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Nels Akerlund Photography

Rockford , IL
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LOCATION

305 St. Louis Avenue
Rockford, IL 61104 US (map)

PHONE

815-395-0101

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ABOUT US

Nels and Anna are a husband-wife team that have been making incredible photographs for over 10 years. Their clients include National Geographic and The New York Times, and their images... Read more
Nels and Anna are a husband-wife team that have been making incredible photographs for over 10 years. Their clients include National Geographic and The New York Times, and their images have been called 'gorgeous and thoughtful' by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Their shooting style is intimate and creative, allowing them to capture the memories and emotion of your day.

Because they don't want to miss a moment of your celebration, their coverage begins at the rehearsal and continues through the reception. Once you return from your honeymoon, you will be given the password to a private online gallery to share with family and friends.

They are also happy to photograph destination weddings, engagement sessions, bridal portraits, and trash-the-dress sessions. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Nels and Anna Akerlund are simply the BEST wedding photographers, period. They are very professional, they know exactly what they are doing, and they operate flawlessly as a team on your big day. Their photography is fine art quality – I knew I wanted to hire them as soon as I saw their portfolio online, which is rare for me because as an Art Director I am extremely picky. I've seen wedding photographers half as talented charge thousands of dollars more for their services, so I was extremely happy with the value I got with the Akerlunds. They are also the nicest people and so easy to work with – we worked with them on our engagement shoot a year before the wedding and by the time we saw them again they felt like old friends. Bottom line – HIRE them if you can for your wedding (they book up really fast so you will need to contact them at least a year and a half early) – you won't regret it!!!
Nels and Anna Akerlund are simply the BEST wedding photographers, period. They are very professional, they know exactly Read more...
Nels and Anna Akerlund are simply the BEST wedding photographers, period. They are very professional, they know exactly what they are doing, and they operate flawlessly as a team on your big day. Their photography is fine art quality – I knew I wanted to hire them as soon as I saw their portfolio online, which is rare for me because as an Art Director I am extremely picky. I've seen wedding photographers half as talented charge thousands of dollars more for their services, so I was extremely happy with the value I got with the Akerlunds. They are also the nicest people and so easy to work with – we worked with them on our engagement shoot a year before the wedding and by the time we saw them again they felt like old friends. Bottom line – HIRE them if you can for your wedding (they book up really fast so you will need to contact them at least a year and a half early) – you won't regret it!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Nels and Anna helped make our wedding the best day of our lives! They got along great with our wedding party and were able to capture every detail beautifully. They worked with our wedding planner flawlessly. We decided to add more hours so we could have pictures of us getting ready, and Nels and Anna were very flexible. I am glad we chose to get these amazing pictures, and I am even more glad that Nels and Anna were there on our big day!
Nels and Anna helped make our wedding the best day of our lives! They got along great with our wedding party and were able Read more...
Nels and Anna helped make our wedding the best day of our lives! They got along great with our wedding party and were able to capture every detail beautifully. They worked with our wedding planner flawlessly. We decided to add more hours so we could have pictures of us getting ready, and Nels and Anna were very flexible. I am glad we chose to get these amazing pictures, and I am even more glad that Nels and Anna were there on our big day! Read less
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Tala
Wedding:
3/2/2013
4.9/5.0
INCREDIBLE! Where to start... Professionalism and responsiveness... top notch! Anna was so on top of everything from planning, to answering emails, to making sure she had a feel of what we wanted in our photos. Everything moved so smoothly and their work speaks for itself. We love our pictures! And they were available to handle any questions or requests after our wedding even though they are constantly working jobs.

This was our splurge on the wedding as far as budgeting, but they are worth every penny!

Nels and Anna are a great team and have a true passion for their work. You won't regret choosing them for your wedding.
INCREDIBLE! Where to start... Professionalism and responsiveness... top notch! Anna was so on top of everything from Read more...
INCREDIBLE! Where to start... Professionalism and responsiveness... top notch! Anna was so on top of everything from planning, to answering emails, to making sure she had a feel of what we wanted in our photos. Everything moved so smoothly and their work speaks for itself. We love our pictures! And they were available to handle any questions or requests after our wedding even though they are constantly working jobs.

This was our splurge on the wedding as far as budgeting, but they are worth every penny!

Nels and Anna are a great team and have a true passion for their work. You won't regret choosing them for your wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Nels and Anna are amazing! They are the perfect team and were so organized! They are so fun and make such beautiful photos! They have photographed for National Geographic and the New York times. They are very creative and are awesome at what they do!
Nels and Anna are amazing! They are the perfect team and were so organized! They are so fun and make such beautiful Read more...
Nels and Anna are amazing! They are the perfect team and were so organized! They are so fun and make such beautiful photos! They have photographed for National Geographic and the New York times. They are very creative and are awesome at what they do! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Nels and Anna for our wedding, and we could not have been happier with them! They are incredibly talented photographers who are also very personable and easy-going. We felt so comfortable around them during our meetings and during our big day. I have only gotten a few of the pictures back so far, but what I have seen has been AMAZING. Nels and Anna also are fabulous at communicating by email, which I really appreciate. We will definitely be using their services again, and we highly recommend them to all!
We hired Nels and Anna for our wedding, and we could not have been happier with them! They are incredibly talented Read more...
We hired Nels and Anna for our wedding, and we could not have been happier with them! They are incredibly talented photographers who are also very personable and easy-going. We felt so comfortable around them during our meetings and during our big day. I have only gotten a few of the pictures back so far, but what I have seen has been AMAZING. Nels and Anna also are fabulous at communicating by email, which I really appreciate. We will definitely be using their services again, and we highly recommend them to all! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Nels and Anna. They are fantastic people to work with. We had our engagement and wedding photos taken by them. They make the picture taking easy for people who don't even like it. They take phenomenal pictures! So happy we decided to do first look photos so we had more time to take pictures. I even provided a list of picture ideas I loved and they did a great job fitting them all in. I can't wait to see all the pictures.
I can't say enough about Nels and Anna. They are fantastic people to work with. We had our engagement and wedding photos Read more...
I can't say enough about Nels and Anna. They are fantastic people to work with. We had our engagement and wedding photos taken by them. They make the picture taking easy for people who don't even like it. They take phenomenal pictures! So happy we decided to do first look photos so we had more time to take pictures. I even provided a list of picture ideas I loved and they did a great job fitting them all in. I can't wait to see all the pictures. Read less
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Anna Marie
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.7/5.0
We were so excited when we found Nels & Anna! They are amazing photographers that use photoshop to clean not to create...which is exactly what we were looking for. I remember looking at the back of the camera after a couple of shots and was astounded by how perfectly everything was captures.

Finding an amazing photographer was top on our list and I think Nels and Anna went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you for capturing so many beautiful memories for us!
We were so excited when we found Nels & Anna! They are amazing photographers that use photoshop to clean not to Read more...
We were so excited when we found Nels & Anna! They are amazing photographers that use photoshop to clean not to create...which is exactly what we were looking for. I remember looking at the back of the camera after a couple of shots and was astounded by how perfectly everything was captures.

Finding an amazing photographer was top on our list and I think Nels and Anna went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you for capturing so many beautiful memories for us! Read less
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Taneel
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
This should be a 10 star rating scale!

There are NO words to describe to you what Anna and Nels mean to us but I'm going to try. I get teary-eyed just thinking about the impact they've had on us over the past two years. Anna and Nels are the most incredible people you'll ever meet and I'm not talking about their talent. Thank you (Nels and Anna) for touching our lives.

Now, lets talk photos. Phenomenal! Priceless! Mind-blowingly Gorgeous! The talent these two possess is like no other. I would in a heart beat book them again for any and every event I have for the rest of my life. This was by far the most fun I'd ever had with photographers. Not only were they fun, impressive, kind, organized and professional, they were apart of the day. And not just because they were there. They were an actual part of our wedding day. They knew their stuff. They knew where to be when. Who to tell to do what. They knew where to go on the property for the best shots. They knew what photo arrangements were going to mean the most to us and they got them. They even took photos we didn't know about that we didn't think of. It's incredibly nice and especially comforting as a bride to know that by having Nels and Anna on our side, you don't have one more thing to worry about. They have it covered.

Now crying, I urge all of you brides out there in the Chicago/Rockford area to do a few minutes of research. Visit their website, google them, do whatever you have to do. But after you're done, call them! Call them right away. This will be the day of your life you want then to capture, I can promise you that!

Thank you again Anna and Nels. We are forever grateful to know you, unbelievably honored to have worked with you, and sincerely touched to call you friends. T/C
This should be a 10 star rating scale!

There are NO words to describe to you what Anna and Nels mean to us but Read more...
This should be a 10 star rating scale!

There are NO words to describe to you what Anna and Nels mean to us but I'm going to try. I get teary-eyed just thinking about the impact they've had on us over the past two years. Anna and Nels are the most incredible people you'll ever meet and I'm not talking about their talent. Thank you (Nels and Anna) for touching our lives.

Now, lets talk photos. Phenomenal! Priceless! Mind-blowingly Gorgeous! The talent these two possess is like no other. I would in a heart beat book them again for any and every event I have for the rest of my life. This was by far the most fun I'd ever had with photographers. Not only were they fun, impressive, kind, organized and professional, they were apart of the day. And not just because they were there. They were an actual part of our wedding day. They knew their stuff. They knew where to be when. Who to tell to do what. They knew where to go on the property for the best shots. They knew what photo arrangements were going to mean the most to us and they got them. They even took photos we didn't know about that we didn't think of. It's incredibly nice and especially comforting as a bride to know that by having Nels and Anna on our side, you don't have one more thing to worry about. They have it covered.

Now crying, I urge all of you brides out there in the Chicago/Rockford area to do a few minutes of research. Visit their website, google them, do whatever you have to do. But after you're done, call them! Call them right away. This will be the day of your life you want then to capture, I can promise you that!

Thank you again Anna and Nels. We are forever grateful to know you, unbelievably honored to have worked with you, and sincerely touched to call you friends. T/C Read less
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KimberlyShannon
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.9/5.0
Nels and Anna Akerlund are fabulous photojournalists! I was thrilled when they agreed to photograph my wedding day. They were extremely professional and extremely personable as well. I felt comfortable, which is important...they were photographing me during one of the most memorable days in my life...and they captured perfect moments in their film. Beautiful...

I highly recommend Nels Akerlund Photography. Nels Akerlund thinks outside of the box....which results in absolutely breathtaking photographs. Props...

~Kim and Derek
Nels and Anna Akerlund are fabulous photojournalists! I was thrilled when they agreed to photograph my wedding day. They Read more...
Nels and Anna Akerlund are fabulous photojournalists! I was thrilled when they agreed to photograph my wedding day. They were extremely professional and extremely personable as well. I felt comfortable, which is important...they were photographing me during one of the most memorable days in my life...and they captured perfect moments in their film. Beautiful...

I highly recommend Nels Akerlund Photography. Nels Akerlund thinks outside of the box....which results in absolutely breathtaking photographs. Props...

~Kim and Derek Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be more thrilled with our pictures! Nels and Anna were fantastic to work with throughout the whole process. They took the time to capture all of the little details of our wedding and really played such an important part in our special day. We have received numerous compliments on our photos and have had so many friends mention "just how great our photographers were"!! Thank you Nels & Anna!!!

-Sarah & Ian
We couldn't be more thrilled with our pictures! Nels and Anna were fantastic to work with throughout the whole process. Read more...
We couldn't be more thrilled with our pictures! Nels and Anna were fantastic to work with throughout the whole process. They took the time to capture all of the little details of our wedding and really played such an important part in our special day. We have received numerous compliments on our photos and have had so many friends mention "just how great our photographers were"!! Thank you Nels & Anna!!!

-Sarah & Ian Read less
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