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Across the Miles Photography

Champaign, IL 61822
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Across the Miles Photography has been serving Champaign clients since 2008. The company's wedding collections include up to 12 hours at the event, up to two photographers, a private online gallery, and edited images with print release, with add-ons such as parent albums, an engagement session, and custom guest books. Clients have praised Across the Miles Photography for its fast return on photos and professional, discreet photographer.

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Champaign Boudoir

Urbana, IL 61801
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Champaign Boudoir specializes in wedding photos and boudoir sessions. The photography studio, based in Urbana, carries items such as silk albums, leather bound albums, coffee table albums, canvas prints, and many other products. Clients have praised the photographer for her flexibility and fun personality.

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DENIS Photographers

Bloomington, IL 61701
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Denis Photographers are wedding photographers based in Champaign. The studio is known for its relaxed approach when capturing wedding memories. Its photographers make plans with the groom and bride about the images the couple wants to be taken. Its photographers then make plans on how to fulfill the couple's wishes during their big day. Candid pics are also possible with the studio's two-photographer coverage. Its clients come from different locations including Lincoln, Urbana, Kankakee, Kappa, and Toluca.

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Fresh Image Studios

Rantoul, IL 61866
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Fresh Image Studios is a photography studio based in Rantoul that specializes in video production. The company shoots photos of weddings, engagement sessions, newborns, and families. The photographers behind the business have more than 30 years of combined experience in the industry. Clients have praised Fresh Image Studios for its knowledgeable and artistic photographers who put their subjects at east in front of the camera.

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Holly Birch Photography

Mahomet, IL 61853
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Holly Birch Photography photographs weddings, including courthouse weddings, in the Champaign area. The company carries coffee table albums, flush mount albums, leather-bound wedding albums, canvases, and gift prints. The business also photographs births, high school senior portraits, and boudoir photos. Clients have given positive feedback for Holly Birch Photography's talented, professional photographer and creative shots.

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Kate Key Photography

Effingham, IL 62401
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Kate Key Photography is an award-winning photography studio based in Effingham. The photography studio's wedding photography package includes all day coverage, candid photography and formal portraits, edited images on USB, DVDs with photos, printing release, and a complimentary engagement session. The business won Best of Show 2008 at the Eastern Illinois University Photography Contest and Best of Show 2008 at Lake Land Community College, and has been published in I Do Magazine.

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Mager Image Photography

Paxton, IL 60957
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Mager Image Photography has been serving the Champaign area since 2012. The business, based in Paxton, offers a wedding package that includes edited digital images, an online gallery, and an engagement session. The studio also photographs high school seniors. Mager Image Photography carries canvas gallery wraps, metal prints, luxury wedding albums, custom photo books, custom postcards, gift prints, and custom USBs.

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Sarah Jane Photography

Oreana, IL 62554
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Sarah Jane Photography is a wedding photography studio based in Oreana that specializes in modern style with a fashion feel. The business also photographs high school seniors, boudoir photos, family portraits, and kids' portraits. The company sells specialty backdrops for photographers. Clients have given positive feedback for Sarah Jane Photography for its laid-back, funny, and friendly photographer.

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Wilkerson Studios

Decatur, IL 62526
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Wilkerson Studios has been photographing weddings in the Champaign area since 2001. The husband and wife team offers wedding photography and video services, with add-on items including photo prints and gallery wraps. The studio also photographs high school seniors, families, and special events in Central Illinois. Clients have given positive feedback for Wilkerson Studios' reasonable prices and professional, easygoing staff.

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Wright Photographs

Champaign, IL 61821
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Wright Photographs is made up of a husband and wife team who have been photographing together for more than 10 years. The studio's work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Reverie Gallery, Carats & Cake, and Style Me Pretty. The business photographs weddings as well as engagements, seniors, and lifestyle photos. Clients have praised Wright Photographs for its personal service, beautiful photos, and kind, accommodating photographers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.

What does a wedding photographer do?

Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

What makes a good wedding photographer?

A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

How do I pick a wedding photographer?

Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

What should I ask a wedding photographer?

Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

  • Can we see your portfolio?
  • How many weddings have you shot?
  • How much do require for a deposit?
  • What packages are available in our price range?
  • What is your editing style?

How much does a wedding photographer cost?

The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

Technically, you don't need a wedding photographer. Some people prefer a simpler occasion with a few photos taken by friends. However, hiring a wedding photographer ensures that you have professional, high-quality photographs of your wedding that preserve memories for generations.

How long do I need a photographer for my wedding?

Most wedding photographers are hired for eight to 10 hours to set up, travel between venues for the ceremony and reception, and capture events, including the wedding party getting ready, the ceremony, and occasions during the reception. In rare cases, a wedding photographer may be hired for multiple days.

How many photographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of photographers for a wedding is a matter of the organizers' preferences. Sometimes, a couple may feel that having two gives them more coverage of the event, but beware that many photographers include an exclusivity clause in their contracts, so they'll usually arrange a second of their choice.

How many pictures do wedding photographers give?

If you hire a single photographer, they'll usually take 50 images per hour on average with time spent setting up, positioning wedding party members, and transporting equipment to and from venues. The average wedding has between 400 and 800 images total.

What do photographers wear to weddings?

Many photographers choose to match the wedding theme and attendees or wear all black so they don't stand out. If the wedding organizers or couple getting married have specific requests for the photographer's attire, they'll usually do their best to comply.

Do you feed your wedding photographer?

Since most weddings are all-day events and the photographer is expected to be working before, during, and after the festivities, it's polite to make sure an extra plate at the reception is reserved for them. Many photographers do bring their own food to feed themselves over the course of the day.

How do I become a wedding photographer?

Helping a more experienced photographer as their "second" is a good way to learn the industry and get the experience you need to shoot weddings on your own. Many wedding photographers are classically trained and educated in the art of photography before they serve weddings.

What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?

In terms of physical equipment, all you need to shoot your first wedding is a couple of high-quality lenses, a camera body, a flash setup, and film or memory cards to store images, if you're shooting digital. You'll also want to bring backup equipment and make sure your gear is insured in case anything happens.

How do I become a great wedding photographer?

To develop your skills as a wedding photographer, you need to know your equipment and its capabilities. Seek training from a professional, take courses in photography, or find a mentor to assist — experience is key. Networking is important when you start out. Research, experiment, and practice with lighting and different styles to broaden your skills.

How much do wedding photographers make?

According to Salary.com, the median annual income of a wedding photographer is just under $50,000. Many wedding photographers are independent contractors and either have another part-time profession or take photos of other events, such as baby showers and engagements.

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