I Luv Photo
Luis and Clarissa were phenomenal photographers and my husband and I are so thankful we used I Luv Photo! Throughout the entire planning process they were incredibly responsive and professional. They were very accommodating to our personal preferences. We didn't want to do engagement photos (which were included in their different packages) and so they offered us the option of an additional one hour of wedding photography instead. This worked wonderfully for us. We told them we didn't want to travel far from our downtown Chicago hotel for pictures with our wedding party and they ended up finding a few great photo spots within a two-block radius of the hotel. Working with the two of them during the day of the wedding was great and the majority of the day we completely forgot they were there. We loved the creative and artistic portrait shots they did as well as all the candid shots throughout the evening. We really treasure our photos. Luis and Clarissa were also prompt in getting the photos to us (which included our own digital copies) within the time frame promised (4-6 weeks after the wedding). I would strongly encourage couples that want creative and candid photos from a friendly and professional couple to pick I Luv Photo.
Luis and Clarissa were absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish! Finding a wedding photographer isn't the simplest of tasks, but meeting them made the decision easy. They are both extremely talented and the fact that they are both laid back while still being professional makes the experience that much better. Everything turned out beautifully, our engagement photos, wedding photos, and the wedding album that we purchased are all spectacular. We couldn't have been happier with using I Luv Photo for our June 2012 wedding and we would definitely use them again!
Great experience with this husband and wife couple! With so many different choices, it can be hard to find a photographer that suits your individual needs. My wife picked iluvphoto based on the strengths of their sample portfolio. We were delighted to find that, on our wedding day, the process of getting the look we wanted was much easier than I anticipated. Luis and Clarissa somehow made me excited about a part of my wedding day that I wasn't looking forward to (I'm the groom, if that helps you process that last statement). Moreover, they were a delight to work with...never pushy, always coming up and then implementing good ideas, showing us their work along the way to reassure us that we were in good hands with them as our photographers.
I know that this in my first review, and that high praise (and let's be fair, damning condemnation) is the norm when it comes to sizing up your vendors after the fact. Let me share two important facts: 1) this is my third unique review for this very dedicated team (they earned every single one of them), and, 2) (as stated earlier) I'm the groom.
If you think you can find another photographer who can get your future husband excited about something so normally-dreary as having your picture taken, then I suggest you hire them!
I loved working with Luis and Clarissa! They make hours of photography fly by, and the pictures turned out beautifully. I also got my pictures back from them in 4 weeks; I appreciated not having to wait. They are both very professional, and a talented pair of photographers that is worth every dollar.
Oh, where to begin.....I was planning my October wedding from VA and had to do all of my vendor search on this amazingly vast world wide web. Planning from a distance is tough enough but throw in the Chicago factor and all that the city has available and, well, it can get pretty complicated (as if the stress of planning isn't enough!!) There are so many photographers in the Chicago area to choose from and I was fortunate enough to stumble across Luis and Clarissa's work. Boy was I lucky!
From the very first glance through their gallery, I was hooked. They have an incredible eye for detail and capture moments that bring you right back to the day. We chose not to have a video portion for our wedding day and I don't regret it one bit as Luis and Clarissa captured the energy, love and happiness through their pictures. From our first meeting to the delivery of the final wedding pictures, they were incredibly professional, prompt and very attentive. We opted for the engagement session prior to the wedding day and I'm so glad we did! Not only because now we have super cool pictures of us (friends have all said we look like we're in an anthropologie catalogue shoot) but because we were able to spend some time in front of the camera which was VERY helpful for both me and my husband. It can feel so silly to stare into each others eyes or kiss for a picture but you better get used to it!
Working with them was fabulous ~ they share their love (husband/wife team) and enthusiasm so readily that you can't help but want to spend your own wedding day with them! They are by your side most of the day so just remember you need to really like your photographer!! WIth that said, they were so unobtrusive and caught amazing images seamlessly. Many of our guests remarked how incredible they were in how they moved about the day. My husband loved that there was no stage direction and constant critiquing of our posture/position. It was all very natural and relaxed...just what we wanted!!!
And now, about the pictures....they are absolutely STUNNING. We have received so many comments from friends and family that they are blown away by how beautiful our pictures turned out. Wedding pictures (in general) are always memorable but the pictures they took are breathtaking. They are artistic, emotional and fun. My husband just keeps saying 'they're just so cool!'
Another suggestion I have for couples is to do the First Look session with them prior to the wedding. While I love that we have such cool pictures of just the two of us, it was the time shared together prior to the ceremony that is my favorite part of our day. Walking up to my super handsome husband-to-be and tapping him on his shoulder was such an intimate and special moment for me. It's not a traditional approach but it was so worth "breaking the rules"! We'd been planning this day for so many months that I wanted to maximize our time together because it goes by so quickly!
Bottom line, I Luv Photo rocks. I look forward to following their work and would love another opportunity to work with them again in the future.
I LUV I Luv Photo, (THAT'S NOT A TYPO) and Ill give you three reasons why. In today's America, anyone can hold a camera (or cell phone), hit the shutter button, add a cool filter from a trending app then share their 'awesomeness' in seconds, and term that photography (some may even try to sell this). But although tech savvy we are in this 21st century, there still remains no invention to replace art, not just art, but the aesthetics of art. The story telling perception of this husband and wife team (which I bet u, were HS sweethearts, they so act like it) was way beyond our expectation. Like most of you reading this review, my wife and I spent months (3 months in fact), maximizing the benefits of search engines; reading magazines, newspapers, any wedding photography literature my wife came across; calling photographers just to get a vibe; attending annual wedding conventions; asking friends/family for suggestions etc., so when we finally decided to meet with I Luv Photo to discuss our expectations, we still weren't 100% confident we'd chose Chicago's/Chicagoland's top choice for our needs.
This all changed the moment we met Luis and Clarissa. These two photographers were so approachable, my wife and I felt as if we'd met them before (which never happened), and this is the "THING 1" we believe was super important. If your wedding photographer(s) has communication issues, drop them immediately. Your wedding MOMENT will never happen again, NEVER. So if your uncomfortable with or having any difficulty communicating effectively to someone whose capturing YOUR MOMENT through THEIR eyes, then find some other eyes to capture your moment immediately.
Next is "THING 2 (which leads to thing 3)", 'would I buy stock from this photographer's business?' Weird question uh, but seriously, think about it. My wife and I noticed with other photographers we 'liked', that there always seemed to be an imbalance between true professionalism and simplicity. In short, some photographers had decent work, but their, website, communication and general company presentation was quite unpretentious, not something you'd want to invest a dollar in. On the flip side, we found decent talent that gave so much detail on what they do, how they do it, why they do it, cost for doing it Way A, Way B or Way C, and additional options within Way A, B or C. Along with that, communication with them was unnecessarily complicated. You call one number to get another number or email, to then call that number to be transferred to another number or office, to finally reach an automated response that gives you multiple ways to leave a message, finally, when human interaction is reached, you end up communicating with a tech-lingo savvy money hungry pseudo-professional business person that's 'simply' not understanding one concept, "this is your big day, and things need to be professional but simple, cause you only have a million other things to stress about." ILuvPhoto's blend of simplicity, a refined perspective, communication, professionalism, customer service and guaranteed joy when you unpack their finished product likens to that of a company I'm sure most of us would invest in a share or two of their stock, Apple®.
Finally THING 3, $$$ MONEY MONEY MONEY. Let's face it, in comparing prices for family, graduation, newborn, business, wedding photography etc. Wedding pictures generally have higher price points (for obvious reasons) but a bit more options. For your wedding day, your going to want the best 'BANG for your BUCK,' without sacrificing any BANG (:-)) . We've compared prices, reviews, quality and styles from so many wedding photographers in Chicago/Chicagoland, Illinois and out of state, and simply put, I Luv Photo's pricing options for their Hollywood Celebrity-like quality and service is ridiculously-down-right the best price points you'd find anywhere.
My wife and I are pretty average people (I think so, idk lol), which after much research, made a choice for I Luv Photo. AND (never start a sentence with and, ok) if we were a slight bit disappointed in our wedding pictures, I would've given a heads up to other potential customers and made it known to the World Wide Web using every possible social outlet available to us, BUT, we were beyond pleased, and suggest you contact I Luv Photo immediately and stop thinking about it, they're seriously awesome (if I haven't said that already). And tell them rohan and jennifer said HELLO!
Luis & Clarissa at iLuvPhoto were really nice, fast to respond to emails, and they delivered a great set of photos. 5 stars all the way!
Luis and Clarissa were an awesome couple to work with. Our photos turned out great, better then what we imagined. At first I was a little worried about having 2 photographers, I thought it would be over kill and would feel like the paparazzi were following us, but they ended up being very out of the way. I've been to some weddings where the photog was really over powering and kind of rude, but Luis and Clarissa were very laid back and nice. Anytime I have a friend whose getting married I always recommend I Luv Photo. Thanks alot you two!!