Chicago's best wedding photographer

“I used Laura as my photographer and it was one of the best decisions I made! I decided to use Laura after seeing photos she did a friend, and ours came out just as beautiful. From the start, she was extremely communicative. She was on-time for everything and really knows her stuff. She captured every photo I wanted and then some. I was also so appreciative of how quickly she was able to get me a “preview” of our wedding-day pictures. It really meant the world to me that I got to share pictures of our day before I even left on my honeymoon! And finally – she really went above and beyond on the day, even helping me bustle my dress when my bridesmaids were nowhere to be found! Don’t hesitate, book Laura for your wedding!”

-Caitlin + Patrick
Married: Salvage One, Chicago, September 9, 2017

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“Laura Meyer is one of the most talented photographers you will ever work with! I knew my wedding photographer was going to be my most important vendor. Laura photographed my sister’s wedding 4 years ago, and I knew she was the right choice for us too. Laura doesn’t just capture pictures, she captures moments. Her pictures remind you not only of what you looked liked on your wedding day but how you felt. That was important to me. I wanted my pictures to tell the story of my day, and Laura’s background in photojournalism allows her to do that. I got pictures from Laura that I know for a fact no other photographer would have been able to produce for me. Along with being extremely talented, Laura is organized and timely. She worked hard to get me my pictures a week before Christmas (we got married December 8) and she even got us a preview of the pictures within a week. On the wedding day, she made sure we stayed on schedule. She even calmed my nerves before our first look! If you need a photographer, look no further. If you want beautiful pictures of your wedding day that you will have for a lifetime, Laura is your girl. We cannot thank Laura enough for the incredible pictures and memories we have from our best day ever!”

-Sarah + Chris
Married: William Tell Countryside, December 8, 2017

The Best Lake Forest Wedding Photography

“This is the woman you want capturing your wedding day! From start to finish, Laura Meyer is there to not only keep you on time but capture every moment possible – even the ones you don’t think of. Her professionalism and attention to detail is what you want for your wedding photographer. This is the most crucial component of your day (sorry to say) because photos last forever. We actually ended up switching to Laura from our first photographer and it was the best decision we ever made. She was always communicating updates, schedules, suggestions – everything! And went the extra mile to talk and meet as much as I wanted to and made sure to be in sync with all of my other vendors. If you are looking for the best photos for your special day – don’t hesitate – Book this woman because she will capture your day like no other!”

-Jamie + Bobby
Married: Deerpath Inn, Lake Forest, November 18, 2017

Best Evanston Photographer for weddings

“One of the most important parts of my wedding day was being sure that I had someone great to capture it. Finding a great photographer was one of the most important parts of my booking process.
From the moment I reached out to Laura, she was wonderful to work with. She was not only knowledgeable with helpful tips, as she has been working in this industry for several years, but she also was very interested in getting to know me and my husband. She knew the area I was getting married in and was excited to share ideas of where to take photos with our bridal party. Through getting to know us, she was able to help us plan our engagement photos. Laura is wonderful to work with through email and phone calls. Her promptness and attentiveness is something that I missed while working with many other vendors in the industry. After our engagement photos session, I could not stop raving to my friends about Laura and her amazing photos. Her work was magical. I could not wait for the wedding to see how wonderful the day turned out. On our wedding day, Laura and her partner were amazing and captured the feeling of the whole day. Laura shared her ideas from her experience but never pressured me to do anything and each decision was up to us. Laura and her assistant made all of our bridal party feel at ease and she is unobtrusive in taking the photos so that she does not take away from each special moment. She gives very clear directions and has a great eye for lighting and pictures. After the wedding, Laura was prompt with getting us the “sneak peek” which was so fun to share with friends. She was also so quick to getting us our online gallery and it is very easy to work with. Laura is worth every penny for the pictures that will last a lifetime. We will truly treasure every photo she has taken.”

 -Tracey + John
Married: Hilton Orrington, Evanston, December 8, 2017

“Wow, my husband and I are absolutely thrilled with all of the amazing photos from our day. Finding a great photographer with experience can be tough, but Laura was definitely the best choice for us. We did our engagement pictures downtown Chicago last holiday season, and they were stunning. We had so many great shots it was difficult to choose a photo for our save the date! Laura really listened to what we wanted out of our photos and gave us exactly the feel that we wanted, and she was really fun and upbeat to work with. Throughout the planning process, Laura responded quickly to emails and addressed all of my concerns within a day or two. She made a timeline to ensure that we got all of the photos and family shots that we wanted. When it came to the day of the wedding, Laura arrived early and was ready to go (even before I was!). She was prompt and very organized with our larger bridal party (6 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen). Taking the photos was actually fun with all the ideas she had for us! After our wedding day, we got our ‘highlight’ photos back really quickly-around 10-14 days. We were speechless at how beautiful they were. Shortly after, we received our full gallery and all the photos are amazing. I’ve received SO many compliments. I am so happy with how they all turned out, and Laura really captured our wedding day. We had a great mixture of posed photos and candid shots. Her website is very easy to navigate to view the photos. The only downside is that we have too many AMAZING pictures, we can’t decide which ones to get printed! Huge thanks to Laura for capturing my wedding day so I can relive it for years to come!”

-Kathy + Colin
Married: Tuscany Falls Mokena, October 22, 2016

“Finding an amazing photographer to capture our wedding day was one of the most important items on our to-do list and we are so happy that we found Laura!
From the very first email interaction with Laura, we knew we found a photographer who is passionate about her work and who would be engaged with us every step of the way. During our first meeting with Laura in her lovely studio, it was apparent right away that her style meshed perfectly with our vision for wedding photos. Laura also took our engagement pictures downtown Chicago. We lucked out and had perfect fall weather for the shoot and Laura knew the best spots in the city that fit our style. The engagement shoot helped us get comfortable with taking pictures and Laura captured so many amazing shots, it was hard to pick a favorite! Prior to our big day, my husband and I went back and forth between deciding whether or not to do a first look, (if you’re in this same boat, do the first look! So worth it) and throughout this decision making process Laura was there to answer all of our questions and gave the best advice. The greatest thing about this was that she was so flexible and we never felt pressured to make the decision to add more time in order to do the first look.During the time between booking and the wedding day, Laura was extremely quick with responding to emails which definitely eliminated a lot of stress. Finally, our day came and Laura and her partner perfectly captured everything from getting ready to our guests on the dance floor. She suggested Cantigny park for our wedding party photos and we couldn’t be happier! Laura and her partner knew the best spots at the park for gorgeous pictures with the group and with just my husband and I. We had a large wedding party, 16 people, which could have caused chaos but thanks to Laura, everything went smoothly and efficiently. We would highly recommend Laura. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture the best day ever!”

Brittney + Larry
Married: Hotel Arista Naperville, September 10, 2016

“Laura is simply amazing at what she does! From the very first phone call, her excitement and passion for capturing photos shined through and after viewing her work, I knew I had to book her! We did an engagement shoot with her and she is so great at giving direction and knowing what will look good. Laura helped me put together a full timeline of events for the day of our wedding, which helped me out so much. On the day of our wedding, Laura and her assistant Christina were organized and helped keep everything on track! They were constantly floating around the room making sure to capture everything for us and guests even commented on how awesome they were at covering everything that was going on. We got our photos back in less than 3 weeks, which was such an amazing surprise! I can’t say enough about how incredible they turned out. I shared the album with friends and family and it spread like wildfire because they loved them so much. I received so many compliments! I will treasure my photos for a lifetime and have Laura to thank for that. I highly recommend booking her; you will not regret it!”

Michelle + Brad
Married: White Pine Golf Course Bensenville, August 6, 2016

“We would recommend Laura Meyer Photography in a heartbeat! During the wedding planning process, Laura was extremely accessible, responsive, and friendly. It truly felt like Laura was excited to be part of our specific wedding, which made the process fun! She even met us at our venue beforehand to scope out the grounds and talk through what we were envisioning (and letting her get her creative juices flowing). My husband and I were eager to see our photos after the wedding concluded, and we got everything back (edits and all!) in under 4 weeks – this is pretty much unheard of in the wedding photography industry. Laura is talented, organized and a pleasure to work with.”

Samantha + Andrew
Married: The Onion Pub and Brewery, July 2, 2016


“My wife and I were referred to Laura Meyer Photography by a co-worker of my wife. We wanted our wedding photos to really tell a story about our big day, so we were interested in finding a photographer who had a more photo-journalistic style. When we stepped into Laura’s studio, we knew right away from her display of works that we found our photographer. Laura has a real knack for being at the right place at the right time. She captured every emotion we experienced that day with drama and flair. My wife and I are usually reserved and a little shy. Laura and her partner Christina made us feel comfortable, confident and most importantly, stress-free. I could probably write a 16 page essay about why we love Laura Meyer, but I really do believe that her work speaks for itself. Our wedding album still brings a tear to my eye and a smile to my face. Thank you, Laura, for helping us capture moments that will be with us forever!”

Joyce + Gilbert
Married: The Esplanade Downers Grove, May 28, 2016

“My husband and I searched high and low for a photographer. We read through dozens of reviews, looked at many photos, and even met with about 4 photographers. None of them compared to Laura. From the second I looked at her site, I knew that she was the one. I kept my fingers crossed, hoping that our date would be available. We met with her and she was just as kind in person as she was through email. She worked within our budget and customized a photography package that worked for us. Her work really speaks for itself and is a GIANT step above the wedding photography that I have seen. Laura is SO prepared and keeps in contact throughout the entire planning process. Before the wedding, she has you fill out documents about all the photo combinations that you want so that on the day of the wedding, you don’t forget to get that picture that you wanted. On the day of, she and Mike were a dream come true. They were professional and warm and felt like a part of the family. While taking pictures they were both friendly and decisive with poses/positioning. I have stood up in many weddings and have never dealt with photographers like them before. At the reception, you would not even know that they were there. When we got the photos back, we were astounded. The color, composition, and beauty of the pictures are unmatched. My family and friends did not have enough wonderful things to say. A friend said to me that it was the best wedding photography she has ever seen and I completely agree. If you are considering using a big company over Laura, just know that you may get any photographer that they have on staff…and that person may not be the same person who took the wonderful photos that they showed you originally. I plan on using Laura for any other photography needs in the future and will recommend her to others who I know.”

Gina + Kevin
Married: Palos Country Club, July 13, 2013

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