WS Photography is another example of the fantastic wedding photography skills on display in the Chicago area. Their team of wedding photographers specializes in the artistic documentation of your wedding day as it naturally unfolds. Their use of lighting and exciting backgrounds is part of their signature appeal. Speak to them about the various packages on offer, all of which include a second shooter, artistic editing, and digital photos that can be printed at your choice of vendor.

Style: Contemporary and Photojournalism

Pricing: $2000+

Address: 336 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (312) 330-4227

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Contact : Milan Lazic

Michelle Lytle and her wife Robyn make an excellent team with their blended skills for getting the job done right, on time, and to perfection. For over 15 years, Michelle has been photographing weddings with her unique ability to see emotion surfacing and capture fleeting moments. She aims to document the story as it takes place so that you can relive the feelings for years to come. Together they are excellent at gently keeping everything to a schedule so that no details will go amiss. You might not even see what they are busy capturing in the background until your final wedding photos are viewed.

Style: Photojournalism

Pricing: Upon Request

Address: 5517 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (630) 272-3546

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Winterlyn Photography was established by its namesake in 2014 to offer wedding photography services with added attention to service. Since then, Winterlyn has garnered numerous awards, and her works have been featured in a variety of wedding sites. She aims to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera to catch the real you and showcase your love in all of the unique and fleeting moments on your wedding day. Winterlyn is available for photography services throughout Chicagoland or destination weddings.

Style: Traditional and Photojournalism

Pricing: $2000+

Address: 7353 W Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL 60656

Phone: (773) 891-9191

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Adam Novak has been in the wedding business for over a decade and has photographed more than 250 couples and counting. He’s a fun-loving, easy-going, but exceptionally efficient powerhouse of a photographer that will be able to capture every moment of your wedding day. From the grin on the groom’s face as you walk down the aisle to grandma getting wild on the dance floor, he will be there with a camera ready. Adam aims to be a perfect balance of unobtrusiveness and an advocate for getting the photos that you will want to remember your day. He is more than capable of taking charge or grab those quiet and tender moments.

Style: Photojournalism

Pricing: $1750+

Address: 7649 N. Eastlake Terrace, #2A, Chicago, IL 60626

Phone: (708) 790-5484

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Contact : Megan

Servicing Chicago, Naperville, and the western suburbs, Jiho and his team of associate photographers that make up Lilly Photography are recognized for their fresh and creative images. Rather than treat your wedding day as a photo session, Lilly Photography allows it to unfold naturally and will use its photojournalism technique to deliver timeless images that are fresh, fun, and creative. They are happy to collaborate with you in advance about the vision for your special day so that all of the sentiment, emotion, joy, and laughter are recorded in stunning detail.

Style: Creative and Photojournalism

Pricing: $3500+

Address: 235 W Van Buren St #3112, Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (630) 386-3451

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Contact : Jiho Park

Chicago based Essence Photo & Video is a group of artists that aim to create trusted and compelling memories that you can look back on for years to come. There are various photography and videography packages available. By booking both services with the same vendor, you can ensure that their team is like a finetuned machine, working together seamlessly rather than continually trying to one-up each other. Their photo style is professional and fun with exciting and crisp wedding day imagery.

Style: Photojournalism

Pricing: Upon Request

Address: 935 W Chestnut St #14, Chicago, IL 60642

Phone: (847) 923-9800

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Contact : Caitlin

Elena Bazini of Elena Bazini Photography has fifteen years of experience in the industry. She thrives on creating modern images that showcase the raw emotions of your special day. Elena’s upbeat and easy-going personality helps clients to feel comfortable in front of the camera, which allows her to capture every special moment. As a wedding photographer in Chicago, this method is the best way to tell the story of your wedding day – with images that last forever. Elena personally edits each photograph to create stunning albums filled with fifty pictures of your choosing.

Style: Traditional, Photojournalism, and Contemporary

Price: Prices Start At $4,000

Address: 700 N Green St, Chicago, IL

Phone:  (248) 719-1626

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The owner of Jason Kaczorowski Photography has fifteen years of experience as a wedding photographer and has worked at 500 weddings. Jason enjoys capturing compelling images that showcase who you are and the emotions felt. He promises professional service at an affordable price. Each customized wedding package is easy to understand, and you’ll never find hidden fees. Jason also uses top-of-the-line equipment and always has backup cameras, batteries, and lighting equipment available for those unexpected circumstances. Jason Kaczorowski Photography in Chicago would be an excellent choice for every budget.

Style: Photojournalism

Price: Prices Start At $2,700

Address: Chicago, IL 60604 The Loop

Phone:  (312) 671-7678

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Jennifer Hyde Photography & Associates is a photography studio based in the outskirts of Chicago. Jennifer has a team of professional photographers and videographers. She has a decade of experience in the industry and has high standards for her team. Jennifer feels honored to have the privilege to capture every moment of your wedding day. Clients praise Jennifer and her team for their affordable pricing packages, professional service, communication, and ability to make them feel comfortable.

Style: Photojournalism and Natural

Price: Contact For A Quote

Address: 102 Main Street, West Dundee, IL

Phone:  (815) 353-4891

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Tye Acierto of Prudence Photography has nine years of experience in creating beautiful wedding imagery. He has extensive experience photographing cultural weddings all over the world. Prudence Photography offers honest and professional service with limited weddings each year to ensure quality finished products. Tye prides himself on his ability to be flexible with pricing packages. Each wedding package is customized to suit your needs and budget. Tye’s Gold wedding package includes 6 hours of photography, editing, high-resolution, watermark-free images, and a USB drive of every image.

Style: Traditional, Contemporary, and Photojournalism

Price: Prices Start At $1,495

Address: Chicago, IL 60641 Portage Park

Phone:  (773) 592-9476

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For over twenty years, TWA Photographic Artists have offered wedding photography, videography, and photo booth services to Chicagoland. This dynamic company is much sought-after for its value-for-money packages and images that capture the romance, emotion, and story of your wedding day. This award-winning company aims to have your photos relive the moments of your wedding exactly as you remember them, in full, exquisite detail. TWA Photographic Artists has partnered with Hope Worldwide to assist with delivering community-based services to the needy.

Style: Traditional and Photojournalism

Pricing: Upon Request

Address: 801 S Wells St #710, Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (630) 271-1737

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Contact : Jerry

We love the creative, fun-filled, and inspiring wedding photos of Allison Williams Photography. Allison can elevate the moment to ensure that the emotion of that instant is captured forever. Allison’s dedication to the Green Wedding Alliance and the production assistance offered to Chicago NGOs makes her the ideal photographer for couples with allegiance to social causes. However, her pictures speak for themselves, and she has spent years documenting the fun and tender moments of weddings for all types of couples. Her photojournalism background and expertise in creatively documenting the details make for unbelievable wedding albums.

Style: Photojournalism and Creative

Pricing: $2000+

Address: Logan Square, Serving Chicago Area, Chicago, IL 60647

Phone: (312) 371-9592

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Mark and Magda are the husband and wife team that make up Mark Trela Photography. Their devotion to the details of every moment means that you will be able to look back at your wedding album for decades to come and relive the special day that goes by amazingly quickly. They are flexible and understand that wedding days don’t always go as planned, but you can trust that they will be on hand to catch the pure emotion, joy, and symbolism of commitment ever-present on a wedding day. Mark and Magda relish in capturing the raw and tender moments that showcase your love.

Style: Contemporary and Photojournalism

Pricing: $2900+

Address: 4252 N Marmora Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Phone: (773) 405-0475

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Lauren Ashley is an award-winning wedding photographer based in Chicago. Since 2013, she has been beautifully telling the wedding stories of her couples through awe-inspiring images. Her stunning use of light for dramatic effect and her creative, alluring photographs can easily be considered works of fine art. Together with Lauren, a team of photographers and videographers are ready to document your dream day and ensure you feel natural in front of the camera to create timeless keepsakes.

Style: Contemporary and Traditional

Pricing: $3999+

Address: 1900 S Clark St, Unit 607, Chicago, IL 60616

Phone: (833) 527-9337

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If you are searching for a photography team that will bring your creative and funky ideas to life, and are happy to offer some wild theories of their own, then give The Adamkovi a severe look. Czech-born Pavel is the lead photographer, and his wife Kristen provides all of the admin and is an editing extraordinaire (or self-proclaimed obsessive perfectionist, whichever you prefer). They aim to take wedding photos that are anything but boring by mixing up the raw, candid shots with refined artistry. Pavel is a guru at making people feel comfortable with the whole process and realizing their best selves. Most wedding packages come with a second shooter to ensure that the key moments are captured from every angle.

Style: Creative and Photojournalism

Pricing: $4500+

Address: Belmont and Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60067

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Good Time Photography is a team of photographers fronted by Patrycja Zak. They aim to serve all of their wedding couples with breathtaking images that conjure the emotions and memories of their special day. Chicago based Good Time is willing to travel all over the United States to provide low-cost wedding photography by artistic and passionate photographers. They love to take the natural and joyful moments and are adept at unobtrusively capturing the candid shots that will freeze your love in print to reminisce on for decades to come.

Style: Traditional

Pricing: $2500+

Address: 3935 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: (773) 398-8027

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Contact : Patrycja Zak

Its namesake founded Sapan Ahuja Photography and has grown to a creative team of more than four wedding photographers. Specializing in South-Asian weddings, they are available throughout the Chicago area and are willing to travel as required. Sapan and his team understand the balance between genuinely documenting your wedding day and creating works of fine art that will be showcased in your home for decades. Packages are available with Sapan Ahuja as the lead photographer or one of his associates and can include a second shooter upon request.

Style: Photojournalism

Pricing: $4500+

Address: 1224 W Van Buren St #710, Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 772-5979

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Gia Dragoi, the lead photographer at Gia Photography, will always be the photographer present if you book a wedding shoot with them. Her wedding packages also include a second shooter or a customized wedding album, but you can guarantee that Gia will be on hand for your big day. With over fifteen years of experience and more than five hundred weddings to her name, Gia’s skills are often requested for destination weddings, same-sex weddings, and cultural weddings. She aims to capture every moment and tender moment of your big day. Engagement and trash the dress shoots are available upon request.

Style: Photojournalism and Traditional

Pricing: $1950+

Address: 869 W Buena Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Phone: (312) 927-7238

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Peter Gubernat has two specific intentions when he arrives at a wedding. First, Peter wants to create photos that don’t require any explanation, as the scene and memories pour out of the image to create powerful emotions. He also wants to ensure all of his photographs are original in design and unique to you as a couple. His inspiration and love for the art of wedding photography are evident in each and every one of his wedding albums. At the same time, his motivation to get to know the happy couple ensures that the pictures are as unique as the people getting married.

Style: Traditional and Photojournalism

Pricing: $3600+

Address: 605 N Michigan Ave 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (630) 442-2205

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The team at Cristina G Photography strives to create beautiful photographs that relive every moment of your wedding day. Cristina adores Chicago and everything it offers – from the stunning architectural components of the city to its breathtaking parks and water views. This Chicago photographer specializes in devising images that showcase your love and display who you are. Cristina and her partner, Constantin, have shot over 350 weddings and have ten years of experience in the industry. Cristina G Photography is available for local and destination weddings.

Style: Photojournalism and Contemporary

Price: Prices Start At $5000. Contact For A Personalized Quote.

Address: Storefront Studio: 1819 W Wilson, Chicago, IL

Phone:  (312) 316-3631

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Colin Lyons of Colin Lyons Wedding Photography has ten years of experience photographing weddings. He loves his work and how unique each wedding is. Colin and the photography team will meet with you to learn about your wedding dreams to design a personalized wedding package. Clients praise Colin and his team for their professionalism, punctuality, guidance, and ability to help them feel at ease. Colin Lyons, Wedding Photography also has a photo booth and videography services. Your wedding package will include multiple photo locations, proofs, negatives, digital files, and an engagement photoshoot.

Style: Natural, Vintage, Photojournalism, and Traditional

Price: Prices Start At $3,500.

Address: 182 W Lake St, Chicago, IL

Phone:  (312) 285-4533

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The lead photographer, Lynzie Hazan, owns Bonphotage Fine Art Photography. She’s enthusiastic about capturing the love and raw emotions during weddings to create striking images to be cherished forever. The Bonphotage Fine Art Photography team is committed to excellence and providing a unique experience for every couple. Lynzie loves to shoot weddings locally and in other countries. She has vast expertise in photographing weddings all over the world. Bonphotage will meet for a consultation to discuss your style and budget; then create a personalized wedding package that works best for you.

Style: Contemporary, Photojournalism, and Traditional

Price: Prices Start At $1,400

Address: 505 N. McClurg St., Chicago, IL

Phone:  (312) 480-0791

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Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema is a husband and wife team of professional photographers and cinematographers. They describe themselves as fun, easy-going, and professional – with the ability to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Ann and Kam love capturing candid moments without staging, as each moment of your wedding day is spectacular. Clients praise Ann and Kam for their ability to make them feel special, their professionalism, and stunning images and videos. These photographers would be a fantastic choice for small, large, local, or destination weddings.

Style: Photojournalism

Price: Prices Start At $3,000

Address: 639 W Diversey Chicago, IL 60657

Phone:  (217) 417-5988

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Austin O’Brien of A O’Brien Photography describes himself as a fun and creative photographer with an extensive understanding of light and composition. His thirteen years of experience includes local and destination weddings. Austin loves getting to know his clients to create a customized wedding package that suits their needs and budget. He also does his editing to ensure a high-quality product that can be treasured forever. Your wedding is an exceptional experience that Austin would be thrilled to be a part of.

Style: Photojournalism and Natural

Price: Contact For A Quote

Address: Chicago, IL 60620 Auburn Gresham

Phone:  (626) 215-7488

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If you’re searching for an easy-going wedding photographer in Chicago with a natural approach, Krista Scarlavai Photography is a wonderful option. Krista has a degree in Fine Arts and has been a professional wedding photographer for eleven years. Her goal is to use her knowledge and creativity to tell your love story through her images. Krista realizes the importance of remaining stress-free on your wedding day, so she never asks for staged photographs or photography timelines. Candid photos are the best way to capture every special moment.

Style: Natural and Photojournalism

Price: Prices Start At $1,700

Address: Chicago, IL 60625 United States

Phone:  (773) 322-7307

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Your wedding will be a one-of-a-kind experience tailored to your style and budget. Whether you’re looking for a wedding surrounded by nature or an elegant affair in a swanky ballroom, there are incredible photographers in Chicago to capture every moment. Each of these professionals offers exceptional and friendly service with personalized pricing packages to suit every budget. Your photographer is an essential aspect of your wedding. These Chicago wedding photographers listed here will create images to be treasured for generations to come.



Top 5 Wedding Photography Locations in Chicago

The Windy City has so much to offer for beautiful wedding photography that will dazzle and delight. With a stunning mix of modern and historical architecture and sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the iconic Chicago skyline, couples are spoiled for choice in this wonderful city.


1. Millennium Park

Millennium Park

One of the most beautiful parks in the city, Millennium has plenty to see and do, with perhaps the most popular spot being the famous Cloud Gate art piece, also known as The Bean. A visually striking spot at any time, this area offers very cool photo ops close to the heart of the city.

Another out-of-the-box photography location within the park would be Crown Fountain, which is a striking black granite pool with a 500-foot tall screen that shows the faces of the community.

Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

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2. Stairwell at the Rookery Building

Stairwell at the Rookery Building

Known to be one of the most elegant buildings in the city, the Rookery has a stunning light-filled atrium with full glass ceiling and grand marble staircase. It also houses a remarkable iconic winding staircase that adds a luxurious look to any photo.

The outer building has warm brick façade with old world features that add beauty and charm to wedding photos, while the interior is filled with bold artistic details that make each photo pop.

Address: 209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60604

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3. Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

With stunning panoramic views of the Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan, the Adler Planetarium is the perfect combination of bustling city and calm nature wedding photos. Known to be a popular wedding venue, this is also one of the best places to get those bold and colorful sunset shots.

Combining historical and modern architecture with big open spaces adds a lot of visual interest for bold wedding photos, no matter if the wedding party is big or small.

Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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4. Chicago Theatre

Chicago Theatre

A theatre and music venue that has been a thrilling addition to the city since the roaring 20’s, this iconic building exudes style and excitement with its bright marquee lighting and classic architecture. Perfect for couples who share a love for vintage charm, the theatre is beautiful both inside and out.

The interior has high extravagant ceilings, a grand staircase, gold finishing, and design elements inspired by the Royal chapel in Versailles. A truly luxurious backdrop for stunning wedding photos.

Address: 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

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5. Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

With over 380 acres of space filled with a variety of trees and flowers, there is no doubt why the Botanic Gardens is one of the most popular places for stunning wedding photos. Boasting over two dozen display gardens that range from a traditional Japanese garden, tulip field, water gardens, rose garden, ornate fountains, and more, there is something beautiful to see in every season.

The manicured spaces and interesting details found throughout the garden; couples can easily lose track of time wanting to grab a quick shot in every square inch of the park.

Address: 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022

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No matter what a couple wants for their wedding photos, they are sure to find the perfect setting to reflect their personalities and create a gorgeous shots that will be cherished for years to come.

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