• 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

Kelsey and Bryan’s Wedding

Kelsey and Bryan’s wedding was such a joyful and fun day!! From the emotional wedding ceremony at Ovation in Chicago to the switching to plan “C” (which we never had) to literally out ran a massive rain storm in order to get some outdoor photos in the city! It’s just another reason of why I love photographing weddings!


Kelly and Ryan’s Wedding

We absolutely loved being a part of Kelly and Ryan’s beautiful winter wedding. These two got married at Cog Hill Country Club in Lemont, IL in front of their family and friends (and a plush alligator and sheep!). Being a part of this awesome day was such an honor. Enjoy my favorite images from this February wedding. Congrats to the newlyweds!


Leslie + Dave | Engaged

A perfect winter weather set the scene for Leslie and Dave’s engagement session. Enjoy their Naperville Riverwalk photos.


Tara and Josh’s Wedding Day

It is always an honor to be photographing a wedding at the modern Hotel Arista in Naperville, IL. Thank you Tara and Josh for having us document your beautiful wedding day and for being such a sweet couple! Congrats to the newlyweds!


Traci and Cory’s Engagement Session

A few weeks back I had the pleasure to photograph Traci and Cory’s engagement session. They were so much fun to photograph and so easy going! I cannot wait for their wedding next fall.


Rebecca and Michael’s Wedding

In the midst of my busy season I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca and Michael on their special day!! They have been long distance for so long and I’m so excited for their new chapter in life as husband and wife. They were married at St. Micheal’s in Old Town, one of the greatest Chicagoland churches. The reception was at Mid-America Club. The views from the 80th floor are just spectacular. Enjoy this incredible wedding and congrats to the newlyweds!!


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.