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Crane's Chicago Wedding Photography

Chicago And Suburbs , IL

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Chicago and Suburbs, IL US (map)

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847-726-0400

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ABOUT US

Welcome to Crane’s Photography. We are so glad you are here!
Whether you’re saying “I do” in a lush garden, on a romantic beach or during a thrilling skydive, we go above and... Read more
Welcome to Crane’s Photography. We are so glad you are here!
Whether you’re saying “I do” in a lush garden, on a romantic beach or during a thrilling skydive, we go above and beyond to make certain that our timeless images exquisitely bring alive the most cherished moments of your momentous day. The tender first kiss as husband and wife, the tear-jerking, cheek-to-cheek dance with your father, all the spontaneous "in between" moments, and thoughtful details - we’ll help you endlessly relive this precious chapter of your love story. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints

REVIEWS

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Jeanine
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I first met with Randy to have engagement photos done. We had not set the wedding date at that time so we didn't book him right away for the wedding, but after we got our engagement photos back (which was very quick), we were so happy with them we knew we HAD to have Randy photograph our wedding! Randy was so easy to work with and very responsive. We had a second photographer, Gigi, for our wedding day which was awesome! We have so many wonderful shots that could only have been captured with having two photographers. Gigi was able to take pictures of the guys getting ready while Randy stayed with the girls. Randy was so helpful with giving us tips and tricks to make sure the pictures turned out amazing! We love that we were able to purchase the digital negatives so we can use the pictures however we want!
My husband and I first met with Randy to have engagement photos done. We had not set the wedding date at that time so we Read more...
My husband and I first met with Randy to have engagement photos done. We had not set the wedding date at that time so we didn't book him right away for the wedding, but after we got our engagement photos back (which was very quick), we were so happy with them we knew we HAD to have Randy photograph our wedding! Randy was so easy to work with and very responsive. We had a second photographer, Gigi, for our wedding day which was awesome! We have so many wonderful shots that could only have been captured with having two photographers. Gigi was able to take pictures of the guys getting ready while Randy stayed with the girls. Randy was so helpful with giving us tips and tricks to make sure the pictures turned out amazing! We love that we were able to purchase the digital negatives so we can use the pictures however we want! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Randy was such a great experience. We are getting married in Cincinnati next fall, but both my fiancé and I live in Chicago. Since we met and live here, we really wanted to take our engagement photos here. Randy was so flexible and easy to work with. He even let us take some pictures with our dog who is not the easiest to photograph. Randy made the whole experience easy and painless. We decided to have our pictures taken in Lincoln Park and he made sure we took pictures in all different places. Even after our photograph session, Randy was quick in getting us our pictures. We loved them so much!! He was worth every penny and would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Working with Randy was such a great experience. We are getting married in Cincinnati next fall, but both my fiancé and I Read more...
Working with Randy was such a great experience. We are getting married in Cincinnati next fall, but both my fiancé and I live in Chicago. Since we met and live here, we really wanted to take our engagement photos here. Randy was so flexible and easy to work with. He even let us take some pictures with our dog who is not the easiest to photograph. Randy made the whole experience easy and painless. We decided to have our pictures taken in Lincoln Park and he made sure we took pictures in all different places. Even after our photograph session, Randy was quick in getting us our pictures. We loved them so much!! He was worth every penny and would definitely recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
It's so hard to pick a photographer, and I picked Crane's based off a friend's wedding photo from probably over 12 years ago. But my intuition paid off. I. Could. Not. Be. Happier. Randy captured the details of my wedding in the most beautiful way. My friends shared stories from the day and lo and behold there they were, captured in his collection. I couldn't believe it.
I have over 1000 and am happy with every one. They helped me relive moments I didn't know happened or moments I never want to forget.
Plus he's an exceptional value in my opinion. I highly recommend Crane's to anyone.
It's so hard to pick a photographer, and I picked Crane's based off a friend's wedding photo from probably over 12 years Read more...
It's so hard to pick a photographer, and I picked Crane's based off a friend's wedding photo from probably over 12 years ago. But my intuition paid off. I. Could. Not. Be. Happier. Randy captured the details of my wedding in the most beautiful way. My friends shared stories from the day and lo and behold there they were, captured in his collection. I couldn't believe it.
I have over 1000 and am happy with every one. They helped me relive moments I didn't know happened or moments I never want to forget.
Plus he's an exceptional value in my opinion. I highly recommend Crane's to anyone. Read less
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Shelley
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We hired Randy for our wedding on April 30th. Due to bad fall weather, our engagement session was the month before the wedding. We were out there for about 2 hours. He was very fun to work with and was also great in providing us instructions so he could capture the best moments. My mom was in town that weekend and he was able to sneak in a few shots with her in them too, which meant a lot to me. After we saw the album, we were really excited to see what he would do for our big day! Randy showed up at the venue well in advance of the ceremony so that he could capture the ladies getting ready and all of the small details before the craziness would begin. His second shooter went to a different location so she could capture all of the guys getting ready, which I thought was great of her to do. Throughout the day, they both worked hard to memorialize everything about the day. At times, that proved to be more difficult than others because our wedding party was so big. When you add family on top of that, well, let's just say they did a great job trying to corral all of us in for the formal photos. It rained all day that day and we were not able to get outside to take any shots at all. I was a little bummed about that but a week or so after the wedding, Randy contacted me and suggested we take photos downtown. My husband and I were both thrilled that he offered to do this for us and took him up on it! We received our album recently and it included all of the outdoor shots that were so fun to do. I have to say that the final album online is huge. There are so many pictures that we are really going to have a very hard time deciding which ones to use in our printed album. I would recommend Randy to anyone looking for a photographer. He is really great to work with!
We hired Randy for our wedding on April 30th. Due to bad fall weather, our engagement session was the month before the Read more...
We hired Randy for our wedding on April 30th. Due to bad fall weather, our engagement session was the month before the wedding. We were out there for about 2 hours. He was very fun to work with and was also great in providing us instructions so he could capture the best moments. My mom was in town that weekend and he was able to sneak in a few shots with her in them too, which meant a lot to me. After we saw the album, we were really excited to see what he would do for our big day! Randy showed up at the venue well in advance of the ceremony so that he could capture the ladies getting ready and all of the small details before the craziness would begin. His second shooter went to a different location so she could capture all of the guys getting ready, which I thought was great of her to do. Throughout the day, they both worked hard to memorialize everything about the day. At times, that proved to be more difficult than others because our wedding party was so big. When you add family on top of that, well, let's just say they did a great job trying to corral all of us in for the formal photos. It rained all day that day and we were not able to get outside to take any shots at all. I was a little bummed about that but a week or so after the wedding, Randy contacted me and suggested we take photos downtown. My husband and I were both thrilled that he offered to do this for us and took him up on it! We received our album recently and it included all of the outdoor shots that were so fun to do. I have to say that the final album online is huge. There are so many pictures that we are really going to have a very hard time deciding which ones to use in our printed album. I would recommend Randy to anyone looking for a photographer. He is really great to work with! Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we decided to book Randy for our wedding! We had a fantastic experience. We had an engagement photo shoot first, which was helpful to be able to get comfortable with each other. The pictures were amazing, and the photo book was absolutely beautiful. Randy was great to work and communicate with leading up to our wedding. On our wedding day, he was professional and very friendly with my family and friends. I was impressed with how he took charge and was able to get all the shots he needed. I received several compliments from my guests about how well he interacted with everyone. We just received our photos a few weeks ago, and they are stunning!! We love them so much! It has been very difficult narrowing down which to put in our photo book because they are all beautiful! We can't thank Randy enough for perfectly capturing our day. We are so excited to see our final wedding album!
We are so happy we decided to book Randy for our wedding! We had a fantastic experience. We had an engagement photo shoot Read more...
We are so happy we decided to book Randy for our wedding! We had a fantastic experience. We had an engagement photo shoot first, which was helpful to be able to get comfortable with each other. The pictures were amazing, and the photo book was absolutely beautiful. Randy was great to work and communicate with leading up to our wedding. On our wedding day, he was professional and very friendly with my family and friends. I was impressed with how he took charge and was able to get all the shots he needed. I received several compliments from my guests about how well he interacted with everyone. We just received our photos a few weeks ago, and they are stunning!! We love them so much! It has been very difficult narrowing down which to put in our photo book because they are all beautiful! We can't thank Randy enough for perfectly capturing our day. We are so excited to see our final wedding album! Read less
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Anastasia
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Randy is great!! The photos for both my wedding and engagement shoot came out amazing! Randy was very pleasant to work with, he is patient and listens to what you want as well as offers helpful advice. He makes you feel comfortable through the entire shoot and event, and captures all of the precious moments. I have recommended Randy to others and will continue to do so, he's a great photographer!
Randy is great!! The photos for both my wedding and engagement shoot came out amazing! Randy was very pleasant to work Read more...
Randy is great!! The photos for both my wedding and engagement shoot came out amazing! Randy was very pleasant to work with, he is patient and listens to what you want as well as offers helpful advice. He makes you feel comfortable through the entire shoot and event, and captures all of the precious moments. I have recommended Randy to others and will continue to do so, he's a great photographer! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Randy was AMAZING to work with. He was very personable, warm, down to earth and energetic. My Husband and I both feel lucky we met him! We got together several times before the wedding , and he was incredibly helpful in helping us figure out what what we needed for our event and how they would fit in. When our wedding day rolled around, it was one aspect of the event we could feel really comfortable with knowing our photography (and our memories) were in such capable hands. Randy brought a different eye and different perspective to the photography, and it was great having. We knew that everything was covered and not just from one perspective! During the ceremony, he blended in effortlessly and we didn't even notice he were there. Afterwards, he did a great job capturing the events of the day, and not just from the sidelines... Randy was right there in the thick of it on the dance floor! You can tell he really loves what he does, and thats great to see. We love the photos and the memories he helped us preserve. We are still getting tons of rave reviews about the photography, and it was easy to share the images after the event. His style really worked with our vision, and the photos show the energy, passion and creativity he brought to our wedding. Couldn't be happier! HE IS AMAZING!!
Randy was AMAZING to work with. He was very personable, warm, down to earth and energetic. My Husband and I both feel Read more...
Randy was AMAZING to work with. He was very personable, warm, down to earth and energetic. My Husband and I both feel lucky we met him! We got together several times before the wedding , and he was incredibly helpful in helping us figure out what what we needed for our event and how they would fit in. When our wedding day rolled around, it was one aspect of the event we could feel really comfortable with knowing our photography (and our memories) were in such capable hands. Randy brought a different eye and different perspective to the photography, and it was great having. We knew that everything was covered and not just from one perspective! During the ceremony, he blended in effortlessly and we didn't even notice he were there. Afterwards, he did a great job capturing the events of the day, and not just from the sidelines... Randy was right there in the thick of it on the dance floor! You can tell he really loves what he does, and thats great to see. We love the photos and the memories he helped us preserve. We are still getting tons of rave reviews about the photography, and it was easy to share the images after the event. His style really worked with our vision, and the photos show the energy, passion and creativity he brought to our wedding. Couldn't be happier! HE IS AMAZING!! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We worked with Randy and he was amazing! Throughout all our photos, my entire wedding party was saying how amazing he was! He's the type of photographer to lay in a puddle if it will get him a great shot of your wedding. For us, he was climbing down an embankment with lots of overgrown weeds. We had him travel to Peoria, IL and even with the travel fee, he was still below budget and cheaper than Peoria, IL photographers. He's incredibly upbeat and great to work with.
We worked with Randy and he was amazing! Throughout all our photos, my entire wedding party was saying how amazing he was! Read more...
We worked with Randy and he was amazing! Throughout all our photos, my entire wedding party was saying how amazing he was! He's the type of photographer to lay in a puddle if it will get him a great shot of your wedding. For us, he was climbing down an embankment with lots of overgrown weeds. We had him travel to Peoria, IL and even with the travel fee, he was still below budget and cheaper than Peoria, IL photographers. He's incredibly upbeat and great to work with. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/9/2015
5.0/5.0
From the very first sit down with Rado we know we wanted to work with him for this special time. When we met at his offices to discuss he couldn't have been more friendly and professional. We were shown examples of his previous work as well as the wedding albums he would create if we chose that package; all the examples were beautiful.

We decided that night during the meeting that we wanted to work with Rado and his team. Our package included engagement photos that we took downtown one afternoon/evening. Rado already had amazing locations picked out that he took us to throughout the city to snap some great shots of us in the city. The pictures were developed and delivered quickly and we couldn't have been more impressed, Rado did a great job capturing the grandness of the city while keeping it personal.

The weeks before the wedding was when we were really thankful we booked with Rado. Those crazy weeks were a little less stressful with the help of Rado and his team. We were given a detailed schedule of the wedding day which eased our anxiety even more.

The day of the wedding was a breeze. Rado met with me and my bridesmaids early AM at the salon while one of his additional photographers met with my fiance and his groomsmen where they were getting ready. From then on it was such a pleasure working with both of them. We didn't even know they were there at times, allowing for personal moments between family members, friends, bridal party, etc. but at the same time capturing those moments for us to cherish forever. The actual ceremony was photographed amazingly. We were married outside with beautiful fall colors behind us that Rado incorporated to every picture, taking advantage of the colors and setting sun. I wish I could say more but the limit won't let me! It was such a joy working with Rado and his team and if we did it all again we wouldn't change a thing, thank you Rado!!
From the very first sit down with Rado we know we wanted to work with him for this special time. When we met at his Read more...
From the very first sit down with Rado we know we wanted to work with him for this special time. When we met at his offices to discuss he couldn't have been more friendly and professional. We were shown examples of his previous work as well as the wedding albums he would create if we chose that package; all the examples were beautiful.

We decided that night during the meeting that we wanted to work with Rado and his team. Our package included engagement photos that we took downtown one afternoon/evening. Rado already had amazing locations picked out that he took us to throughout the city to snap some great shots of us in the city. The pictures were developed and delivered quickly and we couldn't have been more impressed, Rado did a great job capturing the grandness of the city while keeping it personal.

The weeks before the wedding was when we were really thankful we booked with Rado. Those crazy weeks were a little less stressful with the help of Rado and his team. We were given a detailed schedule of the wedding day which eased our anxiety even more.

The day of the wedding was a breeze. Rado met with me and my bridesmaids early AM at the salon while one of his additional photographers met with my fiance and his groomsmen where they were getting ready. From then on it was such a pleasure working with both of them. We didn't even know they were there at times, allowing for personal moments between family members, friends, bridal party, etc. but at the same time capturing those moments for us to cherish forever. The actual ceremony was photographed amazingly. We were married outside with beautiful fall colors behind us that Rado incorporated to every picture, taking advantage of the colors and setting sun. I wish I could say more but the limit won't let me! It was such a joy working with Rado and his team and if we did it all again we wouldn't change a thing, thank you Rado!! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Randy and Gigi were amazing! From initial contact, Randy was responsive, excited and passionate about photography. He is truly amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience and the photos are perfect. He takes time to meet with you in person to talk about all the details and wish list for your wedding day. He really cares about the bride and groom and wants the best photography possible. He has great ideas and the photos come out perfectly. I would hire Crane's a thousand more times!! Amazing work and detail.
Randy and Gigi were amazing! From initial contact, Randy was responsive, excited and passionate about photography. He is Read more...
Randy and Gigi were amazing! From initial contact, Randy was responsive, excited and passionate about photography. He is truly amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience and the photos are perfect. He takes time to meet with you in person to talk about all the details and wish list for your wedding day. He really cares about the bride and groom and wants the best photography possible. He has great ideas and the photos come out perfectly. I would hire Crane's a thousand more times!! Amazing work and detail. Read less
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