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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9 Real Recommendations

Jason Brown is THE photographer you are looking for. His communication is above and beyond and his online planning tools will ensure you get exactly what you are looking for at your event. We planned our Chicago wedding from California and the 2 hour time difference was never a problem. 
 
He even stood in the pouring rain to get us the shot we wanted! Well practiced, professional, and timely- he will make your event effortless. I can’t recommend Jason Brown more highly! Just hire him! He is genuinely a GREAT photographer and you will be lucky to have him at your event.
- JORDAN + KRISTIN - September 21, 2019
We couldn't have asked for a better person to photograph our wedding. Not only is Jason a talented photographer with a gift for capturing candid moments, but he is also an exceptional human being. He was so sweet and thoughtful from start to finish (plus his quirkiness and sense of humor were completely perfect for my husband and me). We recently got our images back and they were even more perfect than we thought they would be; we had so many unique twists and turns on our big day and Jason managed to capture them all. Can't imagine our wedding without Jason....we really are eternally Read More grateful!
- TAM + DICKSON - May 25, 2019
Chris + Meghan
Jason was truly a great photographer both with his photos and professionalism. Would highly suggest!
- CHRIS + MEGHAN - November 10, 2018
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Sonali + Prithvi
SONALI + PRITHVI
May 25, 2018
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SHELLY + JOSH
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BRIDGET + STEVEN
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