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Essence Photo & Video

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Chicago • Schaumburg • Naperville • Orland Park
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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sean
Wedding:
5/22/2015
5.0/5.0
When we first met with up with the team, they listened to what we wanted to have and provided us enough options for our budget to give us exactly what we wanted. We got an email from them to a website to provide the photographer all the info on pictures that were most important to us and which ones were not. On our day, the photographer was on time, ready to go and so easy to work with. He had us laughing and very relaxed and showed us pictures after he took some to show us what we looked like.
When we first met with up with the team, they listened to what we wanted to have and provided us enough options for our Read more...
When we first met with up with the team, they listened to what we wanted to have and provided us enough options for our budget to give us exactly what we wanted. We got an email from them to a website to provide the photographer all the info on pictures that were most important to us and which ones were not. On our day, the photographer was on time, ready to go and so easy to work with. He had us laughing and very relaxed and showed us pictures after he took some to show us what we looked like. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Mollie
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Our photographer Paola was incredible to work with! Everyone loved her and are still raving about her. After meeting at their Chicago office they immediately gave us a discounted offer with extended time (10 hours) to work with the schedule we had in mind. We got to watch the videos of our photographers at our portal at home, research them, look at their other photos, and get feedback about them. Paola has Incredible reviews from everyone, so I had to pick her, but she was everything I needed in a wedding photographer. She was supportive, kind, fun, flexible, professional, and really knows what she's doing. She was inspired by every location, had ideas in advance about where to take photos, and made it so we got to have fun, take photos, and didn't have to worry about every minute detail - because she was on it! It was a great experience and I cannot wait to see the final photos!
Our photographer Paola was incredible to work with! Everyone loved her and are still raving about her. After meeting at Read more...
Our photographer Paola was incredible to work with! Everyone loved her and are still raving about her. After meeting at their Chicago office they immediately gave us a discounted offer with extended time (10 hours) to work with the schedule we had in mind. We got to watch the videos of our photographers at our portal at home, research them, look at their other photos, and get feedback about them. Paola has Incredible reviews from everyone, so I had to pick her, but she was everything I needed in a wedding photographer. She was supportive, kind, fun, flexible, professional, and really knows what she's doing. She was inspired by every location, had ideas in advance about where to take photos, and made it so we got to have fun, take photos, and didn't have to worry about every minute detail - because she was on it! It was a great experience and I cannot wait to see the final photos! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Allie
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used Essence for photography and videography for our wedding and we couldn't be happier! Our photographers were Eric and Miles and they were the best! They were nice, fun and very experienced. They made sure we got all of the pictures we requested and they knew what other pictures we wouldn't want to miss. Plus their personalities were great. My whole bridal party is still talking about how great they were. We had a blast taking pictures and it is because of them. We also had a videographer (Dave). He was awesome too. We saw him in the room the whole time and could tell he was catching some of the best moments (like our 4-yr-old nephew trying to break dance, haha). We are so happy we choose Essence and we cannot wait to see our pictures and video!! Thanks for everything!
My husband and I used Essence for photography and videography for our wedding and we couldn't be happier! Our Read more...
My husband and I used Essence for photography and videography for our wedding and we couldn't be happier! Our photographers were Eric and Miles and they were the best! They were nice, fun and very experienced. They made sure we got all of the pictures we requested and they knew what other pictures we wouldn't want to miss. Plus their personalities were great. My whole bridal party is still talking about how great they were. We had a blast taking pictures and it is because of them. We also had a videographer (Dave). He was awesome too. We saw him in the room the whole time and could tell he was catching some of the best moments (like our 4-yr-old nephew trying to break dance, haha). We are so happy we choose Essence and we cannot wait to see our pictures and video!! Thanks for everything! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Monica
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on 12-13-14. While looking through tons of vendors for our wedding day, we are so happy that we chose Essense - Schaumburg. From the start, all my communication with Kathy and Karen and with other representatives there have been very pleasant and accommodating. They were willing to work with our wedding budget and our pictures and videos are just amazing. I love the creative edge that Amanda M brought to the shoots. We would have not thought of any of those poses and details. David T was awesome too! Our video was just what we wanted. I loved the attention to the details. We were able to look back at all the pics, album and video and just appreciate the day. It went so fast...It was great to have these memories. Our album is the bomb! Absolutely love it! I'm happy with our decision to choose Essence. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend to friends and family. Good luck!
My husband and I were married on 12-13-14. While looking through tons of vendors for our wedding day, we are so happy that Read more...
My husband and I were married on 12-13-14. While looking through tons of vendors for our wedding day, we are so happy that we chose Essense - Schaumburg. From the start, all my communication with Kathy and Karen and with other representatives there have been very pleasant and accommodating. They were willing to work with our wedding budget and our pictures and videos are just amazing. I love the creative edge that Amanda M brought to the shoots. We would have not thought of any of those poses and details. David T was awesome too! Our video was just what we wanted. I loved the attention to the details. We were able to look back at all the pics, album and video and just appreciate the day. It went so fast...It was great to have these memories. Our album is the bomb! Absolutely love it! I'm happy with our decision to choose Essence. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend to friends and family. Good luck! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Paola is amazing!!! Overall Essence was great to work with!
Paola is amazing!!! Overall Essence was great to work with!
Paola is amazing!!! Overall Essence was great to work with! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We went through Essence Photo in order to book our Photo Booth services and Kathy was so awesome to work with. She sent us all the information for the booth and even got to see it in person at their office prior to signing. Their process in picking the design on the strips was so easy and Kathy followed up to every email we sent. The photo booth attendant (Kiro) was super professional and stayed at the photo booth the entire time helping guests put their strips in the book. So happy with this service and would recommend them to anyone.
We went through Essence Photo in order to book our Photo Booth services and Kathy was so awesome to work with. She sent us Read more...
We went through Essence Photo in order to book our Photo Booth services and Kathy was so awesome to work with. She sent us all the information for the booth and even got to see it in person at their office prior to signing. Their process in picking the design on the strips was so easy and Kathy followed up to every email we sent. The photo booth attendant (Kiro) was super professional and stayed at the photo booth the entire time helping guests put their strips in the book. So happy with this service and would recommend them to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Madeline
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Essence for our wedding! They gave us a great package rate on photography, videographer, and a photo booth. We were given 3 choices for photographers and we absolutely loved our choice, Kari Prlzic. She was so personable and friendly and she gave great direction. Our engagement pictures turned out beautifully and we already know the wedding ones will as well. Under her direction and creative eye, we were in extremely good hands. She was never intrusive or overbearing. She listened to and accommodated our suggestions and directed us on everything else. Our videographer Tyler was also amazing. He was very unobtrusive and helped Kari with anything she needed. He was extremely friendly and open. He caught everything we wanted him to at the reception and we cannot wait to see the finished video. Our photo booth was a huge hit! It fit a lot of people and the props were really fun. The book and flash drive with all the pictures in it was a great keepsake! Essence was great to work with and well worth every penny.
We loved working with Essence for our wedding! They gave us a great package rate on photography, videographer, and a photo Read more...
We loved working with Essence for our wedding! They gave us a great package rate on photography, videographer, and a photo booth. We were given 3 choices for photographers and we absolutely loved our choice, Kari Prlzic. She was so personable and friendly and she gave great direction. Our engagement pictures turned out beautifully and we already know the wedding ones will as well. Under her direction and creative eye, we were in extremely good hands. She was never intrusive or overbearing. She listened to and accommodated our suggestions and directed us on everything else. Our videographer Tyler was also amazing. He was very unobtrusive and helped Kari with anything she needed. He was extremely friendly and open. He caught everything we wanted him to at the reception and we cannot wait to see the finished video. Our photo booth was a huge hit! It fit a lot of people and the props were really fun. The book and flash drive with all the pictures in it was a great keepsake! Essence was great to work with and well worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Katie
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Essence was wonderful! From the beginning, Karen was very helpful in answering any questions that we had. We had Eric as our main photographer, Chris as the second photographer, and Dave as the videographer, and they were all wonderful! They didn't miss anything and the entire bridal party had nothing but good things to say about how nice and encouraging they were. I have already had a couple requests for their names because guests saw how attentive they were. I would definitely recommend everyone at essence, but particularly Eric and Chris for your photographers, and Dave for videography! Thanks essence!
Essence was wonderful! From the beginning, Karen was very helpful in answering any questions that we had. We had Eric as Read more...
Essence was wonderful! From the beginning, Karen was very helpful in answering any questions that we had. We had Eric as our main photographer, Chris as the second photographer, and Dave as the videographer, and they were all wonderful! They didn't miss anything and the entire bridal party had nothing but good things to say about how nice and encouraging they were. I have already had a couple requests for their names because guests saw how attentive they were. I would definitely recommend everyone at essence, but particularly Eric and Chris for your photographers, and Dave for videography! Thanks essence! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I had Paola for our photographer and she was absolutely amazing!!!! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. She knew exactly the kinds of shots we wanted and was so friendly and easy going. She even talked to my coordinator to help squeeze in a few more awesome shots. Essence is a great company to work with. They have an online portal in which you can upload your pinterest boards and everything you want. Karen would respond to my questions the same day and everyone there was very helpful. We had a great experience!
I had Paola for our photographer and she was absolutely amazing!!!! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding Read more...
I had Paola for our photographer and she was absolutely amazing!!!! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. She knew exactly the kinds of shots we wanted and was so friendly and easy going. She even talked to my coordinator to help squeeze in a few more awesome shots. Essence is a great company to work with. They have an online portal in which you can upload your pinterest boards and everything you want. Karen would respond to my questions the same day and everyone there was very helpful. We had a great experience! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Paige
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Choosing my photographer was easy and efficient. My photographer kept in contact and looked over the pictures that I wanted. Amanda arrived on time and was pleasant to work with! Based off the previews that I have seen she did a fantastic job!
Choosing my photographer was easy and efficient. My photographer kept in contact and looked over the pictures that I Read more...
Choosing my photographer was easy and efficient. My photographer kept in contact and looked over the pictures that I wanted. Amanda arrived on time and was pleasant to work with! Based off the previews that I have seen she did a fantastic job! Read less
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