About Us

Essence Photo and Video has been specializing in the fine art of documenting your wedding for over a decade. We are known throughout Chicago for high-end photography and videography services at reasonable prices. Our style is a blend of photo-journalistic storytelling- capturing the spontaneous moments, fine details, and creating stunning artistic portraiture. Our years of experience can help you achieve exactly what you want or to discover what works best for you.

We implement the latest technologies to make the process easy and fun-from online proofs and digital albums, to exciting non-linear video editing. Our photography and video packages are straightforward yet included all those little extras.

Our extensive online photo galleries allow you to search countless venues and photographic categories. And when you visit one of our four Chicago area studios, you will see various albums, examples of our work, as well as work together to best understand your specific style and find a perfect match.

Feel free to schedule a visit online to come and see us.



We couldn't have asked for or imagined anything more from a photography vendor. Everyone at Essence was great to work with. No request was ever out of question. Our photographer was the best. She worked with us and our bridal party with ease, and made sure to get some amazing shots.- Jacob and Christina