Chicago Photographers

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The Top Chicago Photographers, 2019

Browse these top-rated photographers from Chicago, IL.

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Lena V.
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Lena Vieira is a professional photographer that has been working in the business since 2006 right out of high school. She has her bachelors and masters degrees in photography where she has used her craft to express herself as a fine art artist along with bringing her many clients ideas to life with her photography skills. In 2012 Lena decided that we wanted to do more with her photography career and went for her masters at Columbia College Chicago. While there she started to develop a passion of giving back to the community of teaching photography and its art to students from low income communities. Her work helped create an after school program for teens to attend and learn how to become artists.

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Megan S.
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Megan has so far spent 19 years shooting freelance commercial, wedding/ event, portrait/ fashion, and lifestyle work. Her ability to keep it professional, but make a shoot FUN is a unique aspect of what she bring to the table. Offering direction, posing, and her ability to align help clients achieve the exact look needed. Career Highlight: Having an image digitally displayed at the Louvre in Paris for the fifth annual Exposure Award.

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Morgan W.
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Morgan White is a freelance photographer who has experience working in a variety of different sectors including nonprofit, government and media. With a bachelors degree in advertising/marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he has a deep appreciation for the arts in all their forms and that passion is apparent in his love for photography. His experience encompasses portrait and event photography but his passion also draws him towards product and commercial photography.

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Liam G.
Chicago
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Liam Goss has been taking photos for the past three years. Originally located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and later on moving to Chicago, Illinois, he has been capturing the stories of the under represented and under acknowledged, making them feel just as important as the celebrities in the headlines. He has gone on over 500 total shoots, for every day people, large events, highly funded companies like Nike, Carhartt, and several restaurants in Albuquerque and Chicago. One of the nicest, hardest working photographers in the area, Liam Goss has a unique editing style that separates him from the less hard working photographers out there. All his free time is spent shooting with people for free who can't afford his rates as well as constantly editing new photos and posting them for the community to see.

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Nick C.
Chicago
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Nick Cartwright is a photographer out of Indianapolis Indiana with over 6 years of photography experience. He has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts - Digital Photography from the Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg, and has an eclectic portfolio of work. He has photographed for clients including the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, the Boy Scouts of America, RR Donnelley, and ItemMaster, where he has gained immense experience doing work with products, fashion, sports, location lifestyle/portraiture, travel, editorial and even weddings

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Jayme S.
Chicago
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Jayme Spoolstra is self-taught, practicing for well over 10 years. Each client that she has worked with has left her with valuable lessons which she draws from with every new client she collaborates with. Jayme wants to work with you to create an experience and a product that everyone can be proud of. She takes pride in image quality and strives to create her own unique brand of storytelling through her images, while still meeting her client's needs and desires. Jayme is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

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Rahimi S.
Chicago
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I have been an experienced professional photographer for more then 15 years. I started with an editorial magazine as a Chief Photographer and am now running my own photography business. I enjoy doing multi-cultural weddings as part of my commercial works.

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Ken O.
Chicago
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Ken has a background and training in cinematography for commercial and narrative with a passion for still photography. Armed with cinematic techniques, he shoots portraits and editorial photography with a cinematographer’s mental tool kit. He has worked freelance and worked with companies such as Lifetouch Studios in the past, bringing modern lighting and a vintage aesthetic. He can also accommodate most looks to seamlessly find the right visual language for each project.

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Edrece S.
Chicago
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As a self-proclaimed ‘Visual Storyteller’, Edrece Stansberry has been featured in publications such as Pattern Magazine, National Geographic and Sidepiece Magazine for his photographs. While working as an Independent Contractor on freelance projects, he has been able to execute on a vast amount of projects centralized in Art/Creative Direction and Photography for companies such as Amazon and Finish Line. As a meticulous creator, these projects have led him to solely concentrate on storytelling through Media, Print, and Digital Advertising to not only build the value of clients but help them develop a distinctive brand within a rapidly growing media focused marketplace. With his divine purpose being to express himself in the mediums of writing and photography, he plans to be a guide of spiritual well being through art as he continues to create.

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Cindi Z.
Chicago
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Cindi Zdrinc went to DePaul University in Chicago, IL and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Cinema with a focus on video editing and color correcting. Along the way, she discovered her love for photography when she took a prerequisite class in Photography I. Her passion for photography only grew when her assignments brought her to the city streets to capture people in their natural element. She found a niche in candid moments. This expanded into her developing a portfolio that attracted a production studio in Chicago that serviced corporations like Allstate, McDonald's, and Pfizer. She soon found herself working with high-end clients shooting corporate events, taking professional head shots for corporate leaders, and documenting company events. Today, she has a portfolio that spans from corporate events to bar mitvahs to concert photography to food photography to family birthday parties. She finds a great joy in being able to supply and deliver captured memories for her clients.

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Tommie B.
Chicago
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camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i)

Tommie Billups is a passionate photographer who specializes in events and portraits. With several years over experience, Tommie has served hundreds of clients. Tommie strives for perfection and is ever learning in the art of photography.

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Andy C.
Chicago
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Andy Cat is a professional photographer who has worked with customers and clients in Chicago and San Francisco for over 3 years. He has a B.A in film and digital media from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He specializes in corporate and commercial branding content, as well as weddings and portraiture. His experience with portraits, products, and visual storytelling has given him the opportunity to work with companies such as StickOutSocial, Absolute Visions Productions, and Brinker International.

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Jon N.
Chicago
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camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Fujifilm X-T1, Fujifilm X-Pro2

My name is Jon and I am a freelance photographer specializing in environmental portraiture and street photography. I utilize my experiences in order to create photography that tells a story. I am a Chicago native inspired by the city around me, and my work is a reflection of that. I am a self-taught photographer and I strive to capture a perfect moment that tells a story. I never dreamed that this passion would develop into great experiences that I will always continue to pursue and grow as an individual. I can't wait to see what's ahead of me.

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Alan L.
Chicago
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Alan Luntz is an experienced concert and event photographer who has served as a press and artist photographer at Millennium Park, Green Mill, Constellation, the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, and the Jazz Showcase. During the day, he captures hundreds of smiles as a school portrait photographer and sports yearbook photographer for Visual Image Photography, a full service photography company with a 40 year history in the Chicagoland area. As a Northwestern University student, he has formal training in fine art film photography, developing, and printing. In his free time, Alan enjoys playing the sousaphone, guitar, piano, and meeting adorable dogs to photograph and post on Instagram.

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Christopher B.
Chicago
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I have been shooting as a commercial and corporate photographer for 10 years now. I have advanced experience and knowledge regarding corporate portraiture, corporate event photography, exterior and indoor architectural photography, studio photography, lifestyle photography, and photo retouching. Over my years as a photographer I have learned all that goes into running photo shoots on a high level and know I can be an asset as photographer who truly understands not only the technical aspects of the medium but also how to properly communicate with clients and exceed expectations. I am also a photography instructor and am very passionate about mentoring upcoming photographers and excelling in my knowledge of upcoming trends and techniques in the field. I strongly believe my experience and skill set make me a strong candidate to consider. Please feel free to review my portfolio at chrisbellezzaphotography.com, and I would be happy to send more relevant examples of work if necessary. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Sergi Y.
Chicago
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Sergi Yavorski is an experienced professional photographer who has been working in Chicago Area for 20 years as a wedding and event photographer. He has worked for himself and other professional studios. He had a formal one year training in photography in Europe, and afterwords learned photography visiting many workshops, reading professional literature, using online training, and practicing intensively. Most of his jobs have been weddings, and together with other jobs (products photography, real estate, portrait) the number of jobs he has done is around 2000 in the period of 20 years. Photography is his way of life, not simply an occupation to earn a living. He devotes lots of his time for photography and photography processing

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Charlie B.
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Charlie Brown has a strong background in Filmmaking which has translated over into Photography. He takes pride in the quality of every image he has ever shot, and nothing compares to his passion for the art of storytelling through images.

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Eric W.
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Eric Marion-Williams is an experienced and dynamic professional photographer who has been working with chefs, restaurants and major brands in Chicago for the past 3 years. He has a background and education in Design from Columbia College. He specializes in Food Photography having completed over 300 shoots all over Chicago and outlying areas. While having experience in other areas such as Event and Headshot photography, his main passion and focus is food having been hired by companies such as GrubHub, Amazon Restaurants, Uber EATS, Meals on Wheels, Adidas and several individual chefs and restaurants.

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Darren D.
Chicago
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I was formally trained as an apprentice to Jim Parks from 1988 to 1992. There I learned the finer details of tabletop photography for commercial use.

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Eric C.
Chicago
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I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography as well as 8 years of experience as a professional photographer. I have shot for brands and organizations such as Lollapalooza, JUF, Yahoo News, 1871, We Work, Abbott Laboratories, Wine Channel TV, SocialMedia.Org, AUG the Exchange, Schoology, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. While earning my degree I participated in 6 different internships in the field of fashion photography, I studied photography abroad in Florence Italy for 6 weeks, and I traveled as a student volunteer for independent study to 2 photography conferences. During the summer's of my college career I worked as a souvenir photographer at Navy Pier, the John Hancock, the Willis Tower, and the Museum of Science and Industry for Photogenic Inc. I also began shooting product photography for the Randolph Street Market while attending Dominican University. After I earned my degree I began working for 360 REVO, an automotive photography company, where I did detail shots as well as panoramic shots for various high end car dealerships throughout the city. After completing my work there I began working for several smaller photography companies where I did everything from event work to product work. Now I am more selective as I have honed my skills and I currently focused on event photography for corporate and private clients as well as perfecting my product photography as well. I am still focusing on perfecting my craft and pursuing my goals by continuing my photography education by traveling to both conferences and high end workshops where I have been taught over the top lighting and retouching techniques as well as advanced marketing and art direction. I take great pride in my work and have incredible attention to detail. I will do my best to employ these traits while working as your photographer!

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Jack S.
Chicago
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I'm a commercial photographer from Poland, but in the last ten years I've been based in New York and Beijing. In August 2017, I moved to Chicago. My work has been published in the Washington Post, The Guardian, and The China Daily. My documentary work was exhibited at the G20 Economic Summit at Hangzhou. I've been named one of the top photographers in NYC and Chicago by organizations like Thumbtack (Chicago, NYC) and Superr (NYC). And I'm a member of Professional Photographers of America.

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How did you get started with photography

I was always surrounded by photography equipment since my grand father was one before I was born. It wasn't until I turned 22 that I finally started looking for a creative output and have been doing it ever since.

What do you love about your job?

I love capturing emotions and giving people satisfaction with the work I provide. I always take every job personal since my main goal is to deliver something that me and the clients will love to share with the world.

What are some of your favorite places in Chicago to take photographs?

I love downtown Chicago especially around the reflective buildings since they provide an amazing bounce of light I like taking advantage of it.

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Chicago Photography Statistics

Average job star rating4.7
Chicago photography jobs per day3,437
Average length of photography job (hours)3.8
Photos taken per hour in Chicago32,647

Chi Town is known for it's legendary street photographers and it wasn't hard for us to find a crew of talented shutterbugs when Snappr arrived to the shores of Lake Michigan. We're a revolutionary photography platform that makes it easy to book a pre-vetted photographer at market-beating rates. Chicago residents can now hire a photographer for parties, product shoots, and portraits (and much more) in the blink of an eye!

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