Why Yakov's Studio is our #1 choice:.

There's a reason why Yakov's Studio is our #1 choice:


— Weddings, Portrait and Event Photographers since 1988, servicing the Chicago Metro area.


— With coverage starting at a remarkable $865 it gives you serious up to 10-hours Wedding & Reception warrant and you’ll receive the high-end service your wedding deserves. We guarantee it!


— We’re experienced in photographing events just

like yours.

We’ve been doing weddings photography for more than 30 years, including 22 years of photographing events in the Chicago metropolitan area. We’ll customize a package that’s comfortable and affordable for you and that will meet – and exceed – your expectations.


— Who’s the best Chicago-area wedding photographer

for you?

It’s a matter of taste. We don’t want to brag; but if you ask our clients, they tell you we’re the best Chicago-area wedding photographer. Once you meet us and see samples of our exquisite wedding photography, you’ll know if we’re the right choice for you. We invite you to view our wedding portfolio during a free consultation and see for yourself. We’re certain you’ll like what you see. And be sure to ask about our exclusive digital wedding photography books.


— Who’s the best photographer for bar/bat mitzvahs and other events?

It’s a matter of know-how...We know bar and bat mitzvahs. We’ve done fun bar/bat mitzvahs at all the area bar/bat mitzvah venues throughout the Chicago area and the Jewish community, including many for our own family. Our clients say we’re the best Chicago-area bar/bat mitzvah photographers. They also say we’re the best Chicago-area corporate photographers, and the best all-around events photographers in the area. Again, we invite you to meet us and see if we’re right for you.


— When it comes to getting to know each other, it’s a matter of expectations...

As you get to know us, you’ll discover that we are highly skilled, caring, and artistic professional photographers, using the finest digital photography equipment. And as we get to know you, we’ll understand your desires, your needs, and the uniqueness of your event. We promise to be there with you throughout your day and evening, providing stunning portraits and hundreds of candid photos that tell your whole story. We’re family owned and operated. We handle every job ourselves – not hand them out to other photographers – so you’ll know who we are and know you can trust us. You’ll hardly know we’re there, yet you’ll know that we’ll give you everything you want – and more.


— When it comes to cost, it’s a matter of comfort...

Rest assured that while there’s nothing cheap about our photography, we do offer you exceptional work at exceptional prices, featuring a variety of affordable photography packages with rates certain to fit your budget. Better yet, if you tell us your needs and budget, we’ll customize a package that’s comfortable for you and that will meet – and exceed – your expectations.


We service the entire Chicagoland area.

We have shot weddings and other events in almost every

Chicago area.


Our service location here




Welcome to my site!

   My professional career as a photographer started 30 years ago and I have loved every moment of it. I bring my unique style and exeptional quality to every one of my photographs.

   My passion lies in capturing the love, happines, and beauty of the unforgettable moments of your life. I have personaly trained and mentored my staff to be superior photographers under all curcumstances and conditions.

Thanks for visiting my site!

Best regards,
Yakov Strelchin

In The


Welcome to our

new website

Brand new website

start now!

Thanks VKL design studio!

September 21, 2013

Our 25 years celebrity

At this year we celebrate

our 25 years of photography events in Chicago metropolitan area.

August 10, 2013

We provide photo lessons

With company TEMA and

new Life Radio open photo course.
July 12, 2013

Of all the professional event and portrait photographers in the area,

what makes Yakov Strelchin stand out?


He takes beautiful photographs, for sure. He’s creative, well organized, and dependable; and he has more than 30 years experience as a professional photographer. And it helps that his prices are surprisingly affordable compared to other wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, and portrait photographers.


But beyond his skills and experience, what really makes Yakov so special is his unique personality. He has a caring nature and a gentle charisma that, along with his winning smile, draw people to him. Children, adolescents, and teens respond well to him during events and family portrait sessions. His clients like him and feel comfortable with him, as if they’ve known him for years – as many of them have. That leads to trust and cooperation and to outstanding photographs.


Unlike many other area photographers, Yakov has the ability to blend in with an event. He’s there all day at his clients’ weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs, doing everything they want, and more; yet they’re barely aware of him unless he anticipates that they need him. And the results are phenomenal.


Yakov Strelchin has been a professional event photographer in Chicago’s northern and northwestern suburbs since 1994. He specializes in wedding photography, bar/bat mitzvah photography, and children and family portraits. He opened his conveniently located Northbrook studio in 2006.


Clients are surprised and delighted to discover that he’s been a successful amateur basketball player, boxer, and soccer player, with photos to prove it. His professional memberships include the prestigious Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the Chicagoland Professional Photographers Association (CPPA), and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).


What matters most is whether Yakov is the right photographer for you. You’ll have to meet him to find out.

Please call 847-322-1811 today for more information or to schedule a free consultation