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Will Byington Photography

A few photos from the life and adventures of Chicago based Freelance Photographer Will Byington. Follow me here… and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc and please say hello!



"Looking down on Hollywood" Thanks to a couple friend’s versions of this photo, I knew I had to try and get one of my own! Will Byington Photography © 2013

Posted: September 27, 2013, 4:55 pm


Oh hello #WrigleyField… I can’t believe only 3 home games remain in the 2013 season! There’s always next year! (at Wrigley Field)

Posted: September 23, 2013, 7:49 pm






Happy Birthday to the Boss! Thought I’d repost my favorite shots from Wrigley. Hey Bruce.. Have a beer on your birthday!

Posted: September 23, 2013, 4:41 pm






Took a few photos last night as I enjoyed seeing my friends #BlackberrySmoke sell out Joe’s Bar in Chicago. One of the best bands on the road today!

Posted: September 23, 2013, 3:40 am




















I was hired to photograph an inspirational event on the southside of Chicago as NBA star Anthony Davis and Boost Mobile donated a basketball court to the Perspectives School which he attended.  I was super impressed by all of the students and staff as well as by Anthony himself.  He is a role model for sure. 

Posted: September 8, 2013, 9:16 pm




















One of the coolest events I’ve been lucky enough to photograph year after year here in Chicago for a bar is the Bar 1 Big Break singing competition finale where one winner takes home $15,000.  There is insane talent and skills each year.  Just a few photos from the very fun evening!

Posted: August 28, 2013, 8:58 pm

Kerry Wood gets ready for the 1st annual Woody's Whiffle Ball Challenge.


A beautiful day at Wrigley Field.


Bill Murray gives his team some instructions for the celebrity whiffle ball game.


Bill and Joel Murray along with Kerry and Sarah Wood


The hosts for the days event... Kerry and Sarah Wood.


Bill Murray celebrates hitting a home run to kick off the Celebrity Whiffle Ball game.


Bill Murray


Jenny McCarthy gets a hit during the celebrity whiffle ball game at Wrigley Field


Joel Murray during the celebrity game at Wrigley Field


Hanging with Bill Murray at Wrigley Field

I was very lucky to be a part of photographing Kerry Wood’s First Annual Woody’s Whiffle Ball Challenge at Wrigley Field.  For the past three years, I have photographed the Murray Brothers Caddyshack Golf outing and they invited me to join them for a fun day at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.  As you can see… it was quite fun!  You can see more of my photos here:  

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153159261980354.1073741847.597470353&type=1&l=d284f274e0

And find out more about the actual event here: http://www.woodyswiffleballclassic.org

Posted: August 15, 2013, 8:42 pm



One of my favorite new bands of this year... Houndmouth. Check them out... you can thank me later.


Another shot from Houndmouth at Lollapalooza 2013. Quite possibly my favorite photo from the whole weekend.


Nine Inch Nails at Lollapalooza 2013.


Another of my favorite new bands... Shovels and Rope. LOVE them.


Lukas Nelson... yes, Willie's Son... is BADASS. I first saw him on the Kid Rock Cruise and have been a fan ever since. This photo is just one example of the energy and passion he plays with.


I have no clue who these guys are... if they are a band or not... but loved the way this photo came out. Rock and Roll.


Between the BMI stage and the Grove Stage... that is where I think I saw the best music all weekend.


I had never heard of these guys before watching them at the BMI stage... but Wild Cub blew us all away. Great set.


The sound was horrible at MANY of the stages for Lolla this year... among the biggest upsets due to sound were the Imagine Dragons, Lumineers and Matt & Kim (pictured here).

Lollapalooza has come and gone… and was a blast once again as always!  Just a few of my favorite photos from the weekend of music by the lake. 

Posted: August 7, 2013, 8:12 pm

Haim performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013


Haim performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013


Krewella performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013


The Neighborhood performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013


Haim performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013


Haim performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013


Krewella performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013


Krewella performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013


Krewella performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013


Krewella performs at the Vevo's Lift Live pre-Lollapalooza Concert. 8.1.2013

Vevo’s Lift Live Pre-Lollapalooza show at the Park West, Chicago featuring The Neighborhood, Haim and Krewella. August 1, 2013. 

Posted: August 2, 2013, 10:47 pm












Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s Legends of the Summer Tour conquered Soldier Field on July 22, 2013. 

Posted: July 23, 2013, 10:18 pm














Phish at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island, Chicago. July 21, 2013

Posted: July 22, 2013, 10:15 pm




















Pearl Jam at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, Chicago. July 19, 2013. 

Posted: July 20, 2013, 10:12 pm

Sister Hazel at the Roscoe Burger Fest, July 13, 2013.


Sister Hazel at the Roscoe Burger Fest, July 13, 2013.


Sister Hazel at the Roscoe Burger Fest, July 13, 2013.


Cowboy Mouth at the Roscoe Burger Fest, July 14, 2013.


Cowboy Mouth at the Roscoe Burger Fest, July 14, 2013.


Cowboy Mouth at the Roscoe Burger Fest, July 14, 2013.


Cowboy Mouth at the Roscoe Burger Fest, July 14, 2013.


Cowboy Mouth at the Roscoe Burger Fest, July 14, 2013.

Just a few photos from seeing my friends in both Sister Hazel and Cowboy Mouth at the 2013 Roscoe Burger Fest. July 13 and 14, 2013. 

Posted: July 16, 2013, 10:05 pm














Patrick Kane of the NHL Stanley Cup winning Blackhawks visited the Jimmy Buffett concert at Northerly Island. June 29, 2013

Posted: June 30, 2013, 9:56 pm

Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago. Loved being able to see the teleprompter... and you thought Mick was really happy to see you!


Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago.


Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago.


Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago.


Taylor Swift joins Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago.


Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago.


Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago.


Ron Wood and the Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago.


Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago.


Rolling Stones @ The United Center, Chicago.

Seeing the Rolling Stones at the United Center on June 3rd is right up there as a bucket list concert.  They are celebrating 50 years on the road…and they still have it. 

Posted: June 4, 2013, 9:36 pm

As I attempt to catch up and ramp back up for blogging and updating work projects… I thought I would start with a few of my favorite photos from the spring of 2013. 

Over the last week of April and first week of May, I went to both Las Vegas and then New Orleans for the NOLA Jazz Fest. 

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Valley of Fire. Las Vegas, NV

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Valley of Fire. Las Vegas, NV

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Las Vegas, NV

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New Orleans Jazz Fest. Heaven on earth. 

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Canal St. in New Orleans, LA

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Willie Nelson at the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013. 

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Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars at the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013

See a few more photos from both trips here:

Las Vegas: https://www.facebook.com/willbyington/media_set?set=a.10152835881355354.1073741825.597470353&type=3

NOLA Jazz Fest: https://www.facebook.com/willbyington/media_set?set=a.10152835920780354.1073741826.597470353&type=3

Posted: June 1, 2013, 9:26 pm