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At Chris Pritchard Studios, we believe in capturing the genuine essence of your love story through our lens. Our experiences are crafted to reflect your unique journey, ensuring every moment is authentic and heartfelt.

Understanding Your Journey
As an introverted, neurodivergent photographer, I empathize with the challenges of being in front of the camera. My approach is designed to help you feel comfortable and at ease.

Personalized to Your Vision
I provide the best experience by tailoring everything to your desires and needs. From our first consultation to the final delivery, your vision and style guide the process.


We provide the best experience when we personalize the experience to exactly how you want it. Below are some of the features and products we offer.


Contact us and we can explore how we can customize these into a package to your needs.


We help you achieve your vision with the perfect results.


Intuitive and interactive viewing experience that allows you to see how the images would print and download. 


Additional perspectives of your day.


We use a unique format that is fun, relaxed and engaging.


Using the latest in camera technology we can provide a unique viewing experience of mixed vid clips and stills.


Fun and interactive photo booths for your guests to enjoy and create their own memories.


Helpful guides, planning and resources to great a wedding day and great a photography experience.


Our handmade fine art albums are crafted with the finest materials. 


We can provide a day of coordinator to help move things along stress free for the day.


We offer stunning aerial perspectives with our drone photography.


Capture the joy of your newlywed life with a pre or post-wedding photo sessions. 


Need us to scout your venue? We provide thorough reconnaissance, complete with drone footage.


We provide high-quality heirloom prints that are perfect for framing and displaying in your home.

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Relaxed. Easy Going. Fun. Comfortable. Confident.

My approach is calm assertiveness, making you feel comfortable and bringing out the best in you. I want you to feel at ease, be present, enjoy your day, and most importantly, have a good time! With 15 years of photographing weddings, I’ve adapted to meet the evolving needs of my clients.

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Our journey begins with a simple inquiry and a brief consultation to get to know you, your story, and your vision. Our pricing starts at $250 per hour. This allows us to create a customized photography experience that aligns perfectly with your expectations.



When you decide on Chris Pritchard Studios, you won’t have to worry about your wedding photography. We greet you with a wonderful welcome package containing helpful information and planning guides. We’ll coordinate timelines, engagement shoots and our journey together!


Feeling shy? We understand. Our unique approach helps you relax, be present and have fun. The engagement session is the perfect time to ease into the experience. Once we get to know each other and our creative plan is in place, we’ll amaze you with the stunning photos we create for you on your wedding day.


Once I take everything back to the studio, I bring out the best through diligent retouching and story building. Within 45 days, we schedule the moment you’ve been waiting for! The Reveal!



Over the years our clients have spoken about our core values and how they align with what it's like working with us. It is our commitment to you and our work that produces amazing results.

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"Chris's style of photography is so distinct and creative... He took command and orchestrated a fantastic experience with incredible lighting and photos that exceeded all of my hopes and visions." - Marc D.

"Every picture he took at our wedding is like a breath-taking piece of art." - Megan



“He treated us more as friends than just another client… Every picture he took at our wedding is like a breath-taking piece of art.”

- Stacy

“Chris is down to earth, funny, and you can tell he is passionate & 100% dedicated to what he does.”

- Amanda



"Chris was very easy to work with; able to craft family shots to accommodate our needs and keep things flowing." - Jeannine


"He was very flexible and creative in helping us come up with a solution within our budget." - Marc D.

"His professionalism, friendliness, and excitement for photography won us over immediately." - Leah


"He made sure to understand what we were looking for in our photos. It was so fun to watch him work. He was patient with us when I was late getting ready." - Emilia

"Chris's expertise in creating mood, composition, and lighting to capture your essence." - User4342363


"He gave us the best value by far. He worked with our budget and promised that we would get way more than we paid for." - Kyle A.

"We continuously received compliments from our entire wedding party, as well as many guests on 'what a great photographer' we had." - Meghan

Chris Lloyd says:

"Very professional and quality photographer. Always open to new ideas and brought creative ones to the table. Would highly recommend!"


Amanda & Kyle

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We don't have enough amazing things to say about Chris and our experience having him as our photographer. To put it bluntly, our pictures are amazing. The colors are ridiculously lush, the lighting was perfect, the poses and sets are exactly what we wanted, and we got quality over quantity, which is what we wanted. We stressed the importance of having GOOD photos, not just a bunch of photos. -He gave us the best value by far. He worked with our budget and promised that we would get way more than we paid for. -He was responsive and never left a question hanging. When we needed info, he emailed us within 24 hours. -His creative vision is second to none. When he was setting up our sets, he put extensive effort into getting the points of reference, the light, and the poses exactly right. In one of our sets--which is featured on his facebook page--he set us up in a Mad Men-esque creation and it is arguably the greatest photo I have ever seen. We received countless compliments on it and many people wondered if it was a painting. I often just stare at it and it will be hanging on canvas in my man-cave. -He stayed longer than he was supposed to! We, admittedly, were taking longer than expected to get all of the pictures we needed but despite being behind schedule, Chris stayed and finished the job. He gave no indication that he was annoyed and displayed the same professionalism that he had to begin the day with. -He was open to suggestions! He allowed us to have input on our special day and did not hesitate to give us the time we needed to get the shot we wanted. Again, I've known many people that have gotten married or hired a photographer for a special day and no one has had the things to say about their photographer that we have to say about ours. For whatever special occasion we may have in the future, we would have no problem making the trip to Rockford to have him shoot whatever it is we want him to shoot.

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Planning your wedding can be a whirlwind of excitement, decisions, and endless Pinterest scrolling. But amidst the hustle and bustle, there's one crucial step you shouldn't skip – the engagement session. We believe that engagement sessions are more than just a pre-wedding photo op; they're an essential part of your love story. Read our 7 Reasons Why Engagement Sessions Are a Must for Every Couple.

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Contact me to book an engagement experience that captures your unique bond in a relaxed and fun setting. Together, we’ll create artful memories that you’ll cherish forever.

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  • How far in advance should we book our wedding photographer?
    We recommend booking your wedding photographer as soon as you have your date and venue secured. This is typically 9-12 months in advance, especially during peak wedding season.
  • What is included in your wedding photography packages?
    We design our packages around our clients needs. After our consult and learning more about your day and vision, we then prepare a proposal. Our photography service is priced by the hour at $250. Our packages typically include a pre-wedding consultation, a set number of hours of coverage on the wedding day, a second photographer if needed, high-resolution edited images, and an online gallery. We also offer options for engagement sessions, photo booth, drone, albums, and prints and many other services.
  • Do you offer engagement sessions?
    Yes, we offer engagement sessions. These are a great way for us to get to know each other and for you to get comfortable in front of the camera. Engagement sessions are often included in our wedding packages or can be booked separately.
  • How many photos will we receive?
    The number of photos you receive depends on the length of coverage and the nature of your event. We are a quality over quantity production due to the diligent nature of our photography preparation and execution.
  • How long does it take to receive our photos?
    We always strive to get your images to you as quickly as possible while ensuring the highest quality. We offer 2-3 week expedited delivery of your final products and a standard delivery that is within 45 days. We can provide thank you cards of selected images within the 1st and 2nd week of your wedding.
  • Do you provide retouching services?
    Yes, all of our delivered photos are edited for color correction, exposure, and cropping. We provide a complete full color collection of high resolution photos and we duplicate those into black and white. Some photos look better in color, some in black and white. We provide both.
  • Can we provide a shot list or request specific photos?
    Absolutely! As part of our planning process and collaboration with you, we encourage you to share any specific requests or must-have shots with us. We will work with you to ensure we capture all the important moments and details you want.
  • Do you travel for destination weddings?
    Yes, we love traveling for destination weddings! We include travel costs in our package and we are happy to discuss the details and work out a package that suits your needs.
  • What if it rains on our wedding day?
    We always have a backup plan for bad weather. Whether it’s finding beautiful indoor locations or providing rain-friendly solutions, we ensure your photos will be stunning no matter the weather.
  • How do we book you as our wedding photographer?
    To book us, please contact us to check our availability. Once we confirm that we are available on your wedding date, we require a signed contract and a deposit to secure your booking. View the process of working with us.
  • Do you offer payment plans?
    Yes, we understand that weddings can be expensive, so we offer flexible payment plans. We offer many different payment methods. Affirm plan, credit cards, PayPal, gift cards and other forms of payment. We can discuss the details and work out a payment schedule that suits you.
  • Can we meet you before booking?
    Of course! We would love to meet with you to discuss your wedding plans and answer any questions you may have. We can schedule an in-person meeting or a video call if the distance is too far.
  • Do you have insurance?
    Yes, we are fully insured. This includes liability insurance, which many venues require from wedding photographers.
  • Will you be the photographer at our wedding?
    Yes, when you book Chris Pritchard Studios, Chris will be your main photographer. For larger weddings, we may bring an additional photographer to ensure we capture every moment, depending on your vision.
  • Do you offer videography services?
    While we specialize in photography, we create an experience that is similar with video. While we don’t make a high value production trailer or documentary movie, we use various camera technologies, such as "live photos", 360 cameras, drone and audio to create short form video for a unique experience. We can recommend trusted videographers for larger movie/documentary productions. We are happy to coordinate with them to provide seamless coverage of your wedding.




The pages feel like velvet, the quality of the handmade album is printed on the finest materials to ensure your legacy last longer than any digital device.

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Keep all your digital files, and videos safe on this custom made engraved crystal flash drive. The box contains additional prints.



A beautifully printed softcover book from your engagement session.

Digital photography revolutionized the way we capture and share moments. It provided unprecedented flexibility and convenience. However, technology evolves, and today’s cutting-edge formats may become obsolete. This is the reality of planned obsolescence.


Unlike digital files that risk becoming corrupted, lost, or outdated, printed photographs remain a tangible, lasting reminder of cherished memories. High-quality prints can be passed down through generations, maintaining their quality and impact over time.


Holding a printed photograph evokes a profound emotional connection. It’s a physical piece of your history, something you can touch, feel, and display prominently in your home.

Printed photographs are not just images; they are works of art. They can be framed, displayed, and appreciated in ways that digital images on a screen cannot match.


Digital photography allows for the easy storage and sharing of thousands of images. They can be quickly edited, enhanced, and distributed across various platforms.


Digital images are perfect for modern displays, including social media, websites, and digital photo frames. They can be instantly shared with friends and family around the world.

VR and 360 cameras offer immersive storytelling experiences. Drones capture breathtaking aerial views, adding a unique perspective. Interactive photo albums and videos bring your story to life dynamically.

Combining the timeless quality of printed photographs with the innovative capabilities of digital technology creates a rich, multifaceted experience. Printed photos preserve the essence of your moments, while digital tools enhance and expand the storytelling. This approach ensures your memories evoke deep emotions, remain timeless, and are future-proof against technological obsolescence.
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