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Martika Photography, LLC is owned and operated by Martika Gartman. Martika is a Chicago Business, Headshot, Real Estate , Event, Portrait, Family, Child and Lifestyle and Photographer. She is a Virginia native with a 20 year career in law and politics who picked up her Canon and hung up her lobbying shoes after marrying Randy and moving to Illinois.


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29 June 2019

I highly recommend! I had an incredible experience getting headshots done by Martika! I needed professional photos for my LinkedIn account and she scheduled me right away. The session went great, she was very sweet and accommodating. The images were edited and ready extremely fast (I was actually shocked at how fast and perfect they came out) She made the process very easy and the photos exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be going to her for any other photography needs I have in the future. More...

29 March 2019

I LOVED working with Martika! She had so many amazing/creative ideas, and I will absolutely be going back!!

It was amazing working with you too Claire! Thanks for the review! I look forward to seeing your selections. You did great!

28 March 2019

Martika did a great job with my LinkedIn head shots. She was professional and easy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.

14 February 2019

Martika was excellent. Friendly, timely, professional and so easy to work with. We will definitely be using her again for future events.

27 January 2019

Martika is very good at what she does. Love her photography. Martika knows how to bring a smile to your face with her photos.

18 January 2019

Martika was very responsive and professional. Her work was exactly the high quality photographs we were looking for!

30 September 2018

My parents are moving out of our childhood home after 42 years, and we needed the best photos possible for our online listing. We reached out to Martika last minute and she squeezed us into her incredibly tight schedule within days. She is very responsive via text message and email - more than any other photography company that I reached out to. I found her to also be very understanding and kind. After shooting our house, she gave my parents recommendations on how to make the outside look better (get a powerwashing and some mulching), which they did a few days later. Martika actually came back to reshoot the outside, free of charge. The photos that she provided to us are absolutely beautiful. Hard to believe this a 42+ year old home. Very grateful to Martika for helping us with this bittersweet time as we prepare to leave this beautiful home. More...

1 July 2018

Martika was extremely professional, warm, and very personable. She arrived on time and ensured that we were comfortable. I would definitely recommend her to the next person to utilize her services. Thank you again for being apart of such a monumental event and capturing such special moments. More...

1 July 2018

In all the years of hiring photographers for specialty photography / marketing shots of often hard-to-photograph glossy finish grand pianos, Martika has set new standards of excellence and price/value balance. We asked for about 20 final shots, Martika took 289 and delivered a photo gallery that blew us away. We feel she charged just about 25% of the value of her work. "Highly recommended" is an understatement. Thank you, Martika!Louis Spencer-SmithPresidentALL ABOUT PIANOS INC More...

1 July 2018

I used Martika Photography for pictures for my website. I needed headshots and pictures with family members to use as stock images for my medical practice. Not only did she give me everything I needed for an unbeatable price, but the quality of the photos is incredible! In addition, she was fantastic to work with. I plan to use her again for photos of my office and family portraits. I couldn’t be happier and I give her the highest recommendation possible! More...

27 May 2018

Loved working with Martika, my photos turned out great. Will definitely use in the future.

27 May 2018

Martika was professional and personable! I had a wonderful experience and am so pleased with my professional headshots!

27 May 2018

If you are looking for a top-notch professional photographer, try Martika! She has a great eye for capturing the energy and essence of your personality. She loves her craft and it’s demonstrated in her level of engagement. She does excellent work for individual shoots and large-scale events. It was a pleasure to work with Martika and I’m looking forward to partnering with her again!! More...

27 May 2018

Martika was wonderful to work with! She has a very relaxing and personable manner, and is very accommodating. I felt relaxed the duration of the shoot. In addition, she has a keen eye for detail, and is very perceptive. She made suggestions throughout the shoot, and I had a great selection of proofs from which to choose. The final results were amazing. She’s masterful. I have, and will continue to recommend Martika Photography. More...

15 December 2017

Martika was amazing to work with and I am absolutely thrilled with the results! Thank you, Martika!

27 May 2017

Martika's photography is absolutely stunning. She captures both portraits and landscaping beautifully and I am looking forward to working with her again on future photography for my business.

3 May 2017

Martika was an absolute joy to work with. We had our 3 month old photographed and she did a fantastic job. From building a personalized package to going above and beyond during our photo session I would highly recommend her as your next photographer. We look forward to many more sessions in the future with our little one. More...

27 April 2017

Martika came to the rescue after our first photographer produced very subpar pictures for our condo listing. I originally found her on Craigslist and was a little skeptical about using a random person. However, after exchanging a few emails, I immediately knew that Martika was the real deal when it came to real estate pictures. Martika squeezed in time last minute to come to our condo to take picture. She went above & beyond her duty to make sure our pictures turned out well. Martika went to TJMaxx and literally went shopping for me. She bought little accessories to spice up our condo to ensure every picture had a little jazz to it. She turned around the pictures in less than 24 hours. Thank you Martika for a wonderful job. More...

17 April 2017

Martika did a fantastic job photographing my latest project! The pictures are amazing and will certainly drive traffic and ultimately sell the house. I highly recommend her and plan to use her in the future. More...

28 March 2017

Martika helped me with photos on one of my listings. The pictures came out fantastic and I could not have been happier with her communication throughout the process.

25 March 2017

Martika is very professional and great at what she does.

She pays close attention to every detail and the results are the proof.

I highly recommend her.

4 May 2014

Best in town


You want to tell a story with your images. I see each photograph as an opportunity to reveal your personality or to sell a product!

What is the purpose for the session and how long and how many files files do you want. All of these add to the time and cost of services.

I love helping people feel great in front of the camera and it shows in the final images. I want your personality to shine!

My friend told me that "Martika God gave you a gift and you need to use it." So here I am!

My images speak for themselves, but you will enjoy working with me! I look forward to working with you on your project!