I have been photographing for over 10 years and almost 300 weddings.
All day coverage allows me to tell the whole story of your day. It provides you with the ability to have a photographer all day without having to budget your hours. With all day coverage, we will arrive at least an hour before you get dressed and stay for one hour after dancing starts. The hours are not timed, so if you run behind (as weddings sometimes do), you won’t need to worry about us missing an important event.
Engagement and portrait sessions are delivered at 3 weeks. Weddings are delivered at 6 weeks.
Wedding and portrait dates are on a first-come, first served basis. To secure your date, all I need is a retainer and a signed client agreement.
YES! Most of my clients will often meet me when they book (but not required). We will also get together at least once before the wedding for your wedding photography consultation. Looking forward to it. If you are from out-of-town or a destination wedding. We will improvise.
I understand we may need to go to multiple locations on your wedding day. All sessions and weddings within a 50 mile radius of my Batavia, IL studio include travel. *
*Sessions and weddings in Chicago require an additional travel fee of $150 plus parking. Outside of the 50 mile radius, travel is charged at $1/mile traveled. Add 50% to that for a second photographer. Services performed further than 90 miles from Batavia require a custom travel quote. Northern Wisconsin and San Diego, California hold a special place in my heart. I have a reduced travel rate for those destination locations.
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List of some of the venues I have photographed weddings in and around Chicago: Heritage Prairie Farm, The Herrington Inn and Spa, Emerson Creek Pottery and Tearoom, Fishermen’s Inn, University Club of Chicago, The Metropolis Ballroom, St. Andrews Golf Club, Hotel Baker, Ravisloe Country Club, Eagle Brook Country Club, The Morton Arboretum, The Homestead 1854, Creek Bend Nature Center, The Knickerbocker Hotel, Danada House, Acquaviva Winery, Olympia Fields Country Club, Starline Factory, Newberry Library, Orchard Ridge Farms, Riverside Receptions, The Hyatt Lodge, Abbey Farms, Prairie Landing Golf Course, Bird Haven Greenhouse, Oscar Swan Country Inn, Grand Geneva Resort, Makray Memorial Golf Club, Blumen Gardens, Public Hotel, Cantigny Park, Warehouse 109, W Chicago, Galleria Marchetti, Patrick Haley Mansion, Hotel Arista, White Eagle Golf Club, Meson Sabika, Kuipers Family Farm, Arrowhead Golf Club, Bolingbrook Golf Club, Dunham Woods Riding Club, and many back yards.