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Slack Photography, LLC

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

2650 W. Belden Ave, Suite 317
Chicago, IL US 60647 (map)

PHONE

734-834-5927

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ABOUT US

Contemporary, imaginative…Thomas M. Slack Fine Art Photography strives to combine photojournalism and fine art to creatively enhance traditional wedding photography.

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Contemporary, imaginative…Thomas M. Slack Fine Art Photography strives to combine photojournalism and fine art to creatively enhance traditional wedding photography.

Slack began his career with a degree in photography from the University of Michigan. From there he worked in London for Vogue fashion photographer Mario Testino. Upon returning, Slack shot his first wedding as a favor to a friend and has been enjoying it ever since.

A good event photographer lets the story build without hindrance or manipulation. For Slack, the challenge of documenting such a special monumental day, and the reward of doing it beautifully without interference, is what attracts him to wedding photography. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Kristen
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Thomas is brilliant. He is truly a master of his craft. I had a hard time explaining to my husband (prior to meeting Thomas) why pictures of our wedding were so important. After our engagement session with Thomas, I did not have to do anymore explaining or whining. My husband was that impressed with Thomas' work and work ethic. His work is artistic and not your typical wedding photography. Thomas is also very easy to get to know, so he listens to your wants for both the engagement shoot and the day of the wedding, although, I would trust his judgement as he has a keen eye for what works and what doesn't. He is readily available if you have any questions at any point during the planning process, which makes things extremely easy if you are planning a wedding. I can't possibly describe how great he truly is -- but his work speaks for itself.
Thomas is brilliant. He is truly a master of his craft. I had a hard time explaining to my husband (prior to meeting Read more...
Thomas is brilliant. He is truly a master of his craft. I had a hard time explaining to my husband (prior to meeting Thomas) why pictures of our wedding were so important. After our engagement session with Thomas, I did not have to do anymore explaining or whining. My husband was that impressed with Thomas' work and work ethic. His work is artistic and not your typical wedding photography. Thomas is also very easy to get to know, so he listens to your wants for both the engagement shoot and the day of the wedding, although, I would trust his judgement as he has a keen eye for what works and what doesn't. He is readily available if you have any questions at any point during the planning process, which makes things extremely easy if you are planning a wedding. I can't possibly describe how great he truly is -- but his work speaks for itself. Read less
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sabrina
Wedding:
8/25/2012
2.0/5.0
My wife and I immediately liked Thomas when we met him for coffee in Logan Square to discuss our wedding. He was calm, collected and made both of us feel comfortable. We liked that he asked good questions yet didn't over think things. And his photo catalog and reviews were impressive. Hired, hired, hired!

The engagement photo shoot went great (and we liked the photos when we got them a couple weeks later) and at the wedding Thomas and his assistant were good natured and seemingly in the right places at the right time.

This is, unfortunately, where my praise for Thomas ends. Getting the actual photos from him was an unpleasant headache. After the wedding, Thomas told us that it would take "6 to 8 weeks" to get the photos. After eight weeks passed with no photos, I left Thomas a polite voicemail inquiring about their status. Thomas responded acting incredibly annoyed as if we were being unreasonable to ask for something we paid $3,500 for. He said it was "out of his hands" and being uploaded on a server. If this is his full time job, shouldn't he know how long the process takes?

When I raised my concerns, he immediately dismissed them and changed his story, saying that to six to eight weeks was an "estimate" and that we would get them "soon." We finally received them about a month later.Thomas blamed the Postal Service for the delay.

Of course, the time in which it took Thomas to send us the photos is not the issue. While we would have liked to receive the photos by the date Thomas said he'd deliver them, getting them late would have been a non-issue if Thomas had been professional about it. Instead, he was rude, evasive, refused to hear our concerns, and never accepted responsibility for anything. He left us with the feeling that we were no longer his concern since he already had our money. The word 'sorry' was never uttered.

If the photos were amazing it may have been worth the hassle. But they were not great and in our opinion not worth the money we paid
My wife and I immediately liked Thomas when we met him for coffee in Logan Square to discuss our wedding. He was calm, Read more...
My wife and I immediately liked Thomas when we met him for coffee in Logan Square to discuss our wedding. He was calm, collected and made both of us feel comfortable. We liked that he asked good questions yet didn't over think things. And his photo catalog and reviews were impressive. Hired, hired, hired!

The engagement photo shoot went great (and we liked the photos when we got them a couple weeks later) and at the wedding Thomas and his assistant were good natured and seemingly in the right places at the right time.

This is, unfortunately, where my praise for Thomas ends. Getting the actual photos from him was an unpleasant headache. After the wedding, Thomas told us that it would take "6 to 8 weeks" to get the photos. After eight weeks passed with no photos, I left Thomas a polite voicemail inquiring about their status. Thomas responded acting incredibly annoyed as if we were being unreasonable to ask for something we paid $3,500 for. He said it was "out of his hands" and being uploaded on a server. If this is his full time job, shouldn't he know how long the process takes?

When I raised my concerns, he immediately dismissed them and changed his story, saying that to six to eight weeks was an "estimate" and that we would get them "soon." We finally received them about a month later.Thomas blamed the Postal Service for the delay.

Of course, the time in which it took Thomas to send us the photos is not the issue. While we would have liked to receive the photos by the date Thomas said he'd deliver them, getting them late would have been a non-issue if Thomas had been professional about it. Instead, he was rude, evasive, refused to hear our concerns, and never accepted responsibility for anything. He left us with the feeling that we were no longer his concern since he already had our money. The word 'sorry' was never uttered.

If the photos were amazing it may have been worth the hassle. But they were not great and in our opinion not worth the money we paid Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
We used Thomas for our 4/28/2012 wedding and could not have asked for a better experience. We live out of town and we found Thomas through other reviews and lists, reviewed his website along with a few others. We had one trip to Chicago to visit and really liked Thomas' style, personality and philosophy and of course his photos. We really wanted to go w/ an independent photographer and not a studio so we knew we would pay a little more. I still think the price was reasonable for 8 hours, two shooters and DVD of all the photos, engagement shoot, etc. Being out of town, we never quite linked up with Thomas for an engagement shoot. Thomas was always responsive to our emails and phone calls. On the big day, everyone arrived on time and was great to work with. I hate getting my picture taken and had a headache-Thomas made me feel great and relaxed. We never felt rushed or forced as we were taking photos. Thomas worked with our requirements of some skyline and picasso. He knew exactly what would work with the partly cloudy, chilly, windy weather to get us the best photos. At the reception we could tell they were capturing all the moments but we never felt like we had cameras in our face. We received all the photos and they are great. We have received many compliments and could not be more please with our choice.
We used Thomas for our 4/28/2012 wedding and could not have asked for a better experience. We live out of town and we Read more...
We used Thomas for our 4/28/2012 wedding and could not have asked for a better experience. We live out of town and we found Thomas through other reviews and lists, reviewed his website along with a few others. We had one trip to Chicago to visit and really liked Thomas' style, personality and philosophy and of course his photos. We really wanted to go w/ an independent photographer and not a studio so we knew we would pay a little more. I still think the price was reasonable for 8 hours, two shooters and DVD of all the photos, engagement shoot, etc. Being out of town, we never quite linked up with Thomas for an engagement shoot. Thomas was always responsive to our emails and phone calls. On the big day, everyone arrived on time and was great to work with. I hate getting my picture taken and had a headache-Thomas made me feel great and relaxed. We never felt rushed or forced as we were taking photos. Thomas worked with our requirements of some skyline and picasso. He knew exactly what would work with the partly cloudy, chilly, windy weather to get us the best photos. At the reception we could tell they were capturing all the moments but we never felt like we had cameras in our face. We received all the photos and they are great. We have received many compliments and could not be more please with our choice. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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jsauls81
Wedding:
5/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Love, love, love our pictures from Thomas. I was a bit worried about booking a photographer I had not met in person (destination wedding) but he made me feel at ease and the whole process was amazing. I could not be happier with the end result and have recommended him to many of my friends and family for their events. Could not be happier, if you are looking for an amazing photographer who LISTENS to what you want, Thomas is it. Thanks Thomas!
Love, love, love our pictures from Thomas. I was a bit worried about booking a photographer I had not met in person Read more...
Love, love, love our pictures from Thomas. I was a bit worried about booking a photographer I had not met in person (destination wedding) but he made me feel at ease and the whole process was amazing. I could not be happier with the end result and have recommended him to many of my friends and family for their events. Could not be happier, if you are looking for an amazing photographer who LISTENS to what you want, Thomas is it. Thanks Thomas! Read less
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