chicago wedding photographer Joshua Harrison

Hello, I’m Joshua

Chicago wedding photographer

I create elegant & authentic wedding heirlooms for timeless couples.

Fine art weddings, elopements, and engagements

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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.

Your love is beautiful, and your memories should be, too.

My photography style is different: I authentically capture the most beautiful moments of your love story through intentional, thoughtful 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 and celebrate your love story through photographs.

How I can help you create meaningful heirlooms:

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.

Locations

Personalized location and venue recommendations for beautiful portraits, no matter what kind of Chicago wedding you’re dreaming up.

Timeline

A relaxed schedule that lets you be present in the moment and enjoy your celebration.

Vendors

Recommendations for trusted vendors like caterers, officiants, florists, and videographers who will make your wedding vision a reality.

Photos

Together, we’ll create lifelong heirlooms without feeling like you’re posing for photos.

“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

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 wedding photographer is to truthfully create images that are as beautiful as your love story.

“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

The Experience

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.

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Pricing Info

You need more than just pretty images.

You need a Chicago 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 $4400, which includes:

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

Helpful Resources for Planning Your Chicago Wedding


I’ve told over 100 love stories as a Chicago 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.