Jason Kaczorowski Photography
7 Reviews

Selected Best of 2010

4636 Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago IL 60640
United States




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Professional, published, award-winning wedding photographer <a class="FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC" href="http://www.jasonkaczorowski.com" name="Jason Kaczorowski" target="_blank"><b>Jason Kaczorowski</b></a> and his team of&nbsp;seasoned assistant second photographers work hand-in-hand to cater to a discerning and distinctive clientele by offering a unique, tailored approach paired with a style that offers a hybrid of photojournalism (candid documentary style photography of living in the moment) and classic, artistic portraiture.<br />
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To provide you with an accurate idea of what you&nbsp;may invest we&nbsp;invite you to&nbsp;our studio where we&#39;ll give&nbsp;you a tour of our style and&nbsp;services. Jason Kaczorowski Photography &amp; Cinema&nbsp;studio is conveniently accessible to&nbsp;Chicago&#39;s Brown Line Western stop and the Metra Union Pacific North Line&#39;s Ravenswood station while also offering ample street parking directly out front.&nbsp;<br />
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Our state-of-the-art studio boasts a consultation facility complete with a projection theater system allowing clients to enjoy proofing their portrait and wedding images or watching their HD cinematic event coverage on a larger-than-life movie screen in total surround sound and comfort.<br />
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Photography&nbsp;Coverage offers:&nbsp;<br />
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&bull; Continuous All Day Coverage&nbsp;from lead photographer, Jason Kaczorowski<br />
&bull; Professional Second Assistant Photographer<br />
&bull; On Location Storyboard Engagement Session<br />
&bull; Slideshow of Preparation and Ceremony&nbsp;during Reception<br />
&bull; Classic Portrait Backdrop during cocktail hour or Photo Booth during Reception<br />
&bull; Processed High Resolution Digital Negative Files with Authorized&nbsp;Reproduction&nbsp;Release<br />
&bull; In-Studio Projection Theater&nbsp;Portrait &amp; Event Proofing<br />
&bull; Exquisite Custom Wedding Album Design<br />
&bull; Online Gallery for Friends &amp; Family to place secure credit card orders<br />
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<b>Assurances</b><br />
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&bull; Over 350 weddings &amp; special events captured<br />
&bull; Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography &amp; Film from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000<br />
&bull; Incorporated business in the state of Illinois<br />
&bull; Superior 5/5 Star Rated Customer Service<br />
&bull; Over One Million Dollars of Insurance<br />
&bull; Professional Photography Equipment&nbsp;+&nbsp;Back-Up Cameras, Lenses, Flashes and Memory Cards&nbsp;<br />
&bull; Nationally recognized member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), WPPI (Wedding &amp; Portrait Photographers International), ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers), Greener Photography, Green Bride Guide<br />
&bull; WeddingWire Brides Choice Winner, The Knot Best of Weddings Winner, Wedding Guide Chicago Featured &quot;What&#39;s Hot 2011&quot;, Best Wedding Photography 2010 (ISPWP), 1st Place Fall 2010 &quot;All About Light&quot; Contest Winner<br />
&nbsp;&bull; Recommended, Reviewed and Adored on WeddingWire, TheKnot, StyleUnveiled, OneWed, WeddingChannel, ProjectWedding, Offbeat Bride, WeddingBee, Martha Stewart Wedding, Best Chicago Weddings, Yelp, DexKnows + MORE!<br />
&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;Published in magazines (Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social, Chicago Wedding Guide), in newspapers (The New York Post, The Miami Herald, The Hampton Daily Press, The San Francisco Examiner, The Chicago Tribune), on covers of best selling books, on album covers, on music &amp; entertainment merchandising - even on billboards!<br />
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<b>Cinematography &amp; HD Videography</b><br />
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<a class="FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC" href="http://www.jasonkaczorowski.com" name="Jason Kaczorowski Photography" target="_blank"><b>Jason Kaczorowski Photography &amp; Cinema</b></a>&nbsp;also proudly offers&nbsp;both&nbsp;HDSLR Cinematic &amp; 1080p&nbsp;High Definition Video&nbsp;in stunning&nbsp;Blu-ray&nbsp;output&nbsp;encompassing continuous all day coverage.<br />
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Cinematography Coverage offers:<br />
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&bull; Professional Key Cinematographers<br />
&bull; 2 Camera Complete Coverage<br />
&bull; Preparation, Ceremony, On-Location &amp; Reception<br />
&bull; Cinematic HDSLR &amp; High Definition Video Cameras<br />
&bull; Blu-ray Optical Disc&nbsp;or DVD&nbsp;Format<br />
&bull; Candid, Cinematic &amp;&nbsp;Classic Contemporary&nbsp;Coverage<br />
&bull; Wireless Microphone for Ceremony and Reception<br />
&bull; Cinematic Quality Editing<br />
&bull; Online Sharing Highlight Montage<br />
&bull; Chaptered DVD with Menu<br />
&bull; Scrolling Bridal Party / Family Credits<br />
&bull; Bridal Party, Friends &amp; Family Interviews<br />
&bull; Additional Discs for Every Parent<br />
&bull; Cinematic Storyboard Engagement Session<br />
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High Definition (HD) &amp; HDSLR Cinematic Coverage is offered from $1,500.00. Please schedule a visit to our studio to view our entire portfolio in our state-of-the-art projection theater.&nbsp;<br />
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<b>Environmentally Conscious</b><br />
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<a class="FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC FCK__AnchorC" href="http://www.jasonkaczorowski.com" name="Jason Kaczorowski Photography" target="_blank"><b>Jason Kaczorowski Photography</b></a> proudly became the first studio in Illinois to receive premier certification from GreenerPhotography.org. We&rsquo;ve committed our pledge to support environmentally-friendly practices and encourage conversation. We have researched and understand the longevity and environmental impact of the products that we offer and educate our clients about these issues.<br />
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If you sense you are someone who sees things a bit differently, prides yourself in being unique or are marrying someone who has that particular, one-of-a-kind quality, shouldn&#39;t your special event photographer mirror your personality &amp; merit that distinct taste?<br />
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Please contact us to schedule a consultation and see what makes Jason Kaczorowski Photography &amp; Cinema one of the most sought after wedding photography &amp; videography studios in the midwest!<br />
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Contact us today at <a href="mailto:weddings@jasonkaczorowski.com"><b>weddings@jasonkaczorowski.com</b></a> to schedule a consultation!</div>




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Monique Pellerin
Wedding on 2011-05-15


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Best photographer... EVER!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

All of them so far (sneak peaks on the website) have far surpassed my expectations. I can't pick just one favorite. Jason captured our excitement and the romance of the entire day.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Jason totally let us be ourselves. My husband and I just wanted to go with the flow on our wedding day and Jason was on board 100% while still capturing all the details and emotions of our special day. Everyone loved chatting with Jason between pictures which led to a high level of comfort and really natural candids.


Frank Rosellini


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Our Review

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason seamlessly blended into the background to turn out some wonderful photos!


Sarah Baldner
Wedding on 2010-10-09


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BEST VENDOR WE HAD!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

There are so many to choose from! I think my favorite is of my husband and I out by a willow tree. The best wedding vendor we had. When it comes to capturing photos, Jason is truly talented. He has a way of utilizing his surroundings to make pictures look amazing. It just so happened that we had really good weather just before the sun went down for our ceremony. The way he utilized the lighting to capture some of the pictures was breathtaking.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason and his second photographer were not any disruption at all. On our wedding day, Jason and his second shooter put me at ease with their professionalism. They were there to take pictures, but went the extra mile to make sure I stayed calm during the day. It was as if they knew how things were going to happen before they actually did.

After the ceremony started, I barely knew that Jason and his second shooter were there. It was very evident though after we got to see all of the photos that they were here, there, and everywhere. They captured so many amazing shots. When it comes to capturing photos, Jason is truly talented. He has a way of utilizing his surroundings to make pictures look amazing. It just so happened that we had really good weather just before the sun went down for our ceremony. The way he utilized the lighting to capture some of the pictures was breathtaking.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

In addition to full day wedding coverage, we got a second photographer, engagement shoot with guest sign in story book. Once we get an album, we will receive a DVD with the digital negatives of the day. We also got a pizza party with up to 4 guests to view our photos for the first time at Jason's recently renovated studio.

Our engagement shoot was AWESOME! Jason is so creative and had a great idea for a sign in guest book. He incorporated my husbands profession into a guest book that told a story. I knew from the beginning that I didn't want a traditional guest book, because I already had everyone's address, but this was more than I could have ever imagined. Everyone at the wedding loved signing in on our story book.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

We had met with a few photographers and had a lot of concerns when we first met with Jason. From the first moment he did everything he could to put our minds at ease. He went the extra mile to back up what he was saying too. He sat down with us and showed us how he edits each photo to ensure we wouldn't be getting a CD full of pictures that had been batch edited and sent out to us. He also offered to allow us to speak with other couples who had recently had him shoot their wedding.


Irit Levit-Hajioff


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Irit and Steve's Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

There are countless marvellous photos to choose from. He and his partner were that good.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason is one of those rare people with an ethic and seriousness about what he does to match his talent. I was lucky enough to have found him through word of mouth. A friend of mine gave me a name of a few photographers, and when I saw his gallery, I knew that he had a good eye, but I did not know what kind of human being there was behind the lens.

Before the wedding, our videographers, completely mixed up the venue and let me know they were coming to some church which was interesting as the wedding was Jewish and the venue was a hotel. I was flustered, and I can't remember quite how it happened, but Jason must have phoned or emailed me later to speak about how the day was going to go (the wedding was to take place the next day), and after hearing the story, offered to phone them and set things to rights.

Jason coordinated everything with the videographer, and managed to get us an hour's extra video for the mistake. I hadn't asked him to do it, he acted of his own initiative and on our behalf. I can't begin to explain what a relief to be able to let go of that task, when there were other sos texts coming in to me for days.

Our whole wedding was planned from abroad, and from the moment we met Jason, we knew we had something special. We were all ready to hire him, but he still ran through the full detail of what he does and even put in a good word with other vendors we still needed to hire. We were in town for a couple weeks to make a lot of decisions about the next month, and the one choosing him was easy. But we let him talk us into it, because he was so earnest and sincere it seemed rude not to.

In addition, he added a River Cruise to our package and some extra shots on the day before our ceremony and showed them in a slide show during cockail hour. There was an issue with our band hiring their own photographer without our knowledge, possibly ruining several frames, and he took care of things, without letting us know...what otherwise would have caused the day to turn into a nightmare, went without a hitch...because of all the small interventions and thoughtfulness that Jason showed.

I have to say, hiring Jason was one of the best decisions we made for that day. And the resulting photos are fantastic!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Two photographers. All the photos on a dvd.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He was just marvellous, working behind the scenes and before the whole ceremony to make things flow. He just did his job better than most people do.


Tiger Paton


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Awesome.

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Too many to choose from! Probably the one in front of the mexican restaurant mural. See final part of this review for details.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

great with everything. see the full explanation in the final part of the review.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Photo + Assistant, full high-res negatives of all pictures, engagement session, "unbridled"/trash the dress session, personal photo proof review screening, and a million other little details you wouldnt get anywhere else: a slideshow at the wedding with shots from just minutes before, highlights posted hours afterwards specifically so that you could get them before you left for your honeymoon, really what was included in our package was an insane level of committment and detail. totally worth every penny of it. see the full explanation in the final part of the review.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

I could write a novel on this photographer. Jason is simply incredible. His artwork is phenomenal. He has the patience and the intuition to discover totally creative and beautiful ways to catch important moments. His eye for capturing moments is worth every penny. He made us stop at a random yellow-painted door in an industrial area during our engagement session. It looked like nothing to me, but with his ideas it turned out to be one of my favorite pictures and I used it on our save the date. Our other favorite picture is in front of a mural on a Mexican restaurant that we drove by on our way out to take pictures after the wedding. It was just a random building on the street, but he made us stop to shoot in front of it and that picture just seems to capture the entire feeling of our relationship and our wedding and us. He knew right from the start that there would be a defining moment there, and he made it happen. Finding those moments onsistently and in a fun yet professional way are what makes Jason a necessity for your wedding or special event. That's what every picture of his seems to do. On top of it he works his tail off for his clients. I told him I wanted him to stay in the background during our wedding, and he was really respectful of that. Somehow he got all these incredible shots and I literally did not see him during the ceremony or even for most of the reception. He worked really hard to make sure that his part of the wedding went smoothly, kept in close contact wiht us during all our planning, and worked closely with our other vendors. His assistant was awesome too. Jason had everything well planned out, and he knew exactly what would and wouldn't work, yet was totally willing to try new things and be flexible about our preferences and ideas. He worked incredibly hard to give us the artwork we hired him for - minutes after the reception started he had a slideshow playing on a laptop of some highlight shots from the ceremony and post-wedidng photos so that everyone could see it and catch up if they for some reason had missed anything. He stayed up all night just to get a slideshow movie of the best shots of the nght for us to have the next day because he knew we were leaving the country for our honeymoon and wouldn't have Internet access. He kept close watch on the sunset so that he could pull us outside just as the clouds lit up right for some beautiful evening shots. These are the kinds of things he does for his clients that make his price tag totally irrelevant.
Jason is personable - I felt like I became his friend over the course of the planning states and wedding day. He will make you feel comforable and happy. But he is also professional. He will give you absolute confidence in his abilities and he will make absolutely sure that things run smoothly. With Jason you are paying for a level of detail, a level of committment, professionality, and a level of artistic ability that you will simply not get from anyone else. On top of all that, his products and equipment are top notch. The options he has for pictures and albums are cutting edge, gorgeous. and top of the line. He works so hard to make sure that his clients needs are met and their expectations are totally blown out of the water. Ours certianly were. But the fact that he works that hard, for each person, is what makes the difference. You will find out just how important it is if you hire Jason, and you'll see how lacking it is if you hire someone else. He distills down all the emotion and feeling of a moment into a carefully crafted image, leaving it even stronger and more vibrant than you thought possible. Those are the kinds of pictures you want in your wedding albums, and Jason is the kind of professional you want shooting them at your wedding.
He will work so incredibly hard for you, and the results are stunning. My whole experience wiht Jason was just that: incredible, stunning. I recommend him to anyone who is serious about preserving memories of an important day. I would not entrust anyone else with such an important task. You will be blown away by Jason Kaczoroski.


Katie Von Bergen


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Outstanding Photography!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

You mean I have to choose just one? It's not possible but the one that 'wowed' my husband and I the most was a shot that Jason had captured of us in front of the fireplace at our reception hall. It was more than we could've ever expected or asked for.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason was fantastic all day. He knew what pictures were must haves and we needed to have before the day was over. Candids were great and captured the emotion and happiness of the day. Some of the best pictures were the pictures that were done at the crazy booth that we had signed up for. Jason had done candids that were anything but classic. He had brought in some fun props and our guests were able to take some crazy shots.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We had 2 photographers the day of our wedding. We had an excellent package that included engagement photos, a bridal session, an unbridaled session for after the wedding. Parent albums, and much more. The day after the wedding, Jason had sent out a 5 min clip that captured the happenings of the day which we were able to forward onto people that weren't at the wedding. It was one of the coolest things that we could have as part of our memories.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Jason made it a point to know everyone in the family and bridal party's name. It was important to him to feel as comfortable with us as we did with him. He was and still does feel like he's part of our family.


Shelby Thompson


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Amazing Photography

What was your favorite wedding photo?

We had so many amazing photos, it is impossible to pick just one favorite!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason makes you feel very comfortable and is very accommodating. He is very versatile, and takes wonderful photos that tell a story, regardless of the style (candids, action shots, portraits, creative poses, etc.)

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Jason has different packages that can meet one's needs, as well as an a la carte package to provide flexibility. We ordered an album for ourselves, as well as one for parents. We have received numerous compliments that our albums were the most beautiful wedding albums anyone has ever seen. I could look at ours over and over and never tire of it. It definitely captures the essence of such a special day.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Jason spent a lot of time with us prior to the wedding to discuss our expectations and has the type of personality that immediately puts you at ease. He is down to earth and fun, and we truly enjoyed talking and working with him. He takes great pride in his work, and does whatever is necessary to ensure that he has the perfect shot, and that he has made it a perfect day. It felt very natural to have him be a part of such an intimate and important time in our lives. We hope we have an opportunity to work with Jason again in the future.


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