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Best Wedding Photographers in Elgin, IL

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Elgin, IL 60124 Rating

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5.0 (21)
4.5 (10)

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!

St. Charles, IL 60175 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Founded in 2010, Photography by Lauryn is a wedding photography company in Elgin. Its portfolio includes flat lays of wedding objects, and couple and family photos in various backdrops. Lauryn describes her own style as that which allows light to shine and lets the colors breathe. She believes that wedding photography is about building connections and relationships. Photography by Lauryn has photographed more than 100 themed and destination weddings, and has been seen in various magazines including Chicago Style Weddings.

East Dundee, IL 60118 Rating

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5.0 (86)
5.0 (22)

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Adam Tarniowy Photography serves Chigaco and the surrounding areas in Illinois, providing professional photography services. Adam Tarniowy is the owner and primary photographer at Adam Tarniowy Photography, and he specializes in on-location photography, finding places where his clients are most comfortable to conduct his photoshoots. He uses the unique features of the setting to get a variety of photographs. Adam offers group, individual, and high-school senior portraits as well as engagement, wedding, and newborn photography. Clients speak highly of Adam's quick turnaround time, professionalism, and affordability. They were particularly pleased with his talent and creativity as a photographer.

Algonquin, IL 60102 Rating

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4.0 (8)

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The 2017 Couples’ Choice Award winners, Mark and Laura Humpa, of Cornerstone Photography have a tag team approach to ensuring clients of wedding or portrait events that their images will have a timeless quality. With combined expertise in sports, fashion, and photojournalism, this tireless duo can record a wide platform of events with extensive knowledge in various image techniques. Sponsoring many charities, Cornerstone Photography proudly supports the concept of community and is passionate about giving back to clients by devoting special, honest attention to their events. By guaranteeing strong attention to detail in their work, the duo displays obvious loyalty to their clients which in turn build long relationships with them for many years to come.

St. Charles, IL 60174 Rating

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4.0 (4)

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First Look Productions is a wedding photography business founded in 2012 that serves the Chicagoland area of Illinois. The team has years of photography and video experience and utilizes the industry's most advanced equipment and technologies. First Look Productions pays attention to the details of every wedding by viewing the location a few weeks before the wedding date to plan for the best shots. The team also reviews the wedding schedule and spends time with the bride, groom, and parents to learn about what the family values. First Look Productions offers four different pricing options for both photography and videography packages. There are also add-on options for prints and supplemental video. Custom packages can also be designed through an online form.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Marc & Mindy
Elgin, IL 60124
Photography by Lauryn
St. Charles, IL 60175
Adam Tarniowy Photography
East Dundee, IL 60118
Cornerstone Photography
Algonquin, IL 60102
First Look Productions
St. Charles, IL 60174


  • 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, 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.