Client Testimonials

“Robin Pendergrast has collaborated with HMS Media for nearly 20 years. He's the only photographer we trust behind the scenes of our broadcast specials for PBS and national commercial productions. His remarkable eye and sensitivity for our subject matter make him the perfect choice to document our creative process. We are thrilled to have his imagery grace our Web site and marketing media.”

-Matt Hoffman, President
HMS Media, Inc.
Des Plaines, Illinois

“As the regional economic development entity, MCEDC is charged with marketing McHenry County to potential businesses. RFP Photography, Inc. has consistently provided us with outstanding, superb-quality photos depicting the wonderful quality of life in McHenry County, as well as photos of our events, investors and businesses. The ability of RFP Photography, Inc. to provide outstanding, comprehensive aerial photos of our industrial and business parks on a timely basis is very important to us and has helped to document the growth of our county and to attract new business.

In addition to providing high-quality photos, RFP Photography, Inc. provides very professional services. All photo shoots are planned and detailed, schedules are met or exceeded and budgets are held. We are proud to recommend RFP Photography, Inc. as an exceptional McHenry County business.”

-Jean Schober, Vice President
McHenry County Economic Development Corp.
McHenry, Illinois

“We were very pleased to have found RFP Photography, Inc. when searching for a professional photographer to document our completed projects. Robin and Marla have provided outstanding customer service, delivering high-quality photography under tight time constraints. They have updated our project photographs and brought a professional appearance to the images we use in our marketing materials. We were so happy with the service that we had Robin photograph our family – no small task. We are looking forward to the next opportunity to work with Robin and Marla and to experience the creative ideas they have to offer.”

-Brian Korte, Principal
Korte Architecture
Crystal Lake, Illinois

“Direct Design Ltd. is a full-service architectural firm proudly serving commercial and residential clients. Established in 1989, our firm provides quality architectural services. With quality as a primary goal, Robin Pendergrast has consistently provided quality images to enhance our clients’ projects and architectural services experience.”

-Rosemary Swierk, Co-owner
Direct Design Ltd. – Architects
Crystal Lake, Illinois
“In working with Robin, I recommend him as being one of the most professional and caring individuals I have had the privilege of knowing. Our relationship has included creating a website; developing a documentary; and photography used on a national level. His talents are outstanding, and his attention to details assure the highest degree of quality. I am pleased to provide this recommendation."

-Carolyn Cox-Administrator
Graphic Design & Systems Support - Exacto, Inc.
Richmond, Illinois
“Almost anyone can snap photos, however, only a select few have an eye for the artistry of photography, and fewer still are able to generate top quality on a consistant basis. A Robin Pendergrast work is of the highest quality imaginable. I've had the fortune to have Robin take photos for my author picture on the back of the book. That's a very important picture and I've been very comfortable giving him the job.”

-Stew Cohen
Broadcast Radio News
Crystal Lake, Illinois
“I have had the opportunity to work with Robin several times in my position with the McHenry County CVB. I am always amazed at the depth of Robin's work and the constant evolution of his business services. If you need McHenry County images, Robin is the the first person to call.”

-Cort Carlson-Executive Director
McHenry County Convention & Visitors Bureau
McHenry, Illinois

“Robin's photography has become more than just (great) pictures of our cafe, events and products to represent our very image and brand for artisan coffee. Stop in and look at the artistic vision of our little industry.” 

-Jack Shipley
Conscious Cup
Crystal Lake, Illinois
“We searched and searched for a photographer who could really capture the heart and soul of our Bed and Breakfast. We went through a number of photographers and none was able to portray the feeling and essence of what we offer here at the Bundling Board Inn, until we found Robin. Robin’s work is impressive in itself, but just as remarkable is Robin’s commitment to listening to the client….really listening and being able to showcase the spirit within. And to top it all off, Robin is a delight to work with….patient, funny, and just the kind of person you want to be around. We will treasure the wonderful memories he captured through his photography for years and years to come.” 

-Merida Johns, PhD
“We have worked with Robin on numerous occasions during the past several years. His work is always what we explained we needed and then some. Robin is professional and creative--you won't find a better photographer. Robin is great at combining our thoughts and needs with his creativity and producing high quality work that exceeds our expectations.”

-Dixie Gilmore
“Robin is a terrific person to work with. We hired Robin to photograph our service award dinners. It is a really special evening of recognition and difficult to catpure in a photograph. 

I am always pleasantly surprised when I receive the photographs from Robin. Robin has the knack of capturing the essence of the evening in his photography. He is able to show the spirit and emotion of the individuals in his work. 

Robin has a remarkable eye for detail and makes all of his photographs come to life. They truly show the story of the evening, the expressions, the mood, and the emotion. His work is of the utmost quality. That's why we have hired Robin exclusively for the past 10+ years.

Besides being a terrific photographer, Robin is truly a nice person. He is easy to work with, unassuming and humble. He is also generous. He gives back in so many ways to our community; from free work for the counties not for profit organizations, to volunteering his time serving others. He is authentic, a kind soul, and a gracious gentleman."

-Pam Allen-Vice President
Sage Products, Inc.
Cary, Illinois
“Robin has been photographing for over 35 years. His diverse background and broad experience has given him a seasoned eye for "getting the picture" He is a great listener, is committed to excellence, and great to work with. Clients have hired him again and again which is the highest compliment.” 

-Suzy Kellett-Manager
WA State Film Office
“It is my pleasure to write a recommendation on behalf of Robin F. Pendergrast. It was difficult in picking only three attributes to describe Robin since he possesses all seven that were listed. In every case where we solicited help from Robin and his staff they have provided us everything that we were looking for and then more. If you need a true professional in every sense of the word, you need look no further than Robin."
-Dave Barber

“Robin has always provided an expert eye and dedicated service. 

Always the best for the hard to get shots! 

-Richard Kuranda-Executive Director
Raue Center For The Arts
Crystal Lake, Illinois

“Phoenix Woodworking creates custom cabinetry and high end architectural millwork for both residential and commercial customers. Since many of our projects are private, I chose Robin Pendergrast Photography to capture the quality of our projects so that other customers could get a feel for our work. Robin did not disappoint us, in fact, I believe we were able to capture more new customers because of the detail and features that Robin was able to show in our work. We were able to take the pictures he created and use them as sales tools, website examples and hard copies to share with our customers. Pendergrast Photography is the only professional photographer that we have trusted to use for our work."

-Sandra Pierce-President
Phoenix Woodworking Corporation 
Woodstock, Illinois