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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings

Naperville , IL

LOCATION

200 East 5th Avenue, Suite 117D
Naperville, IL US 60563 (map)
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ABOUT US

Hello! It's Wes here.

Photographing people who love each other is what Wes Craft Photography is all about. We are Wes and Necia Craft, a husband and wife photography team... Read more
Hello! It's Wes here.

Photographing people who love each other is what Wes Craft Photography is all about. We are Wes and Necia Craft, a husband and wife photography team with over 360 weddings and eight years experience.

We continually challenge ourselves to create images that are as exceptional in their artistry as they are meaningful to our couples. Simply put, we create visually-striking and love-affirming art work.

Our approach to shooting is light-hearted and fun-loving. We spend most of your wedding day capturing the candid and ephemeral moments. In the periods between we direct all of the fun, artistic, and romantic portraits of you and the people you care about. Allow us to bring our passion and experience to your wedding celebration.

Weddings have taken me to Devon England, Cinque Terre Italy, The Riviera Maya in Mexico, and 6 States. I keep my passport current for travel and destination weddings in addition to my Midwestern and Chicago commissions.

Necia and I are available to meet you at our office in Naperville which is right by the train station from Chicago. We love to Skype and Google Hangout with out of town folks too. We'd love to hear from you!

Warmly,

Wes & Necia Craft

For more information and visit us at www.wescraftphotography.com and link up with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wescraftphotography for the latest. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary
What do your packages include?
Albums, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
My work is known for bold and natural color akin to what one might find in a Martha Stewart Magazine or other major publication. That said I am versed in photographic retouching and toning. Such techniques may be applied to any image if desired.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Absolutely. I've shot close to 350 weddings and hundreds of other assignments including international documentary work for non-profit organizations. It's safe to say I've dealt with everything imaginable. My work has been featured on a major photo industry lighting blog.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital is amazing now and has long passed 35mm film's resolution.
How many photographers do you work with?
Wes is a part of national and Chicago area photographer networking groups so we've worked with dozens of other photographers in my career. Our wedding collections include 2 photographers - Wes and one other photographer, usually Necia Craft, always a professional.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, unless I'm incapacitated or deceased Wes Craft will be there. In the event that I break both arms or something catastrophic you'll have the option of keeping service with us rendered by another outstanding professional photographer or receive a full refund.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never for a wedding event. When you pay the retainer fee I pull myself off of the showroom floor. We do schedule more than one engagement session on some days.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring top of the line Canon equipment including the latest of the Canon line, the 5D Mark III cameras. I bring lighting for circumstances where the natural light isn't flattering.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We have back up equipment in case anything fails. We also have a back-up to the back-up. Our second photographer also has a back-up camera and flash so we are covered!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Our weekend wedding collections all have between 8-10 hours coverage included. For weekday events, corporate headshots, engagement shoots, and family portraits we have a more hour based billing structure.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. We charge 400$/hr for additional hours. (300/hr if added at time of booking)
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do require a meal break of at least 30 minutes. We don't require that a meal is provided but depending on circumstances it can be difficult or impossible to tote a meal with me all day or to obtain food outside of the venue. It's best if we're served in the main dining room at the same time as the guests so that we won't miss any impromptu events that may crop up during dinner and so that we are finished with our break when you are.
Do you charge for travel?
We shoot all over the Midwest and do not charge travel fees for shoots within 60 miles of Chicago. Contact us for a quote if you're farther than that.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We contractually allow up to 45 days but aim for 2 weeks. In the middle of this past peak season we were between 2-5 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
They are presented online on our online proofing site.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
We can keep them hosted online indefinitely however the gallery will automatically expire in 3 months. Please let us know if you'd like extended hosting.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I do retain copyright for self promotional reasons. The copyright is shared with you via a signed licensing agreement so that you may print for personal use wherever you like.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, I do reserve the right to publish and self promote with your images. In rare cases when a couple doesn't want to be published I honor that. Just ask.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
They are not included in our basic services collection but can easily be ordered. Digital Negatives are one of many Keepsake Options that we offer along with several different Albums. When you purchase an Album with us then your Digital Negatives are included in your package at no additional charge.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer Exquisite Contemporary Italian albums as well as a modern take on the classic Matted Album.
When will the client get the final album?
After your wedding we'll will design an album for you using our favorite images. We've found that this is helpful and saves you time. Now you can use our design as a template and request changes and substitutions as needed. Once your album design is approved there is anywhere from 2-8 weeks turn around depending on our album vendor's print, bind, and shipping times.

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Wes was fantastic. He was very conversational, making us comfortable and posing us well. He got sample pictures up for us to see quickly, and they're gorgeous.
Wes was fantastic. He was very conversational, making us comfortable and posing us well. He got sample pictures up for us Read more...
Wes was fantastic. He was very conversational, making us comfortable and posing us well. He got sample pictures up for us to see quickly, and they're gorgeous. Read less
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7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I will aggressively recommend Wes to all of my friends, sisters, and even aquaintences to use him as their wedding photographer. If you value good photos at your wedding, go with Wes and Necia. Their humor and kindness also help calm anyone shy to the camera and consequently help to create more natural photos.

If you are a diva bride and are stuck on having shots a specific way, you may need to rethink your attitude or get a different photographer. Instead of looking for a brick wall or some other perfect backdrop, he is always looking at angles of light and how the sun is hitting you. He is more creative than me, so giving him control helped to create fabulous photos. That said, he is also very willing to make sure that you get what you want out of your photos sessions and run with your creative ideas.

I asked several friends with photography backgrounds to help me pick my wedding photographer and they all picked Wes. I would go so far as to say he is the best photographer in the Chicago and area for his price range.
I will aggressively recommend Wes to all of my friends, sisters, and even aquaintences to use him as their wedding Read more...
I will aggressively recommend Wes to all of my friends, sisters, and even aquaintences to use him as their wedding photographer. If you value good photos at your wedding, go with Wes and Necia. Their humor and kindness also help calm anyone shy to the camera and consequently help to create more natural photos.

If you are a diva bride and are stuck on having shots a specific way, you may need to rethink your attitude or get a different photographer. Instead of looking for a brick wall or some other perfect backdrop, he is always looking at angles of light and how the sun is hitting you. He is more creative than me, so giving him control helped to create fabulous photos. That said, he is also very willing to make sure that you get what you want out of your photos sessions and run with your creative ideas.

I asked several friends with photography backgrounds to help me pick my wedding photographer and they all picked Wes. I would go so far as to say he is the best photographer in the Chicago and area for his price range. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
A beautiful couple who do BEAUTIFUL work!!!!!!
A beautiful couple who do BEAUTIFUL work!!!!!!
A beautiful couple who do BEAUTIFUL work!!!!!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot express how grateful we are to have found Wes & Necia to capture our wedding. I can be particular about photo style and editing, so I spent a lot of time looking for the best photographer for us. Initially looking for wedding photographers was disappointing, as many of the photographers we were interested in were way outside our price range. When I found Wes Craft Photography, I was absolutely blown away by the pictures on their website and could not believe how affordable they were. I can honestly say the value went beyond our expectations. Their attitude, professionalism, and expertise showed through, and from wedding day to the photo reveal we had the entire wedding party and many guests commenting that "we picked a REALLY great photographer".

There were two main things I appreciated with Wes Craft Photography, that I hadn't experienced from other photographers (as bridesmaids in friend's/family's weddings): 1) Attention to detail and precise direction - Setting up portrait shots can be tricky, but Wes Craft carefully selected how each person was positioned. This involved paying close attention to lighting so every single person in the shot looked great. 2) Bringing out positive emotion in portrait shots - Wes does a great job at saying things that make people smile or laugh, so happiness and joy come through. In making things more fun, better pictures result.

The pictures that we have from our wedding are absolutely beautiful and when I saw them for the first time I was brought to tears. We're glad we found Wes Craft Photography and appreciated their strong work ethic and attention to detail. There are so many photos that were taken that we will treasure for years to come.
We cannot express how grateful we are to have found Wes & Necia to capture our wedding. I can be particular about photo Read more...
We cannot express how grateful we are to have found Wes & Necia to capture our wedding. I can be particular about photo style and editing, so I spent a lot of time looking for the best photographer for us. Initially looking for wedding photographers was disappointing, as many of the photographers we were interested in were way outside our price range. When I found Wes Craft Photography, I was absolutely blown away by the pictures on their website and could not believe how affordable they were. I can honestly say the value went beyond our expectations. Their attitude, professionalism, and expertise showed through, and from wedding day to the photo reveal we had the entire wedding party and many guests commenting that "we picked a REALLY great photographer".

There were two main things I appreciated with Wes Craft Photography, that I hadn't experienced from other photographers (as bridesmaids in friend's/family's weddings): 1) Attention to detail and precise direction - Setting up portrait shots can be tricky, but Wes Craft carefully selected how each person was positioned. This involved paying close attention to lighting so every single person in the shot looked great. 2) Bringing out positive emotion in portrait shots - Wes does a great job at saying things that make people smile or laugh, so happiness and joy come through. In making things more fun, better pictures result.

The pictures that we have from our wedding are absolutely beautiful and when I saw them for the first time I was brought to tears. We're glad we found Wes Craft Photography and appreciated their strong work ethic and attention to detail. There are so many photos that were taken that we will treasure for years to come. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Wes and Necia as wedding photographers. This was one area where choosing a photographer was difficult because we wanted to have the best possible pictures of our special day. Once we met with Wes and Necia, we knew that they would be the perfect choice. Our engagement pictures were everything we wanted and the pictures we have seen of our wedding so far are so perfect. Wes and Necia made taking pictures fun and were so accommodating throughout the whole process. We would definitely recommend them!
I would recommend Wes and Necia as wedding photographers. This was one area where choosing a photographer was difficult Read more...
I would recommend Wes and Necia as wedding photographers. This was one area where choosing a photographer was difficult because we wanted to have the best possible pictures of our special day. Once we met with Wes and Necia, we knew that they would be the perfect choice. Our engagement pictures were everything we wanted and the pictures we have seen of our wedding so far are so perfect. Wes and Necia made taking pictures fun and were so accommodating throughout the whole process. We would definitely recommend them! Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
12/20/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say but AWESOME!!! Wes and Necia were fabulous!!!! They worked with our schedule, the engagement photos were phenomenal! Wes also has that eye for those very unique photos using light!!! Definitely, model magazine quality! I'm waiting for our wedding photos, but I have no doubt in my mind that they will be perfect!!! Wes showed me a few photos during our wedding, he asked for any requested photos, he is by the far, the greatest especially for the $$$!! I love that he offers the disk of ALLLL photos!!! Some of the poses feel very awkward but turn out better than I could have ever imagined!
What can I say but AWESOME!!! Wes and Necia were fabulous!!!! They worked with our schedule, the engagement photos were Read more...
What can I say but AWESOME!!! Wes and Necia were fabulous!!!! They worked with our schedule, the engagement photos were phenomenal! Wes also has that eye for those very unique photos using light!!! Definitely, model magazine quality! I'm waiting for our wedding photos, but I have no doubt in my mind that they will be perfect!!! Wes showed me a few photos during our wedding, he asked for any requested photos, he is by the far, the greatest especially for the $$$!! I love that he offers the disk of ALLLL photos!!! Some of the poses feel very awkward but turn out better than I could have ever imagined! Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Professional. Amazing. Soothing to the bride. Detail oriented. Did I say amazing? Wes and Necia also did the engagement session with my daughter and her fiance in downtown Chicago . . . GORGEOUS results!!

The dance floor was full all night long. Every I saw something or noticed someone and thought to myself, "Oh! We need a picture of that!" I looked and Wes and/or Necia were already "on it".

I cannot wait to see the end result of this most wonderful day. I said it when I had my own wedding nearly 25 years ago, .... the pictures are the only thing that we will be paying for that will last .... I want the best and I don't mind spending the money. I told her daddy the same thing when we started planning our daughters wedding this time, and my daughter and new son-in-law have been as impressed as I am. Spend the money . . . get the best. It's worth it. This is what lasts a lifetime and more.
Professional. Amazing. Soothing to the bride. Detail oriented. Did I say amazing? Wes and Necia also did the engagement Read more...
Professional. Amazing. Soothing to the bride. Detail oriented. Did I say amazing? Wes and Necia also did the engagement session with my daughter and her fiance in downtown Chicago . . . GORGEOUS results!!

The dance floor was full all night long. Every I saw something or noticed someone and thought to myself, "Oh! We need a picture of that!" I looked and Wes and/or Necia were already "on it".

I cannot wait to see the end result of this most wonderful day. I said it when I had my own wedding nearly 25 years ago, .... the pictures are the only thing that we will be paying for that will last .... I want the best and I don't mind spending the money. I told her daddy the same thing when we started planning our daughters wedding this time, and my daughter and new son-in-law have been as impressed as I am. Spend the money . . . get the best. It's worth it. This is what lasts a lifetime and more. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do we begin? From the moment we met Wes and Necia, we knew we were in good hands. Let me start by saying that Wes and Necia are very easy to work with and by far made our special day memories come to life with their beautiful photographs. Their quality of work and the attention to details is paramount and allows them to stand out among other Chicago photographers. From the engagement session to planning out the entire day, Wes really took the time to make sure he had everything down and understood exactly what we were trying to capture. I can say with 100% confidence, if you hire Wes, you won't have to worry about a thing and can know without a doubt your wedding photos will be flawless.
Where do we begin? From the moment we met Wes and Necia, we knew we were in good hands. Let me start by saying that Wes Read more...
Where do we begin? From the moment we met Wes and Necia, we knew we were in good hands. Let me start by saying that Wes and Necia are very easy to work with and by far made our special day memories come to life with their beautiful photographs. Their quality of work and the attention to details is paramount and allows them to stand out among other Chicago photographers. From the engagement session to planning out the entire day, Wes really took the time to make sure he had everything down and understood exactly what we were trying to capture. I can say with 100% confidence, if you hire Wes, you won't have to worry about a thing and can know without a doubt your wedding photos will be flawless. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband Lin and I used Wes and Necia for engagement photos (he wasn't available for our wedding date). The focus and attention he paid to every detail of the shoot was really incredible. You know from the moment the camera comes out of the bag you're working with a true professional, not a fly by night photographer. Wes asks the right questions before the shoot even begins to tee up the right location, look, and mood for the pictures. Truly a professional pairing I'd highly recommend.
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My husband Lin and I used Wes and Necia for engagement photos (he wasn't available for our wedding date). The focus and Read more...
My husband Lin and I used Wes and Necia for engagement photos (he wasn't available for our wedding date). The focus and attention he paid to every detail of the shoot was really incredible. You know from the moment the camera comes out of the bag you're working with a true professional, not a fly by night photographer. Wes asks the right questions before the shoot even begins to tee up the right location, look, and mood for the pictures. Truly a professional pairing I'd highly recommend.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Photography was high on our priority list for our wedding. Some "advice" we were given was that you get to take away 2 things from your wedding: a spouse and the pictures. I ended up browsing wedding wire for photographers and Wes Craft's page caught my attention. After talking with him on the phone to get more information, I could tell that this was the photographer for us! He was very easy to talk to and never felt like a stranger. He was very flexible with our engagement photo session as I wanted to try to get a snowy day to take them on (and we did get one!). We loved all of our photos! He was always cool and calm on the wedding day which was helpful since I kept worrying about the time. He captured all the photos we wanted from our day and some of our favorites are the great candid shots Wes and his wife captured. We ordered our wedding album with them and it is better than I could have imagined! I also recommend trying the canvas photos you can order from them. We have a big canvas of one of our engagement photos hanging in our living room and we constantly get compliments on it!
Photography was high on our priority list for our wedding. Some "advice" we were given was that you get to take away 2 Read more...
Photography was high on our priority list for our wedding. Some "advice" we were given was that you get to take away 2 things from your wedding: a spouse and the pictures. I ended up browsing wedding wire for photographers and Wes Craft's page caught my attention. After talking with him on the phone to get more information, I could tell that this was the photographer for us! He was very easy to talk to and never felt like a stranger. He was very flexible with our engagement photo session as I wanted to try to get a snowy day to take them on (and we did get one!). We loved all of our photos! He was always cool and calm on the wedding day which was helpful since I kept worrying about the time. He captured all the photos we wanted from our day and some of our favorites are the great candid shots Wes and his wife captured. We ordered our wedding album with them and it is better than I could have imagined! I also recommend trying the canvas photos you can order from them. We have a big canvas of one of our engagement photos hanging in our living room and we constantly get compliments on it! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Wes Craft was our favorite vender for our wedding. Photography was the one area that mean't the most to my husband and I so we wanted someone great and boy did we get someone better than just great. Wes Craft is absolutely the best! From the first meeting to the personal delivery of our wedding album, the whole experience with Wes and his wife Necia was very fun and professional.

They were always quick to respond whether it be by phone call, text or e-mail. Every form of communication was easy and always helpful. Very flexible with your schedule. I remember never feeling stressed regarding photography for our wedding.

Wes and Necia are very respectable people and care so much about their work and their clients. At the same time, they like to have fun with the whole process and enjoy being apart of your day with being very respectful to all the guests. One of my bridesmaids said, "One of things I will remember about your wedding is your photographer and how he was so great with making us laugh, he was awesome!" Being photographed is a little hard to get use to but the engagement session helps you feel comfortable with the camera and more importantly with Wes and how he works. In order to have fabulous photos, you need an excellent photographer who can make you laugh and tell you what to do.

My husband I knew our wedding photos were going to be great when we first saw our engagement photos. We loved them all, and when we saw the hundreds of photos from our wedding, we knew we were very blessed to have booked such a wonderful photographer to capture our beautiful day. The photos mean so much to us and we couldn't be happier. If you are considering a wedding album from them, do it! Our wedding album is absolutely beautiful and this is just another reason out of hundreds why we will recommend Wes Craft Photography to everyone we know.
Wes Craft was our favorite vender for our wedding. Photography was the one area that mean't the most to my husband and I Read more...
Wes Craft was our favorite vender for our wedding. Photography was the one area that mean't the most to my husband and I so we wanted someone great and boy did we get someone better than just great. Wes Craft is absolutely the best! From the first meeting to the personal delivery of our wedding album, the whole experience with Wes and his wife Necia was very fun and professional.

They were always quick to respond whether it be by phone call, text or e-mail. Every form of communication was easy and always helpful. Very flexible with your schedule. I remember never feeling stressed regarding photography for our wedding.

Wes and Necia are very respectable people and care so much about their work and their clients. At the same time, they like to have fun with the whole process and enjoy being apart of your day with being very respectful to all the guests. One of my bridesmaids said, "One of things I will remember about your wedding is your photographer and how he was so great with making us laugh, he was awesome!" Being photographed is a little hard to get use to but the engagement session helps you feel comfortable with the camera and more importantly with Wes and how he works. In order to have fabulous photos, you need an excellent photographer who can make you laugh and tell you what to do.

My husband I knew our wedding photos were going to be great when we first saw our engagement photos. We loved them all, and when we saw the hundreds of photos from our wedding, we knew we were very blessed to have booked such a wonderful photographer to capture our beautiful day. The photos mean so much to us and we couldn't be happier. If you are considering a wedding album from them, do it! Our wedding album is absolutely beautiful and this is just another reason out of hundreds why we will recommend Wes Craft Photography to everyone we know. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't be more pleased with our experience with Wes Craft Photography and the amazing photographs from our engagement session and wedding day! It was a delight to work with Wes and his wife Necia. They make a great team and are extremely talented. Wes has a gift for putting everyone at ease which is a really important quality in your wedding photographer – after all, your photographer is the one vendor you interact with throughout your entire wedding day. As a visual artist myself, top quality photography of my wedding was a personal requirement and Wes Craft Weddings definitely delivered. We have had sooo many compliments on our wedding photos. Hire Wes. Hire him now. You won't regret it!
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My husband and I couldn't be more pleased with our experience with Wes Craft Photography and the amazing photographs from our engagement session and wedding day! It was a delight to work with Wes and his wife Necia. They make a great team and are extremely talented. Wes has a gift for putting everyone at ease which is a really important quality in your wedding photographer – after all, your photographer is the one vendor you interact with throughout your entire wedding day. As a visual artist myself, top quality photography of my wedding was a personal requirement and Wes Craft Weddings definitely delivered. We have had sooo many compliments on our wedding photos. Hire Wes. Hire him now. You won't regret it! Read less
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monica
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better photography team and our pictures are definite proof! Wes and Necia are completely professional but my hubs and I were so comfortable around them! On our wedding day we went to multiple places to photograph and with the weather being kinda risky for rain, Necia and Wes took the most incredible pictures of us, family, friends and the entire wedding party! Thank you Wes Craft Photography!
We couldn't have asked for a better photography team and our pictures are definite proof! Wes and Necia are completely Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better photography team and our pictures are definite proof! Wes and Necia are completely professional but my hubs and I were so comfortable around them! On our wedding day we went to multiple places to photograph and with the weather being kinda risky for rain, Necia and Wes took the most incredible pictures of us, family, friends and the entire wedding party! Thank you Wes Craft Photography! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW!! I used Wes Craft Weddings for my photographer for my engagement photo session as well as my wedding. I could not have been happier!! Wes and Necia are a fun, hip, creative duo that were so easy to work with. I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the photos. The way they utilize lighting was incredible! Not only are they extremely talented, but they make the experience very fun and effortless. I will definitely keep in touch with them for my future needs. They are absolute perfection!
WOW!! I used Wes Craft Weddings for my photographer for my engagement photo session as well as my wedding. I could not Read more...
WOW!! I used Wes Craft Weddings for my photographer for my engagement photo session as well as my wedding. I could not have been happier!! Wes and Necia are a fun, hip, creative duo that were so easy to work with. I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the photos. The way they utilize lighting was incredible! Not only are they extremely talented, but they make the experience very fun and effortless. I will definitely keep in touch with them for my future needs. They are absolute perfection! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Wes Craft Wedding exceeded our expectations. He and his wife have a way of making a simple shot look like a piece of art. They made us feel very relaxed, and gave us good suggestions as to what we should wear, especially for the engagement photos so that the photos would look better. We were very happy with our engagement and wedding photos and feel that they were worth every penny. It's going to be hard to choose which ones to frame!
Wes Craft Wedding exceeded our expectations. He and his wife have a way of making a simple shot look like a piece of art. Read more...
Wes Craft Wedding exceeded our expectations. He and his wife have a way of making a simple shot look like a piece of art. They made us feel very relaxed, and gave us good suggestions as to what we should wear, especially for the engagement photos so that the photos would look better. We were very happy with our engagement and wedding photos and feel that they were worth every penny. It's going to be hard to choose which ones to frame! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
What a tremendous experience we had working with Wes and Necia! We couldn't be happier with the service they gave us, from initial meeting, to engagement shoot, to wedding day, to album drafts and final product, to ordering individual prints afterward. We and our friends and family absolutely love our pictures, Wes and Necia were both a lot of fun to work with, and their expertise helped us tremendously in pre-wedding planning, in wedding day ease, and in a final product that is phenomenal. Pictures were high in importance to us to tell the story of our day, particularly because we knew we were going to opt out of having any additional videographer, and these two well exceeded our expectations with their photojournalism mixed with the requisite family portraits. These two are good at what they do, without a doubt. Timely, professional, knowledgeable, fun, personable. We very much would recommend Wes Craft Photography!
What a tremendous experience we had working with Wes and Necia! We couldn't be happier with the service they gave us, from Read more...
What a tremendous experience we had working with Wes and Necia! We couldn't be happier with the service they gave us, from initial meeting, to engagement shoot, to wedding day, to album drafts and final product, to ordering individual prints afterward. We and our friends and family absolutely love our pictures, Wes and Necia were both a lot of fun to work with, and their expertise helped us tremendously in pre-wedding planning, in wedding day ease, and in a final product that is phenomenal. Pictures were high in importance to us to tell the story of our day, particularly because we knew we were going to opt out of having any additional videographer, and these two well exceeded our expectations with their photojournalism mixed with the requisite family portraits. These two are good at what they do, without a doubt. Timely, professional, knowledgeable, fun, personable. We very much would recommend Wes Craft Photography! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved everything about Wes Craft Photography. I knew the minute I got engaged that Wes had to be my photographer. I looked through tons of albums at bridal shows, surfed so many websites, and found myself comparing them to Wes and Necias business: the others style of photography did not compare! They are a great team and work well together. My guests all complimented on how friendly they were and how wonderful all of our photos turned out. If you are debating between booking with them, you wont regret it. At the end of the day your photos and your wedding dress is all you have left from that day you planned so much for and you need to make sure your photographer is great like Wes Craft Photography. ;)
I loved everything about Wes Craft Photography. I knew the minute I got engaged that Wes had to be my photographer. I Read more...
I loved everything about Wes Craft Photography. I knew the minute I got engaged that Wes had to be my photographer. I looked through tons of albums at bridal shows, surfed so many websites, and found myself comparing them to Wes and Necias business: the others style of photography did not compare! They are a great team and work well together. My guests all complimented on how friendly they were and how wonderful all of our photos turned out. If you are debating between booking with them, you wont regret it. At the end of the day your photos and your wedding dress is all you have left from that day you planned so much for and you need to make sure your photographer is great like Wes Craft Photography. ;) Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
When I saw my friends' breathtaking professional wedding photos, I knew I had to contact their photographer for my own wedding. When I met with their photographer, I was so impressed with what he had to offer that I knew I had to book him. I cannot say enough good things about Wes' talent and passion for photography. He was open to all of our ideas and even provided us with creative suggestions of his own that made our wedding truly unique. His photographic talent is evident by viewing his gallery, but his passion for what he does is what made my husband and I certain that Wes was the right fit for our wedding. I am so happy that we were able to have Wes capture our wedding day and provide us with beautiful pictures that will last us a lifetime.
When I saw my friends' breathtaking professional wedding photos, I knew I had to contact their photographer for my own Read more...
When I saw my friends' breathtaking professional wedding photos, I knew I had to contact their photographer for my own wedding. When I met with their photographer, I was so impressed with what he had to offer that I knew I had to book him. I cannot say enough good things about Wes' talent and passion for photography. He was open to all of our ideas and even provided us with creative suggestions of his own that made our wedding truly unique. His photographic talent is evident by viewing his gallery, but his passion for what he does is what made my husband and I certain that Wes was the right fit for our wedding. I am so happy that we were able to have Wes capture our wedding day and provide us with beautiful pictures that will last us a lifetime. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Hire Wes Craft to photograph your wedding.

We are beyond happy we were able to have Wes photograph our engagement photos and our 6.10.12 wedding day!

Wes is a phenomenal photographer and a true artist. As a graphic designer, I was looking for a photographer who was the total package: creative, passionate, easy-going personality, and highly concerned with composition, light, color, texture, and the overall mood of each photograph to make every person and object look amazing. He surpassed our expectations.

Not only is Wes an artist, but he's also incredibly personable, knowledgeable, easy to contact, fun, and within our wedding budget. We first worked with Wes during our Oct 2011 engagement shoot. Our engagement photos were gorgeous. Many of our guests told us that whenever anyone saw our Save-The-Date magnet, they thought it was a photograph from a magazine.

Wes was also an absolute pleasure to work with on the wedding day. He called us the week before the wedding to go over everything and make sure he knew our priorities and overall vibe we wanted. We had a lot of laughs, a lot of serious moments, and a lot of fun. He made everyone feel comfortable and beautiful.

His wife, Necia, also a graphic artist, was his assistant on our wedding day and was his right-hand woman. Wes and Necia are a wonderful example of a married couple that works as "one." Necia also took photos on the wedding day and they turned out wonderfully too.

When we received our photos, we were overjoyed with how Wes captured our wedding day perfectly. He was able to represent all the emotion, fun, and beauty of our wedding and reception. His execution demonstrated creative vision and true talent. Each shot wasn't just a snapshot, but an honest moment saved for all time. Check out our photos at vimeo.com/wescraftphotography/bethandrick

Free "extras" that are included with Wes' photography services are: wedding day slideshow that brings your day to life, photo-retouching, full-resolution images on a disc, and ordering site to share with family and friends. You can also order a wide selection of beautiful albums and professional, archival quality prints.

We are thrilled we chose Wes Craft as our wedding photographer and will treasure our engagement and wedding photos forever!
Hire Wes Craft to photograph your wedding.

We are beyond happy we were able to have Wes photograph our engagement Read more...
Hire Wes Craft to photograph your wedding.

We are beyond happy we were able to have Wes photograph our engagement photos and our 6.10.12 wedding day!

Wes is a phenomenal photographer and a true artist. As a graphic designer, I was looking for a photographer who was the total package: creative, passionate, easy-going personality, and highly concerned with composition, light, color, texture, and the overall mood of each photograph to make every person and object look amazing. He surpassed our expectations.

Not only is Wes an artist, but he's also incredibly personable, knowledgeable, easy to contact, fun, and within our wedding budget. We first worked with Wes during our Oct 2011 engagement shoot. Our engagement photos were gorgeous. Many of our guests told us that whenever anyone saw our Save-The-Date magnet, they thought it was a photograph from a magazine.

Wes was also an absolute pleasure to work with on the wedding day. He called us the week before the wedding to go over everything and make sure he knew our priorities and overall vibe we wanted. We had a lot of laughs, a lot of serious moments, and a lot of fun. He made everyone feel comfortable and beautiful.

His wife, Necia, also a graphic artist, was his assistant on our wedding day and was his right-hand woman. Wes and Necia are a wonderful example of a married couple that works as "one." Necia also took photos on the wedding day and they turned out wonderfully too.

When we received our photos, we were overjoyed with how Wes captured our wedding day perfectly. He was able to represent all the emotion, fun, and beauty of our wedding and reception. His execution demonstrated creative vision and true talent. Each shot wasn't just a snapshot, but an honest moment saved for all time. Check out our photos at vimeo.com/wescraftphotography/bethandrick

Free "extras" that are included with Wes' photography services are: wedding day slideshow that brings your day to life, photo-retouching, full-resolution images on a disc, and ordering site to share with family and friends. You can also order a wide selection of beautiful albums and professional, archival quality prints.

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Kace
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Wes & Necia were so wonderful to work with. They were very professional, but also very personable and funny. They made everyone feel comfortable while taking portraits, and I barely noticed they were there taking pictures of the party, and boy what great shots they got! Our wedding album turned out absolutely amazing, and I recommend them to everyone I know getting married or wanting family photos. Hire them - they are the best!
Wes & Necia were so wonderful to work with. They were very professional, but also very personable and funny. They made Read more...
Wes & Necia were so wonderful to work with. They were very professional, but also very personable and funny. They made everyone feel comfortable while taking portraits, and I barely noticed they were there taking pictures of the party, and boy what great shots they got! Our wedding album turned out absolutely amazing, and I recommend them to everyone I know getting married or wanting family photos. Hire them - they are the best! Read less
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eethorne
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Wes was AMAZING!!!! He is the best photographer EVER!!!!!!!! Next to saying yes to the proposal Wes was the best decision I made!!! Wes is so approachable and friendly and professional! Wes made my wedding day less stressful and more fun! Family and friends all mentioned how impressed they were with him. Wes is some how everywhere for each shot yet in the background. He got along with everyone! Wes makes everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera! He is also very funny! We have been so happy to have worked with Wes!
Wes was AMAZING!!!! He is the best photographer EVER!!!!!!!! Next to saying yes to the proposal Wes was the best decision Read more...
Wes was AMAZING!!!! He is the best photographer EVER!!!!!!!! Next to saying yes to the proposal Wes was the best decision I made!!! Wes is so approachable and friendly and professional! Wes made my wedding day less stressful and more fun! Family and friends all mentioned how impressed they were with him. Wes is some how everywhere for each shot yet in the background. He got along with everyone! Wes makes everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera! He is also very funny! We have been so happy to have worked with Wes! Read less
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Em. You and Colin have been so gracious through the whole process. You're ideal clients to have and make our job so rewarding. We look forward to making a gorgeous album for you.
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Khushli
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Wes is the best photographer EVER!!! He's is very personable and as a bride you don't have to worry about anything! He gets along with everyone and is very friendly. My sister had him as her photographer and after seeing his work, I was determined to have him for my wedding, and I did!!! The best decision I ever made!! I would recommend him to all of the brides out there. He'll do an amazing job.

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Wes is the best photographer EVER!!! He's is very personable and as a bride you don't have to worry about anything! He Read more...
Wes is the best photographer EVER!!! He's is very personable and as a bride you don't have to worry about anything! He gets along with everyone and is very friendly. My sister had him as her photographer and after seeing his work, I was determined to have him for my wedding, and I did!!! The best decision I ever made!! I would recommend him to all of the brides out there. He'll do an amazing job.

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Audra
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so thankful that we chose Wes Craft Photography to shoot our wedding in Denver, Colorado. We have always been a huge fans of Wes's photography and when we found out that he was available on our wedding day this past September we just had to fly him out to shoot our big day. Wes made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and really took time to listen to exactly what wanted in our wedding photography. His fun and out-going personality also helped to liven up some of our bridal party during pictures. He made everyone laugh and they all had a great time! Wes truly takes his time to capture the most important moments of the day. When we saw our pictures we were floored!!!! They were absolutely STUNNING! We would highly recommend Wes Craft Photography to any bride and groom that is looking for exceptional customer service, amazingly beautiful pictures and a photographer to use for a lifetime!!!

Audra & Rich Mincey
Denver, CO
We are so thankful that we chose Wes Craft Photography to shoot our wedding in Denver, Colorado. We have always been a Read more...
We are so thankful that we chose Wes Craft Photography to shoot our wedding in Denver, Colorado. We have always been a huge fans of Wes's photography and when we found out that he was available on our wedding day this past September we just had to fly him out to shoot our big day. Wes made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and really took time to listen to exactly what wanted in our wedding photography. His fun and out-going personality also helped to liven up some of our bridal party during pictures. He made everyone laugh and they all had a great time! Wes truly takes his time to capture the most important moments of the day. When we saw our pictures we were floored!!!! They were absolutely STUNNING! We would highly recommend Wes Craft Photography to any bride and groom that is looking for exceptional customer service, amazingly beautiful pictures and a photographer to use for a lifetime!!!

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Audra, it's been a blessing having you as a client. I may just have to hire you for some P.R. You're good!
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Alice
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The best photographer hands down. Wes made everyone feel comfortable, he was very funny and had the bridal party laughing during some of the photos...which made for real genuine smiles. He kept it fresh and professional. The pictures turned out better than I could have ever hoped for - quality wise and creatively. I've gotten nothing but compliments on the pictures, they are amazing!
The best photographer hands down. Wes made everyone feel comfortable, he was very funny and had the bridal party laughing Read more...
The best photographer hands down. Wes made everyone feel comfortable, he was very funny and had the bridal party laughing during some of the photos...which made for real genuine smiles. He kept it fresh and professional. The pictures turned out better than I could have ever hoped for - quality wise and creatively. I've gotten nothing but compliments on the pictures, they are amazing! Read less
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Scarlett
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
After getting engaged in May 2009, I immediately started looking for the right photographer for my May 2011 wedding. I searched "The Knot," "WeddingWire," and asked married and engaged friends for recommendations. While searching "The Knot" Chicago boards quite frequently, Wes Craft's name was mentioned several times as being a great wedding photographer. I looked at Wes' portfolio and was really amazed at what I saw. I gave my now-husband the task of interviewing wedding photographers and he spoke with Wes and came away impressed. I knew from reading the boards that Wes booked up fast, so we booked him right away. He did our engagement session in Chicago in the summer of 2010. The photos he took were gorgeous and he stayed over the one-hour allotted time to get extra shots that I wanted. After our engagement shoot I was really excited for the wedding because Wes was very friendly and fun to be around. I was very nervous during the shoot and he made me laugh and open up. Us, our family, and friends loved our engagements photos. Wes' attention to detail is extraordinary. He is always looking through his camera lens for inspiration for interesting, artistic, and candid photos that make his work stand out from ordinary wedding photographers.

On the day of our wedding, Wes arrived 30 minutes early to my house to take photos of us getting ready and he immediately started working. I was very flustered at this time and his humor calmed my nerves during our first photo shoot. He was rocking to Jock Jams in our living room with my family while taking photos. My entire family and Wes looked like they were having a good time. During this session even though he was having fun he was very focused. Again, his attention to detail is amazing. If one thing was out of place in photo he would go remove it and then take the photo. He really cares about the quality of the photos and wants to make sure they are the best that they can be. Before, the wedding I gave Wes a hefty shot list and I must say he went above and beyond to try to get every photo on that list. My family and bridal party absolutely loved Wes. My favorite line that my Dad said while Wes was shooting was, "Man this guy really knows what he is doing!" The bridal party – especially the girls – loved Wes. He kept cracking jokes and making everyone smile and have a good time. Also, during the wedding he did not interrupt the ceremony or block any guests’ view of the ceremony. I have been to a handful of weddings where the photographer stands in front of guests to get certain photos, which Wes did not. Honestly, during the ceremony I did not even notice Wes was there. I know from the wonderful pictures he took. After the ceremony Wes took all of the family photos with the bride and groom. Even through it was a little disorganized (due to me), Wes went with the flow and got some amazing shots. I could tell he was very inspired by the architecture of our church and he took many artistic shots. Toward the end of this shoot he was begging me to take more photos because he was so inspired, which really showed me was enjoying what he was doing.

After church photos we moved to our reception site, which was a resort located off Lake Michigan. Wes took some beautiful pictures of us on the beach. He also delivered on some of the special shots I requested with the bridal party on the beach. I wanted a "jump shot" and “a feet in the sand” shot, which turned out well. I also wanted a night time shot. I had seen some of his night shots on Facebook and asked if he could take one of us. The night shot he took was amazing. It is one of my favorite shots. I am going to have it made into a large canvas and put on my wall at home. Wes stayed late in order to get that night shot and I am so happy he did. Wes definitely made my wedding day more enjoyable, considering the amount of time that is spent taking pictures.

The photos themselves blew me away. We got a sneak peak about week after the wedding and Wes posted some of his favorites before that on Facebook. The vibrant colors and raw emotion in the photos he was able to capture was amazing. I loved all the candid and artistic photos he took. Wes did such a wonderful job capturing our wedding. I would say you’d be crazy not to book him for your wedding. And I hope in the future he gets shoot my four other sisters’ weddings.
After getting engaged in May 2009, I immediately started looking for the right photographer for my May 2011 wedding. I Read more...
After getting engaged in May 2009, I immediately started looking for the right photographer for my May 2011 wedding. I searched "The Knot," "WeddingWire," and asked married and engaged friends for recommendations. While searching "The Knot" Chicago boards quite frequently, Wes Craft's name was mentioned several times as being a great wedding photographer. I looked at Wes' portfolio and was really amazed at what I saw. I gave my now-husband the task of interviewing wedding photographers and he spoke with Wes and came away impressed. I knew from reading the boards that Wes booked up fast, so we booked him right away. He did our engagement session in Chicago in the summer of 2010. The photos he took were gorgeous and he stayed over the one-hour allotted time to get extra shots that I wanted. After our engagement shoot I was really excited for the wedding because Wes was very friendly and fun to be around. I was very nervous during the shoot and he made me laugh and open up. Us, our family, and friends loved our engagements photos. Wes' attention to detail is extraordinary. He is always looking through his camera lens for inspiration for interesting, artistic, and candid photos that make his work stand out from ordinary wedding photographers.

On the day of our wedding, Wes arrived 30 minutes early to my house to take photos of us getting ready and he immediately started working. I was very flustered at this time and his humor calmed my nerves during our first photo shoot. He was rocking to Jock Jams in our living room with my family while taking photos. My entire family and Wes looked like they were having a good time. During this session even though he was having fun he was very focused. Again, his attention to detail is amazing. If one thing was out of place in photo he would go remove it and then take the photo. He really cares about the quality of the photos and wants to make sure they are the best that they can be. Before, the wedding I gave Wes a hefty shot list and I must say he went above and beyond to try to get every photo on that list. My family and bridal party absolutely loved Wes. My favorite line that my Dad said while Wes was shooting was, "Man this guy really knows what he is doing!" The bridal party – especially the girls – loved Wes. He kept cracking jokes and making everyone smile and have a good time. Also, during the wedding he did not interrupt the ceremony or block any guests’ view of the ceremony. I have been to a handful of weddings where the photographer stands in front of guests to get certain photos, which Wes did not. Honestly, during the ceremony I did not even notice Wes was there. I know from the wonderful pictures he took. After the ceremony Wes took all of the family photos with the bride and groom. Even through it was a little disorganized (due to me), Wes went with the flow and got some amazing shots. I could tell he was very inspired by the architecture of our church and he took many artistic shots. Toward the end of this shoot he was begging me to take more photos because he was so inspired, which really showed me was enjoying what he was doing.

After church photos we moved to our reception site, which was a resort located off Lake Michigan. Wes took some beautiful pictures of us on the beach. He also delivered on some of the special shots I requested with the bridal party on the beach. I wanted a "jump shot" and “a feet in the sand” shot, which turned out well. I also wanted a night time shot. I had seen some of his night shots on Facebook and asked if he could take one of us. The night shot he took was amazing. It is one of my favorite shots. I am going to have it made into a large canvas and put on my wall at home. Wes stayed late in order to get that night shot and I am so happy he did. Wes definitely made my wedding day more enjoyable, considering the amount of time that is spent taking pictures.

The photos themselves blew me away. We got a sneak peak about week after the wedding and Wes posted some of his favorites before that on Facebook. The vibrant colors and raw emotion in the photos he was able to capture was amazing. I loved all the candid and artistic photos he took. Wes did such a wonderful job capturing our wedding. I would say you’d be crazy not to book him for your wedding. And I hope in the future he gets shoot my four other sisters’ weddings. Read less
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Regina Bailey
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were blessed beyond measure to have had Wes Craft as the photographer for our wedding on April 30, 2011 in Chicago. I don't know where to begin in detailing how incredible our experience was with Wes! To start, Wes came to my parents' home to photograph me for a bridal session about two weeks before the wedding, and he spent nearly two extra hours getting additional shots of me throughout the house to ensure that he had a) a plethora of great photos and b) photos in all the areas that my mom kept requesting. The photos looked like they came out of "Vogue" or "Vanity Fair" (according to my sisters and several friends). I'm so grateful that he took the time to take these photos prior to the wedding day, when everything tends to get very hectic.

On the wedding day itself, Wes did an absolutely phenomenal job. He arrived early for both the bridal session and the wedding day photos and took STUNNING detail shots of the ring bearer pillow; invitation; bouquets; and rings while my bridesmaids were getting ready. Even though my family was a little crazy at the house before the wedding, Wes was a TRUE pro and got everyone in place for photos that ended up turning out like they came out of a fairy tale.

It gets even better. Wes' photos of our Nuptial Mass will be treasured always, as I feel like he captured the grace and meaning of the sacrament itself on camera. I don't think I can say that for any other wedding photos I've ever seen. It's like he knew exactly what moments to shoot and when, and it means the world to me that he captured my husband's face as I came down the aisle (something I'm not sure I noticed or remembered because I was crying so hard :). He took some amazing photos of the bridal party during the vows; great candid shots; a really breathtaking black-and-white photo of my husband and I during the presentation of the flowers; and really memorable photos of my facial expressions when my husband disclosed our honeymoon location to me as we were leaving the altar (the trip was a surprise!).

Things just kept getting better at the reception, which was held at my parents' house. Due to bad weather the week prior, we couldn't go to a neutral location for photos, and despite all the guests mingling around for cocktails while photos were being taken, Wes was AMAZING at getting everyone together and taking splendid group shots. He also took a series of photos of my husband and me near a magnolia tree in full bloom, and those are definitely getting printed on canvases and hung in our house. He captures color, details, expressions like you wouldn't believe. Wes continued to snap amazing photos of the dinner, speeches, and dancing throughout the night, including some hilarious before-and-after photos of my wedding cake before it toppled onto the floor.

In summary, Wes captured my wedding day better than I could have imagined or expected, and the photos will be treasured always. You could not pick a better guy for your wedding than Wes!

Oh, and P.S. Wes is HILARIOUS! He can make even the grumpiest, most obnoxious person in your wedding party crack a smile, and my mother was just about ready to adopt him. He's so personable, friendly, funny, and accommodating, and you feel like he's another amazing guest at your wedding!
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My husband and I were blessed beyond measure to have had Wes Craft as the photographer for our wedding on April 30, 2011 in Chicago. I don't know where to begin in detailing how incredible our experience was with Wes! To start, Wes came to my parents' home to photograph me for a bridal session about two weeks before the wedding, and he spent nearly two extra hours getting additional shots of me throughout the house to ensure that he had a) a plethora of great photos and b) photos in all the areas that my mom kept requesting. The photos looked like they came out of "Vogue" or "Vanity Fair" (according to my sisters and several friends). I'm so grateful that he took the time to take these photos prior to the wedding day, when everything tends to get very hectic.

On the wedding day itself, Wes did an absolutely phenomenal job. He arrived early for both the bridal session and the wedding day photos and took STUNNING detail shots of the ring bearer pillow; invitation; bouquets; and rings while my bridesmaids were getting ready. Even though my family was a little crazy at the house before the wedding, Wes was a TRUE pro and got everyone in place for photos that ended up turning out like they came out of a fairy tale.

It gets even better. Wes' photos of our Nuptial Mass will be treasured always, as I feel like he captured the grace and meaning of the sacrament itself on camera. I don't think I can say that for any other wedding photos I've ever seen. It's like he knew exactly what moments to shoot and when, and it means the world to me that he captured my husband's face as I came down the aisle (something I'm not sure I noticed or remembered because I was crying so hard :). He took some amazing photos of the bridal party during the vows; great candid shots; a really breathtaking black-and-white photo of my husband and I during the presentation of the flowers; and really memorable photos of my facial expressions when my husband disclosed our honeymoon location to me as we were leaving the altar (the trip was a surprise!).

Things just kept getting better at the reception, which was held at my parents' house. Due to bad weather the week prior, we couldn't go to a neutral location for photos, and despite all the guests mingling around for cocktails while photos were being taken, Wes was AMAZING at getting everyone together and taking splendid group shots. He also took a series of photos of my husband and me near a magnolia tree in full bloom, and those are definitely getting printed on canvases and hung in our house. He captures color, details, expressions like you wouldn't believe. Wes continued to snap amazing photos of the dinner, speeches, and dancing throughout the night, including some hilarious before-and-after photos of my wedding cake before it toppled onto the floor.

In summary, Wes captured my wedding day better than I could have imagined or expected, and the photos will be treasured always. You could not pick a better guy for your wedding than Wes!

Oh, and P.S. Wes is HILARIOUS! He can make even the grumpiest, most obnoxious person in your wedding party crack a smile, and my mother was just about ready to adopt him. He's so personable, friendly, funny, and accommodating, and you feel like he's another amazing guest at your wedding! Read less
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Your review has me tearing up. Thank you Regina! Your wedding was a rich banquet for the eyes and the heart. Warm Regards,
Wes
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Kristin
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin? Wes was hands down the best vendor my husband and I hired for our wedding. Wes was extremely professional, but at the same time SO MUCH FUN! He had us, our wedding party, and family laughing the whole day. It was an absolute blast hanging out with him. Not only is Wes a great person, his photographs are amazing. The wedding photos were above and beyond our expectations. I absolutely loved every single shot, and we have over 1,000 pictures. Wes is truly blessed with a wonderful talent, and with it he was able to capture such special moments for us that we will be able to enjoy forever.

My advice to future brides....On your wedding day, you will spend just as much time with your photographer as you will your new husband. And when the wedding party is over and the cake is all gone, the only thing you really have left is your photographs. So make sure you hire someone that will be great to hang out with and will take super hot photos of you. Pick your photographer wisely and hire Wes!!
Where do I even begin? Wes was hands down the best vendor my husband and I hired for our wedding. Wes was extremely Read more...
Where do I even begin? Wes was hands down the best vendor my husband and I hired for our wedding. Wes was extremely professional, but at the same time SO MUCH FUN! He had us, our wedding party, and family laughing the whole day. It was an absolute blast hanging out with him. Not only is Wes a great person, his photographs are amazing. The wedding photos were above and beyond our expectations. I absolutely loved every single shot, and we have over 1,000 pictures. Wes is truly blessed with a wonderful talent, and with it he was able to capture such special moments for us that we will be able to enjoy forever.

My advice to future brides....On your wedding day, you will spend just as much time with your photographer as you will your new husband. And when the wedding party is over and the cake is all gone, the only thing you really have left is your photographs. So make sure you hire someone that will be great to hang out with and will take super hot photos of you. Pick your photographer wisely and hire Wes!! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

Kristin, you guys rocked! I'm definitely entering pics from your wedding in some contests. Thanks for being such great subjects to record and thank you for this wonderful write up!
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Anna R.
Wedding:
4/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Choosing Wes as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions ever. From the get-go, I felt very comfortable with Wes and I felt that my husband, who's not the biggest fan of being photographed, would feel at ease with him as well. Wes did not dismiss my concerns or questions, as some of the other photographers I've met with have, and he answered everything, was very honest and straight forward. Wes took the initiative to set up a meeting with us and his wife to discuss everything a few weeks before the event and kept following up with me with questions or ideas, and he was the one who kept the channels of communication going. He was also very quick to respond to my questions and concerns. To me, this was a welcomed touch because I didn't have to manage Wes like I had to most of the other vendors who I had to reach out to and coordinate with myself. Also, 3 weeks before the wedding I still didn't have anyone to do hair and make up, so it was Wes who gave me an amazing recommendation who I couldn't have been more happier with.

On the day of the wedding, Wes did an amazing job. He was on time and he made sure that we stayed on schedule. When my train wouldn't bustle (ladies, please ensure that your seamstresses don't over complicate the bustling and make sure that more than 1 person in your bridal party knows how to bustle it if it is on the complicated side), he shifted some things around and spent more time taking pictures with the guys, which worked out great! Also, Wes was always there to take the shot but he was never intrusive either during the ceremony or during the party itself; it was like he wasn't there, except that he was. And perhaps most importantly, he was always there when I needed him for a certain shot with people at the party.

Oh, and my mom just loved him!!!! She came up to me twice during the course of the day and said that she's been observing him at work and said that he's really creative and really knows what he's doing and that the pictures would be out of the world. And boy, was she right!!!

Now we get to my favorite part: the pictures themselves, which were amazing and exceeded my expectations beyond anything. I loved Wes' work, that's why I wanted him to photograph my wedding, but he really knocked not only my socks off, but everyone else's!!! His pictures don't feel posed or forced, even though we did some posing pictures for portraits and for getting ready. Everything looks really natural and genuine. The colors are soft and vibrant, the happiness just illuminates everyone's faces, and Wes really knows how to capture people's emotions! The action shots that he took really captured the essence of our wedding and the portraits came out soooo true to life. Honestly, the price to quality ratio is just too good to be true!!!

Considering how busy Wes is, the turnaround time for a few dozen preview pictures and then the proofs was really fast. Wes put together an incredible slide show of 200 pictures of his favorite moments with an amazing soundtrack, and I, along with many others, have been mesmerized by it. Wes is very professional, very responsive, very customer focused, and he really goes out of his way to make you happy. Given the everlasting power of pictures, choosing Wes as our wedding photographer was perhaps the best decision we made about this wedding!!!!
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Choosing Wes as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions ever. From the get-go, I felt very comfortable with Wes and I felt that my husband, who's not the biggest fan of being photographed, would feel at ease with him as well. Wes did not dismiss my concerns or questions, as some of the other photographers I've met with have, and he answered everything, was very honest and straight forward. Wes took the initiative to set up a meeting with us and his wife to discuss everything a few weeks before the event and kept following up with me with questions or ideas, and he was the one who kept the channels of communication going. He was also very quick to respond to my questions and concerns. To me, this was a welcomed touch because I didn't have to manage Wes like I had to most of the other vendors who I had to reach out to and coordinate with myself. Also, 3 weeks before the wedding I still didn't have anyone to do hair and make up, so it was Wes who gave me an amazing recommendation who I couldn't have been more happier with.

On the day of the wedding, Wes did an amazing job. He was on time and he made sure that we stayed on schedule. When my train wouldn't bustle (ladies, please ensure that your seamstresses don't over complicate the bustling and make sure that more than 1 person in your bridal party knows how to bustle it if it is on the complicated side), he shifted some things around and spent more time taking pictures with the guys, which worked out great! Also, Wes was always there to take the shot but he was never intrusive either during the ceremony or during the party itself; it was like he wasn't there, except that he was. And perhaps most importantly, he was always there when I needed him for a certain shot with people at the party.

Oh, and my mom just loved him!!!! She came up to me twice during the course of the day and said that she's been observing him at work and said that he's really creative and really knows what he's doing and that the pictures would be out of the world. And boy, was she right!!!

Now we get to my favorite part: the pictures themselves, which were amazing and exceeded my expectations beyond anything. I loved Wes' work, that's why I wanted him to photograph my wedding, but he really knocked not only my socks off, but everyone else's!!! His pictures don't feel posed or forced, even though we did some posing pictures for portraits and for getting ready. Everything looks really natural and genuine. The colors are soft and vibrant, the happiness just illuminates everyone's faces, and Wes really knows how to capture people's emotions! The action shots that he took really captured the essence of our wedding and the portraits came out soooo true to life. Honestly, the price to quality ratio is just too good to be true!!!

Considering how busy Wes is, the turnaround time for a few dozen preview pictures and then the proofs was really fast. Wes put together an incredible slide show of 200 pictures of his favorite moments with an amazing soundtrack, and I, along with many others, have been mesmerized by it. Wes is very professional, very responsive, very customer focused, and he really goes out of his way to make you happy. Given the everlasting power of pictures, choosing Wes as our wedding photographer was perhaps the best decision we made about this wedding!!!! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

I'm so glad I was able to coax some magic out of your husband! Did you notice that he really wasn't blinking in any of the pictures which was your main concern before hand. My tricks worked!

Thank you so much for this thoughtful review! Have fun on your trip to Russia!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were quite picky when choosing our photographer, but we were completely sold when we reviewed Wes' portfolio and met him for an engagement session. He is laid back and super fun, but also very professional (which seems like an oxymoron). He knew how to make us feel at ease, even though my husband and I felt a little out of sorts getting our pictures taken for an hour.

I've been in a few weddings and have seen what kind of wedding photographers are out there – none had the skill, care or friendliness that Wes had. He was not only very professional, but he made taking photos fun, without being cheesy (no pun intended). He could make the group laugh and get natural shots, rather than (the perhaps all too common) 'everyone laugh'. The time he took to set up each photo shows how much he is invested in the photographs themselves – photography is his passion, not just his job. I've never seen a wedding photographer act with as much care and consideration for the frame.

My family adored him, as did I. They appreciated that he took the time to make sure everyone's faces would be seen in the large group photos. Having your photograph taken for hours on end can be a grueling process, I think, but he made it so easy. He is easy to talk to, listens to what you want in your wedding photographs, and gives you even more. We were so happy with all of our photos and had trouble picking just a handful for our album.

I've seen photos from other weddings he has photographed – none are the same. Sometimes you see a sample of pictures from photographers, and the people are in the same poses all the time. Looking at Wes' work, you can see he is very creative and is always trying new and fun things. You'll rarely see the same style photo twice.

The special day goes by in a whirlwind, and it's so nice to see the photos taken and say, 'I didn't even remember this.' He was everywhere without you even noticing him – he was able to get the shots he needed without being obtrusive. I would recommend him to anyone getting married (and I do!). He's an amazing guy, and an even more amazing photographer.
My husband and I were quite picky when choosing our photographer, but we were completely sold when we reviewed Wes' Read more...
My husband and I were quite picky when choosing our photographer, but we were completely sold when we reviewed Wes' portfolio and met him for an engagement session. He is laid back and super fun, but also very professional (which seems like an oxymoron). He knew how to make us feel at ease, even though my husband and I felt a little out of sorts getting our pictures taken for an hour.

I've been in a few weddings and have seen what kind of wedding photographers are out there – none had the skill, care or friendliness that Wes had. He was not only very professional, but he made taking photos fun, without being cheesy (no pun intended). He could make the group laugh and get natural shots, rather than (the perhaps all too common) 'everyone laugh'. The time he took to set up each photo shows how much he is invested in the photographs themselves – photography is his passion, not just his job. I've never seen a wedding photographer act with as much care and consideration for the frame.

My family adored him, as did I. They appreciated that he took the time to make sure everyone's faces would be seen in the large group photos. Having your photograph taken for hours on end can be a grueling process, I think, but he made it so easy. He is easy to talk to, listens to what you want in your wedding photographs, and gives you even more. We were so happy with all of our photos and had trouble picking just a handful for our album.

I've seen photos from other weddings he has photographed – none are the same. Sometimes you see a sample of pictures from photographers, and the people are in the same poses all the time. Looking at Wes' work, you can see he is very creative and is always trying new and fun things. You'll rarely see the same style photo twice.

The special day goes by in a whirlwind, and it's so nice to see the photos taken and say, 'I didn't even remember this.' He was everywhere without you even noticing him – he was able to get the shots he needed without being obtrusive. I would recommend him to anyone getting married (and I do!). He's an amazing guy, and an even more amazing photographer. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Wes was my wedding photographer in November of 2010. Throughout the entire wedding process, from engagement photos to receiving the proofs online, Wes truly put my mind at ease. I am a scrapbooker and photos are probably the most important part of the wedding for me, so I needed them to be amazing... and they were!

Wes even captured the unfortunate moment when our limo had a flat tire. He spotted our limo on the side of the road, pulled over, jumped out, snapped some shots of the sad-looking tire, got some shots of the bridal party, and was on his way to the reception making sure to be ready for us when we arrived. I'm so glad he took these shots because now it's a story we can look back on and smile about.

Wes does a great job of inspiring the bridal party to take risks and gets them laughing, in order to capture unique and classic moments. My husband and I couldn't be happier!
Wes was my wedding photographer in November of 2010. Throughout the entire wedding process, from engagement photos to Read more...
Wes was my wedding photographer in November of 2010. Throughout the entire wedding process, from engagement photos to receiving the proofs online, Wes truly put my mind at ease. I am a scrapbooker and photos are probably the most important part of the wedding for me, so I needed them to be amazing... and they were!

Wes even captured the unfortunate moment when our limo had a flat tire. He spotted our limo on the side of the road, pulled over, jumped out, snapped some shots of the sad-looking tire, got some shots of the bridal party, and was on his way to the reception making sure to be ready for us when we arrived. I'm so glad he took these shots because now it's a story we can look back on and smile about.

Wes does a great job of inspiring the bridal party to take risks and gets them laughing, in order to capture unique and classic moments. My husband and I couldn't be happier! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not be happier with the photos Wes took on our special day! The entire wedding party loved his fun spirit and direction. We would highly recommend Wes Craft Weddings to anyone!
My husband and I could not be happier with the photos Wes took on our special day! The entire wedding party loved his fun Read more...
My husband and I could not be happier with the photos Wes took on our special day! The entire wedding party loved his fun spirit and direction. We would highly recommend Wes Craft Weddings to anyone! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

I loved photographing your downtown wedding and your cheesecake was unforgettable! Thanks Erin!
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TSauce
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Wes photographed our wedding in October of 2010.... 8 months later we are still hearing stories about Wes. Everyone loved him. Not only is he extremely talented behind the lens, he is professional, fun and so creative. His portfolio stands out above every competitor. My husband and I loved Wes and wished we would've had a picture with him! He was the only photographer at our wedding and he worked his tail off. He was constantly moving throughout the entire day in order to catch every special moment. I have referred all of my engaged friends to Wes - he's the best!
Wes photographed our wedding in October of 2010.... 8 months later we are still hearing stories about Wes. Everyone loved Read more...
Wes photographed our wedding in October of 2010.... 8 months later we are still hearing stories about Wes. Everyone loved him. Not only is he extremely talented behind the lens, he is professional, fun and so creative. His portfolio stands out above every competitor. My husband and I loved Wes and wished we would've had a picture with him! He was the only photographer at our wedding and he worked his tail off. He was constantly moving throughout the entire day in order to catch every special moment. I have referred all of my engaged friends to Wes - he's the best! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

T, Way to post our moonlight shot as a profile pic here! Thanks for reviewing me.
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Jacki
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Wes and Necia Craft are the best of the best when it comes to wedding photography. They shot our wedding on October 2, 2010.

Wes was a joy to work with. He held my hand and guided me through the planning process. He knew the questions to ask that I didn't. He sat me down and asked me what was important to me, and what shots I absolutely had to have. (My set of photos completely reflects my wishes. I couldn't be more pleased.)

On the wedding day, Wes and Necia were awesome. Wes kept everyone at ease and laughing the entire time - and even got my Dad to smile a few times. (Trust me. That's a feat!) In fact, one of my favorite shots is one that Wes took of my dad as he was waiting for me to finish getting ready. Dad was sitting ON THE FLOOR in a room that was full of chairs. Ha! I love that shot because it completely captures my dad's goofy personality. All of my guests loved him!

Oh, and on top of being an absolute pleasure to be around and work with, Wes is amazingly talented as a photographer. The photos from our wedding are about the most beautiful things I've ever seen in my life. Wes has such an artistic eye and can see photo opportunities where you don't. For example, it was wet and rainy on our wedding day. Wes turned the weather into an opportunity for a beauitful shot of the groomsmen with their refelctions in a huge puddle that had collected outside the church. Even 8 months later, I often find myself flipping through my set of photos, and finding a new one to add to my favorites. I love all the ceremony pictures. Wes did a great job of capturing our joy in all of those photos.

I would highly reccomend Wes Craft Weddings to anyone. He's the best. I was blessed and lucky to have him as our photographer.
Wes and Necia Craft are the best of the best when it comes to wedding photography. They shot our wedding on October 2, Read more...
Wes and Necia Craft are the best of the best when it comes to wedding photography. They shot our wedding on October 2, 2010.

Wes was a joy to work with. He held my hand and guided me through the planning process. He knew the questions to ask that I didn't. He sat me down and asked me what was important to me, and what shots I absolutely had to have. (My set of photos completely reflects my wishes. I couldn't be more pleased.)

On the wedding day, Wes and Necia were awesome. Wes kept everyone at ease and laughing the entire time - and even got my Dad to smile a few times. (Trust me. That's a feat!) In fact, one of my favorite shots is one that Wes took of my dad as he was waiting for me to finish getting ready. Dad was sitting ON THE FLOOR in a room that was full of chairs. Ha! I love that shot because it completely captures my dad's goofy personality. All of my guests loved him!

Oh, and on top of being an absolute pleasure to be around and work with, Wes is amazingly talented as a photographer. The photos from our wedding are about the most beautiful things I've ever seen in my life. Wes has such an artistic eye and can see photo opportunities where you don't. For example, it was wet and rainy on our wedding day. Wes turned the weather into an opportunity for a beauitful shot of the groomsmen with their refelctions in a huge puddle that had collected outside the church. Even 8 months later, I often find myself flipping through my set of photos, and finding a new one to add to my favorites. I love all the ceremony pictures. Wes did a great job of capturing our joy in all of those photos.

I would highly reccomend Wes Craft Weddings to anyone. He's the best. I was blessed and lucky to have him as our photographer. Read less
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JewelsF80
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Wes was absolutely amazing when he captured the memories of our wedding day. I was completely blown away when I received our proofs quicker than imagined, and with so much creative quality.

Wes was so much fun to share our celebration with. He made me (bride) feel amazing and that showed in my photos. His artistic eye showed through every image. When creating our album, we had such a hard time deciding on images because there were so many unbelievably beautiful ones.

My family and friends ordered many photos which is an excellent example of quality work.

Overall, I couldn't have asked for more. Excellent value price, courteous and timely communication, fun company on the day of the wedding, and beautiful results that last a lifetime.
Wes was absolutely amazing when he captured the memories of our wedding day. I was completely blown away when I received Read more...
Wes was absolutely amazing when he captured the memories of our wedding day. I was completely blown away when I received our proofs quicker than imagined, and with so much creative quality.

Wes was so much fun to share our celebration with. He made me (bride) feel amazing and that showed in my photos. His artistic eye showed through every image. When creating our album, we had such a hard time deciding on images because there were so many unbelievably beautiful ones.

My family and friends ordered many photos which is an excellent example of quality work.

Overall, I couldn't have asked for more. Excellent value price, courteous and timely communication, fun company on the day of the wedding, and beautiful results that last a lifetime. Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

You get the award for longest wedding shoot of my career. I think we clocked in at 15 hours?! Everything was gorgeous from your hair to your dance floor lighting. You gave me plenty of fantastic people and lovely decor to photograph all day long. Thank you for your support and the glowing review!
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H&KFong
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I can go on and on about Wes Craft. He is simply amazing and extremely talented. My husband and I feel so grateful for coming across Wes while searching (we were quite picky) for the perfect photographer on our wedding day.

You can always tell when someone is passionate about their work and it makes it so much more fun to be around those types of people. Wes is one of them. He loves to get to know his couples as he did with us. By the time our reception came around, we felt as if he was a good friend of ours. While being professional the entire day, he was also HILARIOUS and he continued to crack up the entire bridal party, our family, and friends throughout the entire day. This just added to our perfect day.

He worked his butt off on our day! We had an outdoor ceremony on a hot day, but this didn't stop him from running around all day long to get those creating, amazing shots.

When we saw our proofs online for the first time, we were blown away. I almost wanted to cry because the pictures were so extremely important to me and for the pictures to be as amazing as they were, I was so happy. He made sure he took all the shots that we requested and more. It was so nice to see those special moments that you don't get to see when you're in the moment on your wedding day. Some of the shots were just so creative that I know other photographers would not have thought of. We received so many compliments on our photos. It was almost impossible to create my wedding album because there were just TOO many to choose! My family and friends loved the photos as well and they definitely ordered quite a few of them!

It says something when two of my friends booked Wes almost immediately after my wedding photos were published. They were in awe of his work and loved his personality, just like my husband and I did.

I continue to recommend Wes Craft to anybody I know. You're the best Wes!!
I can go on and on about Wes Craft. He is simply amazing and extremely talented. My husband and I feel so grateful for Read more...
I can go on and on about Wes Craft. He is simply amazing and extremely talented. My husband and I feel so grateful for coming across Wes while searching (we were quite picky) for the perfect photographer on our wedding day.

You can always tell when someone is passionate about their work and it makes it so much more fun to be around those types of people. Wes is one of them. He loves to get to know his couples as he did with us. By the time our reception came around, we felt as if he was a good friend of ours. While being professional the entire day, he was also HILARIOUS and he continued to crack up the entire bridal party, our family, and friends throughout the entire day. This just added to our perfect day.

He worked his butt off on our day! We had an outdoor ceremony on a hot day, but this didn't stop him from running around all day long to get those creating, amazing shots.

When we saw our proofs online for the first time, we were blown away. I almost wanted to cry because the pictures were so extremely important to me and for the pictures to be as amazing as they were, I was so happy. He made sure he took all the shots that we requested and more. It was so nice to see those special moments that you don't get to see when you're in the moment on your wedding day. Some of the shots were just so creative that I know other photographers would not have thought of. We received so many compliments on our photos. It was almost impossible to create my wedding album because there were just TOO many to choose! My family and friends loved the photos as well and they definitely ordered quite a few of them!

It says something when two of my friends booked Wes almost immediately after my wedding photos were published. They were in awe of his work and loved his personality, just like my husband and I did.

I continue to recommend Wes Craft to anybody I know. You're the best Wes!! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

I'm glad everyone found me so funny. I was trying to keep it serious. Honest. We really did have fun out there and should've. It's a celebration day after all!

Thank you for bringing back the memories of you and Ken's wedding day for me. Beautiful review. I'm humbled. Thank you.
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K8nBJ
Wedding:
6/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Wes if you're looking for a wedding photographer of HIGH QUALITY and TALENT. Before signing with Wes for our wedding, I researched over 25 photographers from famous studios, boutiques, and freelancers. We chose Wes for our engagement and wedding photos because he is very creative and wonderful to work with. Our pictures turned out amazing. He has an eye for making the ordinary look extraordinary. Here are a few of a long list of things I like about Wes.

- Great personality – you want a photographer you feel comfortable with and who listens to you
- Creative and eye for detail – Wes is talented in using the natural elements around him (ex: lighting, background, weather conditions, etc.) which results to amazing photos unique to you
- Genuine – from the first time you meet Wes, you can tell that he is passionate about photography and he is always pushing himself and his work to new heights
- Responsive and Reliable – Wes really listens to your ideas and he provides suggestions if you ask for it. Any time we emailed or called him for questions, he responded quickly. Having Wes as our photographer gave me confidence and alleviated wedding stress because I can rely on him and trust he'll do a great job

My husband and I are already planning to renew our vows at a destination wedding and we are planning on working with Wes again. I am someone with high standards and likes to thoroughly research before making a commitment, and Wes exceeded my expectations. Certain things are worth the investment especially in your wedding. Invest in your wedding photos/photographer because that’s what you’ll have to remember your special day. -BKJ
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I highly recommend Wes if you're looking for a wedding photographer of HIGH QUALITY and TALENT. Before signing with Wes for our wedding, I researched over 25 photographers from famous studios, boutiques, and freelancers. We chose Wes for our engagement and wedding photos because he is very creative and wonderful to work with. Our pictures turned out amazing. He has an eye for making the ordinary look extraordinary. Here are a few of a long list of things I like about Wes.

- Great personality – you want a photographer you feel comfortable with and who listens to you
- Creative and eye for detail – Wes is talented in using the natural elements around him (ex: lighting, background, weather conditions, etc.) which results to amazing photos unique to you
- Genuine – from the first time you meet Wes, you can tell that he is passionate about photography and he is always pushing himself and his work to new heights
- Responsive and Reliable – Wes really listens to your ideas and he provides suggestions if you ask for it. Any time we emailed or called him for questions, he responded quickly. Having Wes as our photographer gave me confidence and alleviated wedding stress because I can rely on him and trust he'll do a great job

My husband and I are already planning to renew our vows at a destination wedding and we are planning on working with Wes again. I am someone with high standards and likes to thoroughly research before making a commitment, and Wes exceeded my expectations. Certain things are worth the investment especially in your wedding. Invest in your wedding photos/photographer because that’s what you’ll have to remember your special day. -BKJ Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

Yay! Vow renewals! I can't wait to see you two (three) again. Thank you for the thoughtful review.
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Allison
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Wes had a great sense of humor and a high sense of professionalism. He was able to engage everyone from our youngest to oldest guests in order to get wonderful photographs. He has an eye for unique locations and lighting to take his pictures. He didn't take a single "bad" shot!
Wes had a great sense of humor and a high sense of professionalism. He was able to engage everyone from our youngest to Read more...
Wes had a great sense of humor and a high sense of professionalism. He was able to engage everyone from our youngest to oldest guests in order to get wonderful photographs. He has an eye for unique locations and lighting to take his pictures. He didn't take a single "bad" shot! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

I was just looking at your photos again when you posted on your social network. We did get some gorgeous stuff. The barn setting was really cool.

Thank you for taking the time to review me!
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Merisa
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
We got married in May of 2010 and Wes was fantastic, he did our amazing engagement pictures where he used the light so perfectly it brought out all our natural beauties. For the wedding he was very creative in using items that represented us as a couple and encorporated them into our photos. He was flexible in different pictures I needed and everyone had the wedding was amazed at how personable and professional he was. The pictures he got on the dance floor were incredible. He got so many different angles of the people without being intrucive and many of my friends commented that they didn't even remember him being around. I would recommend Wes for any of there picture taking needs!
We got married in May of 2010 and Wes was fantastic, he did our amazing engagement pictures where he used the light so Read more...
We got married in May of 2010 and Wes was fantastic, he did our amazing engagement pictures where he used the light so perfectly it brought out all our natural beauties. For the wedding he was very creative in using items that represented us as a couple and encorporated them into our photos. He was flexible in different pictures I needed and everyone had the wedding was amazed at how personable and professional he was. The pictures he got on the dance floor were incredible. He got so many different angles of the people without being intrucive and many of my friends commented that they didn't even remember him being around. I would recommend Wes for any of there picture taking needs! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

Merisa we did get some fantastic shots at your wedding. I'm still bummed we didn't have a helicopter bring you and your father in! Ha!
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mandiluv
Wedding:
11/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Wes is the best photographer to have on your "big day"!

WE LOVE WES!!!! From the first consult we knew Wes was the guy for our wedding! He kept everyone laughing and made the nervousness of the day go away! The pictures came out beautiful for our day and we recieved a TON of compliements on our photographer, Wes as well. If you're looking for a great photographer and someone who will capture everything you're looking for, AND makes you laugh in the process, than Wes is your guy! :)
I would recommend Wes 100% and will call on him for furture photography needs for sure!
Wes is the best photographer to have on your "big day"!

WE LOVE WES!!!! From the first consult we knew Wes was Read more...
Wes is the best photographer to have on your "big day"!

WE LOVE WES!!!! From the first consult we knew Wes was the guy for our wedding! He kept everyone laughing and made the nervousness of the day go away! The pictures came out beautiful for our day and we recieved a TON of compliements on our photographer, Wes as well. If you're looking for a great photographer and someone who will capture everything you're looking for, AND makes you laugh in the process, than Wes is your guy! :)
I would recommend Wes 100% and will call on him for furture photography needs for sure! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thank you Mandi.
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Dana
Wedding:
8/14/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I consider ourselves lucky to have found Wes Craft to photograph our wedding in 2009, as he is quickly becoming a premier wedding photographer in Chicago. Wes captured every moment of the day beautifully, beyond what we ever could have imagined.

My husband and I wanted a photographer with a photo journalistic style, which Wes does so well. But beyond that, we discovered that Wes has a superb knack for taking portraits as well. We have such a wonderful mix of photos from that day of our families and everyone at our wedding that don't feel staged or posed, even though many were. Wes just has a flare for photography that we didn't find anywhere else.

One of my favorite memories from that day took place before our wedding even started that day. My husband and I decided to see each other before the wedding at the beach that he played growing up near his home. Prior to that day, we never discussed how we would first get a glimpse of each other. Wes had the idea for us to each stand back to back on opposite sides of a large tree. We reached back with our hands until our hands found each other, then turned around face to face. He was able to capture the initial look on both of our faces perfectly. Even better I was able to take still photos from that moment and put them in chronological order in our wedding album to recreate that exact moment frame by frame.

Wes was there for every minute of the most important day of our lives. He was timely, courteous, professional and funny. He is extremely easy to get along with, our entire wedding party and family loved him. He captured every moment of that day, ensuring that we will have those memories forever.
My husband and I consider ourselves lucky to have found Wes Craft to photograph our wedding in 2009, as he is quickly Read more...
My husband and I consider ourselves lucky to have found Wes Craft to photograph our wedding in 2009, as he is quickly becoming a premier wedding photographer in Chicago. Wes captured every moment of the day beautifully, beyond what we ever could have imagined.

My husband and I wanted a photographer with a photo journalistic style, which Wes does so well. But beyond that, we discovered that Wes has a superb knack for taking portraits as well. We have such a wonderful mix of photos from that day of our families and everyone at our wedding that don't feel staged or posed, even though many were. Wes just has a flare for photography that we didn't find anywhere else.

One of my favorite memories from that day took place before our wedding even started that day. My husband and I decided to see each other before the wedding at the beach that he played growing up near his home. Prior to that day, we never discussed how we would first get a glimpse of each other. Wes had the idea for us to each stand back to back on opposite sides of a large tree. We reached back with our hands until our hands found each other, then turned around face to face. He was able to capture the initial look on both of our faces perfectly. Even better I was able to take still photos from that moment and put them in chronological order in our wedding album to recreate that exact moment frame by frame.

Wes was there for every minute of the most important day of our lives. He was timely, courteous, professional and funny. He is extremely easy to get along with, our entire wedding party and family loved him. He captured every moment of that day, ensuring that we will have those memories forever. Read less
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Dutchess
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Wes was the single best decision I made for our wedding, hands down.

He shot our wedding over two years ago, and to this day, Wes is the one person that still sticks out in my mind as having such a positive impact on our wedding day. In fact, every singe one of my friends and family that attended the wedding still rave about him!

Think of it this way - the one vendor that will be with you for the entire day will be your photographer. It is SO important to find one who makes you feel at ease, who makes the day fun instead of stressful, and who you can be real with. Wes? He is the epitome of all these things.

Do not skimp on your photographer. These pictures will be with you for the rest of your life, and even after. I cannot tell you how happy I am that Wes was our photographer. His images don't just capture the typical wedding scenes, they capture pure emotions. He has an eye for finding beautiful, vibrant images that tell a story.

The days leading up to the wedding are always stressful. We had a limited amount of time between the ceremony and the reception, and I could not figure out where to take pictures during that time. As soon as I told Wes my predicament, he put my mind at ease. A few days later, he called me with a suggestion - an alley near our church with a painted red brick wall. While some people may have found this suggestion odd, I absolutely trusted Wes and the experience he has with lighting, backgrounds, color composition, and environment. The pictures he took in the alley were PHENOMENAL.

Wes was so much fun to work with. He knows exactly how to make people relax, and that is so important when getting natural pictures. In fact, a lot of the hilarious things he said throughout the day are still used in my conversation ("BAM. Stay sassy! Bring the heat!"). By the end of the day, I was joking around with him like he was an old friend.

This might have been a long, drawn-out review, but I cannot stress enough just how much we appreciate him and his work. Choose Wes. You will not regret it.
Wes was the single best decision I made for our wedding, hands down.

He shot our wedding over two years ago, and Read more...
Wes was the single best decision I made for our wedding, hands down.

He shot our wedding over two years ago, and to this day, Wes is the one person that still sticks out in my mind as having such a positive impact on our wedding day. In fact, every singe one of my friends and family that attended the wedding still rave about him!

Think of it this way - the one vendor that will be with you for the entire day will be your photographer. It is SO important to find one who makes you feel at ease, who makes the day fun instead of stressful, and who you can be real with. Wes? He is the epitome of all these things.

Do not skimp on your photographer. These pictures will be with you for the rest of your life, and even after. I cannot tell you how happy I am that Wes was our photographer. His images don't just capture the typical wedding scenes, they capture pure emotions. He has an eye for finding beautiful, vibrant images that tell a story.

The days leading up to the wedding are always stressful. We had a limited amount of time between the ceremony and the reception, and I could not figure out where to take pictures during that time. As soon as I told Wes my predicament, he put my mind at ease. A few days later, he called me with a suggestion - an alley near our church with a painted red brick wall. While some people may have found this suggestion odd, I absolutely trusted Wes and the experience he has with lighting, backgrounds, color composition, and environment. The pictures he took in the alley were PHENOMENAL.

Wes was so much fun to work with. He knows exactly how to make people relax, and that is so important when getting natural pictures. In fact, a lot of the hilarious things he said throughout the day are still used in my conversation ("BAM. Stay sassy! Bring the heat!"). By the end of the day, I was joking around with him like he was an old friend.

This might have been a long, drawn-out review, but I cannot stress enough just how much we appreciate him and his work. Choose Wes. You will not regret it. Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

"Dutchess" thank you so much! It's bride's like you that make what we do not only possible but enjoyable!
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kgorrell86
Wedding:
3/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Wes was a great photographer! He took some amazing photos and was able to deal well with a pretty rowdy wedding party! :) His style and attention to details were phenomenal! I would highly recommend his services!
Wes was a great photographer! He took some amazing photos and was able to deal well with a pretty rowdy wedding party! :) Read more...
Wes was a great photographer! He took some amazing photos and was able to deal well with a pretty rowdy wedding party! :) His style and attention to details were phenomenal! I would highly recommend his services! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

There's a warm blast from the past! Thank you!
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shari.spooly
Wedding:
12/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Wes is an outstanding photographer and artist! After I saw the photos for the first time I was truly amazed. I am an interior designer and therefore was very picky and worried about my photographs, but once I chose Wes I was completely at ease. He captured so many special moments and the beauty of the whole day! Anyone can take pictures, but not everyone has the gift of artistic photography like Wes does. 110% recommended!!!!
Wes is an outstanding photographer and artist! After I saw the photos for the first time I was truly amazed. I am an Read more...
Wes is an outstanding photographer and artist! After I saw the photos for the first time I was truly amazed. I am an interior designer and therefore was very picky and worried about my photographs, but once I chose Wes I was completely at ease. He captured so many special moments and the beauty of the whole day! Anyone can take pictures, but not everyone has the gift of artistic photography like Wes does. 110% recommended!!!! Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

Shari! We miss you. How is Virginia treating you? Thank you for the accolades!
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Jennie
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband Matt and I were married May 2008 and Wes was our photographer. He did an amazing job! His very laid back and friendly demeanor made our day so special. He is creative and talented and it shows in his work. We couldn't thank him enough for the way he captured our day! Thanks, Wes!
My husband Matt and I were married May 2008 and Wes was our photographer. He did an amazing job! His very laid back and Read more...
My husband Matt and I were married May 2008 and Wes was our photographer. He did an amazing job! His very laid back and friendly demeanor made our day so special. He is creative and talented and it shows in his work. We couldn't thank him enough for the way he captured our day! Thanks, Wes! Read less
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aferrarini
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.9/5.0
I would highly recommend Wes Craft's services if you are planning your wedding or just a photo shoot. From the moment we saw his past work we knew that we wanted him to shoot our wedding. It was wonderful doing our engagement photoes also with him. It gave us a chance to really get to know him and how this will all work before the big day. He was so helpful during that day coming up with awesome ideas and greats spots to try even though our weather wasn't so great. Our wedding day was more of the same when it comes to Wes being able to direct the whole crew to get the best picture out of us. We are so happy with our final product. Thank you Angela Ferrarini 3-6-2010
I would highly recommend Wes Craft's services if you are planning your wedding or just a photo shoot. From the moment we Read more...
I would highly recommend Wes Craft's services if you are planning your wedding or just a photo shoot. From the moment we saw his past work we knew that we wanted him to shoot our wedding. It was wonderful doing our engagement photoes also with him. It gave us a chance to really get to know him and how this will all work before the big day. He was so helpful during that day coming up with awesome ideas and greats spots to try even though our weather wasn't so great. Our wedding day was more of the same when it comes to Wes being able to direct the whole crew to get the best picture out of us. We are so happy with our final product. Thank you Angela Ferrarini 3-6-2010 Read less
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Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings responded with the following comments:

We had some really unique settings to work in for your wedding. It was a pleasure working with you two. Thank you so much for your review.
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bersin1
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.8/5.0
Highly recommended! My wedding and engagement photos were stunning and it was such a pleasure working with Wes Craft. For me, the wedding photography was one of my top priorities, so I did a lot of research and went on many consultations. Wes did not disappoint. He was very personable and made my family and I feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Highly recommended! My wedding and engagement photos were stunning and it was such a pleasure working with Wes Craft. For Read more...
Highly recommended! My wedding and engagement photos were stunning and it was such a pleasure working with Wes Craft. For me, the wedding photography was one of my top priorities, so I did a lot of research and went on many consultations. Wes did not disappoint. He was very personable and made my family and I feel comfortable in front of the camera. Read less
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