AJ Abelman is a wedding, event, portrait and lifestyle photographer currently living, working, and loving
in Chicago, IL.


What started as a childhood hobby in my beautiful hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, quickly became a passion as I discovered that photography was the perfect way for me to capture the beauty I saw in the world around me every day. Starting in the darkroom and eventually moving on to film-inspired digital captures, I fell in love with telling stories through intimate, artful, and timeless portraits. While refining my craft and receiving my Bachelor's Degree in Photography at Columbia College Chicago, I began my journey telling love stories from new romance, to wedding days of all kinds, to growing families for clients that became friends across the Chicagoland area and beyond.  Today, I am joyously continuing to do what I love as each new couple, family, and individual entrusts me with the honor of telling their story.

If you're reading this, it means we're already one step closer to becoming fast friends and working together to create the photographs you've
been searching for. I'm so glad you're here. 
Please reach out to say hello- I can't wait to meet you!