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Jolie Images Photography & Video

Chicago, IL January 8, 2015—Jolie Images Photography and Video is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2015 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. In 2015, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received this distinguished accolade.  The Knot Best of Weddings 2015 provides an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country.

To determine the winners, The Knot assessed a sample of almost one million real reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.

“We are honored to be receiving this highly coveted award for the 5th year in a row. Thank you to all of our wonderful bride’s and groom’s who nominated us for this award with their raving reviews.”

The Knot has helped inspire and plan more than 25 million weddings. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with just the right wedding professional to create a wedding that is unique to them. More than eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot, and they can be connected to any of 250,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot is marrying great technology with trusted content — and a little love — to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

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Jolie Images Reviews 2013

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Jolie Images Photography has done it again! Our review by our 2012 brides and grooms have earned us two highly coveted awards. The 2013 Knot’s Pick for the 4th year in a row and Wedding Wire’s 2013 Bride’s Choice Award for a 5th year in a row!

We would like to thank all of our wonderful brides and grooms that reviewed us and helped us to win these awards. We strive to always give beautiful wedding photography for a very affordable price. After all, as we say here at Jolie Images “Memories should be priceless… Not Expensive.”

Wheeling, IL – January 21, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Jolie Images has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 for photographers in Chicago, IL !

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Jolie Image’s Photography selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Jolie Images.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner,Jolie Images is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards® program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Jolie Images Photography and Video for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

Jolie Images is thrilled to be one of the top Photographer in the Chicago, IL area in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® for 2013.

For more information about Jolie Images, please visit their home page:

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards®, please visit

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire®, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on, and other leading sites, including, and

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Affordable Photo Booth Rentals Chicago | Rent One For Your Wedding

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Just In! New Affordable Table Top and Open Air PHOTO BOOTHS!  Rental from $545

Photo booths add so much fun to your wedding! Our Photo booth packages offer unlimited hours and prints for a super affordable price.

If you will be holding your wedding in the Chicago area, consider renting a photo booth for your reception. Our brand new state of the art photo booths are super impressive. We have new open air photo booths that are small, take up virtually no space and easy to transport. Therefore we can offer Chicago area brides and grooms an inexpensive and affordable way to have photo booths at their wedding.

Each photo booth package  comes with:

  • Unlimited photo /photo strips taken and printed throughout the night!
  • The ability for your guests to choose on the spot between color, black and white, sepia or painted effect photo strips
  • The ability for you to add your name and event date at the bottom of every photo strip
  • An easy to use touch screen interface on each photo booth.
  • High resolution cameras
  • The ability to fit up to 125 people in the photo booth shots!  (open air models only)
  • High quality lighting to ensure that every image looks great!
  • The unique option to add a video message from guests *when thumbdrive is added

Photo booth scrapbooks and thumb drives of all hi-res images are available as is video messages from all your guests!

View our affordable photo booth packages & pricing here.

Rent Our Open Air Table Top Photo Booth

The above Open Air Table Top Photo Booth can fit up to 125 people in every high resolution shot. Your reception room and dance floor makes for a fun and unique backdrop that captures the energy of  your wedding day in each shot. Many of our bride and grooms prefer this to the usual curtain backdrop that traditional photo booths use. If you prefer the more traditional curtain backdrop, we also have affordable traditional photobooths as well!

Rent Our Open Air Stand Alone Photo Booth

Above you will see our open air stand alone photo booth.  This photo booth stands 7 feet high yet takes up almost no space with it’s small footprint yet fits up to 125 people in the shot with your wedding reception room as the backdrop.  It’s easy to use touch screen interface will be loved by all your wedding guests. It ( as all of our photo booths do) immediately prints out unlimited photo strips after the photos are taken. Another great photobooth that will fit into any reception room. Your reception room and dance floor makes for a fun and unique backdrop that captures the energy of  your wedding day in each shot.

Traditional Photo Booth Rental Chicago

Rent Our Traditional Photobooth

Our Traditional Photobooth is traditional in the fact that it is a closed off area that can comfortably fit up to 10-12 people (2 sizes available) and take the photos against curtain backdrop.  However our state of the art tradition photobooth has a touch screen interface, a high resolution camera and optional props (hats, boas etc)  at no additional charge for a limited time.

To see a complete list of what each booth includes and the affordable prices, please click here.

“We are so glad that we rented the Photo Booth for our wedding! Our guests had such a fun time and used it all night. We  just got our images and video messages  that the photo booth recorded and we thoroughly enjoyed going through it and seeing  our guests having so much fun! It’s like being at our own wedding all over again! “ – Ashley & Mike  4-28-12

Chicago Photo Booth Rental – 847.850.7052

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Civil Union Photographers Chicago, IL

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We at Jolie Images are photographers that do not differentiate between same sex weddings and opposite sex weddings…

Love is Love,

– and  we have been photographing commitment ceremonies for the gay and lesbian communities since we first opened our studio doors years ago.

To put it lightly, we are THRILLED that Illinois is now going to be one of the wonderful states to recognize civil unions and same-sex marriages!  (It’s about time ;-). June 1st, 2011 is the date the proposal goes into full effect and already we are being contacted by couples that are planning their civil union ceremony and reception. This is a big step in the right direction. Today the first same sex couples were allowed to take their legal vows and recieve their Civil Union license. Many Chicago area lesbian and gay couples are now planning not only their civil union ceremonies but their receptions as well. Our photographers are not only comfortable with these types of events but eager to photograph same sex couples on their special day.

We are also getting calls from our gay and lesbian customers that had us photograph their commitment ceremonies before this landmark legislation was passed- they are now re-taking their vows to be legally joined so that they may have the same rights as their married counterparts.

We are the Chicago area’s most affordable, top rated, award winning photographers and we would be honored to photograph your civil union. Give us a call at: 1-866-922-3961 or email us at

Gay couples are now allowed to legally be joined in civil unions in the state of Illinois. This couple had photos taken at Peterson Park in Chicago after their commitment ceremony vows.

To celebrate this victoriou legislation , throughout the entire month of June, we will be giving a $50 discount on all 10 hour commitment ceremony/civil union packages that start at $595.  After that celebratory discount, we will no longer be offering that because as we said, we do not differentiate between same sex weddings and commitment ceremonies. Please mention promo code: 601FINALLY when booking your civil union photography package.  If you are interested in viewing some gay and/or lesbian wedding photo galleries and or sample photos, just let us know and we can give you the gallery login information.

More about our photography:
We shoot a beautiful blend of traditional, photojournalistic, contemporary and artistic styles. We are the area’s top rated studio and have tons of reviews and testimonials that we are proud of. We are licenced, insured and always have backup photographers/equipment “just in case”. Engagement portraits, either on-location and in-studio are also available.  Save the date cards are a great way to celebrate both your engagement and the June 1st recognition of civil unions for same sex couples.

Instantly check if your date is still available on our website.

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Jolie Images Photography Partners With David's Bridal Vernon Hills, IL & Norridge, IL

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We are proud to announce that we are the official photography partners of the David’s Bridal in Vernon Hills, IL and the David’s Bridal in Norridge, IL . We feel that David’s Bridal is a wedding dress company that is in line with our mission of  giving “more for less”. David’s bridal has always offered beautiful and affordable designer wedding gowns at a fraction of the price that other wedding dress stores do.  David’s Bridal is well known for their $99 wedding dress sale where you can get a beautiful wedding dress for only $99.  We at Jolie Images offer beautiful wedding photography for the full day for only $595 – Therefore we feel that we are a perfect match with David’s Bridal!

See our work on display when you visit either location. We will be there certain days for sales and special events so call so call or email us if you would like to meet us there! 1-866-922-3961

More about David’s Bridal

David’s bridal offers more than just wedding dresses, they offer bridesmaids dresses, veils, shoes and more.

David’s Bridal in Vernon Hills is located at 700 North milwaukee ave in Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Their phone number is 847-816-7663

David’s Bridal in Norridge is located at 4512 North Harlem Avenue Norridge, IL 60706. Their phone number is 708- 583-1740

Find  helpful wedding tips and more at their blog.

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

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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…

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Wedding Videography at Jolie Images!

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It just so happens that being in the wedding photography industry so long, we know a bunch of talented videographers. We have been referring our brides & grooms to them for a while now but many of our brides & grooms have told us that they would appreciate booking their wedding photography and wedding videography through the same place. So.. we had a meeting with our videographers and worked out some amazing video packages that are just as affordable and amazing as our photography packages. Our videographers shoot in a journalistic style and have an amazing eye for capturing and editing weddings. Like our photography, our videography will have backup videographers incase of any emergencies and all our videographers will shoot with the finest state of the art video equipment as well as have backup equipment at every event.  We will be offering video services for weddings in Illinois, parts of Wisconsin as well as parts of Indiana. We look forward to providing you with the most amazing photography and now videography for your wedding!

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Remembering Our Mission

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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!

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