(Closed) Looking for modern and edgy wedding photographer recommendations in Chicago

posted 9 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh, when I think of edgy the first studio that I associate with that is Real Life Weddings! http://www.reallifeweddings.com/ These guys are awesome and very non-traditional. We looked at a LOT of photographers and these would have been our first choice except that we wanted something less edgy πŸ™‚ They do beautiful work and are obviously extremely talented. We also met with them and they were professional and nice to talk to. If you hire them you MUST post some photos! Here is one of the photos from their wedding gallery.

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

Oh my gosh, there are SO MANY awesome Chicago photographers! As a wedding planner, I am lucky to have worked with some of the best! 2 of my faves have already been mentioned – Steve Koo and Jeremy Lawson

Here are ones I love to recommend:

– Olivia Leigh – http://www.olivialeighphotographie.com/
– Kenny Kim – www.kennykim.com
– Laurie Peacock – www.lauriepeacock.com
– Second Print Productions – www.secondprintproductions.com

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

While I’m always biased toward my hubby-to-be Steve Koo (as I mentioned above!), I also love Jeremy Lawson, Olivia Leigh and Laurie Peacock (my wedding photographer!!). Also Dawn Roscoe is another great one –

http://dawnephoto.com/

All just depends on your style and budget and how edgy you want to go. But there are a lot of great photographers listed above!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

how about chennergy?

their work is absolutely to die for!! they did mrs. meatball’s wedding. her pics are on here as well as their site. they are absolutely divine!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t know what your budget is but check out http://www.theyoungrens.com they did our pics and their incredible!!  <span style=”font-family: Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; white-space: pre;”>http://theyoungrens.com/blog/?p=1243 they are out of San Diego

<span style=”font-family: Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; white-space: pre;”>but are always willing to travel anywhere! check it out ;D

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

whoa… what did something really weird… the link to our pics is http://theyoungrens.com/blog/?p=1234 they are out of San Diego but are always willing to travel anywhere… Enjoy and check it out πŸ˜€

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

check out George Street they are awesome.  We picked David he is really photo journalistic.  Stay away from companies with only one photographer, because, God forbid anything happens who will be able to fill in.  Pictures are the only thing you will have to look back on your special day. George Street has back up photographers and each photographers have two cameras of the same quality in case something happens to the camera.  Also they suggested to pay for the photographer’s meal at the venue so that if there is a photo op he can get right in and take pics.  If you don’t get them at plate the photographer will leave for an hour. George Street is in Chicago on Lincoln and Montrose and also in Schamburg next to House of Brides.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hey there.  I’m going to suggest a photographer here in Toronto who travels extensively to various clients.  His name is Dmitri Markine and he’s been named as one of the top photographers in Canada (can’t find the article right now, though).  His prices are pretty decent, starting at $3K (in CDN funds).  We would have booked him but discovered him only after we already booked a photographer.

http://www.dmitrimarkine.com/

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Dunno if you’re still looking, but check out Jean Rene Geoffrion

He’s a friend of mine’s BIL, and he did their beatiful wedding photos (check out Stephanie and Bruno on his website).

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

@Mrs.Chocolate Popcorn – generally photographers who work solo/have their own company ensure that should they not be able to make it for any reason (ie be near death or in a coma!), they will ensure that there is a photographer of the same quaility at your event. My wedding photographer has that in her contract, I believe, and so does my hubby-to-be. There’s a strong network of photographers who all know each other (especially in cities like Chicago) so between everyone they know/know of, it’s pretty reasonable to assume that someone of that group will be available.

SO – that’s a great question for anyone to ask their photographer when meeting with them – ie what is the backup plan? πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Wannabee

@ Miss Stiletto – I just saw your husband’s blog. AWESOME! We’re flying into Chicago just to take pix. I emailed him already. Hopefully he’s avail that day πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recommendation πŸ˜‰

Post # 16
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Newbee

Try http://www.plumtreestudio.com/

We used them and loved their style, friendly nature and professionalism. Best value in town from what we found!

 

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