photography & film

chris & jessica

Chris Withers is an award-winning wedding photographer located in Springfield, Illinois. Voted one of the top 5 photographers in Illinois. He runs a full-time studio but also loves to travel all over the United States. He photographs every wedding with his lovely wife, Jessica, who is a Second Shooter/Lighting Assistant. The pair have 15 years of combined experience, and they are excited to share that experience with you!


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We are so excited for you and this amazing journey you're embarking! 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 Wedding Collections that suit just about every couple. Scroll through to see some of the great things we offer and how to book Chris and Jessica for your special day!


We also offer cinematography

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. Every 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! :)

you want it. you got it.

We love photographing the complete story of your wedding. We want to capture every moment possible — from the moment you slip into your beautiful white dress ’til you share your last dance in the evening hours, Jessica and I love capturing every part of your story. To ensure we can capture every precious moment, we are proud to tell you that all collections include full day wedding coverage up to a maximum of 13 hours. Request access to our investment info to learn more about our amazing collections.

full day wedding coverage


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



Your wedding collection includes a complimentary Lifestyle/Engagement Session. This session allows us to learn more about you as a couple. The experience we gain through this session is very helpful and allows you to feel more confident on your wedding day.

engagement session included

engagement session included

engagement portfolio

wedding collections 
Begin at $2,995

Building a wedding package you will love is an art in itself. We want to capture every moment of your story beautifully. Giving you something that will let you re-live your day over and over. Bringing tears to your eyes each time you look back through the years. This is the experience Chris passionately wants to give you. 


An $850 Retainer will be needed to hold your wedding date. This Retainer is reduced from your overall wedding investment.  Once we reserve your date we can begin planning your engagement session and wedding timeline.  Retainers are non-refundable.

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

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




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We truly appreciate every fan and client that we gain. That is why we like to reward a free session (valued at $500) to one lucky fan every-time we reach a 1000 new followers. Take time to like and follow us on our social media for a chance to be one of those lucky winners. We look forward to having your friendship.

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