Chicago Photographers

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The Top Chicago Photographers, 2021

Browse these top-rated photographers from Chicago, IL.

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Ed K.
Chicago
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Ed shoots commercial, corporate, portrait, event, product, family, real estate, food, lifestyle, and all sorts of other photos.

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Lena V.
Chicago
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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 to leave her small town life in Santa Fe, New Mexico to pursue her dream for the big city and started Vieira Photo. She wanted to do more with her photography career started to develop a passion of giving back to the community of teaching photography and its art to students of all ages around Chicagoland. Her work helped create an after school program for teens to attend and learn how to become artists. Lena has a strong passion in photographing the Autism community with working with families and organizations for the past few years. Lena has a strong passion for all areas of photography but her specialty is portraits.

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Kevin G.
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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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Jonathan C.
Chicago
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Jonathan Castellon is an editorial photographer based in Chicago. I specialize in lifestyle & fashion content, and have worked with many local businesses and entrepreneurs to capture the best features of our city from behind my camera lens.

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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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Megan S.
Chicago
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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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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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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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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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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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Jon N.
Chicago
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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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Maya M.
Chicago
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camera Hasselblad Lunar, Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Maya has always had a love for photography. From a very early age - if she went, a camera went with her! Maya cultivated that love with darkroom work, photography courses, and contributing to her college as photo editor of the newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine Maya specializes in Maternity Shoots, Newborn Sessions, Children's Photography, Head shots, Engagements and Family Portraits. She also shoots Special Events and Celebrations such as Charity Gala's, Small Weddings and Birthday Parties. If she were to choose a favorite...it definitely would be family photography capturing moments to be shared generation, after generation, after generation.

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Jayme S.
Chicago
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camera Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 7D Mk II

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 in which she collaborates. 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 a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

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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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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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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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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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Kimberly K.
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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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Sam S.
Chicago
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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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Andy C.
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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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Sherrae R.
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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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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

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