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Our Photo  Services


We’ve been doing photography services for more than 35 years, including 30 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.


Wedding photography is a specialty in photography that is primarily focused on the photography of events and activities relating to weddings.

It may include other types of portrait photography of the couple before the official wedding day, such as a pre-wedding engagement session


Yakov  Strelchin and his staff have 30 years of Bar and Bat Mitzvah photography experience.


We understand that the key to capturing this monumental event is preparation; therefore, we conduct comprehensive consultations with our clients to understand the specific wants and needs of each family.

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Family photography is all about capturing groups of people that have family ties. These range from the small group, such as parents and their children.

Often, the members of the family or group are inexperienced models in front of the camera. We to make them feel comfortable and at easy

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.

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