Your wedding lasts just one day ... but changes the rest of your life. Your wedding photography is more than posed images that live in hidden albums collecting dust, they should capture the essence of the day and allow you to relive those moments as you look back at your photographs, prominently displayed in your home for years to come.

From our first meeting to the final product, I will guide you through the process and ensure we capture all the images you want, you look your absolute best and you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. I focus not only on the "checklist" wedding photographs, but step back to capture the special, intimate moments and interactions that happen between you and your fiancé . Every couple is different and therefore, every couple's wedding photographs should be different. To find out if we're a good fit, set up a complimentary consultation so we can get to know each other and talk about what you desire for your big day. (P.S. Congratulations!)

"I initially hired Emmalee to do my engagement and wedding pictures. Emmalee does an amazing job. I am never disappointed with any of her work, and she is so easy to work with. I always get compliments on items I have ordered from her. I plan on working with her in the future." - Megan

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What happens during the consultation?

First, I will meet with you in person to get to know you and your fiancé . I will learn about how you met, details of your wedding and your goals for wedding photography. I'll listen to your ideas and share some of our own. We'll go through each step of the process so you will know what to expect and will feel relaxed and comfortable on the wedding day. I'll answer any questions you might have and offer tips for how you can make things go as smoothly as possible during the big day. We will go through the different Collections and even customize one specifically for your needs. This is why the consultation is so important. Your wedding is unique and sometimes a personalized Collection is the way to go.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

If you decide to book Schaumburg Photography for your wedding day, you will pay a non-refundable deposit, 10% of the total wedding Collection, and sign a contract for my services. Then I will reserve the date for your wedding.

Are digital images included in your packages?

Yes! Each Wedding Collection includes all of your best, edited images on a thumb drive. Instead of handing over all the images, including those unflattering ones, I go through each image and select the very best ones to present to you.

Do you have a second photographer?

Yes. I prefer to photograph weddings with a second photographer, giving you two perspectives of your wedding day especially if it's in a large venue. However, I offer a couple of Collections without the second photographer.

Is the engagement session included?

Yes, the engagement session is included in most Collections. In fact, you can choose from three different add-on sessions. If you do not need an engagement session we will customize your Collection. The engagement session is a great way for me to get to know the both of you, so I always encourage it, but understand if it's not needed.

How long does it take to get my photographs back?

I work to have your images ready to view within 4-6 weeks of the wedding , digital products take 1 week, prints take 2-3 weeks, and albums take 4-6 weeks.