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Paul Swanson Photography and Video

Schaumburg , IL

LOCATION

1320 Tower Rd
Schaumburg, IL US 60174 (map)

PHONE

847-608-4652

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Paul Swanson Photography & Video guarantees with over 20 years experience, no other company cares more about your day when it comes to photography,videography and photobooth's. Our... Read more
Paul Swanson Photography & Video guarantees with over 20 years experience, no other company cares more about your day when it comes to photography,videography and photobooth's. Our unique approach to your wedding celebration is one of documenting your day, but also being unobtrusive so that you can enjoy the day with family and friends.

Please take a moment to view our online galleries, current weddings and video samples.

If you have any further questions, we would like to invite you to either give us a call or fill out our contact page so that you can look at our albums, sample videos and most importantly, talk about your wedding day needs. Stop in and see our work…..meet your photographer before your wedding day so all of your expectations are reached.

Kindly fill out the contact form and we will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you for time and we look forward to seeing you in the near future!

Best,
Paul Swanson & Associates
Paul Swanson Photography and video
www.swanphotovideo.com
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INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Photo Booth
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

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, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Storytelling, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Edited Video, High Definition Video, Multiple Cameras, Pre-Ceremony, Reception
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Andrew
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend Paul to anyone. He was always there to quickly answer our tons of questions. He listened to exactly what kind of pictures my wife wanted to take. Our pictures came out beautifully. Our package was priced well and contained quite a bit.
I would definitely recommend Paul to anyone. He was always there to quickly answer our tons of questions. He listened to Read more...
I would definitely recommend Paul to anyone. He was always there to quickly answer our tons of questions. He listened to exactly what kind of pictures my wife wanted to take. Our pictures came out beautifully. Our package was priced well and contained quite a bit. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Paul was so easy to work with and was very friendly, flexible and professional. He made everyone feel comfortable when taking the pictures and was not in your face. Paul captured so many beautiful pictures of our wedding day that we will cherish forever. We would definitely recommend Paul!
Paul was so easy to work with and was very friendly, flexible and professional. He made everyone feel comfortable when Read more...
Paul was so easy to work with and was very friendly, flexible and professional. He made everyone feel comfortable when taking the pictures and was not in your face. Paul captured so many beautiful pictures of our wedding day that we will cherish forever. We would definitely recommend Paul! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Outstanding! Paul and his assistant were awesome. From the beautiful engagement pictures to the spectacular wedding pictures, each one better than the next. His detail and fun ideas for picture set ups are great. The photobooth was a huge hit with the Bride & Groom and guests. As the MOG I appreciated that Paul had as much fun as we did, while still being professional. He captured the love and fun of the entire event. I would highly recommend him. Thanks Paul
Outstanding! Paul and his assistant were awesome. From the beautiful engagement pictures to the spectacular wedding Read more...
Outstanding! Paul and his assistant were awesome. From the beautiful engagement pictures to the spectacular wedding pictures, each one better than the next. His detail and fun ideas for picture set ups are great. The photobooth was a huge hit with the Bride & Groom and guests. As the MOG I appreciated that Paul had as much fun as we did, while still being professional. He captured the love and fun of the entire event. I would highly recommend him. Thanks Paul Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Paul did a fantastic job photographing our wedding, which was in downtown Chicago. We took pictures around the city before the ceremony, which turned out wonderfully. Paul is professional, enthusiastic, and takes wonderful pictures. We were very happy with how all of the pictures turned out, and we have so many to choose from. He is also very enjoyable to work with.
Paul did a fantastic job photographing our wedding, which was in downtown Chicago. We took pictures around the city before Read more...
Paul did a fantastic job photographing our wedding, which was in downtown Chicago. We took pictures around the city before the ceremony, which turned out wonderfully. Paul is professional, enthusiastic, and takes wonderful pictures. We were very happy with how all of the pictures turned out, and we have so many to choose from. He is also very enjoyable to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
you can't find a better photographer for this price range.

He was awesome and got all the photos I wanted.

We also did the photobooth which was super fun at the wedding.
you can't find a better photographer for this price range.

He was awesome and got all the photos I wanted.
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you can't find a better photographer for this price range.

He was awesome and got all the photos I wanted.

We also did the photobooth which was super fun at the wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Very accommodating with our picture needs and stayed invisible most of the night, I can't wait to see what he took!
Very accommodating with our picture needs and stayed invisible most of the night, I can't wait to see what he took!
Very accommodating with our picture needs and stayed invisible most of the night, I can't wait to see what he took! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hit it off with Paul right away. He has a very laid back personality like us and made us feel comfortable about being in front of the camera. I was amazed during our engagement session when a storm was rolling in and we decided to go ahead with the session anyway. It was one of the hottest days of the summer and we literally had about twenty minutes to get our photos in. Paul captured the most beautiful photos of us in this short amount of time. You would have thought he had worked on our session a full hour! Every person who has seen our photos rave about them. He also delivered at our wedding! He captured all the important moments. We also only had about ten minutes after the ceremony to capture a few outdoor photos. The outdoor ones turned out perfect! His turn around time with the photos was so fast too! He had our engagement photos online just a few days after our session and our wedding photos were posted in two weeks! If you want the full package, great personality, flexibility, value, professionalism, responsiveness and quality, don't hesitate to go with Paul Swanson.
My husband and I hit it off with Paul right away. He has a very laid back personality like us and made us feel comfortable Read more...
My husband and I hit it off with Paul right away. He has a very laid back personality like us and made us feel comfortable about being in front of the camera. I was amazed during our engagement session when a storm was rolling in and we decided to go ahead with the session anyway. It was one of the hottest days of the summer and we literally had about twenty minutes to get our photos in. Paul captured the most beautiful photos of us in this short amount of time. You would have thought he had worked on our session a full hour! Every person who has seen our photos rave about them. He also delivered at our wedding! He captured all the important moments. We also only had about ten minutes after the ceremony to capture a few outdoor photos. The outdoor ones turned out perfect! His turn around time with the photos was so fast too! He had our engagement photos online just a few days after our session and our wedding photos were posted in two weeks! If you want the full package, great personality, flexibility, value, professionalism, responsiveness and quality, don't hesitate to go with Paul Swanson. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Artsy Bride
Wedding:
7/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Dear Paul,
We are so THRILLED with our wedding photos! They are the most beautiful wedding photos that I have ever seen! I want to find some sort of wedding photo contest and enter, ha ha ha! My husband and I are so thankful that we picked you as our photographer. You captured everything with an artistic eye which is exactly what we wanted and hoped for. The colors, the textures, the angles, and lighting... I could go on and on about how much I love everything. Truly professional, wonderfully artistic (which is a GREAT compliment to get from an art teacher!), and emotionally connected. We are telling everyone we know about Paul Swanson photography. Thank you so very much!
Dear Paul,
We are so THRILLED with our wedding photos! They are the most beautiful wedding photos that I have ever Read more...
Dear Paul,
We are so THRILLED with our wedding photos! They are the most beautiful wedding photos that I have ever seen! I want to find some sort of wedding photo contest and enter, ha ha ha! My husband and I are so thankful that we picked you as our photographer. You captured everything with an artistic eye which is exactly what we wanted and hoped for. The colors, the textures, the angles, and lighting... I could go on and on about how much I love everything. Truly professional, wonderfully artistic (which is a GREAT compliment to get from an art teacher!), and emotionally connected. We are telling everyone we know about Paul Swanson photography. Thank you so very much! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Paul did a awesome job with our wedding!!!!! Our pictures turned out perfect and he was very flexible with everything we wanted. He really listens to your thoughts on what you want for your day! It was great!!
Paul did a awesome job with our wedding!!!!! Our pictures turned out perfect and he was very flexible with everything we Read more...
Paul did a awesome job with our wedding!!!!! Our pictures turned out perfect and he was very flexible with everything we wanted. He really listens to your thoughts on what you want for your day! It was great!! Read less
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lilmiller802
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Paul photographed my wedding which took place on June 10th of this year. He did a wonderful job. I looked for photographers for months and my father actually found Paul. He honestly did a perfect job and I do not have one complaint about his service. He was so friendly, flexible and made sure all the must have pictures were done and out of the way quickly. He responds to questions very quickly and is very professional. If you are looking for a photographer in the area Paul is a great choice.
Paul photographed my wedding which took place on June 10th of this year. He did a wonderful job. I looked for Read more...
Paul photographed my wedding which took place on June 10th of this year. He did a wonderful job. I looked for photographers for months and my father actually found Paul. He honestly did a perfect job and I do not have one complaint about his service. He was so friendly, flexible and made sure all the must have pictures were done and out of the way quickly. He responds to questions very quickly and is very professional. If you are looking for a photographer in the area Paul is a great choice. Read less
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holly
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Paul was awesome, he was not intrusive and captured all the right moments of our big day. He was a blast to work with and was very attentive to all my questions throughout the wedding planning process. His prices also cannot be beat. Best value and absolute best photographer you can hire! I have received a ton of compliments on our photos and him on our wedding day and would highly recommend Paul for anyone’s big day! He was absolutely everything we wanted in a photographer for our wedding day and more! Holly and Kevin June 2010
Paul was awesome, he was not intrusive and captured all the right moments of our big day. He was a blast to work with and Read more...
Paul was awesome, he was not intrusive and captured all the right moments of our big day. He was a blast to work with and was very attentive to all my questions throughout the wedding planning process. His prices also cannot be beat. Best value and absolute best photographer you can hire! I have received a ton of compliments on our photos and him on our wedding day and would highly recommend Paul for anyone’s big day! He was absolutely everything we wanted in a photographer for our wedding day and more! Holly and Kevin June 2010 Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Paul was absolutely great to work with and did superb work. Josh and I found him creative, fun, and professional. We were extremely happy with our photos and can't decide which ones to choose! We had fun working with Paul from engagement pictures through our wedding day. He was recovering from being ill, and still made it to our wedding. That is a professional and dedicated photographer. We were so thankful he was able to make it . Thanks again and we would highly recommend Paul for any occasion.
Paul was absolutely great to work with and did superb work. Josh and I found him creative, fun, and professional. We were Read more...
Paul was absolutely great to work with and did superb work. Josh and I found him creative, fun, and professional. We were extremely happy with our photos and can't decide which ones to choose! We had fun working with Paul from engagement pictures through our wedding day. He was recovering from being ill, and still made it to our wedding. That is a professional and dedicated photographer. We were so thankful he was able to make it . Thanks again and we would highly recommend Paul for any occasion. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a photographer in the Chicagoland area - look no further. We could not have been happier with the end result of our pictures and video. The prices are extremely fair for the amount of service and quality of work that Paul puts into his work. Paul is incredibly passionate about his job and goes above and beyond to produce the very best for his clients. We recently received our wedding album and again I was stunned and excited to see the final product. We highly recommend Paul for your wedding day!
If you are looking for a photographer in the Chicagoland area - look no further. We could not have been happier with the Read more...
If you are looking for a photographer in the Chicagoland area - look no further. We could not have been happier with the end result of our pictures and video. The prices are extremely fair for the amount of service and quality of work that Paul puts into his work. Paul is incredibly passionate about his job and goes above and beyond to produce the very best for his clients. We recently received our wedding album and again I was stunned and excited to see the final product. We highly recommend Paul for your wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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hansen09
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Paul was very easy to work with. We booked him 3 months before the wedding and he worked with us on our engagement pictures and payments. Don did our pictures and he was very professional as well as personal. We felt like we were old friends by the time our engagement pictures were over. Our wedding was wonderful and they captured our wedding so beautifully. Nick, the videographer was professional and creative. Love it all!!!
Paul was very easy to work with. We booked him 3 months before the wedding and he worked with us on our engagement Read more...
Paul was very easy to work with. We booked him 3 months before the wedding and he worked with us on our engagement pictures and payments. Don did our pictures and he was very professional as well as personal. We felt like we were old friends by the time our engagement pictures were over. Our wedding was wonderful and they captured our wedding so beautifully. Nick, the videographer was professional and creative. Love it all!!! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Paul was fantastic. John and I would recommend anyone to use him for your special day. He is friendly and laid back, which makes him very comfortable to be around, and when you spend an entire day with your photographer, that is important. He took fantastic pictures. It was easy to take direction from him, because he knows how to move people and capture his shot quickly. He is always right there to capture every moment. We very pleased with how our photos turned out in the end. Paul would be a wonderful choice for your wedding photography.
Paul was fantastic. John and I would recommend anyone to use him for your special day. He is friendly and laid back, which Read more...
Paul was fantastic. John and I would recommend anyone to use him for your special day. He is friendly and laid back, which makes him very comfortable to be around, and when you spend an entire day with your photographer, that is important. He took fantastic pictures. It was easy to take direction from him, because he knows how to move people and capture his shot quickly. He is always right there to capture every moment. We very pleased with how our photos turned out in the end. Paul would be a wonderful choice for your wedding photography. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Paul Swanson Photography and Video are exceptional and I highly recommend his team for a wedding or any other special events. Paul was amazing to us on our special day. My event was downtown Chicago and Paul and his team were SO patient and gracious with the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. The photos are wonderful and i can't wait to order them and see video.
***THANK YOU PAUL***
Paul Swanson Photography and Video are exceptional and I highly recommend his team for a wedding or any other special Read more...
Paul Swanson Photography and Video are exceptional and I highly recommend his team for a wedding or any other special events. Paul was amazing to us on our special day. My event was downtown Chicago and Paul and his team were SO patient and gracious with the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. The photos are wonderful and i can't wait to order them and see video.
***THANK YOU PAUL*** Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/13/2014
4.9/5.0
Paul Swanson and his assistant did an awesome job at capturing every moment. He was so flexible with all of our requests. Anytime I asked for something he was willing to do it. The Photo Booth was a HIT! All night there was not a moment where the booth was empty. I would recommend him to anyone.
Paul Swanson and his assistant did an awesome job at capturing every moment. He was so flexible with all of our requests. Read more...
Paul Swanson and his assistant did an awesome job at capturing every moment. He was so flexible with all of our requests. Anytime I asked for something he was willing to do it. The Photo Booth was a HIT! All night there was not a moment where the booth was empty. I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We weren't going to let the rain stop us, and neither was he. Paul was wonderful to work with--he made us feel comfortable and was at our disposal the whole night, even taking group pictures with our guests' cameras/phones when aked. Paul has an incredible eye for lighting/scenery and because of this we got some beautiful shots--well above and beyond what we expected. He was always very quick to respond to e-mail and phone communication and our final edited photos were online very fast and we had our image disk in no-time. The only thing we notice looking back is that it would have been nice to have more pictures of guests at their tables at the reception--most pictures taken were of the dance floor, and this only captured some of our guests. (We also aknowledge that it was also our responsibility to request these kinds of shots and that time was limited.)
We weren't going to let the rain stop us, and neither was he. Paul was wonderful to work with--he made us feel comfortable Read more...
We weren't going to let the rain stop us, and neither was he. Paul was wonderful to work with--he made us feel comfortable and was at our disposal the whole night, even taking group pictures with our guests' cameras/phones when aked. Paul has an incredible eye for lighting/scenery and because of this we got some beautiful shots--well above and beyond what we expected. He was always very quick to respond to e-mail and phone communication and our final edited photos were online very fast and we had our image disk in no-time. The only thing we notice looking back is that it would have been nice to have more pictures of guests at their tables at the reception--most pictures taken were of the dance floor, and this only captured some of our guests. (We also aknowledge that it was also our responsibility to request these kinds of shots and that time was limited.) Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.8/5.0
We actually just got our photos back today and are very happy with them. Paul was extremely enthusiastic about the picture taking which just made us even more excited. I would recommend him.
We actually just got our photos back today and are very happy with them. Paul was extremely enthusiastic about the picture Read more...
We actually just got our photos back today and are very happy with them. Paul was extremely enthusiastic about the picture taking which just made us even more excited. I would recommend him. Read less
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SLarson
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.8/5.0
Paul Swanson captured every moment of our day beautifully and I couldn't be happier. We ended up with nearly 900 photos! Paul is very professional and works hard to make sure every moment is captured. During our ceremony, I didn't even know he was in the room because he was so attentive not to get in the way, and yet he still got beautiful photos. What I loved most about Paul is his creativity. He has some great ideas for photos and paid attention to every detail, from close ups of my dress, to the flowers, to the tables at the reception and everything in between. After the ceremony Paul took us to a beautiful park for some gorgeous photos, and follwed it up with more photos on the golf course of our reception location. He never seemed to stop snapping photos! And, Paul has a great personality and mingles with all the guests. He'll make you laugh and you'll feel like you've known him forever. Paul also gave us a free engagement sitting, which helped us tremendously. I can't wait to put our album together because his are so creative and beautiful, and he'll work with you every step of the way. When you first meet with Paul, he will totally put you at ease because he will show you a lot of his work, so you know what you're getting. His online wedding planner and coordinator tools are wonderful as well because you can basically set up your whole day and email it to him. He also did a photo montage of us which was played during the reception, and it turned out great!! Paul was sometimes hard to get a hold of because he's not always in his office. But, he was usually pretty quick to return phone calls or emails. Paul is wonderful and won't disappoint!
Paul Swanson captured every moment of our day beautifully and I couldn't be happier. We ended up with nearly 900 photos! Read more...
Paul Swanson captured every moment of our day beautifully and I couldn't be happier. We ended up with nearly 900 photos! Paul is very professional and works hard to make sure every moment is captured. During our ceremony, I didn't even know he was in the room because he was so attentive not to get in the way, and yet he still got beautiful photos. What I loved most about Paul is his creativity. He has some great ideas for photos and paid attention to every detail, from close ups of my dress, to the flowers, to the tables at the reception and everything in between. After the ceremony Paul took us to a beautiful park for some gorgeous photos, and follwed it up with more photos on the golf course of our reception location. He never seemed to stop snapping photos! And, Paul has a great personality and mingles with all the guests. He'll make you laugh and you'll feel like you've known him forever. Paul also gave us a free engagement sitting, which helped us tremendously. I can't wait to put our album together because his are so creative and beautiful, and he'll work with you every step of the way. When you first meet with Paul, he will totally put you at ease because he will show you a lot of his work, so you know what you're getting. His online wedding planner and coordinator tools are wonderful as well because you can basically set up your whole day and email it to him. He also did a photo montage of us which was played during the reception, and it turned out great!! Paul was sometimes hard to get a hold of because he's not always in his office. But, he was usually pretty quick to return phone calls or emails. Paul is wonderful and won't disappoint! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/15/2014
4.6/5.0
We very much enjoyed working with Paul on our wedding day. He was flexible and willing to work within our budget. This was pretty important to us (given the high cost of many wedding photographers), so we opted for less than typical hours of coverage at a lower rate. Planning the wedding from out of town, we did not have a chance to meet Paul prior to the wedding day, but were reassured by his calm, easy-going demeanor and patience with us given all the pre-wedding craziness. He also seemed genuinely enthusiastic about getting good pictures of us and finding great spots to get pictures at our unique venue. Following the wedding, our pictures were promptly put online and an image disk mailed to us. And, lastly - but very importantly, the pictures turned out amazing - we were very impressed. Overall, we would highly recommend Paul Swanson photography!
We very much enjoyed working with Paul on our wedding day. He was flexible and willing to work within our budget. This was Read more...
We very much enjoyed working with Paul on our wedding day. He was flexible and willing to work within our budget. This was pretty important to us (given the high cost of many wedding photographers), so we opted for less than typical hours of coverage at a lower rate. Planning the wedding from out of town, we did not have a chance to meet Paul prior to the wedding day, but were reassured by his calm, easy-going demeanor and patience with us given all the pre-wedding craziness. He also seemed genuinely enthusiastic about getting good pictures of us and finding great spots to get pictures at our unique venue. Following the wedding, our pictures were promptly put online and an image disk mailed to us. And, lastly - but very importantly, the pictures turned out amazing - we were very impressed. Overall, we would highly recommend Paul Swanson photography! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Paul and his assistant photographer were wonderful leading up to our wedding and the day of. He was very organized and had a lot of ideas for shots he wanted to capture. He was able to capture every moment of our wedding beautifully and was very easy and fun to work with.

After our wedding, we had a few issues with the timeliness in which we received our digital photos. He had promised us they would be done within a certain time frame, however I had to send an email to remind him about it. Once he got the email reminder, we received the images promptly. The other issue we had was with the photo books and how difficult it was to submit edits and receive the revisions quickly. The books turned out beautifully, it was just frustrating how much back and forth was required and the wait time.

Overall, Paul was a pleasure to work with and we are very happy with the work he did at our wedding.
Paul and his assistant photographer were wonderful leading up to our wedding and the day of. He was very organized and had Read more...
Paul and his assistant photographer were wonderful leading up to our wedding and the day of. He was very organized and had a lot of ideas for shots he wanted to capture. He was able to capture every moment of our wedding beautifully and was very easy and fun to work with.

After our wedding, we had a few issues with the timeliness in which we received our digital photos. He had promised us they would be done within a certain time frame, however I had to send an email to remind him about it. Once he got the email reminder, we received the images promptly. The other issue we had was with the photo books and how difficult it was to submit edits and receive the revisions quickly. The books turned out beautifully, it was just frustrating how much back and forth was required and the wait time.

Overall, Paul was a pleasure to work with and we are very happy with the work he did at our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
Paul was wonderful. We are very happy with our wedding photos!
Paul was wonderful. We are very happy with our wedding photos!
Paul was wonderful. We are very happy with our wedding photos! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.3/5.0
The pictures from our wedding came out well, and Paul’s price was reasonable. As well, we were given digital copies of everything, so we could share/print/copy as we wished. However, we encountered many problems. Here are the main ones:
1. He lacks attention to detail. He needs a business manager. His contract was filled with spelling errors and inaccurate information, and we had to make him redo it twice. He did not respond to e-mails unless within 5 minutes of us sending. He always seemed really frantic and absent-minded - not professional.
2. He has the photography down to a formula – almost everything was a canned, posed shot. You will have to speak up with ideas if you want anything creative.
3. He dropped the ball on securing a photo booth for us as agreed – we had to do it ourselves.
4. He complained incessantly about the traffic and congestion in Chicago, even though we paid him an extra $500 to come downtown.
5. Friends and family can buy his photos through pictage.com. In order to simply view them through the site, you have to register your e-mail with pictage. And then you will receive literally one e-mail a day inviting you to buy photos. I am horrified that all our friends and family who simply wanted to see the photos got spammed. I wish I'd have refrained from sending people the pictage link and waited to distribute/Facebook everything myself when we got the digital copies.
6. He had to resend the video 4 times because of obvious problems: i.e. disc 2 was identical to disc 1, the disc was blank, the wrong last name appeared on the welcome screen(!), and some dancing footage was rerun apparently to fill space, as if we wouldn’t notice. You might expect Paul to have sent some free prints or given us a discount in some way to apologize, but he seemed to be unconcerned that there were so many mistakes.
The pictures from our wedding came out well, and Paul’s price was reasonable. As well, we were given digital copies of Read more...
The pictures from our wedding came out well, and Paul’s price was reasonable. As well, we were given digital copies of everything, so we could share/print/copy as we wished. However, we encountered many problems. Here are the main ones:
1. He lacks attention to detail. He needs a business manager. His contract was filled with spelling errors and inaccurate information, and we had to make him redo it twice. He did not respond to e-mails unless within 5 minutes of us sending. He always seemed really frantic and absent-minded - not professional.
2. He has the photography down to a formula – almost everything was a canned, posed shot. You will have to speak up with ideas if you want anything creative.
3. He dropped the ball on securing a photo booth for us as agreed – we had to do it ourselves.
4. He complained incessantly about the traffic and congestion in Chicago, even though we paid him an extra $500 to come downtown.
5. Friends and family can buy his photos through pictage.com. In order to simply view them through the site, you have to register your e-mail with pictage. And then you will receive literally one e-mail a day inviting you to buy photos. I am horrified that all our friends and family who simply wanted to see the photos got spammed. I wish I'd have refrained from sending people the pictage link and waited to distribute/Facebook everything myself when we got the digital copies.
6. He had to resend the video 4 times because of obvious problems: i.e. disc 2 was identical to disc 1, the disc was blank, the wrong last name appeared on the welcome screen(!), and some dancing footage was rerun apparently to fill space, as if we wouldn’t notice. You might expect Paul to have sent some free prints or given us a discount in some way to apologize, but he seemed to be unconcerned that there were so many mistakes. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Wedding:
4/7/2012
0.0/5.0
Photo book was not edited properly leaving skin blotches and also was promised small albums for family and was never followed up. We asked for photo-journal style and all of our pictures were traditional. Only positive was he was timely with online pictures.
Photo book was not edited properly leaving skin blotches and also was promised small albums for family and was never Read more...
Photo book was not edited properly leaving skin blotches and also was promised small albums for family and was never followed up. We asked for photo-journal style and all of our pictures were traditional. Only positive was he was timely with online pictures. Read less
Services Used: Photography

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