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Essence Photo & Video

Chicago , IL
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Indianapolis, IN 46201 US (map)

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888-777-7011

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Photography , Videography

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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

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Storytelling, Traditional
Which wedding events do you service?
Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What videography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, High-Def Video, Highlight Video, Liability Insurance, Multi. Cameras, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Raw Footage, Slideshow/Montage
What final video formats do you offer?
Blu-Ray, DVD

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
7/15/2016
5.0/5.0
From start to finish, Essence was fantastic. Tim was very helpful figuring out the best package for our needs and Joey is the most amazing photographer! He was professional yet laid back and easy going. He was so much fun to work with and our photos are absolutely beautiful. He captured so many moments perfectly and we couldn't be happier.
From start to finish, Essence was fantastic. Tim was very helpful figuring out the best package for our needs and Joey is Read more...
From start to finish, Essence was fantastic. Tim was very helpful figuring out the best package for our needs and Joey is the most amazing photographer! He was professional yet laid back and easy going. He was so much fun to work with and our photos are absolutely beautiful. He captured so many moments perfectly and we couldn't be happier. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
PICK BEN! He was such an amazing photographer. He kept everyone in line, and caught some amazing photos. He let me give input along the way, and captured the best day of my life. I got so many compliments on how nice the photographer was, and I can verify that you will not be disappointed if you go with Essence. Thanks again!
PICK BEN! He was such an amazing photographer. He kept everyone in line, and caught some amazing photos. He let me give Read more...
PICK BEN! He was such an amazing photographer. He kept everyone in line, and caught some amazing photos. He let me give input along the way, and captured the best day of my life. I got so many compliments on how nice the photographer was, and I can verify that you will not be disappointed if you go with Essence. Thanks again! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Kristy
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
We did a lot of research to find the perfect photographer and videographer for our wedding, and we definitely made the right decision going with Essence. We opted for the photo, video, and photo booth package, and we are extremely satisfied with how everything turned out. We dealt with a variety of people both at the office and on the actual event day and everyone was very responsive and accommodating from the very first meeting we had with them. Essence professionally walked us through the process of choosing our packages, completing detailed lists/forms about the event. Based on our initial meeting that established what we were looking for, they narrowed down the photographers to two, which really helped make the choice less daunting. They really listened to us and knew what we wanted and gave us the choice between two people who could really deliver for us on the day. Also, the photo booth was a HUGE hit and we got some fantastic pictures from it. For those who don't like to dance, it provided an activity to get everyone up and having fun. We also recently received the final wedding video only a couple weeks after the wedding and viewing rights for the photos (we are currently working to choose the pictures for our album) - everything is beautiful. Dave the videographer, and Ryan the photographer captured some amazing and gorgeous moments that we will be able to look back on forever. One awesome thing to note is that Essence has an online portal where you can ask questions and put your likes and dislikes on there so that you're in communication with them without having to waste time writing emails every time you get an idea for your big day. Everyone at Essence has access and can read your notes to them anytime. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Essence to anyone looking for a professional and affordable wedding vendor to capture one of the most memorable events you will have in your life. They are totally worth it!
We did a lot of research to find the perfect photographer and videographer for our wedding, and we definitely made the Read more...
We did a lot of research to find the perfect photographer and videographer for our wedding, and we definitely made the right decision going with Essence. We opted for the photo, video, and photo booth package, and we are extremely satisfied with how everything turned out. We dealt with a variety of people both at the office and on the actual event day and everyone was very responsive and accommodating from the very first meeting we had with them. Essence professionally walked us through the process of choosing our packages, completing detailed lists/forms about the event. Based on our initial meeting that established what we were looking for, they narrowed down the photographers to two, which really helped make the choice less daunting. They really listened to us and knew what we wanted and gave us the choice between two people who could really deliver for us on the day. Also, the photo booth was a HUGE hit and we got some fantastic pictures from it. For those who don't like to dance, it provided an activity to get everyone up and having fun. We also recently received the final wedding video only a couple weeks after the wedding and viewing rights for the photos (we are currently working to choose the pictures for our album) - everything is beautiful. Dave the videographer, and Ryan the photographer captured some amazing and gorgeous moments that we will be able to look back on forever. One awesome thing to note is that Essence has an online portal where you can ask questions and put your likes and dislikes on there so that you're in communication with them without having to waste time writing emails every time you get an idea for your big day. Everyone at Essence has access and can read your notes to them anytime. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Essence to anyone looking for a professional and affordable wedding vendor to capture one of the most memorable events you will have in your life. They are totally worth it! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved using Essence photography!! We first met with Tim at their Chicago office. They were the first photo company we met with, and that was all we needed! Tim was so kind and helpful and really seemed interested in our personal style and preferences. Their online portal was a very easy and convenient way to discuss any questions or concerns. A few months before our wedding we were told the photographer we chose was unable to work any more due to a major conflict. It was still months away, but they were extremely apologetic and were sure to keep in communication with us to figure out who else we should choose as a replacement, and it must have happened for a reason because we got Ryan B and he was perfection!! He was so cool and fun and really did a good job balancing snapping great pictures and allowing us to have a fun day without being pulled every second for another picture. He kept asking us what we wanted and where we wanted to go next and he was running around all day/night capturing so many great pictures and he would show us on the camera, he felt like he was one of our friends for the day! OUr second photographer (Ryan ) was also awesome, he came at the reception and just danced around having fun and mingling with everyone taking pictures. Our guests have commented on how awesome and fun our photographers were and we agree with them, thanks Ryans!!!
We loved using Essence photography!! We first met with Tim at their Chicago office. They were the first photo company we Read more...
We loved using Essence photography!! We first met with Tim at their Chicago office. They were the first photo company we met with, and that was all we needed! Tim was so kind and helpful and really seemed interested in our personal style and preferences. Their online portal was a very easy and convenient way to discuss any questions or concerns. A few months before our wedding we were told the photographer we chose was unable to work any more due to a major conflict. It was still months away, but they were extremely apologetic and were sure to keep in communication with us to figure out who else we should choose as a replacement, and it must have happened for a reason because we got Ryan B and he was perfection!! He was so cool and fun and really did a good job balancing snapping great pictures and allowing us to have a fun day without being pulled every second for another picture. He kept asking us what we wanted and where we wanted to go next and he was running around all day/night capturing so many great pictures and he would show us on the camera, he felt like he was one of our friends for the day! OUr second photographer (Ryan ) was also awesome, he came at the reception and just danced around having fun and mingling with everyone taking pictures. Our guests have commented on how awesome and fun our photographers were and we agree with them, thanks Ryans!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Essence Photography for our engagement photos as well as for our wedding. We are very pleased with them. They have an online portal which was easy to use and such a great way for us to communicate with our photographer. We also used the portal to put in our photo requests, likes and dislikes. Our photographer was Paola and she did a fantastic job with our wedding day. She was very nice and friendly. She arrived early and got straight to work. She took the time to get to know each person in my bridal party. She had excellent photo ideas as well was open to our suggestions and in put. She was very professional and I would definitely recommend her. We also used Essence for our Videographer. We had David and he also did a fantastic job. I cannot wait to see our footage. He was very nice, friendly, professional, and had excellent ideas. I would recommend him as well. The duo worked so well together and helped to capture all of our special moments!
We used Essence Photography for our engagement photos as well as for our wedding. We are very pleased with them. They have Read more...
We used Essence Photography for our engagement photos as well as for our wedding. We are very pleased with them. They have an online portal which was easy to use and such a great way for us to communicate with our photographer. We also used the portal to put in our photo requests, likes and dislikes. Our photographer was Paola and she did a fantastic job with our wedding day. She was very nice and friendly. She arrived early and got straight to work. She took the time to get to know each person in my bridal party. She had excellent photo ideas as well was open to our suggestions and in put. She was very professional and I would definitely recommend her. We also used Essence for our Videographer. We had David and he also did a fantastic job. I cannot wait to see our footage. He was very nice, friendly, professional, and had excellent ideas. I would recommend him as well. The duo worked so well together and helped to capture all of our special moments! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben was my photographer for my wedding. I chose him because I loved his portfolio and felt his style matched mine, & I was so happy with that decision! He was super nice, attentive, fun, and did an absolutely amazing job. (I did have a videographer, but have not received my video yet!). He did not skip a beat - he followed my Pinterest "Wedding Photography" board, got candid shots, got funny shots, and captured amazing moments from the night. I LOVE my photos & look forward to receiving my video! You won't be disappointed with Essence - great company to work with.
Ben was my photographer for my wedding. I chose him because I loved his portfolio and felt his style matched mine, & I was Read more...
Ben was my photographer for my wedding. I chose him because I loved his portfolio and felt his style matched mine, & I was so happy with that decision! He was super nice, attentive, fun, and did an absolutely amazing job. (I did have a videographer, but have not received my video yet!). He did not skip a beat - he followed my Pinterest "Wedding Photography" board, got candid shots, got funny shots, and captured amazing moments from the night. I LOVE my photos & look forward to receiving my video! You won't be disappointed with Essence - great company to work with. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anthony
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Great service, highly recommend. The price was reasonable and the photographer was super accommodating and friendly. Our pictures came out beautiful. We even framed a couple and gave to our parents as gifts. 5 stars.
Great service, highly recommend. The price was reasonable and the photographer was super accommodating and friendly. Our Read more...
Great service, highly recommend. The price was reasonable and the photographer was super accommodating and friendly. Our pictures came out beautiful. We even framed a couple and gave to our parents as gifts. 5 stars. Read less
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Carmen
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
I wish I could explain how awesome of an experience this was choosing essence. I wanted to wait until I got my pictures back and done before I wrote a review! My wedding was perfect thanks to my photographer and photobooth attendant! They go above and beyond for YOUR day and not thinking about what's convenient for them. Which is ultimately what we want right? They helped take down everything after the reception and made things extremely easy for me! And last thing I wanna mention, the pictures looked AMAZING! I do wanna also say, if you are like me and trying not to spend boat loads of money you don't have, they are very accommodating with that! They set up a package that fit us and our budget :) couldn't have gotten a better deal!
I wish I could explain how awesome of an experience this was choosing essence. I wanted to wait until I got my pictures Read more...
I wish I could explain how awesome of an experience this was choosing essence. I wanted to wait until I got my pictures back and done before I wrote a review! My wedding was perfect thanks to my photographer and photobooth attendant! They go above and beyond for YOUR day and not thinking about what's convenient for them. Which is ultimately what we want right? They helped take down everything after the reception and made things extremely easy for me! And last thing I wanna mention, the pictures looked AMAZING! I do wanna also say, if you are like me and trying not to spend boat loads of money you don't have, they are very accommodating with that! They set up a package that fit us and our budget :) couldn't have gotten a better deal! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Natalie
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Choosing Essence for the photography and videography for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. From the initial meeting to planning our wedding album after the wedding everyone was helpful and had great response time. The day of our wedding, our photographer anticipated every one of our moves and was always there when we needed him. The videographer was the same, he was so good, most of the time you forgot he was there, but again, was there any time you needed him. Our photos and video are phenomenal. Our entire wedding party still talks about our photographer and videographer!
Choosing Essence for the photography and videography for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. From the Read more...
Choosing Essence for the photography and videography for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. From the initial meeting to planning our wedding album after the wedding everyone was helpful and had great response time. The day of our wedding, our photographer anticipated every one of our moves and was always there when we needed him. The videographer was the same, he was so good, most of the time you forgot he was there, but again, was there any time you needed him. Our photos and video are phenomenal. Our entire wedding party still talks about our photographer and videographer! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Megan
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
Overall, we had a wonderful experience with Essence for our wedding photography and videography. Last year, we had a great engagement photo session at a local farm/forest preserve, and we received many comments about how beautiful and unique our engagement photos turned out! Then, we received good communication from Essence leading up to our wedding. On our wedding day, our photographer made sure to cover all of the photos on our list as efficiently as possible, but she did not rush us through any of the locations. We felt that our styles matched up very well and that they balanced the creative and formal shots very well! We also appreciated that our videographer worked very well with our photographer; one did not overwhelm the other and they did not interrupt each other’s shots! We would highly recommend Essence to anyone looking for wedding photography and videography!
Overall, we had a wonderful experience with Essence for our wedding photography and videography. Last year, we had a great Read more...
Overall, we had a wonderful experience with Essence for our wedding photography and videography. Last year, we had a great engagement photo session at a local farm/forest preserve, and we received many comments about how beautiful and unique our engagement photos turned out! Then, we received good communication from Essence leading up to our wedding. On our wedding day, our photographer made sure to cover all of the photos on our list as efficiently as possible, but she did not rush us through any of the locations. We felt that our styles matched up very well and that they balanced the creative and formal shots very well! We also appreciated that our videographer worked very well with our photographer; one did not overwhelm the other and they did not interrupt each other’s shots! We would highly recommend Essence to anyone looking for wedding photography and videography! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography

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