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Frequently Asked Questions

Photojournalistic Chicago Wedding Photographer


The Basics

How would you describe your style and approach?

Our goal is to capture the authenticity and realness of your love. We have a passion for photography and are driven by unscripted moments. We focus on human interactions rather than the perfect shot of your shoes.

What are your wedding packages and pricing?

Wedding Collections begin at $3,750 with most of our couples investing between $4,500 and $6,000. And since we strongly believe in having a connection with every couple that we shoot, all wedding collections include a complimentary engagement session. Contact us for detailed pricing.

Do you travel for weddings?

Absolutely! From the bustling streets of Beijing to the desert landscape of Joshua Tree, we will travel anywhere in the world to capture your love story.

2018 Travel Dates

January | Bruges  & Amsterdam

February | San Francisco & Joshua Tree

March | Punta Cana

April | Hong Kong & Bali

May | Asheville, NC & Boston, MA

June | St. Louis, MO

November | Portland, OR

When and how do we get our photos?

We do our best to deliver your photos as fast as possible, and currently, our average turnaround time is 12 weeks. You will receive an email to your online gallery where you can download the hi-res photos to share with family and friends along with a print release.

Let’s do this! How do we secure our date?

We require a signed contract and 25% retainer to secure your date with the full amount due 30 days prior to your wedding. All of this is done conveniently online. We accept cash, check, Chase QuickPay, and all credit/debit cards.


The Nitty Gritty

Can we provide you with a shotlist?

Nope. We only take lists for formal family portraits. It is our goal to tell the story of your day, photographing all the emotions and genuine moments of your big day. We do not want anything to distract us from that, including crossing off items on a shotlist or Pinterest board.

There are no formal photos on your website or blog, do you take any family shots at the wedding?

Of course!! We typically take 20 minutes immediately following your ceremony for family formals.

Do you provide every image you shoot?

We do not provide/deliver every image taken. Each image you receive has been worked on to a level that tells the story of your wedding day. We want you to be able to look through a set of images without being distracted by awkward duplicate shots, test shots, and closed eyes.

How much time do you usually do for couple portraits on the wedding day?

Our couples usually give us around 1-2 hours for wedding portraits. This way we aren’t rushed if things run late, and we can explore a couple different locations together.

What kind of camera gear do you use?

Our most commonly used photo equipment includes Nikon D750s, Nikon D850, Nikon D5, 15-30mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Tilt-Shift, 35mm f1.4, 45mm f1.8, 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.8, 135mm f2, 70-200mm f2.8, a few Profoto A1s, SB5000s, and other lighting equipment, an insane amount of batteries, tons of memory cards, and so much more. We also carry backup gear.

What do you wear to weddings?

We like to blend in as much as possible, so we will typically wear attire you’ve suggested to your guests. During our last Halloween wedding, Ed dressed as a pirate and Aileen was a cat!

Do you have liability insurance?

We got you! A certificate of insurance can be provided to your venue upon request.