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Rich Chapman Photographers

Chicago & Suburbs , IL
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Chicago & Suburbs, IL 60654 US (map)

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847-274-9487

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ABOUT US

Weddings and newspaper photojournalism are two photography passions in my life. I feel very blessed that I can apply my creative experience as a staff photographer for the Chicago... Read more
Weddings and newspaper photojournalism are two photography passions in my life. I feel very blessed that I can apply my creative experience as a staff photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times to the bride and groom of today. Today’s couples are asking for real pictures that tell the story of their special day, something that just comes naturally to me. Lucky for us! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
Custom Graphics, High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Proofs

REVIEWS

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Jacqui
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Rich is the best photographer I have ever seen! He went above and beyond what I dreamed for our wedding photos! We got teary eyed just looking at the photos, because he documented moment by moment of the whole wedding. AMAZING!!
Rich is the best photographer I have ever seen! He went above and beyond what I dreamed for our wedding photos! We got Read more...
Rich is the best photographer I have ever seen! He went above and beyond what I dreamed for our wedding photos! We got teary eyed just looking at the photos, because he documented moment by moment of the whole wedding. AMAZING!! Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
I’m a professional photographer myself, so I set a high bar for my wedding photographer. Rich Chapman and his son did a fabulous job that exceeded even my expectations. His photos are technically excellent, of course, but more importantly, he captured the love, joy and fun of our ceremony and reception. He was even ready when a vintage B-24 Liberator unexpectedly flew over our ceremony!
Rich and his son make a great team, and they went about their work with charm, class and utmost professionalism. They understood that we were there to celebrate with family and friends, not to pose endlessly for the photographer; I was impressed with the great wedding portraits they captured, and how efficiently they did this so we could get back to the party.
We know that magic day will come alive for us every time we look through Rich’s work. My wife and I and our family and friends will cherish these photos forever.
I’m a professional photographer myself, so I set a high bar for my wedding photographer. Rich Chapman and his son did a Read more...
I’m a professional photographer myself, so I set a high bar for my wedding photographer. Rich Chapman and his son did a fabulous job that exceeded even my expectations. His photos are technically excellent, of course, but more importantly, he captured the love, joy and fun of our ceremony and reception. He was even ready when a vintage B-24 Liberator unexpectedly flew over our ceremony!
Rich and his son make a great team, and they went about their work with charm, class and utmost professionalism. They understood that we were there to celebrate with family and friends, not to pose endlessly for the photographer; I was impressed with the great wedding portraits they captured, and how efficiently they did this so we could get back to the party.
We know that magic day will come alive for us every time we look through Rich’s work. My wife and I and our family and friends will cherish these photos forever. Read less
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Colin
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Rich did an amazing job for us....he was easy to work with, all our guests were impressed with how he worked the crowd and the final pictures and album told our story in the best way possible.
Rich did an amazing job for us....he was easy to work with, all our guests were impressed with how he worked the crowd and Read more...
Rich did an amazing job for us....he was easy to work with, all our guests were impressed with how he worked the crowd and the final pictures and album told our story in the best way possible. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot express enough how appreciative we are that Rich was our wedding photographer! Absolutely wonderful. Rich is a family friend, so naturally, we immediately thought he would be a good choice for our wedding photographer. Little did we know that we had chosen THE BEST photographer we could ever ask for. Literally everything we could ever want in our photo album is there. Every little detail of our wedding captured beautifully. I had ZERO stress as a bride that our photos were going to turn out well, and let me tell you, that was a WONDERFUL feeling. Rich was so well organized and efficient too. Everyone always talks about how their faces hurt from smiling for so long taking photos after the wedding, right? We took photos at the church for 15 minutes only, and we got HUNDREDS OF absolutely amazing photos. HUNDREDS. Noone complained about taking a million photos, every single person in our wedding was captured, every single guest is in a photo. Everything was amazing. And then pre-reception and reception photos are just as amazing! We had a rainy day in summer for our wedding, and somehow we still have the most beautiful pictures I could ever ask for. Rich has a great eye for what is going to make a perfect photo, so take his advice and let him guide you. We felt so stress-free working with him, we honestly could not be happier! We will definitely be using Rich for all of our photography needs from here on out!
I cannot express enough how appreciative we are that Rich was our wedding photographer! Absolutely wonderful. Rich is a Read more...
I cannot express enough how appreciative we are that Rich was our wedding photographer! Absolutely wonderful. Rich is a family friend, so naturally, we immediately thought he would be a good choice for our wedding photographer. Little did we know that we had chosen THE BEST photographer we could ever ask for. Literally everything we could ever want in our photo album is there. Every little detail of our wedding captured beautifully. I had ZERO stress as a bride that our photos were going to turn out well, and let me tell you, that was a WONDERFUL feeling. Rich was so well organized and efficient too. Everyone always talks about how their faces hurt from smiling for so long taking photos after the wedding, right? We took photos at the church for 15 minutes only, and we got HUNDREDS OF absolutely amazing photos. HUNDREDS. Noone complained about taking a million photos, every single person in our wedding was captured, every single guest is in a photo. Everything was amazing. And then pre-reception and reception photos are just as amazing! We had a rainy day in summer for our wedding, and somehow we still have the most beautiful pictures I could ever ask for. Rich has a great eye for what is going to make a perfect photo, so take his advice and let him guide you. We felt so stress-free working with him, we honestly could not be happier! We will definitely be using Rich for all of our photography needs from here on out! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Rich's photos exceeded our expectations! In all of our planning, the photos were our number one priority. We wanted them to be nice because we knew we would have them for forever. The style was very professional and timeless (unlike some of the washed out hipster-y type photos that you see these days), which was the perfect fit for us! Rich and his son were very professional, organized, creative, and willing to accommodate our needs. A lot of the shots we would have never thought to take and they turned out beautiful!
One of my favorite things is that we had our photos back so quickly! We have friends that got married the same weekend and STILL don't have their photos, but we started seeing some of the first photos while we were still on our honeymoon! What service!
Our albums were timely too and they look absolutely incredible! We could not be happier with the results.

THANK YOU, RICH!
Rich's photos exceeded our expectations! In all of our planning, the photos were our number one priority. We wanted them Read more...
Rich's photos exceeded our expectations! In all of our planning, the photos were our number one priority. We wanted them to be nice because we knew we would have them for forever. The style was very professional and timeless (unlike some of the washed out hipster-y type photos that you see these days), which was the perfect fit for us! Rich and his son were very professional, organized, creative, and willing to accommodate our needs. A lot of the shots we would have never thought to take and they turned out beautiful!
One of my favorite things is that we had our photos back so quickly! We have friends that got married the same weekend and STILL don't have their photos, but we started seeing some of the first photos while we were still on our honeymoon! What service!
Our albums were timely too and they look absolutely incredible! We could not be happier with the results.

THANK YOU, RICH! Read less
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Ralph
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We can't thank you enough for the great job you did at our daughter's wedding. From the initial consultation to the delivery of the photo book, everything was done first class. There are plenty of wedding photographers in the Chicago area, but there's a reason we picked you and your son to document our daughter's big day. While you captured every memorable moment with your stunning photography skills, we found working with the Chapmans was a piece of (wedding) cake! It's a pleasure to work with such down-to-earth perfectionists. If anyone asks if we know a good wedding photographer, we will be honored to put them in touch with the best!
--Ralph and Karen Greenslade
We can't thank you enough for the great job you did at our daughter's wedding. From the initial consultation to the Read more...
We can't thank you enough for the great job you did at our daughter's wedding. From the initial consultation to the delivery of the photo book, everything was done first class. There are plenty of wedding photographers in the Chicago area, but there's a reason we picked you and your son to document our daughter's big day. While you captured every memorable moment with your stunning photography skills, we found working with the Chapmans was a piece of (wedding) cake! It's a pleasure to work with such down-to-earth perfectionists. If anyone asks if we know a good wedding photographer, we will be honored to put them in touch with the best!
--Ralph and Karen Greenslade Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
When first meeting Richard he makes you feel totally and completely comfortable. His energy and demeanor are very welcoming. We met at a convenient location for both of us where we discussed the vision for photographing our wedding. He showed us his previous work then asked us to describe the style we were looking for. It didn't take long for all of us to paint a picture of what we wanted, which he eventually ended up capturing to perfection. We set up one more meeting a few days before the wedding to go over must have shots and lay out a schedule for the day. With his experience he offers up a bunch of great ideas that later we were very glad to have.

As for the day of the wedding, Richard went with my wife to gather all the preparation for the wedding while his son joined the men to capture our own preparation. His son did a great job capturing everything on our end being there for every fun moment but never in the way. During our actual ceremony neither Richard or his son were very noticeable. They have an amazing way of blending in to the ceremony while still being able to nail all the perfect shots. When looking back at the photos it almost seemed impossible that they could have been everywhere to gather those moments as only a two man team.

When we gathered after the ceremony, Richard did a great job leading our wedding party and guiding us all into place for the classic formal shots. We had a rather large wedding party and he still managed to get every shot with out taking too much time. Our personal favorite shots came out of the bride and groom photo walk. We were very fortunate to have a beautiful day for photos and Richard used it amazingly to nail some remarkable images. The wedding took place at a country club but the way he used his imagination and creativity he made it seem as if we were off in a beautiful forest preserve somewhere. The work truly does speak for itself.
When first meeting Richard he makes you feel totally and completely comfortable. His energy and demeanor are very Read more...
When first meeting Richard he makes you feel totally and completely comfortable. His energy and demeanor are very welcoming. We met at a convenient location for both of us where we discussed the vision for photographing our wedding. He showed us his previous work then asked us to describe the style we were looking for. It didn't take long for all of us to paint a picture of what we wanted, which he eventually ended up capturing to perfection. We set up one more meeting a few days before the wedding to go over must have shots and lay out a schedule for the day. With his experience he offers up a bunch of great ideas that later we were very glad to have.

As for the day of the wedding, Richard went with my wife to gather all the preparation for the wedding while his son joined the men to capture our own preparation. His son did a great job capturing everything on our end being there for every fun moment but never in the way. During our actual ceremony neither Richard or his son were very noticeable. They have an amazing way of blending in to the ceremony while still being able to nail all the perfect shots. When looking back at the photos it almost seemed impossible that they could have been everywhere to gather those moments as only a two man team.

When we gathered after the ceremony, Richard did a great job leading our wedding party and guiding us all into place for the classic formal shots. We had a rather large wedding party and he still managed to get every shot with out taking too much time. Our personal favorite shots came out of the bride and groom photo walk. We were very fortunate to have a beautiful day for photos and Richard used it amazingly to nail some remarkable images. The wedding took place at a country club but the way he used his imagination and creativity he made it seem as if we were off in a beautiful forest preserve somewhere. The work truly does speak for itself. Read less
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Jessica (Caywood) Estrada
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of meeting Rich at two of my friend’s weddings, which after seeing their amazing photos I recommended him to my sister. Two years later, I booked him for my own wedding!

Prior to our wedding, Rich met at a convenient location for us and made us feel so comfortable. He brought his portfolio for us to look at and wanted to hear all about our engagement, our “vision,” and everything we wanted our wedding day to be. Having that first meeting with him put me at such ease! He was SO incredibly excited for our day, and so passionate, which only made us more excited.

I recommend making a list of all of the shots you want for that day and meeting with Rich to discuss. I waited until the last minute to do this and had to email it to him, but it would have been great to meet one time right before the wedding. Again, this was all me, not Rich!

The day of the wedding, Rich and his son arrived early and got right to work. They were so attentive to every detail and were absolutely amazing! They are both so pleasant to work with and you barely realize they are there! Looking back at the photos, I had no idea he was even taking some of the shots. He does a fabulous job of capturing every single moment and not being intrusive about it.

While we were on our honeymoon, Rich sent us a slideshow of about 15 of the best shots. I was floored! This was such a great thing to send to our family members for a sneak peak! You also get rights to ALL of your photos. What you should know is that all of the photos are unedited, so if you want certain photos edited you have to ask for them.

Overall, Rich was patient, kind, detail-oriented and beyond passionate about my photos. He made me feel like my wedding was the most important one he’d ever done. I would highly recommend Rich!

Please check out my longer review on other websites, as WW only lets you post so much. I have SO many more amazing details to share! All in all, check out Rich’s photos. They speak for themselves!
I had the pleasure of meeting Rich at two of my friend’s weddings, which after seeing their amazing photos I recommended Read more...
I had the pleasure of meeting Rich at two of my friend’s weddings, which after seeing their amazing photos I recommended him to my sister. Two years later, I booked him for my own wedding!

Prior to our wedding, Rich met at a convenient location for us and made us feel so comfortable. He brought his portfolio for us to look at and wanted to hear all about our engagement, our “vision,” and everything we wanted our wedding day to be. Having that first meeting with him put me at such ease! He was SO incredibly excited for our day, and so passionate, which only made us more excited.

I recommend making a list of all of the shots you want for that day and meeting with Rich to discuss. I waited until the last minute to do this and had to email it to him, but it would have been great to meet one time right before the wedding. Again, this was all me, not Rich!

The day of the wedding, Rich and his son arrived early and got right to work. They were so attentive to every detail and were absolutely amazing! They are both so pleasant to work with and you barely realize they are there! Looking back at the photos, I had no idea he was even taking some of the shots. He does a fabulous job of capturing every single moment and not being intrusive about it.

While we were on our honeymoon, Rich sent us a slideshow of about 15 of the best shots. I was floored! This was such a great thing to send to our family members for a sneak peak! You also get rights to ALL of your photos. What you should know is that all of the photos are unedited, so if you want certain photos edited you have to ask for them.

Overall, Rich was patient, kind, detail-oriented and beyond passionate about my photos. He made me feel like my wedding was the most important one he’d ever done. I would highly recommend Rich!

Please check out my longer review on other websites, as WW only lets you post so much. I have SO many more amazing details to share! All in all, check out Rich’s photos. They speak for themselves! Read less
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Melanie & Bret
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
We were referred to Rich Chapman, by a friend, and are extremely thankful that he was available to photograph our wedding! With approximately 450 guests, we were looking for someone who could be adaptable in many different situations and capture as many moments as possible. After meeting with him and his son, we felt very confident that we had made the right choice. They were so easy to talk to and were interested in what WE wanted.....not just how to get the job done. They kept in contact with us before and after the wedding and were quick to respond to our emails and phone calls.
Rich, his son, and Kent exceeded our expectations by being professional, quick on their feet, creative and most importantly, FUN! They all have this sense of humor and personality that make you laugh and smile. We felt like they were a part of our family and friends. We have also received many compliments on the photos and are brought to tears and laughter every time we look at them. One of our favorite moments (notice I said one) was when he released a sneak peak, short video of our wedding photos! It was amazing! I highly recommend Rich Chapman Photography for your wedding and any other occasion. No question!
We were referred to Rich Chapman, by a friend, and are extremely thankful that he was available to photograph our wedding! Read more...
We were referred to Rich Chapman, by a friend, and are extremely thankful that he was available to photograph our wedding! With approximately 450 guests, we were looking for someone who could be adaptable in many different situations and capture as many moments as possible. After meeting with him and his son, we felt very confident that we had made the right choice. They were so easy to talk to and were interested in what WE wanted.....not just how to get the job done. They kept in contact with us before and after the wedding and were quick to respond to our emails and phone calls.
Rich, his son, and Kent exceeded our expectations by being professional, quick on their feet, creative and most importantly, FUN! They all have this sense of humor and personality that make you laugh and smile. We felt like they were a part of our family and friends. We have also received many compliments on the photos and are brought to tears and laughter every time we look at them. One of our favorite moments (notice I said one) was when he released a sneak peak, short video of our wedding photos! It was amazing! I highly recommend Rich Chapman Photography for your wedding and any other occasion. No question! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rich, made an amazing day even that much better. Highly recommend!
Rich, made an amazing day even that much better. Highly recommend!
Rich, made an amazing day even that much better. Highly recommend! Read less
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