Illinois Wedding Photographers

If you choose one of our WPJA Illinois wedding photojournalists as your wedding photographer, please let them know you found them through the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

The WPJA at a glance: The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the best Illinois wedding photographers at your fingertips, by granting membership only to the most talented professional wedding photographers in the world--photographers who focus solely on using their documentary photography skills to capture ‘the moments’ of your wedding day.

Steve  Koo
3900 US Dollar

Steve Koo

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Steve is a WPJA and AG-WPJA award winning wedding photographer. Before discovering his love for wedding photojournalism, Steve pursued fine art photography with a passion, and it influences his work even today. Steve wants to capture all the fun and...

Allison  Williams
3000 US Dollar

Allison Williams

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Chicago-based photographer Allison Williams specializes in modern, documentary wedding photography. Allison worked as a staff photojournalist for Sun-Times Media before starting her own company in 2010. She continues to photograph news and events...

Candice C.  Cusic
3900 US Dollar

Candice C. Cusic

Chicago in Illinois, United States

I’m Candice C. Cusic, a Chicago wedding photographer and family photographer. I am a photojournalist by training and visual storyteller at heart. I believe that the best images are moment-driven, and that you don’t need a hundred photographs of you...

Mark  Black
1950 US Dollar

Mark Black

St. Charles in Illinois, United States

Mark Black uses his over 25 years of photojournalistic experience to capture the precious and sometimes fleeting moments of your wedding day. Mark's fascination with photography began with the discovery of an old camera in his grandmother'...

Steve  Matteo
3500 US Dollar

Steve Matteo

Glenview in Illinois, United States

WPJA 2012 Photographer of the Year. The importance of having a professional photographer at your wedding can’t be understated – a seasoned pro captures all of the emotions of your big day naturally, unobtrusively, and beautifully. I bring my...

4200 US Dollar

Anne Ryan

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Anne Ryan has more than 30 years of professional photojournalism experience, including 10 years as a staff photographer for USA Today and several years of freelance for national and international magazines. Anne photographs weddings with her...

Jason  Thomas
1800 US Dollar

Jlasan Photography: Jason Thomas

Homewood in Illinois, United States
Jason  Brown
3500 US Dollar

J. Brown Photography: Jason Brown

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Jason Brown is an award-winning Chicago wedding photographer who has been documenting weddings since 2002. His years as a staff photojournalist shapes his approach to each and every wedding. Whether your wedding is traditional or quirky, epic or...

4200 US Dollar

John Zich

Chicago in Illinois, United States

John Zich and his wife, WPJA award-winner Anne Ryan, photograph news events for the world's leading publications. We also shoot a select few weddings a year. Working as a team, we use our story-telling approach to produce award-winning wedding...

Victoria  Sprung
3900 US Dollar

Sprung Photo: Victoria Sprung

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Having started with fashion photography, I have found my niche as a wedding "documentarian". I love how different each wedding is, and how there is always an opportunity to catch a moment. I thrive in low light, indoor, night time...

3500 US Dollar

Noelle Adams

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Raw emotion is what drives my photography. As a visual storyteller my goal is to capture the raw, spontaneous moments that make up a wedding day and to show your unique love story through photos. My goal is not just to make incredible photographs,...

William  Nunnally
2400 US Dollar

William Nunnally

Chicago in Illinois, United States

I have shot everything from weddings in the cornfields of rural Illinois to a World Series at Fenway Park, all in search of the perfect moment. I started my award-winning photojournalism career in Boston shooting for The Boston Herald, Red Sox and...

2500 US Dollar

West Photography: Nathaniel West

Mattoon in Illinois, United States

Nathaniel West operates West Photography in Mattoon, Illinois, and focuses on authenticity, artistry and storytelling. For more than 20 years, Nathaniel has been a photojournalist as well as a professional wedding and portrait photographer, so...

2000 US Dollar

Brad Meyer

Chicago in Illinois, United States
Heather  DeCamp
4200 US Dollar

Heather DeCamp

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Someone recently asked me what I plan to be doing in 30 years and the answer was clear, photography. Photography is my job, its my hobby, its my passion. A life without photography does not sense to me. I look at the entire world around me at all...

Dawn  Roscoe
3600 US Dollar

Dawn Roscoe

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Photography and art have always been an integral part of my life and always evolving with new technologies, education and mediums. My interest in picture making, led me to my first career in advertising and business where I was constantly surrounded...

Sebastian  Rotarski
3000 US Dollar

Rotarski Photography: Sebastian Rotarski

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Photography is a compulsive reaction for me. I simply love the craft. ​Always having been told I can't sit still, I thrive on the unexpected, which for me comes with the ultimate sense of freedom. I'm definitely a vagabond at heart...

2500 US Dollar

Peter Pawinski

Chicago in Illinois, United States

I am a photojournalist with over 12 years experience (200+ weddings), and now I nearly exclusively work on weddings because I love the work and my clients. It is an honor and privilege to memorialize the events of a couple’s most important day...

Jennifer  Jackson
3000 US Dollar

Jennography: Jennifer Jackson

Chicago in Illinois, United States

I am a Chicago-based photographer living in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago with my husband, and closest friend, Shawn.  When I was thirteen I picked up my mother's camera and started documenting our lives. The one hour photo lab down...

Travis  Haughton
3900 US Dollar

Wasabi Photography: Travis Haughton

Oak Park in Illinois, United States

Travis began shooting weddings while working as a newspaper photojournalist in the Chicago suburbs. Travis continues to shoot news and sports throughout the Chicago area. He currently lives in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood with his wife...

Lane  Christiansen
2500 US Dollar

Willow Lane Photography: Lane Christiansen

Algonquin in Illinois, United States

I have been documenting weddings for five years. In-between weddings, I worked at multiple award-winning newspapers including The Herald in Jasper, Indiana, and the Chicago Tribune. In the past I have been awarded third place overall in the...

3800 US Dollar

Husar Photography: Chad Husar

Chicago in Illinois, United States
4000 US Dollar

Elena Bazini

Chicago in Illinois, United States
Raymond  Iavasile
3500 US Dollar

Ray Anthony Photography: Ray Iavasile

Birmingham in Michigan, United States

Ray Anthony Photography is now better than ever! As a husband and wife team, combined, we will offer you Ray's love and passion for his documentary style of photographing weddings, and Beth's own creative talents as well! She has spent...

3900 US Dollar

Mantas Kubilinskas

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, United States

I’m Mantas Kubilinskas. I am a Lithuania-born, D.C.-based photographer. Photography is more than my job. It is my hobby and my passion. As a photographer, every day is like Christmas for me. I get just as excited for each session as a kid admiring...

Leah  Moyers
3600 US Dollar

Leah Moyers

Knoxville in Tennessee, United States

Leah Moyers is a traveling wedding photographer with a fine arts background located in Knoxville, TN. Her style is unobtrusive, candid, and thoughtfully captured. She creates relationships with clients that allow her to capture them authentically...

Steve  Daubs
1795 US Dollar

Steve Daubs

Madison in Wisconsin, United States

I love stories. They make us, they explain the world to us, and they are the road we travel through in life. I've always loved telling them, whether it was short stories and poems I wrote in high school or photographs of people on the streets...

3200 US Dollar

Inloveness Photography: Courtney Larson

Phoenix in Arizona, United States

Courtney Larson: Storyteller, Documentarian, Boss-lady, Creme Brulee lover, Googling Expert, Golden Girl Courtney has always been telling stories, ever since she can remember. Whether it be crayola doodles, painting on a canvas, traveling the...

Getting Married in Illinois

In northern Illinois, wedding photos taken in one of the premier Japanese gardens in the country will depict the peace and serenity of this beautiful site. Sparkling waterfalls, formal gardens, koi ponds and a teahouse make beautiful backdrops for the Illinois wedding photojournalist. In the heart of Chicago, which sets a lakeside view of Lake Michigan, couples will find both entertainment and elegance. Chicago's, Millennium Park, offers spacious areas surrounded by the sites and sounds of the city, making for ideal wedding photography opportunities. In the river country of western Illinois, wedding photography prospects include scenic sites along the Mississippi River. The Wildlife Prairie State Park or Spoon River Valley are just a couple of the many interesting locations this river country has to offer. With the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, wedding photographers will enjoy the many acres of beautiful forest to use as a backdrop for photographs. If your Illinois wedding will be in the Central part of the state, there are many interesting, historic sites. This part of the state features the State Capitol, Springfield, the famous Route 66, and even Amish Villages. Because of the rich and diverse culture of Illinois, wedding locations throughout the state offer something for everyone.

WPJA Illinois Photographers will travel to:

Addison • Albion • Aledo • Algonquin • Alsip • Altamont • Alto Pass • Alton • Amboy • Anna • Antioch • Apple River • Arcola • Arlington • Arlington Heights • Arthur • Astoria • Athens • Atlanta • Atwood • Augusta • Aurora • Avon • Baldwin • Barrington • Barry • Bartlett • Bartonville • Batavia • Beardstown • Beaverville • Bedford Park • Beecher • Belknap • Belleville • Bellwood • Belvidere • Bement • Bensenville • Benton • Bernadotte • Berwyn • Bethany • Bishop Hill • Blandinsville • Bloomingdale • Bloomington • Blue Island • Bolingbrook • Bourbonnais • Braceville • Bradley • Braidwood • Breese • Bridgeview • Brighton • Brimfield • Broadview • Brookfield • Buffalo Grove • Burbank • Burnham • Burr Ridge • Bushnell • Byron • Cahokia • Cairo • Caledonia • Calumet City • Calumet Park • Cambridge • Camp Point • Canton • Capron • Carbondale • Carlinville • Carlyle • Carmi • Carol Stream • Carpentersville • Carrollton • Carterville • Carthage • Cary • Casey • Caseyville • Cave-in-Rock • Centralia • Centreville • Champaign • Chandlerville • Channahon • Charleston • Chatham • Chenoa • Cherry Valley • Chester • Chicago • Chicago Heights • Chillicothe • Cicero • Clarendon Hills • Clayton • Clinton • Cobden • Coffeen • Colchester • Collinsville • Columbia • Countryside • Cowden • Crestwood • Crete • Crystal Lake • Cuba • Dahinda • Danville • DeKalb • DeWitt • Decatur • Deerfield • Depue • Des Plaines • Dewey • Dixon • Dongola • Downers Grove • Du Quoin • Dunlap • Dwight • East Alton • East Dubuque • East Dundee • East Moline • East Peoria • East St. Louis • Eddyville • Edwardsville • Effingham • El Paso • Elburn • Eldorado • Eldred • Elgin • Elizabeth • Elk Grove Village • Ellis Grove • Elmhurst • Elsah • Equality • Eureka • Evanston • Fairfield • Fairview Heights • Farmer City • Findlay • Flora • Flossmoor • Forest City • Forreston • Forsyth • Fox Lake • Frankfort • Franklin Grove • Franklin Park • Freeburg • Freeport • Fulton • Galena • Galesburg • Garden Prairie • Geneseo • Geneva • Genoa • Georgetown • Germantown • Gibson City • Gillespie • Gilman • Girard • Glen Ellyn • Glencoe • Glendale Heights • Glenview • Glenwood • Godfrey • Golconda • Grafton • Grand Tower • Granite City • Grant Park • Grass Lake • Grayslake • Grayville • Greenup • Greenville • Griggsville • Gurnee • Hanover • Hanover Park • Harmon • Harrisburg • Harvard • Harvey • Harwood Heights • Havana • Hazel Crest • Hennepin • Henry • Herrin • Heyworth • Hickory Hills • Highland • Highland Park • Highwood • Hillsboro • Hillside • Hinsdale • Hoffman Estates • Homewood • Hoopeston • Hopedale • Hudson • Huntley • Hutsonville • Ina • Ingleside • Itasca • Jacksonville • Jerseyville • Johnsburg • Johnsonville • Johnston City • Joliet • Jonesboro • Kankakee • Keithsburg • Kenilworth • Kewanee • Kilbourne • Kildeer • Kinmundy • Knoxville • La Grange • La Salle • Lacon • Lake Bluff • Lake Forest • Lake in the Hills • Lakemoor • Lakewood • Lanark • Lansing • Lawrenceville • Le Roy • Leaf River • Lebanon • Lemont • Lena • Lewistown • Libertyville • Lick Creek • Lincoln • Lincolnshire • Lincolnwood • Lisle • Litchfield • Lockport • Lombard • Long Grove • Lostant • Loves Park • Low Point • Lyons • Machesney Park • Mackinaw • Macomb • Madison • Mahomet • Makanda • Malta • Manito • Manteno • Manville • Maple Park • Marengo • Marion • Marissa • Markham • Marseilles • Marshall • Maryville • Mascoutah • Mason City • Matteson • Mattoon • Maywood • McHenry • McLean • McLeansboro • McNabb • Medinah • Melrose Park • Mendota • Meredosia • Mermet • Metamora • Metropolis • Midlothian • Miller City • Millstadt • Minier • Mokena • Moline • Momence • Monee • Monmouth • Monticello • Morris • Morrison • Morton • Morton Grove • Mound City • Mt. Carmel • Mt. Carroll • Mt. Morris • Mt. Prospect • Mt. Pulaski • Mt. Sterling • Mt. Vernon • Mt. Zion • Muddy • Mundelein • Murphysboro • Naperville • Nashville • Nauvoo • New Athens • New Lenox • Newark • Newton • Niles • Normal • Norridge • North Aurora • North Chicago • Northbrook • Northfield • O'Fallon • Oak Brook • Oak Forest • Oak Lawn • Oak Park • Oakbrook Terrace • Oakland • Oakwood • Oblong • Oglesby • Ohio • Okawville • Olive Branch • Olmsted • Olney • Olympia Fields • Onarga • Oquawka • Oregon • Orion • Orland Park • Oswego • Ottawa • Ozark • Palatine • Palestine • Palmyra • Palos Heights • Palos Hills • Pana • Paris • Park Ridge • Paw Paw • Paxton • Pekin • Peoria • Peoria Heights • Peru • Petersburg • Pinckneyville • Pittsfield • Plainfield • Plainview • Polo • Pomona • Pontiac • Pontoon Beach • Poplar Grove • Port Byron • Princeton • Prophetstown • Prospect Heights • Quincy • Ramsey • Rantoul • Record • Red Bud • Richmond • River Forest • River Grove • Riverwoods • Robinson • Rochelle • Rochester • Rock Falls • Rock Island • Rockford • Rolling Meadows • Romeoville • Roscoe • Roselle • Rosemont • Rossville • Round Lake Beach • Salem • Sandwich • Savanna • Scales Mound • Schaumburg • Schiller Park • Secor • Sesser • Shabbona • Shawneetown • Sheffield • Shelbyville • Shorewood • Simpson • Skokie • South Beloit • South Holland • Sparta • Spring Valley • Springfield • St. Charles • St. Elmo • Staunton • Sterling • Stockton • Strasburg • Streamwood • Streator • Sugar Grove • Sullivan • Sumner • Sycamore • Tamms • Taylorville • Thebes • Thomson • Tinley Park • Tiskilwa • Toledo • Toulon • Trenton • Troy • Tuscola • Ullin • University Park • Urbana • Utica • Valmeyer • Vandalia • Vernon Hills • Victoria • Vienna • Villa Park • Virginia • Volo • Wadsworth • Walnut • Warren • Warrenville • Washburn • Washington • Waterloo • Watseka • Wauconda • Waukegan • Wenona • West Chicago • West Dundee • West Frankfort • Westchester • Westmont • Westville • Wheaton • Wheeling • White Hall • Whittington • Williamsville • Willow Springs • Willowbrook • Wilmette • Wilmington • Winchester • Windsor • Winfield • Winnetka • Winthrop Harbor • Wood Dale • Wood River • Woodbine • Woodridge • Woodstock • Worth • Wyoming • Yorkville • Zion

Client Letters

Anthony & Dan

Photographed by Mark Black

Mark, The pictures turned out great! It was such a beautiful day & because of you, we have these moments captured in time forever...

Amanda & Jeff

Photographed by Mark Black

You truly are an artist! You did an amazing job and were so easy to work with. We couldn't be happier!...

Sarah & Charles

Photographed by William Nunnally

We met with other photographers about a year ago, but they were either too aggressive or too passive and all fairly cliche. Not so...