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Enjoy a combination of Traditional, Artistic, and Photojournalist Chicago Wedding Photography at an affordable chicago wedding photography price. Conceptual Visions services Chicago and Chicago Suburbs with quality photography and exceptional customer service.
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Wedding Photography Samples

View over 2000 wedding photography samples from weddings we have photographed in Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area. Our portfolio includes photos of brides, grooms, wedding dresses, wedding flowers, wedding cakes, wedding venues, wedding atmosphere, and more.

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Wedding Photography Prices

Looking for high quality chicago wedding photography at an affordable price? View our complete affordable chicago wedding photography packages and our current month's wedding photography specials.

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Wedding Albums and Wedding Coffee Table Books

We have a large selection of wedding albums and coffee table books. Choose from traditional matted wedding albums, flush mount wedding albums, contemporary coffee table books and more.

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Receive A Wedding Photography Quote in 24 Hours

Submit your wedding day information and we will provide you with a customize wedding photography quote within only 24 hours. Simply enter your name, the name of the bride, the name of the groom, the wedding date, the wedding venue, and the estimated number of photography coverage hours you will need.


Frequently Asked Questions About Wedding Photography

We have hundreds of answers to frequently asked wedding photography questions. Question include topics such as: destination weddings. bridal parties, 35mm vs. medium format vs large format vs digital, wedding receptions, black and white photography, re-touching and re-touched photos, and more

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About Your Wedding Photographers

Conceptual Vision Photography takes pride in offering high quality photography, excellent client service, and on-going service to our photography clients. And for those budget conscience wedding photography shoppers, we offer extremely affordable chicago wedding photography.

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Wedding Venues

We have photographed weddings at over 500 different churches, wedding reception locations, and parks in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs including venues in Cook County, Dupage County, Lake County, Will County, and Dekalb County. In addition, we have photographed numerous weddings in Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Naperville, Joliet, Schaumburg, and many other Chicago Suburbs.

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Contact Chicago Wedding Photographers Conceptual Visions

If you are interested in Photojournalist Wedding Photography (as well as traditional and artistic styles of photography), contact Conceptual Visions Photography and let us tell YOUR wedding story!

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PAGE SUMMARY: For your convenience, below is a summary of this page.
1) Conceptual Visions Provides the Following Photography Styles:
  • Photojournalist Wedding Photography
  • Artistic Wedding Photography
  • Traditional Wedding Photography
2) Our Wedding Portfolio Samples Includes Photos of:
  • Brides
  • Grooms
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Wedding Flowers
  • Wedding Venues
  • Wedding Atmosphere
  • People Having Fun at Weddings
3) Our Affordable Wedding Photography Packages Include:
  • 7 or 8 Hours of Wedding Coverage
  • One or Two Photographers
  • Unlimited Exposures
  • Unlimited Locations
  • Option of color prints, black and white prints, or sepia prints
  • Personal Web Photo Gallery
  • Printable Contact Sheets (via web)
  • On-Line Proofing and Ordering
  • Photos available on-line within 5 days
  • 50¢ 4x6 prints for Bride and Groom (on first order)
4) We Offer The Following Types Of Wedding Albums
  • Conceptual Visions Coffee Table Books
  • Asuka Coffee Table Books
  • Zook Flush Mount Albums
  • Zook Photo Book Plus Albums
  • Premiera Albums
  • Zook Mounted Albums
5) Information Needed to Submit a Wedding Photography Quote:
  • Submitter Name
  • Brides Name
  • Grooms Name
  • Date of Wedding
  • Wedding Location
  • Estimated Hours of Wedding Photography Coverage
  • Estimated Number of Wedding Guests
6) View a collection of Photography FAQs with subjects including:
  • Destination Weddings
  • Bridal Parties
  • 35 mm vs medium format vs digital photography
  • Wedding receptions
  • Black and White Photography
  • Re-touching and Re-touched photos
7) About / Contact Conceptual Visions Photography & Design:
  • Located in Lombard, Illinois (Lombard, IL 60148)
  • Services Chicago and Chicago Suburbs
  • Local Telephone Number: 630-613-9607
  • Toll Free Telephone Number: 866-563-8876
  • Member of Professional Photographers of America
  • Voted "Best of Weddings" by the Knot
8) Venues which we have photographed include:
  • Chicago and Chicago Suburbs
  • Cook County, Dupage County, Lake County, Will County, and Dekalb County
  • Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Naperville, Joliet, Schaumburg, and many other Chicago Suburbs.
ARE YOU COMING TO CHICAGO?     Here is a little history...

Early History

During the mid 18th century the area was inhabited by a native American tribe known as the Potawatomis, who had taken the place of the Miami and Sauk and Fox peoples. The first known non-indigenous permanent settler in Chicago, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, who was a man of mixed African and European heritage born in Saint-Domingue (modern day Haiti), arrived in the 1770s, married a Potawatomi woman, and founded the area's first trading post. In 1795, following the Northwest Indian War, an area that was to be part of Chicago was turned over by some Native Americans in the Treaty of Greenville to the United States for a military post. In 1803 the United States Army built Fort Dearborn, which was destroyed in the 1812 Battle of Fort Dearborn. The Ottawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi later ceded additional land to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis. The Potawatomi were eventually forcibly removed from their land following the Treaty of Chicago in 1833. On August 12, 1833, the Town of Chicago was organized with a population of around 200. Within seven years it grew to a population of over 4,000. The City of Chicago was incorporated on March 4, 1837. The name "Chicago" is a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, meaning "wild onion", from the Miami-Illinois language. The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou" was by La Salle himself around 1679 in a memoir written about the time.

Infrastructure and Early Development

The city began its step toward national primacy as an important transportation hub between the eastern and western United States. Chicago's first railway, Galena and Chicago Union Railroad, opened in 1838, which also marked the opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The canal allowed steamboats and sailing ships on the Great Lakes to connect to the Mississippi River. A flourishing economy brought residents from rural communities and immigrants abroad. Manufacturing and retail sectors became dominant among Midwestern cities, influencing the American economy, particularly in meatpacking, with the advent of the refrigerated rail car and the regional centrality of the city's Union Stock Yards.

In February 1856, the Chesbrough plan for the building of Chicago's and the United States' first comprehensive sewerage system was approved by the Common Council. The project raised much of central Chicago to a new grade. Untreated sewage and industrial waste now flowed into the Chicago River, thence into Lake Michigan, polluting the primary source of fresh water for the city. The city responded by tunneling two miles (3 km) out into Lake Michigan to newly built water cribs. In 1900, the problem of sewage was largely resolved when Chicago reversed the flow of the river, a process that began with the construction and improvement of the Illinois and Michigan Canal and completed with the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal leading to the Illinois River which joins the Mississippi River.

Artist's rendering of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed a third of the city, including the entire central business district, Chicago experienced rapid rebuilding and growth.[28] During its rebuilding period, Chicago constructed the world's first skyscraper in 1885, using steel-skeleton construction. Labor conflicts and unrest followed, including the Haymarket affair on May 4, 1886. Concern for social problems among Chicago's lower classes led Jane Addams to be a co-founder of Hull House in 1889. Programs developed there became a model for the new field of social work. The city also invested in many large, well-landscaped municipal parks, which also included public sanitation facilities.

In 1893, Chicago hosted the World's Columbian Exposition on former marshland at the present location of Jackson Park. The Exposition drew 27.5 million visitors, and is considered the most influential world's fair in history. The University of Chicago was founded in 1892 on the same South Side location. The term "midway" for a fair or carnival referred originally to the Midway Plaisance, a strip of park land that still runs through the University of Chicago campus and connects Washington and Jackson Parks.

20th and 21st Century

The 1920s brought notoriety to Chicago as gangsters, including the notorious Al Capone, battled each other and law enforcement on the city streets during the Prohibition era. Chicago had over 1,000 gangs in the 1920s. The 1920s also saw a major expansion in industry. The availability of jobs attracted African Americans from the South. Between 1910 and 1930, the Black population of Chicago increased from 44,103 to 233,903. Arriving in the tens of thousands during the Great Migration, the newcomers had an immense cultural impact. It was during this wave that Chicago became a center for jazz, with King Oliver leading the way. In 1933, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was fatally wounded in Miami during a failed assassination attempt on President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

At 110 stories, Willis Tower stands as Chicago's and the Western Hemisphere's tallest building since its completion in 1973.On December 2, 1942, physicist Enrico Fermi conducted the world's first controlled nuclear reaction at the University of Chicago as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project.

Mayor Richard J. Daley was elected in 1955, in the era of machine politics. Starting in the 1960s, many residents, as in most American cities, left the city for the suburbs. Structural changes in industry caused heavy losses of jobs for lower skilled workers. In 1966 James Bevel, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Albert Raby led the Chicago Open Housing Movement, which culminated in agreements between Mayor Richard J. Daley and the movement leaders. Two years later, the city hosted the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention, which featured physical confrontations both inside and outside the convention hall, including full-scale riots, or in some cases police riots, in city streets. Major construction projects, including Willis Tower (which in 1974 became the world's tallest building), University of Illinois at Chicago, McCormick Place, and O'Hare Airport, were undertaken during Richard J. Daley's tenure. When Richard J. Daley died, Michael Anthony Bilandic served as mayor for three years. Bilandic's subsequent loss in a primary election has been attributed to the city's inability to properly plow city streets during a heavy snowstorm. In 1979, Jane Byrne, the city's first female mayor, was elected. She popularized the city as a movie location and tourist destination.

In 1983 Harold Washington became the first African American to be elected to the office of mayor, in one of the closest mayoral elections in Chicago. After Washington won the Democratic primary, racial motivations caused a few Democratic alderman and ward committeemen to back the Republican candidate Bernard Epton, who ran on the slogan Before it's too late, a thinly veiled appeal to fear.[33] Washington's term in office saw new attention given to poor and minority neighborhoods. His administration reduced the longtime dominance of city contracts and employment by ethnic whites. Washington died in office of a heart attack in 1987, shortly after being elected to a second term. Current mayor Richard M. Daley, son of Richard J. Daley, was elected in 1989. He has led many progressive changes to the city, including improving parks; creating incentives for sustainable development, including green roofs; and major new developments. Since the 1990s, some neighborhoods have undergone revitalization in which some lower class areas have been transformed to high priced and middle-class neighborhoods.

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