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Jason Brown

Jason Brown

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Hello! I'm a Chicago-based wedding and commercial photographer, available for assignments both locally and abroad. I help my clients relive their day, share their story, and keep a piece of the experience. Whether your wedding is traditional or quirky, epic or intimate, local or halfway across the world, my role is to be the calm within the storm, and guarantee that your photos will serve as a gateway to that moment in time. I accomplish this by searching for moments and capturing the day as it happens. This comes from my years as a full-time news photographer, and that experience shapes my approach to each and every wedding. Together with your personality, vision and creativity, I will ensure that your wedding is captured, printed, and beautifully expressed for generations to come.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I'm located in the Logan Square neighborhood in Chicago, IL. I do not charge a travel fee for events in the City of Chicago or suburbs. If your event is outside of this (downstate Illinois, or neighboring Michigan, Wisconsin or Indiana), it simply depends on your specific event plans and location. Having a destination wedding? Let's connect! I'm very open to traveling abroad!

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

Before moving into wedding and commercial photography, I was a full-time staff photojournalist at Pioneer Press Newspapers in Chicago (2000-2009). I started photographing weddings part-time in 2002, and then full-time in 2009. I generally photograph 20-30 per year, so at this point I've photographed over 200 weddings in total.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I blend modern documentary wedding photography, with creative and dynamic portraiture. Ultimately my goal for every couple I work with is to help them relive their wedding day through the images I create. I accomplish this by looking for sparks of emotion, defining moments, and documenting the day as it unfolds.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

My wedding photography services start at $3500 and include: 
- Lead photographer Jason Brown 
- Lighting assistant 
- Sharable online gallery 
- Images in both color and black & white 
- Edited, high-resolution images on a USB drive

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I generally meet clients at one of the below locations. I'm absolutely willing to use Facetime / Skype for out of town couples. 
West Town studio 
333 N. Oakley Blvd. 
Unit 104 
Chicago, IL 
Webster's Wine Bar 
2601 N. Milwaukee Ave.  
Chicago, IL

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

Bachelors Degree in Journalism, University of Illinois 
My work has been recognized by the Wedding Photojournalist Association and Illinois Press Photographers Association.  
I've also been featured in Modern Luxury Weddings and The Knot Chicago magazine.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

Outside of wedding photography, I enjoy traveling, skiing, (pretty much anything relating to the mountains/outdoors), couch time with my puppy, bow ties, strumming my guitar (still learning), and spending time with friends around the fire pit.

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3 Recommendations

John + Eric
Our experience with Jason and his team was above and beyond our expectations. They were so fun to work with and very accommodating to our requests. The photos were truly amazing capturing both formal posed shots as well as candid shots of guests enjoying our Wedding. You won't be sorry choosing Jason, he's the best.
- JOHN + ERIC - July 7, 2018
Jason did an amazing job capturing our wedding. He is friendly, professional, and easy to work with and his photographs are absolutely stunning. He did a great job working with our friends and families to capture wonderful portraits and candids, and he also took incredible photos capturing the beauty and architecture of our venue. I cannot recommend Jason highly enough - he exceeded our expectations in every way.
- JEN + JOE - June 10, 2018
Blake + Carissa
Jason was fantastic to work with from start to finish! We interviewed 4 other photographers in the Chicago area and Jason clearly stood out as the best.

He was very flexible about finding a time to meet at his studio, and he's a very detailed and down-to-Earth guy who is easy to work with.

Our engagement photos were amazing and it was great to get to know him better before the wedding (he brought along a lighting assistant as well, which made the photos even better as it got later in the day). At the actual wedding, he included a second shooter and lighting assistant in the package Read More and all of the photos turned out great! We had multiple guests at the wedding comment on how impressed they were with the professionalism of our photography team.

One of the best things about working with Jason is his state of the art technology. His photo quality is amazing and we ended up with a flash drive and an online gallery with over 1,500 photos. His web tools make it easy to customize albums and packages and you can tell that he spends a lot of time making sure that everything he offers is top notch. We would absolutely recommend Jason Brown Photography to all of our friends and family!
- BLAKE + CARISSA - June 2, 2018

3 Recent Couples

Sonali + Prithvi
May 25, 2018
Shelly + Josh
May 6, 2018
Bridget + Steven
December 2, 2017