Wedding Photographers in Oak Lawn, IL

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Jana Blue Photography (Photo + Film)

5.0

Wheaton, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $2,800
  • Serves Oak Lawn, 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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I got married August 20th 2021 and I am beyond thrilled with the entire experience I had with Jana!She worked with us to learn our styles and what was important to us. She did both our engagement and wedding photos and both were beautiful! She was so wonderful to work with in such a stressful time for us brides!! Book Jana and you won’t regret it!
Marcia and R., 2 years ago
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teri b photography

5.0

Springfield, IL
  • Fine art style
  • Starts at $4,000
  • Serves Oak Lawn, 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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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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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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We had the pleasure of working with Eivan’s for our wedding day. We got married April 23, 2022. I would recommend working with them. We booked Eivan’s a year in advance and had zero issues with communication and getting our questions answered which is great. We had two photographers assigned to us and they were both fantastic. They had assigned them about a month in advance. I was able to speak with both about a week later which was helpful. We confirmed locations and times with no issues at all. The process was nice and easy. The day of the wedding Luba met with the bridal party at one location and Gilbert met up with my husband and his groomsmen at the venue. They were able to capture all the memories on our special day. The one thing I would recommend, which Luba went over with me, make a list of what types of pictures/poses you would want. I got a little overwhelmed, but they were able to help and guide us. We got our profile with proofs about 3 weeks later. The pictures look fantastic. We are currently in the process of picking our photos for the album. We cannot wait for our pictures! Eivan’s has been a fantastic company to work with from start to finish. Thank you for capturing our special day.
Yelena, 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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Our micro wedding on a cozy Saturday in December 2022 was made perfect by Albany Capture and their talented team. Pedro expertly captured the intimacy and joy of our celebration, and we couldn't be happier with the photos. Albany Capture exceeded our expectations, and we wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone looking for exceptional wedding photography.
Sophia D., 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 is an amazing photographer and a great guy! Very friendly and approachable, and very talented. And he and his team make amazing pictures and videos! It was great to have them there at the wedding. We loved the photos and video, thanks again!
Casey and S., 4 years 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 loved working with Emma and her team of associates and videographers! From the very first conversation, we were confident that Emma would capture our day, and with every meeting, our faith in her grew. She listened to what we wanted and added her (much needed) finesse and expertise to perfectly capture our big day. Emma added so much joy to the "photo shoot" component of our day, and fit right in with our family and friends, as evidenced by how authentic the candid shots she captured were. We're so thrilled that we went with Emma Mullins Photography - choosing a photographer can be an overwhelming decision, but again, after that first meeting, we never looked back, and you won't either!
Kathleen C., 3 years 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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I loved everything about our photographer! She was fun, social, creative with photo ideas. And gave me pictures I could only dream of! Would always recommend them!
Gina B., 8 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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We are so happy that we picked King & Opal as our wedding photographer. On top of having beautiful photos and a creative eye, Mariah made it feel very natural to be posing all day. She gave us an extra boost of confidence on a day that all eyes were on us. I would highly recommend having King & Opal for your wedding photographer!
Katherine C., 2 years 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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Working with TWA was such a seamless and delightful experience! They took amazing photos from our wedding over the summer -- 10/10 would recommend! We worked with Monique and Tomi for photography and Ivan for videography. I cannot say enough great things about them! They were professional, timely and a pleasure to work with.
Sally S., 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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Absolutely 10/10 working with Clayton for our wedding. The pictures are stunning. He really understood our style and captured the vibe of the day perfectly. If you are looking for a Chicagoland photographer, he’s your guy!
Kate C., 7 months ago
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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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Víctor was fabulous! He was patient, very creative and met with us 3 times prior to the wedding to make sure we knew exactly what we wanted. He listened and was great at finding fabulous photo ops. He even came early. We highly recommend.
Kate J., 7 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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My husband and I loved working with Audrey for our wedding photos. She did an amazing job capturing so many beautiful and intimate moments throughout the day. She was very professional and provided us with photos that we will always cherish. We wish we still lived in the same city because we would hire Audrey to do family photos in a heartbeat!
Dolly, 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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My husband and I have worked with Elijah and Noelle MANY times - when I tell they killed it every time - THEY KILLED IT. Noelle and Elijah not only took beautiful pictures but helped make our timeline and listened to our concerns. Noelle answered each and every email I sent (it was a lot…sorry noelle lol) Noelle and Elijah are so sweet and you can tell they definitely love what they do! If I could rate them a million times - they would all be 10/10! We love them and plan on continuing to use them in the future!
Camryn (menacher) B., 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.

We booked Jennifer for our wedding set to take place in Nov 2022 because her photos were moody and gorgeous. She was the only photographer that my now-husband Alex and I could agree upon when looking through portfolios. Jennifer absolutely blew us away when she did our engagement shoot, we had a hard time believing she could one-up it for the wedding. But in true artistic fashion, she did, and we are so blessed to have found her. Not only was she so easy to work with, but she was incredibly accommodating when we had to suddenly move our wedding due to a severe family emergency. We can’t say enough about her, honestly. But my husband and I both agreed that we will be flying her out wherever we are every life milestone from here on out. Do yourself a favor and just book her!
Emily L., a year 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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We recently had Sarah Nader as our wedding photographer, and it was an amazing experience from start to finish. Sarah's photos are nothing short of magical. She captures the genuine moments that tell the story of our day, and her artistic talent truly shines through. Sarah's warm and friendly personality made us feel comfortable throughout the process. She took the time to understand our vision and made the entire experience feel effortless. What sets Sarah apart is her ability to capture emotions. Her photos are a journey back to that special day, and we can feel the love and joy all over again. Sarah's communication was excellent, and she delivered our photos promptly. We highly recommend her for your special day. Thank you, Sarah, for preserving our memories so beautifully!
Maddie, 9 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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Great photographer! Extremely professional with exceptional skills. Highly recommend!
Ivan Glos, 2 years 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 so easy to work with from day one. She is extremely responsive and understood our vision. When we got the final photos back we were so excited because they captured everything we wanted and more. She was also very organized and ready to go on the day of the wedding! Highly recommend Alaura and we hope to use her in the future for more of our milestones in life.
Mary, 2 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 is the BEST!!!! I don't even know where to begin to express how thrilled we are with our wedding photos and our entire experience with Wendy! She takes the time to make sure she knows exactly what you want and goes above and beyond to achieve that. Our photos turned out even more amazing than we could have ever imagined! Our guests were so impressed with her and kept telling us how awesome she was too! Everyone also keeps telling us how beautiful our pictures are! Wendy was so kind, funny, and helpful, we absolutely loved having her there to capture our special day and are SO happy we found her!! She's incredibly talented, and we highly recommend her!!
Jenny B., 7 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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We took our time to review most photographer and Gordino Photo and Video stood tall to us. And we were thrilled we went with them. He took his time to walk us through every step and stage. Godfred is very friendly and easy to work with. The photos delivered were beautiful, amazing and I couldn't help taking my eyes of the photos. I will recommend Gordino Photo and Video a hundred times again and again.
Isaac K., 2 years ago
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Kaitlyn Johnston Photography

5.0

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

I grew up the kid who was obsessed with all of the Disney princess movies and just in love with the idea of “true love”, which has shown itself in SO many ways in my life. My first true love I found was my camera and photography. I picked up my dad's camera for the first time when I was 8 years old and decided at that moment that it was all I wanted to do. I could show people the way I saw the world and to little 8 year old me, that was the coolest thing EVER. It started off as capturing the things I loved, whether that was animals at the zoo, my friends, or siblings… I was ALWAYS shoving a camera in somebody's face.

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, creative, so kind. We love our pictures . Thank you
Unique, a year 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 did not skip a beat the entire day. She was there early to capture every moment of our pre-ceremony activities and coordinated her work beautifully with our other vendors. She really knows how to capture the moments you want to revisit in photo form after your special day. Her final products are album worthy and I'm so happy we found her!
Anna F., 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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Dear Michael, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for the incredible work you did as photographer. From the very beginning, it was evident that you possess a remarkable eye for capturing moments. Your creativity and attention to detail resulted in stunning photographs that perfectly captured the essence of our event. Your ability to capture emotions and tell a story through your images is truly commendable. Not only were you incredibly skilled behind the camera, but your friendly and professional demeanor made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. You were able to bring out the best in your subjects and create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere during our sessions. Thank you, Michael, for your exceptional work and for going above and beyond to make our event a success. I look forward to working with you again in the future and witnessing more of your artistic brilliance.
Thony, 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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The moment We met Sylk and Danny We knew they were our photographers, the amount of patience and love they put into their work is incomparable. Danny and Sylk will give you a work of art. We were speechless when we received our photos. There no words to really explain our experience with them... just perfect !!
Estefany & C., 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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Best wedding decision that we made! Chelsea was the perfect choice for our 10/10/2020 wedding. Chelsea has such a warm, calming, positive and chill energy that made her the perfect person to spend our special day with. She made us feel so comfortable in front of a camera and did an incredible job capturing so many special moments. The picture quality is beyond amazing. Chelsea is so talented, creative, organized, and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! Thank you, Chelsea!
Stephanie + E., 3 years 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 is easy to like and root for. He cares deeply about his craft, his couples, and the people he works with. And to top it off, he's tremendously talented and skilled in photography. I have actually had the pleasure to be his client and to work side by side with him as a videographer and I can confirm he is the gold standard on all fronts.
Ellyce Wedding Films, a year 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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If you are looking for a photographer who can give you the cinematic, rich, romantic photos of your dreams, book with Emma now! Our engagement session is straight out of a movie. We are truly so thrilled and in love with our photos! The entire experience was great! Emma was easy to work with and answered all our questions, helped us plan, and worked with us to capture our vision. The session itself was so much fun, and Emma’s expertise made the whole process comfortable, simple, and efficient. She will guide you through the whole thing and think of all the little details. Our gallery is stunning start to finish and delivered early!! The images are polished and perfectly timeless. We cannot recommend Emma enough!
Meredith B., 5 months 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.

We live in New York but are planning our Chicago wedding which makes vendor selection tied to phone calls and e-mails. In a process that can feel so impersonal, Daniela made it immediately feel like she had known us forever! During our first call, she was down right excited about our wedding which made me even more excited! Since we were in New York, we originally decided to hire Daniela for our wedding and do engagement photos local to NY. Once the pandemic hit and we had to move our wedding, my fiance and I wanted to do something romantic together. We called Daniela and asked if she would do an engagement shoot for us in Chicago. I cannot tell you how happy I am that we decided to do that. It was the BEST day. We got to spend the evening laughing together, exploring our hometown, and enjoying each moment - that is exactly what Daniela captured. Scrolling through the photographs, I didn't know someone could capture love like that. I am so grateful to have these pictures forever and ever. If I could describe her final product it would be the perfect balance of high end, romantic, chic, natural. It is instantly clear looking at her photographs that she is an incredible professional who takes her craft very seriously all with a big smile and heart to make you comfortable to look and feel your best. We booked a vendor and ended up with a friend for life! Can't wait for the wedding!
Sarah and B., 4 years ago
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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From the moment we saw Mayah’s Instagram, it was love at first sight. Her work speaks for itself, and it is perfection! From our initial call to the final moments of our wedding day, she demonstrated a perfect blend of professionalism and a vibrant, fun-loving spirit. She made us at ease throughout the planning process, our engagement shoot and ensured that the big day flowed seamlessly. Mayah not only captured beautiful moments but actively contributed to ensure the day was going smoothly. Her communication and direction was so on point and our whole wedding party was in such admiration of her! It truly felt like having a friend behind the camera, which allowed us to relax and really be our authentic selves. We are already in awe of the sneak peeks shared with us and we can't wait to see the final collection! As recent newlyweds, we 10000% recommend Mayah Lee Photography to anyone seeking a photographer who not only delivers stunning results but also makes the entire experience enjoyable and stress-free. A heartfelt thank you to you, Mayah, for being an integral part of our wedding day and creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime 3!
Marci Z., 4 months 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.

Jayde is incredible. She is professional, kind, and so easy to work with! My husband and I first took our engagement photos with her and we were absolutely blown away. Having photos that were candid and truly showcased our personalities was so important to us, Jayde did just that! She made the process fun and relaxed and our photos are beautiful. We immediately knew that she was the perfect photographer for our wedding and I can say that she was the best investment of our big day!
Courtney Destry, 2 months 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, Wedding Photography & 360 Photo Booth

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 R., 24 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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We highly valued Steve and his team throughout the entire process. Many years of experience and worth every penny. They all know the drill and not a vendor you have to check in on. This company is a well oiled machine! Thank you for giving us memories we will forever cherish.
Justine Ryan, a month 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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Where do I begin?... Ed & Aileen are freaking INCREDIBLE! To start, they are both amazing humans -- so sweet, fun and easy to work with. My husband and I never had a professional shoot taken before, so we were a little nervous before taking our engagement photos. Aileen made it so fun, by the end we forgot there were tons of people staring at us! My favorite thing about Ed & Aileen Photography is their knack for candid shots. They are all about the fun and just being yourself. This is what sold us on them, the second we saw their photos we knew we HAD to work with them. Planning anything with them was super simple and easy. No waiting around for days or weeks at a time to get a response. They were by far our favorite vendors. So much so that 2 of my friends are using them for their weddings next year! USE ED & AILEEN PHOTOGRAPHY, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! They are modern day photography super heroes! We love you guys!! Thank you so much for capturing our big day. We are so incredibly grateful to have these amazing photos and videos to look back on for the rest of our lives <3
Lauren & K., 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 is truly the best. She is kind, organized, communicative, and. produces some of. the most beautiful photos! You will love working with her.
Sarah Whitson, 2 years 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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Sierra was AMAZING. From the moment we met her at our consult, we knew she was the one. She was so professional, and would always check in with me to make sure I was doing okay and wasn’t freaking out too much! On the day of my wedding, she was there early, and even helped with getting my dress ready, and she helped calm my nerves by just sitting with me and listening to me vent lol. Her photos are amazing, but honestly the experience of working with her was one of the best I’ve ever experienced. I didn’t just gain a forever photographer, I gained a new friend! Definitely hire her - you won’t be disappointed!
Sarah L., 3 years 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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Svyat is an excellent professional. We were looking for a photographer with whom we could collaborate for a long time, and we were delighted to discover that there is such a motivated professional in our city! Excellent communication and a sense of humor, the ability to find solutions in difficult situations – that's all about him!
Elly, 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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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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Essie completely understood the vision we wanted for our wedding! She was able to pose everyone and move through the day with ease. She made us feel so relaxed and the pictures turned out beautiful!
Valeree & D., a year 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 not only great at communicating with us but also did a great job of guiding us through our big day. She was very easy and flexible to work with. I would recommend Jacquelyn to a friend looking for a photographer!
Amber and S., 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., 8 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!

Let me start this off by saying at the top of my lungs - WE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE HONEYMOONERS PRODUCTIONS!! Now that I've gotten that off my chest, here are the reasons why we recommend them to the highest extent: As a lesbian couple it was very important for my wife and I to find a photo & video vendor that was LGBTQ+ friendly. When we asked The Maddie and Luke about that, they instantly made us feel comfortable with their answer. Before the (first) wedding date, they were in constant communication with us and made a point to get to know us well before the big day. Then the pandemic hit, and we had to postpone our wedding. We had already paid our deposit to The Honeymooners and several other vendors. Other vendors were not as kind or accommodating to the change, but The Honeymooners stayed in communication with us through the changes and made it easy. Maddie & Luke had stayed in contact with us throughout, checking in periodically. 1 year later, we had to postpone again due to the on-going pandemic and once again Maddie & Luke took it in stride. They never gave us a reason to worry that they would come through for us. FINALLY, we had our big day. As soon as Maddie and Luke got to the venue it all made sense why we liked them so much. They greeted us like old friends. They were warm, kind, organized, and extremely professional. They just went for it at every step. They just never missed a beat. The few times I asked them to capture a photo of this or a video of that, they had already done it before I even thought of it. Even in how they directed us to pose or activities to capture on camera, it was all perfectly us. Not a single moment felt forced. I truly believe that because they took the time to get to know us before the wedding, that is what made everything they did feel so utterly authentic to us a couple. If it sounds like I am obsessed with them, it is 100% because I am. They weren't just the photo & video vendors that we hired for our wedding, they became our friends through this process. We had an absolute blast with them, and we laughed together all day. They literally made our wedding even better, and I believe that if we hadn't had them there it wouldn't have even been as fun as it was. The very next day after the wedding they sent us about 8 photos, already retouched and perfected as previews of our gallery. We were blown away by how they captured us and our love in just these few photos. What is more is they also created a 1 minute preview video that we have watched about 1,000 times already. Everything from the moments they included, to the song they chose was PERFECTION for us. 1 month after the wedding, they sent us our full photo gallery, full wedding video, and individual videos of specific moments. We were floored by the quality of their work. Everything is even better than we ever expected and we are so thankful to have those memories from the best day of our lives. I also have to note that I am in fashion so I have worked with a ton of photographers and videographers in my career - I can say with professional confidence that Maddie & Luke are some of the most talented people behind a camera I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I could go on and on about these two beautiful humans, but to sum it up - there are not strong enough words for how much we recommend The Honeymooners Productions to every couple (especially our LGBTQ+ family who need that kind of love and care). We love you Maddie & Luke!
Mandy B., 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 was our wedding photographer in Chicago. She was totally flexible with our requests. Most importantly, the pictures came out lovely and gorgeous! In the event, she was invisible, but at the same time, following us in the background, and captured lots of meaningful moments from perfect angles. Couldn't ask for a better photographer. We liked her so much that we booked another session in downtown with her.
Zia and A., 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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Erika did our family photos while I was in high school & 9 years later we were lucky enough for her to photograph our wedding! From our first time working with Erika, I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else. She makes anyone feel comfortable in front of the camera and knows how to capture the most genuine moments. She is truly there for your wants on your special day. Can’t wait to continue sharing life’s milestones with Erika!
Sarah & 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 *just the best* - she was unbelievably kind, professional, warm and caring from the moment we started the process with her. We didn’t really know what a photographers role was in a wedding and she was so helpful in mapping out how and where we would take photos, a timeline for the whole day and then made sure we stuck to it. The day of - she went above and beyond to make sure we got incredible shots and also make sure other logistics were in order too. Everyone at our wedding still talks about how amazing she was! Finally, she process our photos SO FAST and was captured so much love and joy of our day. I cannot recommend her enough - I wish I could spend every day hanging out with Madi and her energy and good vibes.
Jenny + N., 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 was absolutely AMAZING! Him and his team literally captured the perfect moments in every photo and in our wedding video. We told them what we hoped for and they delivered! Super sweet, so patient and the communication was awesome!
A and M., 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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I recently had the pleasure of working with Visi Studio for my wedding and I must say, I was blown away by their exceptional service and talent. From the first consultation to the final product, the team at Visi Studio went above and beyond to ensure that my wedding day was captured perfectly. Perry and Nem at Visi Studio are true professionals. They were punctual, organized, and made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. Their attention to detail was evident in every shot they took, capturing every precious moment and emotion throughout the day. The editing process was also impressive. The team worked tirelessly to ensure that every photo and video was of the highest quality, paying attention to even the smallest details to ensure a flawless finished product. Overall, I would highly recommend Visi Studio to anyone looking for exceptional photography and videography services. Their team of talented professionals is dedicated to capturing the most important moments of your life and turning them into beautiful works of art that you can cherish for a lifetime. Thank you, Visi Studio, for making my wedding day truly unforgettable!
Maria, 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 an incredible photographer to work with. He makes photo sessions so fun, offering direction when needed and I could not be more impressed with the final results. You can tell by his work ethic that he is not only SO knowledgeable about photography but also cares an incredible amount about his clients. He's willing to go the extra mile for you, answer all your questions, and will go above and beyond on your wedding day. I've seen him hold an armful of bridal bouquets, wrangle family members, give you confidence-boosting pep talks, and then absolutely kill it with photos - capturing both the candid moments and the formal ones. If you're unsure, just reach out to him! He is so personable and easy to talk to - you won't regret it!
Geneva, 4 years 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.

I’ve worked multiple events with Jenn and she is always top notch. On top of capturing some stunning photos, she helps keep the wedding party on schedule and is super attentive to the bride and grooms needs. She cares about her art and her ability to tell a couples story and it shows!
Phil Rizzo, 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.

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As a Wedding Planner, there are few things more valuable to me than a trusted photographer! Heading into a wedding day with Cristina by my side brings me SO much comfort! Not only are her photos BEYOND BEAUTIFUL...but she is calm and professional, making each client feel at ease! I always tell my clients that when you mesh well with your photographer on a personal level...it truly shows in your photos. I think that is just one of the many reasons Cristina's work is so great...she makes everyone feel like family! I cannot recommend Cristina G Photography enough! I am so thankful to get to work alongside her! Cristina and her team work tirelessly and efficiently to capture each moment! I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Cristina G Photography!
Arin Busch, 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!

Awarded Best of Zola
Being a Photographer myself, "who is your wedding photographer?" was the biggest question of my wedding planning. Covid-19 had rerouted our wedding, so we ended up doing a small wedding in Elmhurst, IL. She was so professional, sent out a questionnaire prior to make sure she got all the shots we wanted, and did a video consultation to make sure she had all the details. She arrived early to get her bearings and I made a detail box all together to help her with everything to start while I got ready. She got the details perfectly, captured all the perfect moments, and dealt with our craziness of family photos. I trusted her fully and she did amazing. She had preview photos up within the next day, and the blog up by the Monday following the wedding. She was super flexible and amazing to work with! Thanks Winterlyn! Monica & Drew
Monica B., 3 years ago
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!

My fiancée and I recently had the pleasure of posing for our engagement photos with Amanda Ford Photography. Amanda absolutely went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and ensure that we enjoyed our photo session. She was communicative during the photoshoot, had great suggestions, was quick to respond to our messages after, and returned edited photos much sooner than expected. I could not recommend anyone more highly than Amanda Ford Photography!
Brad B., 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.

Ty is an amazing photographer!!! He has a great eyes for creative art.
Kamie Corfias, 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.

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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., 19 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.

As a long-time wedding and event planner, I've been working alongside Peter Thompson for many years. He has been on my list of preferred wedding vendors since I began working in the Chicagoland area. I find Peter to be extremely personal, professional, and reliable. In coaching my clients, I recommend they find a photographer who they enjoy being around because, quite frankly, the couple will spend more time with the photographer than with the planner or anyone else during the day! In seeking out a photographer, you also want someone who will smile and get along with your guests so they feel comfortable getting their photo taken. Additionally, his photos are always on point! You'll find his photos to be consistent and traditional in that they will withstand the test of time. In my opinion, he is one of the most reliable photographers in our city! Every one of my clients is always so happy they went with Peter as their photographer.
Jenny, 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.

Ashley's fun and energetic personality is a breath of fresh air during stressful wedding days. Her work is beautiful, timeless and crisp. You won't regret working with her!
Leanne Valdes, 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.

Hands down the most professional and creative photographers ever. I would only refer them as they are masters behind the lens.
Justin Jacboson, 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 have said it before and I will say it time and time and time again - Nikki is one of the most talented, genuine, and kindest souls you will EVER meet! She photographed our wedding on October 4th, and I continue to receive the sweetest comments from my bridal party, family members, and wedding guests regarding how accommodating, polite, and sweet Nikki is! Although we have only received a "sneak peak" of our photos thus far, I have received ENDLESS compliments regarding the quality of these photos. Her photos are warm, timeless, intimate, and just full to the brim with love. We had a tight timeline on the day of our wedding leaving limited time for photos, and Nikki was AMAZING at taking charge of the situation and helping to keep everyone on track to ensure we would get the photos we desired. She is organized, timely, and poised and professional in all her interactions with both us and other vendors the day of. I would pick Nikki time and time again for any and all life events because I just know that not only will she take the photos, but they will be photos that we will treasure and share for a LIFETIME. Thank you, Nikki, not only for all that you do, but also just for being you! We are so lucky to know you!
Hilary and E., 3 years ago
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H Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Classic style

I've been doing photography since high school years. After seven years working as photo journalist, I worked for 5 years on cruise line industry in the photography department. It was 2000 when I became a wedding photographer and opened our own photography studio.

We couldn't have asked for a better photography team for our special day than Doru and his team. From the moment we met them, their professionalism and attention to detail were evident. They were not only punctual but also incredibly polite and attentive throughout the entire event. Doru's creativity truly shone through in the photos he captured. His unique ideas added an extra layer of magic to our wedding memories, and the end results surpassed all our expectations. We were blown away by the quality and creativity evident in every shot. Moreover, their efficiency was remarkable. Despite the fast-paced nature of the day, they managed to capture every important moment flawlessly. And to top it off, the turnaround time for receiving the photos was impressively quick, allowing us to relive the joy of our wedding day almost immediately. If you're looking for photographers who are not only talented but also genuinely passionate about their craft, look no further. They truly went above and beyond to make our day unforgettable, and we are forever grateful.
Paula, 22 days ago
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Wild Heart Weddings

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Photojournalistic style

I Am An Elopement And Intimate Wedding Photographer. I have a passion for capturing the raw emotion and beauty of my couple’s special day. My approach is all about telling your unique love story through timeless, candid images. As an Elopement and Intimate Wedding photographer, I believe that the photos of your big day should reflect your personalities and the love you share. I’m lucky enough to live in two of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world – Chicago and Toronto. But my love for photography has taken me around the globe, and I’m always excited to explore new destinations and meet new couples.

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Such a delight to work with Saumya! We did a fall couple photoshoot. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, other than a quick photoshoot during our wedding, we hadn't done photos as a couple before. My partner is camera-shy and she made sure we both felt comfortable to be ourselves during the shoot. She is very attentive to your vision for the shoot, and creates a warm environment where the shoot feels like fun. Our pictures turned out great!
Akila, 10 months ago
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LT Clicks

5.0

Streamwood, IL
  • Classic style
  • Starts at $750

LT Clicks is wedding photography/Videography company based in Chicago, that services Chicago, Milwaukee, Indiana. At LT Clicks Photography, our experienced team will create an amazing experience for you on your wedding day and delivering picture perfect moments from beginning to end and compile the story for you.

We worked with him 2 to 3 times & he is punctual, organized, and very professional. He worked as a freelancer with my team & he does an excellent job as a team photographer. I would highly recommend him!
DARS Photography, 3 years ago
Nicole Defilippis Photography

5.0

Chicago, IL
  • Editorial style
  • Starts at $3,950

Nicole Defilippis is an experienced lifestyle wedding and family photographer. She’s lived her whole life in and around the Chicago area and can easily suggest photo shoot locations ranging from elegant rooftops, the perfect skyline shot, the diviest of dive bars and most artfully-graffitied walls. She works hard to make the most of her time with you, incorporating unique touches that convey personality and depth.

Nicole not only has an amazing eye for photography, but she has such a fun and easygoing personality. She's great to work with! We always feel 100% when she's shooting alongside us. Her ability to capture candids is incredible, and she also knows her lighting!! HIRE HER!!
Ed & Aileen, 4 years ago
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Sarah McLimore Photography