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Jay Crihfield Photography ltd.

Palatine , IL
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Palatine, IL 60067 US (map)

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847-494-1068

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ABOUT US

Personal service from initial consultation all the way to album delivery.

Jay’s photography career began with a focus on sports action photography and photojournalism news... Read more
Personal service from initial consultation all the way to album delivery.

Jay’s photography career began with a focus on sports action photography and photojournalism news coverage. His work has been published in a variety of national publications including Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, The Sporting News, and USA Today.

Despite having the privilege of constant travel, meeting and photographing interesting and dynamic figures, and a front-row seat at some of the biggest sporting events in the country, Jay’s work has now taken on a new path, applying that same passion and energy towards documenting the intimate beauty and connections of your wedding day.

Whether it’s the nervous anticipation between a bride and her father before the ceremony, the overwhelming joy of a groom seeing his bride for the first time, or the euphoria and energy of the reception, they are all fleeting and spontaneous moments which Jay gives a life of their own through his hybrid style of documentary coverage combined with artistic, contemportary, natural looking portraiture.

Jay and his wife Amy live in the Chicago suburbs with their son, Jack, and their dog, Otis. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Select images are creatively toned and processed, all album images are fully retouched.
Is your media preference film or digital?
They still make film for cameras?
How many photographers do you work with?
All booked services include a 2nd associate photographer in addition to myself.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yep, my name's on the company, I'm the primary photographer at every event.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Your wedding will be the only event scheduled for that day, occassionaly I will book more than one wedding on the same weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have a network of several photographers who I can turn to in case I'm unavailable due to an emergency. However I've never missed a wedding.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Standard collections are based on all day coverage, however depending on the circumstances, I can customize a coverage based on reduced hours.
Do you charge for travel?
No travel fees for weddings in the Chicago areas and suburbs.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Copyright for all images is retained by Jay Crihfield Photography, however all collections include a DVD of high resolution images along with a release authorizing the Bride & Groom to make prints for personal use.
Will images be available for viewing online?
All images and intial album design is available for viewing in a password protected online gallery
When will the client get the final album?
It's really up to you! I provide an initial album design with the proof gallery, once you submit and approve the changes, the book is sent to the printer. Most couples receive their album within about 4-8 weeks from their wedding day.

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Julie1234
Wedding:
8/22/2009
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Artistic and creative photos. Exquisite album and CD presentation. Wonderful personal service. Excellent value for the highest quality of work.
Artistic and creative photos. Exquisite album and CD presentation. Wonderful personal service. Excellent value for the Read more...
Artistic and creative photos. Exquisite album and CD presentation. Wonderful personal service. Excellent value for the highest quality of work. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Jay did an amazing job on all aspects - from our engagement session, our wedding album and all the AMAZING pictures from the big day! He was so easy and fun to work with. Since Jay knows exactly what works - it made it extra easy on our wedding day, as we were able to take pictures quickly, and had the confidence that his work would be exceptional. Jay was also willing to accomodate our schedules to meet, kept close attention to the smaller details and created a draft wedding album for us to use as a starting point (which many other photographers do not offer). He even made it a point to make sure we had our album for the holidays by delivering it on Christmas Eve - it was certainly our best gift! Thanks Jay!!
Jay did an amazing job on all aspects - from our engagement session, our wedding album and all the AMAZING pictures from Read more...
Jay did an amazing job on all aspects - from our engagement session, our wedding album and all the AMAZING pictures from the big day! He was so easy and fun to work with. Since Jay knows exactly what works - it made it extra easy on our wedding day, as we were able to take pictures quickly, and had the confidence that his work would be exceptional. Jay was also willing to accomodate our schedules to meet, kept close attention to the smaller details and created a draft wedding album for us to use as a starting point (which many other photographers do not offer). He even made it a point to make sure we had our album for the holidays by delivering it on Christmas Eve - it was certainly our best gift! Thanks Jay!! Read less
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ktrafman
Wedding:
7/18/2009
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William
Wedding:
6/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Jay was wonderful to work with. Very laid back, with a good sense of humor. His photos are very complimentary of the moment rather then relying on mechanical posing. Jay was never pushy and his level of involvement relied entirely what we wanted him to do, we never felt forced into photos. I will continue to use Jay for future endeavors and highly recommend him to anyone who is a fan of great photography.
Jay was wonderful to work with. Very laid back, with a good sense of humor. His photos are very complimentary of the Read more...
Jay was wonderful to work with. Very laid back, with a good sense of humor. His photos are very complimentary of the moment rather then relying on mechanical posing. Jay was never pushy and his level of involvement relied entirely what we wanted him to do, we never felt forced into photos. I will continue to use Jay for future endeavors and highly recommend him to anyone who is a fan of great photography. Read less
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Bronwyn
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Jay was wonderful. I was an out-of-town bride and Jay was great about meeting up with me on those odd days I would randomly be up in Chicago. He was always early and prepared. His photographs are beautiful and elegant. He is laid back and very easy to work with. He helped me whenever I needed anything and made sure that my now husband and I got what we wanted.
Thanks Jay, you made the memories of that day spectacular!
Jay was wonderful. I was an out-of-town bride and Jay was great about meeting up with me on those odd days I would Read more...
Jay was wonderful. I was an out-of-town bride and Jay was great about meeting up with me on those odd days I would randomly be up in Chicago. He was always early and prepared. His photographs are beautiful and elegant. He is laid back and very easy to work with. He helped me whenever I needed anything and made sure that my now husband and I got what we wanted.
Thanks Jay, you made the memories of that day spectacular! Read less
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Larri
Wedding:
9/9/2007
4.9/5.0
We appreciated Jay's professionalism and his demeanor. His pictures were wonderful and I would recommend him highly to anyone.
We appreciated Jay's professionalism and his demeanor. His pictures were wonderful and I would recommend him highly to Read more...
We appreciated Jay's professionalism and his demeanor. His pictures were wonderful and I would recommend him highly to anyone. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/14/2007
5.0/5.0
Jay was absolutley fantastic! He took amazing photographs and was so personable. Our guests even commented on what a great job he did at the wedding. Jay was everywhere to get shots of everything without ever being in the way. He even sent us an anniversary card on our first anniversary! Such a great guy- I would highly, highly recommend him!!!
Jay was absolutley fantastic! He took amazing photographs and was so personable. Our guests even commented on what a great Read more...
Jay was absolutley fantastic! He took amazing photographs and was so personable. Our guests even commented on what a great job he did at the wedding. Jay was everywhere to get shots of everything without ever being in the way. He even sent us an anniversary card on our first anniversary! Such a great guy- I would highly, highly recommend him!!! Read less
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kaila
Wedding:
4/21/2007
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I couldn't be happier from top to bottom with Jays work and professionalism. The amount of pictures along with the quality is remarkable! He was a total gentleman and friend to everyone at the wedding to the point of helping my father fold his handkerchief before the wedding- he seemed to be everywhere at once and didn't miss a moment. Extremely hardworking and would HIGHLY recomend to anyone without hesitation. It may sound like I knew him before the event, but I swear I found him online! I will gladly let anyone see my pictures at any time and still look at them with amazement- hands down the best money we spent for the whole event- he captured it ALL!
I couldn't be happier from top to bottom with Jays work and professionalism. The amount of pictures along with the quality Read more...
I couldn't be happier from top to bottom with Jays work and professionalism. The amount of pictures along with the quality is remarkable! He was a total gentleman and friend to everyone at the wedding to the point of helping my father fold his handkerchief before the wedding- he seemed to be everywhere at once and didn't miss a moment. Extremely hardworking and would HIGHLY recomend to anyone without hesitation. It may sound like I knew him before the event, but I swear I found him online! I will gladly let anyone see my pictures at any time and still look at them with amazement- hands down the best money we spent for the whole event- he captured it ALL! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
3/31/2007
5.0/5.0
We loved Jay. He hadn't even shot any weddings when we first booked him, but we trusted his prior photography experience (sports action and formal studio) and we weren't disappointed. He shoots digital, which is great, not only because he can take as many shots as possible, but he can also see the shot immediately so he can tell if it came out or not. All the shots were very clear, with a good mix of formal, informal, and artsy ones. He was extremely generous with his time, and even took shots at our rehearsall dinner! He was also very flexible... as could be expected, things were hectic on the wedding day, and we made lots of last minute changes, but he just went with the flow. We basically just let him take whatever shots he wanted, and we got a well-rounded portfolio of all the important parts of a wedding, as well as some really great candid ones of people. I am sure that if you wanted certain shots, he would be competent and accomodating. He was completely professional, and as an added bonus, is very clean-cut and likeable, which puts people at ease. We received all the photos he shot at our wedding on 2 high-resolution CDs (he took that many photos) in both color and black & white, as well as the rights so that we can reprint as many as we like. When we first interviewed him, he had mentioned that he could make us a photo album, but we said we'd prefer just to make our own, and he never mentioned it again. The only bad thing I could come up with is that there were a bunch of shots where people had their eyes closed, but the photographer can't really control that, and Jay always took several shots until one came out right. Overall, we were very happy with him and our photographs and would definitely recommend him.
We loved Jay. He hadn't even shot any weddings when we first booked him, but we trusted his prior photography experience Read more...
We loved Jay. He hadn't even shot any weddings when we first booked him, but we trusted his prior photography experience (sports action and formal studio) and we weren't disappointed. He shoots digital, which is great, not only because he can take as many shots as possible, but he can also see the shot immediately so he can tell if it came out or not. All the shots were very clear, with a good mix of formal, informal, and artsy ones. He was extremely generous with his time, and even took shots at our rehearsall dinner! He was also very flexible... as could be expected, things were hectic on the wedding day, and we made lots of last minute changes, but he just went with the flow. We basically just let him take whatever shots he wanted, and we got a well-rounded portfolio of all the important parts of a wedding, as well as some really great candid ones of people. I am sure that if you wanted certain shots, he would be competent and accomodating. He was completely professional, and as an added bonus, is very clean-cut and likeable, which puts people at ease. We received all the photos he shot at our wedding on 2 high-resolution CDs (he took that many photos) in both color and black & white, as well as the rights so that we can reprint as many as we like. When we first interviewed him, he had mentioned that he could make us a photo album, but we said we'd prefer just to make our own, and he never mentioned it again. The only bad thing I could come up with is that there were a bunch of shots where people had their eyes closed, but the photographer can't really control that, and Jay always took several shots until one came out right. Overall, we were very happy with him and our photographs and would definitely recommend him. Read less
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