We are James and Christy Tyler, a husband and wife wedding photography team based out of the beautiful city of Chicago (but travel anywhere to shoot)! Christy started shooting weddings in 2008 and James joined her in 2010. We feel so blessed to be able to do this full-time together and really devote ourselves to our clients.
We love what we do and are so honored to work with the world's BEST clients. (We're not biased, I swear.) We believe this is about so much more than just showing up on your wedding day and snapping some photos! This is about the entire experience - from the moment you first email us until you're holding your album in your hands and beyond.
We only work with clients who we would want to hang out with in real life (and usually do), because we believe the relationship you have with your photographer makes or breaks your images!
We genuinely LOVE our clients, and are friends, not just vendors, by the time their wedding arrives. Because of that there is an ease about the entire experience and we are able to show them as they truly are together in their images. No fake smiles, no awkwardness, no forced or cheesy poses... just beautiful, honest moments.
If you're interested in learning more about us - hop over to the blog or website where we share lots more information about each of us, stories from our life, and lots of photos of our three kiddos and crazy dog, Chloe! ;)
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Sydney S. · Married on 10/10/2020
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Christy and James photographed our wedding in October 2020 and I have literally hundreds of reasons to hire Christy and James IMMEDIATELY - each reason lives in our online photo gallery! We cherish every single photo they captured of our special day. Every time I log onto our wedding gallery I discover a new favorite photo, even 4 months later. They are professionals from start to finish. Christy is easy to communicate with and gets back to you thoroughly and quickly. They brought equipment for every lighting scenario and just really floored us with their professionalism the day of, let alone the gorgeous photographs they captured. The quality of each photo is unreal. I received our photo gallery super fast, which could be because of the timing of the pandemic regarding weddings/gatherings but I was very surprised how fast we received everything.
Christy did our engagement photo session as well, which I really recommend because it's a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera. Christy is so professional and knows exactly how to direct you into poses that look natural and result in an entire gallery of photos that are each unique and perfectly framed. I don't know how she does it! She truly has a gift and you can tell how much she enjoys her job. Her personality is perfect for the job - I immediately feel at ease with her.
Both Christy and James photographed our wedding and they worked so hard the entire day; I felt very confident knowing they were capturing candid moments as well as the list of photos I requested. I have no idea when they took breaks because they were shooting all day and night! The photography was the most important decision for us, since we had a small wedding due to the pandemic we needed to be confident that we would have amazing photos to share with our friends and family who wouldn't be there. They delivered on every single item. It was also important to us that our vendors take COVID-19 precautions very seriously and we felt very comfortable with them.
From our initial email exchanges and phone calls, to the warmest texts, to unexpected gifts and bonus wedding prints and ongoing communication even months later, these guys are the real deal. Every time I look at my photo gallery I discover a new photo! They go above and beyond and truly I would base my wedding date around their availability. We are lifelong customers!Sent on 02/22/2021
Christy Tyler Photography's reply:Sydney & Todd - THANK YOU!! This brought me to tears! What an honor it was to capture your love story!
Paige G. · Married on 08/08/2020
Christy & James are fun, happy, and made the entire day very easy for us! Christy is able to find a photo opportunity out of almost anything. She is timely, professional, and provides natural photos of your big day! We couldn't be happier!Sent on 08/14/2020
Juliana M. · Married on 12/14/2019
Omg I can go on and on about Christy and James. They shot our engagement and wedding photos, they also did two of my cousins weddings... so they’re kind of part of our family now :)!! They are just absolutely amazing. Not only as photographers but as people too! Their work is just breathtaking. What I love about them is their work isn’t edited to the point where you can tell like some photographers .. your photos will be so natural. They also capture all the little and most memorable moments throughout your wedding day. Some of the photos they captured just showed mine and my husbands love so well. Once you meet them you will immediately click with them... I truly felt like I’ve known them my whole life and that’s what you want when someone is capturing one of the most amazing days of your life. They have so much passion for their job and they only want the best for you and know exactly what to capture so you have the best memories possible.. they just get it... !!! I have nothing but the best things to say about them. We just love them!Sent on 01/03/2020
Christy Tyler does an outstaning job! It always is a pleasure working with her and her team. Pictures come out amazing, I would Highly Recommend them and do!! Denise Engelmann Director of Catering
Christy is fabulous! She and James are so kind and wear their hearts on their sleeves--and she knows how to capture that raw emotion for her clients. Love is attracted to love, and any couple who are gaga for one another will feel right at home with Christy Tyler behind the lens.