Wedding Photographers in Evanston, IL

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teri b photography

5.0

Springfield, IL
  • Fine art style
  • Starts at $4,000
  • Serves Evanston, IL

Hi, I’m Teri! I’m a Chicago based Wedding Photographer. I approach my photography as an artistic craft. I strive to create images that are emotional and striking. My life’s work is photographing people’s most joyous moments—preserving feelings and details that may otherwise be lost. I am obsessed with creating playful compositions, capturing fleeting moments that make the most treasured memories come alive again. The couples I work with place immense trust in me and it is my honor to create art for them.

Teri was amazing, she got amazing posed and candid photos of our day and the turn around time for our pictures was very quick! She was as even able to work with the poor weather we had to get beautiful fog filled pictures and take advantage of the blue cast at sunset! Would highly recommend her to any and everyone!
Melanie M., 4 months ago
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Jana Blue Photography (Photo + Film)

5.0

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

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.

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Cannot say enough good things about Jana! She’s so fun and professional to work with and makes planning a breeze. Jana is Creative, artistic, and very detail oriented And she will capture Every detail for the bride and groom to remember forever!
Nadya, 3 years ago
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Kate Scott Photography

5.0

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

My name is Kate Scott Daly, and I can't wait to meet you! I'm a Chicago native and have been a professional photographer for nearly a decade. I am obsessed with capturing the perfect moment that will make you gasp and say "Oh my god, this is amazing!" Being a queer woman, it is so important to me that you feel safe, loved, and beautiful every step of the way. If you're looking for someone you can relax with and just be yourself, you've found me! Let's face it: it can be awkward being in front of a camera. Even I feel nervous sometimes! I understand that anxiety and will do everything I can to make you feel fabulous!

Kate was an absolute dream to work with! She brought the energy and fun we were looking for! It was really important to us as a queer couple to have a photographer who understood this and could make everyone feel comfortable. Kate went above and beyond to ensure she could best support us. From the very first phone call I was excited to work with Kate and didn't even talk to any other photographers! I loved Kate's work online and knew she would be great to work with! Kate was fun, energetic, creative and thoughtful in her work! The pictures turned out wonderful! Kate helped us make memories that I will cherish forever!
Tiffany F., a year ago
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Roman Lorek Photography

5.0

Oak Lawn, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $2,000

I am a bilingual (Polish, English) Chicago based wedding photographer who enjoys traveling and music. I like to take a documentary approach to photography. Keeping posing to a minimum and capturing natural moments of your big day. I am a perfect photographer for a couple that believes the natural moments mean more than posed photographs.

I had the privilege of working with Roman at a wedding a few years ago. I was hired as a DJ and he reached out to me prior to the event to introduce himself. I looked into his work and was astounded by his attention to detail. He really has a knack for capturing the moment in photo
Mark, a year ago
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Chantal Pryor Photography

5.0

Evanston, IL
  • Editorial style

Hey all. I'm Chantal, a natural light photographer based out of Chicago, Illinois. Of course I love traveling domestically and internationally. If I could, I would travel every 3 weeks, haha. I’m a working mom of 2 under 2. Lover of The Golden Girls and a good cup of hot chocolate!

Chantal has taken our photos for all important moments of my life, engagement, wedding, and maternity. Absolutely love her work and the pictures she’s able to capture. I hope to continue having her capture all future milestones.
Abby C., 3 years ago
Studio Zwerveling

5.0

Evanston, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $6,750

Focusing on the beautiful in-between moments. Working with a mix of film photography, digital photography, and super 8 film, we create stories that last a lifetime. Capturing the candid moments with a documentary eye, we are here to encapsulate your forever memories on film.

Working with Emma is always seamless. She's very organized, excited, and has a professionalism that is unmatched. I've seen countless uncomfortable couples be put at ease and start to relax/have fun just from her and Sophia's guidance on how to interact in front of the lens. 10/10 would work with them again!
Three Swords Floral Co., 3 months ago
Rebecca Peplinski Photography

5.0

Evanston, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $3,800

People call me Pep. I take pictures, I create designs, instead of whistling, I sing while I work. You may even find me skipping and dancing on the sunny side of the street. I bike between the buildings of Chicago and during winter months you can find me on the cross country trails of Wisconsin or Michigan with a post ski hot toddy in hand. If you want to get in front of my camera, please send me a note! I also accept all invitations to share a toddies and other delicious mezcal cocktails while talking about all things photography... it is what I love and want to share it with you! 

We were fortunate to have Rebecca as our Wedding photographer this past September. She is extremely talented and gregarious. She instantly put us at ease with her vision and execution. Moreover, she seamlessly developed a great rapport with our guests & venue staff alike. She helped exude a sense of calm for all of us. Her photos are absolutely stunning & have been praised by everyone we have shared them with. We could not recommend Rebecca enough & we will always be grateful for her help on our wedding day.
Katie + R., 4 years ago
Juancho SC Photography
Evanston, IL
  • Photojournalistic style

Our mission is to tell YOUR story with genuine, artistic, and nontraditional photography and to create an easy and fun EXPERIENCE from beginning to end. Vivid and cheerful photography that celebrates life and love! Each one of us gives our own SPECIAL TOUCH: Juancho likes to make use of reflections and dramatic lighting for that ARTISTIC photo and Johana loves feeling like a paparazzi, ready to get those priceless MOMENTS.

Nikole Marie Photography
Evanston, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $5,000

I’m Nikole and I work with brides and creatives who can’t wait to have photos that are totally them. I help create and curate images for creatives who struggle with getting the attention their products deserve and brides who want photos that they love matched with an experience that flows! Tryin’ to get the look and style you love? I’ve been there! I’m here to get you off the struggle bus of figuring out how to get the photos you want and put you in the exact right place to show off your beautiful products. I’m passionate about serving those I work with! I look forward to chatting some more!

Keren Sarai Photography
Evanston, IL
  • Fine art style
  • Starts at $4,200

I am a fine art wedding photographer based in Chicago, IL. I use natural light to create authentic, intimate and timeless images for couples. My images are inspired by the classic look of film and I often incorporate film into my work. I am passionate about creating an amazing experience from start to end with each of my brides. I have had the incredible honor of being featured in top wedding publications. When I'm not busy photographing weddings, I can be found chasing around my three boys and planning adventures with my family.

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Eivan's Photo & Video

4.9

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

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.

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I had an amazing experience with Eivan’s Photo Inc with our Photographer and Videographer . They did amazing they were awesome and very patient! Mike and Rob are excellent in what they do and my video and pictures came out amazing and beautiful. Mike was our photographer and he is beyond awesome and he will make you feel like a model! He captured every little detail and he goes above and beyond. I’m happy how everything turned out. I am very satisfied and they have great customer service and if you have any questions they get back to you ASAP. Thank you!
Samantha, 2 years ago
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Albany Capture Film & Photography Studios

5.0

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

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

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Albany Capture surpassed our expectations at our traditional Indian wedding. Gabriel, our talented photographer, captured the vibrant colors and intricate details flawlessly. We are thrilled with the results and will treasure these memories forever. Thank you, Albany Capture, for your outstanding services!
Isabella M., 10 months ago
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IG PHOTO VIDEO INC.

5.0

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

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

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Ivan was quick to respond and very helpful with any questions or concerns I had. Despite all the chaos on my wedding day, Ivan and his team work diligently and improvised accordingly. Everyone was so kind and put us at ease. I was also very impressed with the photos and videos. They came out so beautifully and he truly captured all the precious moments of my wedding. Words cannot express how happy I am with Ivan’s work, an amazing photographer and fantastic team.
Alicia B., 10 months ago
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Emma Mullins Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $4,200

Hi! I'm Emma, owner and lead photographer of Emma Mullins Photography. Our goal is simple: to capture your vibe, your people, and your love in a way that looks and feels true to life. We just wrapped our 9th Chicago wedding season, and it's been a whirlwind of all things real and fabulous!

We are so glad we hired Emma for our wedding! All the photos, both staged and candid, and it's hard for us to pick favorites - Emma was understanding of the staged photos we knew we wanted (which turned out exactly as we had hoped!) and had great, unique ideas for other staged photos that we didn't know we wanted! She and Jeremy also caught so many great candid moments throughout the day and we ended up with fun and funny photos of all our guests. Beyond the excellent photos, Emma is a true professional. Her organizational skills are top notch as she was great at communicating with us and our other vendors throughout our planning process as well as she keeping us on track and on time for pre-ceremony photos on the day of our wedding. She dealt with all our spur of the moment photo requests with grace and was very patient and helpful in wrangling some of our more distractable family members during the staged photos. Thank you so much Emma & Jeremy!
Will P., 6 months ago
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Latek Photography

5.0

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

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!

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Our experience with Latek Photography was exceptional. The photos and videos taken during our wedding turned out phenomenal, and we will have them to cherish for the the rest of our lives.
Corbin, a year ago
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The Still Life Photography

5.0

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

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.

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Hiring Nicole to take our wedding pictures was one of the BEST decisions I made during my wedding planning journey. Not only is she an AMAZING photographer, she is fun to work with, very flexible and extremely reliable. She also edits your photos very quickly so you get the final photos soon after your event! Her pricing is very reasonable, especially after you see what a great job she does. You can tell she is extremely passionate about her business and the art of taking photos. She truly cares about your special day (even though she’s been to thousands of weddings) you never feel like she is on auto pilot. I loved working with her so much for my wedding, I am hiring her again to take family photos of my newborn baby!! Don’t hesitate to hire her, you definitely won’t regret it!!
Lauren, 9 months ago
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King & Opal

5.0

Oak Park, IL
  • Editorial style

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!

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Where do we even start! Mariah is hands down the most realest person you’ll ever meet– and that translates through her photography. She’s been with us through an engagement shoot, our downtown city hall elopement, and (finally) our wedding celebration with family and friends. We love her approach and artistic styling. We get SOOO many compliments from our pictures when we share with family and friends. She’s super easy and chill to work with and knows exactly how to get the perfect shot. Thank you so much, Mariah! Can’t wait to see you at our next life milestone!
Kaycee M., 6 months ago
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TWA Photographic Artists

5.0

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

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!

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I am so HAPPY we hired TWA to do our wedding. The price matches the quality of the staff, services, and final product. The constant deals and promotions offered are well worth it! Amanda keeps you updated and informed throughout the whole process and I was so at ease this whole time. My photographers were EXCELLENT. My entire day went smoothly and my main photographer was able to capture every moment I wanted. They definitely take your desires to heed and if you have no idea what you'd like (like me at times), they guide you and help you find the scene, moment, pose, whatever you need. I look forward to using TWA again in the future for the rest of our life moments.
Abriya, a year ago
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Lux Everlasting

5.0

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

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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Clayton was one of the best wedding decisions we made! He was very fun to work with, made us feel comfortable, and he truly delivered a wonderful product. We absolutely love the photos we’ve seen so far. We were married 11/18, and our preview photos were delivered so quickly, and they are gorgeous! He captured the mood and feel of the day so perfectly, and the candid shots of my friends and family will be cherished by so many of us. All of our wedding guests raved about Clayton later. He got to know our guests, and blended right into our party! He has a very unique, cinematic/aesthetic style, and it matched perfectly with what we wanted. Neither of us had felt photogenic before, but Clayton captured some of the most flattering photos of us. Don’t think twice about booking him!
Allison Y., 6 months ago
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Visil Photography

5.0

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

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.

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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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Audrey Simper Photography

5.0

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

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.

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Audrey have a great eye, and always has amazing! She makes the clients feel incredibly comfortable. Because of her background and dance she really knows how to pose the body and make people look at their very best.
Kate, a year ago
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Noelle Thies Co.

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Fine art style
  • Starts at $3,377

I’m a Chicago & Central Illinois wedding photographer dedicated to capturing unfiltered moments and raw emotions in a way that feels genuine, honest and true to your very core. At NTCo. our photography goes beyond mere documentation. It tells a story of real love, connection and intimacy.

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DJ is amazing. She’s so sweet and easy to work with. She really adapts to the couple and it shows through her work. We were nervous to do our engagement shoot and she made us as comfortable as we could be. The photos we received made us so happy to relive the session. We can not wait to have her for our special day in June!
Alexis, 5 months ago
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Captured Couture, LLC

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Editorial style
  • Starts at $4,195

So there’s no “I” in team right?! While Captured Couture is the product of years of hard work that I built from the ground up. I have an amazing team because sometimes takes more than just me. For larger events or on occasions when I am already booked one of my team members will gladly assist with your event. We’ve covered hundreds of weddings together, and have refined our editing style and way of shooting to be completely consistent. You won’t be able to tell the difference. Pinky promise! No matter where you’re planning from when it clicks, it clicks.

Jennifer did my engagement and wedding pictures and we loved everything about them. She was so fun and professional to work with. We picked her because we loved her style of editing and especially her backlight photos. Would highly recommend her to anyone getting married!!
Michelle W., 4 months ago
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Andrew Merz

5.0

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

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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When we were first planning our wedding, my wife and I weren't sure whether or not we were going to have a videographer. We figured photos would capture the moments and event, but about a month beforehand, both of our parents urged us to record the day on video. Andrew was a godsend! He was super responsive and professional, helped us craft our vision for the teaser video as well as the longer feature, and was a notably awesome teammate to our photographer (so cool seeing them work together strategically after just meeting!). Andrew went above and beyond and recorded a lot of candid moments and all of our friends' speeches on the Friday before the wedding, which was really important to us. We can't imagine having NOT had Andrew as our videographer now, and we often smile and cry when we watch our full length video of our big day. If you choose to work with Andrew, you'll be happy you did.
Emma Krasovich, a year ago
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Sarah Nader Photography

5.0

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

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.

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Working with Sarah was an absolute joy! She knows exactly what she is doing and helped guide our wedding and photos brilliantly. I am so glad we decided to go with her! I just received my entire wedding collection early and they are stunning! She perfectly captured so many moments of the day that my husband and I are able to laugh, cry and relive the favorite day of our lives!
Jessica M., 7 months ago
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Piero Pierrot Photography

5.0

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

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.

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Piero was very friendly and helpful throughout the process. He was flexible and accommodating. The best part is that he just felt like another guest that was just hanging out taking pictures. He did a wonderful job making everyone feel at ease and took great photos!
Noe S., 6 months ago
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Alaura Creative

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Fine art style
  • Starts at $3,900

My name is Alaura, and I am a Chicago-based photographer with a love of great art, true stories, and old-school glamour. I believe in romanticizing everyday life for the joy of it. For me, that means fine teacups on a Wednesday, bouquets for no reason, and a home full of antiques. This also translates to my photography style!

Alaura was a treat to have as a wedding photographer. She has a knack for bringing out a couples’ aesthetic in an intimate yet polished way. Before our big day, Alaura snapped some candid shots of us drinking coffee with our cats, which are to this day some of my favorite photos.
Brendan & K., 3 years ago
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Layne Dixon Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $3,500

Hi! I'm so glad you're here. I'm a Chicago-based wedding photographer here to help you tell your love story. Through humor, support and documentary storytelling I'm there to capture your day in an authentic way that reflects who you both are, how you love, and how your community shows up for you. Stylistically, I consider myself a docu-storyteller with a flair for art-forward portraits. With a background in film and digital, I like to incorporate the classic, the dramatic and the real.

Layne was an extraordinary photographer for my wedding day! Not only did she capture stunning smiles, but she also expertly captured emotions and precious, once-in-a-lifetime moments and details. From getting ready with my sisters to my husband's unforgettable first glance at me, Layne's photographs allow me to endlessly relive that magical day. Additionally, her contagious energy and infectious joy brought much-needed positivity to an otherwise hectic and stressful morning. From start to finish, Layne displayed impeccable communication skills, making the entire process effortless. Without a doubt, I highly recommend her as a photographer who truly knows her craft.
Anna A., 5 months ago
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Wendy Schreier Photography

5.0

Lemont, IL
  • Photojournalistic style

Hello! It is awesome to meet you! I am Wendy, an award winning Chicago wedding photographer. My photo journey started 11 years ago shooting concerts! I fell in love with the art of photography and decided to make a career of photographing weddings. As a photographer who is sensitive to my surroundings, I create images that are intuitive to who you are and the story you tell. I love catching the details you so lovingly design into your wedding day and capturing the big picture of how awesome you, your wedding and guests are.

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Wendy was such a joy to have photographing our special day! She was so incredibly sweet, funny, accommodating, and kind. She rolled with ALL the little hiccups, the drama, and the emotions that will inevitably happen on your wedding day! She made all of those little moments less stressful with her kind smile and lightheartedness. The photographs she took were absolutely stunning, and so many people have told us so. She improvised at all the right times, and made me feel so at ease the entire day. She executed exactly what we wanted, came prepared with a list of photos I’d mentioned to her prior, and made sure to remind me of the photo inspiration I sent to her. She is artistic, adventurous, and professional, all at the same time. Between the caterers, the venue, the DJ, and every vendor in between, we felt that Wendy was worth every penny. We could not have asked for a better photographer. Thank you so much for making our day so much more perfect!
Madelyn F., 10 months ago
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Gordino Photo and Video

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $2,250

I started off only wanting to take photos and videos of my friends. Now it seems like my passion has gone full circle and my clients have become my friends. Whether photographing parties or shooting short films, it is my goal as a professional artist, to capture those emotions, and present beautiful memories that will last forever. My ultimate reward will come years later—when you look at your photographs , videos and those memories once again come to life.

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Godfred is amazing! A true artist. We loved our wedding time with him and the photos turned out amazing. He is so kind, patient and really took his time with his. He had an abundance of ideas and was open to our own ideas as well! Super flexible and highly recommend!
Jenilee T., a year ago
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Kaitlyn Johnston Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $3,300

I was that kid enchanted by Disney Princess movies and the idea of "true love". My true love revealed itself through photography. At 8, I grabbed my dad's camera and was hooked, thrilled to show people my world. I started with zoo animals, friends, and siblings, eager to freeze moments in time. As I grew, I learned from local photographers and knew by 17 that photography was my calling. Since then, I’ve captured love in all its forms: couples, new parents, best friends, and the joy of seeing your favorite band live. The world is full of magical firsts, and I'm honored to capture these moments forever.

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Kaitlyn ended up doing our COVID wedding in 2020, it was the closest thing to eloping. I love and cherish our wedding photos so much and will be so excited for any future sessions we might have with her, i Can not recommend her enough
Paloma, 10 months ago
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Ally Manzella Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $500

Hi there! I am a Midwest Wedding Photographer, who truly loves capturing your love story. With a background in fashion editorial, I am trained to photograph a story. I would love the opportunity to capture your unique love journey. Please inquiry on my website for further details and faster responses. www.allysonmanzella.com

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Ally was awesome to work with. She was really nice, very professional, affordable, she communicated clearly and quickly, and she was great at making us look good. We are pretty terrible at taking photos ourselves, but she managed to make us look great. We are so happy with how these turned out. And she was so quiet and sneaky during the ceremony that I didn't see her once. Granted, I was getting married, but she got some great shots without getting in the way of the ceremony. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an event photographer.
Josh A., 3 years ago
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MONROphotography

5.0

Arlington Heights, IL
  • Editorial style
  • Starts at $5,200

In our studio, we believe that weddings are a celebration of love and individuality, and our style reflects that. We are passionate about creating imagery that is both striking and authentic, blending the beauty of traditional moments with a contemporary twist that resonates with the modern couple. Our team of talented photographers brings a fresh perspective and a keen eye for capturing candid, spontaneous moments that unfold naturally throughout your wedding day. We believe that the most memorable images are often found in the in-between moments, the laughter, the stolen glances, and the genuine emotions that make your love story unique.

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Mike & Vitaliy are the best! Besides creating beautiful images for my clients, they are able to pull people out of their shell and feel at ease in front of the camera. Wedding Days can be exhausting and it's easy to get overwhelmed and irritated by photos, choosing the right photographer is essential! Mike & Vitaliy are always up for the challenge, they make an experience that could easily be stressful, quite fun! They are true team-players, they are mindful of their time requirements and the needs of people around them. Every client I have had work with them, raves about them! Not to mention, their photos are the best!
Kerry Gittle, a year ago
Sylk Marti Studios

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Fine art style

Hi, we are Sylk & Danny and we could not be happier to have the opportunity to capture your special day! Witnessing moments filled with love, happiness and memories is the biggest honor we have been given. Giving them back to you so you can re-live them always is life to us! We look forward to your story, your reasons to love and most importantly, to the opportunity to be your photography partner in this journey called life!

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Sylk and Danny have shot several wedding for our friends and every single wedding has had AMAZING photographs. So good that when my fiance and I went to find a photographer for our big day it was easily Sylk and Danny for us. They have gone above and beyond for us in planning our wedding photography experience and as a Covid Bride I am forever thankful for the kindness they show in this journey with us. Sit with them and have a chat, I promise you that you won't want anyone else to capture your love story.
Maria & J., 4 years ago
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Sam Schultz Photography

5.0

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

Hey there! I’m a weddings and couples photographer based in Chicago, IL with my partner Emily and my rescue dog Daxter. I’m here to document joy and celebrate all the meaningful moments with the kickass people that find me.

Sam is wonderful! Sam was the photographer for our rooftop wedding in Chicago. We had an amazing experience, start to finish. Sam took the time to sit down with us beforehand to discuss the vibe we were going for and any special details for our event. That extra time for us to get to know him was so huge in helping us feel comfortable and relaxed when the time came to get in front of the camera. On the day of our wedding, Sam was awesome with our friends and family—he got every shot that we hoped for and so many more. No joke, TONS of our guests commented to us how fun and friendly he is and we were like, WE KNOW, he's the best! Our photos turned out so, so well. Sam nailed the portraits, he nailed the candids, he nailed the night-time dance floor shots (and it was DARK). He can do it all and he's just a pleasure to work with. I've recommended him to several friends for engagement and wedding photos because I know he'll kill it and give every client 100%. What a guy!
Ariel Sinha, 2 years ago
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White Quill Creative

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $6,000

Spoiler alert: I didn't grow up daydreaming about weddings. Instead, I grew up on shaky home videos and weathered family albums—so I know how important it is to keep memories alive. The problem? The internet is overflowing with photos that focus on trends over authenticity. That's why, in a world filled with filters + fads, I'm here to capture every real moment of your wedding day.

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Chelsea is an amazing artist all-around! Whether she's filming your special day or snapping photos, she beautifully captures every heartfelt moment. Not only is she talented at was she does, she's extremely organized. A true professional in every aspect and makes your day run as smooth as it possibly can.
Nicki, 4 years ago
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Alana Lindenfeld Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Editorial style
  • Starts at $7,000

Six years of taking bright, colorful, fun wedding photos in the city has taught me how to deliver a complete gallery of your day told in an artistic, meaningful, and unobtrusive way--because I'm here to document your day, not to direct it. As much as I love taking photos (it's truly my favorite thing in the world!), I believe your wedding is about celebrating all your people being in the same place at the same time + kicking back and enjoying while I make sure all those memories are on camera.

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Alana Lindenfeld is literally the most incredible photographer and you should hire her right this second. My fiancé (then boyfriend) hired her to capture our engagement, and she absolutely hit it out of the park, exceeding any and all expectations. Truly. First of all, she was the absolute best person to have there during our special moment -- she managed to blend into the background so I barely noticed her during the proposal itself, while capturing literally the most amazing photos ever, and then when we transitioned into taking photos post-proposal, she was the most kind, enthusiastic, helpful, and wonderful. Her energy was infectious. (She even let me borrow her jacket to warm up because it was a chilly day, and she taught us how to spray champagne -- totally above and beyond!) Second, the photos themselves are AMAZING. I cannot believe how incredibly she captured the moment! I was in shock over how many different moments she managed to photograph (from the proposal itself to our family's reactions) and how beautiful every single photo was, without exception. They were ridiculously, insanely wonderful, and we will absolutely forever cherish them forever. To say I was glad that my fiancé found Alana would be a huge understatement. In sum, HIRE ALANA! You won't regret it. She is truly the best!!
Sam M., 3 days ago
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John Foley Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Editorial style
  • Starts at $4,800

Hi! I'm John, a wedding photographer based in Chicago, IL. I believe deeply that great wedding photography is about creating imagery that is as visually compelling, as it is emotionally significant. Weaving the images together to tell unforgettable stories. My distinct 'documentary meets fine-art' style is a product of my unrelenting commitment to my craft and the complete trust that my couples place in me. I primarily cover weddings in the Chicagoland area, but I will travel to any destination worldwide for those seeking an adventure.

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John was an amazing photographer! He was always communicating with us before and during the wedding. He was always available to talk which for a nervous bride helped a lot. During the wedding, he was very professional. He made sure we got the shots we wanted but respected our parents when they asked for extra shots. He came up with shots we never thought of that turned out to be our favorites! Hire John for all your special functions! I know we will be reaching out again to him.
Shannon M., 10 months ago
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Emma Petersen Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $4,250

I’m a Chicago-based wedding photographer for all couples ready to have a bonus bridesmaid for their big day!! I capture every first kiss, tight squeeze, & in-between - all while being your right-hand gal!

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We knew the moment we met Emma for our intro call that she was going to be the best photographer for our wedding. The energy she brings to every interaction will leave you feeling both heard & seen, and instantly put you in a good mood. Wedding day can be hectic, but Emma & her team will be there for you through every moment and every emotion - capturing them all so perfectly! If you're wondering if you could ever find a photographer that calms your wedding nerves and feels like a close friend, look no further; Emma Petersen will take care of you. We couldn't be happier with how our photos came out and can't wait to see the full album!
Darci Lopez M., 5 months ago
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Essi Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Starts at $3,000

Chicago-based wedding and elopement photographer. I like to make my clients take off their shoes or at least get bare and honest about their love in front of my camera. I love to explore the urban environment with you and make your wedding portraits feel real and true to your life in the city. But I also take any chance I get to drag you to the woods or the beach for some barefoot wedding portraits. Aren’t we so lucky to have those right here in the city!

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Essi was just phenomenal to work with. You can tell she is very passionate and serious about what she does & it definitely displayed in her work. The entire process from start to finish was seamless. Essi met with my fiance & I twice, once when we first inquired about photography for our wedding and again a month before our big day. A lot of photography agencies and freelancers will just hop on a call or zoom to meet with you, but not Essi. She made it a point to meet with us & get to know us in person. Having never serviced a middle eastern style wedding, she absolutely crushed it! She was so attentive and took her time with us; never rushed us or made us feel like we were just another booking. She got to know us on a personal level and took interest in who we were as a couple. As someone who lost a large deposit to a previous photography agency who outsourced knockoff photographers, I am so incredibly happy I stumbled upon Essi. Her work is simply unmatched, professional and so so sooo beautiful. You will not regret booking with Essi.
Ashoorina Y., 2 years ago
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Daniela Cardili Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style

Daniela Cardili tells the story of your wedding day with heartfelt images that artfully portray this very personal event. She combines her unique sense of style and her passion for photography to create a photographic document that captures special moments, relationships, and love. Her style reflects a mix of a photojournalist’s reflexes, a portraitist’s eye, and the strong influence of the worlds of beauty and fashion. She continues to build on her abundant natural talent by attending workshops and seminars to keep up with the latest trends in wedding photography.

I couldn’t recommend Daniela enough, she is extremely talented, she is super sweet and has the biggest heart you can ever imagine. Daniela put so much love into every time that she has photographed us. Her photos have so much quality, creativity and consistency. They are such a beautiful and special representation of our love and she was able to capture exactly how we were feeling at the moment, as she could feel exactly what we were feeling. I will cherish them forever. Definitely worth the investment of hiring Daniela.
Layla Coberley, 4 years ago
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Mayah Lee Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $4,800

Chicago Photographer focused on providing the best experience and creating your vision for you! I strive to provide my clients with a comfortable and fun experience during their sessions; capturing the authentic and candid moments. My focus is on you, always. Please opt to contact me on my site, thank you!

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Mayah was great to work with! She communicated very well, not just with me as the videographer but with the couple. She also put together a schedule for the couple so everybody was on the same page and made sure we stuck to it throughout the day. She also did a great job directing the couple and posing them how she wanted.
Jonathan Palomo, a year ago
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JNA Visuals

5.0

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

A Chicago-based wedding and elopement photographer that values genuine connection, authentic emotions, and getting to know my clients on a deep and personal level. I value capturing your moments and memories exactly how they happen, helping you to remember the feelings of intimacy, love, and warmth of marrying your person.

I don’t know where to even begin to tell everyone how much I love Jayde! We had both our engagement and wedding photos done by Jayde. From the first moment my husband and I talked to her on the phone, we both knew she was the right fit for us. Jayde is warm, kind, fun, funny, and so good at her job. You can tell how passionate she is about her work, and she is someone who will take your special day as seriously as you do! As one of her couples I have always felt cared for and listened to, and I truly feel that she supports us and our marriage. At both the engagement session and on our wedding day, Jayde made us feel so comfortable. Her prompts lead to natural and in the moment photos that you will treasure forever. I can't tell you the number of people that have not only commented on how much they loved our photos, but also how much they loved meeting and talking to Jayde. Jayde helped built us a custom wedding photo timeline, provided outfit guidance for our engagement sesh, scouted out picture locations for both the engagement session and wedding, and was there for us every step of the way. We received so many photos from both our wedding and engagement session that even 6 months past our wedding I am still finding new photos I love. From the photos you can tell how talented Jayde is, but I'm here to tell you the Jayde is the real deal beyond the photos as well. Hiring Jayde as our photographer was the easiest wedding decision we made, and we feel lucky to call our friend and favorite photographer!
Becca + C., a year ago
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Elizabeth Greve Photography

5.0

North Riverside, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $4,000

I specialize in intimate weddings and documentary-styled family sessions. Photography should be a fun experience, not just something you pay for to get updated photos taken each year. The person behind the camera should be someone you trust, enjoy being around, and who genuinely cares about your time. YOU ARE UNIQUE. SO SHOULD YOUR PICTURES BE.

I was a day of coordinator for a client Liz and I worked for, and she is a delight to work with! She really cares about her couples. She and I collaborated on the schedule of the day and made sure our client had a the best time. She was also really flexible on the day of when things inevitably needed to change. Lovely, fun, and professional. Highly recomment!
Carolyn, AELO, 4 years ago
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Kiki Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $250

I’m a wedding photographer who specializes in photojournalistic style. I love capturing candies as well styled portrait shoots with the bride and groom, bride and bride, as well as groom and groom. I’m queer friendly too! Everyone is welcome.

Kim was an absolute delight to work with. She was very attentive and came with so many ideas on how to make our wedding photos special for us. She came a few days before to check out the church where we would be having our photos done which shows me that she takes her job very serious. Kim is very easy to work with she made it very relaxed and easy to take photos with her. I am someone who doesn’t like attention on me and has social anxiety and she helped me to feel relaxed while taking the photos. She didn’t just take beautiful photos for us but she made the experience fun and memorable for us as well. I would definitely recommend Kim for photos. She also had our photos ready for us earlier than expected. Would definitely work with her again! Thank you Kim for capturing such beautiful photos and helping make our special day a day to remember.
Rebecca and J., a month ago
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Kristal Lee Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $2,600

My name is Kristal Lee, and I'm passionate about creating precious moments through photography. Based in the Chicagoland area, I specialize in wedding, family, and event photography, delivering top-notch digital photos crafted with high-end editing techniques. I also offer an enhanced experience with our 360 Photo Booth, perfect for capturing every angle of your special moments. Let's connect, share memories, and create lasting treasures together!

Working with Kristal has been an absolute delight. She was responsive, communicative, and just a joy, really. She was so patient day of. We felt really guilty being pulled in different directions by family and friends all day, and she just continued to exceed our expectations in capturing the day. She made the day all about us and drew necessary boundaries with folks to ensure so. You won't go wrong with her! Thanks Kristal.
DeCarri, 23 days ago
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Well Told Weddings

5.0

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

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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I'll let Courtney, one of their past clients speak here, "I cannot thank the Well Told Weddings Team enough for all of their talents used to make our wedding day beyond perfect. Steve was great to work with start to finish, very transparent & dedicated to ensuring our day went perfectly. We had Dre as our DJ who guests are still raving about to us a month and a half post wedding! Sal and Austin did an outstanding job capturing photo and video. We will cherish these memories for a lifetime! Cheers to Well Told Weddings, highly recommend!"
Buller Media , 8 months ago
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Ed & Aileen Photography

5.0

Berwyn, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $6,750

We aren't your typical wedding photographers and videographers. And our kick ass couples aren't your typical brides and grooms. We are storytellers, and we capture moments made by people who are madly in love.

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We can’t rave enough about working with Ed & Aileen for our wedding photos! When we were hiring photographers, we wanted someone who could capture our day in a way that felt authentic. What was astounding (and frankly magical) about Ed and Aileen’s work is that their photos captured the events of the day AND the emotions of the day all in one. Ed and the team have a spidey sense for when something is organically working, and they find a way to prompt that further and capture it at just the right moment. The result is jaw-dropping photos that gave us the opportunity to relive all the best moments of our wedding. Ed and the team made the whole process—from planning to engagement shoot to the big day to edits afterwards—feel the perfect balance of organized, fun, and supported. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough!
Nora L., 7 months ago
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Zach Caddy Photography

5.0

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

I've picked up a camera just about every day since I fell in love with photography in 2013. Though every shoot holds something unique, it takes a lot to catch me off guard after nearly a decade in business. I pride myself on my ability to quickly connect with my clients, making them feel comfortable, cared for, and confident that they look great. Not every event I’m at goes exactly according to plan and I know how to roll with the punches. Being a helpful and calming presence in the midst of your wedding is second nature to me. Basically, I try to treat people how I want to be treated: with fairness and understanding!

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Drew and I had the opportunity to work with Zach for our engagement photos and our wedding--I cannot recommend him enough! You will NOT be disappointed. If you have the opportunity to hire this talented professional I would highly recommend it. Zach was so fun to work with and immediately put us both at ease on our big day. He was able to provide insightful suggestions to make sure the day was as stress-free as possible. Whether he was photographing us as we got ready or rallying our big families into a a single shot after the ceremony, Zach worked seamlessly. He's professional and funny and knows how to get the shots he needs. He makes the whole operation look effortless. Only 4 DAYS AFTER the wedding, we received all our photos edited and ready to share! We were so happy with the results and could not believe the level of quality and quick turnaround time. 12 out of 10 stars for Zach!
Rachel & D., 4 years ago
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Sierra Marie Photography

5.0

Streamwood, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $3,500

I’m a wife and Jesus lover who is dedicated to serving and loving my clients well, by giving them a unique experience. I offer custom wedding packages that are designed with my couple in mind. I also provide custom timeline creations, and help with anything (even non-photo related)! By the time my couple gets their wedding images, they’ve not only gained a photographer that will produce great images, they’ve gained a friend - and to me, that’s priceless.

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My husband and I could not have chosen a better photographer for our wedding day than Sierra! We met her at a wedding expo at our wedding venue, Hoosier Grove Barn. She was so friendly and we could tell that photography is her passion (even better, she got married at the barn so she knows all the good spots!). She made sure we were on the same page with the photos we wanted and helped ease a lot of my anxiety on our wedding day. Our engagement and wedding photos came out amazing! I'm so happy to have found Sierra and if we need a photographer in the future, we will definitely be reaching out to her. Thank you for everything!! (:
Megan G., 3 months ago
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Bogdanov photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Editorial style
  • Starts at $2,500

Bogdanov Photography is a wedding photography business located in Chicago, Il. This company serves the city of Chicago and surrounding areas while also being open to covering other United States destination weddings. Originally from Crimea, owner and operator Svyat has photographed over 600 weddings during his career in various places around the world. With his focus on candid emotions and heartfelt interactions, he will work to give couples tailor-made wedding albums a beautifully candid tone.

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Our wedding photos are the most valuable collection of items we have from our wedding thanks to Svyat. He was incredible on the day. Looking like a guest himself he merged into the background yet still seemed to capture the most magical moments of our day. We will be forever grateful and thankful to Svyat. From the moment we met him, he was so welcoming and made the whole journey leading up to our wedding a joy, which made the day even more wonderful. Thank you Svyat for your kindness, incredible talent and beautiful work.
Irine & J., 8 months ago
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Nicodem Creative

5.0

Oak Park, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $8,000

Based in Chicago, Nicodem Creative is a photography and videography studio with a modern, yet classic, style. We are a husband and wife team who believes wholeheartedly in marriage. Andrew loves a simple wardrobe and playing piano, takes his sauna/steam/spa time very seriously, is a social butterfly, studied poetry in college, and would play soccer every day if time (and his body) afforded it. Marianne feels best when hiking, speaks Portuguese, considers herself a master at making açai bowls and blender soups, loves using clean products, and has to shower every night before going to bed (her alone time).

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Oh where to begin! Marianne and Andrew have the rare ability to make you feel calm, comfortable, and beautiful all at once. They are incredibly thoughtful and talented photographers, and captured every moment of our wedding day perfectly. We are so happy we hired Nicodem Creative and would recommend them whole-heartedly to any couple on the hunt.
Alex and N., 4 years ago
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JacquelynGracePhotography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $2,000

Hello my name is Jacquelyn! I’m an event photographer located in Chicago, Illinois. I have loved capturing moments in time since I was a child. I went to college for Visual Communication Technology where I studied photography for 4 years. After graduation I decided to venture out into creating my own photography business.

Jacquelyn was incredible to work with! The photos they turned out SO GOOD!!!! She drove all the way out for our engagement shots and was very responsive. I would recommend her to anyone getting married!
Baliegh and R., 2 years ago
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Noah Gelfman Photography

5.0

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

Are you ready to turn your special moments into timeless treasures? Meet Noah Gelfman, your go-to wedding photographer for creating magical memories that will last a lifetime! With a passion for storytelling through stunning visuals, Noah has garnered a reputation as the ultimate choice for couples seeking artistic, emotive, and breathtaking wedding photography.

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He came highly recommended and we can see why. Noah was fantastic from the very first moment of the day to the very last picture of the evening. He was both professional and fun and enhance the whole wedding experience. The gallery of photos that followed were incredible. Highly recommend Noah!
Alex & M., 9 months ago
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The Honeymooners Productions

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $6,300

The Honeymooners Productions are a husband and wife duo who are determined to live life like they are on their honeymoon! They specialize in both PHOTO AND VIDEO which simplifies you’re planning process and budget. Their energy for life and love makes them PASSIONATE about your wedding experience! Let's get this party started! Email us about your wedding! We would LOVE to hear alllllllll about your day and your love!

The Honeymooners Productions did an amazing job photographing as well as doing videography for my wedding! They were super great to work with! My favorite part about Luke and Maddie is that they make you feel comfortable and like to have a lot of fun!
Emily S., 3 years ago
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Nica Nuestro Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $2,400

I truly want to capture the connection and love between two people. To document your special day, my mission is to capture you & your loved one the way you are. Whether you are having an intimate wedding in a backyard or an elopement across the world, I’m ready with my camera. All my focus is on you. No awkward poses and no forced smiles. It’s all about raw emotions, fun, and lasting memories.

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Nica is a very professional photographer. It is straightforward to work and plan with her. She tried to prepare before the event to get familiar with the venue. Also, she communicated her requests very well. She also was friendly with the bride and groom. They felt very comfortable with her, and as a result, the photos came out very naturally and happy. I strongly recommend Nica, and I will work with her in my future events.
Baroj Events, 2 years ago
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Luved Photography

5.0

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

I am a single gal, who loves a good wedding! I love to get to know my brides and truly understand their vision and goal for their photography. I photograph EVERY.SINGLE.DAY - whether it's through travel or my newborn and family portion of business - which means my passion shows through by being able to morph and grab a good shot no matter the situation. My camera is like another limb. It's not just my career, but my true love.

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We had such a great experience working with Erika for our engagement and wedding photos. My husband and I are not comfortable in front of the camera, and she made us feel very as ease. She is great at scouting for the best locations and captures the best candid shots. We highly recommend her and hope to work with her again soon!
Blair & K., 3 years ago
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Madi Ellis Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $5,450

*****The best way to reach me is to fill out the inquiry form on my website!***** As a documentary-style photographer, I love to emphasize connection, texture, and authentic emotion. Being a former actor who found a deep love and passion for wedding photography, I'm most drawn to the art of storytelling while creating honest and original work. I strive to make my images fully represent my couples in every way possible. I'm goofy, fun, and always create a deep connection with my couples to ensure their big day is captured with passion + care.

Madi is fantastic to work with! She is very familiar with our event spaces and works very well with our events team. She captures great angles and does magical things with the interesting lighting in our space. If you are looking for a photographer who not only has an artistic eye but also cares deeply about the people she works with and their events, look no further. Book Madi Ellis Photography!
Stephanie Aksland, 2 years ago
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Histore’s Lens Photography

5.0

Homewood, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $700

If you are a soon to be Bride & Groom ! Histore’s Lens Photography is the place for you ! At Histore’s Lens Photography we work with all of our couples to ensure the best photos possible are taken. When you book with me it will be an experience to remember!

Histore did amazing job on my photos. I am still getting compliments to this day!
Claire B., a year ago
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Moments by Frank

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $4,800

Moments by Frank is a wedding photography experience based in Chicago, IL. Frank believes in capturing the essence of your joyous occasion in a relaxed and authentic setting. He focuses on guiding the happy couple through a mindfulness approach – soaking up every second of the memorable day. His gentle and professional tone allows the couple to feel comfortable, so even the most camera-shy will be able to embrace a day of flawless moments. Schedule a quick video call to find out how Frank can capture a day full of intimacy, authenticity, and love.

Frank is the best when it comes to taking pictures! Before our wedding, he met with us and was super helpful with planning and suggesting ideas for specific photos that we wanted for the big day. On our wedding day, he made us feel at ease on a day filled with a lot of emotion. The pictures we received came out amazing and they captured the most memorable day of our lives in the best way possible! Cannot recommend him enough!
A and S., 5 months ago
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The Gernands Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Fine art style
  • Starts at $3,000

Hi, I'm Samuel! Chicago based wedding and elopement photographer here to give couples a truly relaxed and down to earth experience. Being photographed shouldn't be uncomfortable or boring!  Telling love stories through photos brings me immense joy. 

We were so grateful to Samuel who was able to document our city hall ceremony on a very last minute request during the end of year holidays. (Are you free next weekend?) We were drawn to the documentary style of his work and thought it was a fitting way to remember a special moment in a basement of Chicago's City Hall. Leading up to the day, we texted and chatted about places to do portraits after and Samuel was very patient and helpful in suggesting places that felt right for me and my partner. Not only did he have the inside scoop on what the city hall ceremony was going to be like and what was going to happen, but he was also great to hang out with in line and and get to know better. We both felt very comfortable working with Samuel and the nerves of working with a professional photographer for the first time went out the window. I can only imagine how amazing the experience would be to work with Samuel with more time to prepare or at locations a little less drab than a city hall basement!
Sasha, 2 months ago
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Visi Studio | Photo + Video

5.0

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

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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We could not have asked for a better team to capture our day! Visi studio set everyone at ease as soon as they arrived, and knew exactly how to direct us to get warm, genuine footage. Not only did they help keep us on schedule and ensure we got all of the shots that we wanted, everyone had so much fun working with them. The final product blew my husband and me away - we were so impressed with the full-length video as well as the Highlights. It captured the fun, excitement, and romanticism of the day better than we could have hoped for. We are so happy we made the investment to work with VISI STUDIO, it was worth every penny!
Erme Z., a year ago
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Kyle Szeto Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $6,000

Hi I'm Kyle, a Chicago based wedding photographer. I am a romantic at heart and a sucker for a love stories. I strive to get to understand my couples and create images that represent them as authentically as possible.

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Kyle is absolutely wonderful and he was great to work with from start to finish! He is so thoughtful and reached out to us when he was traveling to the west coast to take the time to meet us in person and take some really special engagement pictures. Kyle was so organized and gave clear responses to all of our questions throughout wedding planning and helped us come up with a great timeline. On the day of our wedding, he was a great presence to have around- so calming and organized to capture each special moment. He returned a sneak peak and then our full album so quickly and we loved it all so much! He captured everything from our love for each other and the city of Chicago, our wonderful family and friends, and all the small special details as well. All of his photos came out so beautiful and will be cherished forever. I highly recommend Kyle!
Alyssa S., a year ago
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Jennifer Catherine Photography

5.0

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

I'm a Columbia College Chicago graduate. I'm a mother of beautiful little girl. I'm married to my soulmate. I'm a dreamer, adventurer, and a lover of LOVE. My passion for photography begin way back in high school and my life has been built around my passions. I've always worn my heart on my sleeve, which is how I've created so many beautiful and authentic connections with so many wonderful humans. It hasn't steered me wrong yet, infact it has brought me here. To you.

We could not have been happier with our decision to have Jennifer be part of our wedding. Jennifer is so incredibly talented. We so appreciated her organization and professionalism throughout our wedding planning. She made us feel so comfortable throughout the process with both our engagement session and the wedding day. Jennifer captured our day better than we could have ever imagined - she is not just a photographer, she is a story teller. Jennifer captures moments that tell your story and make you feel the emotions you felt on your wedding day. We highly, highly recommend Jennifer.
Kate & B., 4 years ago
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Cristina G Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Fine art style

Meet Cristina G Photography, a duo with over fifteen years of experience, dedicated to capturing real moments and authentic emotions. Our portfolio comprises over five hundred wedding chronicles, each a testament to our commitment to genuine storytelling. What truly distinguishes us is our heartfelt connection with clients. We understand the significance of the moments we document - they're not just photos, they're memories for generations to come. From our initial meeting to the final touches on your album, we're here to ensure your day is as stress-free as possible, so you can be present with your loved ones.

Awarded Best of Zola
Cristina is too wonderful for words! She is an absolute joy to work with and her photos are beyond stunning. Neither my husband nor I have any idea what we’re doing in front of a camera, and Cristina could not have been kinder or more patient with us during both our engagement photos and wedding day. We brought along our dog for our engagement photos, and Cristina never batted an eye during his less-than-cooperative moments. She made the engagement photo session a complete breeze and so much fun from start to finish. Her partner, Constantin, joined for the wedding day, and they made the most incredible photography duo. They captured all the important moments and ensured that we got every last photo we wanted. They also handled corralling everyone for large family photos in an extremely timely and orderly fashion. They’re both so lovely, fun to work with, and take the most incredibly beautiful photos! I could not recommend Cristina (and Constantin!) more highly.
Shoshana G., 2 years ago
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Buenas Vibras Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $6,000

Hi, I'm Mayra!! If you don't know me, I'm your wedding day bestie!! I'm here for anything you need - snapping BOMB photos, keeping the bridal party on track, picking the best photo locations, + I'll even pass you a tissue if you need it, which you will, BUT no worries, so will I. I cry at every wedding by the way. I'm a tequila drinking + loud music lover + capturing the moments inspired photographer based in Chicago, IL. I'm a heels off + have a good time day full of buenas vibras girl! On a wedding day, my goal is to make you feel comfortable with buenas vibras in front of the camera, and to focus on the raw + real moments on your day.

Mayra does a wonderful job in directing, especially for those of us who have no idea what we're doing or how to pose! She always brings such great vibes, and there's never a dull moment when shooting with her. She cares about her clients and never fails to get amazing shots. I would totally recommend her and Buenas Vibras Photography 1000%!!!
Jiana + E., 3 years ago
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Winterlyn Photography LLC

5.0

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

I've been photographing weddings and love stories for ten years and have captured 200+ wedding days. After photographing my very first wedding for a dear friend, I couldn't believe how much I LOVED photographing wedding days. To tell each couple's completely unique and beautiful love story from behind my camera...there is no greater honor and joy!

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Winterlyn and Emily were so helpful in their guidance, they gave us directives and ideas of what we might want photographed. They were very on top of keeping us on track and as organized as possible. I couldn’t have asked for better quality photos or easier photographers to work with. My entire family was very impressed with their work. Highly recommend this company for any occasion!
Sarah B., 2 years ago
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Amanda Ford Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $4,800

I am located in Chicago, IL and I LOVE photography. I am inspired by the fun and wild couples who are looking for an adventure. Wherever there is fun, laughter, and good company, I'M THERE. Being outside, camera in hand is obviously one of my favorite things to do, but equally a passion of mine is connecting with people and making them smile! Let's get you married and make the most of it while capturing all of it!! If you are ready to play dress-up, have a good time, and let me be your third wheel, let’s do it!

Amanda was amazing. From the beginning she was incredibly communicative and easy to work with. She had lots of great ideas that produced shots my wife and I cherish. To add to that, on our wedding day we dealt with high winds and torrential freezing rain on the Washington coast. Through all of it, Amanda focused on getting the best shots of my wife and I, the ceremony, and our families in the most adverse conditions. She did great! Editing and delivery was quick and easy as well. I can't recommend Amanda Ford enough.
Christopher W., a year ago
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Prudence Photography

5.0

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

Tye Acierto is the owner and Lead Photographer of Prudence Photography for 9 years straight! He's a member of Professional Photographers of America and a Columbia College of Chicago Alumni. He feels weird talking in the third person so he's switching now... Phew! much better! Let's restart, I'm Tye Acierto, I'm a Professional Photographer based in Chicago and I also travel in all States.

Tye is amazing. He and his team are easy to work with, and deliver an outstanding product. End to end, it was a breeze to work with him. Would definitely recommend Prudence Photography to anyone I know that’s getting married!
Sharif S., 4 years ago
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Joined Purposefully Photography

5.0

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

Hi guys! My name is Allie!!! I am a traveling wedding photographer based out of chicago & texas. My heart literally beats for wedding days and redemptive stories. I love celebration + commitment + dance parties + traveling!!! It is my honor to capture the sweetest stories. My couples become verrrry dear to my heart, and it gives me the deepest joy to be part of engagement season + wedding days.

Awarded Best of Zola
From the moment we met Allie, we knew something about her was so special. My husband and I first met Allie when we took our engagement photos and after running around and laughing with her, we couldn’t stop talking about how much FUN we had. Any time I’ve spent with Allie or even talking to her have easily become my some of my favorite memories from this special season of life. During the time leading up to the wedding she would occasionally send me sweet voice notes or messages as little reminders of her thinking about me and Cameron and praying for us as we got closer and closer to our wedding day. By the time our wedding rolled around, I genuinely just felt like Cameron and I were hanging out with one of our dearest friends on our wedding day and she just happened to be taking photos of us. Allie has a magical way of capturing moments as if she’s seeing them from your own eyes. Each photo she took feels like I’m seeing my own memories of our beautiful day come to life and that is absolutely priceless. I will always treasure my sweet Allie and these photos that we will cherish our whole lives!
Sara C., 24 days ago
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Peter Wynn Thompson Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $4,200

I began my career as a photojournalist working for newspapers and magazines documenting current events, sports and pop culture. Creating meaningful images is at the heart of being a photojournalist and it's this mentality that I bring to my wedding photography. I work to create timeless images that truly tell the story of one of the most important days of your life.

Peter was recommended to us, by our sister and brother in-law. When we met him, he was so down to earth and easy to work with! He even was able to make my husband smile! He made it easy to feel comfortable in front of the camera, as we chatted about all of our travel adventures! When it came to our wedding date, we had to postpone due to Covid-19. He was so thoughtful and understanding and kept in touch with us throughout this hard time. He was so reachable and always answered my many phone calls and texts! When we decided to get married with a small ceremony in my parents’ backyard, he was there to capture all of the memories! We cannot wait to work with him when it comes time to have our big wedding with all our family and friends, as well as all of our life’s milestones we want to be captured! We continuously get compliments on the pictures he has shot for us! He has an amazing eye for detail! There is no better photographer than him!!!
Lindsey, 4 years ago
Dabble Me This

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Fine art style

I made a conscious decision early on in my career that I wanted to LOVE what I do and do what I love. With a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and photography you could say I’m one of the few that stuck with my major and still love it to this day. I’m a helpless romantic, a wife, a mother, a worldwide traveler a marathon runner and a wedding photographer. Deciding who will bring your memories to life is one of your most important ones. When the whirlwind and excitement of the day is over, beautifully captured images will be what help you revisit the romance, emotion and spirit of all of those little moments.

Without a doubt, Christine was our very favorite vendor to work with for our wedding day! We are so happy to have had her as our wedding photographer, and will absolutely be recommending her to all of our newly engaged friends and family members! From the very beginning of our wedding planning process, Christine was SO kind, responsive, flexible, and patient. She spent time getting to know us as a couple, the vision for our wedding day, and what our schedule for the day would look like. She played a huge role in making sure the day ran smoothly and that we had time for all of the photos we wanted. I'm confident in saying that we (myself, my husband, our families, and wedding party) felt calm and comfortable all day because of Christine! Her experience in this industry truly speaks for itself. Most importantly, Christine effortlessly and perfectly captured so many special moments throughout our day - we could not be more grateful! She is an incredibly talented photographer and so much fun to work with. We are completely blown away by the photos that we've received - we cannot stop looking through them, and so many people have been wanting to know who our photographer was. Obviously, we are recommending her to everyone without hesitation. Thank you, Christine, for providing us with the most beautiful wedding photos that we will always cherish!
Jennifer and M., 4 years ago
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Photography By Lauryn

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Fine art style
  • Starts at $7,000

I'm just a suburban girl who decided to turn her dreams into a reality. I'm all about building relationships and connections. After all, that's what wedding photography is all about. I do this job every weekend because I'm one of those people that is obsessed with pictures. Not just for a living, but for myself. I understand the value in photography. I do this for people who are just like me. For the ones who cherish those photos hanging on the walls. The photos still in that purple glitter album from 2002 of you and your friends in Limited Too. Those memories are all we have from the anchors that built us. Photos are proof that we have lived

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Lauryn is the absolute BEST!!! She was the very first vendor we booked for our June 10, 2023, wedding, because I had been following her on Instagram for a bit, and after booking, we never looked back. From the first call, to the engagement photos and to wedding day, she made us feel so comfortable and was responsive and professional. Our engagement shoot was so fun - even my now husband enjoyed it! And now, all our friends and family and my new husband keep raving about how amazing Lauryn is!! She knows what she's doing from beginning to end and ensured everyone on wedding day was comfortable and having fun!! No one felt overwhelmed with "posing" or photos, because it doesn't feel like you're just standing there taking a bunch. Her delivery of our photos was also the fastest in the biz that I have seen and we are OBSESSED with our wedding and engagement photos! I couldn't trust anyone else but her for this huge, special moment in our life. BOOK HER NOW!! I'm so sad the wedding is over, but thankful we have her beautiful photos to look back on and relive the day over and over!!
Juliette S., a year ago
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Ashley Hamm Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $4,200

Hi, I'm Ashley! A Chicago wedding photographer with a love for capturing fun-loving and adventurous couples. From the I do’s to the epic dance moves, it’s my passion to capture authentic and candid moments created and inspired by one-of-a-kind couples! My process is simple. Document your day and create a vision with you: together we’ll create a seamless day that doesn’t feel like a posed photo shoot. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and support inclusivity and diversity.

As a wedding planner I have loved working with Ashley! Not only is her professionalism amazing, but my couples love working with her because she's easy to work with, so kind, and oh so talented! She puts couples at ease on the day and the photo results are incredible. I highly recommend Ashley!
Sharokina Pazand, 3 years ago
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Golden LYT Photography

5.0

Chicago Heights, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $3,000

LATOSHA IS A FUN-LOVING CHICAGO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WHO BELIEVES IN CAPTURING LAUGHTER AND LOVE TO CREATE STUNNING WEDDING PHOTOS. WITH HER INFECTIOUS PERSONALITY AND RELAXED APPROACH, SHE CREATES A JOYFUL ATMOSPHERE THAT BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN COUPLES, RESULTING IN MAGICAL IMAGES. LATOSHA'S EXCEPTIONAL SKILLS, WARM PERSONALITY, AND TALENT FOR MAKING EVERYONE FEEL COMFORTABLE MAKE HER THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR COUPLES SEEKING BOTH INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHS AND A TRUSTED FRIEND THROUGHOUT THE WEDDING PLANNING PROCESS.

I truly couldn’t have asked for a better photographer on our wedding day. She had done my graduation pictures, so I wanted to have her do our wedding pictures due to how amazing the grad pictures came out. She is extremely proactive - she had us meet 2 times before the wedding in order to go over details and background on my husband and I. I could truly see that she genuinely cares about each of her clients and giving them the best day possible and figuring out what’s important to each couple. I really appreciate this because felt like a collaborate effort. On the day of the wedding, she had the BEST energy. Her joy, positivity and personality truly shine and radiate. I received so many comments on how much guests loved our photographer because of how lively and wonderful she was. Additionally, she was extremely creative by having us do table shots and working with the DJ to turn it into a fun game of which table was the fastest. We and our guests had such a fun time with this idea, and how we were able to get pictures with all our guests. I truly can’t recommend LaTosha enough. She is authentic, creative, radiant, talented, and so wonderful to work with. Our wedding day and pictures came out beautifully and because of her it was stress free and fun! Thank you for everything!!!
Mark & T., a month ago
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Sheldon Collective

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $5,500

Sheldon Collective was established by my husband, Josh, and me in 2016. Chicago is our home base where we've photographed individuals, couples, and families for nearly 15 years. We specialize in creating timeless and artful imagery through a mix of creative spontaneity and time-tested lighting and posing expertise. Apart from delivering stunning photographs, we're passionate about making you feel truly seen, supported, and celebrated during your photo session. We can't wait to connect with you!

I booked the Sheldons for a surprise proposal which went off like a dream. Chloe was so easy to work with - she has an eye for detail and provides thoughtful, creative insight from deep experience. She helped me with the planning, pep talk, and captured all the sweet moments with pure authenticity. We ended up booking her again for our engagement shoot as well. Chloe and Josh work together to capture all the angles, provide helpful direction, and make it fun! We love the Sheldons and would recommend them without hesitation to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Jeff & R., 8 months ago
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Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $11,500

We are blessed to photography many weddings & events around the world. We've had the honor to photograph many celebs as well. All our clients are a blessing & we know it’s an honor to be chosen to photograph their memorable event. We are grateful to all who has given us the privilege to work with them. We strive to tell our couple’s story & reflect their energy in each photograph. Like Elton John & Bernie Taupin, we work in two rooms: Bob is the principal photographer & handles all the logistics of our shoots. Dawn completes our vision by editing photos & making each image sing, then designs a fine art book to encapsulate the each story.

Bob & Dawn were nothing short of amazing to work with. My husband and I changed our wedding plans quite a bit, but decided to move forward with a small and intimate wedding on our original date. Bob & Dawn were so accommodating and easy to work with, they took a ton of stress off my plate. Every single picture from our day is perfect. Bob captured every moment that I was hoping for....AND MORE. I feel as if I have an intimate relationship with the two of them now, they were involved in some pretty important and special moments of my life, and I am so grateful to have met them and gotten to work with them during a stressful time. Although I had a COVID wedding, you would truly never tell from our photos and everything I was hoping for was delivered by this dynamic duo. I know I will stay in touch with them over the years, and am grateful to have worked with them when I did!
Jenna F., 3 years ago
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Gubert Photos

5.0

Des Plaines, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $2,500

Hey there! Why choose Gubert Photos? My photography isn't just about snapping pictures; it's about making every shoot comfortable and enjoyable, bringing out the most authentic and beautiful sides of my clients. As a wedding photographer for a few years now, I bring the assurance that comes from years of experience, ensuring that your moments are captured with expertise and attention to detail. I understand that every story is unique, and your photos should reflect that. Whether it's an intimate courthouse elopement or a destination, I'm here to make your vision come to life.

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The photographer was kind, communicative, creative and made it fun! Even though we spent extra time trying to find an open space and it was a bit cold, she made my family feel so comfortable. I loved the photos and can’t wait to book her again!
Martha, a year ago
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Christian lifestyle photography

5.0

Cicero, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $1,050

My wife & I are the creators of our photoshoot service. As I lead she helps out fill in gaps, in turn in always looking for best ways to help her & guide us to a quick turn around with best results. We work together as photographers or individually. We recommended outside Videography services

No complaints. It was a very fun shoot and I liked how everything turned out. Thank you!
Mayra H., 4 months ago
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Nikki Kate Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style
  • Starts at $4,250

My job is to capture the true heart of your best day. I am passionate about people and have the greatest joy in telling their stories through photographs. Let me let you in on a "not so secret" secret, your wedding day will FLY BY. I will be there documenting it all so you can keep those precious memories forever and relive your wedding day for years and years to come. I believe you deserve the world on your wedding day, I want you to be fully present and soak up all the feelings of the day! I will be there on your wedding day to help solve any obstacles, be your biggest cheerleader, and provide you with all the kleenex you may need.

"I’ve followed along with Nikki & her photography skills since she first began her time behind a camera. Her technique, talent, & skill is so beautiful. I couldn’t have imagined anyone else being our photographer on our wedding day. Both my husband & I felt like models the entire day - Nikki makes you feel so comfortable and captures all the moments that slip by in such a blur that day. We cannot thank you enough, Nikki!"
Danielle, 3 years ago
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