Wedding Photographers Chicago Illinois

How do we choose from all the Chicago wedding photographers on Zola?

Here are a few things you can do in order to find the right wedding photographer for you:

Learn their style: It’s important that you love your photographer’s style. Look through Chicago wedding photos to get a feel for the images you want your photographer to capture and the style you like. Then, page through different Chicago wedding photographers’ portfolios to find the one that matches your style.

Pick the right package: Chicago wedding photography packages range in both price and what you get for that price. Do your research to find a photographer that offers everything you want and gives you the most bang (amount of photos, length of time, number of photographers, etc.) for your buck.

Set up a meeting: Meeting face to face, or virtually, with a potential photographer is the best way to know if you want to work with them. If you feel comfortable around them, can discuss questions and concerns with them, and click with their personality, you’ll  have a better experience on your wedding day.

What else should we consider when browsing Chicago wedding photographers?

Zola can help you narrow down your list of Chicago photographers even more by filtering your search based on:

Price: Set your desired price point before you even begin looking around to avoid falling for a photographer who doesn’t fit your budget

Photography Style: Filter the Chicago photographers you see by style to find the right one for your wedding.

  • Editorial: Shot with a story in mind
  • Fine Art: Creative and dramatic
  • Classic: Perfectly posed
  • Photojournalistic: Organic and casual

Photo Format: Choose from digital or film photographers, or both, depending on the style of photography you want.

Event Type: Maybe you’ve already booked your dream photographer for the day of, but want Chicago engagement photos as well. Choose from Chicago engagement photographers by selecting “engagement party” or “elopement” in the event type dropdown.

Availability: Ensure your photographer is available on your wedding date by adding your date to the search criteria.

What should we ask a potential photographer?

Once you’ve found the photographer(s) that work with your style, budget, and wedding date, you may still need to choose between one or two, or more. Here are a few questions to ask your A-list Chicago wedding photographers before you make a final decision:

  • Have you worked at our venue before?
  • Will you have a second photographer or assistant?
  • How many hours of coverage do we get?
  • When and how can we expect to receive the photos?
  • How many edited photos will we receive?

Mandelette Photography Wedding Photographer

I create images that are natural and genuine by getting to know you as a couple. At the end of your wedding day we will feel like old friends! I specialize in natural light and indoor flash photography, so your images look beautiful no matter the location.

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