Whether it’s an intimate courthouse elopement or a 300-person black tie affair, trust is key. We invest tears, sweat, and so much love into our couples. They become our friends, and on the wedding day, we celebrate with them as much as any guest. To us, having a real connection that goes beyond the typical vendor-client relationship is at the heart of our work. If you’re at all hesitant or not interested in building a relationship, then we might not be the right fit for you.
HOW WE DO IT
Our main goal is to capture the moments that make up your love story. Nothing excites us more than celebrating with couples who want to document their wedding day through candid moments. After all, the photo you’ll be framing won’t be of your monogrammed hanger or shoes, instead it’s going to be the one of you belly laughing with your friends or wiping away those happy tears. Forget those stiff, awkward poses and Pinterest-perfect details - let’s just be real and spontaneous together.
So long story short, our approach to wedding photography is simple. We are here to tell your story without imposing our vision upon it. That’s it.
Aren’t afraid to get adventurous and a little messy.
Wear their emotions on their sleeves and aren’t afraid to let anyone know it.
Are go-getters by day and the life of the party by night.
Laugh loud, love louder.
Don’t let a thing like the weather stop them from having the best day of their lives.
Aren’t afraid of a little PDA.
We will dance with you and your wedding party. And if invited, we will raise a glass in celebration.
We will never hold back. Because you deserve our absolute best.
We will capture your mom crying, your dad laughing, and those quick glances you give each other.
We will most likely cry and hug it out at least once by the end of the night.
WHAT TO EXPECT fROM US
Features + Accolades
We've had the honor of being featured in online and print publications, including ... Junebug Weddings, Ruffled Blog, Huffington Post, Rock ‘n Roll Bride, Offbeat Bride, Brides Magazine, The Knot Chicago Magazine, Inside Weddings Magazine, Wedding Guide Chicago, Burnett’s Boards, Black Tie Bride, Minted.com, Chicago Style Weddings
JUNEBUG WEDDINGS PHOTOBUG COMMUNITY’S FAVORITE IMAGES FROM 2017
JUNEBUG WEDDINGS PHOTOBUG COMMUNITY’S FAVORITE RECESSIONAL PHOTO (JAN 2018)
8TH PLACE IN 2016 SHOOT & SHARE COMPETITION
TOP 20 IN 2017 SHOOT & SHARE COMPETITION
VOTED #2 BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN CHICAGO BY BORROWED & BLUE
2016 & 2017 WEDDINGWIRE COUPLES’ CHOICE AWARD
“Ed & Aileen we love you!!!”
We cannot be any happier with our choice of having Ed & Aileen as our wedding photographers. From the moment we first contacted them to the moment we received our pictures, everything was just easy with them. We felt like we have been friends for years which made us (a camera shy couple) feel so comfortable with them and confident when taking the pictures.
- Caitlin & Tony
“Ed and Aileen should be your number 1 choice for photographers.”
They were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were very professional, but also so down to earth and it just made the wedding pictures so much fun. They knew how to improvise and work with different lighting due to the rain, were totally fine getting soaked with us, and honestly the pictures we’ve received are unreal.
- Jess & Alex
“We wish we could give them 1 million stars.”
Ed & Aileen are not only crazy talented but they are also pretty cool cats. So easy to work with from start to finish. I have received so many compliments about them -- some of my friends have even said they wish they could do their wedding photos over again and have Ed & Aileen do them. On the wedding day, we laughed a lot with them and also felt totally comfortable around them.
- Jen & Jay
“A photographer can make or break a wedding day.”
Good news: you've found your way to this review and are considering Ed & Aileen to be a part of your special day. Better news: you can stop looking, hire them! Decision made, yay! Best news: you will have the most incredible photography duo capturing the most beautiful moments beyond anything you ever dreamed possible...Words cannot describe how grateful we are to these two for capturing our day.
- Libby & Luis
“We can't express enough how amazing these two are.”
They captured our engagement session and wedding day and the pictures are simply stunning. We never felt like we needed to "pose" for anything because their direction is natural and relaxed. Their fun personalities shine through to foster amazing and authentic moments. Our bridesmaids and groomsmen were raving about them throughout the night and said they actually had FUN taking all the wedding party photos because they make it so fun!
- Michelle & Reece
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