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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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7 Recommendations

Chris + Meghan
Jason was truly a great photographer both with his photos and professionalism. Would highly suggest!
- CHRIS + MEGHAN - November 10, 2018
We got married in October and Jason was the best! He and his assistants were very professional while also being fun and nice. Taking so many pictures can be uncomfortable at times but they made everything feel comfortable and flow with the wedding day. Jason is very organized and will make sure you have all the pictures you want, and you can be sure they will be gorgeous. We absolutely love the pictures and going through them now bring back all the emotion and joy we felt that day. My sister is getting married in August and she already booked him for her wedding as well. His work is fantastic Read More and we are happy we found him to tell our story on the best day of our lives.
- CAROL + ELLIOT - October 14, 2018
Nick + Meagan
Jason did an AMAZING job photographing our wedding. He is very easy to work with and was great at communicating before, during, and after our wedding. You should absolutely work with Jason. He will capture every detail and moment of your event. We will definitely work with Jason again next time we need a photographer.
- NICK + MEAGAN - October 13, 2018
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3 Real Couples

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