagement Party I originally learned about Evan J Thomas Photography through some family friends. I was looking for a photographer for the day of my wedding shower and our wedding photographer was not available, so I started the search for another photographer. I know it may sound like a lot to hire a professional photographer for my shower, but the reality was that I wanted my friends and family to enjoy the shower and not have to walk around with a camera. It was really intended to take a load off of the guests and my sister and bridesmaids so they could enjoy the day along with me. I never actually met with Evan before the day of the shower, and my shower was a surprise to me. I mean, I knew the date and that it was going to be held at my parent's home, but I didn't know the theme or even who was going to be coming. When I walked through the door of parent's home, I found a Walt Disney themed shower and was blown away! I love Mickey Mouse and all his friends! I know, how corny am I?? But I'm just a big kid. In fact, we went to Walt Disney World for our honeymoon. Evan had arrived before I did so he captured my reaction when I walked through the door. He caught my husband and I hugging our parents and friends when we arrived. He captured all the little touches our bridesmaids, friends, sisters and parents had put into our shower. He got some great photos of the food before it was touched, he took beautiful photos of us open up our gifts and our reaction to all! He was professional and unobtrusive. I loved him!! I have since learned he does individual photo sessions for families, babies, children, head shots, model portfolios, boudoir, engagement, wedding, sports, concerts and really any moment you want to capture. You can see some samples of his work on his website. Thank you Evan for capturing the memories of such a special day for my husband and I. You are a rock star!
Stu Saks- Publisher for Pro Wrestling Illustrated Your photo work is exceptional
Melissa Hahn (CMP Meeting & Event Manager) Evan is an excellent photographer and a consummate professional. I have been impressed with his work through a variety of projects. My most recent project was a College Life Fair held at Navy Pier (May 2012) where there were over 6,500 high school students who participated. Evan always delivers what's promised and he's a pleasure to work.
Rob Racine (GM VIP Chicago Parties) from 2012 VIP Chicago Parties has been working with Evan for about 3 years, and we plan on working with him until the world ends. He is always on time, with a smile and is able to work with us on any type of event we throw at him. Evan has taken elegant photos during our weddings, captured priceless memories during our bachelorette parties, and has created a celebrity status atmosphere with his red carpet and paparazzi photography. His ability to work with special requests to create a custom experience for specific events, shows his outstanding dedication to his work. Our clients love to be in front of him, and he is the reason our customers who book him, return to us when in need of any type of photography service! He executes each event as perfectly as the last and we will continue partnering with Evan as a VIP Photographer as long as he is available. Thanks for everything Evan!
Ben Hester (BazuSports) My company provides race solutions, including photgraphy, for all types of endurance events. We were looking for photographers in the Chicago area and hired Evan off his response to our Craigslist ad. While our results with hiring from Craigslist have been mixed, every so often we come into contact with a true professional such as Evan. Evan is not only a very talented photographer, he is professional, timely, honest and personable. He was willing to work with our needs as some of our events go beyond the standard finish line photo shot. His follow up after the events in regards to the quality of his work and the timeliness in sending us the photos was impressive. It has been a pleasure working with Evan and someone seeking photography services could not find a better person.
Jennie Domres (Wedding) Evan was our photographer at our wedding last September (2011). There were so many details that i was concerned about, but the photographs were most important. The first time I looked at them, they brought tears to my eyes. Evan had captured the most beautiful moments on that day. He understood what we wanted to see in our album, today and 20 years from now. He has an amazing eye for photography, well beyond what I ever expected from a professional photographer. Evan was so wonderful to work with. He didn't overwhelm us with flashes, but caught everything on film. From the smallest detail to the biggest , he made this day last forever with his unbelievable work. We can't wait for him to capture the next phase of our life.
Hyde Walker (Editor- www.eburban.com) Working with Evan was a unique experience. His articles and photographs would never diappoint, and were actually some of the most popular our website had. There's a lot to be said for dedication too, as he was always willing to break a rule or two to get a good shot! This is the kind of person you want on your team any day of the week! Once Evan sets his mind to something, he does it right.
Ashley L. (Model) Evan is the easiest person to work with! I love how he can take my ideas and make them happen in a photo and how he contributes his ideas too! I am always so surprised by how amazing he can make me look in a photograph. He is most definitely a professional through and through!
Tonya W. (Model) (after receiving her photos) "OMG! I f*cking love them! I look like a legit pin up girl! You are amazing, thank you so much! It's exactly what I wanted!" (politically correct testimonial) "Working with Evan was a very fun experience. He was so professional and made me feel comfortable, it was like I have known him for years."