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Allusion Photography

Naperville , IL

LOCATION

104 Ambassador Dr, 2nd Floor
Naperville, IL US (map)

PHONE

815-274-6766

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I have always been inspired by photography – a pristine type of photography that portrays style, glamour and profound experiences.

For every couple I tell a story-with a... Read more
I have always been inspired by photography – a pristine type of photography that portrays style, glamour and profound experiences.

For every couple I tell a story-with a family, with a setting, with what they wear, and the love they surround themselves with. I want to reflect a feeling of romance and passion with a twist of art and sophisticated fashion. Depicting memories of a picturesque estate, a lush green park, or a stylish urban train station to the newly married homes of the distinguished, iconic and creative.

Photographing a wedding is never about the process of the day – but rather appreciating the values and the new love that is before you. It truly is about capturing the passion, the feel and the first family memories that will set precedence for years to come.

Welcome to Allusion Photography – to a world of capturing memories through the eyes of a true artist.

Sherry Hagerman
Founder/CEO



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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Absolutely
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
12
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I have several staff. We book up to two events per day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Professional High end photography equipment
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full Day and custom
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
No Charge
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
One break during dinner.
Do you charge for travel?
No
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
2 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
4x6 prints
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Digital
When will the client get the final album?
Can be as soon as 2 months after depending on the clients cooperation.

REVIEWS

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Corinne
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.4/5.0
Our wedding photography is absolutely beautiful! We are so thrilled with the way the photographs turned out. Everyone we have shared the proofs with says our photos look like they came out of a bridal magazine. I cannot begin to choose a favorite photograph, because there are so many beautiful photos to choose from.

We had the second highest package and all of the guests had a lot of fun with the portrait session.

One of the reasons we chose our package was because we wanted two photographers to catch what was happening with the groom and groomsmen and one to catch everything happening with the bride and bridesmaids. Kate was our main photographer and she was amazing. She knew what she was doing and she was like a ninja at the reception. We have so many photos and I don't even remember seeing her on the dance floor much.

We missed a few photo opportunities like the bridesmaids seeing me for the first time and my grandmother seeing me for the first time, which I was a little disappointed with. I had hoped having a second photographer meant having one stay with me the whole time before the ceremony to "catch" the little moments like that. I don't really many of the photographs where the bridal party was told not to smile. It's a wedding, everyone should smile and be happy! But maybe I should have mentioned that in my conversations with Allusions before the wedding. Have everyone smile!

Overall, we are so very pleased with the way the photos from the first look, ceremony, Naperville Riverwalk and reception turned out. Our experience was wonderful and we highly recommend Allusions.
Our wedding photography is absolutely beautiful! We are so thrilled with the way the photographs turned out. Everyone we Read more...
Our wedding photography is absolutely beautiful! We are so thrilled with the way the photographs turned out. Everyone we have shared the proofs with says our photos look like they came out of a bridal magazine. I cannot begin to choose a favorite photograph, because there are so many beautiful photos to choose from.

We had the second highest package and all of the guests had a lot of fun with the portrait session.

One of the reasons we chose our package was because we wanted two photographers to catch what was happening with the groom and groomsmen and one to catch everything happening with the bride and bridesmaids. Kate was our main photographer and she was amazing. She knew what she was doing and she was like a ninja at the reception. We have so many photos and I don't even remember seeing her on the dance floor much.

We missed a few photo opportunities like the bridesmaids seeing me for the first time and my grandmother seeing me for the first time, which I was a little disappointed with. I had hoped having a second photographer meant having one stay with me the whole time before the ceremony to "catch" the little moments like that. I don't really many of the photographs where the bridal party was told not to smile. It's a wedding, everyone should smile and be happy! But maybe I should have mentioned that in my conversations with Allusions before the wedding. Have everyone smile!

Overall, we are so very pleased with the way the photos from the first look, ceremony, Naperville Riverwalk and reception turned out. Our experience was wonderful and we highly recommend Allusions. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Sherry (and Dora) from Allusion for our 9/28 wedding. We haven't yet seen the pictures (with the exception of the same-day slideshow at our reception) but after working with Allusion for the last year, I'm confident in reviewing them now! They are amazing.

We met Sherry at a bridal expo and were immediately blown away by her work, professionalism, and attention to detail. She is an absolutely amazing photographer and an even better person.

We took our engagement photos back in October, the week I found out my grandfather was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I was not in the best spirits, but Sherry immediately put me at ease. What's more? Sherry edited our photos in less than a week, so that we could bring them with us to visit my grandparents. She also gave us several framed photos as a gift to my grandfather (which she told me to take credit for!). It meant so much to my grandfather; I will never forget it.

Above and beyond that, her work is absolutely stunning. She has a knack for seeing and capturing amazing shots...and she'll do anything to get them! She gives you a wonderful mix of high fashion and traditional shots; we cherish our engagement photos and can't wait for our wedding shots!

On the day of our wedding, we received the same level of service we had grown to expect. The team arrived on time and ready to take on the day; they didn't stop until they felt the job was done, which meant staying until nearly the end of the reception - a 16 hour day for Sherry and Dora! We cannot thank them enough. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
We worked with Sherry (and Dora) from Allusion for our 9/28 wedding. We haven't yet seen the pictures (with the exception Read more...
We worked with Sherry (and Dora) from Allusion for our 9/28 wedding. We haven't yet seen the pictures (with the exception of the same-day slideshow at our reception) but after working with Allusion for the last year, I'm confident in reviewing them now! They are amazing.

We met Sherry at a bridal expo and were immediately blown away by her work, professionalism, and attention to detail. She is an absolutely amazing photographer and an even better person.

We took our engagement photos back in October, the week I found out my grandfather was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I was not in the best spirits, but Sherry immediately put me at ease. What's more? Sherry edited our photos in less than a week, so that we could bring them with us to visit my grandparents. She also gave us several framed photos as a gift to my grandfather (which she told me to take credit for!). It meant so much to my grandfather; I will never forget it.

Above and beyond that, her work is absolutely stunning. She has a knack for seeing and capturing amazing shots...and she'll do anything to get them! She gives you a wonderful mix of high fashion and traditional shots; we cherish our engagement photos and can't wait for our wedding shots!

On the day of our wedding, we received the same level of service we had grown to expect. The team arrived on time and ready to take on the day; they didn't stop until they felt the job was done, which meant staying until nearly the end of the reception - a 16 hour day for Sherry and Dora! We cannot thank them enough. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Allusion Photography for our engagement and wedding pictures and they all turned out awesome! We just got our proofs back from the wedding and we are having a hard time picking pictures for our album because we love them all! Sherry and her team did an amazing job capturing every moment so beautifully. We are so grateful to have such wonderful pictures to remember our wedding by! They exceeded all expectations and I would highly recommend them!
We used Allusion Photography for our engagement and wedding pictures and they all turned out awesome! We just got our Read more...
We used Allusion Photography for our engagement and wedding pictures and they all turned out awesome! We just got our proofs back from the wedding and we are having a hard time picking pictures for our album because we love them all! Sherry and her team did an amazing job capturing every moment so beautifully. We are so grateful to have such wonderful pictures to remember our wedding by! They exceeded all expectations and I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I just seen my proofs online and they look amazing. The poses Sherry had us do looked so good. I've had a lot of compliments from friends and family. I can't wait to get my album. I will definetly be using Allusion Photography again.
I just seen my proofs online and they look amazing. The poses Sherry had us do looked so good. I've had a lot of Read more...
I just seen my proofs online and they look amazing. The poses Sherry had us do looked so good. I've had a lot of compliments from friends and family. I can't wait to get my album. I will definetly be using Allusion Photography again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We're glad that we decided to use Allusion Photography for our engagement and wedding photos. The quality is excellent and we're very happy with how the pictures turned out. The photographers did a great job of coming up with unique shots and capturing moments, exactly what we were looking for! Thank you so much Sherry and staff!
We're glad that we decided to use Allusion Photography for our engagement and wedding photos. The quality is excellent and Read more...
We're glad that we decided to use Allusion Photography for our engagement and wedding photos. The quality is excellent and we're very happy with how the pictures turned out. The photographers did a great job of coming up with unique shots and capturing moments, exactly what we were looking for! Thank you so much Sherry and staff! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
8/31/2012
4.7/5.0
Sherry and her assistant took beautiful photos and captured all the right moments. Very gorgeous and artistic photos, which was exactly what we wanted!
Sherry and her assistant took beautiful photos and captured all the right moments. Very gorgeous and artistic photos, Read more...
Sherry and her assistant took beautiful photos and captured all the right moments. Very gorgeous and artistic photos, which was exactly what we wanted! Read less
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MMc413
Wedding:
4/13/2012
4.9/5.0
Sherry and her team at Allusion provided an excellent service the day of our wedding. They have an eye for detail and put together some amazing shots that we are very happy with. My husband is notorious for not liking any photos of himself and I was overjoyed to find that he actually liked the photos that were taken of him on our wedding day! If photos are a top priority for you then I would definately recommend booking Allusion for your event, you won't be sorry!
Sherry and her team at Allusion provided an excellent service the day of our wedding. They have an eye for detail and put Read more...
Sherry and her team at Allusion provided an excellent service the day of our wedding. They have an eye for detail and put together some amazing shots that we are very happy with. My husband is notorious for not liking any photos of himself and I was overjoyed to find that he actually liked the photos that were taken of him on our wedding day! If photos are a top priority for you then I would definately recommend booking Allusion for your event, you won't be sorry! Read less
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Billy
Wedding:
12/2/2011
4.3/5.0
My wife and I really loved all of the wedding photos that they took it was really hard to choose the ones to put in the album. All of the guest really loved the photo booth it was a big hit. All of the photographers were very nice the day of the wedding and worked really hard to make sure we got all of the phots we wanted.
My wife and I really loved all of the wedding photos that they took it was really hard to choose the ones to put in the Read more...
My wife and I really loved all of the wedding photos that they took it was really hard to choose the ones to put in the album. All of the guest really loved the photo booth it was a big hit. All of the photographers were very nice the day of the wedding and worked really hard to make sure we got all of the phots we wanted. Read less
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nhl0828
Wedding:
11/25/2011
3.9/5.0
Some of the poses online were not used for our wedding and i was dissappointed by that. Be sure to have a list of poses you want prepared to ensure you get what you want.
Some of the poses online were not used for our wedding and i was dissappointed by that. Be sure to have a list of poses Read more...
Some of the poses online were not used for our wedding and i was dissappointed by that. Be sure to have a list of poses you want prepared to ensure you get what you want. Read less
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sbacket
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Oh my god. We just got our pictures back from Sherry and they are awesome. The pictures are absolutely fantastic and she got so many pictures that we didn't even see. I love my pictures, I love my pictures, I love my pictures.

I wish I could give her 10000 stars.
Oh my god. We just got our pictures back from Sherry and they are awesome. The pictures are absolutely fantastic and she Read more...
Oh my god. We just got our pictures back from Sherry and they are awesome. The pictures are absolutely fantastic and she got so many pictures that we didn't even see. I love my pictures, I love my pictures, I love my pictures.

I wish I could give her 10000 stars. Read less
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Radiogirllie77
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
My dad passed away 3 months before my wedding - with everything that was going on between planning a wedding and dealing with a major death, one thing I really didn't have to worry about was my photographer! She was amazing, supportive, helpful and so understanding! I can not say enough positive things about my experience with Sherry - - the wedding day was perfect & the photographers were professional! The pictures were so perfect and all of the finished products were amazing, right down to the final printed picture! I love Allusion Photography and keep recommending it to all of my friends who are getting married!!
My dad passed away 3 months before my wedding - with everything that was going on between planning a wedding and dealing Read more...
My dad passed away 3 months before my wedding - with everything that was going on between planning a wedding and dealing with a major death, one thing I really didn't have to worry about was my photographer! She was amazing, supportive, helpful and so understanding! I can not say enough positive things about my experience with Sherry - - the wedding day was perfect & the photographers were professional! The pictures were so perfect and all of the finished products were amazing, right down to the final printed picture! I love Allusion Photography and keep recommending it to all of my friends who are getting married!! Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.8/5.0
Allusions did the photobooth for our wedding reception. Our guest loved it! Sherry, the owner, is great to work with. The only problem we had was we ran out of pages for the scrapbook. This could have been because we had a large guest list (300+). The attended could have done a better job to help make sure people didn't use up too much space in the book but over all I was happy!
Allusions did the photobooth for our wedding reception. Our guest loved it! Sherry, the owner, is great to work with. The Read more...
Allusions did the photobooth for our wedding reception. Our guest loved it! Sherry, the owner, is great to work with. The only problem we had was we ran out of pages for the scrapbook. This could have been because we had a large guest list (300+). The attended could have done a better job to help make sure people didn't use up too much space in the book but over all I was happy! Read less
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achite28
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.9/5.0
Allusion Photography is amazing. Our photo album is priceless. It allows us to look back on the most important memories of our lives with great detail and joy. Allusion Photography really takes you seriously. They don't just take pictures, they create beautiful masterpieces. I've had so many comments on how wonderful our wedding album is! Everyone has been so impressed by them and I have heard nothing but great compliments. Allusion Photography does a superb job in capturing your emotions and telling stories without words. I would highly reccomend them to anyone, and if I had to do it all over again, I would make sure Allusion was an intregal part of the best day of my life!
Allusion Photography is amazing. Our photo album is priceless. It allows us to look back on the most important memories of Read more...
Allusion Photography is amazing. Our photo album is priceless. It allows us to look back on the most important memories of our lives with great detail and joy. Allusion Photography really takes you seriously. They don't just take pictures, they create beautiful masterpieces. I've had so many comments on how wonderful our wedding album is! Everyone has been so impressed by them and I have heard nothing but great compliments. Allusion Photography does a superb job in capturing your emotions and telling stories without words. I would highly reccomend them to anyone, and if I had to do it all over again, I would make sure Allusion was an intregal part of the best day of my life! Read less
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cesbano
Wedding:
2/5/2011
5.0/5.0
OMG Allusion is AMAZING. We just got our pictures back and I could be happier. They have so many unique poses and were able to catch the essence of each moment. It seemed like that have one photographier that is just shooting poses and one that is walking around catching the moment.

I wish I could give them 10 stars!!!!
OMG Allusion is AMAZING. We just got our pictures back and I could be happier. They have so many unique poses and were Read more...
OMG Allusion is AMAZING. We just got our pictures back and I could be happier. They have so many unique poses and were able to catch the essence of each moment. It seemed like that have one photographier that is just shooting poses and one that is walking around catching the moment.

I wish I could give them 10 stars!!!! Read less
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Krystalvb7
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Allusions Photography is one of the best photographers in the area. She does the most unique poses and she very easy to work with. I would highly recomend this to anyone who wants the best picutres. She will do them however you want. For me she did a boudair photo session. Which the photos I gave to my husband as a gift. They were very classy and intimate and they turned out great! Also, she made sure every request I had was fulfilled and she wasted no time in posting the pictures for everyone to view. She does great graphic design and touch ups where needed. We all had a blast taking pictures and they turned out better than I would have ever imagined. People told me they looked like they should be in a magazine! She also has won the 2009 Knots best pic award for the Midwest Area if that helps any:)
Allusions Photography is one of the best photographers in the area. She does the most unique poses and she very easy to Read more...
Allusions Photography is one of the best photographers in the area. She does the most unique poses and she very easy to work with. I would highly recomend this to anyone who wants the best picutres. She will do them however you want. For me she did a boudair photo session. Which the photos I gave to my husband as a gift. They were very classy and intimate and they turned out great! Also, she made sure every request I had was fulfilled and she wasted no time in posting the pictures for everyone to view. She does great graphic design and touch ups where needed. We all had a blast taking pictures and they turned out better than I would have ever imagined. People told me they looked like they should be in a magazine! She also has won the 2009 Knots best pic award for the Midwest Area if that helps any:) Read less
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