New Look Coming September 2017

Jason Kaczorowski Photography is incredible excited to announce a brand new look and website launching in September of 2017!

My new logo, branding and website pay homage to one of the most visually stunning periods of the 1920’s and 30’s, Art Deco. The style, which reached the apex of its popularity in Paris, France in 1925, was heralded as the pre-eminence of luxury. The bold, mesmerizing, and almost Utopian movement developed as one of the first universal styles in over 100 years that combines the design forms of the past to create the vision of the future. It reflected the human need for pleasure and escape, providing a modern outlook on life. Art Deco combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials and represented glamour and faith in social and technological progress. Art Deco was a celebration of life in its most luxurious form. What better compliment to mirror my style of bold, dynamic photography and symbolize the exuberance of modern weddings.

Chicago is rich with Art Deco design. Look at the architecture of the Carbide & Carbon Building (now the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago) built in 1929 and designed by the Burnham Brothers, Daniel and Hubert Burnham. Though there is a rumor that the building was designed to appear like a champagne bottle, with its golden top and green-tinted terracotta facade, the truth is that it was designed to look like one of the batteries that would have used the chemicals that Carbide and Carbon made. The Board of Trade and Rookery on LaSalle Street, along with the nearby W Hotel (formerly the Midland Hotel) and Civic Opera Building, are not only popular wedding portrait locations in Chicago but also steeped in rich Art Deco history.

Equally represented, and often a location my team and I photograph weddings more and more frequently, is found along the southern coast of Florida. Miami remains one of the most beautiful and architecturally enchanting slivers of South Florida. After the hurricane of 1926, Miami’s South Beach was reborn in Art Deco. The era of rebuilding focused on resurrecting the fledgling resort community into the chic new style that had come out of the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Artes Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which later became shortened to simply ‘Art Deco.’

Much like the Art Deco prevalent throughout Chicago and Miami, Jason Kaczorowski Photography is combining striking, timeless portraiture with modern compelling photojournalism to deliver mesmerizing moments that captures the decadence and excitement of your wedding.

And with this coming relaunch I couldn’t be more excited to announce that Jason Kaczorowski Photography will now be offering wedding photography year round in both Chicago and South Florida including Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Doral, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles Beach, Tampa, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Miramar, Sarasota, Clearwater, Key Biscayne, Dover, Boynton Beach, Odessa, Clearwater, Boca Raton, Islamorada and Key West. As always, Jason Kaczorowski Photography will continue to capture Destination Weddings in the greatest locations worldwide.

The new website will feature an expansive portfolio showcasing over 12 years of photographs from nearly 600 weddings, comprehensive client information sections including Tips & Tricks for better engagement and wedding day photos plus my favorite locations for Chicago engagement and wedding photos, my recommended vendors, testimonials and reviews, associate photographer portfolios, Style Guides that will help you prepare for your wedding and much more.

I can’t wait to unveil my latest creation and am about to go live very soon so keep watching for the big unveiling in the days ahead!

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Best Chicago Wedding Photographers


JASON KACZOROWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY’s best Chicago wedding photography and engagement session photos of 2016!
Jason Kaczorowski Photography © 2016

These photos represent just a small fraction of some of my best wedding photographs I captured in 2016.

Though these photos might feature a unique perspective, dynamic lighting, an incredible location or simply an image captured at the perfect moment, they’ll always embody for me the incredible opportunity I’ve been trusted with to capture the most intimate, genuine moments of life and to touch so many lives.

Thank you so much for being a part of 2016 and helping make it my busiest and best year ever.

2017 is going to be filled with even more amazing moments and I look forward to showcasing every exciting moment right here!

Salvage One Engagement Session

Trisha & Tim | Salvage One Engagement Photos | 1.5.2016 | Chicago, IL

Salvage One is such a unique location to capture an engagement session in the winter in Chicago.

The Carlisle Lombard

Renata & Mathias | Carlisle Banquets | 1.23.2016 | Lombard, IL

Athenaeum Theatre Engagement Session

Sandra & Rene | Athenaeum Theatre Chicago Engagement Session | 3.28.2016 | Chicago, IL

This engagement session was captured inside the historic 100 year old Athenaeum Theatre in the heart of Lakeview.

Harold Washington Library Wedding

Kevin & Lloyd | Harold Washington Library Wedding | 4.2.2016 | Chicago, IL

The Winter Garden, a European courtyard-style marble terrace, has hosted Presidents, First Ladies, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and celebrities.

Chicago Engagement Session

KC & Will | Chicago Engagement Session | 4.15.2016 | Chicago, IL

Ravenswood Event Center Wedding

Amy & Brian | Ravenswood Event Center Wedding | 4.22.2016 | Chicago, IL

Kunal & Disha | Chicago Sunrise Engagement Session | 5.16.2016 | Chicago, IL

Sunrise engagement sessions offer the best natural light which glistens off Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.

Olive Park Chicago Wedding

Molly & Daniel | Ivy Room | 5.29.2016 | Chicago, IL

Milton Olive Park is a secluded urban oasis on Lake Michigan with city skyline views perfect for wedding portraits.

Chicago Yacht Club Wedding

Whitney & Ted | Chicago Yacht Club Wedding | 6.4.2016 | Chicago, IL

Ted & Whitney arrived at their wedding reception at the Chicago Yacht Club on what else – a yacht!

Rookery Chicago Wedding

Olga & Alen | Rookery Chicago Wedding | 6.11.2016 | Chicago, IL

I love the movement captured in this photo of the bride and groom on John Root’s Oriel Staircase at Chicago’s Rookery Building.

Michigan Avenue Chicago Wedding Photo

Kelly & Sean | Trump Hotel Chicago Wedding | 6.18.2016 | Chicago, IL

One of the most iconic and most requested wedding photos in Chicago is created while standing in between traffic lanes on Michigan Avenue.

Wedding Save The Date Photo

Cole & Eileen | Ravenswood Event Center | 6.25.2016 | Chicago, IL

I love when couples use their Engagement Session photo on their Save The Dates and then I can capture a photo of it on their wedding day.

Esplanade Lakes Indian Wedding

Asha & Dustin | Esplanade Lakes Wedding | 7.2.2016 | Downers Grove, IL

Indian weddings often feature large, lavish receptions, hosting hundreds of guests, celebrating all night long.

Thompson Hotel Chicago Wedding Photography

Jaime & Barrett | Thompson Hotel Chicago Wedding | 7.16.2016 | Chicago, IL

The Thompson Hotel is a stylish wedding venue located in the Gold Coast within walking distance of Oak Street Beach and offers impeccable service.

Shoreacres Country Club Wedding

Emily & North | Shoreacres Country Club Wedding | 8.13.2016 | Lake Bluff, IL

The stunning Shoreacres Golf Club, located on the shore of Lake Michigan in Lake Bluff, offers an outdoor wedding tent reception on a perfect summer night.

Salvage One Chicago Wedding

Kristen & Matt | Salvage One Wedding | 8.20.2016 | Chicago, IL

No wedding at Salvage One is ever the same as the 60,000 sq. ft. showroom of salvaged vintage furnishings is constantly changing.

Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding

Dessi & Petros | Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding | 8.26.2016 | Lake Forest, IL

Picturesque and breathtaking are two words commonly used to describe the Chicago Botanic Garden. Situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes, this stunning 385-acre garden features 26 display gardens and four natural areas. The English Walled Garden and fragrant Rose Terrace are both perfect locations for ceremonies and the canopied McGinley Pavilion overlooks Evening Island and is the ideal location for wedding receptions.

Flamingo Run Club Engagement Session Chicago

Ela & Steve | Engagement Session | 8.29.2016 | Chicago, IL

Ela & Steve are getting married in Florida in 2017 so what better engagement session location than the swanky River North “Flamingo Rum Club” complete with its flamingo mural by Chicago artist, Andrew Ghrist.

Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding Photo

Kelly & Matt | Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding | 9.4.2016 | Lake Forest, IL

This incredible hanging floral chandelier was created by Fragrant Design and was our favorite reception decor of 2016!

Loews Chicago Wedding

Diana & Nick | Loews Hotel Streeterville | 9.9.2016 | Chicago, IL

The Loews Hotel in Streeterville features the largest outdoor rooftop terrace in Chicago wrapping the hotel’s third floor.

Studio Manarchy Chicago Wedding Photography

Lily & Vincent | Studio Manarchy Wedding | 9.10.2016 | Chicago, IL

It is rumored that in the 1920’s Studio Manarchy was a speakeasy and gin mill for notorious Chicago gangster, Al Capone.

Rookery Wedding Chicago

Kat & Scott | Rookery Wedding | 9.17.2016 | Chicago, IL

Though I’ve photographed more weddings at the Rookery Building than almost any other Chicago wedding venue, I still love discovering new locations to capture unique portraits of newlyweds.

Chicago Engagement Photos

Paula & Dylan | Chicago Sunrise Engagement Session | 10.7.2016 | Chicago, IL

I love the framing on this sunrise engagement photo captured on North Avenue Beach overlooking the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.

Lincoln Park Fall Engagement Session

Candy & Chris | Lincoln Park Engagement Session | 10.10.2016 | Chicago, IL

Fall is my favorite time to capture engagement sessions in Chicago! The weather calls for sweaters and the trees are always colorful.

Cafe Brauer Chicago Wedding

Jen & Nic | Café Brauer Wedding | 10.15.2016 | Chicago, IL

Nic and Jen had their dip skills down during their First Dance at their wedding reception at Lincoln Park’s Café Brauer.

Save The Date Engagement Session

Jackie & John | Engagement Session | 10.18.2016 | Chicago, IL

This Engagement Session Save The Date certainly went to the dogs.

Holy Name Cathedral Wedding

Sandra & Rene | Holy Name Cathedral | 10.22.2016 | Chicago, IL

Built in 1875, Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago is one of the most famous Catholic Cathedrals in the US.

Cooper Estate Florida Wedding

Marcela & Abraham | Cooper Estate Wedding | 11.19.2016 | Homestead, FL

La Hora Loca” is like a carnival rolling through a wedding reception. The Latin wedding tradition begins when the lights dim, sound surges, and suddenly, exotic performers begin parading through the room. Check out pics of Marcela & Abe’s exciting wedding reception.

Ovation Chicago Wedding

Carly & Jibin | Ovation Wedding| 12.3.2016 | Chicago, IL

Ovation Chicago is an avant-garde industrial event space with an emphasis on classic design elements which features use of their 1959 Rolls Royce.

Wedding First Look

Elaine & Rob | Morgan Manufacturing Wedding | 12.30.2016 | Chicago, IL

Morgan Manufacturing is a sleek, gorgeously renovated industrial factory located in Chicago’s hip west loop neighborhood and features reclaimed and refurbished materials combined with glass, timber, concrete, and steel for an industrial-elegant design.

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Morgan Manufacturing Chicago Wedding Photography Elaine & Rob Friday, December 30, 2016

Elaine & Rob

Friday, December 30, 2016
Morgan Manufacturing
Chicago, Illinois

Jason Kaczorowski Photography © 2016

Elaine and Rob’s wedding marked the end of my busiest and most creative year ever and I couldn’t have asked for a more kind, genuine and loving couple to send 2016 out with a bang!

Thanks Rob & Elaine! We hope you enjoy these highlights as much as we enjoyed capturing them. Have an incredibly romantic time on your honeymoon in Australia!

(above) Rob sits in front of “Lady Lucent of Awakening” which was created by Chicago artist, Sarah Raskey.

(above) Elaine and Rob shared their first look on the newly renovated three story grand staircase of the Hotel Allegro. The hotel, which opened in 1926, recently wrapped up a 15 million dollar art deco-inspired renovation in 2015.

Morgan Manufacturing is an elegant industrial wedding venue in Chicago’s hip West Loop Warehouse District. It’s a sizable and unique space which can accommodate up to 650 guests for a seated wedding reception and can host a staggering 1750+ guests for a standing wedding ceremony.

(above) Elaine’s Matron of Honor Bridget Storrs’ husband was the couple’s wedding officiant.
(above/below) Cocktail hour appetizers featured Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup Shooters and yummy Mac & Cheese!
(above/below) Steve’s Flower Market created beautiful arrangements of fragrant floral décor to adorn the industrial ballroom.

(above) Morgan Manufacturing features over 30,000 square feet of world-class event space with Chicago swagger, designed around a concept of modularity and industrial elegance.

Rob’s Best Man, Matt, regaled guests with stories of their devotion for ‘Seinfeld’ and their lifelong friendship.
(above/below) Rob danced with his Grandmother, June, who just celebrated her 90th birthday and still has the moves on the dance floor!

Preparation Location • Hotel Allegro
Makeup • Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry
Hair • Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry
Invitations • Minted
Dress • Amsale
Floral • Steve’s Flower Market
Transportation • Chicago Trolley Company
Ceremony | Reception • Morgan Manufacturing
Ceremony Musicians • String Theory
DJ • Style Matters
Lighting • MK Lighting + Design
Cupcakes • Molly’s Cupcakes
Donuts • Glazed & Infused
Associate Photographer • Alex Maldonado
Assistant Photographer • Carla Marie Stehman

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