six chicago wedding photographers who caught our eye
Choosing your wedding photographer is a big decision. In a way, who you pick determines how you remember your wedding day for years to come. Check out these six amazing Chicago wedding photographers as potential options, or even just for some inspiration. These are all 100% editorial recs — no pay for play here.
“Hey! I'm Geneva (yes, like the city!). I'm a fine art wedding photographer passionate about telling real stories through organic, candid images. I shoot a combination of film and digital to create photographs that are timeless and give you that twinge of nostalgia when you look through them. I use my art background to incorporate principles of color, composition, and light into each frame. I'm laid back but super organized and love walking through the engagement process with my couples, helping them plan their wedding day for the best possible photos.”
2. Esther Baban/Oh So Lovely
“My road to photography started 4 years ago in hopes to tell love stories through photos. I know this is the road I am supposed to be on, I am meant to inspire and move others through the images I take. Throughout my journey, I have met beautiful people who have left me in awe of how much love there is. That is why my sole purpose is to create images that take your breath away, inspire you, and leave you with life long memories to share with loved ones.”
3. Danielle Heinson Photography
“I’ve been taking photos ever since I learned how to hold a camera- It’s my true passion in life & I am so lucky to also call it my career! Beyond being behind the lens, I've immersed myself in photography in other ways, working as a professional editor & retoucher for small businesses & large corporations. Working from this perspective has given me a true appreciation for all aspects of the art form, from coordinating shoots, to clicking the shutter, to post-production. Over the years my varied experience awakened my creative curiosity, and I am always up for anything to get the perfect shot.”
4. Erika Mattingly Photography
“I'm Erika, Chicago-based wedding photographer with a love of intimate and documentary style images. I'm a true believer in that the photos I capture for couples are not only there to serve them, but also to serve their family, friends, and future generations to come. Documenting cherished memories for my couples and their loved ones is such a gift that I am blessed to call my career.”
5. Mary Rose Photography
“I'm Mary Rose, the photographer behind Mary Rose Photography. I tell the real, vibrant love stories of each of my couples, capturing their families, their friends, and their relationship in a clean, classic, and artistic way. My goal is to leave my couples with iconic wedding photographs that floods them with all the love and emotion from their day.”
6. Ed & Aileen Photography
“We're Ed & Aileen. We aren't your typical wedding photographers, and our kickass couples aren't your typical brides and grooms. We believe you should love fearlessly, explore endlessly, and live authentically. If you believe that too, then we won’t hesitate for a second to pour our entire selves into telling your unique story. Together let’s capture those fleeting moments where your heart is bursting at the seams, where your smile goes wild from laughter, and where you’re left breathless by a single touch from the love of your life.”
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