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modern wedding photographer

ZACH BRAKE

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instagram: @zachbrakephotography
EMAIL: ZACH@ZACHBRAKE.COM

My style has been described as dreamy and romantic. By using my expertise in photography technique and lighting, I am able to create and light in any scenario to document your story and make every moment utterly exquisite. Most notably, I understand the importance of us truly connecting. I take the time to really get to know you. And in doing so, it allows me to make the best pictures of you, ones that truly reflect who you are and the love that you share. 

If what you see here resonates with you, I'd love to chat! 

NAMED TOP 12 CHICAGO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BY PEERSPACE

"Hiring zach was one of the best decisions we ever made."

"HE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO CAPTURE OUR WEDDING THROUGH GORGEOUS, ELEGANT PHOTOGRAPHS THAT EXCEEDED OUR WILDEST EXPECTATIONS. ZACH WAS ALSO EXTREMELY COMMUNICATIVE AND CAREFULLY LISTENED TO EVERY DETAIL THAT WAS IMPORTANT TO US."

"he is not only a consummate professional and talented photographer, but also a kind, compassionate person who takes pride in his work.
a rare find who we cannot recommend highly enough."

- Carah & Michael

testimonials from our couples

"ZACH WILL GET YOU PICTURES THAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE CAPTURED. HE WILL QUALIFY AND DISCUSS EVERY POSSIBLE DETAIL BEFOREHAND AND WILL ENSURE TO CAPTURE THE SPECIAL MOMENT THE WAY YOU WANT IT. IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO WORK WITH HIM AND RESULTS WERE GREAT EVERY SINGLE TIME. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO EVERYONE WHO'S LOOKING FOR A PORTRAITS TO EVENTS!" - Holly & hawon

"HIRING ZACH WAS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS WE EVER MADE. HE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO CAPTURE OUR WEDDING THROUGH GORGEOUS, ELEGANT PHOTOGRAPHS THAT EXCEEDED OUR WILDEST EXPECTATIONS. ZACH WAS ALSO EXTREMELY COMMUNICATIVE AND CAREFULLY LISTENED TO EVERY DETAIL THAT WAS IMPORTANT TO US. HE IS NOT ONLY A CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL AND TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER, BUT ALSO A KIND, COMPASSIONATE PERSON WHO TAKES PRIDE IN HIS WORK. A RARE FIND WHO WE CANNOT RECOMMEND HIGHLY ENOUGH." - carah & michael

"ZACH, YOU DEFINITELY ARE THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH. YOUR DEDICATION, PROFESSIONALISM, YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT OF OUR VISION, AND YOUR OPENNESS TO MY TRADITION AND CULTURE TOP IT ALL, ZACH! THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING SO SPECIAL AND WORK SO HARD FOR US!!! WE HAVE SEEN IT ALL THAT DAY. WHAT AMAZING PICS THESE ARE!" - linh & long

"ZACH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CAPTURING SO MANY SPECIAL MOMENTS FROM OUR WEDDING DAY SO ARTISTICALLY. WE ALSO ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOUR CREATIVE INPUT DURING THE PLANNING MEETINGS AND MUSEUM WALK THROUGHS!" - misia & eric 

"ZACH! YOU MADE OUR WEDDING DREAMS COME TRUE AND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL TRADITION TO LOOK AT THESE MEMORIES YOU HAVE FROZEN IN TIME FOR US EVERY ANNIVERSARY. THESE TREASURES YOU HAVE GIVEN US ARE PRICELESS! zach is absolutely the best and we cherish him as a friend and talented professional. " jen & nic

"i can't tell you how many people came up to me and said, 'i love your photographer!' thank you both so much for everything. evan and i both said if we lived in chicago we would want to spend more time with you both! we were so lucky to have such an amazing photographer capturing these memories! thank you for this beautiful keepsake that we will cherish for years to come!" - norma & evan

"Pro wedding photographer Zach Brake has a simple goal — he prides himself on “creating romantic art that will live through generations”. He experiments with lights and shadows, as well as positive and negative space, to craft provoking snapshots of spouses-to-be. And based on Zach’s portfolio, it’s clear he’s no stranger to using professional lighting equipment to devise profound visuals that tell a compelling story.

We love his dreamy style, which is absolutely ideal for weddings. If you do, too, be sure to contact Zach asap!" - The 12 best wedding photographers in chicago by <PEERSPACE>