My Story


I’ve been in your shoes.
Three years ago, I proposed to my girlfriend under the Christmas lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo…

And then I started counting down the days until June 23rd, 2018 — the date I would marry my wife at our small suburban church in Lincolnshire, IL.

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This us! (Photo by Brooke Kristine Photography)

I married my best friend.

I can’t recall all the details about our wedding day, but I do remember how I felt when Jasmine came walking down the aisle: That she was the one for me and I would marry her again and again.

Whenever I look at our wedding photographs on the wall, or page through our wedding album, I’m reminded of that feeling.

That’s why I believe in serving couples who are deeply in love and committed to each other for the long haul.

Creating beautiful heirlooms together is just one way we can celebrate and anchor your lifelong commitment to each other.

Elegant Styling

AUTHENTIC MOMENTS

Timeless Memories

Your Photography Team

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OWNER & LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

Joshua

My work is elegant, authentic, and timeless, and I built my business out of a love for storytelling. I am passionate about serving my clients and providing them with personalized services that truthfully tell their story through one of the most joy-filled and exciting phases in their lives.

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ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

Stacy

Stacy joined the Joshua Harrison Photography team in 2019. She partners with me to deliver beautiful wedding day coverage from start to finish. Stacy brings a careful eye for little details and a great sense of candid moments to every wedding she photographs.

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The JHP Wedding Experience

Deeply personalized service is the backbone of each wedding I document. To provide the best possible experience for my couples, I accept a limited number of weddings each year. I believe it is important for us to genuinely connect and understand what is most important to you and your special someone on your wedding day.

I split my time serving the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas. I am also available to shoot domestic and international destination weddings, so please reach out no matter your location! You may connect with me through the contact tab, or by email at joshua@joshuaharrison.photography. I look forward to serving you!

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Getting to Know You…

I believe in building relationships with my clients. My greatest priority throughout the consultation and planning process is to get to know you and what’s most important on your wedding day. Together, we will explore the elements of your love story and make a plan to preserve and highlight those details.

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The Engagement Session

I encourage my couples to include an engagement session in their collection, as it’s the best way for you to experience and understand the photography process! This is our opportunity to get to know each other, learn how we work together, and have fun before your big day arrives. Don’t worry, I’ll coach you through everything using a low-stress system of cues and prompts. Your only job is to relax, have fun, and love each other.

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Careful Preparation

I am committed to helping you make your wedding day a success by offering vendor recommendations, coordinating timelines with your wedding planner or venue manager, providing planning suggestions, and more. When we are a few weeks out, we’ll get together by phone or Zoom to finalize your wedding day timeline and work through any last-minute questions. That way, you can wake up happy and excited on the first day of forever with your love!

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Celebrating Your Love

When your big day arrives, my team will be there to capture every moment in as fun, easy, and stress-free a manner as possible. You can expect your finished wedding gallery three to five weeks later. After accessing your beautifully displayed online gallery, you can download, print, and share images with friends and family. If you choose a wedding package with an heirloom album, we will begin the design process after you receive your gallery. We will partner with a professional designer to choose the perfect cover, create beautiful spreads, and finalize details before it’s printed and delivered to you!

Already know we’re a match?

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! That is why I am committed to making sure Joshua Harrison Photography is the right choice for you. Please fill out the application above 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.

Email: joshua@joshuaharrison.photography

Phone: (224) 469-5745

Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been a photographer?

I have been documenting love stories since 2015!

Do you have a second shooter?

Yes! If you choose a wedding collection that includes a second professional photographer, my exclusive associate photographer, Stacy, will partner with me to serve you in telling the story of your big day.

Do you have insurance?

Yes! I carry professional liability insurance that covers me, my team, you as the client, and my gear. I am happy to provide proof of coverage to you or a venue upon request. My insurance coverage is provided by Lyndon Southern.

How do we book your services?

To secure my services for your wedding, I require a signed contract and a paid deposit. I am pleased to offer a variety of payment plans to suit my clients’ needs and budgets.

What kind of gear do you use?

I shoot with modern Nikon camera bodies and a variety of modern and vintage lenses. All of my equipment is professional quality to ensure you receive the best possible images.

We are getting married outside of the Chicago/Milwaukee metro areas. Do you travel?

Yes! I travel all over Illinois and Wisconsin to serve my couples, as well as places further afield. If you’re planning a domestic or international destination wedding, I am ready and able to travel!

How many images will we receive?

Every wedding varies, but I typically deliver 600-1,000 images in a secure online gallery for you to download, print, and share to your heart’s content. Every image I deliver is professionally edited using a bespoke digital darkroom process to replicate the timeless colors and aesthetics of real film. I deliver a few sneak peek images a few days after each wedding I photograph, and the full wedding gallery follows 3-5 weeks later. (Sometimes sooner!)

Can we order prints and albums?

Yes! You can order professional-grade prints from my favorite commercial lab straight from your gallery. I also offer custom heirloom albums with a variety of linen and leather binding options. Please contact me for details.

Want effortless & beautiful wedding photos?

JOSHUA HARRISON


I’m a Chicago wedding photographer specializing in natural-looking posed wedding photography as well as candid wedding photography. I partner with couples in Chicago, Illinois as well as destinations across the Midwest to create elegant, authentic, and timeless wedding heirlooms.