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The groom wraps his arms around his bride from behind and leans his head against hers on North Ave Beach in Chicago, IL.
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Bride & groom smiling at the camera while holding hands. The groom is wearing a pink suit & floral tie.

"the most moving
 pictures to me are ones
that capture a 
glimpse of an emotion that we truly cannot explain...."

Jennifer Hyde 

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Bride and groom kissing with the bride's veil in the foreground above their heads
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Groom kissing his bride's forehead as they stand on a pier near Adler Planetarium.

What makes your pictures perfect?
 They perfectly 
capture you!

Getting to truly know
you & your fiancé is what sets us apart & is why we can capture the moments that truly capture you & your love story! 


Behind the Lens


Is just a girl who sees things a little differently. Photography has been one of the
greatest blessings of my life & has carried me through some of the greatest &
hardest times of my life.


As it helped me grow, to communicate & to love it also taught me to see past the things that were staring me right in the face and develop a gift for being able to see the emotion in a moment… to capture how it makes me feel rather than just what I see. 


After almost a decade of studying & capturing love as it moves through our lives, From the moment she say’s yes, to the wholehearted “I Do’s” to when their love becomes more than just the two of them…and how it continues to grow over the years- I can not express how blessed & honored I feel every time someone trusts us with their most precious memories.

Jennifer Hyde, photographer and owner of Jennifer Hyde Photography, smiling at the camera with a creek in the background

Techy Stuff: 


Techy stuff: Canon all the way- I think like a Cubs or Soxs fan- you're born into one or the other, My Aunt bought me my first camera- an AE-1 35 mm (yup! a film camera!) for one of my teenage birthdays- & I've never looked back. But I have upgraded a time or two. Now I proudly photograph with a Mark 5D IV and my all time fav lenses are a 20-70mm-2.8, 50mm-1.2, 70-200- 2.8 & an 85mm- 1.4.

Jennifer Hyde, owner of Jennifer Hyde Photography
Rebecca, Lead Associate Photographer at Jennifer Hyde Photography
Kristin, Associate Photographer at Jennifer Hyde Photography

Lead Photographer

Lead Associate 


Ray, Lead Videographer at Jennifer Hyde Photography
Serena Hall, Virtual Assistant and Jennifer Hyde's Office Manager




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Because we know It all started with a Kiss. 

The thing is, we know that the love that moves through our lives, is something that we really can’t explain. I believe we can’t even fully wrap our heads around it most times. Have you ever tried? To define, explain, quantify what the person means to you, and in all the different ways they fill your heart and mind throughout the day? I know I can’t! Every time I think I get close, I have to start all over again because the next day it doubles, or triples, or took on a new role in my life. It escapes me every time! 

Because love, isn’t something we can truly explain, it is only something we can feel, it overcomes us. We know we love something when we FEEL it.


When you trust your love with us, our goal is to capture beautiful, timeless pictures that you can feel. Feel the laugh, feel the smile, feel the love. 


We realize that while your wedding pictures are for you to relive that day over and over again in the present, we also want your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and generations beyond to feel the love of your wedding day. To cherish and to feel the love, your love, that stated it all.

A closeup of the bride's bouquet made out of light pink roses and other light pink flowers

Hear what others are saying

Bride and groom smiling, laying their foreheads on each other as the bride is pulling the groom in to kiss her

Jennifer shot our wedding in May of this years and was the most amazing photographer I’ve ever worked with EVER. She was helpful and attentive and was super fun and sweet the entire day even though it was like 95 + degrees all day. And the pictures she’s took, are so beyond perfect I can’t stop staring at them and THEY’RE JUST FROM THE SNEAK PEAK. She’s amazingly reasonable with her prices and made herself available to us whenever we had questions or anything.
She’s probably my new best friend lol. I would give her 1000 stars if I could!!


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Bride and groom smiling while leaning their foreheads on one another. A garden and greenery are in the background.

Let's grab a coffee! 

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Every love story is beautiful & we want to hear all about yours! 

We believe that the best way to help you tell your story- is to
know it- to know you! So that's exactly what we want to do!
One Iced Vanilla Chia Latte at a time.

Fiances Jamie and Joe smiling as they lean in to kiss each other with trees in the background. The p
Fiances Jack and Lindsay kissing near Dodson Place in Geneva, IL. The sunset is shining through the
Fiances Danielle & John smiling at the camera as she sits on top of his knee. There is a creek & sno
Fiances, Jamie and Taylor smiling at the camera while holding each other in front of a snowy forest
Fiances, Amy and Chris smiling as they are leaning in to kiss. The sunset is in the background.
Engaged couple smiling at the camera outside of a bar in Illinois during their engagement session.
Engaged couple kissing in front of a field with fall foliage in Illinois with a plaid blanket draped
Engaged couple smiling at each other as they lean against a brick wall while leaning their heads on
Engaged couple smiling while leaning into each other. Trees and foliage are in the background.
Engaged couple smiling up at the camera while holding each other. There is a creek in the background
Engaged couple leaning in to kiss in the middle of a field of white flowers. There is a forest in th
Engaged couple, Maille & Alex, standing in front of a lake in Illinois. Alex is kissing Maille's che
Engaged couple smiling at the camera as they lean against each other. There is fall foliage and a fo
Fiances, Jamie & Taylor, squatting down and posing with their brindle pup between them in the snowy
Engaged couple holding mugs that say save the date. They have a blanket around them & there are snow
Engaged couple smiling while looking at the camera and holding hands. There is a forest with fall fo
A man has his arms around his fiance's shoulders & they are smiling at each other. A creek is in the
Engaged couple smiling & laying their heads on each other at North Ave Beach. The Chicagoland Skylin
Engaged couple laying on a plaid blanket as they smile at the camera. They are surrounded by bright
Engaged couple laughing in an open field. The woman is holding a flower and there is a treeline in t
Engaged couple smiling at each other as the man dips his fiance. They are on a beach and a body of w

We cannot wait to plan your complementary engagement session with you! 

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