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Best Wedding Photographers in Peoria, IL

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Peoria 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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Providers

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Brimfield, IL 61517

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

The photographer behind Katelyn Turner Photography has more than 10 years of experience in photography. The photography studio, based in Brimfield, shoots wedding and engagement photos, boudoir photos, commercial photos, maternity photos, and other portraits. Clients attest to Katelyn Turner's talent, eye for detail, and care for her clients.

Peoria, IL 61604

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5.0 (42)

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Meredith Washburn is a Peoria photographer who shoots elopements, intimate weddings, and engagements. The photographer also shoots travel images and editorial work. The photographer won the TwoBrightLights Editors' Choice Award in 2016 and has been featured by Junebug Weddings, Glamour Magazine, Country Living Magazine, The Knot, How He Asked, Midwest Bride, Wedding Insider, and other publications.

Peoria, IL 61601

Why choose this provider?

Kristen Kaiser shoots elopements and intimate weddings in the Peoria area. The photography studio has been featured by Looks Like Film, The Knot, The Bump, Nothing Is Ordinary, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Red Tree Albums, and PN Weddings. Clients have praised Kristen Kaiser for her relaxed and focused attitude and helpful advice.

East Peoria, IL 61611

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5.0 (43)
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5.0 (4)

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Sharon Guillotte Photography has been shooting wedding photos for more than five years. The studio's wedding packages include an engagement session, an online proofing gallery, multiple print options, and a USB with high-resolution images. The business also captures lifestyle photos for families, children, couples, and pets. Sharon Guillotte Photography has been featured on The Knot.

Peoria, IL 61604

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Located in Peoria, Kristen Winkler Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography, serving couples and families throughout the entire Central Illinois area, including destination weddings. Kristen started her business over seven years ago and aims to capture candid images that highlight nature, emotion, and what connects people. Kristen has been featured for her work on Wandering Weddings, Wedding Wire, Cake and Lace, Borrowed and Blue, A Northwoods Wedding and Zola.

Washington, IL 61571

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Pam Cooley Photographer has been serving the Peoria area for more than 10 years. The photographer has shot more than 300 weddings and will travel anywhere in the country for a wedding. The studio has an intimate and romantic style that aims to capture the connection between a couple. The photographer will also capture elopements, maternity photos, and newborn portraits.

Peoria, IL 61601

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5.0 (12)

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Jacklyn Byrd Photography specializes in wedding photography with natural lighting and classic touches. Clients have given positive feedback for the photographer's fun and energetic personality, creative ideas, thorough preparation, and beautiful photos.

Peoria, IL 61604

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4.6 (96)

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Stephanie Bartman Photography specializes in natural light wedding and engagement photography. The business also shoots newborn, children, family, and senior portraits. The studio offers albums, prints, and canvases for purchase. Clients have given positive feedback for Stephanie Bartman's professional, easygoing attitude and gorgeous photos.

Peoria, IL 61601

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4.8 (88)

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Samantha Lynn Photography is a Peoria-based photographer who specializes in wedding and high school senior photography. Samantha focuses on capturing the beautiful range of emotions she witnesses throughout a wedding day and believes that her ability to feel her client's joy and happiness allows her to take the most genuine photos of their love. Past clients have given positive feedback for the business' extensive preparation, professional and caring staff, and attention to detail.

Peoria, IL 61614

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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (1)

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The founder of Deidre Lynn Photography has been shooting photos for more than 10 years. The photographer uses a natural, floral style with emphasis on the outdoors. The photography studio takes photos for small to large weddings, including destination weddings. Clients have given positive feedback for the photographer's friendly attitude and ability to make clients feel comfortable in front of the camera.

East Peoria, IL 61611

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4.3 (7)

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Schilling Photography shoots wedding and engagement photos in the Peoria area. The business, based out of East Peoria, also takes photos of high school seniors. Clients have given positive feedback for Schilling Photography's fun, professional, and talented photographers.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Katelyn Turner Photography
Brimfield, IL 61517
Meredith Washburn
Peoria, IL 61604
Kristen Kaiser
Peoria, IL 61601
Sharon Guillotte Photography
East Peoria, IL 61611
Kristen Winkler Photography
Peoria, IL 61604
Pam Cooley Photographer
Washington, IL 61571
Jacklyn Byrd Photography
Peoria, IL 61601
Stephanie Bartman Photography
Peoria, IL 61604
Samantha Lynn Photography
Peoria, IL 61601
Deidre Lynn Photography
Peoria, IL 61614
Schilling Photography
East Peoria, IL 61611

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.