Fly on the wall is my goal for the best documentary moments. Blending in with the crowd is an art I've mastered after nearly eleven years in this industry. My approach to wedding photography has been refined for the best level of comfort for all involved. No awkward posing, no forced smiles, and lots of breaks are in order for us to create real artwork.
My best shots are the ones that capture bold expressions, intimate moments, and raw emotions. Your partners face when they first see you, the tears on your faces when you read your vows out loud, and the the looks of all your guests letting loose on the dance floor.
We arrive at these things throughout your entire day if we plan it all just right. But we do need to plan together, as a team. It takes collaboration and artistic freedom to create the photographs you see in my portfolio.
Engagement Sessions are excellent for getting to know me and documenting yourself in a less form environment together. Lasting anywhere from sixty to ninety minutes, we'd travel to one or two nearby locations to shoot around the property together. Each session yields 55+ digital files for download in an online gallery.
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After battling with their venue to accomodate their wedding and having to consider moving it all to next year, Jeremy and Peter chose to tie the knot in Peter's parents backyard.
Where are you located?
I reside in McHenry, Illinois. My clients come from all over the country but my base following is from Chicago.
How far do you travel?
I will be announcing travel dates to all current cliental but my most common destinations are London, Portland, Seattle, Denver, and LA. I'm seeking to expand to NYC, New Orleans, Houston, and Vancouver.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Of course! I have found them vital for my clients comfort levels on their day or celebration. There are a few options for engagement sessions depending on your needs. Sessions start at $600.00 and include high resolution digital downloads.
How long have you been doing this? Why do you do this?
Eleven years and counting! Nearly 200+ weddings later and I am truly in love with photography. It has been and always will be a part of who I am. I am a photographer and I am blessed with the vision of life that I have. I am naturally drawn to documenting love, emotions, family, and traditions.
How much is it to hire you?
My starting rate for six hours of coverage is $3500 and additional hours of coverage are $600 each. This includes me as your photographer, 350+ digital files, and a complimentary online gallery to download your photos from.
Do you have any associate photographers?
Yes! I am currently building and training a small team of qualified professionals to take over the weddings I'm not available for this season.
I don't really see myself in your portfolio, what are you doing to diversify and represent all couples?
While I've photographed all different types of weddings in my eleven year career, my current portfolio represents the last few years of my work since it has shifted to serving queer couples. If you don't see yourself, I am looking for you and happy to offer an incentive to book me and trust me with your day.
I had such a great experience with Ez for my engagement shoot, wedding, and boudoir session. They were accommodating and professional, and made the whole experience painless. I love their classy and modern style. I've recommend them to friends and will continue to use them in the future. I absolutely love the photo memories They have captured for us. I can't wait to have another reason to use them again!
-Lisa and Shannon
Ez and Their intern did an amazing job capturing our wedding! The photos turned out better than we had hoped for! We had to change the date of our pre wedding meeting a few times due to my crazy schedule and Ez was always so flexible! They were also very good at figuring out poses for us that weren't too cliche! Everyone that has seen the photos absolutely loves them. I would definitely, and already have, recommended Ez to friends and family looking for a photographer!
Thanks Ez for helping us document our big day!!!
I was lucky enough to have EZ photograph my wedding. Every step of the process was handled with care and professionalism. During the consult EZ listened carefully to my needs and desires for the wedding day, which resulted in a plethora of photos that I absolutely adore. Ez captured every shot I wanted. Ez's gentle guidance in posing us made the shoot both comfortable and fun. Shooting with them was an absolute blast! I highly recommend Ez because of their professionalism, great spirit, and amazing talent. You will treasure each picture they take, just as I have treasured each and every photo Ez captured at my wedding.
If you've made it down this far you're probably looking for detailed pricing. Below is my base collection and some advice about how to build your own collection. You can expect to invest between $3000 to $6500 on photography services with my team. If you're a destination wedding there may be additional travel fees for your request.
There is a 50% retainer fee to reserve a date in our exclusive calendar. Retainer fees are not deposit and are not refundable. This includes the event of a photographer declining dangerous conditions such as unmasked environments and events with COVID positive individuals on site. We ask that vaccination cards be used to determine who enters your reception during this time.
Our base collection is enough coverage for short ceremonies, portraits, and partial reception. Partial coverage of the reception is sometimes ideal as some do not want many dancing photographs or have any events planned into the night. But if you are someone who wants those memories and shenanigans please don't hesitate to add a photographer to the tail end of the night to cover those things.
BASE COLLECTION INCLUDES
+Wedding Photography Planning Advice
+Creative Timeline Consult
+ One Lead Photographer
+Six Hours of Coverage
+300 Hand Edited Photographs
+Online Gallery for Easy to Access Digital Downloads
$600 (six hours) / $800 (eight hours)
8x8 LINEN WEDDING ALBUM
$650 (created by you via gallery)
$600 (two locations & 35+ images)
SOLO BOUDOIR SESSION
$500 (location provided by you)
COUPLES BOUDOIR SESSION
$800 (location provided by you)
DAY AFTER SESSION
$600-800 (one-two hours & 55+ images)
REHEARSAL DINNER COVERAGE
$800 (two hours & 100+ images)