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Chicago Photographers

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The Top Chicago Photographers, 2024

Browse these top-rated photographers from Chicago, IL

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Maria N.
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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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Claire C.
Chicago
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Claire is an experienced Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle and Product Photographer who was worked in Chicago for the past 10 years.

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Michael K.
Chicago
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Micheal is an experienced photographer with six years of professional experience and received a bachelor’s degree in photography.

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Ana T.
Chicago
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camera Nikon Z7, Nikon D750

Hey everyone! I'm Ana, photography is my passion since childhood. It's something that I can't seem to stop doing and always hope it will bring more joy into my and other people's lives. People recognize my passion for capturing all the emotions and transforming them into the lasting memories. I started working at a small photography agency, but after some time I decided to go on my own. My pictures always transmit happiness, love and beautiful moments that people want to remember forever. That's the secret, to always see the good side of things and capture it with the camera to show everyone how wonderful life could be if we pay more attention to the positive things around us. As a photographer, my work will continue to bring joy for many years to come.

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Victor H.
Chicago
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Originally from Belarus, I bring a unique blend of attention to details and artistic vision to my photography. While pursuing my engineering degree, I discovered my passion for capturing the world around me. I honed my skills through workshops and educational programs before embarking on a three-year adventure as a photographer on cruise ships, traversing the globe. Back in Belarus, I transitioned into hard-hitting photojournalism, working for the country's leading daily newspaper, an experience that ignited my dedication to storytelling through powerful imagery. In 2017, I relocated to Chicago, where I continue to thrive as a freelance photographer. My lens captures everything from breaking news and captivating portraits to impactful features. My work has graced the pages of prestigious publications like The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Daily Mail (UK), showcasing my versatility and dedication. Beyond assignments, I'm deeply passionate about personal projects. Several have even culminated in exhibitions and books, allowing me to share my artistic vision with the world.

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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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Patrick C.
Chicago
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Patrick started his creative journey back in 2014 to be a cinematographer and editor. Over the years, he used these forms of work to craft his photography skills taking portraits, wildlife photos, and weddings.

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Martha V.
Chicago
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Martha was born in Mexico City. In 2013 she moved to Chicago to pursue her BFA in photography from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She does freelance photography, mainly food, portrait and event photography. Her photos have been published in several books: Soy Guelaguetza, Oaxaca y Sus Cocineras, Ritmo Color y Movimiento, and Zapotec Identity. She recently finished her Masters on Art Direction from La Bassad, Barcelona.

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Josh M.
Chicago
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I started by chasing down cars on the street to booking photoshoots of them. From there I have branched out over my 7 years of photography and have done portraits, product photos, and even a couple events.

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Devina Y.
Chicago
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Devina is an all-around creative, mama of 3 daughters, and an experienced photographer of 10+ years. Armed with a BA in Commercial Photography and years of capturing life as is, she's captured everything from professional e-commerce products to intimate sessions with precious little newborns. As a fellow mom and business owner, she's dedicated to serving other Chicago-based families and creative small businesses with vibrant and timeless images that feels authentic to them.

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Thomas K.
Chicago
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camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III, DJI Phantom4 Pro, Canon EOS R

Thomas is a Chicago based professional photographer. Completing over 3,000 jobs in the last 10 years Thomas is used to shooting different subjects in constantly changing spaces.

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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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Kimberly K.
Chicago
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camera Nikon D750, Nikon D700

Kim is a professional photographer in the Chicago area who has been working with clients for 7 years. She loves working with people and that makes a big impact on her photography style. She is a portrait photographer but also has experience shooting weddings, events, real estate and products.

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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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Kevin G.
Chicago
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camera Nikon D600, Nikon D850

Kevin Geisler is a professional photographer residing in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Photography has been a life-long pursuit, from early days in the Michigan tulip fields with his father, each with a Canon A1, through shooting for the school newspaper, to capturing his own son's soccer games: all these with an eye for the decisive instant when the action and the light are just as should be. He has recently completed his second season as the team photographer for a local soccer team, had a solo gallery in a local arts space and started a photography business, Bella Luz Kenosha Photography. his passion is for documenting moments, seeing the beauty in simple acts, everyday things and in all his fellow humans.

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Adrian J.
Chicago
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With a keen eye for detail and a deep love for capturing moments, Adrian is a dedicated photographer with almost 4 years of experience in the field. His journey began with a fascination for the interplay of light and shadow, which led him to pursue his career in photography. Over the years, he has honed his skills through hands-on experience and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Capturing freezing moments of pure emotion, photography is not just a profession for Adrian; it's a way of life. Every click of the shutter is an opportunity to tell a story, evoke an emotion, or freeze time in its most beautiful form. Whether it's exploring new techniques, experimenting with different styles, or simply immersing himself in the beauty of the world through the lens, Adrian's passion for photography knows no bounds. He is dedicated to continuously pushing the boundaries of creativity and delivering captivating imagery that resonates with viewers on a profound level. Join him on this visual journey as he explore the world one frame at a time. Let's capture moments, create memories, and celebrate the art of photography together.

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Kyle R.
Chicago
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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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Nenad N.
Chicago
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Nenad is experienced professional photographer who has worked for various clients and organizations across Europe and USA for the last 20 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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Ian N.
Chicago
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camera Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D

My name is Ian Nelson and I am a Portrait, Food, product and Event Photographer. I have an incredible passion for Photography and it shows. I love what I do.

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David B.
Chicago
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David has photographed weddings since he was invited to his very first one back in 2011. He has a degree in Visual Arts and he applies his experience to every single wedding that he attends looking for that perfect moment.

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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 rating4.8
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!