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Mike Whealan Photography

Chicago , IL

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Chicago, IL US 60643 (map)

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773-445-5090

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Julie
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful wedding photos and I would highly recommend Mike!
Beautiful wedding photos and I would highly recommend Mike!
Beautiful wedding photos and I would highly recommend Mike! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mike Whealan and his assistant were not only professional, but outgoing and personable as well. They made each and every person comfortable and involved. Mike was extremely responsive to calls and emails, contacting as soon as possible. He gives honest feedback to questions and suggestions. Mike understands the importance of capturing your "special day", treats you as family, and is dedicated to his work. The finished products that he produces are gorgeous. He works closely with you to choose photos, select page designs, and choose covers and spines for a personalized and elegant wedding book. Mike Whealan was an outstanding wedding photographer. If considering Mike as a vendor, you will not be disappointed with his overall services!
Mike Whealan and his assistant were not only professional, but outgoing and personable as well. They made each and every Read more...
Mike Whealan and his assistant were not only professional, but outgoing and personable as well. They made each and every person comfortable and involved. Mike was extremely responsive to calls and emails, contacting as soon as possible. He gives honest feedback to questions and suggestions. Mike understands the importance of capturing your "special day", treats you as family, and is dedicated to his work. The finished products that he produces are gorgeous. He works closely with you to choose photos, select page designs, and choose covers and spines for a personalized and elegant wedding book. Mike Whealan was an outstanding wedding photographer. If considering Mike as a vendor, you will not be disappointed with his overall services! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
He captured beautiful memories for our wedding!!
He captured beautiful memories for our wedding!!
He captured beautiful memories for our wedding!! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.7/5.0
Mike was amazing very creative and a true talent! Look forward to working with him again!
Mike was amazing very creative and a true talent! Look forward to working with him again!
Mike was amazing very creative and a true talent! Look forward to working with him again! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was amazing! He is truly a one of a kind photography. I have been a part of many weddings and Mike blows other photographers out of the water! He is very informative as well as creative! He helps you create the best poses for the pictures and his help starts as earlier as the Engagement photos. I would recommend Mike to EVERYONE!
Mike was amazing! He is truly a one of a kind photography. I have been a part of many weddings and Mike blows other Read more...
Mike was amazing! He is truly a one of a kind photography. I have been a part of many weddings and Mike blows other photographers out of the water! He is very informative as well as creative! He helps you create the best poses for the pictures and his help starts as earlier as the Engagement photos. I would recommend Mike to EVERYONE! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so happy with how everything turned out using Mike! The pictures that were taken are remarkable and so many of them are creative and unique. Mike and his assistant were wonderful to work with the day of the wedding and we hardly even noticed that they were there. Mike does a great job working with the bridal party too and even brought pictures to show examples of how he wants a shot to look. This saved us a lot of time and helped get his points across. And let me tell you, the final product is outstanding! Our book is gorgeous and the quality is the best I've ever seen of a wedding album. Probably because it is handmade in Italy!! We are so happy to have chosen Mike for the biggest day of our lives so far and we look forward to hopefully seeing him again in the future at some of our friends' weddings. We are recommending him to everyone! You will not be sorry in choosing Mike because the product and professionalism you get for the value is unbelievable!! Thanks Mike!!!

Laura and Mike
We are so happy with how everything turned out using Mike! The pictures that were taken are remarkable and so many of them Read more...
We are so happy with how everything turned out using Mike! The pictures that were taken are remarkable and so many of them are creative and unique. Mike and his assistant were wonderful to work with the day of the wedding and we hardly even noticed that they were there. Mike does a great job working with the bridal party too and even brought pictures to show examples of how he wants a shot to look. This saved us a lot of time and helped get his points across. And let me tell you, the final product is outstanding! Our book is gorgeous and the quality is the best I've ever seen of a wedding album. Probably because it is handmade in Italy!! We are so happy to have chosen Mike for the biggest day of our lives so far and we look forward to hopefully seeing him again in the future at some of our friends' weddings. We are recommending him to everyone! You will not be sorry in choosing Mike because the product and professionalism you get for the value is unbelievable!! Thanks Mike!!!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mike Whealan and his associate provided an outstanding service on my wedding day. Not only were he and his associate extremely professional, they were punctual and utilized the available time to take a large quantity of photographs that were unique and of great variety in more than one location. Mike and his associate are two individuals who are truly doing something that they love, and not just working for a photography company that has sent them out to complete a job for the day. This is his company and his passion and Mike Whealan is involved from start to finish. The wedding day photography process starts with an intimate meeting with Mike, the day is scheduled with Mike, and the photographs are discussed in great detail in the early months of wedding planning with Mike. He communicated with me throughout my entire engagement to ensure that all the important elements of what I wanted were discussed and determined. He and his associate had outgoing personalities and it was abundantly clear that they enjoy and have a great passion for photography. I felt that this ambition was most especially present on my wedding day, as it was clear that they found the feeling and emotion that was presented in each moment, and the photographs were taken to hold onto and have those moments and images forever. My husband and I wanted photography that would be "outside of the box" with less of the same old photos that you always see and we wanted to work with someone who seized every moment as it presented itself as well as noticing opportunities for photos that another may not capture. With Mike Whealan photography we were able to have exactly what we were hoping for and so much more. Our day was an event to be remembered, and our photogaphers made sure that we had the photographs to represent all of those memories for the rest of our lives.
Mike Whealan and his associate provided an outstanding service on my wedding day. Not only were he and his associate Read more...
Mike Whealan and his associate provided an outstanding service on my wedding day. Not only were he and his associate extremely professional, they were punctual and utilized the available time to take a large quantity of photographs that were unique and of great variety in more than one location. Mike and his associate are two individuals who are truly doing something that they love, and not just working for a photography company that has sent them out to complete a job for the day. This is his company and his passion and Mike Whealan is involved from start to finish. The wedding day photography process starts with an intimate meeting with Mike, the day is scheduled with Mike, and the photographs are discussed in great detail in the early months of wedding planning with Mike. He communicated with me throughout my entire engagement to ensure that all the important elements of what I wanted were discussed and determined. He and his associate had outgoing personalities and it was abundantly clear that they enjoy and have a great passion for photography. I felt that this ambition was most especially present on my wedding day, as it was clear that they found the feeling and emotion that was presented in each moment, and the photographs were taken to hold onto and have those moments and images forever. My husband and I wanted photography that would be "outside of the box" with less of the same old photos that you always see and we wanted to work with someone who seized every moment as it presented itself as well as noticing opportunities for photos that another may not capture. With Mike Whealan photography we were able to have exactly what we were hoping for and so much more. Our day was an event to be remembered, and our photogaphers made sure that we had the photographs to represent all of those memories for the rest of our lives. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
He was very willing to accommodate anything that was asked of him. He made our wedding day more fun. We are able to relive our wedding day anytime we want!
He was very willing to accommodate anything that was asked of him. He made our wedding day more fun. We are able to relive Read more...
He was very willing to accommodate anything that was asked of him. He made our wedding day more fun. We are able to relive our wedding day anytime we want! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.7/5.0
Mike was a wonderful photographer and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for great quality photographs and personalized service. Not only do you get a lot for your money when you go with Mike you can get a second photographer added on. This is the best option we chose because not only are both photographers great and take great photos but you get a lot of journalistic photos. We had our proofs back within a week and our wedding album only took 6 weeks to come in! I will use Mike in the future for family photos! My profile photo is from our free engagement shot he conducted!
Mike was a wonderful photographer and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for great quality photographs and Read more...
Mike was a wonderful photographer and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for great quality photographs and personalized service. Not only do you get a lot for your money when you go with Mike you can get a second photographer added on. This is the best option we chose because not only are both photographers great and take great photos but you get a lot of journalistic photos. We had our proofs back within a week and our wedding album only took 6 weeks to come in! I will use Mike in the future for family photos! My profile photo is from our free engagement shot he conducted! Read less
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kcuthbert
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike was a wonderful photographer! He was very flexible and willing to work with us 100% of the way. He was very gracious to family and friends and we had many many compliments at the wedding. Our pictures turned out beautiful and we could not have asked for better service.
Mike was a wonderful photographer! He was very flexible and willing to work with us 100% of the way. He was very gracious Read more...
Mike was a wonderful photographer! He was very flexible and willing to work with us 100% of the way. He was very gracious to family and friends and we had many many compliments at the wedding. Our pictures turned out beautiful and we could not have asked for better service. Read less
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buvb08
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike Whealan Photography was more than I could have ever expected. The creativity and professionalism is above and beyond amazing and I've never felt more comfortable in having my pictures taken. I HIGHLY recommend the services of Mike Whealan Photography to anyone out there looking into a photographer for their wedding or anything for that matter!
Mike Whealan Photography was more than I could have ever expected. The creativity and professionalism is above and beyond Read more...
Mike Whealan Photography was more than I could have ever expected. The creativity and professionalism is above and beyond amazing and I've never felt more comfortable in having my pictures taken. I HIGHLY recommend the services of Mike Whealan Photography to anyone out there looking into a photographer for their wedding or anything for that matter! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike is an amazing photographer who always made us feel comfortable! We had to re-schedule our engagement pictures multiple times because of the weather and he was more than accommodating to us! We love the way our wedding pictures turned out! Thank you again!
Mike is an amazing photographer who always made us feel comfortable! We had to re-schedule our engagement pictures Read more...
Mike is an amazing photographer who always made us feel comfortable! We had to re-schedule our engagement pictures multiple times because of the weather and he was more than accommodating to us! We love the way our wedding pictures turned out! Thank you again! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike and his assistant did an excellent job! Very professional and I didn't even notice them taking pictures for most of the day. The quality of their work is amazing and I'm so happy with the way my pictures turned out. Tells the story of our day perfectly!
Mike and his assistant did an excellent job! Very professional and I didn't even notice them taking pictures for most of Read more...
Mike and his assistant did an excellent job! Very professional and I didn't even notice them taking pictures for most of the day. The quality of their work is amazing and I'm so happy with the way my pictures turned out. Tells the story of our day perfectly! Read less
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leshemo
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike was amazing from start to finish!! I knew as soon as I looked at his previous photo books that I would be using him for my wedding. He is extremely passionate about what he does which put us at ease knowing that the person who is photographing our pictures cares about the results just as much as we do. He's approachable, down to earth and just a great person. I would recommend him to EVERYONE for any special occasion...he's amazing.

Thanks, Mike!!!
Mike was amazing from start to finish!! I knew as soon as I looked at his previous photo books that I would be using him Read more...
Mike was amazing from start to finish!! I knew as soon as I looked at his previous photo books that I would be using him for my wedding. He is extremely passionate about what he does which put us at ease knowing that the person who is photographing our pictures cares about the results just as much as we do. He's approachable, down to earth and just a great person. I would recommend him to EVERYONE for any special occasion...he's amazing.

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Jessica
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Cedric and I had the pleasure of working with Mike Whealan as our photographer for our wedding and the experience from start to finish was amazing! Initially, Cedric and I were not too excited to do an engagement session. But looking back, we both agreed it was a blast shooting with Mike. Being able to be ourselves and capture beautiful moments between my husband and I in a very casual setting was really important and was exactly what we wanted. He accomadated us fully and listened to our requests throughout. Thank you Mike for making us look spectacular!
Cedric and I had the pleasure of working with Mike Whealan as our photographer for our wedding and the experience from Read more...
Cedric and I had the pleasure of working with Mike Whealan as our photographer for our wedding and the experience from start to finish was amazing! Initially, Cedric and I were not too excited to do an engagement session. But looking back, we both agreed it was a blast shooting with Mike. Being able to be ourselves and capture beautiful moments between my husband and I in a very casual setting was really important and was exactly what we wanted. He accomadated us fully and listened to our requests throughout. Thank you Mike for making us look spectacular! Read less
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tMallyFornek
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike's photos turned out beautifully-he is very easy going, friendly, and it is extremely comfortable working with him. His style is more photo-journalistic, and it's his specialty to take photos that capture the natural movement and beauty of the moment. It's really nice because your pictures don't come out all posey-posey all the time. I would say great value for beautiful results and a great eye for design!
Mike's photos turned out beautifully-he is very easy going, friendly, and it is extremely comfortable working with him. Read more...
Mike's photos turned out beautifully-he is very easy going, friendly, and it is extremely comfortable working with him. His style is more photo-journalistic, and it's his specialty to take photos that capture the natural movement and beauty of the moment. It's really nice because your pictures don't come out all posey-posey all the time. I would say great value for beautiful results and a great eye for design! Read less
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lepley0626
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike Whealan was a joy to work with during our wedding planning process! He was so sweet and really provided us with 5 star service! The final product was incredible! When people looked at our pictures they often said, "These are pictures that could be in a magazine!" The moments that Mike caught were amazing and he really has an artistry about him that I don't think many photgraphers possess. When we think back to our wedding, choosing Mike was our BEST decision. There are no words to describe what Mike has given us, his photography is truly priceless! He also did our engagement pictures, which were amazing as well. He is also extremely fun to work with as well and would be a joy for any bride and groom to work with! We can't wait to use Mike again in the future!! :)
Mike Whealan was a joy to work with during our wedding planning process! He was so sweet and really provided us with 5 Read more...
Mike Whealan was a joy to work with during our wedding planning process! He was so sweet and really provided us with 5 star service! The final product was incredible! When people looked at our pictures they often said, "These are pictures that could be in a magazine!" The moments that Mike caught were amazing and he really has an artistry about him that I don't think many photgraphers possess. When we think back to our wedding, choosing Mike was our BEST decision. There are no words to describe what Mike has given us, his photography is truly priceless! He also did our engagement pictures, which were amazing as well. He is also extremely fun to work with as well and would be a joy for any bride and groom to work with! We can't wait to use Mike again in the future!! :) Read less
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StasBride
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Very easy going, professional, organized, innovative photographer that will make sure you are in the spotlight on your day. Mike pays attention to detail and ensures that all your questions, needs, requests are met and completed to your satisfaction. Mike was not only our photographer but someone that would lend a helping hand when needed.
I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a unique photographer that will do a phenomenal job on your very special day!
Very easy going, professional, organized, innovative photographer that will make sure you are in the spotlight on your Read more...
Very easy going, professional, organized, innovative photographer that will make sure you are in the spotlight on your day. Mike pays attention to detail and ensures that all your questions, needs, requests are met and completed to your satisfaction. Mike was not only our photographer but someone that would lend a helping hand when needed.
I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a unique photographer that will do a phenomenal job on your very special day! Read less
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nadine1
Wedding:
4/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I would HIGHLY recommend Mike Whealan Photography for your wedding. Not only is he an amazing photographer but he is also your favorite bridesmaid!!! He makes you feel like you are the most beautiful and most important bride there is and the great thing about it is he truly means it!! 5 STARS TO MIKE WHEALAN!!!!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Mike Whealan Photography for your wedding. Not only is he an amazing photographer but he is also Read more...
I would HIGHLY recommend Mike Whealan Photography for your wedding. Not only is he an amazing photographer but he is also your favorite bridesmaid!!! He makes you feel like you are the most beautiful and most important bride there is and the great thing about it is he truly means it!! 5 STARS TO MIKE WHEALAN!!!!! Read less
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KP
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
This photographer was fantastic. I jokingly called him my best bridesmaid. He and his assistant did a beautiful job and would recommend them to all my friends and family.
This photographer was fantastic. I jokingly called him my best bridesmaid. He and his assistant did a beautiful job and Read more...
This photographer was fantastic. I jokingly called him my best bridesmaid. He and his assistant did a beautiful job and would recommend them to all my friends and family. Read less
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I include a free engagement portrait session with every wedding I book. The choice of location is yours and you'll receive a professional 8x10 print that you get to choose of the many shots I take. The time spent is approx one hour and I expose around a hundred images that will be posted on a web gallery.
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