chicago, seoul & worldwide

fine art wedding photographer

Hello! My name is Zach, thank you for taking the time to enjoy my work.

I am about creating a reflection of you and your story in my photos. 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. 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. Because of the attention and care I dedicate to this process, I only take on a handful of clients each year to ensure that I give you art that is uniquely you.  

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

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instagram: @zachbrakephotography

"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 and Michael

"Zach is absolutely the best and we cherish him as a friend and talented professional. 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!"

- Jenn and nick

"not only did zach do a great job with our engagement photos, he has been incredibly great to work with the entire way, We appreciated his recommendations of great locations for the engagement photos, how organized he was in taking us through the day, and that he made the process fun for us!"

- J & C

"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 and 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 and eric