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Photography in Chicago, IL,
(312) 480-6956
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    Gina

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  • Hiring Joe Tighe as our photographer was among the best decisions we made. When we had our introductory meeting with Joe, he cemented our interest in working together when he talked about his documentary/journalistic-type style: emphasis on natural moments rather than the staged ones. And did he deliver! Our photos depict the narrative of our day. Obviously we love the pictures of us and those with our wedding party. But my husband and I especially love the ones from the cocktail hour, onward. Looking through them feels like getting to experience our wedding from our guests’ perspective in addition to our own. And we’re not the only ones so enamored: My MIL couldn’t stop talking about how creative all of the shots are. Everyone in our wedding party who spent time with Joe complimented our choice of photog. One of the groomsmen, who is engaged, even said he wanted to fire his wedding photog and hire Joe instead - and I really think he would have if his fiancé would’ve be... Read more

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • We used Couple of Dudes for our engagement and wedding photos, and both were wonderful! We really enjoyed working with Julian, who's so down to earth and makes you laugh throughout stressful moments. In addition, Kevin was great and made us feel relaxed as well. They understood what vibe we were going for with our photos and help brought that to life. Highly recommend them for all future wedding couples!

    Nina

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  • When I came across Couple of Dudes Photography, they checked all of my boxes for photography style, positive reviews, photobooth, and personality. Photography was a high priority for me, so I needed to find the best and that's what I received with Couple of Dudes. I look at my pictures every single day, I am so in love with them! Joe was my main photographer and Paul was our second photographer. I explained to Joe to importance of taking pre-wedding photos at my house, since it was also the place my mom took wedding photos. He did an amazing job of capturing my favorite spots in the house and recreating some of my mom's wedding photos. Paul took some great candids of the groom and groomsmen while at the groom's parents' house. We chose our venue because of the beautiful grounds, but when it started raining, I was worried I'd miss out on having pictures outside. That did not stop Joe and Paul from taking gorgeous pictures of us in between the rain. Joe even walked us back to wh... Read more

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • I knew when we first started planning our wedding that I wanted to work with Couple of Dudes based on their photography style and a previous wedding that they had shot at Crested Hen Farms. We had initially hired Julian as our photographer, but when he could no longer shoot our wedding due to an accident, Joe stepped right in and saved the day! He was so down to earth and great about making me and my husband feel comfortable in front of the camera. We opted for two photographers and were so happy we did! Both Joe and Kevin captured some beautiful photos, despite the nor'easter that we had! Could not have imagined our day without them. We loved working with Couple of Dudes and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for amazing photographers who are also incredible people!

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    Thanks so much Sarah! You guys were so adaptable and easy to work with--I'm so glad we made the day feel easy for you! Thanks again for choosing us to be your photographers.

    Ashley Filopei

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    5 out of 5
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  • Emily felt like one of the family on the day of the wedding. She seamlessly integrated herself into the day and took the most amazing shots. We originally went with Couple of Dudes based on a recommendation of their work - and wow we were not disappointed! They worked with our budget and gave us everything we wanted. I am so impressed how many pictures Emily was able to capture by herself the day of the wedding. She covered everything. We are so glad we chose Couple of Dudes for our big day!

    Ellen Strong

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  • We absolutely loved working with Joe at Couple of Dudes. He immediately made us feel comfortable in our early phone conversations and at our engagement shoot. We felt like we had known him for years--mostly because he cared so much about capturing what was most important to us. On the wedding day, they captured so many beautiful moments. We didn't have a videographer and honestly, with the pictures they took, we didn't need one. They were out on the dance floor with us, at the after party, and really shared in our special day. It truly felt like they were old friends and we're just so happy for us. I cannot recommended them enough--especially if you want your day captured vs. portrait pics...which we did too for the parents :) ABSOLUTELY USE THIS AMAZING COMPANY!

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    Wow! Thanks so much Ellen--you guys made it easy to be excited, you're both such great people and you had your priorities figured out for your wedding day. Can't wait to see you both again!

    Darienn

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough good things about Couple of Dudes! The amazing thing about them is how flexible they are. Because we had our engagement photos during the busy wedding season (October) the album was going to take a little longer than I anticipated to be edited. When I had the opportunity to get a really great deal on the save the dates I had been eying, I called Emily and she made sure that we got had the 4-5 pictures we needed THAT SAME DAY!! I was able to order my perfect save the dates and save a ton of money with Emily and Joe's help! The finished album was well worth the wait and I am beyond thrilled to have worked with such wonderful people!

    Jessica

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  • Our wedding photos feel like reliving the day over again. He was so fun to model for, keeps you laughing and comfortable. He is kind and we would hire him again and again. Worth every single penny. We are forever grateful to you for the beautiful photos you created.

    Arianna

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  • Couple of Dudes was an amazing company to work with for our wedding photography. Not only was it a joy from the start to book them (I had at least a half hour phone conversation with the manager, laughing and joking and having fun the whole time), but the whole process of making an event schedule and getting ready for the wedding was a breeze. Julian did an incredible job with our photos. We were able to hire him to come to the rehearsal dinner as well as the wedding, and I'm so happy we have those memories captured to look back. Julian was fun and professional to the nth degree; despite a very unexpectedly eventful hotel stay (due to circumstances outside his control) the night before the wedding he still showed up and did a beautiful job. He made sure to stay until the end even though it was past time for him to leave so that he could photograph my Dad playing with the band. He was able to put everyone in a really happy, agreeable mood for portraits, and help us laugh and rel... Read more

    Lauren

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  • Working with Joe and Sara was such a pleasure -- they were incredibly helpful at every turn, and our wedding party had such a blast with them! Joe and Sara made everyone comfortable, and got the best shots for all. I would 100% recommend Couple of Dudes for your next event -- as we previously had Joe do our engagement shoot as well!

    Rachel

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  • I'm not one to write reviews, but Joe Tighe from Couple of Dudes Photography did such an amazing job as our wedding photographer, that I would be so happy if this helps to persuade any bride (or groom!) to hire him. I'll start by saying that Joe lives in Chicago. My husband and I live in New York. After one or two phone conversations to get to know each other & discuss the wedding vibe/photography style we were going for, Joe offered to DRIVE the 12 hours to our wedding venue..need I say more? We also wanted a very specific type of photographer...none of that stereotypical cheesiness, hand holding while making heart shapes, etc. We just wanted our personalities and our day to shine through photos in a genuine way. It was also really important to find someone that made us feel super comfortable. Joe has no problem in that department. He's probably one of the nicest guys you'll meet & loves his job, you can tell. He immediately put me, my husband, family and friends at ease in front of ... Read more

    Greg Mercer

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  • We had high expectations for Joe and Couple of Dudes and he did not disappoint! Everything was cool and professional from start to finish. We couldn't be happier with the photos and the experience and would recommend Couple of Dudes in a heartbeat!

    Ellen

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  • We absolutely loved working with Joe for our engagement pictures! He made us feel totally comfortable and the results really show it. The whole experience felt relaxed and collaborative. The pictures are beautiful and we cannot wait to work with him again for our wedding in October. We would highly recommend Couple of Dudes to anyone looking for natural, artistic, beautiful and fun photos!

    Jenny

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  • Working with Emily throughout the whole wedding process was great!! We met a few times before the wedding to talk a bit about what location & stuff but mostly we got to know each other! We connected instantly and we 100% trusted her to capture our day! The day of the wedding both her and Pavel were amazing! They worked together to get the best pictures and they were on top of everything including the schedule! Based on our experience and the quality of our photos, I believe that Couple of Dudes is worth the price! These photos accurately portray our big day & i wish we were relive it again and again!

    Cameron

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  • Joe and Ryan were our photographers this past weekend, and they made our entire wedding experience absolutely perfect. When it came to taking pictures, Joe and Ryan were very flexible and not demanding photographers, but also instantly knew which direction they wanted to go. Despite our chosen location being an entirely new spot for them, they saw the potential in it right away and set up a variety of shots without wasting any time. Anything we asked for, they did. Joe also stayed well into the night when our dance floor was going crazy, continuing to take capture hilarious moments, and that was greatly appreciated. We could NOT have asked for a better company to photograph our wedding and cannot wait for the finals. We know they will be amazing! Thanks you guys!!!!

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    Thanks so much Cam! With a DJ like Rio, I just couldn't help but to enjoy the tunes and get you guys some hilarious bonus coverage. Thanks again for the opportunity!
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