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Adam Tarniowy Photography

East Dundee, IL 60118
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Adam Tarniowy Photography serves Chigaco and the surrounding areas in Illinois, providing professional photography services. Adam Tarniowy is the owner and primary photographer at Adam Tarniowy Photography, and he specializes in on-location photography, finding places where his clients are most comfortable to conduct his photoshoots. He uses the unique features of the setting to get a variety of photographs. Adam offers group, individual, and high-school senior portraits as well as engagement, wedding, and newborn photography. Clients speak highly of Adam's quick turnaround time, professionalism, and affordability. They were particularly pleased with his talent and creativity as a photographer.

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Cornerstone Photography

Algonquin, IL 60102
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The 2017 Couples’ Choice Award winners, Mark and Laura Humpa, of Cornerstone Photography have a tag team approach to ensuring clients of wedding or portrait events that their images will have a timeless quality. With combined expertise in sports, fashion, and photojournalism, this tireless duo can record a wide platform of events with extensive knowledge in various image techniques. Sponsoring many charities, Cornerstone Photography proudly supports the concept of community and is passionate about giving back to clients by devoting special, honest attention to their events. By guaranteeing strong attention to detail in their work, the duo displays obvious loyalty to their clients which in turn build long relationships with them for many years to come.

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First Look Productions

St. Charles, IL 60174
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First Look Productions is a wedding photography business founded in 2012 that serves the Chicagoland area of Illinois. The team has years of photography and video experience and utilizes the industry's most advanced equipment and technologies. First Look Productions pays attention to the details of every wedding by viewing the location a few weeks before the wedding date to plan for the best shots. The team also reviews the wedding schedule and spends time with the bride, groom, and parents to learn about what the family values. First Look Productions offers four different pricing options for both photography and videography packages. There are also add-on options for prints and supplemental video. Custom packages can also be designed through an online form.

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Marc & Mindy

Elgin, IL 60124
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Marc & Mindy—a husband and wife wedding photography duo currently residing in the Chicago area. The purpose of their work is to do far more than solely create stunning photographs. It is their hope to impact lives and marriages by documenting their clients' most authentic and joyful moments. They believe that the world should not be viewed from any single vantage point. When you are holding the hand of the one you love, every day is an adventure!

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Photography by Lauryn

St. Charles, IL 60175
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Founded in 2010, Photography by Lauryn is a wedding photography company in Elgin. Its portfolio includes flat lays of wedding objects, and couple and family photos in various backdrops. Lauryn describes her own style as that which allows light to shine and lets the colors breathe. She believes that wedding photography is about building connections and relationships. Photography by Lauryn has photographed more than 100 themed and destination weddings, and has been seen in various magazines including Chicago Style Weddings.

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Ruben Ramos Photography

Elgin, IL 60120
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Ruben Ramos, who first took an interest in cameras at the age of twelve, is a published and award-winning photographer. Based in Chicago, he has over 20 years of professional experience in his field. He has previously won Chicago Professional Photographer's Event Photo and Album of the Year awards. Additionally, Rangefinder Magazine has featured his work. Stylistically, Ruben mixes photojournalism with traditional and contemporary event photography. Ruben is available for weddings, events, cooperate photography and portraits. Clients love their photographs and Ruben's friendly and fun approach. They felt at ease having their picture taken and highly recommend him to others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do wedding photographers make?

A: 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.

Q: How do I become a great wedding photographer?

A: 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.

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

A: 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.

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