The Still Life Photography

Photojournalistic, Documentary, Artistic

We specialize in Wedding & Portraiture Photography, and we also have a store and do printing work.

Chicago wedding photographer The Still Life Photography
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Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Photographers in Chicago Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing  Nicole, from The Still Life Photography. 

Where have you been featured?

We have been featured in The Chicago Sun-Times & The Chicago Tribune, along with mention on-air at 99.5 radio.

Why do couples love working with you?

I think couples feel comfortable with me because (or so I’ve been told) I am very easy to get along with, and I’m fun. 🙂 Jay & I are a Hubs & Wife team, and couples also love that aspect of us.

What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?

I love the Joy & Happiness of the day. The clients are literally at their happiest in life up to this day, and sharing that with them is an honor.

How did you get started?

My husband bought me a camera for my birthday one year a while back. I had always loved dabbling in Photography, but mostly with kids and pets. Once I did my first wedding, I was hooked. Smiles are so contagious, and to smile and laugh and share in love for a living is quite rewarding.

What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?

Photojournalistic, Documentary, Artistic

What budget range do you cater to?

Our packages range from $800-$3000, with the option to add on extras

Client Testimonial

Nicole Vega with The Still Life Photography was the best vendor of my wedding. She fit in with my crazy Italian family and got all the shots and more than I could have hoped for. She was incredibly flexible when our timeline become confused and we were running very behind. I have received nothing but compliments about our album that was personalized and embroidered. Also important to us was a USB drive of all images and rights to all of the photos so even a year after our wedding we can (and have) taken that to create custom images for family Christmas presents and for ourselves to enjoy. Even with all the amazing service and perks, she was still also the most affordable bid we received. She worked with us (and our budget) to make sure we weren’t sacrificing anything and that we didn’t break the bank. I would highly recommend Nicole and The Still Life Photography to anyone needing a photographer to capture your special moments.

Client Testimonial

Nicole was a very accommodating and fun photographer to work with. Having two photographers was a treat because they were able to take photos from different perspectives of the same moments. They anticipated the moments you want to cherish and caught them with the click of a button. We were very pleased with their pricing as well as their service. I thought they did an incredible job, and I can’t emphasize enough how accommodating and low stress they were to work with. They were very insightful and gave us photos that are all over my home. When I look at them, I don’t just see a photo, I feel the emotions I had in that moment and it makes me happy.

Client Testimonial

I don’t think I can say enough good things about Jay and Nicole. From the consultation to the wedding and even after, Jay and Nicole have been absolutely amazing. They made everything simple and they were super quick at responding to my every email…brides…lol Jay was my photographer on my wedding day and everyone loved him, it felt like he was a family friend that was doing us a favor but way more professional and a way better photographer. He stayed after hours too to grab a drink and hang out. I mean c’mon, who does that? Most just want to get home and call it a day. I would work with them again in a heartbeat and plan to if I am in need of a photographer in the future. Thank you guys so much for all your hard work.