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Vanity Force Photography LLC

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

220 North Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60661 US (map)

PHONE

630-347-9822

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ABOUT US

Vanity Force Photography LLC is a husband and wife professional photography team with over a decade of experience in photography and international photojournalism.

We... Read more
Vanity Force Photography LLC is a husband and wife professional photography team with over a decade of experience in photography and international photojournalism.

We specialize in magazine-quality wedding photography that compels, captivates and inspires.

We also feature a state-of-the-art reception photo booth that wows our clients and is the hit if every party.

We offer all inclusive packages, as well as hourly rates.

Available for weddings in the local Chicago area, as well as nationally and internationally.

Please be sure to visit our website and galleries at:

http://www.vanityforce.com

We’re reasonably priced and offer convenient payment plans, so give us a call and let us meet with you about your special day!

Fully insured and we accept all major credit cards.

Please enjoy your trip through our past works and call to book your wedding photography today!


All The Best,

Michael and Jennifer Jimenez
Professional Photographers
Vanity Force Photography LLC
Chicago, DC, NY, Los Angeles
email: jennifer@vanityforce.com
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Christine
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
One of the first vendors I booked when I got engaged was Vanity Force. I have a friend in the wedding industry that raved about his teams photography (how easy of a choice when you have a recommendation from someone actually in the wedding business that has seen it all?!) Of course I knew I had to get on it to secure my date. Mike, the owner, suggested we meet at a Starbucks near my work to show me his photos and chat before I signed the contract. He made this meeting so incredibly comfortable, we were pretty much buddies by the time our lattes were finished. He was not 'salesy' at all; he let his portfolio take care of that. Our package included an engagement session. We wanted the fall leaves to go with my fall wedding theme. When the month of October rolled around he was so accommodating and flexible with us as we waited to find the perfect fall day where the leaf coloring was just right. Our engagement shots were beautiful and got me even more excited for the big day. That day gave him the opportunity to really get our personalities which I believe truly made for the beyond amazing wedding shots that we got. My wedding coordinator at our reception raved about him and his colleague Chris as well; taking their business card and now passing it out to future couples as the venues recommendation. Hes easy to work with (both for the couple and other vendors involved in the wedding day), responsive, passionate, and creates the best of memories. We will continue to use Vanity Force for all of our family shots up and coming!
One of the first vendors I booked when I got engaged was Vanity Force. I have a friend in the wedding industry that raved Read more...
One of the first vendors I booked when I got engaged was Vanity Force. I have a friend in the wedding industry that raved about his teams photography (how easy of a choice when you have a recommendation from someone actually in the wedding business that has seen it all?!) Of course I knew I had to get on it to secure my date. Mike, the owner, suggested we meet at a Starbucks near my work to show me his photos and chat before I signed the contract. He made this meeting so incredibly comfortable, we were pretty much buddies by the time our lattes were finished. He was not 'salesy' at all; he let his portfolio take care of that. Our package included an engagement session. We wanted the fall leaves to go with my fall wedding theme. When the month of October rolled around he was so accommodating and flexible with us as we waited to find the perfect fall day where the leaf coloring was just right. Our engagement shots were beautiful and got me even more excited for the big day. That day gave him the opportunity to really get our personalities which I believe truly made for the beyond amazing wedding shots that we got. My wedding coordinator at our reception raved about him and his colleague Chris as well; taking their business card and now passing it out to future couples as the venues recommendation. Hes easy to work with (both for the couple and other vendors involved in the wedding day), responsive, passionate, and creates the best of memories. We will continue to use Vanity Force for all of our family shots up and coming! Read less
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Cari
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.7/5.0
We worked with Mike for both our engagement and our wedding photography needs. He was super flexible in planning our engagement shoot and allowed us to even postpone a day due to some windy weather that would have made for some really bad hair! Mike and his assistant captured some AMAZING photos from our wedding day, but there were a couple shots we didn't get that I wish I had now. Communication leading up to our event was not as free flowing as I would have preferred but that could have just been me being OCD. The quality and the number of photos taken were excellent. Everyone in our bridal party and families were extremely comfortable with both of our photographers and we received many compliments on their professionalism and their fun personalities. They fit right in with our guests and I'd like to think that they had almost as much fun as we did. Their schedule fills up quick but I would definitely recommend Vanity Force if you can get them!
We worked with Mike for both our engagement and our wedding photography needs. He was super flexible in planning our Read more...
We worked with Mike for both our engagement and our wedding photography needs. He was super flexible in planning our engagement shoot and allowed us to even postpone a day due to some windy weather that would have made for some really bad hair! Mike and his assistant captured some AMAZING photos from our wedding day, but there were a couple shots we didn't get that I wish I had now. Communication leading up to our event was not as free flowing as I would have preferred but that could have just been me being OCD. The quality and the number of photos taken were excellent. Everyone in our bridal party and families were extremely comfortable with both of our photographers and we received many compliments on their professionalism and their fun personalities. They fit right in with our guests and I'd like to think that they had almost as much fun as we did. Their schedule fills up quick but I would definitely recommend Vanity Force if you can get them! Read less
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Rhett and Andrew
Wedding:
9/14/2013
1.7/5.0
We hired Vanity Force Photography (aka Smitten Bride) and sadly had a poor experience. Initially when we met Jennifer and Mike they were nice, enthusiastic and attentive. We hired them and purchased their big package: engagement photos, all day wedding with three photographers, and a photo booth setup.

After our engagement photos were taken (which turned out great) it was difficult to reach them. They were unresponsive to calls or emails; when they finally replied there were excuses and apologies for their tardiness. Mike (the main photographer) has a separate full time job so taking photos was not his priority. The impression was that he did not have time for us.

The day of the ceremony it seemed to be back on track. They showed up with the equipment and photographers on time. Unfortunately, these set of photos weren’t nearly as good; while Vanity Force are artistic and pride themselves on what the couple feels as “natural”, in fact there were a lot of photos that just weren’t “us”. We felt that the attention wasn’t as it was before.

For the photo booth our guests started complaining because they were told it would be 45 minutes to get their picture when Mike and Jennifer assured us it would be within minutes. This would be a certain service not to purchase from them.

Mike told us it would take about 6 weeks to get our photos… it actually took nearly 4 months with little to no communication and again, excuses and delays. While they finally released the photos online we wanted and asked them for the hard copy (in cd format) so we could create a wedding album. We eventually got several cds mailed – loose in a thin bubble wrap and with hand written descriptors, not even in jewel cases and with no note enclosed. The presentation was unprofessional and sloppy.

While we outsourced everything from our venue to band to staging and catering, the only disappointment was Vanity Force Photography. We suggest going elsewhere.
We hired Vanity Force Photography (aka Smitten Bride) and sadly had a poor experience. Initially when we met Jennifer and Read more...
We hired Vanity Force Photography (aka Smitten Bride) and sadly had a poor experience. Initially when we met Jennifer and Mike they were nice, enthusiastic and attentive. We hired them and purchased their big package: engagement photos, all day wedding with three photographers, and a photo booth setup.

After our engagement photos were taken (which turned out great) it was difficult to reach them. They were unresponsive to calls or emails; when they finally replied there were excuses and apologies for their tardiness. Mike (the main photographer) has a separate full time job so taking photos was not his priority. The impression was that he did not have time for us.

The day of the ceremony it seemed to be back on track. They showed up with the equipment and photographers on time. Unfortunately, these set of photos weren’t nearly as good; while Vanity Force are artistic and pride themselves on what the couple feels as “natural”, in fact there were a lot of photos that just weren’t “us”. We felt that the attention wasn’t as it was before.

For the photo booth our guests started complaining because they were told it would be 45 minutes to get their picture when Mike and Jennifer assured us it would be within minutes. This would be a certain service not to purchase from them.

Mike told us it would take about 6 weeks to get our photos… it actually took nearly 4 months with little to no communication and again, excuses and delays. While they finally released the photos online we wanted and asked them for the hard copy (in cd format) so we could create a wedding album. We eventually got several cds mailed – loose in a thin bubble wrap and with hand written descriptors, not even in jewel cases and with no note enclosed. The presentation was unprofessional and sloppy.

While we outsourced everything from our venue to band to staging and catering, the only disappointment was Vanity Force Photography. We suggest going elsewhere. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
Was right there with us during a freezing engagement session, much appreciated!
Was right there with us during a freezing engagement session, much appreciated!
Was right there with us during a freezing engagement session, much appreciated! Read less
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carrie
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike & Jennifer of Vanity Force Photography LLC are absolutely THE BEST! They were so easy and fun to work with! Very helpful guiding us along the wedding process. Their creativity and talent is amazing. They actually made the day less stressful, they were very organized, and we actually had fun with them taking pictures! I am so glad we found them to photograph the most important day of our lives, our wedding! I love, love, love them, and would highly recommend them! Couldn't have asked for anything more from them, they did an awesome job!
I have heard so many people who were dissapointed with their wedding photographer, and am glad to say I spent my wedding day enjoying it, not worrying, because they do such an awesome job! You don't need to worry with them!
-Thanks guys! Carrie
Mike & Jennifer of Vanity Force Photography LLC are absolutely THE BEST! They were so easy and fun to work with! Very Read more...
Mike & Jennifer of Vanity Force Photography LLC are absolutely THE BEST! They were so easy and fun to work with! Very helpful guiding us along the wedding process. Their creativity and talent is amazing. They actually made the day less stressful, they were very organized, and we actually had fun with them taking pictures! I am so glad we found them to photograph the most important day of our lives, our wedding! I love, love, love them, and would highly recommend them! Couldn't have asked for anything more from them, they did an awesome job!
I have heard so many people who were dissapointed with their wedding photographer, and am glad to say I spent my wedding day enjoying it, not worrying, because they do such an awesome job! You don't need to worry with them!
-Thanks guys! Carrie Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Vanity Force is simply the best. There are no questions about it.

Mike and his team are awesome. Planning our wedding from 1000 miles away could have been extremely stressful but Mike was so accommodating and easy to work with that our photographer was one less thing we had to worry about. Our engagement photos turned out great and on our wedding day Mike and his team were everything that we could have asked for. They put up with the weather and were extremely helpful when things weren't going our way. We didn't have a master plan for the photographers and Mike and Eric did a wonderful job of capturing everything. Mike also told us he would be the last person to leave the reception to guarantee he didn't miss a thing and he was true to his word. It was great!

Vanity Force is the best you can get for your money, and worth every penny of it!
Vanity Force is simply the best. There are no questions about it.

Mike and his team are awesome. Planning our Read more...
Vanity Force is simply the best. There are no questions about it.

Mike and his team are awesome. Planning our wedding from 1000 miles away could have been extremely stressful but Mike was so accommodating and easy to work with that our photographer was one less thing we had to worry about. Our engagement photos turned out great and on our wedding day Mike and his team were everything that we could have asked for. They put up with the weather and were extremely helpful when things weren't going our way. We didn't have a master plan for the photographers and Mike and Eric did a wonderful job of capturing everything. Mike also told us he would be the last person to leave the reception to guarantee he didn't miss a thing and he was true to his word. It was great!

Vanity Force is the best you can get for your money, and worth every penny of it! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
All I can say is AMAZING!!!!! The team at Vanity Force it the best of the best. They traveled from Chicago to Sonoma County CA to shoot our wedding and the pictures we received are out of this world! They were very easy to work with, fun, and professional. We gave them a list of must have pictures and they made sure we got all of them plus more. The teams extensive knowledge and attention to detail is exactly what you need in a wedding photographer. I cannot say enough great things about Vanity Force!!
All I can say is AMAZING!!!!! The team at Vanity Force it the best of the best. They traveled from Chicago to Sonoma Read more...
All I can say is AMAZING!!!!! The team at Vanity Force it the best of the best. They traveled from Chicago to Sonoma County CA to shoot our wedding and the pictures we received are out of this world! They were very easy to work with, fun, and professional. We gave them a list of must have pictures and they made sure we got all of them plus more. The teams extensive knowledge and attention to detail is exactly what you need in a wedding photographer. I cannot say enough great things about Vanity Force!! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We were so fortunate to have found Vanity Force to do our wedding photos. We fell in love with the husband/wife team from the first time we met. They are professional, fun, and passionate about what they do. I remember when I was doing research to prepare for the selection process, every publication stressed that you find someone you really connect with - because you have to like this person, since you are going to spend the whole day with them! They were very flexible in the planning process - meeting with us several times in advance to go through details and plans. And on the day of our wedding, Mike Jimenez was amazing, and so was the rest of his team dedicated to our day: Christopher Doud and Genevieve Burruss. We got some incredible photos! I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants professional photos, at a fair price.
We were so fortunate to have found Vanity Force to do our wedding photos. We fell in love with the husband/wife team from Read more...
We were so fortunate to have found Vanity Force to do our wedding photos. We fell in love with the husband/wife team from the first time we met. They are professional, fun, and passionate about what they do. I remember when I was doing research to prepare for the selection process, every publication stressed that you find someone you really connect with - because you have to like this person, since you are going to spend the whole day with them! They were very flexible in the planning process - meeting with us several times in advance to go through details and plans. And on the day of our wedding, Mike Jimenez was amazing, and so was the rest of his team dedicated to our day: Christopher Doud and Genevieve Burruss. We got some incredible photos! I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants professional photos, at a fair price. Read less
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Ebony
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved Loved Loved Loved LOVED Vanity Force!! They were amazing photographers & really care about your day as if it were their own. If anyone is looking for an amazing photographer Vanity Force is the one!!
Loved Loved Loved Loved LOVED Vanity Force!! They were amazing photographers & really care about your day as if it were Read more...
Loved Loved Loved Loved LOVED Vanity Force!! They were amazing photographers & really care about your day as if it were their own. If anyone is looking for an amazing photographer Vanity Force is the one!! Read less
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Chris and Becky
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike and Eric from Vanity Force shot our wedding on June 24, 2011 and we could not be happier with the results! Mike and Jen were the first photographers and only photographers we talked to about shooting our wedding. Their personalities (and of course their portfolio) sold us right away! They truely love what they do and their passion shows in their product. They are great at making you feel involved with the photographic process throughout the event and made sure to fullfill any shot requests we had. The post shoot processing is fantastic and creative. We also highly recommend their photo booth as well to add a unique and extrememly entertaining feature to your wedding or event. Thank you for capturing our special day!!
Mike and Eric from Vanity Force shot our wedding on June 24, 2011 and we could not be happier with the results! Mike and Read more...
Mike and Eric from Vanity Force shot our wedding on June 24, 2011 and we could not be happier with the results! Mike and Jen were the first photographers and only photographers we talked to about shooting our wedding. Their personalities (and of course their portfolio) sold us right away! They truely love what they do and their passion shows in their product. They are great at making you feel involved with the photographic process throughout the event and made sure to fullfill any shot requests we had. The post shoot processing is fantastic and creative. We also highly recommend their photo booth as well to add a unique and extrememly entertaining feature to your wedding or event. Thank you for capturing our special day!! Read less
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