(Closed) Help! I need a wedding photographer

posted 7 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are using Jamie Grant.  She is based out of Bloomington-Normal, but travels.  We love her style, she’s super sweet, and easy to work with.  She traveled up to Long Grove for our epics.  Check her out: http://www.jamiegrantphotography.com/

Post # 4
394 posts
Helper bee

whats your budget for photography? aka how much is officially “signing over your financial soul” ?

Post # 6
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Okay, well first I have to suggest our photographers, a husband and wife team, Miller + Miller (mmfotos.com).  The current pricing is $3499 (includes high-res disc of images and personal use license and unlimited time) and $250 more to include an engagement shoot.  They are very experienced in downtown Chicago shoots and would know all the great places to go.  I realize they are more than you want to spend so here are a more suggestions:

http://www.mlindsayphotography.com  Packages start at $2500.

http://www.alixklingenberg.com  Packages start at $2600.  

Best of luck!


Post # 7
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Ravenswood Billboard Factory

I’m obsessed with my photographer! Her packages are definitely within your budget and she’s a total sweetheart.  You can see my engagement photos on the blog, but be sure to check out her site, too.  Good luck!

JordanQuinn Photography: http://jordanquinnphoto.com/

Post # 8
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I recommend Anna Guziak (www.annaguziak.com). We used her for our wedding. She shoots with her husband, so you get two people, it was unlimited all day shooting. The package she had didn’t have photos on CD, but we negotiated those instead of having them make a professional album. So I’m sure they can do the same for you.

We were married 1.5 years ago and back then the pricing was below your $3000 limit. I can’t imagine they’ve bumped it up beyond that.

Also located in the Chicago area and takes pictues in the city often.

Post # 9
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Best photographer in Chicago, longtime resident, does more than just weddings so she doesn’t lose finding the “moment” – Ana Miyares. 


She shot my sister, my sister’s sister in law, my friend’s best friend…  She is amazing.  I was scared I wouldn’t be able to afford her but she has worked out a great package for us that is within you budget.

And since the photos are the only tangible thing left after the wedding, I feel like it is more important than the dress and worth the extra money.  Believe me!

Post # 10
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I highly recommend Dan Gin: http://www.yelp.com/biz/dan-gin-photography-and-photo-booths-chicago#query:wedding%20photographer

Victoria Sprung: http://www.yelp.com/biz/victoria-sprung-photography-chicago#query:wedding%20photographer

Matt Ginger: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ginger-by-design-chicago-2#query:wedding%20photographer

I’ve met all of these photographers through Yelp events over the years. I can’t recommend them enough!

Post # 12
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You should use Sarah Tilotta. Shes fabulous, I’m flying her down to LA just to use her for our wedding!





Post # 13
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am using Miller + Miller. They are great to work with and pretty reasonable given how talented they are!

Post # 14
26 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Kate Botwinski Photography is amazing!! Her and her husband are based out of Minneapolis, but travel everywhere. Highly Highly recommend them!

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