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A portrait is like a sip of perfect espresso in a café

Development of my own unique style, allowed me to succeed in the world of photography and earn awards, including “Best of Show” from the CPPA.

Photographs from my wedding and portrait sessions have their own unique mood and atmosphere. I achieve this uniqueness through a perfect, yet natural composition as well as specially selected play between light and shadow.

Not without significance is also the peace of mind, intrinsic comfort, easy communication, and even a connection I am able to achieve with my models.

Each photo session for me is like a meeting in a café,

with each photograph like a sip of perfect espresso.

Jacek Cwik

Member of:

- Wedding & Portrait Photographers International

- Chicagoland Professional Photographers Assoc


We highly recommend Jacek Cwik as wedding and portrait photography master. This was one area where choosing a photographer was difficult because we wanted to have the best possible pictures of our special day. Jacek was just fabulous. We were so impressed by his brilliant ideas and professional art work. Definitely, model magazine quality!

Olivia and Brian

Highly recommended! We had Jacek (Portrait Cafe) as a photographer for our wedding and other occasion. Jacek is very professional and his photos are like pieces of art. He has a great communication skills, tons of ideas, but also, open to your suggestions. He is very funny, which of course is not major reason you want to hire him, but trust me, it's helpful during hectic and stressful wedding day. We really appreciate all the effort he put to take great pictures!

Kim Yeung

I had always dreamed of using Jacek Cwik for my photography for the day of my wedding. Jacek is an outstanding photographer who really captured our day perfectly! He had thoughts and ideas for pictures we never would have thought of that are truly going to capture the memories of our day better than we could have ever imagined. Though I looked through tons of albums at bridal shows, surfed so many websites, and found myself comparing them to Portrait Cafe real art I reassured the others style of photography did not compare! I will aggressively recommend Jacek to all of my friends, sisters, and even acquaintances to use him as their wedding photographer. If you value good photos at your wedding, go with Portrait Cafe. Jacek’s humor and kindness also help calm anyone shy to the camera and consequently help to create more natural photos. Highly Recommended!!!

Sarah L

My husband and I had the privilege of working with Portrait Cafe Photography for our engagement session and wedding day. Jacek Cwik delivered everything you could want from wedding photos, beautiful portraits, timeless family photos, and great candids. He made brilliant suggestions for poses, and was great with our whole wedding party! We are still trying to pick out which photos we want in our album because every single one is amazing. I cannot express enough how great Jacek was and would highly recommend him for any event!


We've worked with Jacek on several different occasions and it's always been such a great experience. Jacek was our wedding photographer, he witnessed and photographed our son's babtisms and made many more beautiful pictures of our family. Always professional, discret, very talented, full of ideas and very flexible, these are just few characteristics of this great photographer.

Alice and Lawrence

When it came time to find a photographer for my wedding I found Portrait Café at a bridal expo and I got engaged falling completely in love with their photography! I knew I had to work with Jacek Cwik and was thrilled to grab his last available weekend for the summer. I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience with Jacek. He did outstanding job of making us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and it shows in our beautiful photos. I have received the most marvelous complements about our wedding pictures and he captured beautiful memories that we can cherish for the rest of our lives.


We interviewed many photographers and were blown away with Jacek's presentation. He is very professional, but also extremely personable. We could have not asked for a better photographer or team than Jacek Cwik and They were very professional and the pictures were stunning! A truly amazing job at capturing every detail and moment throughout the day and night. What we love about their photography is that it truly told the story of our day from start to finish. We will be sure to recommend Jacek and his team to all our friends and family! Thank you!!!!!

Elizabeth B

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