Top 10 Chicago Wedding Photographers

Capturing every moment of your big day is one of the most important aspects of wedding planning. We've gathered the 10 best wedding photographers in Chicago to help you find the perfect professional for you.

1. Timothy Whaley Photographic Artists

430 Eisenhower Ln N, Lombard, IL 60148 630.271.1737 | twaphoto.com
Believing in the importance of relationships, Timothy Whaley Photographic Artists prides itself on building a unique and meaningful tie with every one of its clients. For 23 years, TWPA has been capturing wedding memories through its photography and videography services. Guided by passion, the photographers at TWPA don’t limit themselves in regards to number of photographs taken or locations visited. Whether you’re getting married in the Chicagoland area or having a destination wedding, TWPA is committed to capture every moment and every emotion of your big day. Having traveled all other the world for their clients, TWPA’s photographers are driven by passion. It’s this passion that allows the photographers to create such beautiful pieces of work that you’ll keep for a lifetime. Along with their photography and videography services, TWPA also offers a photo booth package that includes unlimited photo strips for all of your guests, eclectic props, and an attendant throughout the reception. Your wedding day coverage is customized whether you choose the full-day or partial-day package as you initially consult with your TWPA photographer. A full-day wedding package includes a complimentary engagement photography session. TWPA understands its responsibility in preserving the memories of your big day and sees their services as worthwhile investments. Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999

2. Duron Photography Studio

4710 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076 847.329.1099 | duronstudio.com
With a master’s degree in photography and over two decades of experience in photojournalism and wedding photography, Duron Shem Tov is a widely praised Chicago wedding photographer whose award-winning photographs have, more than once, graced the covers of Chicago Style Wedding magazine. Not only does Duron have experience but he also has exposure; born in Israel, Duron spent years in Sweden and is now living in the United States. As a member of many professional organizations, like Weddings and Portrait Photography International (WPPI), Duron is committed to his craft. Always inspired, Duron prides himself on the fact that he never stops learning, which allows him to translate your emotional wedding day into a memory that will last a lifetime. From wallet sized photographs to double-sided standing banners, the Duron Photography Studio offers a wide variety of services and packages, like the Freeze Frame Photo package that allows photographs taken on the spot to then be transferred onto magnets with a customized frame and message. It’s evident that Duron is much more than a photographer in his talented work. With his artistic skills and inspired vision, Duron is able to take the special moments of your big day and capture that once-in-a-lifetime feeling forever. Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999

3. Cornerstone Photography

Serving Chicago & Suburbs, IL 414.406.4327 | cornerstonephotography.com
Internationally sought-after Cornerstone Photography is owned by the extremely talented husband and wife duo of Mark and Laura Humpa. Together Mark, with a background in the fashion photography industry, and Laura, previously an assistant photographer for the Chicago Cubs, created Cornerstone Photography in 2000. The success of Cornerstone Photography can be contributed to both Mark and Laura’s past experiences, which allow them to offer all different types of photography during your wedding day. From traditionally posed photographs to candid, spur of the moment images to guided spontaneous moments, Cornerstone Photography captures it all. At Cornerstone Photography you’re matched with a photographer who compliments your vision, ensuring your day is remembered exactly how you want it to be, with no less than six hours of continuous photography services. Cornerstone Photography can then turn your wedding day photographs into a thoughtfully curated wedding album with different album styles to choose from. Along with photography, Cornerstone Photography offers three different levels of videography services. With special videography add-ons, there is sure to be a videography package that suits your wedding day needs. Cornerstone Photography’s ability to offer a variety of photography styles and wide-range services, ensure that all your wedding day needs are met in an approach that is special to you, creating long-lasting memories that are truly yours. Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999

4. Lilly Photography

Chicago, IL 630.386.3451 | lillyphotography.com
With their ability to seek beauty out from under the ordinary, Jiho and Missy of Lilly Photography have a talent that lends itself to creating a visually impactful love story that is both modern and timeless. Lilly Photography believes that your wedding is a unique story that is yours, and only yours, to tell. Led by two Chicago photographers who genuinely love their job and have a passion for capturing life’s special moments, Lilly Photography creates emotionally charged stories through their wedding day photographs. The company is incredibly flexible in that they build photography packages with you, whether the meetings are in person or through Skype, to ensure that your wedding is perfectly captured. Professional and responsive, Lilly Photography receives rave reviews from its clients for their unrivaled ability to capture a moment that repeatedly elicits emotion from the viewer. Browsing through Lilly Photography’s work, you feel as though you know those in the photographs. Their albums are compelling and feature a rare instinctual component that is both very real and dream-like at the same time. Focusing on creative wedding photojournalism, Lilly Photography uses the images they take on your wedding day to tell a story that you will never forget. Starting Price Range: $4,000-$6,000

5. Chicago City Weddings

5556 N Sheridan Rd #306, Chicago, IL 60640 312-880-7730 | chicagocityweddings.com
As a certified professional photographer and a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), Paul Gigov founded Chicago City Weddings in 2003. Having photographed over 500 weddings, Gigov leads a team that believes photography is a way to relive life’s unforgettable moments over and over again. With their comprehensive photography package, CCW offers a complimentary engagement session, unlimited wedding day coverage, online proofing, impeccable retouching, an online gallery, disk images, and your very own wedding album. If this package doesn’t suit your wedding day needs, CCW prides itself on working with you, side by side, to ensure that you receive a wedding package that works specifically for you. CCW believes you should get your photographs back in a timely manner and works at unparalleled speed to deliver your images to you faster than the competition. From wedding showers to engagement shoots to your big day, Chicago City weddings can document your every step of the way. CCW also provides a well-researched list of preferred vendors that they believe are as passionate about providing great service as they are. CCW blends love and spontaneity together to create photographs that convey your personality so that, through their images, you’re telling the story. This spirited Chicago-based photography company is as authentic as you. Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999

6. Aneta Wisniewska Photography

Serving Chicago, Surrounding Areas & Destination 773.517.1076 | anetawisniewska.com
Inspired by natural emotions, Aneta Wisniewska Photography specializes in documentary, and fine art event and family photography. This combination proves successful for Wisniewska who has an incredible talent for capturing life’s raw emotions in any moment. With the belief that images tell a bigger story, AWP uses photographs to help you remember exactly how you felt on your wedding day. AWP is able to capture these emotions by blending into the background, taking unassuming snaps while you experience one of the biggest days of your life. Known for her great eye and unique perspective, AWP is able to consistently deliver breath-taking images. The images captured by AWP are magical, eliciting the feeling of that very moment in time in which the image was captured. With the invaluable ability to make her clients feel at ease, AWP gives you the confidence you want and need when it comes to someone handling your precious wedding day moments. AWP considers herself honored to document life-changing moments in people’s lives, a kind of respect that is evident in her images. An undeniable talent, AWP is able to keep the memory of your wedding alive forever. AWP photographs life, as it is, exactly how you want it remembered. Starting Price Range: $3,500-$4,800

7. Essence Photo and Video

1224 Remington Rd Schaumburg, IL 60173 888.777.7011 | essenceweddings.com
For over a decade, Essence Photo and Video has been providing Chicago brides with exceptional photography and videography services at practical prices. Family-owned and operated, Essence Photo and Video has four studios throughout the Chicago area creating a sense of community within this city.  At EPV you choose a photographer that best complements your personality and style. With a focus on photojournalistic storytelling, EPV provides brides with photographers whose portfolios speak for them. Once you have chosen an EPV photographer you have access to the company’s online portal that is open 24 hours day, 7 days a week. The portal is your place to ask questions, voice any concerns, propose your ideas and reach out to the company’s photography director. This anytime, anywhere access is what makes EPV an ideal choice for the involved bride. Along with photography, EPV offers videography and photo booth services. The photo booth prints two photo strips so that your guests can take one home while you can keep the other.  After your event, EPV provides all photo booth images on a USB, preserving your memories forever. All of these services are designed to capture those can’t-miss moments. Let EPV help you tell your story in your voice. Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999

8. Avantgarde Wedding Photography

Serving Chicago, Surrounding Areas & Destination 773.704.8765 l avantgardewedding.com
Blending the styles of photojournalism and fashion photography together, Avantgarde Wedding Photography offers photography services in a contemporary style unlike any other wedding photography company. Capturing the candid moments that are so often missed, AWP works hard to ensure that every emotion and reaction is documented on your big day. It’s this attention to detail that allows AWP to tell a compelling story that is uniquely yours. Although AWP is focused on telling a story through spontaneous snapshots, they’re also well versed in the traditional shots that most wedding day photography includes. Going above and beyond to get the perfect shot, AWP understands that these photographs are going to last a lifetime and represent one of the biggest days of your life. A fly on the wall, AWP approaches their photography as keen observers always ready for the next big moment. AWP is incredibly flexible, respecting your wedding day wants and understanding the job isn’t done until all the moments are captured. One look at past portfolios and you’ll feel as though you were at the wedding yourself. Hailed as an exceptional value, the professionalism and degree to which AWP works behind the scenes to make sure your day is flawlessly remembered goes unmatched.
 Starting Price Range: $2,000 - $2,900

9. George Street Photo and Video

3 locations in Chicago, Orland Park and Schaumburg, IL 866.831.4103 | georgestreetphoto.com
Founded in an apartment by three friends, George Street Photo and Video has propelled into one of Chicago’s most respected wedding photography studios. With an armed team of passionate experts, GSPV is built differently than anyone in the industry. You first meet with wedding consultants who will assess your style and needs, choosing a few photographers who showcase your desires. After one-on-one consultations you choose a photographer you feel can best capture your special day. The company’s assignments team who understand the importance of being able to trust the person capturing your once-in-a-lifetime wedding moments carefully hires photographers at GSPV. GSPV’s wedding coordinators will then walk you through every step of the wedding photography process. From selecting an ideal engagement shoot location to formatting your wedding album, the coordinators at GSPV leave no stone unturned, relieving the photography stress from your big day. One step ahead in technology, you can be confident that your wedding photographs will be delivered with the latest technological designs. GSPV can contribute its success to its thoughtful planning, whether it be their extensive hiring process or their in-depth style assessment in getting to know you as a couple. This extensive planning allows you to focus on what matters most, enjoying your big day. Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999

10. Just Love Me {Photography + Design}

1246A Remington Road Chicago, IL (& Suburbs) 708-990-6724 l justlovemepd.com
With a love for catching life’s special moments, passion drives Just Love Me Photography and Design. The team of two sisters brings a love of family, work and art to Chicago wedding photography. They believe that as life flies by, certain moments need to be captured and furthermore preserved. Julie and Jessica bring this fresh and modern approach to weddings in Chicago and worldwide. Rather than staged portraits, Just Love Me Photography and Design strives to reflect the emotion of those special moments and turn them into pieces of art. They bring a level of creativity to highlight the feeling of love and the color of life in photos. Just Love Me Photography and Design can shoot your engagement and wedding photos, and will build a relationship with you throughout the process. They share an appreciation of precious moments with loved ones and want you to relive those memories over and over again through their photos. Love Me Photography will learn what shots are important to you and bring a modern and artsy approach to your vision. Jessica and Julie bring energy, skill, and creativity and continue to serve as a top choice among Chicago wedding photographers.  Starting Price Range: $2,000- $2,099

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