Wedding Photographers in Batavia, IL

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Photographers in Batavia, IL

508 Wedding Photographers in Batavia, IL

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Marissa K Webb Photography
Wheaton, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $2,600

I am Marissa, a photographer, mom, and wife. When I am not behind the camera you can find me venturing around Chicago or the country with my family. We love adventures and I love a delicious plate of nachos… snickers and a fizzy water I AM SURE YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY I DO WHAT I DO AND HOW I DO IT… I have always had a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember… I mean even one of my daughter is named after a camera and the other is named after light.. I bet you can’t guess what their names are. I absolutely love being there to capture all moments in life… especially weddings.

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Visi Studio | Photo + Video

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Fine art style
  • Starts at $3,400
  • Serves Batavia, IL

At Visi Studio, we bring a world of experience to wedding photography. Our team of talented photographers has captured destination weddings in some of the most iconic locations around the globe, including Rome, Santorini, Venice, Paris, and more. With a passion for capturing life's most cherished moments, we bring a unique blend of international experience and artistic vision to each and every wedding we photograph.

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Just wanted to say that we absolutely love our photos and wanted to thank you so much for doing such a brilliant job. Thank you again, Visi and Ilva.
Beta Isai, a year ago
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Well Told Weddings

5.0

Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $1,799
  • Serves Batavia, IL

We know that each client is unique and presents an opportunity for us to meet their artistic needs. Our passion to create and capture moments to help make your day perfect is what drives us. Our photographers excel at manipulating light, staging, and encapsulating the day’s story so that you get a memory that is vibrant, fresh, and Together, we will collaborate and design a look that best fits how you want to remember your big day, while doing so in both a comfortable and expressive way. Each package we offer is designed to provide you the most value for your needs and is fully customizable.

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Steve, Miles and Francis were all a pleasure to work with. We were very satisfied with their professionalism, hustle and hard work. They did an outstanding job of capturing our wedding both with pictures and video. We could not be more satisfied.
David and C., 6 months ago
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Thomas Doggett Photography

5.0

Batavia, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $1,400

I have a lot to offer, and I do things differently than most other photographers. More than anything, I want to make sure I’m the perfect fit for your wedding. My style and approach is a generous mix of documentary and editorial-style portraiture. For the majority of the day, I stay very hands off, focusing 100% on the story. You won’t find me asking you or your friends to stage or recreate moments, but you will find me ready to capture those moments before they even happen. During portraits, it’s a little different. I give plenty of direction, working to bring creative ideas and poses to make images that are as unique as the people in them.

We have worked with Thomas multiple times now. He photographed our engagement, our wedding, and our maternity shoot and we couldn't be more happy with his work! The photos are gorgeous, high quality, and do such a phenomenal job of capturing these special moments in our lives. Picking the right photographer is a huge choice, and I cannot recommend Thomas enough!
Shannon & J., 2 months ago
Alivia Gray Studios

5.0

Batavia, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $2,000

I captured my first wedding in August of 2018, it was the day I fell head over heels in love with wedding photography. It's all about capturing the love story for me..the feels from beginning to end. When you book with AGS, you're signing on for an adventure. Your engagement session is a celebration full of us getting to know one another, lots of laughter, and having fun! As your wedding nears closer AGS will help with your timeline, connect with your vendors ( or introduce you to some of the best) and help plan out the perfect photo locations, along with any other needs to create the perfect day.

Working with Arleigh is something any vendor hoped for! She supports her clients, and always offers a hand to her fellow professionals when available. She is truly passionate about her craft, and it rubs off on everyone she works with!
Cylee Catherine Events, 3 months ago
April Duda Photography
Batavia, IL
  • Photojournalistic style

Hi! I'm April Duda of April Duda Photography based in Batavia, IL. I've been photographing children, moms-to-be, newborns, and brides since 2006 just before receiving my bachelor's degree in Photography & Digital Media. I have had a passion for capturing life's unique and precious moments since I was a child (just ask my first subjects, Mr. & Mrs. Fisher-Price).

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Anders Maagaard

5.0

Wheaton, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $2,490

Hej, I’m Anders, originally from Denmark, I made the move to the United States in 2019 to marry my wonderful wife, Kristin. Photography has always been a passion of mine, and I've coupled that with my love for adventure. Whether it's traveling the world, scuba diving, hiking, or ultra running, I've always found ways to incorporate photography into these experiences. However, everything changed for me when I shot my first wedding. Being part of such a special day, filled with love and magic, made me realize that this is what I truly want to do.

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Anders went above and beyond, every step of the way. We first got to see him in action with our engagement photo shoot - He has an eye for capturing vibrant moments/expressions. His passion for photography was on full display, reframing shots until he found an interesting angle or artistic background. And the wedding day itself could not have been more smooth. He was highly present throughout the day but never intrusive. We have watched the video he compiled dozens of times. After the agreed upon ending time had passed and he was on his way out, he saw us doing karaoke, stopped and unpacked some equipment to capture a few more moments. You will not regret having him part of your wedding, or any other event you want to capture in a meaningful way.
Alex H., 5 months ago
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Jana Blue Photography (Photo + Film)

5.0

Wheaton, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $2,800

My name is Jana Blue and I've been photographing weddings for 10 years. I'm consistent not in a trend of photos or style, but emotions. Each wedding and couples are so unique and my work follows that. In my career I've photographed both big production weddings and also intimate DIY ones. I've photographed informal engagements and elopements/weddings in a desert in Chile, in the mountains of Zion, in a beach in Croatia, in an ancient church in Greece and in forests in Brazil. I work with all different budgets and needs from my brides. I'm a preferred vendor of Chicago First Lady Boat, so I do weddings on the boat during the summer.

Awarded Best of Zola
From start to finish, Jana made our wedding day in Chicago feel so special and unique. My partner and I spent 3 hours with Jana, who so graciously accommodated our numerous photo locations across Chicago in such a beautiful way! We felt very taken care of by Jana and her team and cannot recommend her enough. Not only does she listen to her couples, she also provides confidence and mastery which makes you feel like getting your photos taken should be part of your everyday life. Thank you Jana - we will hold on to these photos dearly forever! Maria and De'Sean
Maria C., 2 years ago
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Wedding Studio Pro

5.0

Bloomingdale, IL
  • Editorial style

Wedding photographers for the genuine, modern and madly in love.​ At Wedding Studio Pro, we place a great emphasis in understanding your vision for your big day and make it our mission to capture your precious moments as they naturally unfold. By selecting Wedding Studio Pro, you are not just getting a service but you are investing in your priceless memories​

Awarded Best of Zola
Quality of work is amazing!!! Everything about Wedding Studio PRO is high quality and classy. They definitely know how to capture all the real emotions in an organic way. Also our photographer was incredibly helpful in all aspects of coordination prior to and during the wedding. We highly recommend them. Thank you, thank you.
Briana, 4 years ago
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Kate Kaplan Photography

5.0

Eola, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $4,000

I work to craft images about connection - photographs that have warmth & tell a story about the love you share as a couple or as a family. I believe your wedding photos should stand the test of time. You want to feel completely confident that your story is going to be captured in a way that is beautiful and true to who you are as a couple. Not only that but we should probably have some fun along the way! I feel so honored to play a small part in your best day ever. I am here to help you enjoy this season of your life and have you feel well taken care of from day one.

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I knew my husband and I needed to at least talk to Kate when I saw a post of hers on Instagram from our reception venue. And then I read the caption on the photo, which was all about the organic moments and crafting a story based on what the couple values and wants to include. My husband and I knew that the first half of our wedding day would be chaotic, spread out across multiple locations and fleeting. Not every photo on the "photo checklist" was possible for us -- and we were OKAY with that. Kate heard us and went along for the ride with us in more ways than one. When we were out of a vehicle the day before our engagement session, Kate offered as much availability as she could. During our ceremony and reception, she captured sweet, posed moments and ones I didn't think had been documented. Her photojournalistic style that enhances natural colors and avoids filters was exactly what we were looking for, and we got it. The only thing I wish I had asked more directly about was the amount of time "posed" family photos would take. We knew we wanted certain photos together AND to enjoy our cocktail hour, and I wish we had budgeted our time accordingly and been more vocal with Kate about it.
Morgan, 10 months ago
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Rachel Mae Photography

5.0

Lisle, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $5,000

Shooting weddings is what brings me the most fulfillment and joy. It is pretty amazing when your passion can become your career. I understand the importance of capturing the authenticity and uniqueness of your love. The most rewarding aspect of my work is seeing the joy, sacrifice, beauty and love in marriage. I will help you every step of the way to feel comfortable and confident, but I want to get all of the unplanned moments as well! If you think we're a fit, say hey!

Rachel truly cares so much about her couples and has such an incredible posing style and editing aesthetic. I've second shot with her a couple times and followed her work for years and am always beyond impressed! She's amazingly creative and has a great balance of posed and candid shots to truly capture the essence of your day as it unfolds. She's the perfect choice for such a critical wedding decision!
Kayla, 3 years ago
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Kelly Frances Photography

5.0

Sugar Grove, IL
  • Starts at $1,400

Welcome to Kelly Frances Photography I specialize in wedding, engagement, casual, and spiritual photography. Currently servicing the western suburbs of Chicago. My skillset is best suited for outdoor, event, and lifestyle settings featuring the newly added Burn & Release sessions.

Awarded Best of Zola
Kelly did our engagement photos and wedding photos. She was very fun to work with and very professional. I love her unique and beautiful work! I will be booking future family events. Kelly thank you for your amazing work!
Paula K., 7 months ago
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Zachera Photo

5.0

Elmhurst, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $5,600

Love and storytelling have been the anchors of my life. What began with theatre and paint evolved into my photography career, and I learned love from the very best. This art form allows me to celebrate beauty and hold a mirror to what I believe is the best part of our existence - joy. For this, my heart overflows with gratitude.

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Choosing Zachera to photograph our wedding was the best decision we made. From start to finish, Zachera was there for us – going above and beyond, helping us warm up to the camera (thank goodness for the engagement shoots!), to staying on calls longer with me to ask how I was doing during the insurmountable wedding planning process, all the while keeping an open and transparent line of communication – Zachera simply ‘gets it’. She is one of the best humans to ever exist that is following her passion, and the expertise that comes with it can be seen in her work. The proof is in the puddin'! My husband and I can’t wait to work with Zachera again during other life milestones!
Grace A., a month ago
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B.Kaker Productions

5.0

Naperville, IL
  • Photojournalistic style

I'm Shekia Baker, the heart behind B.Kaker Productions. Photography and videography are not just my profession; they are my calling. Since the earliest days of my childhood, I've been inseparable from my camera, capturing the world with wonder and reverence and I am privileged to share this passion with you. With a professional journey that began in high school, capturing memories for the yearbook, my career has since flourished to include some remarkable milestones. I've had the honor of capturing moments for public figures, politicians and celebrities, working with renowned organizations like 360 Chicago and the Chicago Bulls.

Awarded Best of Zola
Great experience couldn't ask for a better photographer! She did an amazing job capturing our wedding day and a blast to work with. Was professional, adaptable and punctual. Received photos quickly.
Chris, 10 months ago
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Mary Rose Photography

5.0

Geneva, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $5,200

I have been a wedding photographer for over 6 years now, but I'm still excited about every wedding I shoot. Every day is different, and I love the excitement and the genuine relationships that I get to capture between the couple, their parents, their siblings, and their best friends. My goal is to help each couple have the best possible day, while capturing their memories in the most flattering and memorable way.

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Mary Rose was a wonderful photographer! She captured our wedding perfectly and was very creative and scoped out some really cool spots to take photos (we had a destination wedding in NC and she had never been before). Everyone always comments on what amazing photos we have from our wedding. And since then we’ve used her for maternity shots and newborn sessions and anything else we want pictures for! You will always be thankful you used her to capture your most special days!
Tyler and C., 4 years ago
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Mackenzie Maeder // Photo + Video

5.0

Villa Park, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $3,000

Hello! I am Mackenzie. I have been a photographer for over 10 years now and have loved every single second to of it. I live in Villa Park but shoot all over the Chicagoland area and have travelled all over the country for weddings and events! My husband is usually my second shooter and I feel so lucky I get to work with him. I am all about murder mystery novels, Harry Potter and Jurassic Park. I have tattoos and pink hair and love color which I think shows up pretty vibrant in my work!

We cannot say enough positive things about our photo experiences with Mackenzie! My fiancé and I booked her for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. Mackenzie goes above and beyond with planning, personalization, and communication to make your experience easy, fun, and memorable. Not to mention, her photos are INCREDIBLE! We love her style because she captures the sweet details and all the in-the-moment action that makes wonderful photos and special memories. Her photos aren't forced and she is always down to try and suggest fun and new ideas (we highly recommend smoke bombs for your photos-- game changer!). Mackenzie is simply amazing and passionate about what she does. We will definitely be booking her in the future for all our photo needs.
Nicole + B., 3 years ago
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Riddle Road Photography

5.0

Geneva, IL
  • Editorial style
  • Starts at $6,400

With 12 years of experience, Julie Riddle masterfully blends the timeless art of classic 35mm film with the precision of digital photography. Specializing in photojournalistic photography, she captures candid, emotional moments that tell a compelling wedding day story. Her expertise ensures a perfect balance between the nostalgic charm of film and the modern clarity of digital images. Julie’s work is characterized by natural, spontaneous shots that beautifully document the genuine essence of each couple's special day.

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Julie from Riddle Road Photography became a lifelong friend through photographing our wedding. She is amazing and willing to hike into a state park for beautiful photos (sorry Julie!) Everything she does captures the true couple versus a completely staged moment. I loved every photo she sent to us.
Lacey and B., 7 months ago
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Synergy Studios

5.0

Newark, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $595

We have been shooting weddings for over 15 years and our main focus , besides the portraits , is the emotion !!! That is , to us , 1 of the most important images to have forever! That beautiful emotion , locked in time ! Portrait photography is is something we have been doing for 20 years , editing models also . Our photographer's work has been in print on many occasions and we are proud of them! We love to make your wedding day a positive, peaceful, no worry day for you !

The people at Synergy Studios, were amazing, They went above and beyond to make our wonderful day that much more magical, the pictures were more than we could have dreamed and they were so friendly and so easy to work with, I dare say the best in the business, I am recommending them to anyone and everyone who needs a photographer, you will not be disappointed, their professionalism and eye for details was incredible. If your looking for a photographer for your wedding definitely book these guys!!!!
Jacob, a year ago
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Jill Tiongco Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $5,000

Hi there! I’m the Jill in JTP. I started this company back in 2010 and have since expanded the team to include other amazing creatives. Working with people, telling stories, and documenting moments are the things I'm most passionate about in my work. Outside of photography – I love to travel and try anything new. I'm at peace in the mountains, or anywhere with a breeze on my face. But I also love sitting on the couch sandwiched between my husband, dog, and two cats.

ALL THE STARS AND MORE!! Jill is honestly THE BEST. We used Jill for our engagement photos and our wedding, both in Chicago. From beginning to end, Jill's professionalism, attention to detail, overall passion behind the lens, and ambition to provide quality photos to clients was prevalent. With so many locations for shoots in Chicago, Jill helped us talk through options, and provided examples and ideas that really helped us game plan for our big days. She made sure she was informed on our preferences, and that expectations are clear for all parties. During the shots themselves, Jill took the lead and helped instruct throughout, which was extremely helpful for two non-photogenic individuals. I loved seeing Jill's creativity shine through when after grabbing some initial photos, she'd jump in with an idea or a new angle or shot she wanted to try...those were some of the most unique! On our wedding day, it was well over 100 degrees and Jill never complained once or deviated from making sure we were comfortable with the game plan, throwing in other options for locations and timing in case we felt we could no longer take the heat, and even made an on the fly suggestion for an alternative location when our planned one was unexpectedly closed that day--because she knew the look/scenery we were going for, we ended up with amazing shots that are now some of our favorite. Jill's style (photo-journalistic/romantic/candid/timeless), coupled with her technical photography skills, are reasons we decided on Jill and her team, and we could not be happier with the results. We of course captured some of the formal family shots as expected, but our favorite pictures are the ones capturing the raw emotions of the day...each time we look through them, we laugh and cry all over again because you really can look at them remembering and feeling the exact moments...and to us, that is the BEST AND MOST MEANINGFUL thing you can hope for in photographs (I wish I could put that last sentence in BOLD). As if all prior traits weren't painting an amazing enough picture, throw in the fact that Jill is very people oriented, always dressed with a huge smile on her face...you can't help but want to be in her presence! She knows how to run her business and the steps and decisions that need to be made to continuously deliver quality and timely results. I can't recommend Jill and her team enough!! Thanks JT Photo!!
Ashley + N., 4 years ago
Kelsey Combe Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $4,000

I live with my husband Clayton, our two little kids, & our sweet little puppy, Xander. I love coffee, seltzer, attempting to learn to play the guitar, & wine. Mainly, I live & breathe weddings. I adore the challenge & joy of shooting your wedding day- capturing every little moment of your day is my very own marathon and I absolutely live for it. So much so that if you want to share every wedding detail with me, prior to the big day, I'm all for it!

We can’t recommend Kelsey enough!! She was amazing to work with leading up to our wedding and the day of. Kelsey was very responsive, super helpful in creating the timeline for the day, giving us ideas on best shoot locations for the wedding day, and helping everything run smoothly and on time the day of the wedding. Also, her pictures speak for themselves, they are incredible. They really told the story of our wedding day so genuinely and beautifully. She captured my husband and I (who are not the most natural subjects) so authentically and artistically. She also really helped the day move along timely, especially with all of our bridal party and family members. Our priest was also a tad difficult about where Kelsey could stand in the church to take pictures during the ceremony, and she still captured the ceremony in full and beautifully. We also had her create an album for us and our parents after the wedding and they all turned out stunning! Would highly recommend her for your wedding, she is the best!!
Ali & M., 3 years ago
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Two Birds Photography

5.0

Westmont, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $3,000

My name is Jake Moreland and I am the owner of Two Birds Photography. I am the proud father to three awesome sons, Graysen, Bear and Milo - who I fondly refer to as my unpaid interns. I also have a three-legged dog, a blind cat, and another insane cat who is usually underfoot. I enjoy hiking, camping, painting, black and white film photography, and I collect vinyl records.

Jake captured our wedding day beautifully. He was very easy to work with and took one stress off our plate as we were planning. During the day of, Jake blended into the scene and was not intrusive to the day itself. He made sure that we got every shot that we had asked for. He also called us aside for some photos during the reception at golden hour, which was a special time to escape for a few minutes. Jake delivered the photos within the promised timeframe. And we were delighted with the results. My 2 older siblings have both used Jake as their wedding photographer, and I'm glad I followed in their footsteps! Overall, great quality, kind human, and good value.
Jacqueline B., a year ago
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Shannon VanDyke Photography

5.0

Hanover Park, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $1,000

Hey there! I'm a Graphic Designer from 9-5 and a photographer the rest of the time. I've always been a creative at heart and I'm blessed to have two jobs that I absolutely adore! I truly love connecting with all of my couples and creating those special memories. Capturing the love between two souls is truly my calling in life. From engagement session to wedding day, I am here for you! I want to I want to be "THE ONE" to tell your beautiful love story!

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Shannon and her team were wonderful to work with. We collaborated on the day of timeline to ensure the couples needs were met and the day flowed smoothly!
Magnificent M.Iles Events, 9 months ago
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Hadassah B. Photograhy

5.0

Sugar Grove, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $4,600

I’ll start off by saying, I’m not nearly as intimidating as my name. In winter of 2017, I married my best friend & now we live in a sweet little suburb just an hour outside of Chicago enjoying the views & peacefulness of living a bit more rural. Our fuzzy puppies Willow & Watson, (Wheaten Terriers who think they're human) love it too! 13 years of wedding experience has prepared me to capture your most cherished moments and turn them into heirlooms. I look forward to learning more about you & your love.

Awarded Best of Zola
Hadassah was so easy to work with - she was organized, flexible with our schedules, and open to our ideas. We had a non-traditional wedding, but Hadassah was game for anything! Hadassah's warm personality made it easy for us to relax and feel comfortable posing for photos. She listened to things that were important to us and was able to provide suggestions for photo ideas. Hadassah captured the fun and candid moments of all our guests and paid attention to all the details. She was patient and provided a calming presence during the whole event. We're so thankful that we got to work with Hadassah and look forward to working with her in the future.
Stefany and S., 4 years ago
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Green Karma Event Services

5.0

Lisle, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $350

Welcome to Green Karma Event Services! We specialize in family fun and live entertainment, offering wedding officiants, photographers, videographers, DJs, photo booth services, and more. Committed to responsibility, we ensure our workers receive a sustainable living wage, guaranteeing premium service tailored to your event. Our dedicated employees prioritize your event's success, providing peace of mind in uncertain times with our reliable DJ network.

Angel is an absolute gem! I can’t even express how pleased I am with every aspect of Angel’s Officiant service! He far surpassed my expectations in every way, delivering a perfectly customized bilingual ceremony and executing it flawlessly! Angel was warm, funny, professional and prompt. We loved working with Angel and would absolutely recommend him to any couple in need.
Karina, 2 months ago
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Joy Lyn Photography

5.0

Yorkville, IL
  • Editorial style
  • Starts at $4,500

Love! Flowers! Cute couples! Cake! The very reason I love photographing weddings is the beautiful moments between two people committing to each other. All of the other details are just the icing on the cake.

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I have had the pleasure of working together with Joy on many occasions. I am a wedding florist and I have to say that she is one of my most favorite photographers to work with! She always has a bright smile on her face and she is so fun to work with. I have witnessed first hand how much her couples and their friends and family enjoy having Joy take their photos! You can see their enjoyment in her photos because Joy captures all of the love and emotion from their big day! I have also been lucky enough to be in front of Joy's camera for a family photo shoot and head shots. Joy made me feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera and I absolutely love those photos and I will always cherish them! I recently had the privilege of working together with Joy to plan and organize a styled photo shoot. She was flexible and open to ideas and she also brought such amazing ideas, along with creative vision and an impeccable sense of style to the table! I recommend Joy to as many of my clients as I can. I get so excited when I learn that we will be working on a wedding together! Not only because I enjoy working with her so much and my clients love working with her too, but also because she is very generous and shares her images of my floral designs with me. It is so important for a florist to have beautiful, professional photos for their portfolio and I know that the photos that receive from Joy will be gorgeous photos that are light filled, romantic and classic! Thank you Joy!
Marla, 3 years ago
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two-2-tango

5.0

Elgin, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $1,350

Having worked with over 400 couples while sharing their unique and special day, I’ve stepped up to the challenge of capturing a couple’s personal style and touch. This is what keeps me so inspired year after year. Weddings and Engagements combine everything I enjoy about being a photographer with a photo-journalist’s background; there’s the history of the moment, the bride and groom are the “celebrities” of the day with the bridal party their “entourage”, the D.J. creates the concert, and the guests are the crowd!

Louie took pictures at our wedding two weeks ago, waiting on the viewing, and he was awesome to work with! Louie walked us through all the posing and we were at ease with him. Louie was a lot of fun and professional at the same time. Louie took photos when family or friends asked and went above and beyond! We would highly recommend him!!
Karin M., 6 months ago
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Cling & Peck

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style

We’re Cling & Peck, a trio of humans who are hooked on creating photos and videos that are going to last decades and generations. These photos and videos aren’t for mass consumption; they’re going to be loved by different handfuls of humans for years to to come. We love that.

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We loved Cling and Peck! Dan was easy to communicate with, and his work is beautiful! We started running behind a bit on the day of and he made sure we still got the shots we asked for etc. and kept us on track. I couldn’t recommend a better photographer.
Amy K., 2 years ago
Kayla Brooke Photography

5.0

Warrenville, IL
  • Photojournalistic style

Hey future brides and grooms! I truly love weddings. I love the insane amount of beautiful in-between moments that inevitably happen and I get to capture in a stealthy way that makes me feel like a spy, but also the moments that I get to help create! Posing in a way that creates movement and memories and doesn't just end up being a part of your to-do list but a favorite part of the day! I adore laughs between kisses, the golden glow at sunset, a bride twirling or frolicking (bonus if there's a forest!) and forehead kisses. I love when you're willing to laugh, have fun, and be completely swept up in what is a beautiful but incredibly fast day!

Kayla Brook Photography is absolutely AMAZING! Her professionalism and personality make her so easy to work with. She really knows how to make her clients feel comfortable in front of the camera & captures their beauty effortlessly. Kayla is extremely quick to respond to emails & is highly organized! Her photos always turn out PERFECT & she really knows how to capture emotion. I have received so many compliments on photos that Kayla took! I can't recommend Kayla enough!
Michelle, 3 years ago
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Awestrucken Photography

5.0

Villa Park, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $2,199

AwestrucKen Photography focuses on ensuring great moments in time are caught. As much as we are tech/gear heads with regards to equipment, we also know that the greatest piece of equipment any photographer can have is his/her brain. We pride ourselves on using our brains and our gear to not just take pictures, but to tell stories. While pictures, as Dorothea Lange says, “take an instant out of time; altering life by holding it still”, it’s also important that each instant of time is part of a person or event’s story.

Ken was great from start to finish and was extremely receptive to what we were looking for in terms of a vendor we can jam with and will also be able to work well with our other vendors - it was very important ALL our vendors were people we could consider people we'd call our friends and Ken is just that! Fun, charming, charismatic and creative - you need that in a photographer! We will continue recommending him to our friends and family for years to come 3
The Rydells 1., a year ago
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Susan Ryan Photography

5.0

Geneva, IL
  • Photojournalistic style

SUSAN RYAN has established herself as one of Chicagoland’s top photojournalists in wedding and portrait photography. Noted for her artistry and poetic vision, she is celebrated for skillfully capturing storytelling moments while her subjects may not even be aware of the camera’s presence.

Susan is an amazing photographed. I used her for our wedding after finding out about her from my sister! She is very responsive and listens for you input! She created an awesome timeline for us on our wedding day! I highly recommend Susan for your photography needs!
Nick B and A., 7 months ago
Jason Verdin Photography

5.0

Naperville, IL
  • Editorial style
  • Starts at $4,500

I’m a high school English teacher, so all of that time I spend wrangling teenagers and getting them to do work helps me out when I’m directing your wedding party for photos. I love being a teacher, and I love the flexibility it gives me to pursue another passion of mine: photography.

We are so happy we went with Jason! Our wedding pictures were perfect, even better than we could have asked for! He was so helpful day of! Easy to communicate with the entire time!
Kelly W., 2 years ago
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Xcitephoto&Films

5.0

Naperville, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $1,199

If you made it to this page, you can see through my work that I love telling the story of your day by capturing the emotions and moments you can't afford to miss. ​ I come from a large Italian family with many of us extended into the arts or passionate about cooking and singing. I picked up my first camera in high school and immediately I was hooked. Today, I have over a decade in the industry, multiple commendations, and have held the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award and The Knot Best of Weddings Award 7 years in a row and counting. ​

From the start, Andrew and his team were amazing! Between planning the engagement photo shoot and the wedding day he was spot on! He had awesome ideas for a couple who doesn’t think they are photogenic. Our pictures came out beautiful and had such a quick turnaround time, we recommend Xcitephoto to the moon and back!
Melissa T., a year ago
Being Joy Photography

5.0

Carol Stream, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $3,799

For as long as I can remember I have always been around a camera. Growing up, my Mom was a big documenter of life freezing childhood moments in prints and recording videos. For my ninth birthday I received my first camera. GAME CHANGER. Boy was it fun to step on the other side of the camera. I was unstoppable, never letting my camera leave my side. From then on I cannot remember I time I hadn't owned a camera... or two... or three! Giving other the gift of memories is what brings me the most joy in life. To know that they will have moments they loved shared and reminisced for generations to come. That is everything.

Joy has been absolutely wonderful to work with in all capacities. She puts a lot of effort into getting to know her clients with personal touches that do not go unnoticed. Most photos taken of me (the bride) in normal life are of the marathon / running photo variety, so I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel with more posed couple photos. Joy made everything feel so natural and easy between both the engagement shoot and the wedding day. Joy is extremely organized and is fantastic with time management - her template for the timeline worked so well for further planning. When the ceremony ran over, she got us back on target and moving out of the church while getting all the photos we had requested. She has such great vision for small details and how things will photograph - I often said “I trust your vision!” and the photos turned out so stunning! I especially wanted to remember the day in color, and Joy absolutely delivered on that (and quickly, too - the sneak peeks came back the next day!). She truly captured the magic of a fairytale day, and I am thankful to her and her team for their hard work. Joy is an invaluable asset to have on your wedding day, and you truly will not regret booking with her.
Natalie B., 4 days ago
Ev Photography Chicago

5.0

Naperville, IL

    I (Karin) remember how I felt planning my wedding. Things I had never thought about before suddenly became the most important things to me. I researched like crazy and made inspiration pages in my wedding binder (before the days of Pinterest) so I had a clear idea of what I wanted. Above all I knew I wanted the most BEAUTIFUL photos that represented us. And even though we did all this work to find a great photographer, we were so disappointed with our photos. Now, I realized what mistakes I made and what I wish somebody would have shared with me when I was choosing a photographer.

    We booked EV Photography for our August wedding and we loved our experience. Leading up to the wedding, EV Photography was very responsive and communicative. The engagement photos look wonderful and we can’t wait to see our wedding photos. On the wedding day, Karin kept us on track and on time, going through our shot list. Our bridal party and guests commented on both Karin and Matt’s fantastic personalities so that was awesome too! Thank you so much!
    Caroline R & S., 10 months ago
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    Composed and Exposed Photography

    5.0

    South Elgin, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $2,900

    My name is Becka! I am extremely passionate about photography and I love what I do! I work with my husband, Daniel, who offers videography. We are obsessed with our two cats, Josie and Daphne. We love going to concerts, hiking, and checking out new movies!

    Highly talented and always an A+ experience working together.
    Rev. Victoria Burnett, 2 years ago
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    Marc & Mindy

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $5,400

    We believe that you should live authentically, explore endlessly, celebrate your traditions, and laugh at the joyful and beautiful moments found in life. We are passionate about capturing the love, excitement, and treasured moments found on your journey to marrying your best friend.

    Marc and Mindy are just an absolute gem of a duo. Our wedding date was on 06.03.23. They shot both engagement and wedding day. We have been connected with them through families and friend's weddings they've done. When it came to our day, there was no doubt who we were going to reach out to. Marc and Mindy have such a special way of making a bride and groom feel so well thought of. Not only are their portraits STUNNING, they make the experience so stress-free. Mindy comes in with a ton of experience in posing...something we know 0 things about. They were so mindful of schedule and specific shots we wanted. It was such a collaborative effort in addition to their expertise. They make sure to ask alll the good questions, including getting to know you, which we found to be such a genuine touch. Don't sleep on booking them for your wedding. You seriously would not regret it. Wedding days and taking photos can be so overwhelming. You want someone like Marc and Mindy on that day--folks who will take care of you, keep you calm, and keep you having fun! They certainly know how to bring your vision to life. We will cherish the gift they have given us for a lifetime. We do not give this recommendation lightly. We understand how important photos are...you want Marc and Mindy on your side.
    Ariana Romero, 4 months ago
    Janet Johnston Photography And Video

    5.0

    Aurora, IL
    • Starts at $2,495

    Award winning Janet Johnston Photography and Video is a full service, fully insured photography and editing studio. There is no outsourcing of your photography or editing production; all work, both shooting and editing, is completed by Janet Johnston with her 100% guarantee that you are delighted with your final product.

    One of the best decisions made for my wedding was hiring Janet Johnston as our photographer! She was so extremely helpful and responsive during the planning stages, and even more amazing day of - not only giving us an extra hour of her time, but moving things along smoothly, and going above and beyond to get the perfect shot. I was blown away by the quality and quantity of the final shots- receiving over 3500 photos. It's hard to choose which to print! I would absolutely hire Janet again in a heartbeat!
    Melissa S., 8 months ago
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    Candace Sims Photography
    Naperville, IL
    • Fine art style
    • Starts at $5,650

    Candace Sims is an Award-Winning Fine Art Wedding Photographer based in Chicago, IL. Candace strives to authentically capture refined & joyful celebrations throughout Chicago, Denver and destinations worldwide.

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    Alexandra Cantemir Photography
    Naperville, IL
    • Fine art style
    • Starts at $4,800

    I'm Alex, I'm a Naperville-based photographer with a genuine passion for natural light. On your wedding day, I want you to own who you are, make your day all about you and do things that make you happy. I will be there to capture all these in-between moments and real connections between people. My goal is to document your day just the way it is - honest and real. Whether it is an intimate garden ceremony or a great party with hundreds of your best mates - if you feel a connection with my work, shoot me a message and we'll talk.

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    Kimberly Nicole King Photography
    Lombard, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $1,800

    I am an independent photographer who loves photographing weddings! I started shooting weddings back in 2014 and its been a passion ever since. Every wedding is different and presents unique challenges that I love to take on. I like working with all different types of people and personalities and love to bring that out in my photos.

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    Laura Meyer Photography
    Villa Park, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $3,000

    I attended Columbia College in Chicago and have a BA in Photography. After graduation, I was asked by a friend if I would photograph her wedding and from that day forward I was hooked on the magic of wedding photography. It is an honor when a couple chooses LMP to capture those memories for them, as I understand that there are a lot of options out there. Over the years I have built such a great relationship with my couples, that many of them come back for portraits as they start their family.

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    Ashlee Cole LLC
    Naperville, IL
    • Editorial style

    Traveling wedding and portrait photographer based in Chicago and serving the world. From photographing in Tripoli, Greece to the fields of Oswego, IL, Ashlee has had the honor of photographing over three hundred weddings, events, engagements, and proposals in the last four years. Your enthusiastic expert from proposal to wedding day!

    Lindsey Taylor Photography
    Glen Ellyn, IL
    • Fine art style

    Hello, I'm Lindsey! I'm a wedding photographer based in Chicago and traveling anywhere that my camera takes me! Most days you’ll find me tucked away in the corner of a coffee shop working away on my laptop or binge-watching the newest Netflix craze with my husband, Bodie. As a bride-turned-wedding-photographer, I understand all of the work, anticipation, and excitement that goes into planning your wedding day. I love connecting with my couples on a personal level and becoming a friend along the way...hearing all about your dating years, your proposal story, and your plans for one of the most precious days of your life!

    Inspired Eye Photography
    Downers Grove, IL
    • Classic style
    • Starts at $3,000

    I’m a photographer with 6 years of professional experience capturing the moments that make life beautiful. You know the ones... the big belly laughs, adoring glances and genuine snuggles. I love to watch people interact and capture the authentically candid moments that happen throughout the session. With me, you will feel at ease as I gently direct you and make jokes to keep you smiling. I’ve done it all at weddings and will help your day run smoothly - ensuring you get the beautiful photos you’ve been dreaming of. You will love what you see when you open your photo set! It will be hard to believe all the moments that were captured!

    Missy Donovan Photography
    Geneva, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $2,800

    Hi, I'm Missy! I have a very large, blended family with 7 kids and 7 grandchildren. When we all get together, it’s l.o.u.d.! I’ve been in business for over 13 years and am based out of Geneva, but willing to travel. Some of my favorite things are: McDonald’s Cokes, Anthropologie, Kate Spade anything, a good Reisling, a great sense of humor, finding a great bargain, shopping, big hugs.

    Stephanie Maurie Photography
    Geneva, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $3,499

    Hi, I'm Stephanie, a thirty-something nature lover, light-chaser, travel-obsessed, doggie mommy of two. Self-appointed beach bum, yogi, musically inclined, clean-freak, and newlywed to the love of my life. :) I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago, and reside in beautiful downtown Geneva, IL. a magical town that inspires me every single day. Since 2008, I have been creating authentic, organic images full of life, light, movement, and natural expression. I love being able to capture every client's unique beauty, and the bond they share with their loved ones.

    Brigette Burgman Photography
    Saint Charles, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $3,700

    Hello! My name is Brigette and I am based out of the Chicago land area, but make it my mission to travel for photography as much as possible! I love the color purple, crazy hats, funk music, & all things outdoors! Traveling is my number one passion! I LOVE connecting with couples and getting to tell their love story authentically. I like to connect my subjects with nature and use natural lighting to create breathtaking images that emphasize my love for the natural beauty we find outside every day!

    Fariha Wajid Photography, LLC
    Wheaton, IL
    • Fine art style

    Hi, I’m Fariha! I’m a wedding and portrait photographer who specializes in South Asian weddings. My style of photography combines thoughtful composition, precise lighting, and your unique love story to capture timeless images. Most days you’ll find me playing with my two daughters, in my office editing photos while sipping a cup of hot chai, packing for a spontaneous road trip, or watching The Office for the hundredth time. A lot of my time is also spent behind the camera, the tool I use to tell love stories.

    Sam Donnell Photography
    Aurora, IL
    • Photojournalistic style

    Hi there! I'm a Chicagoland native and currently live in Aurora with my lovely wife Bridget. I first picked up my parent's camera when I was 12 and since then have never been without one. I love being creative behind the lens and making new friends along the way. I also love Oreos... One of the best things about this artform is being able to document the love people have for each other. To capture that moment in life whether it's a date to the fair or the big day.

    Jason Adrian Photography
    North Aurora, IL
    • Editorial style

    One thing I consistently strive to offer is giving a different perspective into a wedding day from start to finish. I tend to see my surroundings in a unique way which gives you those candid documentary moments paired with an editorial approach. Capturing a moment in a style that makes you feel like you are in that environment all over again sensing all of those emotions. Being very detail oriented gives me the opportunity to capture your day in such a way that you’ll feel like you didn’t miss a beat.

    McKaila Singer Photography
    Geneva, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $4,500

    Hi, I’m McKaila!! There is nothing i love more than capturing moments and emotions of one of the most special days of your life! You can be 100% confident that working with me means you’ll not only have beautiful and meaningful photos that help you relive your big day but you’ll also be gaining a hype girl who tells you how amazing you look, help you with your dress, hold your flowers and dance the night away with you! I’m passionate about capturing your moments and relationship for exactly what it was, not some cheesy stiff pose. So, if that sounds like something you value…. Let’s do this thing!

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    Eivan's Photo & Video

    4.9

    Chicago, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $1,149
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    We offer a personalized experience backed up by more than 33+ years in business delivering high quality, creative photography and video on time and within your wedding budget. We are experts in photojournalism, offering couples an unmatched level of value for their wedding photography and video services.

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Eivans provided amazing customer service, such a fun camera and video team, and overall a great experience for our wedding day! Definitely recommend!!!
    Ibrah M., 2 years ago
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    Albany Capture Film & Photography Studios

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $1,499
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    In every fleeting moment, a unique story unfolds. I'm Pedro, a photographer with a passion for capturing these unscripted memories. With 10+ years of experience, trained in both art and business, I blend photojournalism with studio artistry to preserve your cherished moments, especially in the whirlwind of weddings. Let's make sure no precious memory slips away – join me in creating a beautiful treasure trove of your special day

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Albany captures has a great eye for capturing candid moments and has a keen eye for detail. I love his photojournalistic approach capturing every single moment, like a wedding paparazzi. He makes his clients comfortable to work with and a great mentor to second shooters who are just starting out in this field. I would highly recommend Albany Captures to any couple!
    Kimberly Alifen , a month ago
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    PictureMeThisByLacie

    5.0

    Greencastle, IN
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $3,000
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Just like you, I have felt awkward in front of the camera. I’ve had photos taken of me that I didn’t like. When you go on a session with me, I will not only make you feel comfortable, but I will make sure you look good! I will give you prompts to keep you moving and laughing. I’m sorry but there are some angles, and poses that are not flattering for everyone. Like, please don’t take a photo of me from below! Hello double chin! What I’m saying is, I got you!

    Awarded Best of Zola
    From start to finish all I can say about Lacie is that she is phenomenal all around! Our engagement session was lots of fun with her, and it was nice to shoot some photos before the wedding and get to know her. She is easy, fun, creative, energetic, and made our wedding photos our dream come true. Her work is beautiful and elegant. I highly recommend her for any of your photography needs, you will be so thrilled you chose Lacie!
    Megan D., a year ago
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    IG PHOTO VIDEO INC.

    5.0

    Prospect Heights, IL
    • Classic style
    • Starts at $1,690
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    IGphotovideo offers photography packages and videography packages. You can customize individual packages or bundle a photography and videography package to meet all your needs. Our team capture all your special moments, venue, decor, guests, and more. They use quality equipment and are always prepared for anything. Their services include: — Delivery on USB flash drive in Customized Box and Google Drive — Unlimited number of photos taken and color corrected — Photobook 6*6 (20 pages) or 10*10 (30pages) — Post-production video about 60 – 120 minutes with full ceremony, speeches, first dance, cake cutting, etc... — 4 – 12 min highlight video

    Awarded Best of Zola
    My husband and I agreed one of the most important parts of our wedding would be the photos/videos as that would be our biggest reminders of everything that happened during the event. We're so glad we went with IG Photo Video - they were great at directing how to pose, where the best photos and lighting were. They were constantly taking pictures and our results are stunning; we couldn't be happier. They even used a drone outdoors for the video.
    Maral, 3 years ago
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    Latek Photography

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Editorial style
    • Starts at $3,600
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Hi! I’m Connie! First of all congrats!🍾 ✨Thank you for visiting my profile and considering me as your photographer! I am so excited for your big day! Here are some things you might wanna know! I’m not typical photog- I don’t just arrive on your day, leave after few hours, and deliver few months later! I’m there for all the moments leading to the big day! You can hit me up any time- we can brainstorm all the ideas, timelines, all the tiniest details! I am a fan of Pinterest vision boards, sending each other tons of messages and be open about EVERYTHING! This is your day! Let’s make it all about YOU!

    Awarded Best of Zola
    We had Connie do our spring elopement photoshoot and loved working with her. She was very professional! And super helpful. She even waited in line for us at city hall. She came prepared and made the whole photoshoot less stressful. My husband and I are pretty introverted and worried about being in front of the camera but Connie worked with us and it felt so natural. We got some amazing shots. And I loved that it was super easy to get in touch with Connie. I definitely recommend her for your next wedding event!
    Betsania S., a year ago
    Once Like a Spark Wedding Co.

    4.8

    Atlanta, GA
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $1,845
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    More than a decade ago, two sisters - knew there had to be a better way to allow talented photographers and videographers to focus on what they do best -- create gorgeous art -- while providing couples with better support in the planning process. Together, they created an all-inclusive, stress-free environment where couples can choose from talented local photographers and videographers and work with a small team of planning experts equipped and eager to make everything a success. With the pressure gone, you can truly enjoy your big day. Relax and rest assured that all the emotional and moments will be documented with unmatched quality.

    Everything was absolutely perfect! Communication before the wedding was wonderful and my photographer and videographer went above and beyond to make the day even more special than it was. I have already recommended Once Like a Spark to my engaged friends and even those who aren't yet! I HIGHLY recommend their services. Thank you so much Once Like a Spark. I will remember this day forever and it will go down in history as the best day ever, with much help from you!
    Chadlee H., 8 months ago
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    Ivory Grove

    5.0

    Harrisonville, MO
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $1,600
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    We are a team of photographers, videographers, and event planners serving the state of Missouri! We specialize in capturing the genuine moments of authentic joy in each wedding we are a part of. Our priority is to treat every client the way we would like to be treated and to make this the easiest, most enjoyable part of your wedding. Nothing makes us happier than helping others create unforgettable memories, and we can't wait to do the same for you!

    Awarded Best of Zola
    I will be recommending Ivory Grove to all of my friends and family. I got my engagement photos done through them and they turned out beautiful so I trusted them with my wedding as well.. and they absolutely killed it! I could not be happier with our photos. Also shout out to Ali our photographer, she captured every moment and went above and beyond for us. Amazing all around!
    Lindsey M., 9 months ago
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    Abigail Saalfrank Photography

    5.0

    Fort Wayne, IN
    • Classic style
    • Starts at $2,000
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    You are probably assuming my about me section will have a story about how I always wanted to be a photographer, I came out of the womb holding a camera, but that couldn’t be me. I stumbled into it, literally. I had no plans to become a wedding photographer. I was either going to follow my dad’s path and go to dental school, or become a social worker. But a freshman in college decided to shoot a few photos for fun, and now over eight years and almost 200 weddings later, I could not imagine myself doing anything else. This is my dream job!

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Angel and I could not have been more happy to have Abigail and Bailey as our photographers. We are not the type of people to take pictures but Abigail made us feel comfortable and natural when taking our engagement photos and wedding photos. On our wedding day they were right by our side, and it felt as if they were another one of our friends celebrating our love with us, capturing all the moments that we will look back on for the rest of our lives! If you need any photos ever, go to Abigail. I know that we found our photographer that we hope will last us a lifetime!
    Vaneza, 8 months ago
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    The Still Life Photography

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Classic style
    • Starts at $2,900
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Jay & Nicole Vega decided to pursue a career together in the art of Photography. Met & married in Chicago in 2013, two people set out on a business venture of a lifetime. While Nicole is the main photographer of the company, we have also expanded and hired reliable, talented photographers to work along side with us, while still maintaining a small business feel.

    Awarded Best of Zola
    We love when she is at our venue. So great & easy to work with.
    Warehouse 109, 5 months ago
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    King & Opal

    5.0

    Oak Park, IL
    • Editorial style
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    For the wild, in love. Chicago-based wedding + elopement + portrait photographers who've been toting cameras around for 20+ years. We ardently believe that photographs reveal how truly rich reality is. With a passion for creative experimentation, we use both analogue & digital processes while leveraging best-in-class cameras & equipment to create imagery that is timeless in character and emotion, without sacrificing modern capabilities and quality. Get in touch for pricing, or if you just want to connect more directly. Always happy to chat!

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Mariah captured amazing photos and provided phenomenal services for our wedding. She provided great communication and feedback, which was a huge stress relief for us while we were preparing for and organizing our wedding plans. On the day of our wedding she had amazing positive energy, providing emotional support and navigated the unexpected with grace and kindness. She did a wonderful job capturing the setting, and got great family, friends, ceremony and reception photos. We got our photos back faster than anticipated and could not have been happier with both the digital and hard copy qualities. I could not recommend her services more highly!
    Jon F., 4 years ago
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    TWA Photographic Artists

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $1,799
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    The best part about what we do are the stories we get to tell. The happily-ever-afters, the love-at-first-sights…it’s the truth in a moment and a look that says it all. As Chicago area wedding photographers for over twenty years now, we’ve seen and captured just about every incarnation of true love imaginable—and yet, no two stories have ever been the same. That’s why we approach your special day as a unique journey we take together. We walk you through every step, from engagement photos and perfectly capturing those forever wedding day moments, to expertly crafting your very first family heirloom…your wedding album!

    Awarded Best of Zola
    I hired TWA for my wedding back in June and they did a spectacular job not only photographing the wedding day, but also everything leading up to the big day. They set me up for a great day with the emails they sent regarding timeline, tips and tricks and must have photo recommendations. I built such a great connection with my photographer, she helped me with a shot list before the wedding and made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera (which I am not good at!). I know photographing a live event is never easy and stuff can get missed, but she was on top of it the entire day! I would highly recommend TWA for your big day!
    Amanda, a year ago
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    Developing Diamonds Photography LLC

    5.0

    Deforest, WI
    • Classic style
    • Starts at $2,000
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    My name is Elliot Stokes and I am a photographer located in the Madison, WI area, but I work all across Wisconsin and Illinois. I have been drawn to the camera since I was young, but becoming a father has really shown me the magic behind capturing the most candid and beautiful moments of our lives. I started my journey into professional photography officially in the summer of 2019 and received my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with honors in Digital Photography in the spring of 2022. I absolutely love what I do and look forward to every new experience and opportunity this journey takes me on!

    Wow! Where do I start! Elliot and his business are a no brainer to hire for your event. My husband and I booked them for our wedding and it was the best decision we could have made. We hired a photographer, Raymond, and eventually (late in the game) that we also would like a videographer. Elliot didn't skip a beat and was able to secure one for us! Raymond and Tony captured some of the most incredible and special moments of our wedding! Elliot edited over 3,000 pictures for us and we love every single one. Elliot was so quick with responses and just an absolute pleasure to work with. Raymond and Tony put us completely at ease and got us completely comfortable in front of the camera. If you are looking for an incredible business to capture your special event, BOOK THIS BUSINESS!! I can't say it enough. Thank you again to Elliot, Raymond, and Tony!
    Marisa V., 5 months ago
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    Amative Creative

    4.9

    Lynchburg, VA
    • Fine art style
    • Starts at $4,800
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Hello there! I'm Andrea, owner of Amative Creative, and every weekend we're so blessed to be able to tell the love stories of so many amazing couples. Like many others in this industry might say, we simply adore weddings. But what makes us a little different is our entire brand is centered around telling love stories specifically curated to reflect your vision and aesthetic. "Amative" means to be prone to love, so as you can see, we want nothing more than to tell your love story! But what makes us truly unique is that we understand every love story looks different. And we personalize every aspect of how we document your wedding day!

    Awarded Best of Zola
    If you are in need of an amazing photography and videography team, look no further than Amative Creative! Andrea and her colleagues are great to work with. This company provides skilled professionals in their field and you will receive a wonderful product in the photos and/or video delivered for your wedding or event. The communication is solid and the team is a lot of fun to have around while maintaining the decorum needed. We have worked quite a few events with Amative Creative and look forward to our clients hiring them for more! We know they will be in good hands.
    Alicia, 3 years ago
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    Oury Memories

    5.0

    Reston, VA
    • Fine art style
    • Starts at $1,200
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    I have been a photographer for 8 years. Throughout my time as a photographer I’ve captured clothing, models, and memories. I shifted from corporate shootings to families and weddings because it gave me this warm fuzzy feeling when I edited my couples and families photos. Don’t be afraid to reach out to me and ask about my photography style, my editing style, or my favorite restaurant! I highly recommend scheduling a free consulting session!

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Grace helped put our vision together and helped us organize
    Taylor R., a month ago
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    Ashley Cynthia Photography

    5.0

    Phoenix, AZ
    • Classic style
    • Starts at $2,800
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    HEY! I'M ASHLEY! Aka, Your Professional third wheel! I am so happy you dropped by! I am a uber bubbly, warm hearted, person who loves to order 3 drinks at Dutch Bros and say its for other people but really its just for me. When I am not spending my lifes savings at Dutch Bros, I am professionally following peeps in love and photographing their stories. I am a lover of true crime and murder podcasts! (But I mean who isnt! I just cant help it!) FUN FACT: I speak switzerdütsch, aka a German slang. My mom is originally from Switzerland and my dad from Jamaica, so you know I am always hungry for adventures (and new places to binge eat at).

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Ashley and her team were phenomenal to work with. She was very responsive, professional and made us feel SO comfortable on our day. I recommended her work to all my friends for their wedding in 2025 and I hope to see her again!
    Shirbrina, a month ago
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    Ledd Lens LLC, Photo and Film

    5.0

    Miami, FL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $849
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    We are traveling wedding photographer and videographer. For 2024, we have 70+ weddings booked in 21 different states. Our shooting style is photojournalistic, natural, CINEMATIC to traditional. Our editing and style depends. Very easygoing and flexible depending on the client's preference. Our team is dedicated in delivering memories.

    These are so lovely, we love them so much and that you captured all the moments. We didn’t regret having you. Thank you so much!
    Opeyemi and G., a month ago
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    Lux Everlasting

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $2,000
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    My love for photography truly took hold when I photographed my first wedding in 2007. I’ve always been an artist; but that day, proudly working with a camera that my mom gifted me, I fell in love with everything about weddings.

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    Absolutely 10/10 working with Clayton for our wedding. The pictures are stunning. He really understood our style and captured the vibe of the day perfectly. If you are looking for a Chicagoland photographer, he’s your guy!
    Kate C., 7 months ago
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    Love Knot Photography

    5.0

    San Francisco, CA
    • Editorial style
    • Starts at $3,000
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Hi, I’m Isaac. In my world, light is everything. The cool ambient hues at dawn, hinting at what the day may bring. Golden sun rays catching particles through a tree as friends gathers to celebrate. A Cotton candy sunset peppered by patio string-lights as a DJ plays my favorite song. We all have timeless memories logged in our minds. For me, they are based in a language of light. As a wedding photographer, this deep connection to special lighting helps me produce dynamic visual stories of romance, personality and beauty.

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    A few things that stood out the most about Isaac were how responsive he was, how he was able to accommodate to our budget, and how he took pictures from angles and views that turned out great on the photos. As a couple with demanding careers, I much appreciated how quickly Isaac was with replying to emails. We had a pretty tight budget, and Isaac was able to offer us a package that landed pretty close to our budget and only had the items that we needed the most (mini engagement photoshoot for the website and wedding day). Our ask for him was to get some candid shots as we feel pretty awkward in front of the camera. I personally think that the wedding day pictures came out more naturally because of the setting being surrounded with friends and families, and Isaac and Sushen did a great job capturing the candid moments beautifully. Isaac even had an idea for me to pose by climbing up a wooden stair ladder for a shot that I honestly wasn't sure how it was going to turn out while doing it, but it ended up turning out beautiful and magazine-like. Isaac put together a behind the scenes video that also showed the reactions of guests to our photo place cards before we had entered the reception area, and this was lovely in that we got to see our guests' reactions that we weren't able to see. The only minor feedback would be that for the large group photo that was requested prior to the wedding (all 75 guests in one group picture after the ceremony) wish there had been more directions given to guests to follow (using the mic that I had offered for directions to be shared aloud) how to come together / move around in an organized and efficient way that would work for the pictures. But overall, it has been a great experience working with Isaac for these past several months and we are very happy with his work that captures the moments of our special day in a soft and hear-warming manner.
    Rafy and I., a year ago
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    Heather Christine Photo + Film

    4.9

    Charleston, WV
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $2,950
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Hiii! I'm Heather Schoolcraft - owner & CEO! I'm a small town gal from WV who LOVES traveling and pops of color. I've designed my entire company around creating authentic + magical love stories. I have an associate team specifically trained to go and take on more couples! The only thing that's different on your wedding day is you see a different face! On your wedding day, our goal is to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and to focus on the raw + real moments on your day. Don't settle for less because you have to. Let ME help you get the photos + video that you've always dreamed of.

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Heather is such an amazing and supportive photographer! I always feel like I’m such in good hands with her. She is very helpful in design options as well as focusing on making sure you’re comfortable. I highly suggest.
    Kayla , 9 months ago
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    Visil Photography

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $1,950
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Hey, I'm Victor Silas, the heart and soul behind Visil Photography. As the owner and lead photographer, I'm deeply passionate about creating and capturing love stories. It's not just about taking pictures; it's about freezing the unique moments that make your wedding day unforgettable. We create an atmosphere that makes couples comfortable in front of our camera. Our style is candid, photojournalistic, natural, and fun. At Visil Photography, we're here to be a part of your joy, creating a visual tale of your love that lasts a lifetime.

    Awarded Best of Zola
    We were on the fence about hiring a videographer however Victor and Henry made us so glad that we did! Victor had great communication before the wedding gathering all of the details needed so that they were prepared to capture our special moments on our big day! Henry was friendly and professional making sure to get all of the shots he needed. We were blown away by our wedding video and are so thankful we will have it to look back on. The day goes by so quickly it is hard to remember and hold on to all of the precious moments that happen throughout the day. Having this video will allow us to relive the most important day of our lives and we could not be more grateful!
    Shannon M., 8 months ago
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    JZ Studio Photography

    5.0

    Mundelein, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    JZ Studio Photography is a wedding and Portrait photography company based in Chicago, that services Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit and anywhere our couples may take us within US and Canada. At JZ Studio Photography, the team will create an amazing photographic experience for you on your wedding day, by capturing all of the most intimate and romantic moments through their camera lenses from beginning to end and compile the story for you.

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    Philip and his team were incredibly kind and do absolutely STUNNING work! He was very receptive to all of our requests, so easy to work with, and gave us one less thing to worry about on our wedding day. He captured every moment perfectly, and we ended up with so many photos that I only thought were possible on Pinterest.
    Krista B., 2 years ago
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    Hanna Lucille Photography

    5.0

    Indianapolis, IN
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Hi!! I'm Hanna Lucille, but you can just call me Hanna. I'm an Indiana wedding photographer who's ready to capture your wedding exactly as you remember it... and get down with you on the dance floor! I consider my style to be "documentary-ish' - carefree, imagery that portrays your story in an authentic way. My approach ensures you get those gorgeous instagrammable portraits AND the 'blink or you'll miss it' candids. (Alexa, play 'Best of Both Worlds by Hannah Montana)

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Hanna is the bomb! I was the videographer for a wedding we worked together and we genuinely had so much fun. She was so sweet and considerate with the couple and made their busy day feel so carefree while capturing all the moments big and small. Stunning photos, 100% recommend!!!
    Emma Jones, 7 months ago
    Kirst Photography

    5.0

    Colorado Springs, CO
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $2,495
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    What started as a method of documentation of my own life transformed into a love of capturing special moments for others. I specialize in portraits, pairs, weddings, and film. I am based out of the western Chicago suburbs and love to travel for photography and take on new creative challenges.

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    Kirst is great to work with. Professional but also fun and easy-going. She fits right in with your wedding group and has a great gauge on how much direction she needs to give throughout your day. Would hire her again in a heartbeat.
    Katie & D., a year ago
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    Audrey Simper Photography

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $2,800
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    GET TO KNOW ME: Empathetic, detail oriented, & interested in learning how I can best support you. Capturing your shine while encouraging a feeling of ease. Go to coffee order: Almond Milk Cafe Miel Personality types: ENFJ, Leo, Enneagram 7 Hobbies: Pottery, dancing, painting, reading books on human behavior, psychology, & metaphysics, collecting plants Family: I live with my tiny Chihuahua Theo in Chicago.

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Audrey is a wonderful photographer to work with. She's very well educated and she's also a lot of fun to be around. She's super helpful and I genuinely enjoy being around her. On top of all of that, her photos are amazing and she has great ideas.
    Megan Pryll Photography, a year ago
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    Bonie Weddings

    4.9

    Corona, CA
    • Classic style
    • Starts at $1,900
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Bonie Weddings is a wedding photography and videography company, dedicated to capturing those unscripted and genuine moments. From candid laughs and unplanned dance moves to even the cake mishaps (yes, it happens), We're there to preserve the authenticity and genuinely of your special day. Our team of professionals firmly believes that every couple should have the opportunity to capture the memories of their special day without breaking the bank.

    It's hard to put into words just how outstanding their work was! The team is incredibly hard-working, and the overall experience was truly the best.
    Olivia , 4 months ago
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    Alexandra Robyn Photo + Design

    5.0

    Lakeville, MN
    • Classic style
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Hi, there! I am Allie, an internationally published fine art photographer. What's unique to my craft is the focus on small details to tell the complete story of your love. From your candid laughs together to the way your grandmother's eyes well with tears when she sees you walk down the aisle - no detail is too small. We’ve had so many sweet couples from around the world trust us - from our own backyard in MN to the Coasts & even Internationally. I've had the honor of being nominated as the Top 3 Photographers in MN & the experience of photographing over 150 weddings. But each feels completely unique & gives me the joy of butterflies

    Allie did such a great job capturing our wedding! She was so helpful during the day and had the best personality to work with. I would recommend her over and over again!!
    Mackenzie, 3 months ago
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    Michelle Zapanta Photography

    5.0

    Lockport, IL
    • Fine art style
    • Starts at $4,800
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    What started out as a hobby, evolved into a great passion. With a camera on hand for every event, I spent my lunch money as a young kid developing films at the photo store. I became so fond of capturing as many organic moments as I can in photographs and fell in love with the idea of telling people's stories in images rather than words. I started venturing into professional photography right after my own wedding to my high school sweetheart, Erick, which was back in 2014. I LOVE everything wedding-related. My favorite to photographs are the wedding details, the bride and groom portraits and anything that will make me either cry or laugh!

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Michelle was definitely one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning! She is experienced, organized, professional, and truly went above and beyond what we imagined. Michelle had quick responses from the beginning to end, and she brings full energy to every conversation, photoshoot, and everything in between. She also captured my bridal shower and she was even so sweet to my friends and family members. Best of all, Michelle knew how to pose my husband and I to get the perfect shot and still made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She was also so helpful when we were trying to find other wedding vendors and gave us great recommendations! I’m so glad we chose Michelle for our big day!! Everything came out so beautifully!
    Rebecca, 2 years ago
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    Olker Wedding Photo

    5.0

    Brooklyn, NY
    • Editorial style
    • Starts at $4,000
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Heather has been shooting weddings for the past decade and is an award-winning photographer. Her work has been published in fashion-forward magazines and exhibited at Scope, Miami, FL, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, New Apostle Gallery, New York, NY, and other galleries. Olker Wedding Photo was featured on Zola as a preferred vendor and the business has earned “The Best of Weddings” award and the “Couple’s Choice” award. She is an expert in her field and holds a Master of Fine Art in Photography from the School of Visual Arts.

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    Heather gave us the best photography experience we've ever had, especially considering how camera shy my fiance and I generally are. She really took the time to get to know the two of us as a couple through zoom calls and was always very understanding and enthusiastic. Not only were her people skills great, but her level of professionalism and quality of photos really showed. She presented us with dozens of amazing shots and provided suggestions that helped us pose within our comfort zones when we were taking photos. We never felt rushed and you could feel the love and hard work she puts into her creations. Definitely recommend working with her to anyone looking for someone down to earth, and delivers high quality work :)
    MC, 2 years ago
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    Jessica Yahn Photography

    5.0

    Springfield, MO
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $3,000
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and I am so happy that you are considering including us to be a part of it. I commit to a limited number of Weddings per year to ensure that your day remains a priority. Photography is all about connection and your photographer will be one of the biggest and longest-lasting connections you’ll share with any of your wedding vendors. I strive to create beautiful portraits, but also a lasting relationship with my couples. When you book with us, you are not just a client, you become part of the JYP family! I am honored to have the opportunity to laugh…to cry…to share your love story.

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    Jessica is so sweet, professional, and talented! So thankful we trusted her and Sean to do our wedding photos/videos! She even helped us dig for audio footage months after our wedding was over!
    KM, 5 months ago
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    Chelcie Lou Photography

    5.0

    Sterling Heights, MI
    • Starts at $5,000
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Voted Best Detroit Wedding Photographer by Channel 4 News Detroit 2023. Metro Detroit Photographer. Based in southeast Michigan, but I'll meet you anywhere. Specializing in Weddings near and far, Engagement Portraits, Lifestyle Portraits, Newborn Portraits, Branding and more.

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Chelcie is truly the best photographer I have ever worked with. Everything you expect from a photographer on your wedding day and SOOOO much more. She went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect. I received the preview and our photos are so gorgeous, we can't wait to see all of them. She is professional and so good at what she does, we didn't even realize she was photographing us. She was fun and genuinely cares about the job she does. Her photos are top notch and she captured so many good shots. It is very apparent that she loves what she does, because the photos are remarkable! She has our business as long as she a photographer! There's no reason to look further when you have the absolute BEST!
    Schultz W., 6 months ago
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    Gmartel Photography

    5.0

    Madison, WI
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Hey, Im Grant. I'm a Madison, WI based wedding photographer who specializes in a documentary approach using both film and digital photography. If you want your wedding gallery to be uniquely yours (vs a Pinterest shotlist), then I'm your guy.

    Choosing the right photographer was one of the more important decisions for our wedding, and we dedicated considerable time to making the right choice. Looking back after our wedding, I can say that we made the best decision. Working with Grant was truly a fantastic experience. From the moment we connected, he seamlessly guided us through the entire process, making us feel at ease and ensuring our day was beautifully captured. He made the day a breeze, capturing every special moment while making us feel totally relaxed. His ability to blend into the day effortlessly while capturing important moments was impressive. Some of the most cherished shots were taken without us even realizing he was there, yet each picture vividly brings back the emotions we felt at that moment. His documentary style? It's our jam! No stiff poses- just real, authentic shots that tell our story. Also, his skill in film photography added an incredible depth to the images, preserving the essence of our day in timeless frames. I also want to point out how easy communication was/is with him. Grant is lightning-fast with responses! So friendly and approachable too. When so many details of a wedding can be stressful, it was SO nice knowing we didn’t have to worry at all about our photography. If you're after a wedding photographer, Grant has the skills, the vibe, and the passion. Highly recommend!
    Maria, 5 months ago
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    Andrew Merz

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $3,000
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    I like to take a journalistic approach to my wedding photography, letting the day flow naturally, all while capturing every wonderful moment for the couple as non-obtrusive as possible. My goal is to make your big day as stress free & fun as possible while capturing memories to last a life time!

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    We had a very small wedding ceremony due to COVID and we hired Andrew to capture the entire day for us. This included shots of us getting ready, a photo shoot of both of us before the ceremony, the ceremony itself and a small dinner afterwards. We could not have been happier with Andrew's professionalism and his ability to put us at ease. He let us make suggestions and offered his own ideas of shots to take and was able to take charge and slip into the background easily. During the dinner afterwards, we asked him to sit down and join us and he fit right in with our party! We were very happy with the quality and variety of the photos and would absolutely recommend him to all of our friends!
    Chris H., 2 years ago
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    Sarah Nader Photography

    5.0

    Chicago, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $4,400
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    I'm an award winning wedding photojournalist from Chicago, Illinois. I was raised in the Chicago suburbs but now call Lincoln Square home with my husband and our two Golden Retrievers, Missy and Felony. When the dogs aren't keeping me busy I love traveling all over the world, cooking amazing meals, jumping on my Peloton and eating Thai food while binging Netflix.

    Awarded Best of Zola
    If you’re looking for a professional, personable, talented wedding photographer, look no further than Sarah Nader! We worked with Sarah for both our engagement shoot and our wedding day, and we could not be more pleased. We will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives! Sarah delivered on everything we asked for, and more. She was both patient and helped us stay on track with our bridal and family photos on our wedding day. She made us feel so comfortable and documented our day beautifully. Sarah hustles to get the shot and offers some direction while allowing lovely, natural moments to unfold organically. She suggested we do a night champagne shot and we’re so glad we did! We enthusiastically recommend Sarah Nader for your wedding photography needs!
    Hannah A., a year ago
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    Piero Pierrot Photography

    5.0

    Wheeling, IL
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $1,600
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Hi, I’m Piero, lead and wedding photographer, it has been amazing meeting so many couples, with so many stories to tell. I adapt to my couple's wishes so they get their own experience. I don't have a unique photo style, I try to use them all to tell every story, and that helps me capture so many beautiful moments. I capture candid moments as well as helping the couple with their favorite portrait ones. I've been doing weddings all over Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

    Awarded Best of Zola
    Great photographer! Extremely professional with exceptional skills. Highly recommend!
    Ivan Glos, 2 years ago
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    Whimsical Roots Photography

    5.0

    Hartford, WI
    • Photojournalistic style
    • Starts at $3,500
    • Serves Batavia, IL

    Over 200 times since 2013, I’ve hopped out of bed in the morning with butterflies in my stomach & stars in my eyes as I’ve loaded up my camera bag & headed out the door to capture a beautiful wedding day. I help sophisticated couples like you celebrate this iconic chapter in your journey by creating sincere images that look & feel true to life, & true to you. Your love story is anything but ordinary, & you can trust that I will celebrate your connection with creativity & poise, in its own, unrivaled way.  Depend on me to ensure a relaxed & joyful experience that will transform the fleeting moments of your wedding day into treasured heirlooms.

    We first worked with Andrea for our engagement/wedding photos in 2017. We picked her for her fun and uplifting energy but we were so happy with the photos that we have continued to work with her for multiple family lifestyles sessions over the years. She makes you feel so comfortable behind the camera and you can see that come through in the pictures. We love her style of work and even more so her personality! You won’t be disappointed!
    Ashley A., 4 months ago