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Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago

Our Recommended Top 22

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Chicago Wedding Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Website
Chicago, IL 60641

Why choose this provider?

Creative M Weddings is a photo studio based on the north side of Chicago specializing in wedding and engagement photography. Their style is fine art, creative, contemporary, and fun. They tell the story as it unfolds in a photojournalistic and documentary fashion, but they also love to work on the beautiful, casually posed images of the bride and groom together. Creative M Weddings accepts only a limited number of wedding commissions every year so that they can always be energetic, fun, easy-going, and completely focused on capturing their clients' wedding.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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2818 W. Chicago Ave. Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60622

Why choose this provider?

Emma Mullins Photography has been a Chicago wedding photographer Since 2014. Apart from capturing traditional wedding days, Emma can cover proposals, engagement parties, and elopement ceremonies. Emma uses a photojournalism approach when capturing weddings. Her wedding day package includes a downloadable digital gallery of high-resolution and fully edited images of the event. She also offers a photo booth rental for the event. Emma partners with videographers that have adopted her documentary aesthetics when shooting wedding videos.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (28)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (28)

Website
7353 West Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL 60656

Why choose this provider?

Established in 2014, Winterlyn Photography in Chicago, Illinois, offers wedding photography services throughout Chicagoland and is available for destination weddings upon request. It provides a range of photography services for soon-to-be-married couples, including engagement photos and wedding photos. The company also offers portraits, including anniversary and family portraits. Photographer Winterlyn puts a personalized touch on each couple's wedding portraits. The business has been featured on Here Comes the Guide and TheKnot.com.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (20)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (19)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Chicago, IL 60613

Why choose this provider?

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Wedding Engagement Photographer - Gia Photos is a professional photography company that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area and beyond. The company has won numerous awards for its services, including the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Best of Chicago Wedding Photographers Award as given by the United States Commerce Association. Chicago Wedding Engagement Photographer - Gia Photos is available for wedding photography, trash the dress sessions, engagement photo shoots, and more. Additionally, the company serves same-sex weddings, destination weddings, and Indian weddings. Former clients praise the company for its professionalism, critical eye for detail, and ability to keep a calming and enjoyable presence while shooting important events.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (38)

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155 N. Oak St., Hinckley, IL 60520

Why choose this provider?

She Sees Photography focuses on providing memorable wedding photography and heirloom portraiture. Serving Sugar Grove, IL, Aurora, Batavia, Yorkville, and the entire Chicagoland area, Trish sees each assignment as a collaboration with the client that captures those special moments for a lifetime of memories.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Website
Chicago, IL 60611

Why choose this provider?

Serving customers in the greater Chicago area, Christopher F Photography specializes in weddings and engagements of all types, sizes, and venues. Lead photographer Christopher Foltz works to provide clients with photo sessions that are as memorable and special as the photos that come from them. He was chosen for the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Awards in 2015.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (41)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (31)

Website
Chicago, IL 60641

Why choose this provider?

Focusing on the Chicago area, Prudence Photography takes vibrant photographs at a very competitive price by focusing on quality, not quantity. They specialize in engagements, weddings, family portraits, and events. They also recently began offering videography services so you can book a more complete package. Prudence Photography has been featured in The Knot magazine for their quality work.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (31)

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12544 W 159th St, Homer Glen, IL 60491

Why choose this provider?

Boudoir By Elle Photography offers wedding portraits with a focus on brides at her commercial studio in the Chicago, Illinois, metro area. Photographer Laurie Baker has over eight years' experience as a fine art and boudoir artist capturing images of feminine inspiration for expecting mothers, brides, and women. She offers professional hair, makeup, and styling services for services at her studio in Homer Glen. Ms. Baker specializes in minimalist art but includes light photo touch-ups when necessary.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (10)

Website
Lansing, MI 48915

Why choose this provider?

Victoria Christophe, owner of Victoria Christophe Photography, is an international wedding photographer with roots in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, New York as well as the entire Midwest, and specializes in wedding photography, and many other types of events. She loves to travel for her customers for destination weddings. Her customers speak highly about her creativity in portraits and her ability to capture emotion in the moment, as well as her patience and caring attitude.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Elgin, IL 60124

Why choose this provider?

Marc & Mindy—a husband and wife wedding photography duo currently residing in the Chicago area. The purpose of their work is to do far more than solely create stunning photographs. It is their hope to impact lives and marriages by documenting their clients' most authentic and joyful moments. They believe that the world should not be viewed from any single vantage point. When you are holding the hand of the one you love, every day is an adventure!

Reputation:

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4.8
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (28)
Google
5.0 / 5 (21)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (10)

Website
4825 N. Leavitt St #1, Chicago, IL 60625

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 2017, The Gernands Photography is based in Chicago, and the company's team consists of Maria and Samuel, who specialize in wedding and couple photography and portraits. Additionally, they offer their clients custom designed lay-flat photo albums upon request. The company's clients speak highly of the their professionalism, punctuality, high quality, personality and talent. They can be contacted for booking through their website or through email.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (35)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (9)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Chicago, IL 60607

Why choose this provider?

Elena Bazini is a Chicago-based wedding photographer that has had her work featured on Today Show, The Knot, and other popular wedding spreads. Her work focuses on capturing the feeling and the spirit of the couples that she is photographing. Her main focus is capturing moments that occur naturally and are not staged.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (23)

Website
Lombard, IL 60148

Why choose this provider?

With a focus on wedding photography, Jill Tiongco Photography captures the love and romance between a couple, from engagement to their wedding day. Taking a timeless, photo-journalistic approach to capturing the wedding day, Jill captures memories for couples getting married throughout the greater Chicago, Illinois area.

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4.0
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Website
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Why choose this provider?

Furla Studio is a family-owned business established in 1945 that provides photography and videography services to clients in the Chicago area. Its team of graphic designers, videographers, and photographers offers multimedia services for weddings, engagements, trade shows, families, and individuals. The studio also specializes in HD cinematography and delivers creative and artistic documentary-highlighted films. Furla Studio has been featured in magazines such as Chicago Wedding Resource, The Knot, Premiere Bride, and North Shore Style Weddings.

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4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (63)

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Website
Chicago, IL 60625

Why choose this provider?

Serving Chicago with over 20 years of professional experience, Susan Ryan Photography brings creative documentary-style photography to weddings and PR assignments to tell the story of each event. Also a well-established classic portraiture studio, Susan Ryan Photography specializes in newborns, small children, engagements, and professional headshots.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (17)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (7)

Website
Chicago, IL 60647

Why choose this provider?

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Hitch & Sparrow Wedding Co. primarily focuses on wedding photography but will also photograph memorable moments such as engagements and bridal sessions. They are flexible to travel anywhere in the world for destination weddings. Hitch & Sparrow Wedding Co. has been featured in Elizabeth Ann Designs, Southern Bride Magazine, and several other notable publications.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (31)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (19)
Google
5.0 / 5 (15)

Website
Chicago, IL 60625

Why choose this provider?

The husband and wife team of Henington Photography have years of experience capturing wedding day moments for other couples throughout the world. Jay and Larissa are creative photojournalists based in Chicago who use their lenses and eye for detail to reveal the heart of each wedding and put it on to images that look outstanding in print, online, or canvas. The couple uses their talent to turn wedding photographs into art that can be enjoyed and admired forever.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (16)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Chicago, IL 60647

Why choose this provider?

Becca Heuer Photography specializes in conducting wedding photoshoots in Chicago. A photojournalist at heart with at least ten years of experience, Becca believes that candid photography helps tell a story and uses this to capture the day for the couple to relive in the years to come. In addition to her hometown, she is open to negotiations for traveling outside Chicagoland and Northern Illinois for wedding and elopement shoots. Becca also covers posed and candid photography sessions for adults, children, and whole families.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (10)

Website
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 2013, Lauren Ashley Studios is a business based in Chicago that specializes in wedding photography. Its team is comprised of photographers and videographers that cater to couples locally and internationally. Lauren Ashley is the lead photographer and owner of the company. She established the studio to impress clients with her talent in capturing special moments and their raw emotions. Lauren Ashley Studios has been featured on Chicago Style Weddings and Inside Weddings magazines.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (215)
Google
5.0 / 5 (105)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
5700 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Why choose this provider?

Since 2013, H Photography in Chicago, Illinois, has provided expert wedding photography services to citizens in the Chicago Metropolitan area and surrounding communities. Husband and wife Doru and Claudia specialize in documentary-style wedding photography, which fuses photojournalism, portraiture, and fashion. In addition to serving the greater Chicago area, the couple also takes on jobs out of the area upon request. In addition, the company shoots engagement photos and offers "Trash the Dress" sessions.

Reputation:

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5.0

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
2249 N Sedgefield Court, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Why choose this provider?

Joshua Harrison is a Chicago-based wedding photographer who values personal connection with clients. During the planning stage, he partners with couples to learn their stories, goals, and ideas on how to capture the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. He provides hands-on services in planning engagement and wedding shoots so that clients can enjoy their special days without much stress. Joshua is available for weddings within the Chicago area as well as local and international locations.

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4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (20)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (8)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Chicago, IL 60601

Why choose this provider?

Amor in Motion is a wedding film studio and passionate team of filmmakers, artists, and storytellers who are committed to pushing the boundaries of wedding cinematography. Amor in Motion was founded in 2011 and has filmed over 400 weddings. They approach each film with artistic intention and unique, individually-catered perspective. They aim to create not only a unique product but a unique experience. Past clients include: Barron Hilton II, Twins MLB Pitcher, Senior VP of Fox, and actress Carolyn Stotesbery. They have been featured in BRIDES, Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty and a stream of others.

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4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (175)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (27)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.