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Laurie Peacock Photography, LLC

Chicago , IL
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1623 W Farragut, Apt 1F
Chicago, IL US 60640 (map)

PHONE

312-961-2297

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ABOUT US

I'm a wedding photojournalist. I don't direct. I use composition, light and creative instinct to photograph your wedding day story. Instead of inventing poses, I strive to connect with... Read more
I'm a wedding photojournalist. I don't direct. I use composition, light and creative instinct to photograph your wedding day story. Instead of inventing poses, I strive to connect with you so you feel comfortable enough to allow your true self shine through the camera lens.

I’m a firm believer in excellent customer service. You come first. Plain and simple. While being in front of a camera can be scary, I want to do everything within my power to make a photo shoot or your wedding day fun and easy. When you receive your finished photos, I hope more than anything that the people in the photos won’t be the only ones with smiles on their faces.

As a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Assocation, and WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International), I stay on top of the best practices in running a photography business and am able to find excellent vendors so you will receive the best photographic services possible. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I offer primarily color and black and white with the occasional sepia-tint.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I can handle all lighting, but especially love to capture soft, natural light.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot digital only.
How many photographers do you work with?
I can hire a second photographer if requested. Not only do I shoot weddings of my own, I also work with many photographers in the city.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I guarantee my service unless I'm in the hospital or the world has come to an end. If that happens, I'll find you a professional photographer.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
The most weddings I'll book is two per weekend, but mostly I book only one wedding per weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I am able to hire a replacement photographer, but I'm very reliable.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with 2 Nikon cameras: D700 and D300. My lenses: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 Nikon 50mm f/1.4 Nikon 85mm f/1.4 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Flash: 2 Nikon SB 800 3 Pocketwizards II Reflectors Lightstands
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Hourly.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
I'm available for shooting overtime. $270 per hour overtime.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Hardly any. Only the occasional bathroom break.
Do you charge for travel?
Included in wedding package. Extra out of state travel will be added to wedding package.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Proofs are available within 30 days.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Proofs are available for viewing online.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
I give client digital negatives on DVDs.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I retain copyright for photos, but I will allow client to use digital proofs for their own personal use.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flushmount albums
When will the client get the final album?
Depending on how quickly you approve the album layout, within 6 months.

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sandi
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I have known Laurie Peacock for a long time. Even if we hadn't , she would have been our wedding photographer!
My husband viewed the photos and immediately said "Thank you for hiring Laurie...she is SO worth it!!"
Everyone who sees the photos has the same positive response.
We don't know how we will choose which ones to print!! A nice problem to have :)
DO NOT scrimp on your event photographer... the memories from this day are priceless....
Thank you, Laurie, for being THE BEST!
My daughter and I have known Laurie Peacock for a long time. Even if we hadn't , she would have been our wedding Read more...
My daughter and I have known Laurie Peacock for a long time. Even if we hadn't , she would have been our wedding photographer!
My husband viewed the photos and immediately said "Thank you for hiring Laurie...she is SO worth it!!"
Everyone who sees the photos has the same positive response.
We don't know how we will choose which ones to print!! A nice problem to have :)
DO NOT scrimp on your event photographer... the memories from this day are priceless....
Thank you, Laurie, for being THE BEST! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't stop looking at our photos. Laurie did an amazing job. She was so professional and easy to work with all day. Didn't rush us but kept us on schedule. Everyone is raving about how great they are. We've only gotten the first 25 or so and I can't wait for the rest of them.
I can't stop looking at our photos. Laurie did an amazing job. She was so professional and easy to work with all day. Read more...
I can't stop looking at our photos. Laurie did an amazing job. She was so professional and easy to work with all day. Didn't rush us but kept us on schedule. Everyone is raving about how great they are. We've only gotten the first 25 or so and I can't wait for the rest of them. Read less
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SuperSnappy
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely FANTASTIC shots throughout the day. Wonderful to work with, great with children and adults, just fabulous.
Absolutely FANTASTIC shots throughout the day. Wonderful to work with, great with children and adults, just fabulous.
Absolutely FANTASTIC shots throughout the day. Wonderful to work with, great with children and adults, just fabulous. Read less
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Casssady
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
After looking at Laurie's website everyday for months, I knew I had to use her for my photographer. She is the sweetest person you will ever meet and her work speaks for itself. I love every single image she took at my wedding. Whenever you thought 'this would make a great picture' she was already there snapping away. You don't even know she is there and she gets the most amazing shots! After seeing her work, you understand why she charges what she does. You will not be disappointed! Not only does she have an eye for the perfect shot, but everyone loved her! Can't wait to have another major event in my life to use her again!
After looking at Laurie's website everyday for months, I knew I had to use her for my photographer. She is the sweetest Read more...
After looking at Laurie's website everyday for months, I knew I had to use her for my photographer. She is the sweetest person you will ever meet and her work speaks for itself. I love every single image she took at my wedding. Whenever you thought 'this would make a great picture' she was already there snapping away. You don't even know she is there and she gets the most amazing shots! After seeing her work, you understand why she charges what she does. You will not be disappointed! Not only does she have an eye for the perfect shot, but everyone loved her! Can't wait to have another major event in my life to use her again! Read less
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Leyla
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Laurie was one of the first photographers we met when interviewing photographers for our wedding and we quickly used her as a standard to compare to other photographers. Laurie is fun-loving, enthusiastic, patient, and most importantly a great photographer that has a talent to capture the emotions of the wedding. Laurie's enthusiasm on our wedding day was real and her love of photography could be shown through her work. We can't stop looking at our photos and have gotten so many wonderful compliments from our friends and family. We are so happy Laurie was our photographer and even happier that her photojournalistic style transcends into a work of art.
Laurie was one of the first photographers we met when interviewing photographers for our wedding and we quickly used her Read more...
Laurie was one of the first photographers we met when interviewing photographers for our wedding and we quickly used her as a standard to compare to other photographers. Laurie is fun-loving, enthusiastic, patient, and most importantly a great photographer that has a talent to capture the emotions of the wedding. Laurie's enthusiasm on our wedding day was real and her love of photography could be shown through her work. We can't stop looking at our photos and have gotten so many wonderful compliments from our friends and family. We are so happy Laurie was our photographer and even happier that her photojournalistic style transcends into a work of art. Read less
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ChristenM
Wedding:
7/31/2010
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Laurie is a true professional! From make-up advice to fantastic wedding shots - she is an expert in making the bride and guests feel comfortable and taken care of. I highly recommend Laurie and her team.
Laurie is a true professional! From make-up advice to fantastic wedding shots - she is an expert in making the bride and Read more...
Laurie is a true professional! From make-up advice to fantastic wedding shots - she is an expert in making the bride and guests feel comfortable and taken care of. I highly recommend Laurie and her team. Read less
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linda
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved Laurie's website the first time we saw it. When I spoke to Laurie by phone I knew she was perfect. She exceeded our expectations on our wedding day. If you want a super talented, down to earth, warm and fun photographer, Laurie is it! She captured moments no other photographer would have gotten. The pictures we have are priceless, and couldn't be more pleased with them! I hate being in pictures and Laurie actually made our photos fun! You can sense her warmth through her photographs. Look at her website and you will see. She was on time, and her and her assistant photographer worked so hard at our wedding.... they took so many pictures, and they had the right amount of interaction.... never too much or too little, second photographer were great! I would definitely recommend Laurie Peacock!!! Linda and Steve
We loved Laurie's website the first time we saw it. When I spoke to Laurie by phone I knew she was perfect. She exceeded Read more...
We loved Laurie's website the first time we saw it. When I spoke to Laurie by phone I knew she was perfect. She exceeded our expectations on our wedding day. If you want a super talented, down to earth, warm and fun photographer, Laurie is it! She captured moments no other photographer would have gotten. The pictures we have are priceless, and couldn't be more pleased with them! I hate being in pictures and Laurie actually made our photos fun! You can sense her warmth through her photographs. Look at her website and you will see. She was on time, and her and her assistant photographer worked so hard at our wedding.... they took so many pictures, and they had the right amount of interaction.... never too much or too little, second photographer were great! I would definitely recommend Laurie Peacock!!! Linda and Steve Read less
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sging
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie is an amazing photographer. She takes beautiful pictures and has an impressive ability to make us feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition to her photography skills, she is fantastically reliable. In the whole wedding planning process, I got extremely frustrated dealing with the unexpected. With Laurie, there were no surprises. The price was the price, she showed up when she said she was going to, she took the pictures we asked for, and she was bright and cheerful the whole time.

I recommend Laurie very highly. While the photographer doesn't make a huge impact on how the wedding and the reception go, you spend a lot of time with her and she's the one you rely to make you look good long after you are husband and wife. I had fun with Laurie and I will be so proud to show off the pictures she took for many years to come.
Laurie is an amazing photographer. She takes beautiful pictures and has an impressive ability to make us feel comfortable Read more...
Laurie is an amazing photographer. She takes beautiful pictures and has an impressive ability to make us feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition to her photography skills, she is fantastically reliable. In the whole wedding planning process, I got extremely frustrated dealing with the unexpected. With Laurie, there were no surprises. The price was the price, she showed up when she said she was going to, she took the pictures we asked for, and she was bright and cheerful the whole time.

I recommend Laurie very highly. While the photographer doesn't make a huge impact on how the wedding and the reception go, you spend a lot of time with her and she's the one you rely to make you look good long after you are husband and wife. I had fun with Laurie and I will be so proud to show off the pictures she took for many years to come. Read less
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KFromme
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give Laurie Peacock more than 5 stars. She was absolutely wonderful to work with! From our engagment pictures, to our wedding and all of the planning in between, Laurie was a joy to have around. Our engagement pictures and wedding pictures are incredibly beautiful and really could not have captured the spirit of our relationship and the excitement of our wedding day any better! I have already recommended Laurie to friends of mine, and based on seeing my pictures they have been quick to book Laurie for their weddings as well. Not only is she incredibly talented and dedicated to capturing each moment perfectly, but her energy and excitement are truly infectious. Our wedding party had so much fun taking pictures with her...even the groomsmen!
Her style definitely falls into the "photojournalism" category, but she was also more than happy to do the necessary "formal" shots with the family and the wedding party. But we never felt like we had to be posed. She just knew how to capture the natural emotion and essence of each setting. It was great!
Her prices are very reasonable compared to some of the other photography websites I visited when I began to plan my wedding.
All in all, I just can't say enough good things about my experience with Laurie Peacock. Great photographer, great person, fun to have around, reliable, professional, reasonably priced, beautiful pictures...I don't see how you could go wrong hiring her for your event!
I wish I could give Laurie Peacock more than 5 stars. She was absolutely wonderful to work with! From our engagment Read more...
I wish I could give Laurie Peacock more than 5 stars. She was absolutely wonderful to work with! From our engagment pictures, to our wedding and all of the planning in between, Laurie was a joy to have around. Our engagement pictures and wedding pictures are incredibly beautiful and really could not have captured the spirit of our relationship and the excitement of our wedding day any better! I have already recommended Laurie to friends of mine, and based on seeing my pictures they have been quick to book Laurie for their weddings as well. Not only is she incredibly talented and dedicated to capturing each moment perfectly, but her energy and excitement are truly infectious. Our wedding party had so much fun taking pictures with her...even the groomsmen!
Her style definitely falls into the "photojournalism" category, but she was also more than happy to do the necessary "formal" shots with the family and the wedding party. But we never felt like we had to be posed. She just knew how to capture the natural emotion and essence of each setting. It was great!
Her prices are very reasonable compared to some of the other photography websites I visited when I began to plan my wedding.
All in all, I just can't say enough good things about my experience with Laurie Peacock. Great photographer, great person, fun to have around, reliable, professional, reasonably priced, beautiful pictures...I don't see how you could go wrong hiring her for your event! Read less
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cspenrod
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie is FANTASTIC to work with! She is fun, and yet very professional. Her work is awesome, and she is super responsive! My husband and I had a great time working with her, and would recommend Laurie to anyone!!!
Laurie is FANTASTIC to work with! She is fun, and yet very professional. Her work is awesome, and she is super responsive! Read more...
Laurie is FANTASTIC to work with! She is fun, and yet very professional. Her work is awesome, and she is super responsive! My husband and I had a great time working with her, and would recommend Laurie to anyone!!! Read less
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AnnieAbril
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie and her assistant were amazing!! She worked well with everybody and directed without ever being intrusive. Laurie allowed my husband and I to be ourselves and captured the most gorgeous moments! I can't say enough nice things about the quality of her work, her wonderful personality, her impecable taste and fantastic assistant! She was on time and worked incredibly hard. And the photos are so vivid!! I already know people who liked Laurie and her photos so much after our wedding, they are using her too!! You can't go wrong having Laurie Peacock working your event!! I know I gush-but it's well deserved!
Laurie and her assistant were amazing!! She worked well with everybody and directed without ever being intrusive. Laurie Read more...
Laurie and her assistant were amazing!! She worked well with everybody and directed without ever being intrusive. Laurie allowed my husband and I to be ourselves and captured the most gorgeous moments! I can't say enough nice things about the quality of her work, her wonderful personality, her impecable taste and fantastic assistant! She was on time and worked incredibly hard. And the photos are so vivid!! I already know people who liked Laurie and her photos so much after our wedding, they are using her too!! You can't go wrong having Laurie Peacock working your event!! I know I gush-but it's well deserved! Read less
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Lei
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
We were very very lucky to have found Laurie when she responded to an ad of ours on the internet. From the very beginning, she was extremely professional and responded to emails quickly and efficiently. When we finally met her in person for the engagement shoot, we realized that not only is she super talented in photojournalism, her personality was perfect for the job. We clicked with her immediately, and she made us (especially my shyish fiance who was quite dubious on the whole idea of an engagement shoot) very comfortable. We joked around and laughed and had a lot of fun. We are just starting to get wedding photos back from her, and they are AMAZING, beautiful and captured the essence of our wedding and how much fun everyone was having. We are so happy we hired Laurie, who was not only wonderful to work with, but will give us wedding photos to last a life time.
We were very very lucky to have found Laurie when she responded to an ad of ours on the internet. From the very beginning, Read more...
We were very very lucky to have found Laurie when she responded to an ad of ours on the internet. From the very beginning, she was extremely professional and responded to emails quickly and efficiently. When we finally met her in person for the engagement shoot, we realized that not only is she super talented in photojournalism, her personality was perfect for the job. We clicked with her immediately, and she made us (especially my shyish fiance who was quite dubious on the whole idea of an engagement shoot) very comfortable. We joked around and laughed and had a lot of fun. We are just starting to get wedding photos back from her, and they are AMAZING, beautiful and captured the essence of our wedding and how much fun everyone was having. We are so happy we hired Laurie, who was not only wonderful to work with, but will give us wedding photos to last a life time. Read less
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june22
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie is an absolute sweet heart. We clicked with her right away and after a fab engagement session (which she includes with all of her wedding packages) we knew we had made a great decision. Laurie was amazing during the wedding. My husband HATES taking pictures and she was so efficient and unobtrusive that he didn't get annoyed in the least. We were able to spend the majority of our time with our guests while still getting fabulous pics. I am blown away by our photos. Laurie was able to capture our happiness and excitement. I love photojournalism, but I sometimes feel that photographers get carried away with the artistry of the shot and forget about the emotion. Laurie captures the emotion while still creating gorgeous shots.
Laurie is an absolute sweet heart. We clicked with her right away and after a fab engagement session (which she includes Read more...
Laurie is an absolute sweet heart. We clicked with her right away and after a fab engagement session (which she includes with all of her wedding packages) we knew we had made a great decision. Laurie was amazing during the wedding. My husband HATES taking pictures and she was so efficient and unobtrusive that he didn't get annoyed in the least. We were able to spend the majority of our time with our guests while still getting fabulous pics. I am blown away by our photos. Laurie was able to capture our happiness and excitement. I love photojournalism, but I sometimes feel that photographers get carried away with the artistry of the shot and forget about the emotion. Laurie captures the emotion while still creating gorgeous shots. Read less
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Anti-bridezilla
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Laurie was absolutely fabulous to work with. We wanted someone with a photojournalistic style and were choosing between her, a big name company, and another professional photography studio that had been in the business for 10 years. We went with Laurie because her photographs showed her eye for detail and colors, and the quality in her photos. We also liked the idea of meeting the person who was going to actually shoot the wedding right from day one. Laurie was personable, friendly, and I could tell she was eager and excited to do a good job for us. We are so glad she won us over because I can say that this was the best money we spent for our wedding. We also did an engagement shoot with her, and she knew how to put us at ease in front of the camera. On the wedding day, she was easy-going and blended in, barely noticeable. She also had an amazing turn-around time with getting pictures to us despite shooting another wedding a day after, and then being in her own sister's wedding the weekend after ours. Every time I look at the photos, I get a huge smile on my face, and our family and guests have not stopped complimenting on what a great job she did. If you go with Laurie, you will not only love the photos she takes for you, but you'll love working with her too.
Laurie was absolutely fabulous to work with. We wanted someone with a photojournalistic style and were choosing between Read more...
Laurie was absolutely fabulous to work with. We wanted someone with a photojournalistic style and were choosing between her, a big name company, and another professional photography studio that had been in the business for 10 years. We went with Laurie because her photographs showed her eye for detail and colors, and the quality in her photos. We also liked the idea of meeting the person who was going to actually shoot the wedding right from day one. Laurie was personable, friendly, and I could tell she was eager and excited to do a good job for us. We are so glad she won us over because I can say that this was the best money we spent for our wedding. We also did an engagement shoot with her, and she knew how to put us at ease in front of the camera. On the wedding day, she was easy-going and blended in, barely noticeable. She also had an amazing turn-around time with getting pictures to us despite shooting another wedding a day after, and then being in her own sister's wedding the weekend after ours. Every time I look at the photos, I get a huge smile on my face, and our family and guests have not stopped complimenting on what a great job she did. If you go with Laurie, you will not only love the photos she takes for you, but you'll love working with her too. Read less
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ichska
Wedding:
6/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful time with Laurie on our wedding day. I first saw Laurie's posting on Craigslist and then I visited her website. I really liked her portfolios and I also learned a little bit about her photographic approach through her blog entries. I decided that Laurie's natural photo journalistic approach is what I was looking for.

Laurie was very attentive and accommodating before and on the big day. She wanted to know the things we considered important so she could make sure she capture them. She was also very friendly and very good at making my husband and I feel comfortable for the photos. We are incredible happy with the resulting photos. And this is because Laurie takes beautiful photos and also because I feel that they really reflect who we are.
I had a wonderful time with Laurie on our wedding day. I first saw Laurie's posting on Craigslist and then I visited her Read more...
I had a wonderful time with Laurie on our wedding day. I first saw Laurie's posting on Craigslist and then I visited her website. I really liked her portfolios and I also learned a little bit about her photographic approach through her blog entries. I decided that Laurie's natural photo journalistic approach is what I was looking for.

Laurie was very attentive and accommodating before and on the big day. She wanted to know the things we considered important so she could make sure she capture them. She was also very friendly and very good at making my husband and I feel comfortable for the photos. We are incredible happy with the resulting photos. And this is because Laurie takes beautiful photos and also because I feel that they really reflect who we are. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
8/15/1978
5.0/5.0
WE love her. My fiance and I clicked with her from our first phone conversation. She is the most inspirational and laid back person. A photographer who wants the best for her clients. We had a great engagement shoot she caputred our day like I could only have dreamed of. One day when we have a child she will definelty be the one to take the first pictures!!!

You can not go wrong with Laurie she will treat your day like it is her own!

Angie and Edgar.
WE love her. My fiance and I clicked with her from our first phone conversation. She is the most inspirational and laid Read more...
WE love her. My fiance and I clicked with her from our first phone conversation. She is the most inspirational and laid back person. A photographer who wants the best for her clients. We had a great engagement shoot she caputred our day like I could only have dreamed of. One day when we have a child she will definelty be the one to take the first pictures!!!

You can not go wrong with Laurie she will treat your day like it is her own!

Angie and Edgar. Read less
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