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Best local secrets for what to see, eat, & do in town
Vacation Photographers in Chicago
Handpicked and vetted by our team for quality, style, and skill. Make sure to check availability early so your dates don’t get booked up! Can’t pick your favorite Chicago photographer? Check who is available for your travel dates.
Best Photography Spots for a Chicago Photoshoot
Chicago, the Windy City, is a photographic wonderland, offering an extraordinary tapestry of urban, architectural, and natural beauty. With its iconic skyline dominated by the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center, Chicago provides endless opportunities for capturing striking cityscapes. The city's diverse neighborhoods, such as Wicker Park and Pilsen, offer vibrant street photography scenes, while the serene shores of Lake Michigan and the mesmerizing Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park provide unique outdoor settings. Chicago's rich architectural history, including the historic Wrigley Building and modern marvels like the Aqua Tower, invite architectural photographers to explore a wide range of styles. Whether you're inspired by the city's bustling energy, its timeless classics, or its cutting-edge modernity, Chicago is a visual playground that promises remarkable photographic experiences.
Samuel was amazing! He was so nice and comforting. We didn’t feel awkward or lost during our shoot. We will definitely book him again. Our holiday photos came out exactly how we wanted!-BlairView Photographer profile
Pedro was a fantastic photographer. Very professional and helpful even when communications were spotty on the day of. He chose great locations after the proposal and made us feel very comfortable throughout the process. I would use him again if I am back in Chicago and need shoots!-PhilipView Photographer profile
Pedro did an amazing job. Highly recommend him for anything! He’s the best.-RobbieView Photographer profile
Chicago Photoshoot Packages
Invest in forever capturing postcard-perfect vacation moments. After you check out of the hotel and your return flight lands, these photos will be a cherished souvenir for years to come!
What's included in my photoshoot package?
Peace of Mind
Choose from vetted and highly rated personal photographers. Hassle-free booking and a travel-friendly refund policy.
Receive your gallery within 5 business days of your photoshoot, but usually sooner! Download your choice of 15, 30, 45 or 60 digital photos depending on your shoot package.
Expert Photo Editing
All photography is edited for light, color, & sharpness to make your vacation photos gorgeous. Advanced beauty edits are available for purchase.
Your personal photographer also acts as an informal tour guide with all the best photography spots and local secrets for what to see, eat, & do in town.
Turn your digital photos into cherished travel prints & wall art! Use our printing partners and get FREE SHIPPING - as low as $1 USD for 4×6 luster prints.
Frequently Asked Questions
Prices vary by city, ensuring you the best rates according to the local market. Choose between photography packages that range from 30 minutes up to 2 hours. The high-resolution photos are professionally edited and delivered by email in a private online gallery within 5 business days. See pricing for your destination here.
Check your dates, and then you'll be notified by email which photographers are available. Book your date and then your local professional photographer will work with you to go over all the best photography spots, when the best light will be, and how to beat the crowds to capture magical moments without tons of other tourists in the background. Local Lens vacation photographers are handpicked artists for quality, style, & skill. Not only will they take amazing photos, but they will edit them to be beautiful photo souvenirs you’ll treasure for years to come.
All photos are professionally edited for vibrance and composition and delivered in a private online gallery where you can download your favorite photos in high-resolution jpg format. Additional files and high-quality prints from our professional partner labs are also available for purchase. You should receive an email with your photography gallery link within five business days.
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