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Best Wedding Photographers in Joliet, IL

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Woodridge, IL 60439

Why choose this provider?

Michael Paul Photographers has been offering wedding photography throughout the Chicago area since 2001. They provide images that are emotional, romantic, and fun while based in a wedding photojournalism style that is influenced by fine art photography. Owner and lead photographer Michael Paul Saukstelis has photographed over 600 weddings utilizing an approach that is clean, crisp, and creative. They are a two-time Illinois Meeting & Events Magazine winner and have been named in The Knot's Best of Weddings from 2014 through 2017. Michael Paul Photographers accepts a limited quantity of wedding photography commission each year to ensure that each client receives quality service and attention.

Plainfield, IL 60586 Rating

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5.0 (47)

Why choose this provider?

Griff Photography is a provider of wedding imagery for couples getting married in Plainfield and other breathtaking venues within Chicagoland. The owner is the camera artist himself, who has been part of the industry for years, and he has the training and experience to find the best angle and take the perfect shot while being incredibly efficient. Griff Photography covers indoor and outdoor bridal activities, including engagement sessions capitalizing on the fall colors or the winter snow and rehearsal dinners in upscale restaurants, and he uses modern equipment to deliver high-quality imagery that you and your family will be able to cherish for many years to come. Clients can call or send an e-mail to inquire about the collections, à la carte options, and current rates, as well as the artist’s credentials and availability for destination shoots outside of Illinois.

Lemont, IL 60439 Rating

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5.0 (12)

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Photo Stories, Inc has been offering wedding, portrait, and sports photography for the Chicago area since 2013. They are committed to preserving memories through photography and take satisfaction in exceeding the expectations of clients. Owner Brad Tammaro has been a professional photographer since 2005 and worked for other studios as a sports and medical photographer until starting his own business. Photo Stories, Inc offers a variety of wedding packages that include travel, editing, and delivering images on a gallery website. They also offer packages for family and engagement portraits as well as professional headshots, and sports photography packages for individual athletes and teams are available.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

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MIchael Paul Photographers
Woodridge, IL 60439
Griff Photography
Plainfield, IL 60586
Photo Stories Inc.
Lemont, IL 60439


  • 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.