I'm a fun-loving, impression-nailing, smart as a whip, fun-having, caring person looking to tell stories & create memories for as many people as possible. I have a very real and journalistic style of photography, always on the look-out for those most authentic glances, the details that bring you right back to that place, and the light that you can't find anywhere else. I've shot over 50 weddings and was selected as a Bride's Choice award recipient in 2013.
- I love to meet new people, hear their stories, go on adventures, learn about new inventions and new solutions to problems.
- After college I became the director of an environmental educational facility that worked exclusively with underprivileged youth. I learned a ton about organic farming, education, making maple syrup, and working with all kinds of people.
- My friends tell me I'm awesome at impressions, and I was once a hair model for Vidal Sassoon.
Favourite Place to Shoot in Chicago
I love to explore Millennium Park in Chicago: there are so many obvious shots there, but I love to find the hidden gems. There are so many great neighborhoods in Chicago, I love having the chance to explore them with clients!
Pricing starts at $250 USD for a 30-minute vacation shoot
Customer Love for Joe
"Joe took the best photos of me and my family!! he completely captured our joy!! best experience" - Mariana
"Joe was absolutely incredible from the video proposal planning call, to the planning and coordination, to suggestions on the day of the shoot, to capturing the moment of the proposal and celebration afterward. My fiancé and I were visiting Chicago from California, so it was stressful enough trying to plan things from across the country. Joe made everything super easy and the photos turned out phenomenal - I couldn't recommend Joe enough. Thanks again Joe!" - Chris
"Joe was such a pleasure to work with! He was friendly, relaxed and natural, which helped us to be more natural (I'm usually quite uncomfortable having my photo taken) and offered great direction to get the best shot. We're so pleased with the whole experience and would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you so much Joe!" -Hilary
"Joe did a fantastic job with the entire shoot. Joe made the entire process very easy which made my fiance and I very comfortable. Couldn't be happier with how it went!" - Chris
"Our photographer Joe captured our “YES” moment with the beautiful Chicago skyline in the backdrop. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer or company to go through to make our engagement day more perfect!" - Taylor
"Joe was awesome! We'll definitely think of Joe again the next time we book with Flytographer in Chicago." - Alex
"Joe did an exceptional job capturing the magic of the city while primarily focusing on the love we all share. He exceeded our highest expectations!" - Courtney
"Joe was very easy going and very well organized. The experience itself went exactly as planned and the photos were amazing. Thanks so much for everything!" - Francisco
"Joe captured the morning sky before we arrived beautifully as well as our walk out to the spot perfectly selected by our Flytographer concierge. When I went down on one knee and asked her the biggest question of my life, I was totally confident that the moment was being captured beautifully and I was free to be present and enjoy it with the love of my life! We can't stop looking at the photos. Obsessed is the only applicable word. Our friends and family love the photos and we can't wait to frame a few for our home. Couldn't be happier with the service Flytographer and Joe provided in helping us capture the memories from a moment neither of us will ever forget!"-Charlie
"Joe was nothing short of amazing. He was highly professional but down to earth. He made us feel very comfortable and we loved shooting with him. His photos came out gorgeous and we have gotten so many comments about how beautiful the pictures are." - Billy
"Joe was great! The proposal photos are amazing and we'll cherish them forever." - AW
"Joe was amazing in every way and knew his way around Millennium Park for the best shots. We are more than happy with the photos we received they are everything we could ever want and more!" - Ronnie (see blog post here)
"Joe was awesome during our shoot! He captured my proposal in such a fantastic way that we will be looking at for the rest of our lives. He was so excited for us and so happy it was incredible. All of our photos came out so well, he captured the pure emotion and happiness of the moment." -David
"Joe did a fantastic job with our [proposal] photo shoot! I didn't have to worry about all the details, he took my requests and ran with them." - Sean
"We had a fantastic time with Joe. He was so excited to work with our ideas and came up with some awesome local tips of his own. He totally knocked it out of (Millenium) Park!" - Jen