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HEYYY! My name is Jason Verdin, and I’m incredibly excited that you’re here reading about me. That means you’re probably trying to get to know me and see if I’m the right fit for you. Here are some things about me: I’m happily married to my wife (Claira) and we have three kids (Logan, Evylyn, and Willow). Our first “child” is our 8 year old golden doodle pup, Boomer (we named him before OK Boomer was a thing). I love coffee, movies, music, film photography, working out, marathon running, community, and home cooked meals.  I’m a people person. Although I can be a pretty social introvert, getting to know new people and their stories are what drive me.

My time spent as a high school English teacher immensely helped out my wedding photography career. For 10+ years, I stood in front of teenagers putting on 45 minute one man shows to engage other people. All of that time I spent wrangling teenagers and getting them to do work helps me out when I’m directing your wedding party for photos! I love being a teacher, and I loved teaching literature because I got to dive into the stories that drive everyone. My passion and my hope is to capture your story and what drives you. 

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing engagements + weddings for the past decade, and I love growing with my couples photographing major life milestones with them: engagements, weddings, maternity, new borns, and family photos. It’s a testament to their confidence in my ability to photograph them, and the bond that I create with the people I meet on one of the best days of their lives. 


This is us. No not the never ending flashback series on NBC, but this is my family. They are why I work as hard as I do. Claira, my wife, and our three kids, Logan, Evylyn, and Willow, are my world. I have balanced two careers while I learn and attempt to be the best husband and father possible. Not only are you supporting a small business, but you are also supporting my family.

Thank you.


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March 12, 2023/by jayvphotography
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September 20, 2022/by jayvphotography
A guide to getting married at Chicago's City Hall including links and descriptions to all the helpful information that you will need!
March 22, 2022/by jayvphotography
Angelica and Ryan, the beautiful bride and groom, on their wedding day in Barrington, Illinois at the beautiful St. Anne Catholic Community Church.
November 23, 2021/by jayvphotography
Randy and Nicole, the beautiful bride and groom, on their wedding day in Chicago, Illinois at the beautiful campus of Loyola University.
November 14, 2021/by jayvphotography
Brian and Fiona's wedding day at Loft 28 West in Aurora, Illinois. Great intimate wedding with a killer band and dance floor for the end of the night.
August 28, 2021/by jayvphotography
Katie and Brian's wedding at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wilmette, Illinois. All the intangibles came together for a great day of photography.
August 16, 2021/by jayvphotography
Johnny and Chrissy's incredibly special wedding day at Two Brothers Roundhouse was another beautiful wedding photographed in Aurora, Illinois.
July 25, 2021/by jayvphotography
This bride and groom were blessed with a beautiful backyard wedding day in Naperville, Illinois after they waited out the showers.
July 8, 2021/by jayvphotography
This wedding day was sandwiched between a tornado and rain. Thankfully, it let up for their wedding at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.
June 30, 2021/by jayvphotography
After postponing their wedding twice because of COVID, Emily and Joe were finally able to get married at the Public Landing in Lockport, Illinois.
June 26, 2021/by jayvphotography
Alyssa and Jordan's beautifully quant wedding day at the Danada House in Wheaton, Illinois was a great way to kick off the 2021 wedding season.
June 25, 2021/by jayvphotography