Illinois Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photojournalists of Illinois

For the best photography on your big day, you’ll want a wedding photojournalist to take artful, beautiful pictures reflecting real emotions and moments, not contrived situations or posed performances. You also need a professional who can make your family and guests feel at ease. Meet the accredited member photographers of the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

28 Featured Photographers available for your wedding...

Victoria Sprung is a wedding photographer serving brides and grooms all around Illinois and Chicago

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...

Victoria Sprung

Sprung Photo

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3900 (USD)
 Elena Bazini works at weddings in Illinois and Chicago as a photographer

When I’m not photographing weddings, you are most likely to find me traveling the world or straight up relaxing with my husband in Logan Square. My favorite recent trips include Thailand, France, and the Northwest Territories of...

Elena Bazini

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Jason Brown is an multi award-winning Chicago, IL based wedding photographer

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...

Jason Brown

J. Brown Photography

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
William Nunnally serves brides in and around Illinois and Chicago

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...

William Nunnally

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
2400 (USD)
modern, documentary wedding photography by Allison  Williams

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...

Allison Williams

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Chicago is home to wedding photojournalist Steve Koo - IL

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...

Steve Koo

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3900 (USD)
Candice C.  Cusic Chicago wedding photographer

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...

Candice C. Cusic

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3900 (USD)
Mark Black has 25 years of photojournalistic work history to capture the fleeting moments on wedding day.

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...

Mark Black

St. Charles in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
1950 (USD)
Illinois is home to WPJA photographer of the year - Steve Matteo

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...

Steve Matteo

Glenview in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
Raw emotion drives the wedding photography of Chicago resident,  Noelle Adams.

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...

Noelle Adams

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
Heather DeCamp calls Illinois and Chicago home for her business of wedding photography

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...

Heather DeCamp

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
4200 (USD)
Dawn Roscoe started at Art Institute of Chicago, where her photography career took off

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...

Dawn Roscoe

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3600 (USD)
Chicago, IL is home to photojournalistic photographer Sebastian Rotarski

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...

Sebastian Rotarski

Rotarski Photography

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Working exclusively on weddings, Peter Pawinski has a background in newspaper photojournalism

I am a photojournalist with over 13 years experience (250+ 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...

Peter Pawinski

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Jennifer Jackson is at ease when photographing people

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...

Jennifer Jackson

Jennography

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3400 (USD)
Illinois photographer Travis Haughton started out in the newspaper industry but now shoots weddings

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...

Travis Haughton

Wasabi Photography

Oak Park in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3900 (USD)
Eva Ho is photographing weddings in Chicago, IL with a candid approach.

A Hong Kong native, Eva has called Chicago home for almost two decades. When her first son was born in 2009, she quit her lucrative job at Corporate America as a management consultant and pursued her passion in photography. Her...

Eva Ho

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
1900 (USD)
 Studio Verite Photography was founded in Illinois by Justin Runquist.

Studio Verite Photography is Justin Runquist and Kristy Walker. In 2007 we transitioned from newspaper photojournalists to wedding photojournalists, and formed this business. We traded our boots and cargo pants for dress shoes...

Justin Runquist

Studio Vérité Photography

Arlington Heights in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
5000 (USD)
Lane Christiansen shot photos at multiple newspapers as a photojournalist

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...

Lane Christiansen

Willow Lane Photography

Algonquin in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Photography of Weddings by Chad Husar

Chad Husar

Husar Photography

Chicago in Illinois, US
Starting Price:
3800 (USD)
Raymond Iavasile works in Michigan as a husband and wife team photographing weddings.

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...

Ray Iavasile

Ray Anthony Photography

Birmingham in Michigan, US
Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
Mantas Kubilinskas is a Lithuania-born, D.C.-based wedding photographer.

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...

Mantas Kubilinskas

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US
Starting Price:
3900 (USD)
Leah Moyers is a traveling photographer with a fine arts background from Knoxville, TN.

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...

Leah Moyers

Knoxville in Tennessee, US
Starting Price:
3600 (USD)
Michelle Robinson has worked at newspapers as reporter and photographer.

Michelle Robinson worked for a newspaper as reporter/photographer. While there she earned a North Carolina Press Association award for her photography. She has since taken her love of photojournalism and has been a full time...

Michelle Robinson

Michelle & Sara Photography

Mebane in North Carolina, US
Starting Price:
3200 (USD)
Madison, WI based wedding photojournalist Steve Daubs

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...

Steve Daubs

Madison in Wisconsin, US
Starting Price:
1795 (USD)
Nathan Welton has had his wedding imagery appear in The Knot, Brides, Town and Country, Style Me Pretty,

Nathan Welton has been shooting weddings full time since 2006. From 2008 to 2012, he was an Our World Photographer for Sigma Photo, one of the world's largest camera and lens companies. His wedding imagery has appeared in...

Nathan Welton

Dreamtime Images

Estes Park in Colorado, US
Starting Price:
5000 (USD)
Courtney Larson photographs weddings for brides in Arizona, Phoenix

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...

Courtney Larson

Inloveness Photography

Phoenix in Arizona, US
Starting Price:
3200 (USD)
Florida and Orlando are destination wedding locations served by Gian Carlo Brand

I used to think I was a introvert. However, through photography I have learned that I am quite social and incredibly intuitive with people's feeling and personalities. This comes in handy when working with couples, brides,...

Gian Carlo Brand

Gian Carlo Photography

Clermont in Florida, US
Starting Price:
4000 (USD)

Wedding Photojournalists from Illinois

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3 more photographers available for your wedding...

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...

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...

2000 US Dollar

Brad Meyer

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Brad spends his weekdays as an Art Director for a major advertising agency in Chicago and his weekends photographing every kind of wedding imaginable. With a decade's worth of storytelling experience, his favorite part about being a wedding...

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. 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Client Letters

Jennifer & Chase

Photographed by Mark Black

I can't thank you enough for your hard work! So many happy tears when I saw the photos. You captured the emotion behind the...

Jennifer & Steve

Photographed by Noelle Adams

I finally saw the video today and, I have to admit, I cried my eyes out when I finally watched it at home! You captured the day so...

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...