Chicago Lifestyle and Fine Art Wedding Photography
Based in Chicago, IL. Available for hire worldwide
Photo Shoot Types
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Film Photography, Online Proofing, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Classic, Lifestyle, Modern
Getting Engaged, Wedding
Louie Abellera Reviews
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Reviewed On 4/06/2022 by Blair W
I've worked with Louie for years now as a vendor, and I have to say his style of photography and calm manner with clients is second to none. I'm always excited when I know he's on the vendor list because there's sure to be something fun to capt...
ure! Also really appreciate his mixture of digital and film photography on the day-of. His work tells complete stories, not just captures moments.
Reviewed On 3/15/2022 by Kirsten E
I worked with Louie for a vow renewal ceremony in downtown Chicago. From the beginning of the planning process, Louie was extremely quick to respond to communication, provided suggestions on how to make the couple's engagement session perfect a...
nd wedding day spectacular. On the wedding day, Louie arrived early and prepared. He was extremely calm, attentive, and personable. He adjusted his schedule to what would meet the needs of the couple. Any additional requests he accommodated and stayed past his scheduled time. His photos don't just capture people, they tell stories. I highly recommend Louie for any of your photography needs.
Reviewed On 1/23/2022 by Colleen C
Hiring Louie was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He worked with us to come up with the perfect package, had great suggestions for photo locations and was, in general, a delight to work with. He even wrangled a back-up photog ...
last minute when our second photographer was sick the day of our wedding. And his photos speak for themselves!!!
Reviewed On 7/21/2021 by Michael B
Louis was the perfect photographer for our wedding day. He helped make our wedding day photos seamless as he was very organized, very easy to work with and very talented. My wife and I couldn’t have been happier with the final product which he ...
also gave us much faster than expected!
Reviewed On 7/26/2020 by Natalie B
Lou was absolutely fantastic-we are so happy to have gotten the opportunity to work with him. He is the quintessential photographer-artistic, inspiring, professional and kind. We worked with Lou for both our engagement and wedding pictures an...
d we couldn’t have been happier with the results. He is the best out there
Reviewed On 1/24/2020 by Ren S
Couldn't have asked for a better photographer for our wedding! he was very well organized and took amazing pictures. We got married at the Haight in Elgin and he also did an amazing job dealing with the lower light in the venue and captured our...
day perfectly. 10/10 would recommend.
Reviewed On 1/17/2020 by Cassandra G
Louie is so extremely talented and easy to work with!
We are so happy we made the decision to have him photograph our wedding. The previews are absolutely stunning and I cannot wait to see all of them!
Thank you, thank you, thank you - we w...
ill cherish these forever Louie!
Reviewed On 10/28/2019 by Mary D
We are so pleased with Louie's work for our wedding photos!! On the day of, he was extremely personable, warm, and got straight to work. I felt so comfortable with him right from the start, that he really felt like one of the gang :) He was nev...
er obtrusive yet somehow got such personal shots! He delivered the photos right on time, and we are SO happy with them! Would definitely recommend him for any wedding/engagement/lifestyle shoots!
Reviewed On 8/01/2019 by Julia W
We absolutely loved working with Lou for our wedding! He was the photographer for my sister’s wedding, and we knew we had to have him as the photographer for our wedding as well. Before our engagement pictures and the wedding day itself, he ans...
wered all of my questions about timing and where to shoot. He always kept us on schedule and put us at ease right way. From our portrait shots to group photos, Lou has the most incredible eye for finding the best angle, lighting, and positioning. He directed our bridal party and family pictures in the most kind and easy-going manner. He was flexible and open to whatever we had wanted to do, and our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without him! Most importantly, the final pictures that he creates are absolutely beautiful. The colors and lighting are stunning, and he truly captures couples and their friends and families in such a loving way. We cannot thank him enough for all of our photos, and we’ll always have them to remember the best day of our lives! Lou is just the best at what he does, and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer!
Reviewed On 10/18/2018 by Elizabeth L
Louie was fabulous to work with. When looking for the right photographer, we wanted someone with a unique style and an easy going personality. Louie was just that. Our photos are stunning and he was so wonderful to be around on our wedding day....
Even during some crazy moments of the day, Louie was calm and collected. As we were going through our photo gallery I literally found myself favoriting every single photo. I wouldn't change a thing if we were to do it all over again. 10/10 would recommend!
Reviewed On 12/29/2017 by Ashley B
If you want great pictures that will truly capture every memory of your wedding than Louie is your guy! I can honestly say that every picture he took was beautiful! The candid shots were so great! I just can't say enough. I literally told Louie...
to just take the lead and do whatever he wanted to do, and I'm so thankful I did because he captured everything! My husband also wanted to mention that he was a lot of fun to work with too! :)
Reviewed On 8/28/2017 by Emily W
It's been a month since we've received our June 2017 wedding photos from Louie and I still cannot stop looking at them! They are truly perfect and we could not be happier. Louie is the easiest to work with and captured such beautiful moments th...
roughout our day. Our family and friends have had only the nicest things to say about Louie's stunning work!
Reviewed On 7/29/2017 by Alex B
Lou was the absolute best to work with! Our wedding pictures are STUNNING, I couldn't have imagined how beautiful they could be. We looked at a lot of photographers around Chicago and elsewhere, and couldn't be happier that we decided to work w...
ith him. Lou was incredible in that he was professional but also really personable and fun to be around on the day of our wedding. Two things made him stand out - first, the quality of his photos, and second, his easy going personality - he was a huge help leading up to the wedding, but on the day he was laid back, and that made things so much more enjoyable. He had scouted out the surroundings and took us to a few place for pictures that I never would have thought of. His assistant was also fantastic! Lou, can't thank you enough for giving us such beautiful memories of the day. The photos are just incredible, all of our friends and family can't stop talking about them (and I can't stop looking at them). Thank you so much, and we would happily recommend you above all others!!
Reviewed On 4/07/2017 by Dana P
I can't say enough good things about Lou and his work. I fell in love with his work from his website and knew he had to take our wedding photos and I am SO happy with the decision we made. Lou was so understanding throughout the whole process a...
nd answered every single question we had without hesitation. The day of the wedding, he truly helped make the day so perfect. Friendly, easy going, creative and patient are just some of a few words that best describe him and how he handles his work. He had the BEST ideas of where to take pictures and managed to capture not only the moments that were posed but moments throughout the ceremony/reception of everyone at our wedding having a blast and looking amazing. Having Lou as our photographer was truly a gift and I cannot recommend him enough.
Reviewed On 2/27/2017 by Erin I
Lou is the man. He is a super talented photographer and a lot of fun to be around. He came as a recommendation from a friend, and I could not be happier that he was our wedding photographer. Lou knows the look he is trying to achieve and is abl...
e to get the job done in an efficient amount of time. My husband and I had a lot of fun getting to know Lou during our engagement session, which made our wedding that much more fun. Check out Lou's website -- he knows what he is doing. I highly recommend him!
Reviewed On 8/20/2015 by Kate M
Louie is the best! He is creative and very talented at what he does. Louie is very flexible in working with you on what you want. He is very professional and fun with work with. Highly recommended! His work is beautiful.
Reviewed On 1/02/2015 by Colleen H
We absolutely loved Louie. He was very laid back and easy to work with. We were so happy with the final product. We have also received countless compliments on his great pictures. He captured the day perfectly.
Reviewed On 10/04/2013 by Ashlee H
Louie is funny, personable, and super professional. His work is absolutely stunning (I asked him to be my photographer for my wedding before I'd even met my husband!) He travels the globe, and for good reason. Louie's eye is spectacular, and hi...
s photos will last a lifetime. You'll not regret hiring him!