Chicago wedding photographer - raves & reviews

Fun Chicago wedding photography at the Thompson Chicago.  

Colleen & Stuart

Jason was incredible! A true professional on every level. My wife and I adored working with him and his photos turned out amazing. We found Jason and were lucky enough that he was available to shoot our engagement photos and wedding. His styling was exactly what we were looking for in that he is a documentary style photographer. He makes the entire process simple and refined. I would absolutely recommend Jason to anyone looking for a fantastic photographer. He captures all of the moments in such a beautiful way.


Carissa & Blake

Jason was fantastic to work with from start to finish! We interviewed four other photographers in the Chicago area and Jason clearly stood out as the best. He was very flexible about finding a time to meet at his studio, and he's a very detailed and down-to-Earth guy who is easy to work with. Our engagement photos were amazing and it was great to get to know him better before the wedding (he brought along a lighting assistant as well, which made the photos even better as it got later in the day). At the actual wedding, he included a second shooter and lighting assistant in the package and all of the photos turned out great! We had multiple guests at the wedding comment on how impressed they were with the professionalism of our photography team. One of the best things about working with Jason is his state of the art technology. His photo quality is amazing and we ended up with a flash drive and an online gallery with over 1,500 photos. His web tools make it easy to customize albums and packages and you can tell that he spends a lot of time making sure that everything he offers is top notch. We would absolutely recommend Jason Brown Photography to all of our friends and family!

Same sex wedding at Heritage Prairie Farms outside Chicago Illinois.

Terry & Mike

Jason was the perfect photographer for us. From our engagement shoot to the wedding, he captured the moments and memories that count. He goes with the flow which showed when our February engagement shoot was rainy and cold vs the snow that we wanted. The pictures turned out amazing and we received many compliments on them. On our wedding, Jason captured all of the moments that we saw and didn't see. He was there for the in the moment opportunities without even being noticed. It was magical to see our photos come to life in his studio presentation of them. He is truly a professional, easy to work with, and made it fun. I wish that Jason could be at all of our life events to capture the real life moments.

Rainbow Chicago wedding photo at Bottom Lounge.

Kendra & Jason

Highly recommend! Jason was recommended to us by another photographer. When we first met with him we were not 100% sure a photographer was in our budget, but after the meeting we knew that if it was, we had found our guy. He was super personable, we really felt comfortable talking with him and felt like he heard us, and he was great with reviewing pricing and packages. As cheesy as they can be, I love the "getting ready" photos and Jason and his team got awesome photos of my husband and I with our family and friends. Directly before our wedding it stormed like crazy, and we had to do most of our photos indoors, but it was a fun experience and we got some great shots. We even ran out in the rain with umbrellas as a rainbow was coming out and those are some of my favorites! Jason got some great family portraits, and he captured the fun of the reception. I was hopeless at walking down the isle, but I laughed the whole way and those are some of my favorite shots from the wedding ceremony itself. Couldn't recommended more. We were thrilled with the results.

Wedding photo of bride and groom at the honeycomb sculpture in Lincoln Park Chicago.

Erin & Paul

Jason was absolutely amazing to work with for our rehearsal dinner (we didn't want an engagement shoot and he was immediately willing to find something else that worked for us) and our wedding day! He was reasonable and helpful in planning the timeline, and his second shooter, Melanie, was amazing as well. We're totally in love with our pictures, but even better is that he fit right into the madness on the wedding day - my whole family was raving about how nice and funny and helpful he was! We were nervous that working with a photographer would be really awkward, but Jason is just really cool and great at what he does. He was responsive from the beginning, and was onboard with some of our non-traditional opinions and ideas. He also just seemed genuinely happy for us and happy to be a part of it. I can't recommend Jason highly enough!

Night portrait of the bride and groom during their Cafe Brauer Chicago wedding.  

Ashley & Taylor

Jason truly knows weddings inside and out and his knowledge is a huge asset while framing your big day. He has a great eye and an even better attitude; he was the perfect blend of calm and enthusiastic on our wedding day. He's also open to feedback and trying out different ideas to get the perfect shot, but also knows how to capture all of the small moments and details that are happening around you on your wedding day. Hiring Jason was the best investment we made on our wedding day!

Bride and groom walk down the 606 trail during their Logan Square wedding in Chicago.  

Karen & Patrick

Can't say enough great things about Jason - he's collaborative, creative, professional and talented. Not only did our pictures come out spectacular but he made sure the whole experience was a lot of fun. Jason has a relaxed and easy going way about him that also puts you at ease. Together we were able to come up with a shot list that incorporated locations with special meaning to us as a couple and also made for some really beautiful pictures. Jason and team also captured tons of candid shots that day of us and our guests. We would highly recommend working with J. Brown Photography to capture all the special moments of your very important day.

Sunset skyline engagement session at the Chicago museum campus.

Cassandra & Andrei

Jason is a incredibly professional and well versed photographer. We had 2 engagement photo sessions with other photographers (also internationally) and Jason was by far, the most professional and had the most well rounded experience. We had an amazing time shooting with him, we couldn't be happier with the way our photos turned out. He was able to catch all the special moments of our wedding day that mattered. We absolutely love our photos! We wholeheartedly recommend Jason. His work is AMAZING and you will not be disappointed in his work.

Wedding photo of bride and groom on a bridge over the Chicago river.  

Kyna & Jaime

My husband and I can't say enough wonderful things about Jason. He took the most beautiful photos of our wedding! From the very first meeting Jason was easy to work with. He was upfront about all the package details and worked with us to find the right fit for our needs and our budget. He had great suggestions for locations and made sure that we got the shots that were most important to us -- like the ones with our two, very excitable 50+LB dogs. On the day of the wedding, Jason and his team were on time, on point and a lot of fun. It rained on-and-off all day on my wedding day (every bride’s fear!), but Jason and team brought huge white umbrellas and assured me that we’d get all the images we wanted. We did! Whether we were in the bridal suite getting ready, on the minibus headed to our photo locales, saying “I do” or letting our hair down at the reception, Jason and his team captured all of the special moments that I have played over and over again looking through the photos. I would recommend Jason to anyone!

Bride and groom at Millennium Park after their Chicago Cultural Center wedding.  

Maria & Owen

We are so glad that we came across Jason’s work and that he was available to work with us because his photographs perfectly capture our memories of the day. Our wedding was a short ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center followed by brunch at a restaurant. We only decided in the last few weeks to hire a photographer. We were looking for a photographer with a documentary style, and we were very impressed with Jason’s portfolio. Luckily for us Jason was available and was very accommodating and flexible while we were making plans for our ceremony. He was professional, easy to work with, and even arrived at our wedding before we did. He is a friendly guy and fit in with our friends at the reception. We were clueless and had no idea of what we wanted for photography. We basically only told Jason we wanted pictures of us in Chicago. He was able to take this limited instruction and gave us a wide variety of portraits that really captured the city and our personalities. Jason had a great and creative eye for posing us, and he was able to do very interesting things with the lighting for some really beautiful shots. It was obvious from his work that he has a background in photojournalism because he was able to capture some really candid moments, and it seemed like he must have been everywhere at once. Our ceremony only lasted about five minutes, but he still got lots of great shots that captured all of the smiles, tears, and emotions of the day. He also had our photos edited and ready earlier than we expected. We received many compliments from our friends, and they appreciated how easy it was to view the online albums. Jason’s photos beautifully tell the story of our day. He is a real joy to work with and makes you feel very comfortable. He was an instrumental part of making our day flow really smoothly, which is more than you can ask for on such a hectic day. We cannot recommend Jason enough, and we are thrilled with our photos.

Wedding photo outside the Skokie Doubletree Hotel.  

Charry & Michael

Two words describe my experience with Jason at J. Brown Photography, "Absolutely Phenomenal!!" (note: I am an avid Photographer myself) Right from our first meeting with my Fiance', parents and myself he impressed me with his professionalism and organization. He had a tablet taking notes and making suggestions for the wedding. Next at our engagement session downtown, he impressed me again with his outstanding creativity, technical skill. My wife is very shy and does not always feel comfortable with being in the spotlight, but Jason and his assistant put her and myself at ease and made a cold dreary fall day a lot of fun, and the pictures came back looking like an idyllic autumn setting in the city, my family could not stop talking about the colors. Finally on our wedding day he was there early with his assistant, and associate photographer to capture my wife and myself getting ready and he had a great plan and set up for the first look moment and bridal party pix....he made a wall by a dumpster and a lobby look amazing and cool. He was great and patient with my family getting all the portrait shots with all the combinations we wanted and made really interesting use of the features of the room to make some cool shots. The rest of the day was so great, he was never in the way, caught amazing and memorable moments, didn't overuse the flash and stayed til the very end of the night. After the wedding he has worked so hard to get us our pictures in timely manner, he even managed to rush them for us so my Father could see them before he passed away 3 weeks later, and is still helping us to put together our album at our own pace. All of my family and friends still talk about him and anybody would be lucky to have him for their events.

Sunset wedding photo at the Chevy Chase Country Club.  

Tatiana & Daniel

Jason is a very talented photographer and a great guy to work with. He takes a lot of care to make sure you get all the pictures you want and adds his own (excellent) ideas to capture the wedding from a very experienced perspective. And Jason understands that every wedding has its own unique character and he makes that come through clearly in the pictures.

Bride and groom wedding day photo at Turnberry Country Club.  

Kim & Chad

My wife and I would like to thank J.Brown Photography for the great job they did for our engagement photos and our wedding day photos. Jason was very professional and detailed in the process. We were always aware of what the plans were and the schedule to optimize our time with friends and family. SERGIO!!! Was a treat as well. Such a good company with an awesome sense of humor. Thank you all for making our wedding day unforgettable.

Outdoor wedding at Woods Walk in Barrington, Illinois. 

Katy & Eric

The Photos that Jason Brown captured were perfect! Choosing a photographer was one of our hardest decisions till I met with Jason, I knew immediately with talking to him and looking through his portfolio books that he would be amazing. He has such a creative eye for photography, it is a special talent. Jason and his crew captured the moments of emotion of joy, laughter, and love with such a beautiful journalistic eye that looking back through them brings back all the emotions of those moments in time of the crazy amazing fairy tail day that seemed to go by so quickly but now with these photos we can relive those moments with just a glance. Jason was great to work with he was flexible with scheduling and even made sure that he could still accommodate us when we had to move up our wedding date. His professionalism and creativity puts you at ease with confidence that he is capturing the moments in an amazing way. 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.BrownPhotography was worth every penny and more! Thank you Jason and crew for such and amazing job capturing our wedding!

Funny photo of bride and groom during their Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago wedding.  

Michelle & Charles

Working with Jason was a blast! Jason creates the kind of atmosphere that makes being photographed for hours easy. Our engagement and wedding photographs were stunning. He was flexible and worked with us when we could not pick a single location for our engagement photos, and captured moments with friends and family that we will forever have. We loved working with Jason and he does wonderful work. If you are not convinced, I encourage you to meet him yourself!

Bride and groom in Grant Park before their Harold Washington Library Chicago wedding. 

Evie & Ameer

Jason is nothing short of AMAZING!! His work and moments that he is able to capture are truly priceless. When looking for a photographer, everyone tells you the most important thing find a photographer who truly captures the emotion of joy, laughter, and love. That is exactly what we got from Jason's beautiful pictures! We hired Jason for our engagement photos, the rehearsal dinner and the wedding! I could not be more pleased with how everything turned out, the moments that you anticipate to have captured on camera plus a lot of composed shots of everyone and everything. Jason is a pleasure to work with he is easy to communicate with, schedule with, and comfortable to be around, so the photo shoots are not forced or posed.  His talent comes so freely and it translates to all the amazing pictures he takes. He is also such a genuine person who absolutely adores his job and its more than evident from the pictures he creates.


Alyse & Jay

Jason is absolutely amazing.  The pictures from our engagement session are gorgeous and made for a really cool guestbook.  He was professional from start to finish and we felt that we not only had a great photographer at our wedding but also a friend.  He was always open to ideas, creative with his surroundings and never intrusive.  Jason is top notch and we are so thrilled we had the chance to work with him.  We can only imagine what our wedding pictures will look like, but like our engagement photos, we know they will be incredible.  He helped make our day one we will never forget and we are so grateful and so glad he was a part of it!

Anna & Cyrus

Jason and Chris were amazing!  They take such beautiful photos.  My husband and I could not be happier with them and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great wedding photographer for their wedding!

Jessie & Eric

I'm very pleased with the entire experience in working with J. Brown Photography!!  Our engagement session was done in Chicago's Financial District and also Milton Olive Park (north of Navy Pier) and it was actually pretty fun and relaxed.  I was confident that he was getting some cool shots.  I just got the pictures back and am THRILLED with the results!  All I can say is that Jason made us look pretty fabulous! :-)  I can't wait to use some of the photos for my "Save the Dates" and wedding website.  Book with J. Brown Photography, you won't regret it!

Ami & Seth

Jason is simply wonderful to work with. He listened closely to what we wanted, was punctual and professional, and managed to take photos without disruption during the ceremony. His photos have captured our personalities, the tone of the day, and the many family and guests involved. We couldn't be more pleased with how our photos turned out, and we are so, so, so glad that we chose Jason to be our photographer! We'd do so again, and happily recommend him to all.

Maggie & Kyle

Jason did a great job capturing our wedding day from start to finish.  After having previously discussed our "must have" photos, he diligently went through the list making sure that each was captured in whatever given moment suited that grouping.  He added his own spice and creativity to a lot of locations and general poses, which we appreciated.  Moreover, we loved how open and friendly he was to work with.  He didn't even mind having to help quickly move chairs inside for our ceremony once we realized Mother Nature would not allow us to have an outdoor ceremony.  We highly recommend having him as your photographer, as he truly adds to the day and is genuinely just a great guy to be around!

Justeen & Brandon

J. Brown Photography did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos!  I would highly recommend them and plan to use Jason any chance we get!  Great to work with an amazing creative!

Jenna & Chris

Jason is fantastic! He is very professional and open to all ideas; and of course, produces beautiful photos.  He really wanted to make my day special.  Jason shot my engagement photos and my wedding photos.  The team he works with is also amazing.  My wedding day, he was extremely flexible.  He even brought an extra assistant to ensure I received the photos I wanted.  I am so glad I went with Jason as my wedding photographer!

Nicole & David

If we could give Jason 10 stars, we would.  He traveled to DC, arrived two days early to scout locations, and adapted well when the weather did not cooperate.  He was very professional and very aware of the time constraints associated with the wedding day timeline.  He is very easy going and fun to be around.

He was more like a guest at the wedding than a photographer following us around, and the shots he showed us on his camera looked incredible.  We extended the reception and went out afterwards and he was enthusiastic about taking as many pictures as he could.  It is obvious that he takes his work seriously and is very passionate about capturing the emotion of the day. 

Our wedding was this past weekend, so we haven't seen our pictures yet, but if they are anything close to the photographs from a friend's wedding that Jason shot last year, we will be thrilled!

Lisa & Jermaine

Jason was awesome to work with.  He was proactive in planning out wedding day pictures and worked with me to pick perfect locations around town for photographs.  He had some great action shots as well as strong portraits.  He was responsive to requests but didn't allow my parents to push him around (and take 100s of pictures that my husband and I wouldn't have wanted).  There is not a single thing that I'd say Jason needs to improve on.  He literally laid down in the middle of traffic to get the perfect shot of us....couldn't ask for more!

Kim & Mike

Jason is the best!  His work speaks for itself and we could not be happier with selecting an amazing photographer!  Jason is personable, attentive, organized and a hard worker.  He captured the day beautifully and we are thrilled to have had him be such an instrumental part of our special day!

Sherry & Michael

Jason did a beautiful job photographing our wedding and was also a great guy.  We would highly recommend him!

Allison & Jason

Jason is our friend from college. He is an AMAZING photographer!! 

He did our engagement photos and wedding photos.  They are stellar.  He is very unobtrusive, there will not be bright flashing lights in your face all night. He is able to truly capture the moment.  Of course, he does the posed bridal party and family pictures, so that you have those also.  But compared to many photographers, he does a wonderful job taking photos of joyous "unseen" things...a laugh here, a joke there, an emotional response, a light moment, and times when your face says it all.  Our wedding album looks like a truly joyous celebration, not a dull and statue-like "photo shoot." 

Jason is extremely professional and punctual. He kept the flow moving very well. 

Hire J. Brown for heartfelt and celebratory wedding photos.

Becky & Joe

How beautiful Jason's pictures turn out is just the beginning.  He made us feel completely comfortable, had a great eye for locations, and goes above and beyond my extremely high expectations.  My experience thus far has be wonderful!!  I cannot wait for him to shoot our wedding!

Janet & Mike

Jason is an amazing photographer!  The photographs of our wedding are beautiful and he was easy to work with.  We would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Laurie & Scott

We loved working with J. Brown Photography for our wedding.  He was very accommodating and flexible with our photography needs.  It was also fun meeting with him ahead of time to plan out the details of our wedding photography.  Definitely very down to earth and friendly.  On the day of the wedding, many of our guests commented on what great shots he was getting throughout everything.  Also, it was great to have an engagement photo session with him.  Thanks!

Megan & Andrew

We have only had our engagement pictures done so far, but we love them!  He has great packages that are reasonable and you get a lot for the money.  He has a great photojournalistic style which is just what we were looking for.  We can't wait to see how our wedding day pictures turn out!  Jason is also very easy to work with and personable.  

Erin & Ben

We had nothing but positive experiences with J Brown photography.  Jason was incredibly professional throughout the entire process - he was always on time, very communicative, and handled all of the logistics of the wedding day seamlessly.  Our photos are absolutely gorgeous, and we couldn't be happier - Jason captured both the details of our wedding and the events with stunning accuracy and character, and he really managed to capture our personalities (and the personalities of our friends) with the limited time that he had available.  Just as important - Jason is really a very nice guy.  He was a lot of fun on the day of the wedding, and put everyone at ease.  I couldn't be happier, and I would recommend him to anyone that is thinking of hiring J Brown Photography in the future.

Erin & Aaron

Thank you for the most amazing wedding photographs!  We were so pleased with the great service you provided for our engagement and wedding, and we can't wait to see the albums!  We've had nothing but great compliments on our photos and we're so happy to have your work as part of our memories of our day.

Becky & Chris

Jason was extremely easy to work with and did a fantastic job with our wedding.  The proof is in the pictures. Jason was very creative and threw out some outstanding ideas that came out looking great.  We would recommend Jason for any wedding.

Jessica & Jamie

Jason, you were everything we could hope for in a wedding photographer; organized, honest, talented and a truly fun guy to have around on our wedding day!  You worked so hard to accomodate everything we asked for, really took time to know who we were and remained calm and positive and kind, despite all the craziness going on around you!  The photographs were elegant, artistic and truly embodied the spirit of all the different parts of our day.  Everytime we look back at our photo album, your pictures transport us back to our wedding day.  We would recommend you to anyone and everyone!  Thank you for capturing our day in the most beautiful way possible!

Dee & Stewart

Jason was amazing to work with.  He listened and captured everything we hoped for.  The quality of the photos were amazing and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out.  I highly recommend J. Brown photography for any event.

Chrystina & Mischa

Jason is a talented photographer, and I highly recommend his work.  We had a destination wedding in Mexico, and he wonderfully captured candid shots of our guests during an all day boat excursion and island-hopping trip.  The wedding photos were just as beautiful, and help re-create the emotions of the day.  He was friendly and approachable, and all our guests liked him.  I particularly enjoyed the range of work: from candid shots to formal portraits; individual moments to group pictures; delicate details versus picturesque scenery.  I can honestly say he captured everything I wanted and more.  Jason is great.  Well worth the money and more.  We were exceptionally pleased with his work, and his product. I would recommend him to everyone I know.

Jennifer & Evan

Jason Brown and J. Brown Photography did an amazing job for our wedding.  I have received so many compliments from friends and family on his professionalism and the end result of the photographs!  I would definitely recommend his company!

Laine & Van

We received our wedding album last week and LOVE it!  Thank you so much, not only for your great photos, but also for your layout design and album suggestions.  We have been showing it off to our friends and family - it turned out great!

Amanda & Daniel

This letter has taken far too long to finally find you.  I apologize for my lateness!  I wanted to thank you so much for all the beautiful work you did for our wedding!  You did an outstanding job though the entire process.  I was fully impressed and so grateful you were our photographer.  All of the photos turned out amazing.  I couldn't have asked for anything more.  I received the photo album just before the holidays and was completely impressed by it, thank you.  All of my family couldn't stop commenting on the beautiful work.  Every time I look at the album it makes me feel like I am living the day over again.  You were able to capture each moment to make it feel like I am still there!  I can't thank you enough for your amazing work!

Jenn & Len

Professional and personable service. We felt confident that our pictures would turn out great - and they did!  Highly recommended!

Kathryn & Frank

I'll tell you right off the bat that Jason did a fantastic job at our wedding.  The photos from our wedding turned out better than we ever could have imagined.  In fact, there are so many great ones that we are STILL trying to narrow down our favorites for an album.

Jason was just so personable, laughing and joking with people and keeping things moving -- we had a tight timeline and he stuck to it to the letter. 

After the posed pictures were done, we let Jason suggest other group shots, couples shots, etc.  He was also totally willing to take some of our suggestions, too, since we were familiar with the site.  At the reception, Jason and Rob caught every single big moment and got so many great candid shots -- but at the same time, we didn't feel like they were in our faces, ordering us around either.  I have been in a few weddings, and that's the worst -- when the photographer takes over and it becomes his or her "show."  Not an issue whatsoever with Jason.

We love Jason's style so much that we have recommended him to everyone we know who is getting married.  In fact, he is doing our friend's wedding this summer.  We plan to have Jason take photos of our family as it grows.

Jennifer & Steve

These are absolutely PHENOMENAL!!!  I could not have asked for a more amazing set of photos!  You truly went above and beyond, and it shows!!  Thank you SO much for these gorgeous pictures... I will be passing the link on to everybody.  I can't wait to see the BW ones as well.  I will 100% be recommending your services to everyone I know!! THANK YOU!!!

Emily & Mike

They did an amazing job and really went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy and had all the shots that we wanted.  The personal attention was great and I LOVED the end results!

Brie & Mike

J. Brown did a great job for our wedding.  Their "Photojournalism" approach to the wedding keeps them where the action is taking place.  But they still respect two things that are more important than just taking pictures of the event: 1) they know the art, composition and lighting necessary to make the photographs not come as snapshots, but as beautiful works of ART; 2) they know that they are not the most important people at the wedding (meaning that though they covered every moment and every corner of my wedding, they weren't standing in front of people, and they were so inconspicuous that they blended into the crowd in my wedding video).  These professionals showed up to the wedding early and in nice suits.  Then they worked with us through the rain, changing of locations, and with the several hundred guests without missing a beat.  I cherish my decision to use these photographers; you will too.

Vesna & Tony

J. Brown photographed our wedding in May and they were the most beautiful wedding photos I have seen to date.  We had over 500 guests at the wedding and I feel that they took pictures of everything and everyone. They captured candid moments that I did not even know took place.  I would recommend them and no one else when it comes to wedding photos.  Above that, they are genuinely nice people to work with.