Chicago IL
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Chicago IL

Wedding Photography Rates

Chicago gay wedding photographer John Gress, specializes in LGBT Wedding photography, however he enjoys covering all ceremonies and the celebrations and parties that mark special events, whether they are traditional or nontraditional.

John has photographed some of the first Gay & Lesbian (GLBT) couples in Illinois to be married in 2014 and in 2012 he was there to see the first same-sex couples receive their Civil Union licenses. John loves capturing the spontaneous emotions that burst forth from couples, many of whom have waited decades for their love for one another to be legally recognized in front of friends and family.

John is one of the few photographers in the U.S. who specializes in gay and lesbian Weddings and Civil Unions, however, he is delighted to work with any couple on their special day.

With his exquisite artistry for composition, color and light, along with his natural unobtrusive approach, John will capture all the intimate moments that make up your special day.


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High resolution digital files on a disc and copyright release six months after the wedding
Private on-line gallery and ordering for family and friends

4 hours or less $1195
Additional Hours $250

Second Photographer 3 hours or less $895
Additional Hours $250
Engagement session, Three looks, $375


100 gallery cards to include in your thank you notes, gallery viewing and ordering information with an image from the wedding $49

150 gallery cards to include in your thank you notes, gallery viewing and ordering information with an image from the wedding $69

250 gallery cards to include in your thank you notes, gallery viewing and ordering information with an image from the wedding $79




4×6: $7
5×7: $10
8×10: $25
11×14: $40
16×20: $50
Low resolution download $1
Other printing services are available


20 page, 10X10 album leather bound wedding album $695
2 matching 7X7 parent albums $495


Please call 312-545-5438 for more information.

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