Laurels
Best Wedding
Photographers in
Oak Park
2018

Why These Wedding Photographers?

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

Allison Williams Photography

Allison Williams Photography is a provider of “modern, documentary wedding photography” in Chicago that artfully combines fine art and journalistic techniques. The shop namesake and owner, Ms. Allison Williams, is a former staff photojournalist for Sun-Times Media Group, and she volunteers her talent and technical resources to various non-profit causes in the region. Allison is a member of Green Wedding Alliance, which promotes environmentally responsible events, and she is a recipient of several industry honors, including the Wedding Photojournalist Association Award. Allison Williams Photography takes a contemporary yet elegant approach to crafting visual narratives about couples joining in marriage and embarking on their happily-ever-after journey, and it commits to listening to the needs of clients and tailoring the services to their vision.

Chicago, IL(312) 371-9592

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Dare2b Productions

Dare2b Productions is a photography company that is located in Chicago, Illinois and is operated by Alexander Alicea, a Chicago based photographer who has been in the professional photography industry since 2010. His style is stand alone. He captures candid, special moments that depict a truly beautiful story. Alexander Alicea specializes in wedding photography as well as portrait photography. He uses the natural light and is known for shaping the breathtaking creative light as well. His artistry of light and his out-of-the-box perspective makes each moment more elevated than the rest. Dare2b Productions also conducts fashion photography and provides aerial videos. This company aims to create stunning visual memories that can be relished and cherished for a lifetime.

Chicago, IL(773) 290-4416

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Emily Jo Photography

Emily Jo Photography offers portrait photography services throughout Brookfield and the Chicago area, and they serve areas of Texas, Florida, and Utah. They specialize in natural light photography sessions shot on location while providing quality service at affordable rates. It is the goal of owner-and-photographer Emily Jo Harris to capture the life of each subject and tell their story as well as to make the photoshoot experience comfortable and enjoyable. Emily Jo Photography provides portrait photography packages for families and groups, children, seniors, and models. They are also available to photograph indoor and outdoor events, and they offer holiday-themed portraiture sessions.

La Grange Park, IL(832) 315-5557

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GVG Photography

Based in Chicago, Illinois, GVG Photography specializes in wedding and family photography. GVG's style is both traditional and photojournalistic, meaning that customers will have posed and candid shots in their album for variety and an additional touch of life. GVG shoots photos for their clients in many different environments, which means they do in-studio shoots as well as shoots in nature and amongst various city backdrops. GVG shoots portraits of newborns and young children in addition to adults and families. GVG has also shot engagement and wedding photos in front of some of Chicago's biggest tourist landmarks.

Chicago, IL(773) 230-8383

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Jake Preedin

Jake Preedin is an artist and professional lifestyle photographer in Lyons, Illinois. He offers many different types of photography services, including weddings, portraits, corporate shoots, real estate, and more. With a starting rate of $3,500 for weddings, Jake Preedin works with clients to create specialized and individual photography services. He emphasizes the importance of capturing emotion in moments, which he carries into his photography work. Clients have praised Jake for his talent, professionalism, and fun personality during photo shoots. He is said to go above and beyond to meet client’s needs and capture important memories at events. Prospective customers can contact Jake directly through his website via an online form to discuss services, rates, and more.

Lyons, IL(708) 417-3285

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Julia Franzosa Photography

Julia Franzosa offers her services as a professional wedding photographer through her company Julia Franzosa Photography. She is located in Chicago but is also available to travel for destination shoots. Julia is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography and describes her photography as having a classic, clean style. Julia’s focuses on capturing candid moments to produce mementos to be cherished for years to come. She strives on capturing the authentic moments that showcase families being together to celebrate a wedding. Her work has been featured in Brides, Snippet & In, Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty, The Huffington Post, and Chicago Social Brides.

Chicago, IL(805) 729-6547

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La Bella Portraits

La Bella Portraits is an up-and-coming Chicago based wedding photography studio specializing in documenting those special moments for which a cell phone camera just won’t do. Yasmine, the woman behind La Bella, looks for creative ways to tell each client’s unique stories against the beautiful and varied backdrops of the Windy City. La Bella offers affordable and varied packages to accommodate weddings, engagement shoots, family portraits and other celebrations. Yasmine is very responsive and active on social media and is happy to answer any questions or concerns potential clients may have. Wedding packages include at least 6 hours of coverage, a complimentary engagement session, and a keepsake heirloom album.

Harwood Heights, IL(312) 519-2569

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Lex Alexander Photography

Lex Alexander Photography is a wedding photographer in the Chicagoland area with over 30 years of experience. Lex Alexander and his team are well organized, flexible when necessary, and work well with other vendors to ensure a great experience from start to finish. He is a talented professional who is a pleasure to have as part of the overall wedding-day experience. Lex Alexander is willing to travel to create the photographic story at his clients’ destination weddings. In addition to capturing lifelong memories at his clients’ weddings, he also provides event photography services for anniversaries, engagements, baptisms, baby showers, and galas. Lex Alexander Photography was a Best of Weddings 2013 Pick on theknot.com.

Franklin Park, IL(847) 671-0834

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Mark Trela Photography

Mark Trela Photography is based out of the Chicago area and offers wedding photography to clients. Services include on location photography for local and destination weddings and engagements. Mark and Magda, the team behind Mark Trela Photography, use a documentary style to capture client’s weddings, exploring the essence of the day between the grand showcase of the event, and the small moments that define the story. Their photos attempt to capture weddings spontaneous moments and surprises. Mark Trela Photography is suited for client’s who want artfully captured, adventurous weddings. Photos on their blog are bursting with nature and the structural beauty of Chicago.

Chicago, IL(773) 405-0475

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Nati Ko Photography

Nati Ko Photography is a professional photography business headquartered in Chicago, Illinois that serves clients in the surrounding greater Chicagoland metropolitan area. The business offers clients a range of photographic services, including wedding photography coverage, special event coverage, newborn and child photography sessions, maternity photo shoots, and more. Nati Ko Photography can be contacted by phone or email for booking purposes and has a social media presence on such platforms as Pinterest, Facebook, and Google Plus. The style performed by Nati Ko Photography is a mix of romantic, moment-driven, and modern techniques. The business also provides a style guide for clients on its official website.

Chicago, IL(773) 644-1916

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Pearl Moon Photography

Pearl Moon Photography is a premier wedding photography company providing the highest level of photographic services in Chicago. Marcus, the principal photographer, has an extensive background in photography with almost two decades of experience providing top quality fashion, wedding, and engagement photography, actor headshots, corporate event photography, executive portraits, family portrait photography, and more. His work has been featured by three of the largest photographer hosting sites online. Marcus’s genuine love for photography and many years of experience have helped him to develop a keen eye for good composition, style, design, lighting, and creative perspectives for each photo session and client he works with. Every client's photography is customized to their needs and packages deliver all-inclusive pricing.

Chicago, IL(773) 732-0820

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Rotarski Photography

The owner and operator of Rotarski Photography enjoys the industry and views photography as a compulsive action to capture the beauty of nature and events. He was originally trained as an architect but started to travel and eventually turned to photography to capture the things around him. He values spontaneity and wants the events of a wedding to unfold naturally with minimal interference for him. Rotarski Photography serves residents of Chicago and the surrounding region and specializes in fine art documentary pictures. People interested in the company’s services can peruse the diverse collection of portfolios available to see if there is a style which would work for them. The company mainly works for weddings and strives to capture the raw emotion of each moment.

Chicago, IL(847) 749-6893

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Ryan Brandoff Photography

Ryan Brandoff Photography of Chicago has been in operation for eight years and has covered hundreds of weddings. Brandoff also has extensive experience with fashion, portrait, and commercial photography. Brandoff offers several wedding packages and will also work with couples to create a customized arrangement to meet their specific needs. To this end, Brandoff is available to travel within the United States and internationally to photograph weddings. Brandoff's clients rate him highly, and he has also received the Couple's Choice Award from WeddingWire. His customers remark on Brandoff's professional and easy-going attitude and also compliment the final pictures they received.

Chicago, IL(630) 776-5369

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Tipping Point Photography

Tipping Point Photography offers wedding, event, and portrait photography services for the Chicago area. The name of their business represents a commitment to changing every client's world for the better through photography. Whether it's a portrait or event session, they work with their subjects in a manner that results in people-focused images that make clients think and feel. Tipping Point Photography specializes in providing documentary-style portraits and professional headshots along with wedding and event packages and sports photography. They also offer packages for small businesses and nonprofits that can assist in meeting goals for communications, fundraising, and revenue. Fine art prints are available for purchase.

Chicago, IL(773) 800-9494

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