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Chicago + Destination

Photo + Video + Photobooth

Let鈥檚 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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Digital Files
Negatives
Proofs

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$6,000

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Albums
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Negatives
Proofs

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional
Vintage

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Negatives
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Brittany W. Married on 04/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Experience!

Having a great photographer was high on our priority list, and we could not have had a better experience than what we got with Colin! We felt very at ease with him from our very first zoom meet and greet/info chat and I knew I would be comfortable having him around the entire day of the wedding. Our engagement shoot was so fun in downtown Chicago, and we figured out a way to include our pup (who quite frankly stole the show) while also getting some incredible pictures along the river. Colin joined us at the final venue walkthrough to get to know the space and we had a scheduled call the week of the wedding to finalize picture locations and schedule for the day. Every detail was covered and it was very reassuring. As for the wedding day, Colin was supposed to be with us for 10 hours but ended up coming early and staying late, consistently calming my nerves about the weather and even made me an espresso because I finished getting ready early.. Our guests loved the photo booth and the group shots we took throughout the evening. The second photographer Jim even followed the groom to Target and snapped some pictures while he bought a new belt since he forgot one while packing. Colin and his team were the absolute best and I鈥檓 so happy we chose them for our day!
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Alexi Married on 08/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Downtown Chicago Wedding

Colin Lyons Photography was a dream to work with for our wedding.

Colin was such a pleasure to work with from the beginning, until the end. Starting with our engagement shoot, he really took the time to get to know my husband and I, and even brought our dog a toy for the shoot. He spent 4 hours with us and the pictures turned our AMAZING. Throughout the planning process, Colin was communicative and easy to work with, he also came to our walk through with our planner to make sure we were aligned for the day of the wedding.

The day of the wedding Colin and his team were timely and super easy/fun to work with. He made sure we got all the shots around the riverwalk and made us feel so comfortable on our special day. He was extremely personable, and so many of our guests commented how great he was. He was super efficient and organized when it came to family photos as well, which could have been stressful - not with Colin.

He even helped us get THE SHOT with our dog the day of the wedding. Colin ended up staying well after his "contractual" time, and truly is a gem in the wedding photography world.

Hire Colin Lyons for your wedding and know you're in the BEST hands - THANK YOU COLIN!
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Emilie V. Married on 12/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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... !
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Judith B Judith B Wedding Hair & Makeup

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.

Smiling Toad Productions Smiling Toad Productions Wedding Videographers

Colin is so fun and easy to work with!

Five Grain Events Five Grain Events Wedding Planners

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.

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