We are a small elite group of Chicagoland photographers who value you and value capturing your unique story.

We are creatives who believe that people are the most important thing in this world. We are not only passionate about what we do as artists we are passionate about each couple we work with. Interpreting your wedding story through the art of photography is our joy and honor. We go the extra mile to make sure you feel valued, cared for and heard. We value your relationship more than your business. We are also a team that values marriage, both yours and ours. We want you to feel like one of your friends so by the time your wedding roles around we can feel excited to celebrate with you!

the creative team at  ev photography

Meet The photographers!

Karin is a proud, born and raised Chicagoan. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career in the creative arts she majored in Graphic Design and got her BFA at Columbia College Chicago. After the birth of her daughter Evangeline (Evie) she started EV Photography as a family photographer. All it took was a friend to ask her to take her wedding photos her to fall in love with the wedding industry. Now Karin shoots weddings and engagements exclusively. "When I'm not working I'm spending quality time with my husband, Greg and my two favorite little people, Evie(7) and Liam. (4)"

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  • Favorite Drink: Palomas or anything with Tequila. 
  • Favorite Snack: Popcorn but what I really want is french fries. 
  • Favorite TV Show:  The Office and Friends.
  •  What's your favorite genre of music: Big Band/Jazz... love a good Jazz Club!
  • One word that describes you: Problem-Solver. I’m good at making things happen even if I don't know how it’s going to happen.
  • Favorite City: Nashville or St. Pete, Florida. I visit both often.
  • Favorite Chicago Location: Wrigleyville. GO CUBS! I love hanging out near the ballpark on game day. Cold drinks, good Chicago food, friends, baseball.

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Karin

Jeff is Chicagoland native with his wife Faith and 2 adorable kids Amelia and Jett. After marrying his wife and living in LA , which he calls his year-long honeymoon, his love for photography began. "I am a musician at heart and that allows me to take what I hear and create something audibly beautiful. But it’s my photography that allows me to SEE something beautiful. When I'm not working I'm either writing/playing/producing music or hanging out with my family. We love going on runs and bike rides!"

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• Favorite Drink: I am always looking for the next best IPA.
• Favorite Snack: Reese’s.
• Favorite TV Show/Movie: The Office.
• Favorite genre of music: The vibe of the day changes this answer often
• One adjective that describes you: Chill...I try not to get too worked up about anything.
• Favorite City: It’s a tie between San Clemente and Huntington Beach. They have some of the best surfing in the world, the food is incredible and that’s where we spent most of our time when we lived in LA.
• Favorite Chicago location: Personally...Soldier Field BEAR DOWN! Professionally...the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo is one of my favorite places to shoot, especially in the fall. 

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Jeff

client reviews

- Amanda + Dan

“WOW, EVP did not disappoint! Karin captured the most amazing photos of all the most important moments. Planning a wedding during COVID brought a lot of changes and uncertainty, but Karin and her team were so flexible, made us feel comfortable, and took the time to get to know us as a couple to make sure our day was perfect.”

- Elizabeth W.

Overall, I cannot say enough good things about Jeff and the entire EV team. They took the time to know and understand Bill and I as a couple, and what makes us tick. They were then able to translate that into our photos which not only represented our day, but who we are. Thank you for capturing all our special moments! We will cherish them forever!

- Kate B.

"Karin is an absolute dream! From our initial meeting to our album design session, we felt supported and heard by EVP.  She made sure to get to know us on a deeper level and put our needs for our wedding before everything else. And when we had to reschedule our big day because of COVID, Karin made the transition seamless. We’ve received nothing but the biggest compliments for our photos and that’s all thanks to EVP."

- Rachel + Alex

"I can’t recommend working with EVP highly enough! Everyone was professional, fun, and genuinely excited about our big day! Honestly, it felt like we were celebrating WITH them!  My husband and I appreciated how serious EV Photography was about the booking process and that their focus is on capturing timeless memories.  You can actually see all the emotions and moments happening - they’re the best!"

- Gavin + Halie

“Karin and her team are an amazingly talented group of professionals, Not only did they do a flawless job capturing all of our precious moments, but they also made us feel extremely comfortable.” 

- Dominic P.

“Could not have asked for a better team on our wedding day! They were more than just photographers - they were like our coordinators, support, and now friends! The whole team at EVP was so thoughtful from day one.”

- Sarah R.

“Thanks to Jeff our wedding day photos are breathtaking! We cannot stop looking at them and have received so many compliments!”

- Liz + Bill

"They hosted us at their studio and we were able to see our photos for the first time in print! This was such a special experience for both my husband and I, and we turned it into a date night! They had champagne for us, and walked us through our wedding album and the entire folio of pictures from our wedding day. "

It is important for us to meet in person, hear more about your day, discover what you value (sure, enjoy some drinks while we are at it) and guarantee that you have exactly what you need for your wedding day.

We would love to have you by to learn how we can be the perfect match for you and your fiance’.

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