(Closed) Modern Artistic Chicago Photographer Needed!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you’re willing to splurge, my photographer is Matushek and they have that style you are looking for. They are about 2K but you get two shooters and all that you ask for. You may be able to negotiate since you dont want to do engagement photos. 

Post # 5
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

3000 is usually a starting point with Chicago photographers.  Olivia Leigh is my favorite in Chicago, but I think she’s in the 5K range at least.

Post # 6
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

One of my best friends is a photographer, he has a pretty modern, very vibrant style and he has lots of experience photographing nature (he has done weddings and events too of course).  Last I asked him his rate for weddings was around $2000, so you might want to check him out as an option!  I don’t think he has been to Independence Grove before, but he’s the kind of guy that would definitely go check it out beforehand.  In fact, any photographer you talk to, you might as well ask if they would be willing to scout out the location before hand for you, even if they haven’t been there before!

Only facebook because his website is undergoing maintanence.. examples of wedding photography are under the album “Little Bit of Love” https://www.facebook.com/PhotoTsumi

Good luck in your search!!

Post # 9
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Skandyg:  Just to push a bit more for Matushek… they are the kindest vendors I have ever met. They take a bit longer to respond since (I believe) they still work, but they are a husband and wife team. And they are very fun, personable, and energetic. Our meeting with them was like meeting with old friends for coffee. 

Also, originally, they charged us 2500 for our 2013 wedding to anticipate their rates changing. But when they decided to keep it at 2k, they emailed us back and said that they would decrease our rate as well. They totally didn’t have to do it. We had already signed the contract and we wouldn’t have said a word if we did find out. But they were honest! 

Post # 11
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Good luck!!!! We almost booked our wedding at Independence Grove but it is in late fall and wouldn’t look as beautiful as it will for your June wedding!

We are actually using Jeremy Lawson and just had our engagement photos with him. He is super awesome but definitely up there in price.

I had some friends use this photographer and everyone I know  that has seen them loves their wedding photos but I don’t know what her price is.




Post # 14
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Skandyg:  AWWW that’s such a bummer. We did a lot of research and here are some others near your price range (so, under 2500):

Jennifer Schaffer 

Laura Esign

Ann Oleinik

Happily Ever After

Kuehl Studios

Pawinski Photography 

Schademan Studios

Cage and Aquarium 

Millicent Wong 

Brian Swisher


Mark Cambell

Tanya Vasquez

Kathleen Thame

Dave Suarez 

Post # 15
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I dont vouche for their creativity, just for their prices. We ranked them so I think out of all them, Cage and Aquarium got the highest score. 

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