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Mirage Photo, L.L.C.

Saint Charles , MO
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LOCATION

1128 N. Second St.
Saint Charles, MO 63301 US (map)

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636-577-1074

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ABOUT US

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Insert overly sappy, romanticized, business description here_________________________. In reality, what you really need from your wedding photographer... Read more
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Insert overly sappy, romanticized, business description here_________________________. In reality, what you really need from your wedding photographer is someone that is going to help you manage your day, keep a tight schedule and make sure that you, your groom, family, and guests have a great time so you are getting great pictures.

Do you want to have fun on your wedding day and get phenominal pictures captured without being bossed around or bored to tears by a cranky old photographer? Then step over to the fun and hip side of wedding photography.
On a serious note, Mirage Photo is very proud to have been selected in The Knot as a 2008 and 2009 "Best Of" wedding photographer in the Saint Louis area and the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award from this very website. Let us show you why. 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, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Hand coloring, post production awesomeness.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We shoot in every possible lighting situation... candlelight to full daylight to nighttime session, we do it all.
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital
How many photographers do you work with?
4
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Myself (Shawn) or my partner Samantha will be the principle shooter at every wedding.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
yes
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
lights, camera, action
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
full arsenal of back up equipment
Do you charge hourly or full day?
depends on the session type. The weddings we typically shoot are all day events. Some family and senior sessions are based more on an hourly type of rate.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
we usually build coverage into the overall package.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
we are machines that require no nourishment but if you choose to feed us that is wonderful.
Do you charge for travel?
If the travel is further than 3 hours then we try to take that into account... anything within 3 hours is considered local in our book.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
depending on the season - 3 to 4 weeks, 4 to 6 during our busiest wedding season... spring and October
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
online
How long can the client keep the proofs?
varies
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
varies
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
varies
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
multiple styles from contemporary flush mount through standard matte albums.
When will the client get the final album?
once final approval is received on the design the album is typically delivered in 3-4 weeks from the design approval date.

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Kourtney
Wedding:
10/11/2014
4.9/5.0
The best advice I got when trying to choose a photographer was to choose someone who you can see yourself spending 12 hours with! Instantly I knew I could spend all day with Sam and Shawn, so when we found out there were booked on our date I was disappointed. They did shoot our engagement session on a terribly cold day at steinberg, still turned out beautifully even with the less than desired weather!

However, we met Matt and all hope was restored. I could not have asked for anything more, he was simply amazing and kept our day right on schedule while keeping a sense of humor! Everyone in the wedding party commented on how great he was and it was a treat to spend all day with him :) The second photographer ( I feel awful I cant remember her name, I wanna say amy?) she was spot on with tweaking the little things and equally as easy to spend the day with!

Long and short of it, Mirage has three fantastic and personable photographers and you would be making a great decision in having any one of them shoot your wedding!
The best advice I got when trying to choose a photographer was to choose someone who you can see yourself spending 12 Read more...
The best advice I got when trying to choose a photographer was to choose someone who you can see yourself spending 12 hours with! Instantly I knew I could spend all day with Sam and Shawn, so when we found out there were booked on our date I was disappointed. They did shoot our engagement session on a terribly cold day at steinberg, still turned out beautifully even with the less than desired weather!

However, we met Matt and all hope was restored. I could not have asked for anything more, he was simply amazing and kept our day right on schedule while keeping a sense of humor! Everyone in the wedding party commented on how great he was and it was a treat to spend all day with him :) The second photographer ( I feel awful I cant remember her name, I wanna say amy?) she was spot on with tweaking the little things and equally as easy to spend the day with!

Long and short of it, Mirage has three fantastic and personable photographers and you would be making a great decision in having any one of them shoot your wedding! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are extremely glad we chose Mirage as our photographer. Choosing a good photographer is more than just picking someone who can create great images and capture important memories. Not only did they deliver that, but they also made sure the bridal party was having fun, carried my lipstick for me all day to make sure it was touched up appropriately, and helped me relax when I got nervous while getting ready. These photographers are truly A-List material! Thank you, Shawn and Samantha, for helping make our day everything we ever dreamed of!
My husband and I are extremely glad we chose Mirage as our photographer. Choosing a good photographer is more than just Read more...
My husband and I are extremely glad we chose Mirage as our photographer. Choosing a good photographer is more than just picking someone who can create great images and capture important memories. Not only did they deliver that, but they also made sure the bridal party was having fun, carried my lipstick for me all day to make sure it was touched up appropriately, and helped me relax when I got nervous while getting ready. These photographers are truly A-List material! Thank you, Shawn and Samantha, for helping make our day everything we ever dreamed of! Read less
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mandy
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Vendor to Die for!!...that is the title of the email I sent to everyone I could think of after our wedding. Pictures are my obsession and I knew that this was going to be the most important part of my big day (besides marrying my best friend). From the moment we met them at the bridal show we knew there was no one else we wanted to use for our wedding. They are simply amazing! My husband doesn't love having his photo taken but they are so much fun that he was smiling and posing in any crazy way they asked! Our engagement photos were beautiful and all of our meetings were so much fun! I can't wait to see our wedding photos because I know they will be everything I ever dreamed of!

On the day of our wedding I started getting really nervous and stressed but then Sean and Sam walked in the door and I can't even explain how it just made my mood go to this fun happy place rather than stresssing out. To the extent that even during my service when i started to cry I looked up to see Sean on the balcony taking photos and it immediately brough me back and put a smile on my face. They are the most amazing people you could have by your side on your wedding day. Sam even carried my lip gloss around all day and told me when I needed more! The little things on this big day really meant the world to us!

I will continue to recommend them to everyone I know and can't wait for future family photo shoots and any other reason I can think of to hire them again! They are affordable, flexible and the most amazing people we have ever met! For your big day, I promise you there is no one better.
Vendor to Die for!!...that is the title of the email I sent to everyone I could think of after our wedding. Pictures are Read more...
Vendor to Die for!!...that is the title of the email I sent to everyone I could think of after our wedding. Pictures are my obsession and I knew that this was going to be the most important part of my big day (besides marrying my best friend). From the moment we met them at the bridal show we knew there was no one else we wanted to use for our wedding. They are simply amazing! My husband doesn't love having his photo taken but they are so much fun that he was smiling and posing in any crazy way they asked! Our engagement photos were beautiful and all of our meetings were so much fun! I can't wait to see our wedding photos because I know they will be everything I ever dreamed of!

On the day of our wedding I started getting really nervous and stressed but then Sean and Sam walked in the door and I can't even explain how it just made my mood go to this fun happy place rather than stresssing out. To the extent that even during my service when i started to cry I looked up to see Sean on the balcony taking photos and it immediately brough me back and put a smile on my face. They are the most amazing people you could have by your side on your wedding day. Sam even carried my lip gloss around all day and told me when I needed more! The little things on this big day really meant the world to us!

I will continue to recommend them to everyone I know and can't wait for future family photo shoots and any other reason I can think of to hire them again! They are affordable, flexible and the most amazing people we have ever met! For your big day, I promise you there is no one better. Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding took place in St. Charles, MO back in April 2014. Shawn and Samantha shot our wedding and reception, as well as our engagement photos. The quality of their work cannot simply be described in a sentence or two. These two have a unique way of capturing every moment, in photo's that come to life with the candid shots, as well as the classic group photos. The day of the wedding I was able to remain comfortable and relaxed as Samantha quickly adjusted my dress, fluffed each bridesmaid, and double checked the groomsman to make sure they each looked their best for every picture, and it made a huge effect on the photos. Everyone in my bridal party commented on how great our photographers were, how professional they were, and how awesome it was to get back pictures of the event that we didn't even know they shot!

I would highly recommend them for wedding photography, and cannot begin to thank them enough for the pictures we will have for our future family in years to come.
My wedding took place in St. Charles, MO back in April 2014. Shawn and Samantha shot our wedding and reception, as well as Read more...
My wedding took place in St. Charles, MO back in April 2014. Shawn and Samantha shot our wedding and reception, as well as our engagement photos. The quality of their work cannot simply be described in a sentence or two. These two have a unique way of capturing every moment, in photo's that come to life with the candid shots, as well as the classic group photos. The day of the wedding I was able to remain comfortable and relaxed as Samantha quickly adjusted my dress, fluffed each bridesmaid, and double checked the groomsman to make sure they each looked their best for every picture, and it made a huge effect on the photos. Everyone in my bridal party commented on how great our photographers were, how professional they were, and how awesome it was to get back pictures of the event that we didn't even know they shot!

I would highly recommend them for wedding photography, and cannot begin to thank them enough for the pictures we will have for our future family in years to come. Read less
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Mirage Photo, L.L.C. responded with the following comments:

all of this is true and very accurate, even though there was no mention of just how handsome I was this day.
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Sam, Sean and Matt are AWSOME! I could not have asked for a better photographer. Sean was hilarious all day and made taking pictures so much fun. If I could rate them higher than 5, I would. Definitely recommend them to anyone!
Sam, Sean and Matt are AWSOME! I could not have asked for a better photographer. Sean was hilarious all day and made Read more...
Sam, Sean and Matt are AWSOME! I could not have asked for a better photographer. Sean was hilarious all day and made taking pictures so much fun. If I could rate them higher than 5, I would. Definitely recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
3/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Sean and Sam are AWESOME! They made the whole day so much fun. My best friend used Mirage and after meeting them both at a wedding show I had to have them as well. We scheduled a engagement session and they made us feel so comfortable. It even started to rain half way through and we just had fun with it. We were so happy with the engagement and wedding pictures. Thanks so much!
Sean and Sam are AWESOME! They made the whole day so much fun. My best friend used Mirage and after meeting them both at a Read more...
Sean and Sam are AWESOME! They made the whole day so much fun. My best friend used Mirage and after meeting them both at a wedding show I had to have them as well. We scheduled a engagement session and they made us feel so comfortable. It even started to rain half way through and we just had fun with it. We were so happy with the engagement and wedding pictures. Thanks so much! Read less
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peter and allie
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Shawn is awesome and we would recommend him to everyone

Peter+Allie 3-9-13
Shawn is awesome and we would recommend him to everyone

Peter+Allie 3-9-13
Shawn is awesome and we would recommend him to everyone

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Rachel
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Sam, Shaun, Matt, Taylor...could not have asked for better people to have as our photographers. Best ever, period!!
Sam, Shaun, Matt, Taylor...could not have asked for better people to have as our photographers. Best ever, period!!
Sam, Shaun, Matt, Taylor...could not have asked for better people to have as our photographers. Best ever, period!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Shawn and Sam were amazing to work with. Such wonderful personalities and had the whole wedding party having a blast during pictures. Our pictures turned out better than I could have hoped for. Would recommend to anyone!
Shawn and Sam were amazing to work with. Such wonderful personalities and had the whole wedding party having a blast Read more...
Shawn and Sam were amazing to work with. Such wonderful personalities and had the whole wedding party having a blast during pictures. Our pictures turned out better than I could have hoped for. Would recommend to anyone! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about the wonderful people at Mirage Photography. I had the great pleasure to work with four different photographers and I could not pick my favorite if I tried they are all amazing! Seriously, I have raved about them to everyone I know. Not only do they do beautiful work, they are an absolute joy to be around. I never knew how important that would be on the day of my wedding but after being in so many other weddings with stiff photographers we realized how amazing they really are! They will be laughing with you and making your day exactly the way you hoped it could be. I think anyone who doesn't use them is really missing out. The cost was beyond reasonable and I will go back to them and only them for any of my future photography needs. Thank you Sam, Sean, Matt and Tayhlor! We adore all of you!! ~Liz and Mayhem ;)
I cannot say enough about the wonderful people at Mirage Photography. I had the great pleasure to work with four different Read more...
I cannot say enough about the wonderful people at Mirage Photography. I had the great pleasure to work with four different photographers and I could not pick my favorite if I tried they are all amazing! Seriously, I have raved about them to everyone I know. Not only do they do beautiful work, they are an absolute joy to be around. I never knew how important that would be on the day of my wedding but after being in so many other weddings with stiff photographers we realized how amazing they really are! They will be laughing with you and making your day exactly the way you hoped it could be. I think anyone who doesn't use them is really missing out. The cost was beyond reasonable and I will go back to them and only them for any of my future photography needs. Thank you Sam, Sean, Matt and Tayhlor! We adore all of you!! ~Liz and Mayhem ;) Read less
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