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Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography & Video
Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography & Video

Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography & Video

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Introduction: Hello! My name is Joe and I’m a Chicago event photographer that specializes in providing authentic, creative & professional photography and video for corporate events, private parties, weddings and more! My mission is to create eye-catching images that capture the spirit of any person, place or moment. -- Ask me about my specials/discounts on intimate wedding videography! --- Named one of the ten best event photographers in Chicago by Peerspace!

Hired 5 times

Serves Chicago, IL

Background checked

1 employee

6 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects
  • Chicago Hospitality Event, Leading Hotels of the World

    Approx. $500

  • Chicago Hospitality Event, CSI DMC at Hayden Hall

    Approx. $500

Photos and Videos

45 photos and 1 video

Event to be filmed

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, value, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

12 reviews


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Brienne M.

Wedding and Event Photography

Wonderful experience working with Joe. So many of our guests went out of their way to specifically say how great he was. He captured incredible moments and we are so grateful.
Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography & Video's reply
Hey Brienne! Thanks so much for the positive words. It was so great spending the afternoon with you and your friends/family and creating some special photos along the way!
Oct 10, 2019
Julie T.

Wedding and Event Photography

Awesome photographer! The photos of my holiday party came out fantastic! Will definitely hire him in the future!
Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography & Video's reply
Thanks for the positive words Julie! I had a fantastic time photographing your party and am very glad you chose me to help capture the evening! Hope to see ya next year!
Jan 11, 2020
Thumbtack Customer

Joe is a phenomenal person to work with. I've had the pleasure of utilizing his talents for two separate events, and he delivered tremendous work every time. He easily understands the goal of the project, and can tackle some great photography and videography with little to no direction. Even in a venue the size of a warehouse with non-stop entertainment and activations, he didn't miss a beat. I would highly recommend using him for and future photo or video needs!
Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography & Video's reply
Hey Taylor! Thanks so much for the positive words! It was great working with you guys at such excellent events, there was certainly shortage of fun moments to capture.
Nov 2, 2018
Review from Google
Thumbtack Customer

Joe is an incredible artist. His photography and videography both surpass what I had expected when I chose to work with him. He has a natural eye for moments that read beautifully on the camera and is very easy to work with in the process of shooting itself. He will make you and the subjects you want to capture look truly magical!
Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography & Video's reply
Oh man, this is such a lovely write up! Thanks for taking the time to write this Emma, it's been a treat working with you in a video and photographic capacity! So many cool ideas flowing. Hope we can collaborate again soon!
Oct 3, 2018
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Rebekka F.

Joe was phenomenal. My husband and I were looking for someone who could take great candids and action shots, and he definitely delivered! He worked with our shot list, was friendly and professional with our friends, and we're so glad we hired him!
Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography & Video's reply
Thank you so much for the kind words, Rebekka! I'm so glad you found me here on Thumbtack and that I was able to help capture your evening of festivities. It was a blast working with you, Hunter and all your friends & family!
Nov 13, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    For corporate event and party photography, I have a starting rate for one hour and then an hourly rate for every subsequent hour. Additional photographers, video production and other services can be added on for a fee! My quoted price includes: -One photographer - 30-50 edited photos per hour of coverage -A shareable gallery -Unlimited high-res downloads -48 Hour delivery of edited images For Wedding Photography & Videography I also have a base starting rate, but the packages are more personalized to your needs and I'd be happy to work together to build a package that is perfect for your wedding photography or video needs!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Once we've connected on Thumbtack I like to hop on the phone to discuss the details of your event! From there we can communicate about shot lists, schedule, and any other important detail!

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I got started in event photography by just taking my camera to various shows and performances that my friends were involved in around the city. I discovered that I love capturing interesting moments and sharing them with others! From there, I volunteered to shoot a few events to build up my portfolio and I've been off to the races ever since--shooting bigger, more elaborate and more exciting events as my career evolves.

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