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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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Ellie
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked Allusion Photography for our wedding on November 8, 2014. Booking this, was the best decision we ever made about our wedding.

Sherry was recommended to us by a co-worker of mine. Our meeting with Sherry, the owner, went very well - I liked her personality a lot. I could tell she was a professional and she was not pushy about booking us. She let us think things through for a few days.

When the big day finally came, everything worked out beautifully. Our photographer was Sherry. She arrived at my hotel room on time and began doing her thing. She was organized, professional, and helpful. I was uncertain about a lot of things - weddings can get crazy and stressful. However, Sherry kept her cool and just guided us through the day. She was open to my suggestions as well at times. Mostly, I let her do what she does best - taking amazing shots that captured every moment of my wedding day. These memories will truly last me and my husband a lifetime.

At every location, Sherry got the best lighting, scenery, and angles. She did not waste anytime - she knew exactly how to pose us, the bridal party, flower girl, family, etc. She has a lot of creativity in her and she has been doing this long enough to know what works and what doesn't work when it comes to wedding photography. She is a real pro and it shows.

Sherry was with us for 8 hours and took many pictures during that time, capturing everything from me getting ready into my dress to the end of the night when our guests were dancing and enjoying themselves at the bar.

If I could do this all over again, I would most definitely 100% pick Allusion Photography again in a heartbeat. They did a fabulous job for us on our wedding day. Capturing those precious memories is truly priceless. Do yourself a favor and book them. There might be things you regret looking back at your wedding day but you will not regret this decision.
We booked Allusion Photography for our wedding on November 8, 2014. Booking this, was the best decision we ever made about Read more...
We booked Allusion Photography for our wedding on November 8, 2014. Booking this, was the best decision we ever made about our wedding.

Sherry was recommended to us by a co-worker of mine. Our meeting with Sherry, the owner, went very well - I liked her personality a lot. I could tell she was a professional and she was not pushy about booking us. She let us think things through for a few days.

When the big day finally came, everything worked out beautifully. Our photographer was Sherry. She arrived at my hotel room on time and began doing her thing. She was organized, professional, and helpful. I was uncertain about a lot of things - weddings can get crazy and stressful. However, Sherry kept her cool and just guided us through the day. She was open to my suggestions as well at times. Mostly, I let her do what she does best - taking amazing shots that captured every moment of my wedding day. These memories will truly last me and my husband a lifetime.

At every location, Sherry got the best lighting, scenery, and angles. She did not waste anytime - she knew exactly how to pose us, the bridal party, flower girl, family, etc. She has a lot of creativity in her and she has been doing this long enough to know what works and what doesn't work when it comes to wedding photography. She is a real pro and it shows.

Sherry was with us for 8 hours and took many pictures during that time, capturing everything from me getting ready into my dress to the end of the night when our guests were dancing and enjoying themselves at the bar.

If I could do this all over again, I would most definitely 100% pick Allusion Photography again in a heartbeat. They did a fabulous job for us on our wedding day. Capturing those precious memories is truly priceless. Do yourself a favor and book them. There might be things you regret looking back at your wedding day but you will not regret this decision. Read less
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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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