John Foley is one of the most distinctive wedding & portrait photographers in Chicago.

From Chicago to the suburbs to destinations worldwide, John has worked incredibly hard to create stunning wedding and portrait imagery.  The main focus remains on capturing the most significant moments of your life and turn them into works of art to be cherished for a lifetime.

John Foley Photography Receives 2019 Best of Naperville Award in the Photography Category

John Foley Photography Receives 2019 Best of Naperville Award in the Photography Category

His style is best described as an artistic approach of modern photojournalism and timeless, fine-art portraiture.

Candid photos are the best photos!

There’s no way around posed photos, but they’re a small part of the day when it comes to John’s style. Typically, a wedding is about 15% posed (formals) and 85% documentary. John doesn’t want to disrupt the flow of a wedding. Instead he sets himself up to get the best angle to capture real moments when they happen naturally in the best way possible.

John is one of the few wedding photographers that offer hybrid wedding day coverage (photo + video)

A highlight film is a 3 to 4 minute video that highlights the entire wedding day and set to music. It’s a great way to relive your wedding in conjunction with your photos!





Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Lifestyle | Documentary | Fine-Art

Photographs all throughout the Chicago region, but will also travel to destinations worldwide.

Hey there! My name is John Foley and I’d be honored to photograph your life.  Photography is my obsession and I’m deeply dedicated to serving my clients with what I love to do. With that being said, as much as I love being a photographer, I live for my family and LOVE being a dad to our two precious daughters. (Our second child was just born this past April!) Sleep…? What’s that?

I’d love to learn more about YOU and your life so don’t hesitate to contact me!





“John took both our engagement and wedding photos and was fantastic to work with. We are so happy with our photos, which are more beautiful than we could have imagined! We wanted to go with someone who was going to take more artistic and creative shots than just your average posed photos, and that is exactly what John is good at. He knows how to use light and composition to put together a great shot, and he is laid back and easy to work with every step of the way.” — Amanda

“John did our engagement and wedding photos and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. He made us feel ‘Pinterest Perfect’” — Kelly

“John is amazing! Both for our engagement shoot and wedding day temperatures were not normal for the season. I can honestly say having John on our wedding day helped me stay calm. I originally got his contact from a friend and I am so glad we went with him. I agree with the WOW factor- every time I look at his work I feel like I am in the picture that's just how great of an artist he is.” — Sarah

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2020 - 2021 Pricing

I’m truly honored to be considered for one of the biggest roles of your wedding so thank you. Weddings are booked at a first come first serve basis. A $600 deposit is required to secure your wedding date and it’s recommended to book at least 9 months in advance when possible.

8 hours of local coverage starts at $2,490.

A 3-4 minute highlight film can be added to any wedding collection. For more detailed information regarding pricing, please complete the inquiry form found below.

If you are inquiring for portrait or family sessions, please go here — Portraits by John

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