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Avonia Photography and Portrait Studios

Libertyville , IL
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118 Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048 US (map)

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847-665-9444

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ABOUT US

We are a unique Chicago and Milwaukee area boutique photography studio offering wedding, portrait and intimate boudoir photography. Our female photographer provides custom service and... Read more
We are a unique Chicago and Milwaukee area boutique photography studio offering wedding, portrait and intimate boudoir photography. Our female photographer provides custom service and quality at affordable rates. Please click “Visit Website” directly and contact us via our main page. We do not receive emails through other sites, only through our main site so inquire directly please. We offer tailored services and products with exceptional quality and at various price points. With over 12 years of experience we bring professionalism as well as energy to your wedding. Just read our testimonials to see what our clients have to say! Serving Lake County Illinois, Cook County, Will County, and Racine County (Wisconsin). We photograph weddings anywhere within a 300 mile radius. If you are looking for a local photographer, who has lived in the Midwest for years, then look no further! Since we also work with models on a regular basis we can give your wedding poses "flair" and help you create a unique look to your wedding album that is strictly your own. You'll be the envy of all of your friends! Ask us about our modeling techniques and how we can design a signature wedding just for you. Of course, this is optional; we have years of experience doing traditional wedding photography. Member of Professional Photographers of America, Inc. PPA is the premier international trade association for professional photographers. We speak Polish (Mowimy Po Polsku). Professional wedding and boudoir photography for areas surrounding Barrington, Bridgeview, Carpentersville, Evanston, Gurnee, Grayslake, Libertyville, Fox Lake, Deerfield, Northbrook, Carol Stream, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Arlington Heights, Skokie, Schaumburg, Park Ridge, Round Lake, Palatine, Prospect Heights, and all surround Chicago and Milwaukee suburbs.

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We provides quality photographic services to Lake County Illinois, Cook County Chicago and Milwaukee County Wisconsin. Our photographers specialize in wedding photography, boudoir photography, senior and family portraits, engagement photos, baby portraits including smash the cake, post wedding photography like trash the dress and pet photography. Multiple packages at various price points. Specifically we are local to the Mundelein (60060), Vernon Hills (60061), Libertyville (60048), North Brook (60062), Barrington (60010), Chicago (60606), Winnetka (60093), Lake Forest (60045), Lafox (60147), Hinsdale (60522), Schaumburg (60196), Lincolnshire (60069), Wilmette (60091), Lake Bluff (60044), Downers Grove (60515), Gurnee (60657), Lemont (60439, Rockford (61125, Aurora (60504), Orland Park (60467), Crystal Lake (60014), Naperville (60567), Prospect Heights (60070), Wauconda (60084), Franksville (53126), McHenry County, North Chicago, Green Oaks, Grayslake, Lake Zurich, Round Lake, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Indian Creek, Gages Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake, Volo, Fox Lake, Lindenhurst, Lake Villa, Wheeling, Prospect Heights, Palatine, Carol Stream, Inverness, Rolling Meadows, North Barrington, Tower Lakes, Waukegan, Wadsworth, Gurnee, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Deerfield, Park Ridge, Lake Geneva, Algonquin, Bedford Park, Hickory Hills, Worth, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Orland, Lemont, Darien, Willow brook, La Grange, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Maywood, Lawndale, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Wheaton, Forest View, Antioch, Bannockburn, Barrington Hills, Beach Park, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Highwood, Island Lake, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lakemoor, Peoria, Mettawa, North Chicago, Old Mill Creek, Park City, Port Barrington, Zion markets. Member of Professional Photographers of America, Inc. You receive one on one customer service. We speak Polish. Mowimy Po Polsku. Read less
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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, Matted Prints, Negatives, 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?
For the final editing we offer, black white images, colored images, sepia toning, photoshop editing, facial smoothing, pimple removal, color adjustment, and a mixture of the colored flowers and black white photos which are very popular.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We are excellent in any type of lighting. Over a decade of experience has taught us to be able to manipulate light as well as use our own state of the art equipment to light the scene.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We use digital only. We use professional series camera bodies, on and off camera flash units, and only L-series professional quality lenses.
How many photographers do you work with?
We have one lead photographer (owner) who does about 95% of all weddings scheduled. We have three photojournalists who assist when the couple purchases a second photographer. Because we are a small studio, we employ two very talented photographers. One is a lead photographer who specializes in capturing all of your ?must have? images and one who specializes in photojournalism. Our lead photographer is the person who created the photography artwork through the web site. We do not outsource our art work or hire unknown photographers. We have deliberately decided to remain as a small photography boutique and feel that outsourcing and hiring on additional staff would take away from the interpersonal experience we currently provide to our clients. By stating small, we are able to provide high quality and personalized photography to every wedding client (from Illinois and up through Wisconsin).
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
If the couple requests a specific photographer.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We never ever book a photographer for more than one wedding on a day. Our lead photographer can only be in one place at one time.
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?
We use professional series Canon camera bodies, on and off camera flash units, and only L-series professional quality lenses. The couple can request additional equipment such as studio lighting and backdrops for the reception.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes. Always.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both. 
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. We do offer additional hourly rate.
Do you charge for travel?
Travel is included with every package for up to 25 miles from studio. Anything above 25 miles is expensed at the rate of $1 per mile. No additional hourly rate is applied for travel.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Within 24 hours the couple will received a beautiful professionally designed wedding collage.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Initial proofs are available in the studio for preview
 
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The online proofs are available for up to a year.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
The studio retains the copyright for the photos. The couple may chose to purchase a DVD of all images and rights for personal printing.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes. The couple may chose to purchase a DVD of all images and rights for personal printing.
Will images be available for viewing online?
The images will be available for online viewing
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer both digital albums, screen savers, video's of images, as well as designer wedding coffee table books. The wedding albums are designed in house and are sent to a professional book priting company for a professional book.
When will the client get the final album?
Usually the books are available about 3 weeks after the order is placed with the publisher.

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Melanie
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11/11/2011
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I love their work and they have different products then other companies.
I love their work and they have different products then other companies.
I love their work and they have different products then other companies. Read less
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Brit
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10/11/2008
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Very professional. Courteous staff. Energetic photographers. We laughed and smiled, and it felt natural. Would highly recommend!!!
Very professional. Courteous staff. Energetic photographers. We laughed and smiled, and it felt natural. Would highly Read more...
Very professional. Courteous staff. Energetic photographers. We laughed and smiled, and it felt natural. Would highly recommend!!! Read less
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Niel
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Very professional. Very fun. Normally I hate having my picture taken but our photographer actually made it fun! Thanks Plum Tree Studio! The photos were amazing. Great color, great poses, great wedding album. Our family was really happy with the work and professionalism of your company. We were so lucky to have found you!!!
Very professional. Very fun. Normally I hate having my picture taken but our photographer actually made it fun! Thanks Read more...
Very professional. Very fun. Normally I hate having my picture taken but our photographer actually made it fun! Thanks Plum Tree Studio! The photos were amazing. Great color, great poses, great wedding album. Our family was really happy with the work and professionalism of your company. We were so lucky to have found you!!! Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
7/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Plum Tree Studio is a first rate operation! They were very professional and highly skilled. We couldn't be happier with the results of photographs! You will be provided with first rate photos that are creative and beautiful. In addition, be assured that your wedding pictures will be available in short order. This studio is very prompt with their work! So, from our experience, if you hire this company you will have no worries bout your wedding pictures.
Plum Tree Studio is a first rate operation! They were very professional and highly skilled. We couldn't be happier with Read more...
Plum Tree Studio is a first rate operation! They were very professional and highly skilled. We couldn't be happier with the results of photographs! You will be provided with first rate photos that are creative and beautiful. In addition, be assured that your wedding pictures will be available in short order. This studio is very prompt with their work! So, from our experience, if you hire this company you will have no worries bout your wedding pictures. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
We had Agnes as our wedding photographer for our wedding last month. She was so creative with the poses, nothing bland. We did the traditional stuff and then did some fun and crazy photos. I did not want a typical wedding album and our photographer helped us create something all our own. She listened to us and we had tons of fun jumping and laughing. I would recommend Plum Tree Studio Photography to anyone and everyone! Great value for the money! Superb!
We had Agnes as our wedding photographer for our wedding last month. She was so creative with the poses, nothing bland. We Read more...
We had Agnes as our wedding photographer for our wedding last month. She was so creative with the poses, nothing bland. We did the traditional stuff and then did some fun and crazy photos. I did not want a typical wedding album and our photographer helped us create something all our own. She listened to us and we had tons of fun jumping and laughing. I would recommend Plum Tree Studio Photography to anyone and everyone! Great value for the money! Superb! Read less
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Rose
Wedding:
3/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Professional Photography. Wonderful! You have an eye for art. Thank you for capturing our story in such a professional and creative way. We felt at ease and comfortable the entire time. The images were so professionally created. Thank you thank you!
Professional Photography. Wonderful! You have an eye for art. Thank you for capturing our story in such a professional and Read more...
Professional Photography. Wonderful! You have an eye for art. Thank you for capturing our story in such a professional and creative way. We felt at ease and comfortable the entire time. The images were so professionally created. Thank you thank you! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
1/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Our photographer was the most professional of all of our wedding vendors! This is the most well priced photographer in all of lake county. We found a diamond in Plum Tree Studio Photography! Our wedding was in Arlington Heights Illinois and the reception was in Northbrook Illinois. We had been planning for months and lucked out to find that Plum Tree Studio still had a photographer available. Due to our busy schedules, we had a phone consultation and felt like we knew our photographer (who was also the owner). This was our special day and we were both a wreck. Our photographer really put our minds at ease though. The ceremony was not distracted and she got every shot like a hawk. Wow. At the reception and formal portraits she had an eye for balance. Mom and dad were really impressed, which speak a lot. We spent a fair amount, and it was a fair price and we had no regrets. We would have been devastated if we had hired some amateur to shoot our wedding (or agreed to let our uncle photograph us). The photos we got back were 130% worth the price, which was still very affordable. The quality of the images and professionalism of the photographer were well worth every penny. No regrets. Ten stars! I think they do weddings all through the Chicago area and suburbs.

Ohh… and our photographer was Plum Tree Studio, their web site is http://www.plumtreestudio.com/

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Great food. Great Photographer. Great party. The day went off without a hitch and we’ve been happily married since. We go through our wedding album regularly and love it!
Our photographer was the most professional of all of our wedding vendors! This is the most well priced photographer in all Read more...
Our photographer was the most professional of all of our wedding vendors! This is the most well priced photographer in all of lake county. We found a diamond in Plum Tree Studio Photography! Our wedding was in Arlington Heights Illinois and the reception was in Northbrook Illinois. We had been planning for months and lucked out to find that Plum Tree Studio still had a photographer available. Due to our busy schedules, we had a phone consultation and felt like we knew our photographer (who was also the owner). This was our special day and we were both a wreck. Our photographer really put our minds at ease though. The ceremony was not distracted and she got every shot like a hawk. Wow. At the reception and formal portraits she had an eye for balance. Mom and dad were really impressed, which speak a lot. We spent a fair amount, and it was a fair price and we had no regrets. We would have been devastated if we had hired some amateur to shoot our wedding (or agreed to let our uncle photograph us). The photos we got back were 130% worth the price, which was still very affordable. The quality of the images and professionalism of the photographer were well worth every penny. No regrets. Ten stars! I think they do weddings all through the Chicago area and suburbs.

Ohh… and our photographer was Plum Tree Studio, their web site is http://www.plumtreestudio.com/

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Great food. Great Photographer. Great party. The day went off without a hitch and we’ve been happily married since. We go through our wedding album regularly and love it! Read less
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