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This Is Feeling Photography

Chicago , IL
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2215 S. Ford Ave., STE 302
Chicago, IL 60616 US (map)

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630-640-2362

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ABOUT US

A fine-art approach to documenting your wedding day. It's probably your first time being photographed, and you have no clue where to begin - no worries! This Is Feeling Photography will... Read more
A fine-art approach to documenting your wedding day. It's probably your first time being photographed, and you have no clue where to begin - no worries! This Is Feeling Photography will guide you through the entire process. Our couples call our photography natural, authentic, and emotional - they say it best: "My husband and I HATE getting our pictures taken but This Is Feeling made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. They captured all the emotions, feelings, and special moments of our event."

Everything about This Is Feeling Photography was created around you - we're here to create an authentic photographic experience for you and your loved one. We're a creative and personal team of 4 artists who build positive relationships with our couples. 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?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, Slideshow/Montage, Toning
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Negatives, Prints, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

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Kristin
Wedding:
9/16/2016
5.0/5.0
I first stumbled across This is feeling while my mother and I were at a trade show this past January. Normally I would never attend a wedding trade show as typically it doesn't house vendors that I would be naturally drawn to. However, that was not the case when I walked up to the This is feeling booth and met Ben and his wife. I was instantly drawn to their stylistic approach and wanted to learn more. After a great conversation and consulting with my now husband we decided to move forward. We got the pleasure of being paired up with Kevin. Once we were matched he scheduled a call with us to get to know us better, there was an instant connection and we felt like a friendship was formed! Kevin was a true pleasure to work with. He nailed our engagement session listening to every part of what we wanted to portray in our photographs and what was special to us. Six months later was our wedding, where we had the pleasure of working with Kevin and Jake who was the second shooter. I can't tell you what a fantastic duo they were. Wedding photographs are an investment for lifelong memories on one of the most important days of your lives. I am so lucky for the beautiful memories we will have forever captured by This is feeling, thank you again!
I first stumbled across This is feeling while my mother and I were at a trade show this past January. Normally I would Read more...
I first stumbled across This is feeling while my mother and I were at a trade show this past January. Normally I would never attend a wedding trade show as typically it doesn't house vendors that I would be naturally drawn to. However, that was not the case when I walked up to the This is feeling booth and met Ben and his wife. I was instantly drawn to their stylistic approach and wanted to learn more. After a great conversation and consulting with my now husband we decided to move forward. We got the pleasure of being paired up with Kevin. Once we were matched he scheduled a call with us to get to know us better, there was an instant connection and we felt like a friendship was formed! Kevin was a true pleasure to work with. He nailed our engagement session listening to every part of what we wanted to portray in our photographs and what was special to us. Six months later was our wedding, where we had the pleasure of working with Kevin and Jake who was the second shooter. I can't tell you what a fantastic duo they were. Wedding photographs are an investment for lifelong memories on one of the most important days of your lives. I am so lucky for the beautiful memories we will have forever captured by This is feeling, thank you again! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/16/2016
5.0/5.0
I first stumbled across This is feeling while my mother and I were at a trade show this past January. Normally I would never attend a wedding trade show as typically it doesn't house vendors that I would be naturally drawn to. However, that was not the case when I walked up to the This is feeling booth and met Ben and his wife. I was instantly drawn to their stylistic approach and wanted to learn more. After a great conversation and consulting with my now husband we decided to move forward. We got the pleasure of being paired up with Kevin. Once we were matched he scheduled a call with us to get to know us better, there was an instant connection and we felt like a friendship was formed! Kevin was a true pleasure to work with. He nailed our engagement session listening to every part of what we wanted to portray in our photographs and what was special to us. Six months later was our wedding, where we had the pleasure of working with Kevin and Jake who was the second shooter. I can't tell you what a fantastic duo they were. Wedding photographs are an investment for lifelong memories on one of the most important days of your lives. I am so lucky for the beautiful memories we will have forever captured by This is feeling, thank you again!
I first stumbled across This is feeling while my mother and I were at a trade show this past January. Normally I would Read more...
I first stumbled across This is feeling while my mother and I were at a trade show this past January. Normally I would never attend a wedding trade show as typically it doesn't house vendors that I would be naturally drawn to. However, that was not the case when I walked up to the This is feeling booth and met Ben and his wife. I was instantly drawn to their stylistic approach and wanted to learn more. After a great conversation and consulting with my now husband we decided to move forward. We got the pleasure of being paired up with Kevin. Once we were matched he scheduled a call with us to get to know us better, there was an instant connection and we felt like a friendship was formed! Kevin was a true pleasure to work with. He nailed our engagement session listening to every part of what we wanted to portray in our photographs and what was special to us. Six months later was our wedding, where we had the pleasure of working with Kevin and Jake who was the second shooter. I can't tell you what a fantastic duo they were. Wedding photographs are an investment for lifelong memories on one of the most important days of your lives. I am so lucky for the beautiful memories we will have forever captured by This is feeling, thank you again! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Ben captured absolutely incredible moments from our downtown Chicago wedding. Several of our friends used This is Feeling for their wedding photography and had recommended we look into – we immediately knew the caliber we’d be signing up for if we went with them. Pictures and moments – yes, but we had no idea the beautiful art we would be creating. From the engagement photo shoot, communication with their team throughout the process, and the day of the wedding, Ben was a joy to work with and truly a calming presence. We were able to be clear about what we wanted, and our wedding photos were exactly what we asked for – beautiful, candid moments – truly artwork. We watched together and actually cried as we relived all of the moments we didn’t even know existed from that day – it was our story. At the end we looked at each other and commented that this photographer was worth every penny. We are blown away and will not hesitate to recommend This is Feeling to everyone in the wedding planning stages. Thank you Ben and team for capturing our day in a way that truly makes us proud.
Ben captured absolutely incredible moments from our downtown Chicago wedding. Several of our friends used This is Feeling Read more...
Ben captured absolutely incredible moments from our downtown Chicago wedding. Several of our friends used This is Feeling for their wedding photography and had recommended we look into – we immediately knew the caliber we’d be signing up for if we went with them. Pictures and moments – yes, but we had no idea the beautiful art we would be creating. From the engagement photo shoot, communication with their team throughout the process, and the day of the wedding, Ben was a joy to work with and truly a calming presence. We were able to be clear about what we wanted, and our wedding photos were exactly what we asked for – beautiful, candid moments – truly artwork. We watched together and actually cried as we relived all of the moments we didn’t even know existed from that day – it was our story. At the end we looked at each other and commented that this photographer was worth every penny. We are blown away and will not hesitate to recommend This is Feeling to everyone in the wedding planning stages. Thank you Ben and team for capturing our day in a way that truly makes us proud. Read less
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This Is Feeling Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you, thank you Amanda. Cannot express enough gratitude for how much trust you put into us photographing your wedding. And the reward - to hear that you see true artwork in your photography means the world to us!
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Emily
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
It was love at first site with this photography studio! I knew the moment I saw their work on theknot.com that they were the ones I wanted photographing our wedding, and they lived up to our every hope and dream. They were the only photographers I contacted and we were so lucky to be able to book them. We loved them because their work really shone with genuine emotion and feeling (no pun intended) while all others appeared stiff, posed, and unappealingly planned. Their style is unique in that it's whimsical, artsy, and documentary-like. They capture candid, authentic, beautiful and beautifully organic moments along with some of the more formal portraiture. They were kind, funny, and great to work with during the planning process which was tough because we live out of state and planned from afar. We met our photographers, Jake and Kevin, on the DAY OF the wedding and they were truly out of this world!!! These guys were so nice and easy-going, and while we were overwhelmed by everything that was happening and even a little bit uncomfortable in our own skin, they made the day SO much fun and put us right at ease. I felt myself begin to relax in front of their cameras because they were such good guys and good sports who were clearly also having fun, which only made it more fun for us. They were true professionals and their passion for a good shot was infectious. I absolutely can't wait to see what they came away with from our special day, and only wish we lived closer to the Chicago area so we could take these two guys out for a beer. They were incredible and we can never thank them enough. If you're undecided as to your photographer for YOUR special day, I'd pick this group 1000 times over again. I highly recommend them.
It was love at first site with this photography studio! I knew the moment I saw their work on theknot.com that they were Read more...
It was love at first site with this photography studio! I knew the moment I saw their work on theknot.com that they were the ones I wanted photographing our wedding, and they lived up to our every hope and dream. They were the only photographers I contacted and we were so lucky to be able to book them. We loved them because their work really shone with genuine emotion and feeling (no pun intended) while all others appeared stiff, posed, and unappealingly planned. Their style is unique in that it's whimsical, artsy, and documentary-like. They capture candid, authentic, beautiful and beautifully organic moments along with some of the more formal portraiture. They were kind, funny, and great to work with during the planning process which was tough because we live out of state and planned from afar. We met our photographers, Jake and Kevin, on the DAY OF the wedding and they were truly out of this world!!! These guys were so nice and easy-going, and while we were overwhelmed by everything that was happening and even a little bit uncomfortable in our own skin, they made the day SO much fun and put us right at ease. I felt myself begin to relax in front of their cameras because they were such good guys and good sports who were clearly also having fun, which only made it more fun for us. They were true professionals and their passion for a good shot was infectious. I absolutely can't wait to see what they came away with from our special day, and only wish we lived closer to the Chicago area so we could take these two guys out for a beer. They were incredible and we can never thank them enough. If you're undecided as to your photographer for YOUR special day, I'd pick this group 1000 times over again. I highly recommend them. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Thisisfeeling did an absolutely amazing job from beginning to end! We worked with Ben for our engagement and wedding pictures. From the start, Ben really got to know my husband and I which was refreshing and comforting knowing that he would be capturing one of the most intimate moments of our lives. It was important for us not to get your typical “stand here, pose and smile” pictures.

Before our engagement session, Ben met with us in person and really understood what we were looking for – the engagement pictures were fantastic. This made us super excited to see what he would do for our wedding pictures.

Before the wedding Ben set up additional conversations to talk to us about our wedding – everything and anything that was important for us. On the day of our wedding Ben and Eric (our second photographer) did an outstanding job! They felt like part of my family helping make my day special – I didn’t feel like I had “photographers” there, they were an extension of us.

I was super anxious to get our wedding pictures and when we did – I cried like a baby! Thisisfeeling exceeded our expectations (which were already high from our engagement session) capturing intimate moments and emotions throughout the day. I cannot recommend them enough – your wedding day pictures are an investment and these guys are worth every penny!
Thisisfeeling did an absolutely amazing job from beginning to end! We worked with Ben for our engagement and wedding Read more...
Thisisfeeling did an absolutely amazing job from beginning to end! We worked with Ben for our engagement and wedding pictures. From the start, Ben really got to know my husband and I which was refreshing and comforting knowing that he would be capturing one of the most intimate moments of our lives. It was important for us not to get your typical “stand here, pose and smile” pictures.

Before our engagement session, Ben met with us in person and really understood what we were looking for – the engagement pictures were fantastic. This made us super excited to see what he would do for our wedding pictures.

Before the wedding Ben set up additional conversations to talk to us about our wedding – everything and anything that was important for us. On the day of our wedding Ben and Eric (our second photographer) did an outstanding job! They felt like part of my family helping make my day special – I didn’t feel like I had “photographers” there, they were an extension of us.

I was super anxious to get our wedding pictures and when we did – I cried like a baby! Thisisfeeling exceeded our expectations (which were already high from our engagement session) capturing intimate moments and emotions throughout the day. I cannot recommend them enough – your wedding day pictures are an investment and these guys are worth every penny! Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Photography was at the top of our priority list. It was really important for us to be able to capture the heart, spirit, and love throughout our wedding day. We could not have found a better photographer than Ben. We met with a lot of photographers and were struck by the ease in which we could connect with Ben and the approach brought forward from This Is Feeling. Not only was their photography beautiful and matched the artistic style we were looking for, there was also a strong sense of intentionality in relationship building with us, learning our story, and creating space to talk about what was most important for us to be captured. We had a great engagement session with Ben in Chicago, which left us really excited and confident about our wedding photography. Ben was so easy to work with on our wedding day in Madison, WI and brought along a second shooter as well. We experienced some major weather struggles and Ben was able to work really well around it and decrease our concerns. Our photos were breathtaking and accurately captured the moments that mattered most to us. We are so appreciative to have found This Is Feeling and would highly recommend them!
Photography was at the top of our priority list. It was really important for us to be able to capture the heart, spirit, Read more...
Photography was at the top of our priority list. It was really important for us to be able to capture the heart, spirit, and love throughout our wedding day. We could not have found a better photographer than Ben. We met with a lot of photographers and were struck by the ease in which we could connect with Ben and the approach brought forward from This Is Feeling. Not only was their photography beautiful and matched the artistic style we were looking for, there was also a strong sense of intentionality in relationship building with us, learning our story, and creating space to talk about what was most important for us to be captured. We had a great engagement session with Ben in Chicago, which left us really excited and confident about our wedding photography. Ben was so easy to work with on our wedding day in Madison, WI and brought along a second shooter as well. We experienced some major weather struggles and Ben was able to work really well around it and decrease our concerns. Our photos were breathtaking and accurately captured the moments that mattered most to us. We are so appreciative to have found This Is Feeling and would highly recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Easy to work with. very professional. Interested in what matters most to bride & groom.
Easy to work with. very professional. Interested in what matters most to bride & groom.
Easy to work with. very professional. Interested in what matters most to bride & groom. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been happier choosing This is Feeling to photograph our wedding. We were drawn to their artistic photography style that seemed to capture the emotion in each photo so well. We worked with Mike and he was awesome! He took the time to get to know us and what was important to us about our special day. The most unique thing he asked is, what do you want to see in your photo album as you look back on it 10-20 years from now. What do you want to capture? And then he truly listened. It made us really think about our day and how important it was to us. He put us at ease in front of the camera which allowed us to focus on each other and all of the emotion surrounding the day itself. Mike was so fun and easy to connect with, knew his way around the city and found the perfect places to emulate our personal style. He captured the most perfect details and feelings in each shot, and we couldn't be happier with the result!
We couldn't have been happier choosing This is Feeling to photograph our wedding. We were drawn to their artistic Read more...
We couldn't have been happier choosing This is Feeling to photograph our wedding. We were drawn to their artistic photography style that seemed to capture the emotion in each photo so well. We worked with Mike and he was awesome! He took the time to get to know us and what was important to us about our special day. The most unique thing he asked is, what do you want to see in your photo album as you look back on it 10-20 years from now. What do you want to capture? And then he truly listened. It made us really think about our day and how important it was to us. He put us at ease in front of the camera which allowed us to focus on each other and all of the emotion surrounding the day itself. Mike was so fun and easy to connect with, knew his way around the city and found the perfect places to emulate our personal style. He captured the most perfect details and feelings in each shot, and we couldn't be happier with the result! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I met Ben and Mike at a wedding expo. They had gorgeous display so it was
easy to see how their work turned into something tangible. And they took the time to
speak to each person individually, which truly displayed their professionalism and level of service.

We reached out to them and they had us fill out a little questionnaire
of our expectations for the big day. Ben offered to have is either
come into the studio, Skype, or hop on a phone call to go through our
answers, which really made it convenient for us. About two months out,
we had a second call which was a little more in depth and personal to us as a couple (i.e. what parts of the day we were most looking forward to, etc.) and it was done individually, so they could really get each of our perspectives. This call was to narrow down from their staff who would be the best fit for our goals/objectives for the day and in the end Kevin was chosen as our lead photographer.

The day of, Kevin and Missy, his assistant, showed up ready to work. They really put everyone at ease and were extremely patient with all the complications thrown at them (i.e. young children, huge group formal portraits, other bridal parties at shoot locations, etc.) They really fed off of our ideas and came up with new ones on the spot. They scheduled a "Premiere" following our wedding at their studio where we viewed a slideshow . We knew there were a few gems before we even saw the pictures, but once the online gallery was available to share with our friends and family, it was beyond our expectations. They captured off-beat moments, interesting angles, minute details, and creative dance floor shots that really captured the energy of the day. It is going to be extremely difficult picking our favorites for our wedding photo album to come.
I met Ben and Mike at a wedding expo. They had gorgeous display so it was
easy to see how their work turned into Read more...
I met Ben and Mike at a wedding expo. They had gorgeous display so it was
easy to see how their work turned into something tangible. And they took the time to
speak to each person individually, which truly displayed their professionalism and level of service.

We reached out to them and they had us fill out a little questionnaire
of our expectations for the big day. Ben offered to have is either
come into the studio, Skype, or hop on a phone call to go through our
answers, which really made it convenient for us. About two months out,
we had a second call which was a little more in depth and personal to us as a couple (i.e. what parts of the day we were most looking forward to, etc.) and it was done individually, so they could really get each of our perspectives. This call was to narrow down from their staff who would be the best fit for our goals/objectives for the day and in the end Kevin was chosen as our lead photographer.

The day of, Kevin and Missy, his assistant, showed up ready to work. They really put everyone at ease and were extremely patient with all the complications thrown at them (i.e. young children, huge group formal portraits, other bridal parties at shoot locations, etc.) They really fed off of our ideas and came up with new ones on the spot. They scheduled a "Premiere" following our wedding at their studio where we viewed a slideshow . We knew there were a few gems before we even saw the pictures, but once the online gallery was available to share with our friends and family, it was beyond our expectations. They captured off-beat moments, interesting angles, minute details, and creative dance floor shots that really captured the energy of the day. It is going to be extremely difficult picking our favorites for our wedding photo album to come. Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
One of the first things my husband and I booked for our wedding day was our photographer. It was extremely important to us to have the day captured and have amazing photographs for us to remember by, especially when the day flies by so quickly. We had received several recommendations from friends for different photographers in Chicago, but This Is Feeling was so unique compared to the rest. As soon as we met with Ben from This Is Feeling we immediately booked him that day. Not only is he incredibly talented but also so easy to talk to and really does try to get a feel of exactly what you are looking for and what is important to you and your significant other. He is not pushy in any way (compared to my prior experience with some other well known photographers) and respects your time and wishes. We did engagement photos to feel him out to know what to expect on our wedding day and help calm our nerves being in front of a camera. He is very laid back and makes you feel at ease and incredibly comfortable. To be honest I didn't even feel like he was there taking pictures- he catches so many amazing candids that really shows your true feelings and expressions at that moment. My husband and I were blown away by our wedding photos. This Is Feeling put a lot of hard work and time to ensure they capture what is important to us, and they did that and more. I would highly recommend booking them!!
One of the first things my husband and I booked for our wedding day was our photographer. It was extremely important to us Read more...
One of the first things my husband and I booked for our wedding day was our photographer. It was extremely important to us to have the day captured and have amazing photographs for us to remember by, especially when the day flies by so quickly. We had received several recommendations from friends for different photographers in Chicago, but This Is Feeling was so unique compared to the rest. As soon as we met with Ben from This Is Feeling we immediately booked him that day. Not only is he incredibly talented but also so easy to talk to and really does try to get a feel of exactly what you are looking for and what is important to you and your significant other. He is not pushy in any way (compared to my prior experience with some other well known photographers) and respects your time and wishes. We did engagement photos to feel him out to know what to expect on our wedding day and help calm our nerves being in front of a camera. He is very laid back and makes you feel at ease and incredibly comfortable. To be honest I didn't even feel like he was there taking pictures- he catches so many amazing candids that really shows your true feelings and expressions at that moment. My husband and I were blown away by our wedding photos. This Is Feeling put a lot of hard work and time to ensure they capture what is important to us, and they did that and more. I would highly recommend booking them!! Read less
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