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Wedding Reception at White Deer Run in Vernon Hills, IL

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations

We recently photographed a beautiful wedding at a beautiful location. White Deer Run is a reception hall and country club that is on one of Greg Norman’s golf courses. We love photographing weddings at White Deer Run because of the beautiful outdoor scenery. They make for great shots! The indoor rooms are also very beautiful with lots of windows overlooking the beautiful golf course. It makes for a perfect spot to say your vows in front of.

Here are some pictures of Diane & Walter’s wedding so you can check it out if you are considering having your wedding at this particular hall. The wedding took place on June 6th 2009,

White Deer Run Wedding On The Golf Course

White Deer Run Wedding On The Golf Course

White Deer Run Wedding On The Golf Course Bridge

White Deer Run Wedding On The Golf Course Bridge

White Deer Run Wedding In The Golf Cart

White Deer Run Wedding In The Golf Cart

White Deer Run Wedding Ceremony

White Deer Run Wedding Ceremony

Thank you Diane and Walter for choosing us to photograph your beautiful wedding. We are happy to have been a part of your special day.

www.JolieImages.com

If you are interested in having your wedding ceremony and or reception at a beautiful golf course, consider White Deer Run. http://www.whitedeergolf.com/

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Unique Wedding On Halloween at Chateau Ritz Niles, IL

Posted in Blog, Ceremony & Reception Locations, Our Wedding Photography, Visit Our Website

Wow we just did an amazing Halloween wedding this past Halloween. It is the most unique wedding we have seen this year. Even our photographers arrived in costume as the paparazzi. It is amazing that Anna and Jeff were able to pull it off. It is both haunting and in it’s own way…romantic. They had a fun wedding and stayed true to themselves. This was definitely not a cookie-cutter wedding. Everything from the guest wedding favors to the table settings to their bridal outfits came together in an awesome way. Way to go Anna and Jeff.

The reception was held at Chateau Ritz in Niles, IL. We have seen many weddings at Chateau Ritz and we have never seen the room decked out like this! We are posting these photographs so you other Chicago area brides and grooms can see how clever these two were!

Unique Bridal Shoes Photo

Unique Bridal Shoes Photo

Halloween Wedding Decorations

Halloween Wedding Decorations

Halloween Wedding Table Centerpiece

Halloween Wedding Table Centerpiece

Halloween Wedding Head Table Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Head Table Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Open Bar Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Open Bar Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Reception Room Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Reception Room Chateau Ritz, Niles, ILHalloween Wedding Guest Table Setup Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Bridal Photograph Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Bride Anna Chateau Ritz, Niles, ILHalloween Groom Jeff Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Cake Topper Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Cake Topper Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Head Table Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Head Table Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Cake...This is unique! Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Cake...This is unique! Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Guest Attire Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Guest Attire Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Bride & Groom. How appropriate! Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Halloween Wedding Bride & Groom. How appropriate! Chateau Ritz, Niles, IL

Anna & Jeff, we at Jolie Images were honored to do your wedding and we cannot wait to do your wedding album. That will be fun!      www.jolieimages.com

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Reception Wedding Chicago, Illinois (outdoor ceremonies & receptions)

Posted in Blog, Ceremony & Reception Locations

It seems there is a shortage of information available to brides in the Chicagoland area when it comes to selecting a nice reception hall that does nice outdoor ceremonies. Many couples are choosing to have their ceremony and reception at the same location and nothing beats an outdoor wedding ceremony on a beautiful day.
The following list is all in the Chicago area within a 60 mile radius. We have gorgeous photos from all these locations so be sure to call us at 1-866-922-3961 so we can show you sample wedding photographs from these halls. Our photographers are all very familiar and comfortable shooting at these halls so rest assured, when you get our $595 package, you not only get an amazing deal, you will get beautiful pictures that you will love!

Concorde Banquets Kildeer, IL
Wilder Mansion Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Haley Mansion Joliet, IL
The Odyssey Country Club Tinley Park, IL
Botanic Gardens Nothbrook, IL
The Cuneo Gardens /Museum Vernon Hills /Libertyville, IL (yes this is where My Best Friend’s Wedding with Julia Roberts was filmed!)
Chandler’s Banquets Schaumburg, IL
Kemper Lakes Kildeer, IL
Chevy Chase Wheeling, IL
Illinois Beach Resort Zion, IL (Very beautiful for outdoor ceremony – the photographs come out amazing!)
Seasons of Long Grove in Long Grove, IL
Chateau Bu-sche Alsip, IL
Bobak’s Signature events Woodridge, IL
Seven Bridges Country Club Woodridge, IL
The Narnia Estate Lemont, IL
Villa Olivia Bartlett, IL
Payton’s Roundhouse Aurora, IL
Meson Sabika Naperville, IL
Pheasant Run Resort St. Charles, IL
Mission Hills Northbrook, IL
Riverview Banquets Batavia, IL ( they have a nice gazebo to get married in ) see their images in our previous post!

We will continue to update you when we find more locations and venues. :-) www.JolieImages.com

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Do I Need 2 Wedding Photographers To Photograph My Wedding?

Posted in Blog, General Wedding Tips

If you have been wondering if you need a second photographer you are not alone. Initially we would say absolutely not; but there are more factors involved that need to help you make this decision. Any good wedding photographer should be able to handle up to a 250-300 guest wedding easily. When we hire photographers, we make sure that they are very experienced in taking large weddings. If you get an amateur photographer, you cannot expect to get the wedding photo coverage you deserve.

A professional wedding photographer knows how to move around and get the different angled shots he needs. He or she also knows all of the important shots to get. This includes the wedding party group, the parents, the cake, the bouquet throwing, the garter tossing, alter shots, wedding ring shots, etc. The only time that we would really recommend getting a second photographer at your wedding, is if you are very concerned about the amount of guest coverage you will get. Remember, one photographer is only one photographer. He can’t be in two places at the same time. This does not mean that he can’t get pre-ceremony wedding photos of both the bride and the groom before the ceremony. If a bride is getting ready in a hotel in downtown Chicago, he/she will be there first to get the pictures of her getting ready as well as her shots when she is done. This is also the time when he will get pictures with her and her bridemaids and family. Then he will go over to the church or reception hall (wherever the ceremony will be held) and round up groom and the groomsmen and his family for pictures before the ceremony begins.

Our photographers will always prioritize getting the important pictures of the bride & groom and their wedding party first. This means that while he/she is focusing on you and your family and your wedding party, he won’t be off taking pictures of your guests. After he gets the needed shots and and knows that he won’t miss anything important, he or she  can go get more pictures of your wedding guests. Don’t get me wrong, you will always have  wedding photographs of your guests no matter what. Even if it is just one photographer. In fact our single photographers are great at getting guest coverage. The question is; do you want more? If you want tons of pictures of your guests, then we would recommend getting a second photographer. Otherwise, one of our photographers will be able to cover your wedding perfectly. At Jolie Images ( a Chicagoland wedding photography studio) we have a $595.00 wedding photography package. This includes one photographer for the full wedding day, however if you want a second one at your wedding reception, your price will jump up to $895.00. That is a $300 difference and we are the most inexpensive Chicagoland photographers around. Most other photography studios here in Illinois will charge you a minimum of $1700.00 for 2 photographers! What I mean to say is, in the end it is up to you. How important is it to you? Do you want to pay the extra amount?  Can you pay the extra amount? After all, this is your wedding, your day & your money!

Either way, we can handle it!  CLICK HERE TO VISIT  OUR WEBSITE  to see if you date is available!

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Wedding At Riverview Banquets in Batavia, IL

Posted in Blog, Ceremony & Reception Locations

Jennie and Bill got married on June 13th of 2009.  We wanted to post this wedding for any brides and grooms out there in the Batavia, Geneva area that are thinking of holding their wedding at either the Fabyan Forest Preserve or Riverview Banquets.  As their wedding photographers, we just finished their custom wedding album design and wanted to show you some pictures from both the ceremony location site as well as the reception site. We thing their photos came out great and if you are in the Chicagoland area you may want to consider having your wedding ceremony and reception at one of these locations.

Their beautiful outdoor ceremony was held at Fabyan Forest preserve in Geneva IL. Here is a page from their wedding album showing that ceremony. Just click on it to view it larger.

Fabyan Forest Preserve Wedding Ceremony Location Picture

Here is more outdoor cermony pictures from the Fabyan Forest preserves.

Fabyan Forest Preserve Wedding Ceremony Location Picture

Fabyan Forest Preserve Wedding Ceremony Location Picture

Their wedding Reception was held at Riverview Banquets
1117 N Washington Ave
Batavia, IL 60510

Here are some photographs from the album.

Riverview Banquets Geneva, IL wedding reception pictures

Riverview Banquets Geneva, IL wedding reception pictures