Shane Cleminson
Chicago Wedding Photos


You are gonna look awesome – Lets make sure your photos do too!

I would love to be your Chicago Wedding Photographer!

Your wedding day memories will fade in time, but your photos will remain. Tangible, visible reminders of your day. Your children, grandchildren, family and friends will cherish your wedding photos for years to come. These memories demand a professional wedding photographer. Someone who has experience and  passion. A total nut about backup plans and equipment. A flexible attitude, able to adjust to changes in timelines and weather or logistics. An eye looking for all the moments, the details, the candids as well as the family portraits and formal bridal party photos.

As a Chicago wedding photographer with over 23 years of experience, your wedding photos and your day will get my full attention from booking to planning, wedding day to editing and delivering stunning photos in a few weeks. (very often under two weeks and never more than six).

Photography was a hobby for me for years before it became a profession. The kicker is I still love it, and it remains a hobby, a passion and a joy. When I am not shooting weddings you will find me photographing birds, sunsets, wildlife and anything that brings a challenge and creates art.

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Wedding Photography Prices and Packages

I try to keep my pricing and packages simple. After several years as a Chicago wedding photographer I have found these packages work well locally.

I am however happy to make a custom package if none fit perfectly.

8 Hour Package – One Photographer $3500 – Two Photographers – $4500

Unlimited photos taken

600 to 800 edited images

Online gallery with free downloads

Full print rights to images

Free Engagement Session

10 Hour Package – One Photographer $4500 – Two Photographers – $5500

Unlimited photos taken

800 to 1000 edited images

Online gallery with free downloads

Full print rights to images

Free Engagement Session

12 Hour Package – One Photographer $5500 – Two Photographers – $6750

Unlimited photos taken

1000 to 1200 edited images

Online gallery with free downloads

Full print rights to images

Free Engagement Session


20 x 30 Canvas: $150

Coffee Table Album: $250

Leather Album 15×10: $650

Extra time: $500 an hour


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A Chicago Wedding Photographer with a Diverse Portfolio

There are thousands of photos on my website and several hundred in my portfolio gallery purposely to show years of work in a variety of venues, states and countries.

Apart from weddings I have photographed an a wide variety of other events and subjects over the years. I recently worked with the US Army Golden Knights parachute team and photographed them over Chicago as they jumped out of a perfectly good plane during an air show. They were nuts, but fun. Man it was cold up there even in Sumer haha.

In Zimbabwe I filmed and photographed lions that chewed off my lens cap and lost my first digital camera to a leopard and I have worked for newspapers and covered heart breaking stories and celebrations. On newspaper assignments I have photographed various fast moving sports as well.

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All of these experiences add to every wedding I cover and have helped me develop unique skills.

My work has been on wedding and sailing magazine covers, and won numerous awards. Some for ten years in a row. (Thanks Covid for ruining my run haha 2020 was kinda slow for weddings).

All this to say….if you are looking for a chicago wedding photographer please consider me.

You will see pretty soon as you watch me work that I really do love what I do.



What separates me from every other Chicago Wedding Photographer?


Follow this link to see why you should book me.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have backup photographers and gear? Yes! I have a great backup network of backup photographers and always carry extra equipment. See my full equipment list here.I use Canon Cameras, Lenses and Flashes. I know there are a few options but Canon offers a completepackage of gear that compliments my style and stays ahead of the creative technology curve.

How do I book?I have an online booking form and ask for a $500 deposit to reserve a date.I will happily email you a link to book after we confirm I am available.

Do you have payment plans? Yes, you can make payments online. The balance is due two weeks before your wedding.

How many photos do we get? Depending on your package, 600 to 1200.

Are the photos edited? Every photo I deliver is edited, cropped, straightened, color corrected and edited by myself with my personal attention to selection of which photos to edit and maintaining the consistent style I have developed.


Reach Out and Tell Me About Your Wedding!
Should we do a first Look? 

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Can we print our Photos? Yes they are delivered as free downloads with print release so you can print them anywhere and you can also buy prints on the gallery directly.

How long till we get out photos? Photo galleries are normally ready within 2 to 6 weeks.

Do you have liability insurance? Yes I do and every professional Chicago Wedding Photographer should as many venues require it.

Should I book a second Photographer? If you are having multiple locations or you just want more details and guest candids a second photographer is a good option. I do about 75% of the weddings I cover alone.

I hope this short FAQ answers most of your questions.

Please do reach out via email, text, a call or fill in my contact form to ask any other questions.

I am always up for a zoom meeting or in person for some coffee.

I would love to be your Chicago Wedding Photographer

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Phone: (219) 670 - 5268