• Navy Pier Downtown Chicago Wedding Photo

Welcome to Crane’s Photography, Chicago’s premier wedding photography studio.  Please accept our warmest congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Beginning the moment you put on your veil, until you steal away on your honeymoon – Crane’s Chicago wedding photographers will be there to capture all the magic and romance of your special day. Whether your dreams of a perfect wedding day look photojournalistic, traditional, documentary, creative, or just plain fun we go above and beyond to make certain that our timeless images exquisitely bring alive the most cherished moments of your momentous day.  The tender first kiss as husband and wife, the tear-jerking, cheek-to-cheek dance with your father, the hilarious musical parody performed by your best man-we’ll help you endlessly relive this precious chapter of your love story!

Whether you’re saying “I do” in a lush garden, on a romantic beach or during a thrilling skydive, each Chicago wedding photographer at Crane’s will have you covered. Our professional team of photographers has been bringing wedding pictures to life for over 10 years and has the unique ability to masterfully piece together every photograph to represent a true wedding day story that will be treasured for years to come. We are also available for baby, children, engagement, trash-the-dress and portraiture sessions, corporate parties and special events.

From The Blog

Maureen and Dave’s Wedding

Maureen and Dave, what an incredible honor it was to be the one photographing your wedding day. If I could describe your BIG day with just one word, that word would undoubtedly be joy! Despite the non-stopping rain and the fog, your contagious joy is what we love the most about you both! I hope that you will cherish these photos for a lifetime. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this special day of your life!!

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Mallory and Zach

Everything seemed to flow so perfectly for Zach and Mallory on their wedding day. The rain didn’t start until we arrived at the beautiful Lacuna Lofts where they got married surrounded by loyal friends and family. When Zach started his wows, I could tell that it will be emotional. Sometimes I witness a wedding ceremony that makes it hard to breath even though I barely know the couple! Needless to say, there were a ton of happy tears and I learned that Zach can easily make Mallory laugh at any given moment.

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Aj + Kim Engaged

Enjoy scrolling through AJ and Kim’s downtown Chicago fall engagement! Although I am not going to be the photographer on their BIG day next May, I am sure their wedding will be as amazing as their engagement session!! From beginning to end, we had an amazing light and the sunset over the river was one of the BEST I’ve ever seen!!

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Laura and Derek’s Wedding

After photographing Laura and Derek’s engagement session this summer, I knew that they will have an awesome group of friends and family surround them on their wedding day. The ceremony and reception was at the historic Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge in Hinsdale which is one of my new favorite place to photograph. We had a GREAT weather, an amazing light and the energy and excitement of the wedding party throughout the whole day was obvious.

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Teaser: Lauren + Lee’s Wedding

Lee and Lauren, you had an incredible day full of so much life, excitement and laughter! We took so many gorgeous pictures, but I wanted to share just one teaser that I am sure will be hang on the well pretty soon. Thank you for being so amazing and for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day!

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Traci + Cory’s Wedding

Enjoy viewing my favorite images that tell the story of Traci and Cory’s wedding day. For those of you who follow my blog, you may recognize some familiar faces in this post because it wasn’t that long ago that their friends Kaitlin and Sean and Lisa and Patrick got married! We love these two and we’re so thankful that we were trusted again to capture it all!!

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Bernadette + Bernard

Bernadette and Bernard, what a dream couple you are!! We are so thankful that our paths crossed and it was such a privilege to capture your wedding day. We love you both and we couldn’t be more excited for you. Enjoy your amazing France honeymoon!!! You better be taking tons of photos 🙂

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Mary-Kate + Tom

Congrats to the most amazing couple, Mary-Kate and Tom!! I have loved getting to know you this year and I am SO thankful for the opportunity to capture your special day! Enjoy your honeymoon AND reliving your gorgeous wedding at Concorde Banquets.

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Kristine and Mike | Engaged

This year I had the opportunity to photograph a fabulous couple named Kelsey and Bryan and during their wedding day I came to realize that all of their friends are super cool, sweet and fun!! I was so excited when Kelsey emailed me that their friends Kristine and Mike were getting married and couldn’t wait to meet with them and get to know them better. Not only they are beautiful couple, they are the kind of people that make you feel comfortable as soon as you are around them!!!

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Wedding photography in Chicago is fabulous. I have shot weddings in many cities like New York, Washington DC, Cancun, Los Angeles, Vail, and others, but there is no other city in the world where a photographer can photograph a bride and groom in nine to ten places in less than three hours between the ceremony and reception! Today we started at the Belden Stratford Hotel, then the ceremony at St. Clements Catholic Church and then photographed at Wrigley Field, the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Cafe Brauer, The Chicago Water Tower, Hancock Building, Wrigley Building, Chicago River, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, The Art Institute, Planetarium Point and finally at Notebaert Nature Museum. All in three hours!

The best kept secret for downtown Chicago wedding photography. Here is a list of some unique wedding ceremony and reception sites in and around CHICAGO, ILLINOIS where I have photographed weddings: The Drake Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, The Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, The Four Seasons Chicago, The Chicago Botanic Garden, The Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Sofitel, The Chicago Cultural Center, Cafe Brauer Wedding Pictures, Adler Planetarium Wedding Photography, Eaglewood Resort and Spa, Garfield Park Conservatory, Shedd Aquarium, The Chicago Hilton and Towers, The Swiss Hotel Wedding Pictures, Rolling Green Country Club , The Palmer House Hotel, Assumption Catholic Church Chicago , The Glen Club - Glenview Illinois, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Chicago Illinois, Concorde Banquet Kildeer, Illinois, Barrington Hills Country Club, Biltmore Country Club Wedding Pictures, Boulder Ridge Country Club, Cantigny Park Wheaton IL, Us Cellular Field, The Patrick Haley mansion, The Signature Room at 95th, The Field Museum, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Danada House, Cafe La Cave, The Metropolitan Club At Willis Tower, Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, The Crystal Garden at Navy Pier, Fulton's on the River, Germania Place, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Wedding Photos, Trump International Hotel and Tower, The Blackstone, A Renaissance Hotel, Omni Chicago Hotel, The Congress Plaza Hotel, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Cuneo Museum and Gardens, Kemper Lakes Golf Club, Meson Sabika - Naperville, Westin Chicago Northwest, Chandler's Golf Course Banquets of Schaumburg, Makray Memorial Golf Club. Crane's Wedding Photography invites you to a picturesque view of our beautiful 18 hole championship golf course. A professional wedding consultant will be available to assist in designing a celebration that is perfect for you.