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Chicago Fine Art Wedding Photographer

How will you remember your wedding day?

Most couples worry that they won’t look good in front of the camera or that their wedding images will be filled with fake, forced poses. You want to remember real moments, not how you were posed. Your love is beautiful — your memories should be, too.

My photography style is different.

With a personalized approach to fine art photography, I create refined storytelling imagery to celebrate your love legacy through thoughtful, intentional artistry.

So, let’s leave those awkward poses in the 90s, where they belong. Let’s create something special. Let’s make room for genuine laughter and happy tears as we create real moments and memories.

Joshua Harrison Chicago Wedding Photographer
Chicago Fine Art Wedding Photographer | Fine Art Wedding Photographer Chicago IL

Meet Joshua


 For me, a beautiful image is made up of more than just elegant posing, great lighting, and a pleasing background – my images are intentionally authentic, and I work throughout your wedding day to candidly preserve your most joyful moments as they naturally unfold. You might be a JHP bride and groom if you have a love for fine art aesthetics, but are looking for a wedding photographer whose work and process go beyond pretty photographs.

From intimate elopements and family celebrations to the grandest wedding fête – whatever your special day looks like, my number one goal as a Chicago fine art wedding photographer is to truthfully create images that are as beautiful as your love story.

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“Not only was he the most important vendor, but he was also our favorite!”

I’ve always been told the photographer is the most important vendor of the wedding and I never quite believed that but as I look back through the photos I’ve received from Josh, my heart is filled with joy because he has documented all the right parts to allow me to relive that day over and over. Not only was he the most important vendor, but he was also our favorite!
Katie & Jordan

The Experience

what i do differently as a wedding photographer in chicago

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1. Connection

Before I pick up the camera, I want to get to know the real you by investing in your story and understanding what brought you to this moment, with a ring on your finger and “I do” ahead of you. The more I know what makes your love story special, the better I can serve you on your wedding day. After you reach out we’ll get to know each other over Zoom or coffee. At the end of our meeting, you’ll know for sure if I’m the Chicago wedding photographer for you.

2. Commitment

When you choose me as your wedding photographer, you’re not just another client — you’re family. I’ll partner with you to help you look your absolute best at your engagement session and thoughtfully plan a photography timeline and recommended trusted vendors for peace of mind on the big day.

3. Enjoy the moment

I’ve developed a posing process that helps you feel natural and beautiful, and most importantly, lets you be in the moment and enjoy your partner and your wedding day. You might even forget the camera is there!

4. Celebrate your legacy

It’s not “goodbye” when the dance lights go off at the end of the night. Together, we’ll build a museum-quality album so you can cherish and relive your memories over and over again.

“He made us feel natural and in love.”

He goes above and beyond the call of duty. Attention to detail is spot on. He helped make our special day memorable…the photos turned out to be everything my wife and I wanted… Josh helped me realize how special photos are. He and his team captured moments I didn’t imagine capturing. He made us feel natural and in LOVE.
Christopher & Rachael

Chicago Wedding Galleries

Check out highlight galleries from some of the 100+ couples I have captured as a Chicago fine art wedding photographer since 2015.

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Pricing Info

You need more than just pretty images.

You need a Chicago fine art wedding photographer with your best interest at heart.

It is very important that I partner with the right couples, so I accept a limited number of weddings each year. You deserve the absolute best! Not just photos, but the best wedding experience possible. That is why I am committed to making sure I can be the right choice for you.

When you work with me, you get more than just a photographer. I’ll be there to provide wedding planning resources and inspiration, answer your excited DMs when you say “Yes!” to the dress, answer your hotel room door while you’re finishing up your makeup, and help you make your wedding day meaningful and memorable.

Wedding collections begin at 3500 which includes:

  • Wedding day coverage
  • Professional editing and a personalized online gallery
  • High-resolution files with unrestricted printing rights
  • Timeline planning assistance

Contact Joshua

Let’s connect over coffee or Zoom.

Please fill out the application below for more information. I’ll respond within 48 hours to set up a time to talk and share with you everything you need to plan your wedding day.

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Chicago Wedding Planning Resources

I’ve told over 100 love stories as a Chicago fine art wedding photographer, and as a Chicagoland resident for over 10 years, I know the city like an old friend, and what’s not to love? Chicago has some of the absolute best sights, venues, and food. I think Chicago is by far the best place to be planning your wedding. I love all of the venues and unique photo locations the metro area has to offer, and that’s why I assembled these guides to help you plan the best wedding possible.

Featured Chicago Wedding Venues

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The greater Chicago area has dozens upon dozens of wedding venues from upscale downtown hotels and lofts in the heart of the city, to beautifully-landscaped suburban estates. With so many different styles and budget options to choose from, part of my job as a professional wedding photographer in Chicago is to recommend some of the very best venues this city has to offer, I will only recommend venues that provide an outstanding value for you and your guests and a stunning backdrop for your wedding day.

Personally, I prefer estate wedding venues, bright modern venues, and loft wedding venues in Chicago as the look and feel of these locations will best fit my style of photography. Below are a few of my favorite wedding venues in Chicago as well as a curated list of the best wedding venues our great city has to offer.

I’m a Chicago fine art wedding photographer, but I’ll travel anywhere to tell your story.

Whether you’re looking for a fine art wedding photographer in Chicago IL or anywhere in the Chicago suburbs, it would be an honor to capture a piece of your love story!

But that’s not all — I am always ready for a destination wedding or engagement session anywhere you want to go.

Elegant. Authentic. Timeless.

I believe that marriages are forever, that memories are more important than likes, and the most important part of every wedding day is the partnership it launches. Heirloom photographs are among the few things that remain with you after your celebration; together, we will create elegant and authentic images that will serve as anchors and reminders of the timeless commitment you make to each other.