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Damien Alexander

Chicago, IL
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Serving across Naperville and the surrounding areas, Damien Alexander is the traveling lead photographer of Good Omen Photography. He uses a mix of lifestyle and journalistic photo styles in portrait sessions, family sessions, maternity sessions, weddings, and birthdays. He has done many published works and has ample experience in the industry. He takes discipline seriously and pays attention to detail in capturing memorable moments and milestones. Moreover, Damien offers services inclusive to all kinds of ethnicities and the LGBTQ+ community.

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Kayla Brooke Photography

Naperville, IL 60563
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Kayla Brooke Photography is a photography studio based in the Chicagoland area that specializes in wedding photography. Kayla Brooke, a dedicated photographer, is passionate about capturing special moments in vivid detail. She also specializes in engagement photography and portraits, delivering excellent image quality every time. Kayla Brooke aims to share the joy and laughter of each couple and their wedding guests, and her exceptional quality images will help couples relive their special day. This photographer has much experience working with couples and helping plan their weddings. Whether the client chooses to have their portraits taken or have their special wedding day moments captured, Kayla offers great photography packages and prices that suit each need.

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Kevin Kienitz Photography

Naperville, IL 60540

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For more than five years, Kevin Kienitz Photography has been capturing authentic, candid memories of couples in Naperville and neighboring areas during their big day. Studio owner and wedding photographer Kevin Kienitz helps tell each couple's unique story by documenting every part of a wedding, from getting ready to walking down the aisle and getting down on the dance floor. He and his work has been featured in publications like Modern Luxury Weddings and Style Me Pretty.

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MAHA STUDIOS

Naperville, IL 60126
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For nearly a decade, Maha Studios, a professional wedding and event photography firm, has offered its services to clients in the Naperville and surrounding areas. Its photographers specialize in photojournalism, fine art styles, and multicultural weddings. Maha Studio's portfolio contains Indian, Muslim, South Asian, and interfaith wedding projects. Further services include family, maternity, engagement, and corporate branding sessions. The company has been featured on Chicago Style and Maharani Weddings.

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Neil Gates Photography

Naperville, IL 60585
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Neil Gates Photography offers its photography clients an iron-clad guarantee. If they are not thrilled instead of simply satisfied, Neil Gates Photography will refund their money completely, no questions asked and no hard feelings. Neil Gates Photography photographs weddings, business headshots, family portraits, high school senior portraits, lifestyle shoots, commercial photography, engagements, and bar mitzvahs. Across three dozen reviews on CustomerLobby, Neil Gates Photography has an average five-star rating. Satisfied customers praise the company for its professionalism, personal touch, knowledge, flexibility in scheduling last-minute appointments, and for helping them present images on social media that raise their profile.

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Xcite Photo

Naperville, IL 60565
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Andrew Di Monda and his team at Xcite Photo aim to give clients an outstanding and memorable set of photographs that capture the magical and exciting atmosphere of a wedding in crisp detail. Xcite Photo also blends cutting edge videography techniques into their wedding packages combining cinematic flair with documentary style realism. Clients can choose from a variety of packages that combine photography and videography, with the ability to create their unique wedding package. Past clients have offered high praise for the level of pride and professionalism from the company and their ability to seamlessly blend into the background of the wedding, capturing the moments without obstructing the ceremony.

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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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