Post # 1
Hey there! So I’m looking for a wedding photographer in the Chicago area that has a more photojournalistic approach and maybe some posed traditional shots (with a twist) but I really don’t want to pay a fortune! The only problem is… I’m a photography student (apiring wedding photographer) so I’m a little bit picky. Maybe not so much picky… but I know what I want. I’m looking for someone who can meet my needs without charging me an arm and a leg… Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago
I’m using Jeremy Lawson- he’s awesome- but also expensive. I actually have a friend who is in photography school, interned with a wedding photography company, and is currently starting her own business. If you want any links to her work, PM me! 🙂
Post # 4
In Chicago, I LOVE Kara Schultz’s work and she’s amazingly sweet too!
Post # 5
I know Maggie Rife negotiates, maybe give a look?
Post # 6
Olivia Leigh is worth every penny.
Post # 7
@kwynn: I really like her website. Have you worked with her?
Post # 8
I’m a fellow photographer and Kara knows her stuff. She has been somewhat of a mentor to me and I know from talking to her that she really helps her brides and showcases all of them. She’s just so nice and has really helped me improve my work professionally!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
My friend is a photographer, he has done a few weddings and has a few coming up, although he usually does creative portraiture work. He might have what you’re looking for; more spontaneous shots coupled with posings. Check out his website!
You can also look him up on facebook by searching “Photo Tsumi” ; it has more recent work.
When our day comes, he’s going to have the choice of being our photographer or one of my best men!
Post # 10
@kwynn: Thank you very much!
Post # 12
@ChiBride09: Check out Cristina G Photography. I am using her and I am in love with her pictures!
Post # 13
we used Maggie Rife and she is phenomenal.
Post # 14
@AshleyR83: Cristina G is fantastic (from what I’ve seen), but unfortunately she is booked on our wedding day.
I also wanted to give a great recommendation to Miller + Miller Photography… we did our e-pics with them and they are fantastic!
Post # 15
Try Photos And Company. I went with them from my engagement photos, they were recommended to me from a good friend of mine. They were really accomodating and really sat with me to find a style and vision for the photos. They turned out great and were affordable! They are working on expanding their wedding section and told me they’d offer me a discount. They were too sweet! Wouldn’t hurt to ask them about it!