Sophie Cazottes

Kind Words

Baylee and Andrew

Sophie was an absolute joy! When we first spoke with her she had such an airy, cheerful, and sincere demeanor that had us instantly excited that we chose her as our photographer. When we had to postpone our Sept 2020 wedding to June 2021 she was incredibly gracious and accommodating and made a very difficult decision feel less stressful. She made us feel like she was in our corner and she really was!

Sophie was DELIGHTFUL on our wedding day. She was friendly, instructive, excited, organized, and everywhere! She captured our day perfectly. Our family is still talking about her kindness and great direction. She was amazing!

The wedding was a beautiful whirlwind and it does go by so fast (but in the best way). When we got our pictures from Sophie we were able to look back on that day and re-live those special moments. We have looked at them again and again, finding infiniteness in each capture. Sophie gave us that gift- the gift of memories that will last a lifetime. One of our favorite things about Sophie’s captures is we are able to see our wedding breathing on its own while we were busy doing bride and groom things- conversations between our friends, laughter shared with family, the flowers sitting delicately in their vases, the warm glow of the candles on the tables, different vantage points of our first dance, and just the overall energy of such a special day. She got it all.

We are so thankful for Sophie’s eye for detail, heart for what she does, and who she is as a person. Thank you, Sophie!

Maria and René

When I began my search for a wedding photographer and came across Sophie’s website, I was so taken with the beauty of her photos that she immediately became one of my top choices. After I reached out to her I knew right away I wanted to hire her. She was very responsive, organized and personable and I could really sense her passion for her job. We quickly hired her to take our engagement and wedding photos. For our engagement photos we wanted pictures along the river walk. She picked all the best spots to provide beautiful backdrops for our photos. She also made us feel very at ease with getting professional photos done. The pictures turned out gorgeous and we were so happy with them! On our wedding day, Sophie did a fantastic job. She has a great eye and captured so many special moments from our big day. And even though it was raining, it did not stop her from taking gorgeous photos all around our venue. We now have so many beautiful photos to cherish. Sophie is so talented that our pictures are more than just photos - they are works of art. I would recommend Sophie to anyone who not only wants gorgeous photos but also wants a photographer who always prompt, responsive, organized and easy to work with!

Amy and Andrew

Sophie is the absolute best! She not only made our wedding day completely stress free and super fun but was able to get so many AMAZING shots! She returned preview shots to us 2 days after our wedding and I’m so excited to see the rest! If you’re looking for a photographer that will make you feel comfortable and relaxed on your wedding day and also get amazing shots, Sophie is your girl:)

Craig and Luke

We found Sophie at a friend's wedding. Their photographs for the event were gorgeous and Sophie had stopped us during the cocktail hour for a couple's portrait that came out great. So, she was a definite pick for us when it came to planning our wedding.

We booked with her in the fall of 2019, and through the entirety of Covid uncertainty she remained in touch and adaptive with us as we navigated all of the changes the pandemic brought around.

And she was incredible to work with on the day of. Organized, patient, creative, and just as excited as we were. She made us feel comfortable and made sure every detail in the pictures was thought of and attended to.

We honestly can't recommend Sophie highly enough. It's rare to find genuine, kind people who excel at what they do. But Sophie is one of them. She delivered fantastic photos and helped make the process of capturing those moments easy and fun. We loved having her around for the wedding day!

Liz and Sam

Sophie was absolutely incredible to work with! Sophie was so creative and thoughtful from the first meeting to our wedding day! She came up with creative ideas on where to take engagement pictures and made us feel incredibly comfortable, even though we aren't exactly naturals in front of the camera ha. She made us laugh and had a great sense of humor! We postponed our wedding due to COVID and she was supportive and understanding throughout it all. On the wedding day she was so calm and came up with a terrific plan for pictures when the rain messed up our original plan. She took charge and made sure that we took pictures in multiple locations with many different ideas and poses. She was encouraging, asked us how we're doing, and had terrific tips. We also have a huge family that wasn't easy to get together, but she calmly organized it so we got all the shots we wanted. We really appreciate that Sophie sent the preview pictures, reel, and free video by noon the day after our wedding! We absolutely love the pictures in the preview and can't wait to see the rest! I would recommend her to everyone I know!

Lauren and Ciaran

We feel so lucky we were able to work with Sophie! From our first conversation to the day of our wedding Sophie was generous, creative, and fun. When we had to reschedule our wedding due to COVID Sophie was supportive and understanding, working with us seamlessly to finalize a new date. Sophie took time to outline what to expect, discuss timelines, and offered great ideas about locations. On the day of the wedding Sophie made the whole process fun and stress-free. The photos we took before the ceremony with our small group are some of our favorite memories from the entire day. Everyone in the bridal party commented on how relaxed and enjoyable everything was. The actual photos themselves are stunning and Sophie gave us so many to choose from. Overall we couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much Sophie!!

Brady and Adam

I first fell in love with Sophie and her work at my cousin's wedding. I was so overwhelmed looking for photographers when we first got engaged. To have the opportunity to see her calm & organized demeanor in action and the beautiful end result was such a blessing! She not only stuck with us through postponing our original wedding due to Covid, but also switching locations and states. She was so supportive, caring, communicative, flexible, and fair. I couldn't appreciate her more leading up to the big day. The big day, FINALLY, came and Sophie was there from the start with all smiles and beautiful shots. Capturing everything in such a non-intrusive and natural way. She was so quick with the turnaround of the photos. All of which had me, my family, and friends in awe. Love you Sophie! Cannot wait for all of the vino and photos to come!

Stephanie and J.R.

Sophie is extraordinary. Not only is she so talented, she is such a kind person. My husband and I found her while researching Chicago photographers, and Sophie was the only one who took time to hop on the phone with me and walk me through how she does things, shared a TON of her work with me, and outlined what I would expect, etc. When the pandemic hit, she was patient with us to schedule our engagement shoot, and it was worth the wait! She was prepared, knew amazing locations, and made us feel so comfortable and confident in front of the camera. We just received our wedding sneak peek photos and I am in LOVE! She has such an eye to capture the big and little moments. Highly recommend Sophie!!

Leila and Ross

I can not recommend Sophie highly enough! She is absolutely outstanding. She is quick to respond, easy to work with, flexible, and takes incredibly beautiful pictures. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, our initially planned wedding was cancelled, and she was incredibly supportive and flexible with our needs, even offering to return our deposit (which many other vendors were not willing to do). Ultimately, we opted for a small intimate wedding via zoom, and Sophie took pictures for us before and during the ceremony. Not only did she take amazing photos (I can't stop looking at them!), but she also went above and beyond, and helped me lay out the room to set the stage for the zoom wedding, which was certainly not in her job description. She doubled as a mini-wedding planner! I highly recommend Sophie without any reservations, and I will certainly be using her again for future events.

Meggan and Ryan

Where do I even begin? If you are looking for breathtaking, timeless photos and the most relaxed time, Sophie is the right photographer for your day!! Everyone could not stop talking about how easygoing she made everything. When we received our photos we could not stop looking at them! She captured not only so many stunning photos of us but also many moments we may have missed in the hustle and bustle of the day. Besides being hilarious and fun she is so professional and over all incredible. Trust us, you want Sophie to capture your day.

Valerie and Connor

Sophie was a pleasure to work with and a stellar photographer. From our engagement session through our wedding, every aspect of Sophie's work was exceptional. She made the entire process easy, fun, and gave us countless phenomenal photos that we'll cherish for a lifetime. I can not recommend Sophie highly enough to anyone who values quality of product and service. Thank you so much Sophie!

Elizabeth and Matt

I don't have enough good things to say about Sophie - we love her so much! There are honestly so many choices out there for photographers, and I cannot stress enough how glad I am that we chose her! When choosing wedding vendors, the photographer was the most important to me, so I did endless amounts of research. So far, she has done our engagement shoot, our wedding photos and even an adorable shoot for our new puppy - all in which she was so professional and amazing and we couldn't be happier with the photos. She is so passionate about her work and has such an artistic eye to capture the most beautiful moments. During all the shoots, I felt at complete ease with her and so comfortable. She really took control when we had a large wedding party of 18 including my husband and me. She was able to get everyone's attention and give such great direction to get all the best shots even though wedding days can be super hectic! Everyone in the wedding party loved her as well! I knew I could completely trust her, so I was able to just relax and trust her vision. She is such a sweetheart - if you are trying to find a photographer, look no further!

Katie and Ben

Sophie is a really wonderful person and talented photographer. Many of her photos are stunning works of art! Leading up to the wedding, she was very responsive, supportive and flexible. She took time to meet us at our venue for the final walk through to familiarize herself with it, even though that wasn't in her contract and remained flexible when we had last minute timeline changes due to rain (and going so far as providing various ideas for rain contingency photo location ideas, herself). Then, on the wedding day, she was punctual, discrete and kind. She remained calm despite unpleasant weather and slight traffic delays and captured many stunning photos - both of the ceremony/reception space and of candid special moments shared between us and with our guests. Her second shooter was also great and worked well with the guys. We will treasure our photos forever!

Sara and Daniel

We are so glad our friends recommended Sophie! Wedding planning is stressful but working with Sophie was easy! She was very responsive, had multiple phone conversations with us, and worked with us so we could meet her in person. We really appreciated her timeliness and attention to detail in our pre-wedding meetings. During the wedding, Sophie kept us on track based on the outline we finalized together and made sure we got all of the shots we wanted. We just received our photos back and could not be more thrilled with the beautiful results of Sophie's work! Now the challenging part will be narrowing down our photo selections to decide which ones to print! Thank you Sophie!

Celia and Jack

Sophie is an excellent photographer! She was highly recommended from many others, and we're so glad she was able to photograph our wedding. She is incredibly artistic, and she captured our day (portraits, candids, details) in an authentic and beautiful way. Sophie is creative and professional, and she made us feel at ease. Everything felt seamless when working with her, from meeting her to receiving our pictures. I'd recommend her to anyone, and I'm so happy she was a part of our wedding.

Allison and Rush

Sophie is a gem - choosing her as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. She’s professional, fun and her pictures are to die for! 💜

Colleen and Andrew 

Sophie is an amazing photographer and we couldn't be happier with our wedding pictures! Everything ran seamlessly, from the moment we booked with her to the day of our wedding. Sophie is easy to talk to and was really accommodating. The day of the wedding ran seamlessly thanks to Sophie. She has a true gift and I would highly recommend her for your event/wedding! Thank you so much Sophie!!!

Kate and Joey 

Sophie was an absolute joy to work with! From the first time my husband and I met Sophie, we instantly clicked with her. She was so easy and fun to work with from our engagement shoot to the day of the wedding! One of my biggest concerns was looking unnatural/awkward in pictures but Sophie knew exactly how to make our engagement shoot fun and capture beautiful/candidate photos. She really has an eye and passion for photography and it shows through in her work! Sophie is not just our trusted photographer but she has become a great friend! Highly recommend!!

Erica and Jason 

Sophie is amazing! My wedding photos were my number 1 priority when planning. Sophie had such a clear vision and style, I knew while being photographed we were in good hands. She was so communicative, wanted to make sure we had all the shots and group photos we would want, and we had a slideshow just a couple of days later, which was amazing! It was so wonderful to see some photos in just a couple of days and to be able to relive our day so quickly. She had all of our photos ready in about 3 weeks. I couldn't recommend enough!

Molly and Justin

My wife chose Sophie for our engagement/wedding photography and I’m so happy with that decision. Her photos turned out absolutely beautiful and we’re so happy with them. She uses great lighting and locations, she can order a crowd around and tell you how to pose to get the best shot. Absolutely recommend!

Allie and Garrett

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Sophie as the lead photographer for our wedding! Sophie is extremely professional and makes you feel instantly comfortable. She didn't miss a single detail of our big day. We can't thank her enough. Highly recommend!

Laura and Dave

We could not have imagined a better wedding photographer if we tried. Sophie is a true professional with a charm about her that naturally makes everyone smile. We were "lucky" and got married on one of the rainiest days on record here in Chicago and were unable to take the majority of photos we had outlined, but it didn't phase her at all; she captured the most beautiful moments throughout the day and into the night, and went above and beyond delivering a mix of candids, portraits, and details. It truly felt as if we had planned to be inside from the beginning. We are so grateful to Sophie for capturing the moments we will cherish for the rest of our lives!

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