Couple of Dudes, a Chicago documentary photography company specializes in getting the realest photos of your most amazing day.
Documentary Event Coverage
Strikingly Honest Portraiture
Amazing, Energetic Dance Floor Photos
Stunning Detail Photos
Your choice of one or two photographers, our most popular coverage is a 10-hour package and includes either a pre-wedding shoot, polaroid coverage, or a portrait studio at your reception. Reach out, start a conversation, and lets work together!
116 Reviews for Couple of Dudes Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Gina · Married on 10/05/2019
Creative, expressive photos
Hiring Joe Tighe as our photographer was among the best decisions we made. When we had our introductory meeting with Joe, he cemented our interest in working together when he talked about his documentary/journalistic-type style: emphasis on natural moments rather than the staged ones. And did he deliver!Sent on 12/14/2019
Our photos depict the narrative of our day. Obviously we love the pictures of us and those with our wedding party. But my husband and I especially love the ones from the cocktail hour, onward. Looking through them feels like getting to experience our wedding from our guests’ perspective in addition to our own.
And we’re not the only ones so enamored: My MIL couldn’t stop talking about how creative all of the shots are. Everyone in our wedding party who spent time with Joe complimented our choice of photog. One of the groomsmen, who is engaged, even said he wanted to fire his wedding photog and hire Joe instead - and I really think he would have if his fiancé would’ve been willing to lose the deposit they paid. He has mentioned it to us a few times since!
If you’re still reading and questioning this decision, let us assure you that you won’t regret it - hire Couple of Dudes!
Sarah · Married on 07/20/2019
Highly Recommend Couple of Dudes!
We used Couple of Dudes for our engagement and wedding photos, and both were wonderful! We really enjoyed working with Julian, who's so down to earth and makes you laugh throughout stressful moments. In addition, Kevin was great and made us feel relaxed as well. They understood what vibe we were going for with our photos and help brought that to life. Highly recommend them for all future wedding couples!Sent on 08/06/2019
Nina · Married on 06/15/2019
Couple of Awesome Dudes
When I came across Couple of Dudes Photography, they checked all of my boxes for photography style, positive reviews, photobooth, and personality. Photography was a high priority for me, so I needed to find the best and that's what I received with Couple of Dudes. I look at my pictures every single day, I am so in love with them! Joe was my main photographer and Paul was our second photographer. I explained to Joe to importance of taking pre-wedding photos at my house, since it was also the place my mom took wedding photos. He did an amazing job of capturing my favorite spots in the house and recreating some of my mom's wedding photos. Paul took some great candids of the groom and groomsmen while at the groom's parents' house. We chose our venue because of the beautiful grounds, but when it started raining, I was worried I'd miss out on having pictures outside. That did not stop Joe and Paul from taking gorgeous pictures of us in between the rain. Joe even walked us back to where our ceremony was supposed to be under the arch my husband made and snapped some of my favorite pictures there. During dinner and dancing, they blended in so well, I forgot they were there! Our bridal party loved how comfortable they made even the formal pictures feel.
The add-ons I chose were the polaroids and the Grin Shack. The polaroids were great because I receieved them at the end of the night! Our guests had a blast with the Grin Shack, too. We provided some props, but Joe also brought a big trunk of things.
I received the highlight images about a week after the wedding! I was expecting them to take longer. I will be suggesting Couple of Dudes to anyone looking for professional photographers.Sent on 10/24/2019
Wonderful photographers. High highly recommend their services. I hope they do many more weddings at my venue!
Love the perspective of Couple of Dudes Photography. Professionals that don't get in the way of the day yet capture every detail beautifully. Stunning pictures and exceptional vision. A pleasure to work with and recommend.