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Rick Butkus
Founder and Owner

Chicagoland and NW Indiana
for over 35 years!

Photos by Rick & Associates

Over 35 years ago, Rick began his own photography studio after so many things went wrong at his own wedding. He knew he could do better for brides and grooms. His goal was to make sure that bride and groom were truly happy with the photo memories of one of the most important days of their lives. The business was built on the premise that satisfied customers would recommend Photos by Rick to families and friends. And they have, over and over!

The studio was started as a wedding and portrait studio, and over the years it has expanded and updated to meet the needs of all of his customers. In the area of weddings, he now helps make memories of proposals, engagements, showers, weddings, and anniversaries. Portraits include personal, family, groups, sports, schools, business, and graduation to name a few. Many on-location sessions continue to include First Communions, Confirmations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and Quinceañeras‎, just to name a few. Building on the success with individuals, Photos by Rick expanded to include commercial and industrial customers.

The professional photos can be tailored for documents, displays, web presence, or even billboards. Satisfying customers is still Rick’s primary goal. Through this diversification, Rick has become acutely attuned to what will best serve his customers. Photos By Rick is continually reinventing the world of photography.

Online ordering, journalistic photo books, traditional albums, black and white photography, off camera lighting are available. Photo sessions can be done in modern, industrial, traditional, or vintage settings. In addition, our MrFotoBooth can travel to weddings, parties, and other special events for those FUNtastic memories

Photos by Rick's motto: “For every moment, an image”

Client Comments
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We visited with a lot of photographers around the Chicago area but Photos By Rick is by far the best you're going to get. Don't pass this one up!
~Google Review

He made my nonphotogentic self look amazing.
~Groom's comment from Wedding Wire

Rick has shot our family photos for years and I was thrilled that he was available to shoot my wedding. He is funny, talented, and patient.

They were clicking pictures all night. Lying on the ground, in the bushes, behind the scenes, they did it all!

I had always liked your ability to capture creative visual angles and perspectives, and the crispness of your outdoor and nightscape images.

Rick was amazing!! He had great ideas and was so nice and funny!!! I will be recommending him to all of my girlfriends!
~Wedding Wire Review

I thought the photobooth was going to be a waste....It was the best thing at the wedding...I was in it more then anyone...It was awesome...

Photos by Rick is an excellent choice for our company’s photo shoot. They were very professional and gave us all the information that we needed to prepare for the shoot. They arrived on time and were very knowledgeable in giving directions for each of the photo displays we were shooting that day
~Ed & Joes Restaurant

Our photos are so amazing, every moment captured, every emotion.
~Google Review

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The outdoor night time shoots you took Saturday of the newlyweds were fantastic
~H. Stein

Rick was excellent. He has a great personality, has a great eye for shots.

Such a people person! We know several people who have used his company and just love his work.

We are so excited that you are our photographer. You have always made us feel so comfortable.
~Ashley & James

Thank you so much for your professionalism and attention to details. And your patience, I know that we had some wild ones! :)
~Dan & Julie

We have a big family and he took a picture with about 30 people in it and we were in a small area and it turned out great.
~Wedding Wire Review

You really did an EXCELLENT job! I referred one of my co-workers to you. Her friend is getting married and needed a photographer!
~Tom & Megan

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Their creativity, eye for a good shot, and friendliness made the day enjoyable and rewarding

I do not love having my picture taken, nor do my mom and my sister but the shots he got of the wedding were absolutely gorgeous
~Review from "the knot"

Rick has a way of saying just the right thing to make people smile.
~Wedding Wire Review

You made our day so special!
~Sean & Maureen

I had family and friends approach me to comment how pleasant you were, and how much they enjoyed becoming part of your art

Your service was everything you promised - courteous, professional, & quick. Even the bridal party commented on how unintrusive the experience was.
~Nicholas & Alana

The photo booth was a blast as well!!!

Photos by Rick is awesome!
~Wedding Wire Review

We appreciate our clients and their wonderful accolades!
Thank you!

PBR Studio

Contact Details

17244 South Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park IL 60477

P: (708) 429-7555

E: info@photosbyrick.com

H: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
        10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
         Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Evenings
         by Appointment

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