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Peter Wynn Thompson is a native Chicagoan. He studied photojournalism at the University of Iowa before returning to Chicago as a freelance photographer. He has spent his career working for publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Financial Times and International Herald Tribune along with agencies like Getty Images and Agence France Presse photographing presidents, celebrities, pro sports and national news events.

He photographed his first wedding in 2002 at the request of two friends (a photo editor and a photographer). His work has been published in The Knot Magazine, CS Bride, Style Me Pretty, Landlocked Bride and Wedding Guide Chicago to name a few.

When he鈥檚 not behind the camera, he can be found traveling with his family, drinking craft beer and binging on Netflix.

Peter lives with his beautiful wife Karen, their children Ethan and Gillian.

Peter is based in Chicago and available for weddings anywhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3,750

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$5,000

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

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Albums
Digital Files
Prints

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

High-Res Images

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Flush Mount
Prints
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
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100% Recommended by couples

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A.m. Married on 04/21/2018
5 out of 5 rating
Most importantly, Peter is an incredible photographer who captures truly beautiful moments! He's extremely professional, accommodating, and easy to work with. It was apparent that Peter loves what he does by the big smile he had on his face the entirety of our reception! Thank you, Peter!
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Claire Married on 10/28/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Peter was truly fantastic to work with throughout our whole wedding process. His personality and shooting style made my husband and I both feel so comfortable and at ease which really shined through in the moments he was able to capture at our wedding. We were beyond pleased with the final product and will treasure his photos forever. Peter is professional, got our photos back to us quickly, and was a pleasure to work with.

-Claire and Jon
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Michelle Married on 09/16/2017
5 out of 5 rating
From the first time we met Peter, all the way through our engagement photos and wedding, he always made us feel comfortable. There wasn't any of that awkward feeling of trying to share an intimate moment with a stranger on the other end of the camera, he has a natural talent for that. He made such a great personal connection with us, by the time our wedding rolled around, we felt as if he would have been a guest had he not been the photographer. One of my favorite memories of that night was taking a step back from everything at the reception and having a bite of late night pizza with Peter, just soaking it all in.

We had actually booked a different photographer for engagement photos until we saw Peter's work and quickly changed our minds and I am BEYOND happy we did. His photos are absolutely beautiful. He made it a priority to find out who our "VIP" family members/friends were and captured many photos of them. I truly think Peter's work captured every emotion of our wedding day (his candids are my absolute favorite). I keep trying to think of excuses to use him again! I would recommend Peter to anyone looking to capture something special. He is simply amazing.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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I love working with Peter Thompson! He captures the moments as they happen with gorgeous well-composed images. He is easygoing and unobtrusive. Just a great person to have around on wedding day!

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Peter Wynn Thompson Photography frequently asked questions

Peter Wynn Thompson Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Peter Wynn Thompson Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
Peter Wynn Thompson Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Photojournalism
Peter Wynn Thompson Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • High-Res Images
Peter Wynn Thompson Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Flush Mount
  • Prints
Peter Wynn Thompson Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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