Joe U Photo tells the story of your event by capturing genuine moments from a unique perspective.  As a Chicago event photographer I’ve had the pleasure of shooting events of all shapes and sizes including private events such as birthdays, holiday parties, company events, wedding receptions, reunions and anniversary parties. I also specialize in corporate event photography including conferences, conventions, marketing activations, sponsored events, fundraisers, non-profit events, company outings, galas and more!

I love having the opportunity to provide individuals, families, companies & organizations with authentic images that will have a lasting impact.


Two men hugging at surprise 50th birthday party


When I’m photographing your birthday party, corporate event or special occasion I pride myself in capturing as many genuine moments as I can. It may sound simple & obvious! But it’s a process that involves scanning the venue for guests or attendees having fun, approaching them without being noticed and snapping a few candids before they even know what hit ‘em! Sure, sometimes I get busted—but it’s always worth the effort and makes for some unforgettable photos!

Man and woman examining art at Chicago gallery opening


I believe that comprehensive event photography should provide, not only a collection of high-quality images that stand on their own, but also a narrative connecting them together to tell the story of your event. Shooting for story means capturing every detail, big and small, such as guests having fun, venue decor and key moments, highlighting every aspect of your private event, corporate outing or holiday party.

two men interacting at Chicago corporate event


I want my event photography images to have a special look to them, a feeling that sets them apart from the typical event or conference photo you see online. I accomplish this by not only focusing on the moment in front of me, but also on elements such as composition, symmetry and lighting. Additionally, I like to spend extra time editing the photos to give them that extra pop and makes them perfect for sharing on social media.

Mike Ditka giving presentation at awards ceremony


Since I’m constantly working in different environments and interacting with new people, my style of shooting is designed to be able adapt to any situation. I’m just as comfortable blending into the background doing documentary-style photography as I am asking guests to get together for posed group shots. This combination of approaches helps ensure that you receive the photos that best showcase the unique qualities of your event!



If you’re looking for professional event photography, add Joe U Photo to the guest list at your next Chicago birthday party, private event or special occasion. Whether it’s a 40th birthday party in the west loop or a company holiday party downtown, my candid approach is perfect for capturing all of those unforgettable moments.

When photographing an event I will always do my best to blend in to the crowd and not interrupt the flow, so the party never skips a beat. I aim to document genuine moments of guests & attendees engaging and having fun and I create compelling images by consistently seeking out the pockets of energy where the most activity is taking place.

My style of event photography generates photos that are great for sharing on social media and with fast delivery of easy-to-use galleries you and your guests can have your favorite shots posted online in no time.

For more info on my party & private event photography pricing and availability, contact me today!

male speaker giving presentation at Chicago corporate event
group of people dancing and celebrating at Chicago fundraising event.


Joe U Photo is the perfect solution for providing professional photography at your next Chicago corporate event. This type of photography covers events like marketing activations, product launches, branded events, conferences, conventions, trade shows and more!

No matter the size or scale of your event, you’ll be getting comprehensive coverage that will represent all the most important brands, vendors, speakers, guest interactions, booths, exhibits and displays. By documenting every angle I’m able to ensure that your company or organization, your attendees and your sponsors all receive the photos they need for marketing, social media and promotional purposes.

I have experience photographing corporate events ranging in size from 100 to over 5,000 attendees in venues all around Chicago. I’ve shot events for start ups, software companies, global alcohol brands, non-profits, automotive companies, event promoters etc. My style of photography is perfect for any industry in need of authentic, unique and professional images for their online presence!

For more info on my marketing & corporate event photography pricing and availability, contact me today!





  • Creative & professional event photography

  • 30+ edited images per hour of coverage

  • Full resolution downloads

  • Select images edited on-site for social media sharing

  • Fast delivery of final images

  • Shareable online gallery

  • Unlimited usage and rights for most events

  • Customizable packages

two women and a man smile and interact at a company appreciation event.