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Michael Rastall Photography

Vernon Hills , IL
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Vernon Hills, IL 60061 US (map)

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847-863-7944

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! Now that you've selected a date, so begins the fun of making all aspects of the wedding uniquely your own. When it comes down to... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! Now that you've selected a date, so begins the fun of making all aspects of the wedding uniquely your own. When it comes down to photography, shouldn't the images uniquely reflect the personality and atmosphere of you and your wedding? With over 10 years of commercial, editorial, and event photography experience, I create imagery which provides a unique visual narrative of your day. Every wedding is approached differently as every bride/groom, location, and theme are indeed different. My site and blog are always being updated with new work so please stop by and have a look. Currently booking booking 2012 season and select 2011 dates. I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your wedding plans! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Lauren
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about what a great job Michael did at our wedding! He captures wonderful candid moments and his work is beautiful! I highly recommend him as a photographer and a professional!
I cannot say enough about what a great job Michael did at our wedding! He captures wonderful candid moments and his work Read more...
I cannot say enough about what a great job Michael did at our wedding! He captures wonderful candid moments and his work is beautiful! I highly recommend him as a photographer and a professional! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have found someone better than Michael! The pictures from both our engagement session and wedding day came out amazing and were exactly what we wanted. Our pictures are natural looking and really captured our emotions. He was easy going but knew what he wanted to capture and communicated well with our entire wedding party. I relive the day we got married every time I look at our pictures. Michael is very gifted and I would recommend him to anyone!
We couldn't have found someone better than Michael! The pictures from both our engagement session and wedding day came out Read more...
We couldn't have found someone better than Michael! The pictures from both our engagement session and wedding day came out amazing and were exactly what we wanted. Our pictures are natural looking and really captured our emotions. He was easy going but knew what he wanted to capture and communicated well with our entire wedding party. I relive the day we got married every time I look at our pictures. Michael is very gifted and I would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Prianka
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael was amazing, not only did he show up early on the day of the wedding, but he unexpectedly brought a second shooter which came in handy for all of our bridal party shots! He was committed to getting the best angle/lighting etc. and we even did some really cool fun shots as well. I can't wait to see his finished product but have no doubt that it will be amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND him!
Michael was amazing, not only did he show up early on the day of the wedding, but he unexpectedly brought a second shooter Read more...
Michael was amazing, not only did he show up early on the day of the wedding, but he unexpectedly brought a second shooter which came in handy for all of our bridal party shots! He was committed to getting the best angle/lighting etc. and we even did some really cool fun shots as well. I can't wait to see his finished product but have no doubt that it will be amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND him! Read less
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yesh
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.9/5.0
A friend referred me to Michael after giving me rave reviews of her own wedding photographs. I looked at Michael's website and loved all the samples, especially the ones he took of Indian weddings. While looking for a photographer, I wanted someone who had a good eye for the little details. Too many times, Indian wedding photographers focus more on the people (which is the biggest requirement for a lot of Indian families with wedding photos). However, I wanted the nuances and intricacies of my wedding ceremony to be captured, along with candid moments to be valued above portrait or group shots. The only concern I had with Michael, from looking at his portfolio, was that he had never shot a South Indian/Tamil wedding before. Tamil weddings are heavily ritual based, with each ritual having its own significance and importance. Throughout our relationship with Michael, he listened. He listened to exactly what we wanted, he paid attention to information I sent regarding the individual rituals pertaining to a Tamil ceremony, and even during the three-day event, he listened to suggestions and requests thrown at him from us and our family members/guests. Everyone we've spoken to both during and after the wedding has told us that Michael was extremely professional, very nice, and so helpful. The final product is a perfect example of all this. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our photos. Moreover, the comments from our family and friends basically say that the pictures are beautiful. My favorite comment about the pictures was that Michael captured a South Indian wedding and its rituals and emotions better than what this family member had ever seen.

Naturally, I highly recommend Michael Rastall Photography. I'm so glad I took my friend's referral and met up with him. I love looking at my photos - both wedding and engagement session. You won't be disappointed by choosing Michael Rastall.
A friend referred me to Michael after giving me rave reviews of her own wedding photographs. I looked at Michael's website Read more...
A friend referred me to Michael after giving me rave reviews of her own wedding photographs. I looked at Michael's website and loved all the samples, especially the ones he took of Indian weddings. While looking for a photographer, I wanted someone who had a good eye for the little details. Too many times, Indian wedding photographers focus more on the people (which is the biggest requirement for a lot of Indian families with wedding photos). However, I wanted the nuances and intricacies of my wedding ceremony to be captured, along with candid moments to be valued above portrait or group shots. The only concern I had with Michael, from looking at his portfolio, was that he had never shot a South Indian/Tamil wedding before. Tamil weddings are heavily ritual based, with each ritual having its own significance and importance. Throughout our relationship with Michael, he listened. He listened to exactly what we wanted, he paid attention to information I sent regarding the individual rituals pertaining to a Tamil ceremony, and even during the three-day event, he listened to suggestions and requests thrown at him from us and our family members/guests. Everyone we've spoken to both during and after the wedding has told us that Michael was extremely professional, very nice, and so helpful. The final product is a perfect example of all this. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our photos. Moreover, the comments from our family and friends basically say that the pictures are beautiful. My favorite comment about the pictures was that Michael captured a South Indian wedding and its rituals and emotions better than what this family member had ever seen.

Naturally, I highly recommend Michael Rastall Photography. I'm so glad I took my friend's referral and met up with him. I love looking at my photos - both wedding and engagement session. You won't be disappointed by choosing Michael Rastall. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I was looking for more journalist type photos for my wedding and Michael was spot on. When we got the pictures back I felt like I was reliving the entire day. He caught the candid moments I was hoping to help me remember and document the day
He was incredible to work with and knew I was a little panicked about not having enough background choices due to our Feb date and the ceremony and reception being in the same location. He scouted out the area and nailed down some excellent places to take additional shots. He even drove me and my husband offsite after dinner to get some amazing shots outsides.
He is truly passionate about what he does and it shows in the work he produces. I would recommend him to anyone for their wedding or family pictures, you can't go wrong.
I was looking for more journalist type photos for my wedding and Michael was spot on. When we got the pictures back I felt Read more...
I was looking for more journalist type photos for my wedding and Michael was spot on. When we got the pictures back I felt like I was reliving the entire day. He caught the candid moments I was hoping to help me remember and document the day
He was incredible to work with and knew I was a little panicked about not having enough background choices due to our Feb date and the ceremony and reception being in the same location. He scouted out the area and nailed down some excellent places to take additional shots. He even drove me and my husband offsite after dinner to get some amazing shots outsides.
He is truly passionate about what he does and it shows in the work he produces. I would recommend him to anyone for their wedding or family pictures, you can't go wrong. Read less
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Jalene
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.9/5.0
Michael was great to work with, super conscientious about all aspects of the photography. We were able to do both an engagement shoot and also the full coverage of our wedding day. All the photos were high quality and and included all of the important people during our day. We were even able to use the engagement photos as the guest book. He was very timely with the full gallery of photos as well. I would definitely recommend him to friends.
Michael was great to work with, super conscientious about all aspects of the photography. We were able to do both an Read more...
Michael was great to work with, super conscientious about all aspects of the photography. We were able to do both an engagement shoot and also the full coverage of our wedding day. All the photos were high quality and and included all of the important people during our day. We were even able to use the engagement photos as the guest book. He was very timely with the full gallery of photos as well. I would definitely recommend him to friends. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael was truly amazing and extremely talented, I would recommend Michael to anyone who is look for a reliable and talented photographer. He is very passionate about his work and my husband and I were very happy & luck to have the change to work with him!! Our Engagement & Wedding Photos turned out beautiful and we will charish them forever! Thank you Michael for capturing our special day!!
Michael was truly amazing and extremely talented, I would recommend Michael to anyone who is look for a reliable and Read more...
Michael was truly amazing and extremely talented, I would recommend Michael to anyone who is look for a reliable and talented photographer. He is very passionate about his work and my husband and I were very happy & luck to have the change to work with him!! Our Engagement & Wedding Photos turned out beautiful and we will charish them forever! Thank you Michael for capturing our special day!! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We were impressed with Michael from day one. He was very professional and creative. We LOVE our photos, and can't wait to get some prints in our house. He was very good about getting each picture that we wanted, and he got many candid shots which are great. He was also affordable.
We were impressed with Michael from day one. He was very professional and creative. We LOVE our photos, and can't wait to Read more...
We were impressed with Michael from day one. He was very professional and creative. We LOVE our photos, and can't wait to get some prints in our house. He was very good about getting each picture that we wanted, and he got many candid shots which are great. He was also affordable. Read less
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bride2blisa
Wedding:
9/23/2011
4.7/5.0
Michael is incredibly creative, easy going, and fun to be around. Our engagement session was done on a horribly cold and misty/rainy day and he still got beautiful pictures of us and made it a fun day. Our wedding photos turned beautiful as well. We love his overall creativity. Several of the bridesmaids and groomsmen mentioned to me how much they liked him and creative he was.
Michael is incredibly creative, easy going, and fun to be around. Our engagement session was done on a horribly cold and Read more...
Michael is incredibly creative, easy going, and fun to be around. Our engagement session was done on a horribly cold and misty/rainy day and he still got beautiful pictures of us and made it a fun day. Our wedding photos turned beautiful as well. We love his overall creativity. Several of the bridesmaids and groomsmen mentioned to me how much they liked him and creative he was. Read less
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Tmaines
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael was our favorite wedding vendor that we worked with. He was attentive and pleasant during the entire planning process, and on the wedding day, we couldn't believe how hard he worked to capture beautiful images. His great attitude, and his ability to be "on" for 10 hours straight was unbelievable. Our photos came quickly after the wedding, and we are so in love with them. It's hard to find our top 200, let alone select a few to frame. I highly recommend Michael - he is truly talented (and so nice to work with).
Michael was our favorite wedding vendor that we worked with. He was attentive and pleasant during the entire planning Read more...
Michael was our favorite wedding vendor that we worked with. He was attentive and pleasant during the entire planning process, and on the wedding day, we couldn't believe how hard he worked to capture beautiful images. His great attitude, and his ability to be "on" for 10 hours straight was unbelievable. Our photos came quickly after the wedding, and we are so in love with them. It's hard to find our top 200, let alone select a few to frame. I highly recommend Michael - he is truly talented (and so nice to work with). Read less
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