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Atika Studios

Hoffman Estates , IL
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LOCATION

2500 W Higgins Rd, Suite 205
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 US (map)

PHONE

331-465-9288

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ABOUT US

Atika Studios brings with it skill and passion that lets you relax and enjoy your photo shoot. Having us shoot your special moments means bringing out the best in you and your... Read more
Atika Studios brings with it skill and passion that lets you relax and enjoy your photo shoot. Having us shoot your special moments means bringing out the best in you and your surroundings…stunning moments you dare not miss. Our photos will let you cherish them forever.

The talented photographers and videographers at Atika Studios all share a deep passion for artistry. As a result, every service results in an extraordinary finish, regardless of which member of our team works on the project. We strive not simply to meet your expectations, but to surpass them in every single way. As evident by our photo gallery, we capture every detail of every event ranging from beautiful emotions to the candid moments you might have missed. Currently, we service clients in the Chicago Metro area its suburbs as well as the entire Midwest region. An important note is that Atika Studios also services destination weddings in locations such as the Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Canada. As well, we service several major cities within the continental United States. Atika Studios provides you with a variety of services for many different events. These details are outlined below:

- Weddings: Photography and Videography
- Engagements and Receptions: Photography and Videography
- Family Portraits: Photography
- Nature: Photography
- Couples and Children Events: Photography
- Products: Photography and Videography
- Public Events: Photography and Videography
Now that you know a bit about who we are, we would like to inform you on how we distance ourselves from the competition. Realizing that every event is unique from the next, we place an emphasis on customization. As a result, we provide specialized packages for every client based on their individual needs. Simply put, our team will find a way to cater to your needs. Outlined below are some distinct services offered by Atika Studios that have proven to be very valued by our previous clients.

- FREE Online Viewing Gallery (Password-Protected)
- FREE Photo Edits such as Black & White, Sepia, Aged and Antique creative tones
- UNLIMITED Photographs Taken During Each Event
- Studio and/or Off-Site Portrait Session
- Custom Designed Flush Albums and Leather Albums (Not applicable to Digital Package)
- All Printing and Production Done on Top Quality Kodak Gloss, Matte or Metallic finish papers or Atika Studio's Signature Paper
The skilled staff at Atika Studios promise to meet all your photographic and videographic needs with professionalism and outstanding quality. We realize the immense significance of each event we service. As a result, we aim to exceed each of your expectations. Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, 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?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Four
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Yes
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?
Two Camera bodies, set of 8 lenses, Tripods, Studio lightning, backdrops, and several accessories to enhance the shoot as best as possible.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full Day as well as Hourly based on client needs.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. $150.00 Hr or depending on the final negotiated price.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Majority of the times we take our two min breaks when there is nothing going on in the event. Meal breaks are taken when everyone is taking a meal after we have completed the shooting of the meal session. Client can based on their discretion, but are not required to provide meals.
Do you charge for travel?
Only outside 100 mile radius of Chicago.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Approximately 3 to 5 business days.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online proofing. Print proofing can be provided if it is part of the package.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Online proofs are for full 1 year.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Only copyrights to reprint and to share as part of my portfolio. Both of which can be waived at a small fee.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, But can be waived during contract signing and only if clients approve.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Digital files.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Standard 5x7, 6x8, Flush Digital albums, photobooks, coffee table albums. Premium albums with metal covers and embossed covers.
When will the client get the final album?
After client has finished selecting photos for the album, three weeks for the design of the album to complete which client will approve again, thereafter two weeks for the printing process.

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2014
0.9/5.0
Atika and Drew are absolute scammers, do not hire them under any circumstance.

Once Atika has your payment, they will no longer respond to emails or calls. At some point, we had thought perhaps they had changed their number or email address because we no longer received responses after more than 6 months of attempts. We were quickly proven wrong when a friend "inquired about their services" and received multiple emails and phone calls within 48 hours--proving that they screen calls/emails.

Not only do they avoid you but they cannot keep track of promises, updates, or dates. Atika would constantly promise to make an update but not make requested changes to our products and so we eventually gave up on trying to get them completed. The final product looked nothing like what they showcase and they refused to make changes to make it close to what they showcase--it even had our name spelled wrong because they refused to make changes (which they also refused to correct).

The "final" version is not what we expected at all but more importantly has our name misspelled.

The one great thing about getting our stuff is that we will never have to deal with the con-artist otherwise known as Atika/Drew again.
Atika and Drew are absolute scammers, do not hire them under any circumstance.

Once Atika has your payment, they Read more...
Atika and Drew are absolute scammers, do not hire them under any circumstance.

Once Atika has your payment, they will no longer respond to emails or calls. At some point, we had thought perhaps they had changed their number or email address because we no longer received responses after more than 6 months of attempts. We were quickly proven wrong when a friend "inquired about their services" and received multiple emails and phone calls within 48 hours--proving that they screen calls/emails.

Not only do they avoid you but they cannot keep track of promises, updates, or dates. Atika would constantly promise to make an update but not make requested changes to our products and so we eventually gave up on trying to get them completed. The final product looked nothing like what they showcase and they refused to make changes to make it close to what they showcase--it even had our name spelled wrong because they refused to make changes (which they also refused to correct).

The "final" version is not what we expected at all but more importantly has our name misspelled.

The one great thing about getting our stuff is that we will never have to deal with the con-artist otherwise known as Atika/Drew again. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.0/5.0
Drew is unprofessional and is a scammer! Choose a more professional "studio" or photographer who cares about the art and not about the money. He does not care about making someone's special day go smoothly. He only cares about the money he is getting. Get a trained professional and not someone who just picked up a camera.
Drew is unprofessional and is a scammer! Choose a more professional "studio" or photographer who cares about the art and Read more...
Drew is unprofessional and is a scammer! Choose a more professional "studio" or photographer who cares about the art and not about the money. He does not care about making someone's special day go smoothly. He only cares about the money he is getting. Get a trained professional and not someone who just picked up a camera. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
He was willing to work at our times and was very flexible. He worked with us.
He was willing to work at our times and was very flexible. He worked with us.
He was willing to work at our times and was very flexible. He worked with us. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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ankit
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.9/5.0
Not only a talented photographer, Drew is a pleasure to be around. Booking him was very simple and throughout the lead-up to our wedding he was clear and efficient, asking what we wanted and guiding us through what was needed to get it.
On the day, he was unfailingly polite and friendly to everyone he came across, and yet invisible most of the time. He really just let us, and all our guests, get on with enjoying the day - it was crucial to us that we could actually enjoy the results of all the effort we'd put into planning it, and although Drew was always at our disposal, it was so nice to just let him and his team get on with it!
Drew has an incredible talent for capturing a feeling in an image. Going through one of his albums, you never fail to get a sense of the atmosphere at each and every event. And that's exactly what we wanted - not a collection of snapshots of our nearest and dearest, but a record of the day as a whole, something we could look back on and remember how every step of the way felt.
Drew delivered a beautiful set of images that capture many very happy memories - I'm sure we will continue to enjoy looking through them for years to come.
Not only a talented photographer, Drew is a pleasure to be around. Booking him was very simple and throughout the lead-up Read more...
Not only a talented photographer, Drew is a pleasure to be around. Booking him was very simple and throughout the lead-up to our wedding he was clear and efficient, asking what we wanted and guiding us through what was needed to get it.
On the day, he was unfailingly polite and friendly to everyone he came across, and yet invisible most of the time. He really just let us, and all our guests, get on with enjoying the day - it was crucial to us that we could actually enjoy the results of all the effort we'd put into planning it, and although Drew was always at our disposal, it was so nice to just let him and his team get on with it!
Drew has an incredible talent for capturing a feeling in an image. Going through one of his albums, you never fail to get a sense of the atmosphere at each and every event. And that's exactly what we wanted - not a collection of snapshots of our nearest and dearest, but a record of the day as a whole, something we could look back on and remember how every step of the way felt.
Drew delivered a beautiful set of images that capture many very happy memories - I'm sure we will continue to enjoy looking through them for years to come. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Priya
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.6/5.0
Drew and his company did an amazing job at our events. The pictures, video, and album all turned out fabulous!
Drew and his company did an amazing job at our events. The pictures, video, and album all turned out fabulous!
Drew and his company did an amazing job at our events. The pictures, video, and album all turned out fabulous! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Drew made sure our wedding album turned out how we wanted it to. He went thru several revisions regarding layout of pictures, etc... and was quite flexible regarding various album decisions. He does respond to questions promptly and the quality of work is very good. He even did an extra engagement shoot (for FREE, after we were married) because the weather for the initial shoot was poor. The only thing I would negatively critique is that the wedding video is taking longer than expected.
Drew made sure our wedding album turned out how we wanted it to. He went thru several revisions regarding layout of Read more...
Drew made sure our wedding album turned out how we wanted it to. He went thru several revisions regarding layout of pictures, etc... and was quite flexible regarding various album decisions. He does respond to questions promptly and the quality of work is very good. He even did an extra engagement shoot (for FREE, after we were married) because the weather for the initial shoot was poor. The only thing I would negatively critique is that the wedding video is taking longer than expected. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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aman
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.9/5.0
Photography is very creative and unique. Our wedding photo albums look amazing. Very flexible and affordable. We were able to get parent albums in addition to our Master Album. We had a great experience working with the photographer.
Photography is very creative and unique. Our wedding photo albums look amazing. Very flexible and affordable. We were able Read more...
Photography is very creative and unique. Our wedding photo albums look amazing. Very flexible and affordable. We were able to get parent albums in addition to our Master Album. We had a great experience working with the photographer. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Candace
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
I believe that I had a wonderful experience. The photographer sent to my wedding was very professional and experienced. I would vouche that these particular people did a great job and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Atika Studios!

9/10/10
Candace
I believe that I had a wonderful experience. The photographer sent to my wedding was very professional and experienced. I Read more...
I believe that I had a wonderful experience. The photographer sent to my wedding was very professional and experienced. I would vouche that these particular people did a great job and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Atika Studios!

9/10/10
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Shital
Wedding:
12/29/2009
5.0/5.0
We have always valued customer service, Atika Studios simply exceeded this. Our photographer, Dhruv, spent a lot of time before the event (from checking out the location to finding out what we valued). We couldn't have been more pleased with the level of excellence, professionalism and better yet, the brilliance of the pictures.

The pictures were outstanding and unique! There was always a touch of something different, I'd say details and not the ordinary pictures you'd expect, it was 'I love my shoes shot' , 'the mix of choc. pirouettes and strawberries on the cake because that symbolized what we both like shot', 'the cuff-links from a craft-fair he loves that i gave him on xmas shot', 'the two toned tie and shoe shot' and much more. The family pictures were incredibly radiant and brought out the emotions.

If I had to tell a fairy tale, I'd start with the album because it reveals the happiness of the day, includes the details of the past and ends with a happily ever after.
We have always valued customer service, Atika Studios simply exceeded this. Our photographer, Dhruv, spent a lot of time Read more...
We have always valued customer service, Atika Studios simply exceeded this. Our photographer, Dhruv, spent a lot of time before the event (from checking out the location to finding out what we valued). We couldn't have been more pleased with the level of excellence, professionalism and better yet, the brilliance of the pictures.

The pictures were outstanding and unique! There was always a touch of something different, I'd say details and not the ordinary pictures you'd expect, it was 'I love my shoes shot' , 'the mix of choc. pirouettes and strawberries on the cake because that symbolized what we both like shot', 'the cuff-links from a craft-fair he loves that i gave him on xmas shot', 'the two toned tie and shoe shot' and much more. The family pictures were incredibly radiant and brought out the emotions.

If I had to tell a fairy tale, I'd start with the album because it reveals the happiness of the day, includes the details of the past and ends with a happily ever after. Read less
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