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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.

    PORTRAITS SHOULDN'T HIDE ON HARD DRIVES
    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.

Alyssa + Dan | Germania Place Wedding Photography

It’s not that I’ve never photographed a wedding with two people so in love, it’s that I’ve never photographed a wedding where two people, their parents and everyone surrounding them were so devoted to each other and honored to be there with each other. There was something special in the air on Alyssa and Dan’s wedding day that I can’t quite put into words, but it comes through in the photos. You can see it in the way they look at each other. Come for the elegant soiree, but stay for the Father/Daughter dance. Seriously, the Father/Daughter dance puts a smile on my face every time; they really know how to get down. Dan and Alyssa and their families are bound by love and a common faith; check out some photos from a day of great celebration.

Makeup: Elisa Lojkutz | Getting Ready: Hotel Allegro | Venue: Germania Place | Band: Stephanie Rogers Band | Photography: James Currie Photography

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Jazzman | Chicago Lifestyle Portrait Photography

Terrell works for the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and it’s safe to say, music is not just Terrell’s career, it’s his life. We started out in my dining room and took his bass around for some incredible shots around the city and ended up in the attic experimented with light. I was lucky to get to hear some phat jazz bass lines all day. Here are a few favorites from our lifestyle portrait session in Chicago.

Mona + Anthony | Art Institute Chicago Engagement Photography

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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

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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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