The Wedding Experience

joshua harrison photography pricing
chicago wedding packages

What I do differently

What makes my wedding photography different? I treat every couple like they’re my only couple.

“I had nothing to worry about for our wedding.”

He made it clear that he really cared about us and our wedding and was always quick with a response for any questions that we had…I was pretty nervous going into our engagement photo session because I had never done anything like that before and didn’t know what to expect, but Josh did an amazing job of putting me at ease and the pictures turned out beautifully! I knew after that that I had nothing to worry about for our wedding, and I love love love the photos that he delivered for us! The whole process…was spectacular, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a stellar photographer!
Morgan & Chris


Chicago Wedding Packages for 2022

Small weddings and elopements begin at 3500.

Every love story is unique and special, and that’s why I customize every wedding package for each of my couples. All wedding collections include:

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

A la carte

After the wedding, couples then invest in their dream wedding album and wall art for their home. Additional a la cart options for extra wedding day or rehearsal dinner coverage, engagement sessions, bridal portraits, and guest books are also available.

How long should we book you for?

The majority of my couples book 8 hours of wedding day coverage, though your needs may vary depending on your vision for the big day. My number one goal is for you to feel relaxed and enjoy your celebration instead of feeling rushed to create a few photos.

What is most important to you about your wedding day? What personalized elements and events would you like to incorporate to make your celebration a unique reflection of your love for each other?

The timelines below are a few examples of what a wedding day with me could look like, but they’re not set in stone! I love partnering with clients and their wedding planners to develop a personalized photography timeline that allows you to enjoy one of the most special days of your life together and create beautiful imagery in the process.

Want to know more? Contact me to schedule a free discovery call and I’ll help you determine how much time you need based on your unique wedding vision.

8 Hours


1:15-2:00 – Bridal Details
2:00-2:45 – Girls & Guys Getting Ready Photos
2:45-3:00 – Walk to First Look
3:00-3:15 – First Look
3:15-3:45 – Bride & Groom Portraits
3:45-4:00 – Bride with Bridesmaids
4:00-4:15 – Full Bridal Party
4:15-4:30 – Groom with Groomsmen
4:30-5:00 – Immediate Family Photos
5:00-5:30 – Bride & Groom Hide & Retouch, Photos of Ceremony Décor
5:30-6:00 – Wedding Ceremony
6:00-6:30 – Husband & Wife Sunset Portraits
6:30-7:00 – Photographs of Cocktail Hour & Reception Décor
7:00-7:15 – Guests Seated, Reception Begins
7:15-9:15 – Reception Coverage

8 Hours


1:45-2:30 – Bridal Details
2:30-3:15 – Girls & Guys Getting Ready Photos
3:15-3:30 – Bride Portraits
3:30-3:45 – Bride with Bridesmaids
3:45-4:00 – Bride with Her Family
4:00-4:15 – Groom Portraits, Groom with Groomsmen
4:15-4:30 – Groom with His Family
4:30-5:00 – Bride & Groom Hide & Retouch, Photos of Ceremony Décor
5:00-5:30 – Wedding Ceremony
5:30-5:45 – Full Bridal Party
5:45-6:00 – Immediate Family Photos
6:00-6:30 – Husband & Wife Sunset Portraits
6:30-7:00 – Photographs of Cocktail Hour & Reception Décor
7:00-7:15 – Guests Seated, Reception Begins
7:15-9:45 – Reception Coverage

10 Hours


9:15-10:00 – Bridal Details
10:00-11:15 – Girls & Guys Getting Ready Photos
11:15-11:30 – Walk to First Look
11:30-11:45 – First Look
11:45-12:15 – Bride & Groom Portraits
12:15-12:30 – Bride with Bridesmaids
12:30-12:45 – Full Bridal Party
12:45-1:00 – Groom with Groomsmen
1:00-1:30 – Drive to Ceremony Location
1:30-2:00 – Bride & Groom Hide & Retouch, Photos of Ceremony Décor
2:00-3:00 – Wedding Ceremony (Catholic Mass)
3:00-3:30 – Drive to Reception Location
3:30-4:00 – Immediate Family Photos
4:00-4:30 – Husband & Wife Sunset Portraits
4:30-5:00 – Photographs of Cocktail Hour & Reception Décor
5:00-5:15 – Guests Seated & Grand Entrances
5:15-7:45 – Reception Coverage

Wedding albums are your first family heirloom.

Your vows, first kiss, first dance, and every special little moment in between, preserved in the images we create together… An heirloom album is a perfect way to celebrate and share those memories. Each album is professionally-designed and tailored to the unique story of your wedding celebration. Bound using time-honored techniques, each album features lay-flat spreads printed on ultra-thick, archival quality paper for seamless impact, for today and for years to come. Various leather or linen covers and foil imprints are available to make your heirloom wedding album truly yours.

I only offer the highest quality albums possible because your memories deserve to be treasured and passed on for generations to come. This is why every wedding day collection includes a custom heirloom album design alongside your digital files so you can cherish and share your love story forever.

Preferred Vendors

I believe a quality vendor team is essential for a beautiful, fun, and stress-free wedding day. I’ve interviewed the vendors below and carefully vetted them for quality. This is not a paid list — you deserve the absolute best on your wedding day!


Kirsten at Bloom Magic Weddings
Luci at Luci Floral Design


Rebecca at Something Profound Weddings


Erin at ECBG Studio
Ionna at The Grazing Table


Katy at The Suit Shop
The BLK Tux


Music by Design


Trevor at Maloch Media


Deborah at Art of Imagination
Jacqlyn at Bubbly Events Chicago
Beth at Elements Preserved Vintage Rental


Jill at Bryn Mawr Jewelry Co.
Kristin at Kristin Coffin Jewelry


Kristine at How Impressive!
Lauren at Lively House & Home

Frequently Asked Questions

Within eight weeks after your wedding, or four weeks after your engagement session.

Contact me to make sure I’m available for your wedding day, then we’ll schedule a call or coffee date to make sure we’re a good fit. If you’re ready to book after that, you pay a $1,000 retainer and sign a contract, and I’m officially your photographer! Your remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding date.

Yes. I also include an heirloom wedding album in every collection, because I believe there’s nothing more powerful than seeing your photos printed.

Every wedding day is different, and the natural flow of events can greatly influence the amount of final photographs we are able to produce. As a general rule, you can plan to receive between 600-800 final images for an 8 hour wedding day.

Yes! While I am based in the Chicago suburbs, I frequently serve clients across the Midwest and destinations further afield. Planning a destination wedding? No worries! I am always up for an adventure.

Yes! I have a dedicated second photographer, Stacy, to support me on all of my wedding days. 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.

I work with Sony camera bodies and lenses, and Godox lighting equipment. All of my gear is professional-grade and carefully selected to produce the best possible product for you.

Yes. My policy is provided by Lyndon Southern, covering my gear, myself, my team, and you as the client. I’m happy to provide certificates of insurance upon request.

More questions about my wedding packages?

your love story is worth it.

Schedule a free discovery call to get to know me!