About - kuehlphoto

Hello, my name is Matt Kuehl. I live in Oak Park, Illinois, near Chicago.   On the right, that's a selfie of me and my son, Oliver.

I’ve been passionate about photography since I got my first professional SLR camera more than 20 years ago. I’ve shot for newspapers, freelanced for private organizations and assisted professional photographers. In 2005 I shot my first solo wedding, and in 2008 I opened Kuehl Studios, Inc. In my first year, I shot over 20 weddings, in addition to several other events and portrait sittings.  I have since shot over 100 weddings and numerous other events, as well as dozens of real estate sites.

My style is a contemporary blend of candid photojournalism and traditional portraiture. I try my best to achieve a natural look in my pictures by capturing the real moments and subtle details that make your special day unique and memorable. I look for people’s genuine character, without contriving poses or forcing pretentious expressions, and I think it shows in my work. I do traditional posed portraits at every event I shoot, which balances with the freestyle editorial work. I especially love shooting weddings because they are such a great venue for candid documentary work. I can be fly on the wall, without people noticing me while I capture all the details and emotions as I tell a story through pictures.

I work independant of larger chains, which benefits my clients both financially and artistically. Lastly, I shoot all digital and have a streamlined post-processing workflow that I have developed and honed with the help of my background experience in engineering. This all helps me provide the highest quality work at very competitive prices.

Please email me for pricing and availability.

Read my tips for the bride and groom here.