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Cornerstone Photography

LOCATION

Serving all of Chicagoland , and Rockford area
60523 US (map)

PHONE

847-844-9000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Weddings have the amazing power to bring everyone together. Family and friends, new and old, from near and far, all gathered in celebration of you. Cornerstone Photography documents the... Read more
Weddings have the amazing power to bring everyone together. Family and friends, new and old, from near and far, all gathered in celebration of you. Cornerstone Photography documents the entire event, so even if the day flies by, you won't forget the time you all shared. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
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?
We have a core of 5 photographers per office.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
We always have back-up photographers available in case of any kind of emergency.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Each photographer will only photograph one event per day no matter how long or short the event is.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We always have on staff a back-up photographer available every weekend.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We have a minimum of 6 hours, then you can select more time if needed.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, if you need additional time it's $100 / hour up until the wedding day, and $150 / hour on the wedding day.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
If they photographer(s) are working more than 5 hours they will require a meal.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
All photos will be posted online about 1-2 weeks after the wedding, and printed proofs will take an additional 1-2 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Flash drive and a proof DVD.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever, they own the proofs
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
No, the wedding couple owns the copyrights.
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?
All of our packages include the high resolution images on a flash drive.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, the go online approximately 2 weeks after the wedding date and will remain online for the following 6 months.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We have everything from traditional to very modern albums to choose from.

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Amanda
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with our experience with Cornerstone Photography. The owner, Mark, was quick to respond and helpful with any questions we had. We were a little worried after the photographer we booked had left the company weeks before our wedding, but Mark stepped in her place and his work was amazing! It was comfortable working with him and his very positive attitude. We had another photographer from Cornerstone, Rob, join us to overlap Mark's time during the ceremony. The two of them captured different parts of the ceremony and were able to get every shot we could want. Rob photographed the reception then and was able to get some awesome candid photos, as well as a picture of each table of guests. We received our photos a few week ago and they are stunning! Photography was one of the parts of my wedding I was most concerned about and we are so happy with the entire experience!
We couldn't be happier with our experience with Cornerstone Photography. The owner, Mark, was quick to respond and helpful Read more...
We couldn't be happier with our experience with Cornerstone Photography. The owner, Mark, was quick to respond and helpful with any questions we had. We were a little worried after the photographer we booked had left the company weeks before our wedding, but Mark stepped in her place and his work was amazing! It was comfortable working with him and his very positive attitude. We had another photographer from Cornerstone, Rob, join us to overlap Mark's time during the ceremony. The two of them captured different parts of the ceremony and were able to get every shot we could want. Rob photographed the reception then and was able to get some awesome candid photos, as well as a picture of each table of guests. We received our photos a few week ago and they are stunning! Photography was one of the parts of my wedding I was most concerned about and we are so happy with the entire experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Cornerstone. From our first meeting with Mark, to working with both Laura and Matt, we were in great hands the entire time. Mark gave a very professional presentation about all they have to offer and we knew from the moment we walked out of the meeting that we were going with Cornerstone. Laura and Matt were both wonderful! Our pictures look amazing and we received them within 2 weeks of our wedding. They each brought something unique to the pictures and it is clear how much they love their jobs. You would be missing out if you don't consider using Cornerstone for your wedding.
I can't say enough great things about Cornerstone. From our first meeting with Mark, to working with both Laura and Matt, Read more...
I can't say enough great things about Cornerstone. From our first meeting with Mark, to working with both Laura and Matt, we were in great hands the entire time. Mark gave a very professional presentation about all they have to offer and we knew from the moment we walked out of the meeting that we were going with Cornerstone. Laura and Matt were both wonderful! Our pictures look amazing and we received them within 2 weeks of our wedding. They each brought something unique to the pictures and it is clear how much they love their jobs. You would be missing out if you don't consider using Cornerstone for your wedding. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Cornerstone Photography was easy to work with and had several options for all price points. The photos I received were extremely high quality and they captured all of the best moments of our wedding and then some. The two photographers that came to our wedding (Matt and Nicole) were a perfect balance between fun and professional. They put all of us at ease and made the whole event run smoothly.
Cornerstone Photography was easy to work with and had several options for all price points. The photos I received were Read more...
Cornerstone Photography was easy to work with and had several options for all price points. The photos I received were extremely high quality and they captured all of the best moments of our wedding and then some. The two photographers that came to our wedding (Matt and Nicole) were a perfect balance between fun and professional. They put all of us at ease and made the whole event run smoothly. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding was already two months ago and my family and friends are still in complete awe at how amazing my photographers were! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Laura, Mark and Nicole! I am constantly having people ask me who I used and it is so great being able to refer everyone to Cornerstone. It is the least I can do after they treated my husband and I so well.
My wedding was already two months ago and my family and friends are still in complete awe at how amazing my photographers Read more...
My wedding was already two months ago and my family and friends are still in complete awe at how amazing my photographers were! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Laura, Mark and Nicole! I am constantly having people ask me who I used and it is so great being able to refer everyone to Cornerstone. It is the least I can do after they treated my husband and I so well. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We were recommended to Cornerstone Photography from friends who had used them for their wedding and could not have been more pleased with the results. Every interaction with both Mark and Laura were informative, organized, and professional. Laura was our photographer and she was absolutely amazing to work with. Our photos were ready in less than a week and they give you a flash drive with your images on it. And our photos were SPECTACULAR!!!!! No pressure to buy albums, although they do offer this service if you are interested. From start to finish, Cornerstone Photography was amazing. Please, please book them for your wedding. You will be so happy you did!!!!
We were recommended to Cornerstone Photography from friends who had used them for their wedding and could not have been Read more...
We were recommended to Cornerstone Photography from friends who had used them for their wedding and could not have been more pleased with the results. Every interaction with both Mark and Laura were informative, organized, and professional. Laura was our photographer and she was absolutely amazing to work with. Our photos were ready in less than a week and they give you a flash drive with your images on it. And our photos were SPECTACULAR!!!!! No pressure to buy albums, although they do offer this service if you are interested. From start to finish, Cornerstone Photography was amazing. Please, please book them for your wedding. You will be so happy you did!!!! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Cornerstone Photography was excellent!! We couldn't have asked for better people to work with. Our photographers Laura and Nicole were amazing on the day of our wedding. A joy to work with, they made everything run smoothly and captured some special moments. We are thrilled with how our pictures have turned out. There are so many beautiful pictures it will be hard to choose which ones to print and place in our album. We also had Laura do our Engagement photographs and loved them. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for great customer service and beautiful pictures!!
Cornerstone Photography was excellent!! We couldn't have asked for better people to work with. Our photographers Laura and Read more...
Cornerstone Photography was excellent!! We couldn't have asked for better people to work with. Our photographers Laura and Nicole were amazing on the day of our wedding. A joy to work with, they made everything run smoothly and captured some special moments. We are thrilled with how our pictures have turned out. There are so many beautiful pictures it will be hard to choose which ones to print and place in our album. We also had Laura do our Engagement photographs and loved them. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for great customer service and beautiful pictures!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Mark Humpa was excellent to work with. He helped us choose Millicent (Millie) Wong as our photographer, and we couldn't be happier with our decision! She was friendly, efficient, patient, and considerate. The photos we've seen so far look stunning. We can't wait to see the rest. Thank you, Cornerstone!
Mark Humpa was excellent to work with. He helped us choose Millicent (Millie) Wong as our photographer, and we couldn't be Read more...
Mark Humpa was excellent to work with. He helped us choose Millicent (Millie) Wong as our photographer, and we couldn't be happier with our decision! She was friendly, efficient, patient, and considerate. The photos we've seen so far look stunning. We can't wait to see the rest. Thank you, Cornerstone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more grateful for the service cornerstone photography provided. Mark was easy to work with as far as being quick to respond to emails and flexible in setting up an appointment to meet. He really listened to what we were looking for in a photographer to give us the best match in his staff. We chose to work with Matt and are incredibly pleased with that choice. My husband and I found out just how uncomfortable we are in front of a camera during our engagement session which was held with a non-professional photographer. However, Matt made posing for a camera easy and natural for us. He was great at giving instruction and moving things along quickly to get as many shots as possible in short time periods. Matt has a vision for great photos; you can see the wheels turning as all times as he plans his next approach. We were able to preview a few images as they were taken, and are very excited to see how all of the pictures turned out.
I could not have been more grateful for the service cornerstone photography provided. Mark was easy to work with as far as Read more...
I could not have been more grateful for the service cornerstone photography provided. Mark was easy to work with as far as being quick to respond to emails and flexible in setting up an appointment to meet. He really listened to what we were looking for in a photographer to give us the best match in his staff. We chose to work with Matt and are incredibly pleased with that choice. My husband and I found out just how uncomfortable we are in front of a camera during our engagement session which was held with a non-professional photographer. However, Matt made posing for a camera easy and natural for us. He was great at giving instruction and moving things along quickly to get as many shots as possible in short time periods. Matt has a vision for great photos; you can see the wheels turning as all times as he plans his next approach. We were able to preview a few images as they were taken, and are very excited to see how all of the pictures turned out. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
For a few months, my husband and I searched and met with some photography companies. I searched through one of the wedding forums asking if anyone knew of a good photography company. I had a few responds that said go check out cornerstone photography. I looked at their website which had awesome & beautiful photos from other weddings. I'm so happy I found them. I met with Mark the owner. He was very flexible in regards to the meeting time and location. He explained & showed me every photo package they had. I was very excited and impressed but kind of hesitate as far as the price. Mark worked with my budget with a package deal that included photo & video. Few months later, we met Laura to go over details of the wedding. She's awesome! Very nice, funny and friendly. The day of wedding she arrived on time, followed our wedding schedule which was kind of hectic due to a storm we experienced an hour before our ceremony. She had tons of ideas on how me & my bridal party would pose for photos before and after ceremony. She was very flexible and coordinated with everyone including my family & friends on what types of poses to shoot. She included some beautiful shoots of me and husband with a sunset background by the lake. All of the photos we received back from cornerstone were beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. We were so happy with the results. We had a good amount back around 900 photos. I'm so happy and grateful for cornerstone. I absolutely recommend them to everyone who is getting married and want awesome awesome shots!!
For a few months, my husband and I searched and met with some photography companies. I searched through one of the wedding Read more...
For a few months, my husband and I searched and met with some photography companies. I searched through one of the wedding forums asking if anyone knew of a good photography company. I had a few responds that said go check out cornerstone photography. I looked at their website which had awesome & beautiful photos from other weddings. I'm so happy I found them. I met with Mark the owner. He was very flexible in regards to the meeting time and location. He explained & showed me every photo package they had. I was very excited and impressed but kind of hesitate as far as the price. Mark worked with my budget with a package deal that included photo & video. Few months later, we met Laura to go over details of the wedding. She's awesome! Very nice, funny and friendly. The day of wedding she arrived on time, followed our wedding schedule which was kind of hectic due to a storm we experienced an hour before our ceremony. She had tons of ideas on how me & my bridal party would pose for photos before and after ceremony. She was very flexible and coordinated with everyone including my family & friends on what types of poses to shoot. She included some beautiful shoots of me and husband with a sunset background by the lake. All of the photos we received back from cornerstone were beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. We were so happy with the results. We had a good amount back around 900 photos. I'm so happy and grateful for cornerstone. I absolutely recommend them to everyone who is getting married and want awesome awesome shots!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so glad that we chose Cornerstone Photography! Mark was wonderful to work with on the business end of things. He was always quick to respond to any questions that we had and was always so helpful. Our photographer, Nicole, did such a great job! Not only was she an amazing photographer but she was so friendly and personable, and a joy to have around on the day of the wedding. She was very accommodating to any of our requests and made sure to get all the photos that we wanted. Our bridal party even commented on how great she was. Our photos were just posted online today and we could not be happier with them. Nicole was very creative and got a nice mixture of photos that were posed, candid, fun, etc. She was also so attentive to all the details. We would highly recommend Cornerstone and Nicole to anyone!
I am so glad that we chose Cornerstone Photography! Mark was wonderful to work with on the business end of things. He was Read more...
I am so glad that we chose Cornerstone Photography! Mark was wonderful to work with on the business end of things. He was always quick to respond to any questions that we had and was always so helpful. Our photographer, Nicole, did such a great job! Not only was she an amazing photographer but she was so friendly and personable, and a joy to have around on the day of the wedding. She was very accommodating to any of our requests and made sure to get all the photos that we wanted. Our bridal party even commented on how great she was. Our photos were just posted online today and we could not be happier with them. Nicole was very creative and got a nice mixture of photos that were posed, candid, fun, etc. She was also so attentive to all the details. We would highly recommend Cornerstone and Nicole to anyone! Read less
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