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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.

    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.

Melissia + Patrick | Lincoln Park Engagement Photography

Melissia is one of my oldest friends in the world. Our mothers were best friends from high school and we were raised together like siblings sharing everything from chocolate milk to bathtubs. That was a lot of years ago. It makes me so happy now to not only attend Melissia’s wedding this Summer, but to get the honor of capturing all the special moments of her day as her photographer. It’s been great meeting and getting to know Patrick, it’s so obvious from the first moments you spend with him how much he adores and cares for Melissia. We had the most beautiful Spring evening for an engagement session in Lincoln Park. After a quick change we rushed to the Chicago river to catch the nighttime skyline; I think you’ll agree, they really lit the place up.

Chicago Engagement Photography | Amber and Terrell

Creative people have rich lives and Amber and Terrell are getting married this Spring to merge their creative lives. She’s a photographer and he’s a musician and they’ll create a new life in Chicago after their wedding in her home town near Fargo, North Dakota. On their last night together in Chicago before their wedding, we braved the chilly weather for a romantic urban engagement session. I love their warm smiles and playfulness and I can’t wait to be there to photograph their wedding in a few weeks.

Colleen + Fraser | Ross Priory Wedding Photography, Scotland

If true love endures all things, then Colleen and Fraser will have no trouble going the distance. These high school sweethearts have supported each other through so much; family and friends gathered from around Scotland this Summer to celebrate their love and marriage. As their Aunties will tell you, she’s spirited and he’s grounded and together they provide a perfect balance for each other. They are a wonderful couple that love each other immensely.

Ross Priory, affixed to the banks of Loch Lomand has the romantic feel of Downton Abbey and provided a wonderful backdrop to Colleen and Fraser’s wedding portraits. We had a beautiful day celebrating them with wonderful sunshine and dramatic cloudscapes that make shooting in Scotland such a dream. To add to the perfectly romantic Scottish backdrop, we even came across wild thisle, Scotland’s national flower, growing alongside the loch and I just had to include it in this collection of photos.

Rachel + Jake Wedding Day Portraits | Penna’s of Sterling Wedding Photography

They say rain on a wedding day is good luck…that is, if you’re the Bride and Groom. When a dark rainy day presents itself in a venue with very few windows, you’ve got to create the beautiful light you envision in your head. That’s just what we did the other week at Rachel and Jake’s wedding that I got to shoot at Penna’s of Sterling with my good friend Mike Peraino. Rachel and Jake looked awesome, they were ready for fun, we snapped into action and we captured sophisticated, elegant portraits for them on their wedding day. The rain even let up just before the reception allowing us to quickly create some great images outdoors just before evening set in on this early Spring wedding day in Michigan.