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Chicago Photographers

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The Top Chicago Photographers, 2023

Browse these top-rated photographers from Chicago, IL

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Kyle R.
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I love to create! I have been taking photos for about 8 years now, started taking it more seriously about 4 years ago. I have traveled across the country in cars older than I am with one goal in mind - To capture beautiful, real, genuine moments of people and the world they are living in. There is no better way to train or practice photography than driving 5000+ miles and seeing nearly every sunrise and sunset over a 3-week period. I have lately been shooting live concerts and events, in addition to working on studio work with some of these artists.

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Brian H.
Chicago
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Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you about this young man from the south suburbs of Chicago, Brian Hicks! This boy has got some skills behind the lens, I tell ya. And you know what's even wilder? He's self-taught! That's right, he taught himself how to take pictures and make people look good, and he's been doing it for 5 whole years. Can you imagine? Brian Hicks is the man with the plan when it comes to capturing life's moments. He's got a good eye and a quick trigger finger. He knows how to find the light and make even the most mundane things look interesting. And let me tell you, the people of of Chicago have been blessed to have him taking their photos. So if you need a new profile picture, or if you want to freeze a moment in time, Brian Hicks is your man. He's the photographer that'll make you feel and make you look good. Trust me, this boy's got talent.

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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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Anastasiia S.
Chicago
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Hello Everyone! Let me introduce myself:) Anastasiia is here and my journey as a photographer began in 2014 and I really like what I am doing. I am inspired by the works of: Peter Lindbergh, Helmut Newton and Annie Leibovitz to whom I credit my love of black & white and portrait photography. As a photographer, I specialize in portrait and event photography as well as real estate photography in Chicago. I like beautiful people inside & out, I am ready to capture the brightest moments of your life!

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Sherrae R.
Chicago
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camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Sherrae Rucker is a photographer who is an alumnus of Columbia College Chicago. After graduating college, she went on to work at professional studios, both large nationally recognized ones, and friendly small businesses. She is now freelancing and would love to use her skillset to help you capture memories to look back on and pass down! She has a polished cinematic shooting style, that highlights your personality.

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Miguel Angel C.
Chicago
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Miguel is an experience photographer who have worked with many clients during the last past 5 years.

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Sam S.
Chicago
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camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS M6

Sam is a highly experience professional of more than 30 years. Starting his professional career in a photo studio in suburban Chicago then starting S&S Photo Inc in the near north photo district of Chicago. Working for Agencies, Design Studio and Corporate clientele. Shooting Product, Food, Beverage, Special Effects and Real Estate imagery. He is extremely well versed in lighting.

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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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Alethia W.
Chicago
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camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS 60D

Alethia is an experienced photographer who specializes in wedding, portrait, lifestyle, and family photography. With a background in museum and product photography, she also partners with multiple Boston offices and startups to provide corporate, event, and artistic product photos. When not near a camera, Alethia is often found planning her next international adventure or cuddled up in a window with a good book.

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Iurii D.
Chicago
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Iurii is an experienced real estate photographer that have completed almost a thousand photography projects for different clients, like the homeowner, real estate agents, interior designer, etc. He always does his best and goes the extra mile to make sure that every client is happy with his services and work. He loves to photograph architecture and interior design!

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Justin B.
Chicago
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Justin is an experienced and playful photographer who specializes in family photography. He’s been a photographer for several years and part time professionally for the past 3 years. He lives in Lake County, IL with his wife and three children where he draws inspiration from the many nearby forest preserves and wetlands.

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Jennifer V.
Chicago
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camera Sony Alpha A7iii, Sony Alpha A7iv

Jennifer is a passionate photographer how's looking to capture that special feeling, that moment that will be a core memory in your life and you'll be able to keep forever on a photography.

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Antwon M.
Chicago
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camera Nikon D750, Nikon D3200

Antwon McMullen is a self-taught Pro Photographer with a few years of experience making professional photographs. Around 5 years ago, he began making everyday stock images and selling them on microstock websites (i.e., Adobe Stock, Shutterstock and Pond5) for extra income. This helped him to learn his DSLR camera and develop an eye for what makes an image interesting. He enjoys photographing everything from the seemingly mundane to exciting experiences like children playing or even political protests. Life is a beautiful experience and he wants to capture as much of it as he can.

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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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camera Nikon D750, Nikon D810

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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Kenzo C.
Chicago
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camera Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Sony A7SIII

I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years. Photography has been a passion of mine since graduating from Columbia College. I specializes in portraits, high fashion, headshots, product and many other styles of photography.

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Ecaterina S.
Chicago
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My passion for photography has been there since I was a young girl. My mother said I’ve always been interested in seeing how pictures were made- this was back in the days when there were only film cameras around.

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Austin J.
Chicago
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Austin is an experienced Portrait and Editorial Photographer of 3+ years. Following an early introduction to photography, Austin discovered that his passion for exploring lives and moments was best captured through the camera lens. From taking photography classes in high school to studying photography in college, Austin continued honing his craft while also expanding his experience(s), including: graduation portraits, headshots, event and commercial photography. After completing college and moving to Austin, TX, Austin began to fully specialize in portraiture, which led to his introduction and eventual love for Editorial Fashion Photography. Austin has, since his relocation to Austin, TX, photographed for a wide variety of established artists/musicians, brands, and publications.

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Kaitlin P.
Chicago
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camera Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS 6D

Kaitlin is a seasoned wedding and product photographer with over 10 years of industry experience. She's a true champion of travel and shooting in natural light, capturing the moments you'll want framed forever.

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Jennifer E.
Chicago
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Jennifer is an experienced professional portrait photographer. She has an Arts degree in Commercial Photography -1993 and recently graduated with a Masters in Business and HR. She learned the Zone system during her tenure in photography school and would love more time to hone that skill. She is excited about the opportunity for more commercial based photography.

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Maria N.
Chicago
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Maria Nevarez is an experienced professional photographer who has worked with many clients in the Chicagoland area for 5 years. She has an associate's degree in photography from the College of Dupage. She specializes in portrait, sports, food and architecture with over 400 shoots all over Chicago and the surrounding cities. She has also been featured on multiple online platforms including ABC 7 and 360Chicago.

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Featured photographer in Chicago

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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 start 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!