Chicago + Destination
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Let’s create and capture some of the best moments of your life. Your wedding is an emotional experience, and your photographer should enhance it. First we focus on creating your fantastic day: love, celebration, and joy. Only then can we capture your day in the photography style we call reality-plus. Learn more: www.colinlyonsphotography.com
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92 Reviews for Colin Lyons Wedding Photography
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Emilie Vermoesen · Married on 12/08/2020
Best Day Ever
Absolutely would recommend to family, friends, strangers, anyone! Colin was very professional, yet was able to capture the day without being overly formal in setting the wedding party in specific places throughout the day, capturing candidly. Colin was our favorite vendor we selected when comparing how we ended up feeling about our florist, caterer, DJ, etc... !Sent on 12/15/2019
Jennifer · Married on 07/31/2020
Colin was terrific to work with, start to finish. Highly recommend!!Sent on 10/01/2020
Jen Zablotny · Married on 03/07/2020
If you want to make the bride happy...
Sent on 12/19/2020
My fiancé and I placed the highest priority on photography. Wedding festivities typically span one day, but a photograph stands the test of time as a lasting legacy and memory.
When planning, we wanted a photographer that not only knew how to take family pictures and posed bridal party lines. We wanted someone that could bring out the best in us and our guests to feel comfortable around the camera. Someone who knew the right moment to capture the best candid moments. See beauty in the simplicity of an alleyway or bridge girder. We wanted a photographer that could capture a story and not just a simple “prom pose”.
My fiancé and I met him at a friend’s wedding as part of the bridal party. He was always cheerful and trying to capture the guests’ best and sincerest moments. Even after the bridal party’s photo shoot under a bridge line, he helped the bride by cleaning her dress’s train that had become dusty during the photo session. We immediately knew how committed Colin was not only to his work, but also the bride and groom. Did I mention? He also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and has continued to promote education forward in photography. We needed to snag his skills as quickly as possible!
Colin takes the time to know the couple, their personalities and fun quirks. We had negotiated a package to include an engagement shoot, wedding photography, and photo booth.
Although, with most 2020 weddings, our initial plans had been interpreted due to COVID. Despite the hit to the wedding industry, he was very willing to accommodate and work with us.
Once local restrictions started to uplift, we planned an afternoon engagement shoot. Colin has a wide array of experience working with many cultures, styles and sizes of weddings in Chicagoland. He knows the best nooks, spots, and city highlights. After being stuck in quarantined pajamas for several months, my fiancé and I had the best date! We finally had the opportunity to dress up, feel fancy, and get the butterflies flying right before our big day. Colin always found a way to make us laugh and bring out our inner genuine charm. He spent the entire day with us with no hesitation. We traveled to 4+ spots and he did not even blink with my confusingly indecisive and picky requests.
When it came to the wedding day, he was very accommodating to all the last-minute changes given constantly changing COVID protocols. He not only came early, but also left later than expected, waiting patiently until all the festivities were over. He worked tremendously well with the videographer (a separate vendor we had hired) and would guide with respectful instruction as to what was “next”. He even assisted the videographer if he needed an extra hand or visual eye. Of course, for many of our groomsmen, it was their first time participating in a wedding and did not know how to put on their boutonnieres. Colin right away herded them up and showed them the magical way of “the two pins”. And of course, since the church’s air conditioner broke, he survived an incredibly hot day with no complaints despite some quests passing out. He even printed out several fun poses/ideas I had previously shared with him as a guide for group and bride/groom photos. He even sent us a sneak peak of our photos just a few hours after the festivities!
Short summary - just hire Colin. Your expectations will be reached, and more.
Colin and his team shot our wedding and the experience was great. From the initial meeting , day of and delivery of our wedding album- amazing. Highly recommend him and his talented team.
Colin is so fun and easy to work with!
We've worked with both Colin and Elena and could not be happier with our experiences. Both were professional yet fun and the resulting photos were definitely frame-worthy! Highly recommended.