Chris & Jessica

Chris Withers Photography is an award-winning wedding photography and cinematography team located in Springfield, Illinois. Voted one of the top wedding photographers and videographers in the area. Chris and his wife Jessica run a full-time studio and love to travel all over the United States seeking amazing projects together. They love searching out inspiring moments and creating new friendships along the way!

The pair have almost 20 years of combined experience and have captured thousands of events together. Their unique perspective  as a creative married couple allow them to see weddings in a way most overlook. They know how priceless these moments are to you and what they will mean many years from now! Make sure you take time to say hello. They are excited to learn more about the story of you!



We are so excited for you and this amazing journey you're taking! We understand how you feel. We were once in your shoes. Staying up late, thinking about details and special ideas for that special day. This moment is a celebration of your love and a chance to express it with your dearest friends and family. Let's make it special!

This next chapter in your life is one you want to slow down, remember and most importantly- capture with beautiful photography and cinematography! We have pulled together some of our most popular services and products to create a wedding experience that will leave you prepared and inspired!


Many want to share their wedding photos with all their friends and family through email, Facebook and Instagram. We want to make that super easy for you. Your collection comes with fully processed extreme-resolution digital images uploaded to an easy-to-use online gallery. You will also have the rights to print and share the images however you wish. They are your photos! :)

digital files included

Our passion is to capture every moment of your story as it happened and leave you with beautiful and creative memories that tell the complete story. We are proud to offer full day wedding coverage as the foundation of our premium wedding experience. This will give us the opportunity we need to make your wedding day portfolio as creative as possible.

full day coverage


Your experience will include a complimentary engagement session. This session allows us to learn more about you as a couple. The experience we gain through this session is very helpful for us when planning your wedding.

engagement session included

engagement session


Trying to photograph a wedding without understanding lighting is like trying to cook a five-star meal without knowing what spices are and how to use them. Could you create something? Yes, but you are leaving so much potential behind and missing out on what could have been a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

Natural & Studio light are both beautiful. They should both be understood and mastered. When you bring these styles together, you create magic. Everything from light & airy portraits to dramatic colors and compositions. When you understand lighting, no situation is a "poor" lighting situation.



Your Wedding Experience Begins Here

Our passion and main goal is to give you awesome photos and an amazing experience! With over a decade capturing weddings, we've learned some things! We will help guide you through the process of creating a (stress free) wedding timeline that will allow for awe-inspiring photography or video without feeling overwhelmed. 

To book your wedding date, we require a signed contract and a non-refundable retainer. The wedding retainer is $850 and will be deducted from your overall wedding investment once we finalize your wedding collection!

I love my studio. It inspires me every time I walk inside. It is my home away from home. Let's have a conversation over coffee or tea. We can chat about your wedding and make sure we are a perfect fit. 

We invite you to visit the studio

Chris and Jessica are so much more than your run of the mill wedding photographer talent. They become your family while capturing the moments you will treasure for a lifetime. Their creativity and ability to catch the little moments is beyond compare. Our journey with them began in 2014 for an engagement session, and has transitioned to wedding photos, newborn shoots, and annual family (of 5) sessions. Our family has grown along with their business but they still provide the same caring attention to detail and beautiful art year after year. I’m so grateful we hired them so many years ago! And you will be too!

Connie & Justin

I recommend Chris and Jessica to anyone looking to be a product of timeless and breathtaking photos. I requested that my fiancé and I had our engagement session as the sun rose on our four year anniversary. Without hesitation, Chris and Jessica agreed, and now we have photos to drool over for a lifetime. The best part? This is just the beginning of our work with them. It truly would have been a mistake if we did not choose Chris and Jessica. Their amazing reviews are not an exaggeration- they are THE REAL DEAL for expert photography in the state of Illinois. ❤️

Taylor & Nikoli

Chris is very personable and professional. I loved that he utilized his own artistic creativity, yet it was still very important to him that our own "vision" for our photos was attained. Loved working with him!

Kristi Lecocq

I am in awe of the artwork Chris and Jessica create. They go above and beyond the call of a photographer and have an eye for detail that most miss. My wedding was 5/27 and the pictures I have seen are magnificent. There were several ups and downs with my day but in the midst of the chaos they found beauty. When I received the devastating news of my grandpa not being in attendance they did not hesitate to stop what they were doing and make sure I was ok. I could say thank you every day for the rest of my life and it wouldn't begin to touch the amount of gratitude I have for Chris and Jessica. Thank you both so much for everything.

Toryn Kolodziejski 

Chris was fantastic and professional from beginning to end. He is very thoughtful and personal in his approach. He created a very relaxed environment--especially for someone who is not used to having photos taken. He helped with everything from clothing choices to hair static. I thought his prices were reasonable. I will definitely use him again.

Betsy Londrigan

My fiance and I had such an amazing experience with Chris Withers Photography for our engagement photos. Both Chris and his wife Jessica went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for our session. They even spent a few hours out in the freezing cold so that we could have the winter pictures that we wanted! Jessica literally gave me the gloves off of her hands to help keep mine warm! Of course they turned out AMAZING! We LOVE Chris' artistic touches that he puts into his work. We were hesitant about the price at first but Chris Withers Photography is definitely worth every penny! We are SO excited to see what magic they will work on our wedding day!!!

Brittany Beler

Wow wow wow!!!!!! We are so blown away on how amazing each and every moment you captured was!!! Thank you guys so much I can’t even begin to tell you how happy we are with the outcome! THANK YOU!!!! 

Molly Henry

My fiancé and I are not the most comfortable in front of the camera, so of course we went into our engagement shoot a little nervous. The second we walked into the studio with Chris and Jessica they made us feel at home and my nerves instantly disappeared. Chris is not just a photographer, he is an artist with a passion for photography that I’ve never seen before. We had the best time and I’m telling every bride out there looking for a photographer for their wedding.. stop now. You have found him!

Kayla Marie


We truly appreciate every fan and client that we gain. Take time to like and follow us on our social media. We look forward to having your friendship.

start a friendship

We truly appreciate every fan and client that we gain. Take time to like and follow us on our social media. We look forward to having your friendship.

start a friendship