A complete Engagements Photo Service

Engagements portraits


Casual portrait sessions of the engaged couples are available with most packages. You may choose any indoor or outdoor location such as the beach or downtown Chicago. Black and white glossies and full color portraits are available.

An Engagement photo shoot can also be scheduled without choosing a wedding package. Yakov will gladly discuss your needs as well as compiling a comprehensive written proposal for you when you meet with him.



To give you the time and attention you deserve all visits are by appointment.

To accommodate your schedule evening hours are available.

Who’s the best Chicago-area wedding photographer for you?

  Once you visit Yakov’s Studio and see samples of our exquisite wedding photography and videography, you’ll know if we’re the right wedding photographers for you. For starters, we invite you to view our wedding portfolio during a free consultation with Yakov Strelchin. We’re certain you’ll like what you see.

It goes beyond our exceptional photographs and videos. If you ask our clients, they’ll tell you we’re the best Chicago-area wedding photographers for many reasons. Read their testimonials about how happy they are with our quality, service, and affordable prices, with our dependability, with the trust and rapport they’ve enjoyed with us, and why they keep coming back to us and gladly recommend us to their friends and family. At your request, we’ll put you in touch with as many of them as you’d like.

And it’s much more than the wedding ceremony and celebration. We’re with you, as needed, throughout the planning process; Yakov and his personally trained staff take stunning portraits and action-packed candid photos all through the day of the wedding, customized to meet your unique needs and wishes. You’ll hardly know we’re there, yet you’ll know you can trust us to capture every special moment.

We have been photographing weddings and other events in Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs and northern Illinois for nearly 25 years. In fact, we’re so familiar with the Chicago-area wedding scene and all the available resources that we’ll be happy to share our thoughts and suggestions with you – no extra charge. Just ask for our free advice on ideas and providers that will help enhance your event.


We offer you complete wedding services:

— Action-packed Candid Shots that capture every special moment, preserving it forever.

— Casual Engagement Portraits and photos of the engaged couple, taken at any Chicago-area indoor or

outdoor location you choose (available with or without a wedding package).

— Stunning Formal Bridal Portraits of the bride in her gown, taken in the bride's home, at the event itself, or

at the time and location of your choice.

— Soft Romantic Poses of the bridal couple (the photos most highly prized by most of our brides).

— Customized Wedding Photography Books custom-designed specifically for you, with your choice of dozens

of album colors and materials.

— Memorable Wedding Videos of your ceremony and celebration, sure to become cherished family keepsakes.


Is Yakov’s Studio the right Chicago-area wedding photographer for you?

Find out by calling 847-322-1811 for more information and to schedule a free consultation with Yakov himself.