Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography
Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography

Joe U Photo | Chicago Event Photography

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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 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! Named top chicago event photographer of 2021 by Giggster!

Hired 6 times

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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

50 photos

  • Chicago Hospitality Event, Leading Hotels of the World

    Commercial Photography

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

Exceptional 5.0

13 reviews


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Rhea R.

Wedding and Event Photography

Its great working with Joe. He is extremely accommodating and professional. Highly recommend him to everyone
May 26, 2021
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'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
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'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
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'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
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Sarah G.

After getting married abroad, we had an informal party for friends and family at a brewery taproom in June 2018. Joe was available on short notice and fit our desire for casual photos perfectly. He struck a good balance between candids and posed photos and just worked really well with what we wanted and requested. His photos capture the fun we had on the day and gave us high quality memories forever!
Oct 24, 2018
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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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