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Wedding Creativo Photography

Chicago , IL

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1105 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL US 60622 (map)
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ABOUT US

An award-winning two-photographer team, Wedding Creativo provides premium coverage with a creative editorial style. We offer a wide selection of the best quality albums and print display... Read more
An award-winning two-photographer team, Wedding Creativo provides premium coverage with a creative editorial style. We offer a wide selection of the best quality albums and print display services in the industry. Our most popular services include custom flush mount, fine art and Italian book bound albums, Kodak endura archival prints, framed prints, fine art canvas prints, engagement collage prints and custom guest books.

Our packages are flexible and easy to understand, and we are happy to customize services to your unique needs. All standard bookings include: two photographers, disk archive, and online album. All of our wedding images receive professional image processing and archiving, and online event galleries for secure online print orders for you, your family, and guests.

Our work does not start or end on your wedding day. As a boutique studio, we have a high level of dedication to each and every one of our clients. It is important for us to spend time getting to know each couple and their ideas, plan unique editorial concepts for each wedding, perform with focused attention and helpfulness on the wedding day, professionally produce each individual image for optimal results following the wedding, and ultimately, design one-of-a-kind albums and display goods that your family will cherish for generations. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We use industry leading professional full-frame digital cameras. Our traditional film cameras and film coverage may be added onto services. Our post production involves a highly detailed and advanced process, with a "timeless" and "natural" approach for optimal color, exposure, cropping and touch-ups. We do not "shoot and burn." Film negatives are developed by one of the top fine art and commercial film processing and negative scanning labs in the nation. We have been working with the same film developer in Chicago for two decades, who also serves internationally known clients from Hollywood to Europe. We handle all print orders directly, and do not use any third-party company for print orders or customer service. Your guests will never be asked to register their email account just to view your gallery, and they will never receive any sales emails from us or our professional print lab asking them to purchase prints.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Any photographer will tell you natural daylight is optimal, but as professionals we know that photography is all about understanding how to work with, and be creative with, various light sources. We have shot indoor weddings with low light, no flash, and even candle light. With our experience and professional cameras, we can handle a wide range of lighting conditions and environments, as is inherent with wedding photography.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We use digital full frame professional cameras. Traditional film may be included (additional fees) with digital coverage. Our film camera collection includes 35mm, medium format, and Polaroid instant cameras.
How many photographers do you work with?
We are a two-photographer team. On occasion, for certain very large weddings or for specialty add-on services we hire an assistant or third photographer. When we do hire help, they are always photographers that have a history of working with us, that we have regularly called on for at least 5-10 years.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
We are a two-photographer team. If others come in our place they are wedding crashers!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
In order to provide the best high-quality services possible for each couple, we take a limited number of weddings per year, typically around 20-25 max, and we rarely accept more than one per weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have a network of experienced professionals that can fill-in for us in case of an emergency, but in our entire company history, over 25 years, we have never missed a wedding. We "knock wood" that we never experience a major emergency that would prevent us from directly fulfilling our obligations, but are prepared with a reliable network should an emergency arise.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Primary and back up cameras, lenses, flashes, and other standard equipment. Large location lighting equipment is only brought upon request and when included in service agreement.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
hourly
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
If you want us to stay longer than the contracted time, we charge overtime fees.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
dinner break
Do you charge for travel?
Travel fees only apply for weddings more than 60 miles from our studio in Chicago. We are also available for destination weddings and will travel world-wide.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4 to 6 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
proofs are online
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
couples are granted limited usage - private printing rights are granted, commercial and all copyright is reserved by photographers
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, but it is not mandatory. Clients are offered right-of-refusal if they do not wish to allow us to use photos of them on our online portfolios or marketing. It is not a problem for us. We often have lawyers, public officials, or other professionals with privacy preferences, and when they do not want to include a release, that is absolutely respected by us. Many couples hire us specifically for this reason.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
yes - they are purchased in standard service fees
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Premium matted, contemporary flush mount, and fine-art flush mount. All are custom designed "storybook" albums.
When will the client get the final album?
After picture selections are finalized, album design usually takes about two weeks, then upon design approval, the album arrives in five to eight weeks.

REVIEWS

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Michelle040712
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I LOVED LOVED LOVED Giorgio and his wife Sarah! They were amazing to work with and so talented! Also, Sarah was very helpful in assisting me with creating a schedule, as well as keeping it! It was SO relieving not to have to think on my wedding day because they did all the thinking for us! Giorgio took GORGEOUS and CREATIVE shots, and they worked with our relatively small budget! We will definitely be using them in the future with any other photo needs!
My husband and I LOVED LOVED LOVED Giorgio and his wife Sarah! They were amazing to work with and so talented! Also, Sarah Read more...
My husband and I LOVED LOVED LOVED Giorgio and his wife Sarah! They were amazing to work with and so talented! Also, Sarah was very helpful in assisting me with creating a schedule, as well as keeping it! It was SO relieving not to have to think on my wedding day because they did all the thinking for us! Giorgio took GORGEOUS and CREATIVE shots, and they worked with our relatively small budget! We will definitely be using them in the future with any other photo needs! Read less
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Nadia
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about Wedding Creativo! For those of you who prefer bullet points, here you go:

- Beautiful photography. Not only will you get “traditional” wedding shots, but Giorgio and Sarah have a unique aesthetic, and you will also receive creative, arty shots that are edgy and cool and quite stunning.
- Amazing customer service. Sarah was such a valuable resource while we were planning the wedding; she went out of her way to provide tons of information about various vendors and was great at answering my questions, providing useful advice, and just generally being very supportive. Sarah seriously provided SO much more than I expected from a photographer.
- Outstanding value. The best thing about Wedding Creativo’s pricing is you are not forced to purchase a package with a bunch of extras you don’t need or want – you can get the bare minimum and then add on as you please.

Here is our story:
We just had our wedding, so we haven’t received our full set of pictures back (I’ll make sure to update this review when we do), but you only need to look online to know that they do a terrific job. Giorgio’s photos are literally award-winning, and Wedding Creativo’s work is unique, funky, and beautiful. Giorgio is a true artist, and is clearly passionate about what he does. He has a wonderful eye, and his pictures are gorgeous. Sarah is FANTASTIC – I cannot say enough about her. She went WAY above and beyond the call of duty – whenever I emailed her with a question, she would reply promptly, with thoughtful and well-researched responses. Because she was so knowledgeable and helpful, we ended up corresponding fairly regularly, and she really provided some excellent advice and insight. I am so grateful to her for all of her help – she was really amazing! Even though we haven’t seen our pictures yet, I am beyond thrilled with all of the work and effort that she put into our big day.

We took our portraits hours before our ceremony so we got to hang out with Sarah and Giorgio for a bit before our wedding, and it was so much fun. They really put us at ease, and I was so much more comfortable and relaxed before the ceremony. We also added on a Polaroid package to our reception, and this retro touch was a big hit. We considered lots of different options (i.e. photo booths, flip books) for the reception, and not only was the Polaroid station the most affordable, but we also got to keep one of the cameras! If you are looking for a unique reception activity Polaroids are a great option, and if you want beautiful photos and amazing service, Giorgio and Sarah are the absolute best.
I cannot say enough positive things about Wedding Creativo! For those of you who prefer bullet points, here you go:
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I cannot say enough positive things about Wedding Creativo! For those of you who prefer bullet points, here you go:

- Beautiful photography. Not only will you get “traditional” wedding shots, but Giorgio and Sarah have a unique aesthetic, and you will also receive creative, arty shots that are edgy and cool and quite stunning.
- Amazing customer service. Sarah was such a valuable resource while we were planning the wedding; she went out of her way to provide tons of information about various vendors and was great at answering my questions, providing useful advice, and just generally being very supportive. Sarah seriously provided SO much more than I expected from a photographer.
- Outstanding value. The best thing about Wedding Creativo’s pricing is you are not forced to purchase a package with a bunch of extras you don’t need or want – you can get the bare minimum and then add on as you please.

Here is our story:
We just had our wedding, so we haven’t received our full set of pictures back (I’ll make sure to update this review when we do), but you only need to look online to know that they do a terrific job. Giorgio’s photos are literally award-winning, and Wedding Creativo’s work is unique, funky, and beautiful. Giorgio is a true artist, and is clearly passionate about what he does. He has a wonderful eye, and his pictures are gorgeous. Sarah is FANTASTIC – I cannot say enough about her. She went WAY above and beyond the call of duty – whenever I emailed her with a question, she would reply promptly, with thoughtful and well-researched responses. Because she was so knowledgeable and helpful, we ended up corresponding fairly regularly, and she really provided some excellent advice and insight. I am so grateful to her for all of her help – she was really amazing! Even though we haven’t seen our pictures yet, I am beyond thrilled with all of the work and effort that she put into our big day.

We took our portraits hours before our ceremony so we got to hang out with Sarah and Giorgio for a bit before our wedding, and it was so much fun. They really put us at ease, and I was so much more comfortable and relaxed before the ceremony. We also added on a Polaroid package to our reception, and this retro touch was a big hit. We considered lots of different options (i.e. photo booths, flip books) for the reception, and not only was the Polaroid station the most affordable, but we also got to keep one of the cameras! If you are looking for a unique reception activity Polaroids are a great option, and if you want beautiful photos and amazing service, Giorgio and Sarah are the absolute best. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.9/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Sarah and Giorgio. They were amazing, and listened to everything! It felt like they were completely in sync with both me and my husband. When we started planning, we knew that we wanted to begin with a photographer. The photos from your wedding are something you will always have, and we wanted to make sure we had the best. Just taking one look at their website, both of us knew we wanted them to do our wedding. We met with them at their studio, went through a few books and discussed what we were looking for. Sarah took time to describe her style and technique, while Giorgio showed us some of his stunning work that was hanging around their studio. They are so much fun, and really exemplify what is means to care about a couple and their specific needs. They were very flexible with their services, and we enjoyed working with them. Sarah was able to answer any questions I had, and also gave me so many resources for florists, wedding cakes, and many different great ideas.
On the day of our wedding, my husband and I walked around the city of Chicago with both of them, and they got amazing pictures. They are beautiful! They captured every moment of the day, and it was so great to see our family and friends celebrating with us. My husband and I are so excited to continue a relationship with them, because we want them to continue to capture our lives together.
I can't say enough good things about Sarah and Giorgio. They were amazing, and listened to everything! It felt like they Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Sarah and Giorgio. They were amazing, and listened to everything! It felt like they were completely in sync with both me and my husband. When we started planning, we knew that we wanted to begin with a photographer. The photos from your wedding are something you will always have, and we wanted to make sure we had the best. Just taking one look at their website, both of us knew we wanted them to do our wedding. We met with them at their studio, went through a few books and discussed what we were looking for. Sarah took time to describe her style and technique, while Giorgio showed us some of his stunning work that was hanging around their studio. They are so much fun, and really exemplify what is means to care about a couple and their specific needs. They were very flexible with their services, and we enjoyed working with them. Sarah was able to answer any questions I had, and also gave me so many resources for florists, wedding cakes, and many different great ideas.
On the day of our wedding, my husband and I walked around the city of Chicago with both of them, and they got amazing pictures. They are beautiful! They captured every moment of the day, and it was so great to see our family and friends celebrating with us. My husband and I are so excited to continue a relationship with them, because we want them to continue to capture our lives together. Read less
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kristyk51
Wedding:
5/30/2008
5.0/5.0
These photographers are fantastic. Not only is their work outstanding, but they are super easy to get in touch with and are great to work with too.
These photographers are fantastic. Not only is their work outstanding, but they are super easy to get in touch with and Read more...
These photographers are fantastic. Not only is their work outstanding, but they are super easy to get in touch with and are great to work with too. Read less
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jbrad
Wedding:
11/17/2007
5.0/5.0
They were great! I usually seriously dread getting my picture taken, but Giorgio had his magic ways of making everyone laugh and forget about the camera. They are a great team and we love our pictures.
They were great! I usually seriously dread getting my picture taken, but Giorgio had his magic ways of making everyone Read more...
They were great! I usually seriously dread getting my picture taken, but Giorgio had his magic ways of making everyone laugh and forget about the camera. They are a great team and we love our pictures. Read less
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Jeannie
Wedding:
9/15/2007
5.0/5.0
A truly magnificent team of photographers! I wanted timeless, classic wedding photographs with a lot of candid shots. I chose Wedding Creativo after viewing the photographs on their website. They seemed to have a way of perfectly capturing the moment. Leading up to the wedding day, Sarah was extremely attentive as I explained how I envisioned my wedding day and the photographs. On our wedding day, I was initially nervous as don't enjoy having my picture taken, but they were so relaxing to be around that I barely knew they were there. Giorgio quietly prompted me to walk slowly getting into the limousine and had me roll down the window to smile but I never felt interrupted. In fact, he made me feel like a beautiful bride. Following our wedding, we were truly blown away by the beauty of our photographs. We were asked to choose several photographs to build a slideshow and select songs we would like featured. Sarah guided me through the process online and let me see proofs in advance of our album. It was so easy and we had our photographs and albums within three months. I know plenty of brides who haven't sorted out their photographs a year after their wedding. I didn't cry on our wedding day but I did shed a tear when I saw our photographs and especially the slideshow Sarah put together for us. It was a work of art and perfectly captured the story of our wedding day.
A truly magnificent team of photographers! I wanted timeless, classic wedding photographs with a lot of candid shots. I Read more...
A truly magnificent team of photographers! I wanted timeless, classic wedding photographs with a lot of candid shots. I chose Wedding Creativo after viewing the photographs on their website. They seemed to have a way of perfectly capturing the moment. Leading up to the wedding day, Sarah was extremely attentive as I explained how I envisioned my wedding day and the photographs. On our wedding day, I was initially nervous as don't enjoy having my picture taken, but they were so relaxing to be around that I barely knew they were there. Giorgio quietly prompted me to walk slowly getting into the limousine and had me roll down the window to smile but I never felt interrupted. In fact, he made me feel like a beautiful bride. Following our wedding, we were truly blown away by the beauty of our photographs. We were asked to choose several photographs to build a slideshow and select songs we would like featured. Sarah guided me through the process online and let me see proofs in advance of our album. It was so easy and we had our photographs and albums within three months. I know plenty of brides who haven't sorted out their photographs a year after their wedding. I didn't cry on our wedding day but I did shed a tear when I saw our photographs and especially the slideshow Sarah put together for us. It was a work of art and perfectly captured the story of our wedding day. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
7/14/2007
5.0/5.0
We LOVE our pictures and albums! Giorgio is such a sweetie and Sara was so helpful throughout the wedding day. My other married friends were so jealous when they saw my album. It is awesome!
We LOVE our pictures and albums! Giorgio is such a sweetie and Sara was so helpful throughout the wedding day. My other Read more...
We LOVE our pictures and albums! Giorgio is such a sweetie and Sara was so helpful throughout the wedding day. My other married friends were so jealous when they saw my album. It is awesome! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Wedding Creativo was amazing! They captured every perfect moment during our day & the pictures are gorgeous! And, our guests just loved them.
Wedding Creativo was amazing! They captured every perfect moment during our day & the pictures are gorgeous! And, our Read more...
Wedding Creativo was amazing! They captured every perfect moment during our day & the pictures are gorgeous! And, our guests just loved them. Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
6/2/2007
5.0/5.0
I never really like getting my picture taken, but Giorgio and Sarah made the photography part of my wedding actually very enjoyable. At the first meeting Giorgio made me the best cup of coffee of my life at their beautiful studio and spent nearly two hours getting to know me and my husband Tom. They designed a special package for us with all the things we wanted and helped us decide on things we really didn't even think about beforehand. Throughout the wedding day they were so much fun. All of my guests were telling me all day how much they loved our photographers. They were also very helpful with last minute wedding questions....like which side to pin the flowers....stuff that wasn't even about photography. After the wedding, we got all of our pictures exactly a month later, as promised. The pictures are AWESOME!!! They made us look like models! I had a hard time picking out my favorites there were so many. They have those big storybook-type albums, and Sarah is an amazing designer. She let me pick 60 pictures, then she added in a bunch more to make the album way better than I even imagined. I even got to proof everything online and make a couple changes before she put the order in. I felt she really wanted me to have things perfect for our family heirloom. And, after hearing horror stories from my sister about not getting her albums and stuff until almost a year later, I was so happy that we had everything in hand - our SEVEN albums, 200 prints, our archives on CD....everything.......within about 4 months after our wedding. Tom and I plan to go back for family portraits, hopefully sometime soon!
I never really like getting my picture taken, but Giorgio and Sarah made the photography part of my wedding actually very Read more...
I never really like getting my picture taken, but Giorgio and Sarah made the photography part of my wedding actually very enjoyable. At the first meeting Giorgio made me the best cup of coffee of my life at their beautiful studio and spent nearly two hours getting to know me and my husband Tom. They designed a special package for us with all the things we wanted and helped us decide on things we really didn't even think about beforehand. Throughout the wedding day they were so much fun. All of my guests were telling me all day how much they loved our photographers. They were also very helpful with last minute wedding questions....like which side to pin the flowers....stuff that wasn't even about photography. After the wedding, we got all of our pictures exactly a month later, as promised. The pictures are AWESOME!!! They made us look like models! I had a hard time picking out my favorites there were so many. They have those big storybook-type albums, and Sarah is an amazing designer. She let me pick 60 pictures, then she added in a bunch more to make the album way better than I even imagined. I even got to proof everything online and make a couple changes before she put the order in. I felt she really wanted me to have things perfect for our family heirloom. And, after hearing horror stories from my sister about not getting her albums and stuff until almost a year later, I was so happy that we had everything in hand - our SEVEN albums, 200 prints, our archives on CD....everything.......within about 4 months after our wedding. Tom and I plan to go back for family portraits, hopefully sometime soon! Read less
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Rebekah
Wedding:
4/28/2007
5.0/5.0
We had a small wedding with just our closest family and friends, but we were all very comfortable with Sarah and Giorgio. They were like part of the family, and even got fantastic shots of my stubborn father who always tries to hide from cameras. They really captured the spirit of the day and all the different personalities of our family. Everyone had fun with them, and the results were just beautiful. A+++
We had a small wedding with just our closest family and friends, but we were all very comfortable with Sarah and Giorgio. Read more...
We had a small wedding with just our closest family and friends, but we were all very comfortable with Sarah and Giorgio. They were like part of the family, and even got fantastic shots of my stubborn father who always tries to hide from cameras. They really captured the spirit of the day and all the different personalities of our family. Everyone had fun with them, and the results were just beautiful. A+++ Read less
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Ayanna
Wedding:
11/4/2006
4.7/5.0
Did a wonderful job capturing our required pictures but also captured the spirit of the day.
Did a wonderful job capturing our required pictures but also captured the spirit of the day.
Did a wonderful job capturing our required pictures but also captured the spirit of the day. Read less
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