Jim Martin Signature Wedding and Portrait Photography of photo by robert ltd

My Passion is to create images that have an emotional impact and personal attachment to make the memories of your portrait or special day last forever.
Experience the quality and professionalism of a full time photographer that knows what you want and has been photographing weddings and portraits for over 34 years. I use the highest quality cameras to produce amazing images. 

Jim Martin


WPPI Member 
Accredited Better Business Bureau  A+ rating

I am a full time professional photographer and I specialize in: Digital Head shots, Wedding Photography, Portraits, Passport Photos-American and Foreign, Canadian Passport photos, Citizenship Photos, Child and Baby Portraits. Pet Portraits,High School Seniors, Life Style Portraits, Photo Restoration.

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Address203 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Suite D
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
United States
Daytime phone847-392-6122
Mobile phone847-392-6122
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Moved to 203 S. Arlington Heights Rd. 60005 as of March 1st 2012
Next to Grand Frame


Monday & Thursday10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Friday 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM to 3:00PM Depending on Wedding Schedule
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photo by robert ltd. has been in business over 65 years. Started by Robert Gerrits in Chicago in 1951, then moved to Arlington Heights where Jim Martin took over the business that has been on Arlington Heights Road 20 years. “Providing quality photographic portraiture and wedding photography has always been my goal. My passion is to create images that have an emotional impact an personal attachment to all my clients,”says Jim Martin.

Jim started out as a photojournalist working for the local suburban newspapers covering local events, disasters, sports and human interest pieces. He taught photography at University of Illinois at Chicago and has been a full time wedding and portrait photographer at photo by robert for 30 years.
“Having a loyal portrait clientele that returns year after year makes my job rewarding”.
My business has had a A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for over 20 Years. I am a member of the WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photographers International and attend seminars every year to keep up with the latest trends in the photography industry. 
Jim is currently a Photography instructor at Harper College's adult continuing education program. 


I needed a business head shot. Jim was easy to work with - I hate getting my picture taken. In making the appt, he also gave me great advice on the clothes to wear (based on what comes across well in a picture). He also did a bit of PhotoShop afterwards to make my picture turn out great! All at an exceptionally reasonable price. Kelly M
Thank you so much for coming to our wedding and for capturing all of our special
moments. The pictures are perfect, beautiful and there are so many. Thank you!
You are so sweet, fun and hardworking. We are so happy you were able to make
our day special and everlasting.
Thank you,

Becky and Scott Wilson said:
We LOVE our pictures!! Thank you so much for taking the time and helping us get a great
family photo!

Dear Jeff and Jim,
Thank you so much for capturing every special moment on video at our wedding at the Grand Geneva. We appreciate your hard work in making sure you didn't skip a beat. It was especially nice how well you worked with our photographer Jim with Photos By Robert. It was very organized and we could barely tell you were on the dance floor. Which in my opinion is the best complement when you don't get bothered and your place yourselves in an in obvious area but still capture everything. I would highly recommend you both.
Thank you!!
Alyse & Steve Kushnir

Jim Martin, with Photo by Robert Ltd was an exceptional photographer for our wedding. He is charismatic and fun to work with. He is very efficient, and energetic and has an artist's eye for seeing and capturing great beautiful shots. He captured EVERY shot without missing a beat.

The final product that was produced by Photo of Robert Ltd was beyond beautiful. Jim added his personal style and created our gorgeous wedding album. Each page in our book is a collage of pictures (spanning two pages) that tells a different story of our day.
Photo by Robert Ltd, was professional, on time, well priced and easy to work with. I highly recommend using Photo by Robert Ltd to capture any of your life's special moments."

Susan Parlato

Outstanding Photography

by gonzalez at Citysearch

During our search to find a Wedding Photographer for our recent September  wedding - We chose to use Photo By Robert, located in Arlington Heights IL.

We had checked out the packages that a few well-known "chain photography stores" offered and compared them to what Photo By Robert offered. We saw how the "chain stores" treated us more like "just another wedding" whereas Photo By Robert saw us as individuals and as a couple ready to get married.
We picked the plan that worked just right for us and fit the budget that we had chosen to stay within.
Photo By Robert was on-time, courteous, professional all throughout the process and a great pleasure to work with. The outcome of the pictures were better than we could have ever imagined. Our wedding album is something that we will treasure forever - and thanks to Photo By Robert - our Wedding Day will be unforgettable. It tells the story from beginning to end in the most beautiful and creative way possible.

We are extremely happy with the services we received. We will be going back to Photo By Robert for more photo services.

~MR & MRS Gonzalez September

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