W. Biederman Photography
W. Biederman Photography

W. Biederman Photography

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Introduction: I specialize in couples, engagement, and event photography, particularly surprise engagements. Nothing pleases me more than an ecstatic customer who can't believe I captured the shot. My customers will tell you that when I'm on the job, I'm everywhere. I do my best to capture every moment, whether I'm doing a family event on Lake Michigan, a corporate shoot at the Union League Club, or an engagement session in Lincoln Park. I shoot with the Nikon D850 and the Nikon D750. I always have two cameras on me on every shoot so I can quickly go from an intimate shot to a wider portrait.

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Hired 129 times

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3 employees

9 years in business

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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

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  • Chicago

    Engagement Photography

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

Exceptional 5.0

98 reviews


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Rana B.

Engagement Photography

Bill was wonderful to work with. He was very responsive, flexible, and professionally throughout our entire shoot. We booked him for engagement photos and couldn’t be happier with the results! He got the photos to us very fast too, without having to compromise quality.
Jul 1, 2021
Ian L.

Engagement Photography

Bill was quick to respond to my messages and worked with me and my fiancée to get the best photos of our engagement. Thanks!
Apr 11, 2021
Bob P.

Engagement Photography

Absolutely phenomenal! I’ve never done professional photography nor have a hired anyone to do something like this and Bill was amazing! It was a surprise engagement and he was super professional and very discreet. The photos are beyond amazing, everything I could’ve dreamed of and more. Will certainly contact him for our wedding!
Oct 7, 2020
Tyler M.

Engagement Photography

Bill is responsive, produces great shots and has an incredibly welcoming personality! He shot an surprise engagement at the Chicago Botanic Gardens and knew exactly where to get the best photos. Bill was very responsive when coordinating the shoot and made the process unbelievably smooth. I would highly recommend Bill!
Sep 30, 2020
Logan F.

Wedding and Event Photography

Bill did a phenomenal job on the photo shoot I hired him for. He was incredibly responsive, and the quality of his work was top notch. I would highly recommend him!
Jul 28, 2021
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William Biederman


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Customers should know that I deliver all my high-resolution digital images through Pixieset. Pixieset is an amazing platform that allows my clients to easily download and share all of their images immediately. I always provide my customers with a quick preview album within a few hours of the event as I know my clients enjoy that. I then provide the fully edited high-resolution images within a few days to a week of the event, depending on the event's length.

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

    I love meeting new people and working with new customers. I want my customers to know that I'm willing to explore with them any location, pose or idea. Some of my best sessions have come from the spontaneous ideas that clients and I have developed together. I had a couple who came to Chicago with limited time on military leave. Even though it rained their entire session, we chose locations that complimented the dramatic mood that the rain provided. Another morning, while I was doing engagement photography, the fog crept in and we capitalized on it, and got some amazing shots.

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

    Where photography is concerned, I've always had to have the latest and the best. From junior high on, I've been obsessed with finding the best way to capture the moments around me. I've been taking photos for so long, that it's second nature to me. I'm extremely responsive to the changing demands of a dynamic photo shoot. I can be responsive because I have the right gear for any circumstance. I always have my Nikon D850 and my Nikon D750 on me while shooting any event or portrait session. I also have a variety of lenses on me so that I'm never surprised by changing lighting or other unknown factors. Even if it's bright and sunny, I always bring several flashes and have them ready. They're important to balance the different lighting conditions that are always present.

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