Laurels
Best Portrait
Photographers
in Chicago
2017

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored portrait photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best portrait photographers in Chicago, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Aaron Gang Photography

Aaron Gang Photography offers professional photography services for clients throughout the Chicago metro area. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, Aaron Gang Photography specializes in photographing headshots and portraits for actors, models, and executive clients. Aaron Gang Photography also provides photography services for off-site corporate events, private parties, and profiles of architectural works. Aaron Gang Photography allows clients to proof and approve images via email.

Chicago, IL(312) 805-5310

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Allori Photography LLC

Allori Photography LLC is a photojournalistic and traditional wedding photographer that serves clients throughout Chicago and the surrounding areas, including Addison, Glendale Heights, Hoffman Estates, Lake Forest, Schaumburg, and the North Shore. Owner Eric O'Connor has been photographing weddings since 2001 and aims to bring out each client's unique personality through photographs. Allori Photography LLC specializes in bridal, engagement, reception, and wedding day photography, and also shoots portraits of children, couples, and families at a client's chosen location.

Chicago, IL(312) 379-9180

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Brian McConkey Photography

Brian McConkey Photography is a professional headshot photography and photojournalism studio based out of River West area of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to photographing actor headshots and executive portraits, Brian McConkey Photography also captures images of family portraits, corporate gatherings, and special events. Owner Brian McConkey founded his business in 1992 with the motto "everybody needs a headshot, " and he keeps a camera with him at all times.

Chicago, IL(312) 563-1357

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G. Thomas Ward Photography

G. Thomas Ward Photography is an appointment-only studio located in the Rogers Park/Loyola neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Principal photographer and owner, Gary Ward, offers more than years of experience and specializes shooting headshots, editorial portraits, and corporate events. Hi aims to blend his technical skill and creativity to create eye-catching, stunning photos. G. Thomas Ward Photography carries full liability insurance and is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

Chicago, IL(773) 271-6813

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Gina & Tony Photographers

Gina & Tony Photographers specializes in photographing weddings, babies, and pets, as well as family portraits and professional headshots. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, Gina & Tony Photographers serves clients throughout the Chicagoland area, including St. Louis, Milwaukee, and southwest Michigan, and are willing to travel. Gina & Tony Photographers also collaborates with Slo Mo Booth, a Chicago-based slow motion video booth company, and was awarded The Knot's "Best Of 2013" award.

Chicago, IL(630) 550-0706

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Goodtimephotography Chicago

Goodtimephotography Chicago is a team of experienced, professional photographers that serves clients throughout the Chicago metro area and beyond. Goodtimephotography Chicago specializes in engagement and wedding photography, with an aim to offer a broad selection of packages and low-cost options, such as an elopement photo session. In addition to photographing weddings and parties, Goodtimephotography Chicago also offers services to capture newborn, skyline, and boudoir photos, as well as headshots and family portraits.

Chicago, IL(773) 398-8027

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J. Brown Photography

J. Brown Photography is an engagement and wedding photography studio located in Chicago, Illinois. Owner Jason Brown boasts more than 15 years of experience in photojournalism and wedding photography, and as lead photographer, he aims to capture beautiful, moment-driven images that tell stories for years. J. Brown Photography caters to destination weddings, is recognized by the Wedding Photojournalist Association, and has been featured in The Knot Chicago Magazine, Lifetime Network Education, and CS Brides.

Chicago, IL(773) 255-5404

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Jmotive Photography

Jmotive Photography is a portriat photography studio that captures artistic, natural light images of children and families for clients in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas. Jmotive is owned by Mary Grace, an experienced and passionate photographer who uses her knowledge of graphic design to include digital post production and image editing with her photography services. Mary Grace is a proud member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP), and her work has been featured in publications such as Inspire Me Baby, Radiant, the Times of Northwest Indiana, and the Chicago Tribute.

Saint John, IN(219) 779-7873

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John Gress

Chicago-based photographer John Gress offers clients the professional services of a full-service photography studio and video production company. In addition to photographing headshots, portraits, and fashion shoots, John Gress also directs commercials, music videos, and documentaries. John Gress is experienced photographing clients in their office, a natural setting, or in the studio located in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. John Gress has done work for distinguished clients such as Ben & Jerry’s, ESPN, Hyatt Hotels, Justus Clothing, Microsoft, Nike, NPR, and Sam Adams.

Chicago, IL(312) 545-5438

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Jookie, a Portrait Boutique, Inc.

Jookie, a Portrait Boutique, Inc. is a full-service photography studio that has been serving clients for more than 10 years. Located in the heart Rockwell Crossing of Lincoln Square in Chicago, Illinois, Jookie's warm, welcoming studio offers inspiration to children and adults alike for future photo shoots. Owner Jill boasts more than years of experience photographing children and portraits, and clients can purchase frames, jewelry, and photo albums from Jookie as well.

Chicago, IL(773) 463-5665

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Maisonet Photography

Maisonet Photography specializes in photographing portraits and headshots for business clients and actors throughout Illinois. Founded in 2013, Maisonet Photography offers a professional studio in Chicago, Illinois that is equipped to handle make-up and wardrobe changes in a timely manner. Maisonet Photography aims to shoot business headshots that convey approachability, sincerity, and confidence, and headshots that capture a wide range of expressions and make a big first impression for actors.

Chicago, IL(773) 610-0587

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Michael Novo Photography

Michael Novo Photography is a small group of professional, passionate photographers led by Michael Novo that serves clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Michael Novo Photography is fully insured and specializes in engagement, wedding, and portrait photography. The studio is located in Chicago, Illinois, but Michael Novo Photography is able to travel to any location. Michael Novo Photography offers clients full photography packages or a la carte services, depending on needs.

Chicago, IL(847) 957-7709

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Mike Sansone Photography

Mike Sansone Photography offers headshot, personal branding, and portrait photography services to performers and executive clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Located in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois, the Mike Sansone Photography studio is a large, comfortable space and photographs are taken in a modern, commercial style. Owner Mike Sansone strives to use the latest photographic equipment and technology, and he maintains relationships with professional hair and makeup artists throughout the city.

Chicago, IL(773) 999-9981

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Organic Headshots

Organic Headshots is a headshot and portrait photographer that serves clients, including executives, actors, authors, and musicians, from a studio in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2005, Organic Headshot is owned and operated by Michelle Kaffko, an experienced photographer who guides clients in choosing the best clothing and poses for each session. Organic Headshots aims to produce headshots that show the client's most relaxed, confident, and natural self.

Chicago, IL(312) 912-8321

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RJO Photo

RJO Photo is a photography, videography, and high-end photo retouching business that serves clients throughout the Chicago metro area and beyond. Located nine miles west of the Loop in Oak Park, Illinois, RJO Photo specializes in wedding and event photography, commercial video production, and retouched portraits and headshots. Owner Ryan O'Connor has been a professional photographer since 2006 after obtaining a degree in cinematography from Columbia College Chicago, and he offers his services to individuals and businesses alike.

Oak Park, IL(312) 566-7756

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Roger Beck Portraits

Roger Beck Portraits offers professional photography services to clients throughout the Chicago metro area including Downer's Grove, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Morton Grove, and Winnetka. The Roger Beck Portraits Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, is available for appointments Tuesday through Saturday and specializes in family portraits. Roger Beck Portraits aims to capture powerful, lively photos that will tell family stories for decades to come.

Chicago, IL(773) 227-3680

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Tiia Norsym Photography

Tiia Norsym Photography offers fine art portraiture to clients throughout the greater Chicago metro area. Owner Tiia Norsym has been photographing maternity, newborn, and family portraits for more than seven years and she draws on her experience as a mother and teacher to make each subject feel at ease. Tiia Norsym Photography aims to offer an unparalleled photography session that is a fun-filled event for the whole family and tells a unique family story.

Chicago, IL(773) 948-9177

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Toma Houston Photography

Toma Houston Photography is a portrait photography studio located near O'Hare International Airport. Toma Houston Photography specializes in photographing portraits and children, and it is also a Magic Hour official photographer that offers complimentary sessions to cancer patients. Limited speaking engagements are available for women's organizations all year long, and Toma Houston Photography employs a talented makeup artist.

Chicago, IL(773) 809-3120

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Tori Soper Photography

Tori Soper Photography is a commercial photographer that serves clients from a studio in Chicago, Illinois. Owner Tori Soper boasts more than 15 years of experience working with corporate clients from across the globe, including distinguished clients such as the American Medical Association, Business Insurance Magazine, Dartmouth College, EXXON/Mobil, Harvard Business School, JP Morgan Chase, Purdue University, and the University of Chicago. Tori Soper Photography specializes in corporate headshots and lifestyle photography, environmental portraits, industrial photography, and special event coverage.

Chicago, IL(773) 315-1350

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