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Affordable Naperville Wedding Photographer

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations, Our Wedding Photography on May 18th, 2011

Looking for an affordable and reliable Naperville Wedding Photographer? Look no further!

Jolie Images- Your Naperville Wedding Photographers

Jolie Images Photography and Video offers brides’s and grooms super affordable Wedding Packages that start at only  595 for a full 10 hour day!
If your wedding will take place in the Naperville area, consider us to photograph your special day.

Our photographers love photographing weddings in this area because there are so many beautiful venues/banquet halls and they all make for gorgeous wedding photos (both photojournalistic and traditional). From larger halls like  White Eagle Golf club, to the Naperville Country Club  to Maggiano’s Little Italy- Naperville offers a sleuth of  wedding venues that make for a great photographic backdrop. If you want gorgeous outdoor wedding photos,  consider McDowell Grove Forest Preserve or Greene Valley Forest Preserve (for smaller weddings). Centennial Beach facilities and parks and the Naperville Riverwalk in the downtown area also make for artistic wedding photographs that you will be sure to cherish forever. If your wedding will be held in the downtown area, you will have no shortage of amazing places to take wedding photos at.

There used to be a small  travel charge for us to photograph weddings in Naperville but since we love going out there so much, there are no longer any travel fees for us to go to there so you are guaranteed to get your wedding photography package at the  low price that you see on our straightforward pricing page here.

Often we get brides and grooms that have their ceremony at Naperville’s Millenium Carrillon  in Moser Tower. If it is a nice day, the ceremony is held right in front of the awe inspiring, 253 step tower. This16 foot  tower commemorating the dawn of the new millenium,  is complete with a 72 bell instrument that chimes on the hour so TIP: plan your vows inbetween the hours!   If the bride and groom are up to it (our photographers always are!), they can climb up after (or before) the ceremony and get some beautiful photographs overlooking the spectacular view. On very clear days you can even see the Chicago skyline from higher up.  You can also take the elevator and get some photos on the Gallery Level Observation Deck.Make sure that you contact the tower staff through their website to book your ceremony as you will need permission and a reservation. After the ceremony, take some time to get some beautiful photos by the other picturesque spots within walking distance. this includes the Riverwalk near Rotary Hill in the Heart of Naperville and Centennial Beach and beautiful woodsy areas.

Please feel free to browse our gallery of some recent weddings that took place in Naperville, IL.



More Info about Naperville, IL:
If you are considering a nice town to hold your wedding in Naperville may be your town! This charming and photographic town offers over 2 dozen amazing wedding venues to hold your wedding ceremony and reception.  It was voted one of the best places to live in 2008. Having out of town guest at your wedding? They will love making the trip out to Naperville. This town offers everything that an out of town guest would want. From dining, to  shopping, to spas, to accomodations your guests will love coming out there to celebrate your special day. You can find out more information here: www.visitnaperville.com
No travel fees to Naperville zipcodes 60540, 60563, 60564, 60565, 60566, 60567

Venues / Banquets / Reception Halls in Naperville

White Eagle Country Club at:  3400 Country Club Drive, Naperville, IL  60564
(630) 983-0012

Naperville Country Club at:  25W570 Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-6015

Maggiano’s Little Italy at:  1847 Freedom Drive, Naperville, IL 60563
(630)536-2270

Hotel Arista at City Gate:  2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville, IL  60563
(630) 579-4100

NIU Naperville Conference Center: 1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 577-9101 ‎

Award Winning Joliet Wedding Photographers

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations, Our Wedding Photography on May 18th, 2011

Jolie Images Wedding Photography and Video is now traveling to Joliet, IL for weddings for *no additional travel fee! Limited Time.

With award winning photography packages from $595 for 10 hours, we are the perfect match for a bride and groom on any budget.

Why do we love photographing weddings taking place in Joliet? Because the banquet halls and reception venues in Joliet make for beautiful photography and that is what we love to do… Making beautiful photographic memories at a price that any bride and groom can afford.

While we do not have a physical studio location in Joliet, we photograph dozens of weddings in the Joliet area even though it is about an hour from our Wheeling location. We do charge a small travel fee  of $50 to travel out to that area, but now it is like our second studio and we are waiving the travel charge for a limited time. Just mention that you OFFER  CODE: JOLIET BLOG to have your travel charge waived. Offer expires 1 year from this posting.

The Joliet Union train station makes for very contemporary and artistic wedding photos that you can display on your wall like fine art. If you are lucky and time it just right, you can get some great motion shots with a train whizzing by. This is very symbolic  in an artistic sense of the exciting whirlwind of emotions that will be happening on your very special wedding day.

Some of our favorite Joliet Wedding Venues  include:

The Patrick Haley Mansion on 17 South Center St.

The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station on E. Jefferson Street

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate on S. Eastern

Below is a gallery of  wedding photographs taken in Joliet, IL. If you have time before or after your ceremony, we highly recommend strolling around the train station to get some photographs both posed and unposed in this area.  Not only will it be a memorable experience but you will have beautiful photographs to keep forever.

Serving the Joliet Area ( 60431, 60432, 60433, 60434, 60435, 60436)

Just mention that you OFFER  CODE: JOLIET BLOG to have your Joliet travel charge waived. Offer expires 1 year from this posting.

Jolie Images Photography Reviews – 5 out of 5 Stars

Posted in Our Wedding Photography on May 10th, 2011

At Jolie Images Photography, reviews are very important to us.  Our good reviews have helped win us Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Award two years in a row. Wedding Wire brides and grooms voted Jolie Images a coveted 4.9 out of 5 rating for both 2010 and 2011. This year we also won the highly coveted award for “The Knot’s” Top Pick Award. You can find even more reviews on Project Wedding, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Wedding Channel and Wedding Bee.

Here are 5 reviews that we recently found online. At the Jolie Images Studio, we have hundreds of reviews on our photography in the form of  letters. We have begun the hard process of putting these into albums so that our brides and grooms that come into the studio can see them on display. We LOVE getting our reviews from our brides and grooms and we look forward to reading them  every time we receive one. We forward it on to each other and smile because we love what we do and we love when brides and grooms recognize our amazing value and work.

We encourage you to come by our studio to read more of our thank you letters and testimonials. We are proud of them and we really think that it helps show just what we at Jolie Images are all about.

Jolie Images  Wedding Photography Reviews By Recent Brides and Grooms

Thank you to our brides and grooms who left us these wonderful reviews. We can’t get enough of them, we read them often and we appreciate you! Also check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jolieimages to see our most recent reviews.

The Congress Hotel Wedding Photos

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations, Our Wedding Photography on September 28th, 2010

If your wedding is going to be in held in Chicago, we at Jolie Images would be honored to photograph your special day.

Often we get brides and grooms that are worried that having their outdoor photographs taken downtown means only skyscraper photos with no beautiful grassy photos. This is just not the case! Downtown photos not only get you contemporary skyline photos- but Chicago has great grassy areas,  parks (such as The Rose Garden) , fountains (such as Buckingham fountain), greenery and unique structures such as the Millenium Park Bean. There are so many wonderful scenes and they are all close together so that you can have a medley of different backdrops.

Our photographer Vanessa shot some of these fun and beautiful wedding photographs in Downtown Chicago. You can see how downtown Chicago makes a great backdrop for gorgeous wedding photos. We enjoy shooting weddings with super fun couples and bridal parties  and Erin and Nick’s wedding which was held at the Congress Hotel was one of these weddings.

Downtown Chicago Wedding Photography ( Indoor and Outdoor Photos SlideShow ) From Nick and Erin’s Wedding August 21, 2010

Thank you to Nick and Erin for letting us photograph their very special wedding day! You are a gorgeous couple and you have gorgeous photos to remember you wedding day…

There are many reception halls in the Downtown Chicago area where you can easily access these awesome photography spots. If you are interested in having your wedding at the Congress Hotel Here is their info:

The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
520 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60605

phone: 1-312-427-3800

http://www.congressplazahotel.com

A Winter Wedding In Chicago

Posted in Favorite Wedding Photos, Our Wedding Photography on August 2nd, 2010

Thinking About Planning a winter wedding in chilly Chicago?

Here are some photos from the  winter wedding of Amy and William Vant February 20, 2010.  Amy and William and their wedding party were super fun and it shows in these photos. Many couples choose not to have their wedding in winter months because they want beautiful outdoor photographs. If you are willing to take the plunge and have a winter wedding, you can still get amazing outdoor photos. The chilly Chicago air will make this outdoor winter photo session something brides and grooms as well as their bridal parties will be sure to remember forever. It makes for an exhillerating experience and fun, artistic wedding pictures.  This just goes to show, you can get great pix even in the snow! The cold will only last a few minutes, but the photos and memories will last a lifetime!

Congratulations Amy and William! You guys were so fun to work with…

Jolie Images Wins The Bride’s Choice Awards For Photography & Video Excellence

Posted in Announcements, Our Wedding Photography on February 16th, 2010
2010 Bride's Choice Awards - Wedding Photographers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues & More
Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Websites, Wedding Checklists

Jolie Images Photography and Video has been awarded the highly coveted Bride’s Choice Award!  The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds. Awards are distributed to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and are based on the overall achievements over the past year.

“We are excited to honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the country and help engaged couples plan their weddings. WeddingWire would like to commend this year’s recipients for their hard work and dedication to the wedding industry.”

Thank you to our wonderful brides and grooms who reviewed us and let Wedding Wire know about your good experience with us. We sincerely appreciate it…

Unique Wedding On Halloween at Chateau Ritz Niles, IL

Posted in Blog, Ceremony & Reception Locations, Our Wedding Photography, Visit Our Website on November 13th, 2009

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

Wedding Photography Reviews from our Chicago Area Brides!

Posted in Blog, Our Wedding Photography, Wedding Vendors on October 12th, 2009

A big thank you to all our customers that took the time to post on WeddingWire.Com as well as all the other wedding vendor directories out there.

Thanks to you, we are the top listing in the Chicago, IL area on Wedding Wire. Your reviews on our wedding photography help other brides & grooms feel confident & secure in choosing us to photograph their weddings. Often when brides and grooms see our low photography packages prices, they feel that the service won’t be great. Thank you for letting us and our future customers know that low prices does not mean you will be sacrificing any photography quality – your wedding photos will be beautiful!. We were able to earn the highly coveted WeddingWire rated badge. Please click on the below badge to view our reviews.

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Why Digital Wedding Photography Should Save You Money.

Posted in General Wedding Tips, Our Wedding Photography on January 19th, 2009

If you are looking for a wedding photographer to shoot your wedding and are wondering if prices directly correlate to the quality of the photographs you are going to get then you need to read this.

Wedding photography has traditionally always been a large chunk of the bride & grooms wedding budget. But why did wedding photography prices start off so high? The answer is simple. It was because of overhead costs. Before digital wedding photography, the photographer would have to take their negatives to a professional lab. Any photographer that brought their work to a drug store to be processed was not considered professional. After all, one mistake by a drug store technician on a mini-lab and all of the precious wedding images would be gone. An experienced, professional lab was very necessary to trust that the super sensitive negatives would be processed correctly. Then after that, the negatives needed to be color corrected individually by lab technicians to insure accurate color, printed on archival professional grade photographic paper and often scanned into digital format if needed. This would normally cost the photographers hundreds of dollars in lab fees. The professional film alone cost $8.00 – $10.00 per roll. Therefore, these prices were worked into their package prices and these prices have been rising ever since. Well digital photography has almost completely taken over the wedding photography industry (not to mention almost entirely over all other kinds of photography.)

So the question remains; why are wedding photography prices rising? After all the savings of film and lab fees should be passed to the customer. Well in all fairness, most photographers still have lab fees but in actuality, the lab fees have gone down! There isn’t any film to buy, there are no negative developing fees, digital printing is easier, lower grade photography paper became better and software makes color correction fast and affordable. Therefore professional labs found themselves competing with the constantly lowering drug store prices. There is no good reason that wedding photography prices should be raising when they should be lower. When you pay for a photographer, you should mainly be paying for a service. Somewhere down the timeline, photographers did not even think about ever lowering their prices. After all, why should they when the high prices are already set and expected? Well in today’s competitive market, some photographers have actually realized that they can still get their photography service fees while lowering their wedding package prices. When you see a photographer that has beautiful work but charges only a fraction of what other photography studios are charging, then the obvious reason is that they are passing the cut overhead fees to their customers. It does not at all mean that their work is not as good as the photographer charging so much more. When choosing your wedding photographer, view samples of their work, their testimonials, make sure they are reliable and most important; do not assume because you are paying less that you are getting less!

We at Jolie Images are one of the studios that saw the value in lowering our prices to provide brides and grooms with beautiful, professional event photography. Overhead costs are tremendously cut and we pass that savings onto you, charging you only for the actual service that we are giving you. No longer do you have to pay for high lab fees that just aren’t there anymore. Check out our prices and see for yourself!

Remembering Our Mission

Posted in Announcements, Blog, Our Wedding Photography on January 19th, 2009

We just today got an email from a bride-to-be who once again reminded us that we are fulfilling our mission; To provide beautiful, high-quality, professional photography to everyone. There is no reason for outlandish, sky high  photography prices that we often see here in the Chicagoland area. We can offer the same or better photography for only a fraction of the cost. Below is a copy of the email.

Hi Jolie Images,

My name is Jenna , and I put my information into your website to check avaliablity, and it showed me a reply that you are avaliable for that date!! (September 18th, 2009) I’ve looked at all of your photos and your examples of the albums and I am amazed at how beautiful they all are, especially for the price, it’s almost as it’s too good to be true! My fiance and I are paying for our own wedding and all the prices that we’ve come by are way too expensive, and you guys offer the same services, for the perfect pricing!I’ve read all of your testimonials, and they are nothing but good things about your photography.  I’m so glad that I found you guys and I cannot wait to hear back from you!