Cornerstone Photography

Serving the Chicagoland, Rockford & Milwaukee areas


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video


Contact Info

Serving the Chicagoland, Rockford & Milwaukee areas

Reviewed on 7/27/2016 Sarah F

We absolutely love our wedding photos! Laura is so friendly and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She captured the perfect combo of candid, posed and artsy type of photos! We would definitely recommend her to any of our friends or family!


Reviewed on 12/08/2015 Martha O

I am a little obsessive over photographs. I researched tons of photographers in the Chicagoland area and after looking at many portfolios and having multiple conversations with different photographers and photography companies, we decided on Cornerstone Photography. It was... Read More definitely the right decision. We met with Mark, the owner, for our first meeting. He was very informative and wonderful to talk with. He was able to walk us through what they would be providing as well as any post-wedding details (albums, etc.) that we may have in mind. They had several options (adding hours, extra photographers, videographers, etc.) and we ultimately decided on adding two extra hours and having one photographer. Our photographer was Matt. He was absolutely fantastic to work with. We had a few conversations before the wedding to make sure we were on the same page, and the photos we received showed that he heard every word. On the day-of, Matt showed up with plenty of time and was very good at getting us set up and into the right "mood" for different shots. For the ceremony, he got some beautiful pictures, even though the church was a bit restrictive on where he would be allowed to stand and/or using flash. The photos from after the ceremony at the church are just stunning. And when we moved on to a different location for bridal party photos, even though it was raining, we had so much fun! The pictures also turned out beautifully. At the reception, he did a wonderful job of getting both candid and planned shots of so many people and moments, it was perfect. We received the photos about 2 weeks after the wedding and they have been gorgeous. We shared them with our immediate family and the wedding party (before narrowing down the selection to show others), and all everyone could say was, "wow." I would hands-down and with complete confidence recommend Cornerstone to anyone considering a photographer for their wedding.

Perfect fit

Reviewed on 9/22/2015 Rebekah K

Our experience with Cornerstone was excellent from the beginning. Although based in Illinois, Mark Humpa came to Milwaukee to meet with me at a time and location of my choosing. He was highly professional and was able to answer all of my questions thoroughly. He also provided... Read More samples of how pictures are returned to customers: DVD/CD, USB, and online account. He also had samples of the album options which can purchased after the event and are of a very impressive quality. I was shocked when we talked pricing and I saw how affordable the services were compared to companies that have the same or lesser quality. Additionally, customers have the rights to all their photos, which keeps costs down on the backend. Because I had engagement pictures done by family friend, I like the a-la-carte options offered by Cornerstones and took the 6-hour wedding day package and added on 5 additional hours. Our photographer, Matt, contacted me a few weeks before the wedding and again the Monday before. I was able to provide my own list of shots and locations I had in mind and he provided helpful feedback on what we would have time for to help guide my list. We have not yet received access to our photos (2 weeks past event), but I have no doubts they will be exactly what I wanted. Mark was very professional and definitely has an artistic eye. He was able to capture the "forced candids" I was hoping for. If I hadn't been actively looking for him in the church during the ceremony I wouldn't have even known he was there. Guests even commented on how professional he was.

Reviewed on 9/10/2016 Isabell S

Out of my whole wedding budget, pictures were the most important to me. Matt did an amazing job on my wedding day! He captured all the moments that my husband and I were too busy to soak in. Looking back at the pictures brought back so much emotion. He truly went above and... Read More beyond and we couldn't be happier. We will definitely use cornerstone again!

Reviewed on 8/08/2016 Julie V

Our photographer was Matt. We hadn't met him until the day of the wedding, but truly feel we lucked out. He was awesome and seemed to be having as much of fun time as we had. Everyone loves the pictures. He wasn't afraid to crawl in the bushes for the perfect picture framing.... Read More He's top notch. Cornerstone in general was very easy to work with. Mark responds promptly to most emails of voicemails. We received our USB & DVD within 5 weeks of our wedding.

SO happy with our photos!

Reviewed on 1/23/2014 Jill J

Cornerstone Photography was excellent. We couldn't have asked for better people to work with. Our photographers Laura and Nicole were amazing on the day of our wedding. A joy to work with, they made everything run smoothly and captured some excellent moments. They were wonderful... Read More to work with and our pictures are absolutely beautiful! We were thrilled with how our pictures have turned out. We also had Laura do our Engagement photographs and loved them. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for great customer service and beautiful pictures!!

Beyond Pleased Bride

Reviewed on 9/09/2013 Cayla L

I could not be more grateful for the service cornerstone photography provided. Mark was easy to work with as far as being quick to respond to emails and flexible in setting up an appointment to meet. He really listened to what we were looking for in a photographer to give us the... Read More best match in his staff. We chose to work with Matt and are incredibly pleased with that choice. My husband and I found out just how uncomfortable we are in front of a camera during our engagement session which was held with a non-professional photographer. However, Matt made posing for a camera easy and natural for us. He was great at giving instruction and moving things along quickly to get as many shots as possible in short time periods. Matt has a vision for great photos; you can see the wheels turning as all times as he plans his next approach. He certainly has an excitement for this job! We were able to preview a few images as they were taken, and are very excited to see how all of the pictures turned out.

Highly recommend!

Reviewed on 12/08/2012 Megan E

I feel so blessed to have had Morgan & Paul as our photographers. I did not expect the pictures to be one of my favorite parts from our wedding day but thanks to Cornerstone & Morgan & Paul it definitely was! Having them as our photographers was like having our friends with us... Read More all day. They made us feel very comfortable, kept us on schedule without ever making us feel rushed & we haven't even seen all of the pictures yet but I love everything i have seen. If you want to just relax & know your photographers are capturing everything you would have ever wanted, give Morgan &/or Paul a call, you won't be disappointed!


Reviewed on 10/30/2012 Brett K

Like everything else with our wedding, we did a lot of research and arranged a lot of interviews when it came to our photographer. These images are supposed to last forever, so it's not something you want to mess up. The owner was nice enough to drive up from the Chicago area to... Read More meet us in Milwaukee, and we were very impressed with the photos he showed us, especially considering their very reasonable prices. He was very helpful right through the wedding day, as was the photographer we selected. But in the end, I think we got what we paid for. The photos were fine, but there were a LOT of opportunities the photographer missed, and in many of the photos, you couldn't see someone's face, or they were brushing hair out of the way, or there was some other detail that basically made it unusable. We managed to crop our way to a decent number of photos, but I'm not sure we'd use Cornerstone again if we had to do it over.

Great Photographer at a Good Company

Reviewed on 10/10/2012 Ellen R

We LOVED our photographer Ben from Cornerstone. He used to be a photojournalist, which was the style of photos we had wanted. Very natural. He also blended in and never felt like he was all up in our business (if you know what i mean). Cornterstone has one of the more affordable... Read More photo packages we had come across too.

Great Photographer!

Reviewed on 10/10/2012 Jamie E

Cornerstone is an amazing photography company! They are fantastic to work with! Our photographer, Laura, was so great during our wedding. She made sure to get all the pictures that we wanted and then some! I know that she was able to capture pretty much every moment of our... Read More wedding day! I can't wait to see all the pictures because I know they're going to be great! Laura also did our engagement session and those pictures are absolutely beautiful! I would absolutely recommend Cornerstone Photography!!


Reviewed on 7/12/2012 Mary Grace L

Nicole was our photographer and she did an amazaing job- everyone felt comfortable with her around and I was pleased with the photo outcomes.

I love Milli!

Reviewed on 7/03/2012 Lindsay K

I chose Cornerstone Photography for my June 2012 wedding, and could not be happier with my choice. My husband and I met with Mark Humpa months before the wedding to choose our photographer. After looking at all the beautiful albums we went with Millicent Wong. Milli was the... Read More perfect choice for us. She met with us at her home prior to the wedding to set up her schedule for the day. She showed up on time the day of the wedding and worked all 12 hours without taking a break. She was very professional, while also being fun and cheerful. Throughout the day she was continually checking in with us to make sure we were getting the photographs we wanted and also was very kind to all the guests and willing to take any pictures they requested. Our photographs turned out amazing. Milli has a great eye for lighting and was able to capture our bridal party in unique ways. We took photos in a bar and on a golf course before the reception, as well as many at the church. I love all of them! Milli was able to take pictures that do not look staged or boring. I could not be happier, and would strongly recommend anyone looking for modern and fun photographs to chose Millicent Wong.


Reviewed on 6/29/2012 jessica a

I couldn't have asked for better photographers. Very professional with an eye for detail. There were photos of things I didn't remember or that I hadn't been there for. The photos were creative and not cookie cutter shots. Very impressed and would highly recommend.


Reviewed on 5/19/2012 Emily S

I was really excited to use Cornerstone and specifically our photographer. However, it was difficult to get in touch with our photographer before the wedding and I felt the day of she wasn't full of ideas (we shot around the Chicago area and having just moved there, we were... Read More depending on her to have some ideas particularly since we had discussed in depth what we wanted). Overall the value was good and we did get some excellent pictures but if I had to do it again, I might have hired a different company.

2012-05-22T11:20:07 Response from the vendor

Photographer's response: On the day of her wedding, her makeup artist was late so she was behind schedule, that cut down on our outside portrait time before the ceremony. I have asked her what time she would like to arrive New Leaf (where her ceremony... Read Less Read More

Couldn't be happier

Reviewed on 5/15/2012 Joni K

We used Nicole for our engagement photos and the wedding. People are still telling us how amazing and dedicated she was....laying in the street to get the perfect shot and stealing us here and there for some cool shots she envisioned are just a few! She also fit in great with... Read More our party. We loved the photobooth through Cornerstone too. We're still laughing about the pictures.


Reviewed on 5/03/2012 Rosa C

Cornerstone Photography was great to work with! Laura had done a wedding that I was in and I remembered how fun & professional she was. When my husband & I met with Mark we knew we were in for spectacular service! From the engagement session to the wedding, everything was... Read More artistic and beautiful. Their pricing is reasonable & the DVD, cds and photobook make sharing your pictures a breeze. Great Job Laura & Mark! Choose Cornerstone & you won't be disappointed!


Reviewed on 4/09/2012 Kim S

We used Anthony from Cornerstone Photography and he is amazing! The whole experience was relatively easy; from the initial meeting with Mark to meeting Anthony and working with him. Cornerstone provides the information you need and is available to answer all your questions. And... Read More Anthony is creative and energized - I highly recommend!

Simply The BEST!

Reviewed on 12/13/2011 Katie W

Cornerstone Photography made our dreams come true! Knowing that our engagement and wedding photos would be among the things we would treasure most, and will some day show our grandchildren, we dedicated no small amount of time to selecting the exact right photographer for our... Read More nuptials. Each and every of their staff with whom we interacted with were not only professional, polite and responsive, but they were also just generally fun to have around for our happy occasion. So much so that my little sister is using them for her wedding in February, and my older sister is using them for her new family photos. I strongly and enthusiastically recommend Cornerstone to anyone who is looking for beautiful and emotionally astute photography, and for an all-around good time. In short, Cornerstone is "the one"!

Great Vendors

Reviewed on 11/16/2011 Jackie F

Cornerstone works by handling all the business for their photographers but the actual photography is handled through each individual photographer. We got to look through all their portfolios and pick the photographers that matched our style. Nicole Blair was amazing... she took... Read More our wedding day photos and our trash the dress session. She was extremely personable and produced some amazing photos. We had some issues with communication with the other photog we used through them to photograph the reception but he also produced great pictures. Mark (the business guy behind it all) drove to our neighborhood to meet us at a local coffee shop. He was great too, great communication. Best of all, they give you the digital printing rights for your photos. They are mid-priced and travel all over the Midwest (without travel fees to many cities including Chicago and Milwaukee at the time of this review)

So far so good

Reviewed on 10/02/2011 Christine C

Our photographers John & Elizabeth were wonderful people to work with. Both so very nice and laid back. The owner, Mark, is a very nice person also and the only vendor that didn't make us drive to Chicago for a meeting, he actually met us at a Starbucks in Highland!! This... Read More review is a bit early as we have not yet seen our pics but I am sure they will be wonderful!


Reviewed on 9/30/2011 Kristen D

I cannot even begin to explain how happy we were with Cornerstone. Our photographer was wonderful (Luis) and the owner (Mark) was so great to deal with prior to the wedding. Luis was so creative and fun - and kept the boys on task :) Our pictures were up on the website to few... Read More the day we got home from our honeymoon. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

good photographer / bad communication

Reviewed on 8/30/2011 Maggie S

I loved my photographer, Ben, but the company is REALLY not good at comunication. I had a photobooth through the company as well, and the people never contacted me until the day before my wedding because, I had left several panicking messages telling them I never spoke to... Read More anyone about when I wanted the photobooth at my wedding, or who was going to be there, etc... I also was supposed to receive a detailed info sheet so my photographer would know more about what shots I wanted/didnt want and they NEVER got it to me, even after I left 7 messages with the company in the two weeks before my wedding. All in all....Ben is a great photographer, but the company REALLY STINKS when it comes to communication

2011-08-31T14:02:52 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your feedback, I do take all comments seriously and appreciate your time. Here is what I am able to show: In June we did email you and update form to your email ending in which is the email address you asked... Read Less Read More

Captured every moment

Reviewed on 8/27/2011 Kim S

My photographer was Laura from Cornerstone Photography. Laura took engagement photos for us as well as did our wedding photography. She was wonderful. She made us feel so comfortbale and knows what looks good in a photograph. During the ceremony and reception she was able to... Read More capture all the right moments without being intrusive. I never noticed her yet she caught everything on film. After looking at the photos it almost seems as though she was in multiple places at once because she was able to get so many great angles. My guests commented on how nice she was. I would absolutely recommend this company!

Great photos and video!

Reviewed on 8/22/2011 Gina R

Everything turned out very well and for a great value.


Meet The President

Mark Humpa

For over 22 years I've worked within the photography industry alongside my wife, Laura. After graduation from Columbia College in 1991 I pursued my career within the commercial and fashion photography industry, and eventually became an associate agent to a number of photographers and graphic artists around the country. Meanwhile, Laura worked as a photojournalist with the Daily Herald newspaper in the Chicagoland area and as an assistant photographer for the Chicago Cubs. Photography is our passion and we hope you'll see that in the work we produce for our clients.

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