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    JAMES CURRIE PHOTOGRAPHY is a Chicago area studio with a strong passion for capturing the unique experience of people's relationships and interactions with each other. We love photographing destination portraits and weddings in a creative, journalistic style at locations that inspire you.

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    Images that capture special moments deserve a special place in our lives and our homes. We celebrate this by creating fine art canvas and framed prints along with unique albums and greeting cards to share.

    We love what we do and look forward to getting to know you. We hope you'll visit often and, as always, we love to hear your comments.

Mona + Anthony | Art Institute Chicago Engagement Photography

Art Institute Chicago Photography

Anthony proposed to Mona a couple of weeks ago and they’ve planned a whirlwind engagement and wedding within 4 weeks. I’m super grateful for the opportunity to capture their love and passion during this time and can’t wait for their Austin, TX wedding. Check out a few favorite photos from their passionate engagement session at the Art Institute of ChicagoArt Institute Chicago PhotographyArt Institute Chicago PhotographyArt Institute Chicago PhotographyArt Institute Chicago PhotographyArt Institute Chicago PhotographyArt Institute Chicago PhotographyArt Institute Chicago PhotographyArt Institute Chicago PhotographyArt Institute Chicago PhotographyArt Institute Chicago Photography

Karly + John | Univeristy of Chicago Engagement Photography

“We love the University of Chicago in the Fall,” they told me, “So we decided to get married there next Fall.” The timing turned out perfectly for us to wander around campus this Fall for Karly and John’s engagement session, too. We found a bunch of romantic corners to get some great photos to represent their love in a place so central to their relationship. John actually proposed to Karly in front of a uChicago building at the downtown campus one night after a stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk. These two are so fun and comfortable with each other and so in love. Check out a few favorites photos from the romantic corners of campus.

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Kaitlin + Paul | Acme Hotel Chicago Wedding Photography

Acme Hotel Chicago Wedding Photography

Rain or shine, we were all pretty convinced that Paul and Kaitlin’s wedding day was going to be a blast…the clouds seemed to turn off the lights outside and it poured all afternoon. Having a spectacular rain plan in my back pocket assures that we can still make some classic images and these two were game for improvising. We hopped in my car and rushed around Chicago to get some killer shots. When we returned to the ceremony and reception the guests were ready to celebrate. Check out a few favorites from the day.

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Connie + Stephen | Chicago Engagement Photography

Chicago River walk engagement photography

“How do you guys feel about playing in traffic a bit to get some cool shots?” I asked. Stephen’s eyes lit up. “Heck yeah!” he said. After our session was over, we headed over to the Thai restaurant a few blocks from the Chicago River walk where Connie and Stephen had their first date. “Thanks for being willing to dodge traffic and climb some bridges with me tonight, you guys are great sports.” Stephen squeezed Connie and said through grinning teeth, “Are you kidding? That was my favorite part!” Connie loves city life and Stephen loves Chicago architecture, so it seemed fitting that they chose the Chicago River walk as the backdrop to their engagement session. Check out a few of my favorite images from our evening together in Chicago.

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Bethany + Phoenix at the Mill Creek Hunt Club

Mill Creek Hunt ClubLifestyle portraits are all about bringing out what makes an individual unique and special by capturing them in their element, in places that are special to them, doing activities that make them who they are. Bethany has grown up around horses and has made a career out of caring for them. It was a pleasure to watch Bethany’s care and work with her new friend Phoenix at Mill Creek Hunt Club on a bright Summer evening. Here are a few of my favorites from this elegant lifestyle portrait session.

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