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Frequently Asked Questions

Photojournalistic Chicago Wedding Photographer

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.

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.

We typically deliver on average 50 images per hour based on the wedding package you select.

Can we provide you with a shotlist?

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.

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, 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.8, 135mm f2, 70-200mm f2.8, multiple flashes 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!

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.

Do you shoot destination weddings?

Absolutely! From the coast of Scotland to the top of a mountain in Colorado, we will travel anywhere in the world to capture your love story.

Travel Dates for 2017:

February: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | April: Cancun, Mexico & Tulum, Mexico| May: Edinburgh, Scotland | August: Telluride, CO & Glasgow, Scotland | September: Fryeburg, ME | October: Las Vegas, NV | December: Bali, Indonesia

Travel Dates for 2018:

April: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | June: St. Louis, MO

Do you have liability insurance?

Yes. A certificate of insurance can be provided to your venue upon request.

Anything else you’d like us to know? 

We strongly believe in having a connection with every couple that we shoot. That’s why we don’t take every wedding that comes our way.