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Cathy and David Photographers

Chicago , IL
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3316 West Eastwood Ave #3
Chicago, IL 60625 US (map)

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773-977-8094

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ABOUT US

Weddings from $4250 | Sessions from $600
Cathy and David - Husband and WIfe Photographers
Weddings from $4250 | Sessions from $600
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We offer our own special blend of color processing but we don't do traditional things like spot-color or sepia, etc.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
About 95% percent of our weddings are at new locations since we specialize in nationwide coverage. There isn't a location we can't shoot.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
Just the two of us. :)
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Of course... who doesn't???
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We never book more than one wedding a day, and rarely, like twice a year we'll shoot two in a weekend, but only if they are in the same general area. Never otherwise. We shoot a max of 30 a year.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Of course. :) We know a LOT of people.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Cameras, lenses, flashes... um.. is this a trick question? Do brides actually care or even understand what kind of equipment we use? :) Isn't that our job? Even though our cameras cost $3500 each, and we have four of them, it's our work that's important, as it should be when looking for a photographer. They are just tools. It doesn't matter if a photographer shoots Nikon, Canon, RAW, JPEG, what matters is the result. :)
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course. Again. Who doesn't?
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We have both. Why pay for full day coverage if you don't need it? However, we offer a minimum of 8 hours as we've never found it possible to tell the story of someone's day with our style with less.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yep. $250 an hour. If you upgrade your package to 12 hours we give you full day coverage. :)
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We work for what you hire us for. We do require a break to eat and we do require being fed, whether it's at the table with your guests or a vendor meal, is up to you. We also require at least one slice of cake. :D
Do you charge for travel?
Not if you're in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio or Kentucky. Outside of that and we have nationwide/destination pricing.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
usually 8-10 weeks or less.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online proofing gallery where the client can order prints. :)
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Umm.. is this another trick question? :) They keep them as long as they like them?
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes. We give personal use printing rights. If you want the copyright then it will be considered an advertising shoot and be much more expensive. Unless you're going to be throwing your image up on billboards you don't need a copyright.
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?
We give a disc of the full-res color-corrected digital negatives.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yep!
What kind of albums do you offer?
The best! :-D Flush-mount, lay-flat albums that we personally design. :)
When will the client get the final album?
Within 4-6 weeks of the design approval (given to them within 8-10 weeks of their wedding.

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Katie
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Love love love Cathy and David! They shot our engagement session and wedding. Photography was a top priority for us, so we booked them a year out to make sure we had the best photographers for our wedding. We did not want a lot of posing/formal pictures, so when we checked out their website, we knew they would be perfect for us. They capture moments so beautifully and naturally, and their photos are vibrant and fun. They turned a vacation into a working trip by stopping by our house in NC to do our engagement session. They had such great energy, and even though the weather was rainy and blah, our engagement photos were gorgeous! You can really tell that they love what they do and take pride in their work. As for the wedding, David was so helpful with the planning. He offered up many suggestions as far as timeline and other vendors, and was quick to respond when we had questions. And we LOVE our photos!!! From beautiful portraits to hilarious photos on the dance floor, we could not be happier. And if you like photobooths- theirs is fantastic. We've received so many compliments on our photos, and they've only been posted for a day! We cannot recommend them enough. Book them now!
Love love love Cathy and David! They shot our engagement session and wedding. Photography was a top priority for us, so we Read more...
Love love love Cathy and David! They shot our engagement session and wedding. Photography was a top priority for us, so we booked them a year out to make sure we had the best photographers for our wedding. We did not want a lot of posing/formal pictures, so when we checked out their website, we knew they would be perfect for us. They capture moments so beautifully and naturally, and their photos are vibrant and fun. They turned a vacation into a working trip by stopping by our house in NC to do our engagement session. They had such great energy, and even though the weather was rainy and blah, our engagement photos were gorgeous! You can really tell that they love what they do and take pride in their work. As for the wedding, David was so helpful with the planning. He offered up many suggestions as far as timeline and other vendors, and was quick to respond when we had questions. And we LOVE our photos!!! From beautiful portraits to hilarious photos on the dance floor, we could not be happier. And if you like photobooths- theirs is fantastic. We've received so many compliments on our photos, and they've only been posted for a day! We cannot recommend them enough. Book them now! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
When you get married, everyone says to you---enjoy it, it will go so fast! But you don't really understand it at the time until the whole thing is over in the blink of an eye. So when I was looking for a wedding photographer, I knew I had to have Cathy & David. When researching various photography vendors, their images stood out above the rest. Their style isn't hokey and contrived, it is artistic, thoughtful and creative. I scrolled through the archives of their entire portfolio before I reached out to them, because I was so captivated by how well they captured the different personalities and all of the emotion involved through still imagery. Their pictures are breathtaking, and they are both so talented at recognizing the most important moments, which may not be the most obvious ones. In addition, they are a true TEAM and work well together. These two are fun, relaxed, professional and personable and made our day as special as it could possibly be.
When you get married, everyone says to you---enjoy it, it will go so fast! But you don't really understand it at the time Read more...
When you get married, everyone says to you---enjoy it, it will go so fast! But you don't really understand it at the time until the whole thing is over in the blink of an eye. So when I was looking for a wedding photographer, I knew I had to have Cathy & David. When researching various photography vendors, their images stood out above the rest. Their style isn't hokey and contrived, it is artistic, thoughtful and creative. I scrolled through the archives of their entire portfolio before I reached out to them, because I was so captivated by how well they captured the different personalities and all of the emotion involved through still imagery. Their pictures are breathtaking, and they are both so talented at recognizing the most important moments, which may not be the most obvious ones. In addition, they are a true TEAM and work well together. These two are fun, relaxed, professional and personable and made our day as special as it could possibly be. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Cathy and David are a joy to work with! Not only are they amazing artists but they are fun people to be around. You can tell that they love what they do and they truly care about the people that have entrusted their big day and moments. I cannot tell you the number of compliments I have received about my photographs from the wedding (and engagement session). You will not be disappointed working with Cathy & David - in fact it will be the best decision you make besides marrying your significant other!
Cathy and David are a joy to work with! Not only are they amazing artists but they are fun people to be around. You can Read more...
Cathy and David are a joy to work with! Not only are they amazing artists but they are fun people to be around. You can tell that they love what they do and they truly care about the people that have entrusted their big day and moments. I cannot tell you the number of compliments I have received about my photographs from the wedding (and engagement session). You will not be disappointed working with Cathy & David - in fact it will be the best decision you make besides marrying your significant other! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.9/5.0
Cathy and David are two of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! We had so much fun working with them for our wedding.
Cathy and David are two of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! We had so much fun working with them Read more...
Cathy and David are two of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! We had so much fun working with them for our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Cathy + David are amazing! They are extremely professional and just plain fun to be around :) I planned my Chicago wedding all the way from California, and these guys made it very easy. I actually didn't meet them until the day of my wedding, which made it even more exciting. Cathy arrived at my bridal suite early and immediately got to work, capturing all the tiny getting-ready moments. David did the same in the groom's room. From start to finish, they had this unspoken flow between them, and all their shots (posed and un-posed) moved very efficiently. I was especially impressed when we took formal family photos because they wrapped it up within 20 minutes (and we have a huge family)! They kept pretty true to our timeline and managed to take gorgeous photos of my husband and I after our ceremony - and we still had plenty of time to mingle with our guests at cocktail hour :) They really knew how to keep the energy going and were literally everywhere during our ceremony and reception. I can't wait to see our photos (they were kind enough to send us 3 sneak peeks the week after), and I have no doubt they will come out beautifully. Check out their website & blog - their photos speak for themselves :)
Cathy + David are amazing! They are extremely professional and just plain fun to be around :) I planned my Chicago wedding Read more...
Cathy + David are amazing! They are extremely professional and just plain fun to be around :) I planned my Chicago wedding all the way from California, and these guys made it very easy. I actually didn't meet them until the day of my wedding, which made it even more exciting. Cathy arrived at my bridal suite early and immediately got to work, capturing all the tiny getting-ready moments. David did the same in the groom's room. From start to finish, they had this unspoken flow between them, and all their shots (posed and un-posed) moved very efficiently. I was especially impressed when we took formal family photos because they wrapped it up within 20 minutes (and we have a huge family)! They kept pretty true to our timeline and managed to take gorgeous photos of my husband and I after our ceremony - and we still had plenty of time to mingle with our guests at cocktail hour :) They really knew how to keep the energy going and were literally everywhere during our ceremony and reception. I can't wait to see our photos (they were kind enough to send us 3 sneak peeks the week after), and I have no doubt they will come out beautifully. Check out their website & blog - their photos speak for themselves :) Read less
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Jen&Jason
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Jason and I got married July 31, 2010 and are blown away by our photographers, Cathy and David, once again. An engagement photo shoot is included in their packages. My husband is incredibly uncomfortable with having his picture taken. They put us both at ease immediately, and their work is phenomenal. Their photojournalistic style has them capturing the moments of your day that you will be so happy they did. I would recommend them to every bride and groom I encounter. They are absolutely worth every penny. (They even have no travel fees for several states around the Midwest.) Be sure to check out their blog, and you too will find that you HAVE to have them capture your day.
Jason and I got married July 31, 2010 and are blown away by our photographers, Cathy and David, once again. An engagement Read more...
Jason and I got married July 31, 2010 and are blown away by our photographers, Cathy and David, once again. An engagement photo shoot is included in their packages. My husband is incredibly uncomfortable with having his picture taken. They put us both at ease immediately, and their work is phenomenal. Their photojournalistic style has them capturing the moments of your day that you will be so happy they did. I would recommend them to every bride and groom I encounter. They are absolutely worth every penny. (They even have no travel fees for several states around the Midwest.) Be sure to check out their blog, and you too will find that you HAVE to have them capture your day. Read less
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sunny1064
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin with this review. Cathy and David were AMAZING. There is simply noone else who could have captured our day the way they did. They captured every moment, including the ones I did not get to see. When I look at their photos I can see the emotion in every single picture. Every time I watch the slideshow of our wedding they post at the end of every wedding blog post I cry. Not only are they amazing photographers, but they are amazing people as well. I am so happy I had the honor of meeting them and sharing our day with them. If you want to see proof of how amazing they are you can check out our photos on their blog www.cathydavidphoto.com/blog and look for Ryan and Summer.
Where do I even begin with this review. Cathy and David were AMAZING. There is simply noone else who could have captured Read more...
Where do I even begin with this review. Cathy and David were AMAZING. There is simply noone else who could have captured our day the way they did. They captured every moment, including the ones I did not get to see. When I look at their photos I can see the emotion in every single picture. Every time I watch the slideshow of our wedding they post at the end of every wedding blog post I cry. Not only are they amazing photographers, but they are amazing people as well. I am so happy I had the honor of meeting them and sharing our day with them. If you want to see proof of how amazing they are you can check out our photos on their blog www.cathydavidphoto.com/blog and look for Ryan and Summer. Read less
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Fritzst
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Cathy and David did an amazing job at our wedding. They are still learning, but I personally viewed that as a bonus because they are willing to try new things. I have no doubt that these two will one day become on of the top photographers in the nation.
Cathy and David did an amazing job at our wedding. They are still learning, but I personally viewed that as a bonus Read more...
Cathy and David did an amazing job at our wedding. They are still learning, but I personally viewed that as a bonus because they are willing to try new things. I have no doubt that these two will one day become on of the top photographers in the nation. Read less
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Mrs. H-B
Wedding:
8/12/2008
5.0/5.0
These folks were truly a felicitous find during a late-night google search for local photographers. Our wedding budget was limited, but we knew pictures were a priority. Wow, did we ever get lucky with Cat & David! From the first time we met they accommodated our every need and calmed our (the bride's) unnecessary panicking about this, that, and the other.

And the pictures? They are truly amazing. My husband I hate to be photographed and there were numerous pictures of ourselves that we liked (maybe even loved).

We'll definitely be recommending Cathy & David to everyone who needs wedding photography and we'll keep them on speed dial for future family portrait sessions. These photographers are going places!
These folks were truly a felicitous find during a late-night google search for local photographers. Our wedding budget was Read more...
These folks were truly a felicitous find during a late-night google search for local photographers. Our wedding budget was limited, but we knew pictures were a priority. Wow, did we ever get lucky with Cat & David! From the first time we met they accommodated our every need and calmed our (the bride's) unnecessary panicking about this, that, and the other.

And the pictures? They are truly amazing. My husband I hate to be photographed and there were numerous pictures of ourselves that we liked (maybe even loved).

We'll definitely be recommending Cathy & David to everyone who needs wedding photography and we'll keep them on speed dial for future family portrait sessions. These photographers are going places! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend Cathy and David Photography!!! They were very easy to work with and the pics were GREAT!!!! They captured our day in the most beautiful way. Couldn't have found a better fit for our wedding!!!
Highly recommend Cathy and David Photography!!! They were very easy to work with and the pics were GREAT!!!! They captured Read more...
Highly recommend Cathy and David Photography!!! They were very easy to work with and the pics were GREAT!!!! They captured our day in the most beautiful way. Couldn't have found a better fit for our wedding!!! Read less
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