Chicago wedding photojournalist Jason Brown

Meet Your Photographer

Who

Me, Jason, the owner and lead photographer of this boutique wedding and engagement photography studio. Nice to meet you!

Interests

Creative & slightly off-beat collaborations, traveling to destination weddings around the world, pushing the boundaries between limits and possibilities, and turning my clients' visions into reality. 

Fifteen Years Experience In

News photography & wedding photojournalism with a speciality in story & moment driven images, along with dynamic editorial portraiture. 

Strong Believer In

Being happy with the process, not just the results. 

Favorite Pastimes Include

Photographing and traveling with my amazingly talented wife, Nora, as well as our dog and two cats; skiing with my family in Colorado; making furniture out of snow and hosting parties around the fire pit. 

Awards

Internationally recognized by the Wedding Photojournalist Association 

Featured

CS Brides, The Knot Chicago Magazine, Lifetime Network

Education

Received Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois before working as a staff photojournalist for Pioneer Press Newspapers over the course of several years. 

Bonus

On the board of the Illinois Press Photographers Association, a group dedicated to visual storytellers and the advancement of student & new professional image makers. 

Brides Have Described Me As

Flexible, intuitive, proactive, non-intrusive, upbeat, great with guests. 


Favorite Client Reactions

Jason is nothing short of AMAZING!! His work and the moments that he is able to capture are truly priceless. When looking for a photographer, everyone tells you the most important thing to find is a photographer who truly captures the emotions of joy, laughter and love. That is exactly what we got from Jason’s beautiful pictures!
— Evie
Jason is a very talented photographer and a great guy to work with. He understands that every wedding has its own unique character, and he makes that come through clearly in the pictures.
— Daniel
The photos that Jason captured were perfect! Choosing a photographer was one of our hardest decisions until I met with Jason. I knew immediately after talking to him and looking through his portfolio that he would be amazing. He has such a creative eye for photography, and is such a special talent. Jason and his crew captured the moments of joy, laughter, and love with such a beautiful journalistic eye that, when looking back through them, brings back all the emotions of those moments in time. We can’t stop looking through our wedding photos, it is so hard to choose what photos we want to print since there are SO MANY AMAZING PHOTOS! J. Brown Photography was worth every penny and more! Thank you Jason and your crew for such an amazing job capturing our wedding!
— Katy