Photography in Chicago

70% Off Headshot or Group Photography Package

Taylor Larue Photography


$250 $75

Experienced photographer takes a creative approach to framing images and capturing stories and emotions

45% Off Videography Services

Full Video Production Services


$999 $549

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Up to 56% Off Multimedia Art Lessons

Rogala Studio

Little Village

$450 $219

Visual artist renowned for large-scale interactive media works leads hands-on lessons in video theater, photography, and sound recording

82% Off Photo Shoot at Birkenheuer Photography

Birkenheuer Photography

Roscoe Village

$550 $99

Shoots are helmed by an established fine art and portrait photographer who has been published in Elle and the Chicago Tribune

64% Off Boudoir Photography Package

Simply Boudoir

West Town

$335 $119

Soft lighting accentuates your curves as a seasoned photographer captures sensual poses on a studio bed or plush rug

83% Off Photo Package from Photos by Sophy

Photos by Sophy

Near West Side

$285 $49

Photographers snap photos during 60-minute on-location sessions and give clients one 8"x10" print

Up to 77% Off Family Portrait Session

Will Knight Photography LLC

On Location

$350 $79

Professional photographer specializes in capturing family portraits in on-location shoots; session includes disc of digitally edited images

Up to 63% Off Wedding Photography Packages

Aundriana Parker Photography

On Location

$800 $300

A photographer snaps engagement photos and arrives at weddings to take more photos of the ceremony; portrait, photo book, and event cards

50% Off Event-Videography Package from Flip a Hit

Flip A Hit

Redeem from Home

$499 $249

Cameras use simple button controls and feature digital zoom and image stabilization; cinematic highlight reel from footage caught by friends

67% Off a Two-Hour Photo Shoot from Shalin Photo

Shalin Photo

On Location

$300 $99

Photographer uses filters and surprising visual effects to create artistic, one-of-a-kind snapshots of her subjects

72% Off Outdoor Photography

Mandy Photo

Redeem from Home

$450 $126

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45% Off Studio Photography

Dianne Brogan Photography

Redeem from Home

$900 $495

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94% Off Portrait Package at

West Town

$1,250 $79

Chicago-style studio that photographed celebrities such as Woody Allen and the Rolling Stones snaps professional portraits

55% Off Outdoor Photography


Redeem from Home

$139 $63

Creative photographer takes classic minimalist photos of you and yours

Up to 89% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir



$399 $45

With lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

92% Off Photo Shoot from Elite Capture

Elite Capture

On Location

$600 $50

A 30-minute photo shoot yields a DVD of high-res digital images and 15% off products such as canvas enlargements and custom framing

75% Off Engagement Photography

Brandon Costa Photography

Redeem from Home

$400 $100

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92% Off at LakeShore Photography

LakeShore Photography

West Loop

$579 $49

An acclaimed photographer frames up to four guests in the studio; sessions yield crisp color prints

71% Off from Spoon Photo & Design

Spoon Photo & Design

On Location

$237 $69

International wedding photographer snaps photojournalistic-style photos of engaged couples

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Betty Stuart always had a talent for documentation. After graduating from Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism in 1940, Stuart applied her shrewd journalistic eye to the field of photography. As she took on more professional jobs, she honed her skills behind the lens and learned how to blend into the background of weddings and other events so as not to interfere with candid moments.

Before long, Stuart joined forces with her husband, John Boyd Rodgers, to found Stuart-Rodgers Photography. The nascent company soon added corporate, commercial, and school photography to its list of services and, due to high demand for the couple’s innovative journalistic approach, expanded to three locations throughout Chicagoland. Today, Stuart-Rodgers's team of professional photographers maintains elements of Stuart’s original photographic vision in every shot, including her knack for capturing angles that draw attention away from subjects’ unflattering tentacles.

375 W Erie St

"A great photograph has the power to forever remind us the beauty of our lives," photographer Argentina Leyva proclaims on her website. So it’s no surprise that her work centers on life’s more beautiful moments, with a focus on softly lit boudoir poses.

Leyva and her team of photographers switch effortlessly from the elegance of black-and-white studio shots to the full-color vividness of Chicago's streets. Never one to settle for boring poses or predictable lighting, Leyva's traditional and boudoir portfolios feature high- and low-angle shots complemented by a combination of studio lighting and natural light that catches the glint in her subjects' eyes while hiding the spinach in their teeth. Leyva takes appointments during the week and on weekends to accomodate clients' busy schedules.

2250 West Grand Avenue

For more than 40 years, Alvin Gates of Alvin Gates Photography has been snapping memorable shots and restoring damaged photographs to their original luster. Bringing his expertise and experience to each photo shoot, Gates effortlessly coaxes beaming smiles out of solo posers and groups playing statue during family-portrait, bridal, and graduation sitting sessions. He also specializes in photo restoration, returning discolored, torn, or leaky snapshots to like-new doppelgängers of their former selves.

610 W Roosevelt Rd

Boutique studio Bum Bul Bee Photography captures families, babies, expectant mothers, and even pets in easygoing photo sessions that take place within 10 miles of Chicago or in Bum Bul Bee's Old Town studio. During one- to two-hour camera-powered escapades, image crafters shoot subjects in mostly natural environments to take advantage of nature's luminescence and avoid the unflattering glare of strobe lights.

500 N Michigan Ave

Jackson Junge Gallery dresses objets d'art in a wide-ranging wardrobe of mouldings and mounts. At the store, customers can touch and test frames or solicit expert advice on the aesthetically pleasing display of preschool-completion certificates. In the gallery section of the store, patrons can find canvas fillers for frames and admire artwork by proprietor and in-house artist Laura Lee Junge, as well as by other local artists. Though custom-framing costs can vary, a small frame with mat usually runs between $50 and $125, and a poster without a mat costs around $60. Framing for a sports jersey with your choice of background color or scene-stealing foreground color starts at $225.

1389 N Milwaukee Ave

Hanger 18 co-owners Tina and Mike Dixon stock shelves with brightly colored and quirky gifts, jewelry, and housewares. Punish a blazer with stinging pricks from hand-pressed buttons ($1.50 each), or hide shy nickels and agoraphobic dollar bills inside colorful handbags and wallets ($15–$26). Novelty items such as an inflatable moose head ($24) can add authenticity to a hunting-lodge-themed bouncy castle, and new moms and dads can gift their just-hatched offspring with bug-eyed plush Basheeshee Uglydolls ($20) and Rockabye Baby!’s lullaby renditions of U2 and Pink Floyd hits ($17).

4726 N Lincoln Ave

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