Illinois Wedding Photographers

If you choose one of our WPJA Illinois wedding photojournalists as your wedding photographer, please let them know you found them through the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

The WPJA at a glance: The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the best Illinois wedding photographers at your fingertips, by granting membership only to the most talented professional wedding photographers in the world--photographers who focus solely on using their documentary photography skills to capture ‘the moments’ of your wedding day.

Steve  Koo
3900 US Dollar

Steve Koo

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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 capture all the fun and excitement of the wedding day with vibrant, timeless images.

4600 US Dollar

Genevieve Lauren Photography: Genevieve Burruss

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Genevieve is a multi WPJA and an AG-WPJA award winning destination photographer dually based in Chicago and San Francisco.

Allison  Williams
3000 US Dollar

Allison Williams

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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.

Candice C.  Cusic
3900 US Dollar

Candice C. Cusic

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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 photographs of you and your partner smiling for the camera.

Mark  Black
2000 US Dollar

Mark Black

St. Charles in Illinois, United States

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 his grandmother's basement at the age of 10.

Steve  Matteo
3500 US Dollar

Steve Matteo

Glenview in Illinois, United States

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 beautifully. I bring my unique style of photojournalism to your wedding or portrait session, and together we c

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 husband fellow WPJA photographer John Zich.

Jason  Thomas
1800 US Dollar

Jlasan Photography: Jason Thomas

Homewood in Illinois, United States
Jason  Brown
3500 US Dollar

J. Brown Photography: Jason Brown

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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.

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 pictures and spectacular wedding books.

Victoria  Sprung
3900 US Dollar

Victoria Sprung

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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, night time situations. I'm obsessed with giving my clients timeless, classic imagery...

3500 US Dollar

Noelle Adams

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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.

William  Nunnally
2400 US Dollar

William Nunnally

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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.

2500 US Dollar

West Photography: Nathaniel West

Mattoon in Illinois, United States

Nathaniel West operates West Photography in Mattoon, Illinois, and focuses on authenticity, artistry and storytelling. For more than 20 years, Nathaniel has been a photojournalist as well as a professional wedding and portrait photographer, so candid and creative camera work is second-nature to him.

2000 US Dollar

Brad Meyer

Chicago in Illinois, United States
Heather  DeCamp
4200 US Dollar

Heather DeCamp

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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.

Sebastian  Rotarski
3000 US Dollar

Rotarski Photography: Sebastian Rotarski

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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 vagabond at heart.

2500 US Dollar

Peter Pawinski

Chicago in Illinois, United States

I am a photojournalist with over 12 years experience (200+ 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 important day.

Jennifer  Jackson
3000 US Dollar

Jennography: Jennifer Jackson

Chicago in Illinois, United States

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 hour photo lab down the street turned into hours and hours in the b&w darkroom in undergrad, then

Travis  Haughton
3900 US Dollar

Wasabi Photography: Travis Haughton

Oak Park in Illinois, United States

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 Oak Park, Ill. with his wife.

3800 US Dollar

Husar Photography: Chad Husar

Chicago in Illinois, United States
3900 US Dollar

Mantas Kubilinskas

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, United States

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 session as a kid admiring his wrapped gifts on Christmas morning.

Client Letters

Jennifer & Steve

These are absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! I could not have asked for a more amazing set of photos! You truly went above and beyond, and it shows!! Thank you SO much for these gorgeous pictures... I will be passing the link on to...

Chrystina & Mischa

Jason is a talented photographer, and I highly recommend his work. We had a destination wedding in Mexico, and he wonderfully captured candid shots of our guests during an all day boat excursion and island hopping trip. The...

Amanda & Jeff

You truly are an artist! You did an amazing job and were so easy to work with. We couldn't be happier!

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. Carmel • Mt. Carroll • Mt. Morris • Mt. Prospect • Mt. Pulaski • Mt. Sterling • Mt. Vernon • Mt. Zion • Muddy • Mundelein • Murphysboro • Naperville • Nashville • Nauvoo • New Athens • New Lenox • Newark • Newton • Niles • Normal • Norridge • North Aurora • North Chicago • Northbrook • Northfield • O'Fallon • Oak Brook • Oak Forest • Oak Lawn • Oak Park • Oakbrook Terrace • Oakland • Oakwood • Oblong • Oglesby • Ohio • Okawville • Olive Branch • Olmsted • Olney • Olympia Fields • Onarga • Oquawka • Oregon • Orion • Orland Park • Oswego • Ottawa • Ozark • Palatine • Palestine • Palmyra • Palos Heights • Palos Hills • Pana • Paris • Park Ridge • Paw Paw • Paxton • Pekin • Peoria • Peoria Heights • Peru • Petersburg • Pinckneyville • Pittsfield • Plainfield • Plainview • Polo • Pomona • Pontiac • Pontoon Beach • Poplar Grove • Port Byron • Princeton • Prophetstown • Prospect Heights • Quincy • Ramsey • Rantoul • Record • Red Bud • Richmond • River Forest • River Grove • Riverwoods • Robinson • Rochelle • Rochester • Rock Falls • Rock Island • Rockford • Rolling Meadows • Romeoville • Roscoe • Roselle • Rosemont • Rossville • Round Lake Beach • Salem • Sandwich • Savanna • Scales Mound • Schaumburg • Schiller Park • Secor • Sesser • Shabbona • Shawneetown • Sheffield • Shelbyville • Shorewood • Simpson • Skokie • South Beloit • South Holland • Sparta • Spring Valley • Springfield • St. Charles • St. Elmo • Staunton • Sterling • Stockton • Strasburg • Streamwood • Streator • Sugar Grove • Sullivan • Sumner • Sycamore • Tamms • Taylorville • Thebes • Thomson • Tinley Park • Tiskilwa • Toledo • Toulon • Trenton • Troy • Tuscola • Ullin • University Park • Urbana • Utica • Valmeyer • Vandalia • Vernon Hills • Victoria • Vienna • Villa Park • Virginia • Volo • Wadsworth • Walnut • Warren • Warrenville • Washburn • Washington • Waterloo • Watseka • Wauconda • Waukegan • Wenona • West Chicago • West Dundee • West Frankfort • Westchester • Westmont • Westville • Wheaton • Wheeling • White Hall • Whittington • Williamsville • Willow Springs • Willowbrook • Wilmette • Wilmington • Winchester • Windsor • Winfield • Winnetka • Winthrop Harbor • Wood Dale • Wood River • Woodbine • Woodridge • Woodstock • Worth • Wyoming • Yorkville • Zion