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Affordable Naperville Wedding Photographer

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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.

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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:
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

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 ‎

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Award Winning Joliet Wedding Photographers

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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.

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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.

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Allen Williams Events in Chicago at Dynasty Banquets in Hammond, In

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations, Wedding Planners, Wedding Vendors

We recently photographed the wedding of Enid and Reginald. Their wedding was on October 30th 2010 and they used Allen William Events as their wedding planner and coordinator. Their wedding was beautiful and elegant and pretty in pink! Congratulations to Enid and Reginald and way to go Allen Williams Events! The wedding was held at the beautiful wedding venue Dynasty Banquets in Hammond, Indiana.

Here are some photos of the details of their wedding. For more about Allen Williams Events, see below.

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About Allen Willams Events From Their Website

Nicole has been planning weddings and special events since 2005.  As a result of her love of event planning, Allen/Williams Events was born.  Nicole’s eye for style and elements of design paired with organizational skills will make planing your event pure bliss!  Her entire team has extensive event planning experience and are all committed to meeting your needs.

If you are in the Chicago Area and you wish to contact Allen Williams Events, here is their contact information:


Dynasty Banquets located in Hammond, Indiana is a great wedding venue that is conveniently located not too far grom Chicago. It is a beautiful and large hall with 89 guest suites.  We love photographing wedding their because their picturesque gazebo and their glamourous stair case makes for beautiful wedding photos. To see more of Enid and Reginald’s wedding photos please contact us.

If you are interested in having your wedding at Dynasty Banquets, visit their website at:

4125 Calumet Ave.
Hammond, IN

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Yanni Design Studio Wedding Photographs At Astoria Banquets

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations, Wedding Vendors

We love photographing weddings where Yanni Design Studio has done the the decorating. They always turn whatever wedding venue they are at into a magical place. They are literally geniuses at transforming a room into a wedding wonderland. From amazing  lighting, to lucious flowers, to elegant linens to their unique indoor fireworks system, Yanni does it all.  They have been beautifying weddings in the Chicago area for over 10 years and they have the experience that allows us to highly recommend them to our brides and grooms. Like Jolie Images,  Yanni Design Studio works with your individual preferences and budget to create your unique and breathtaking wedding.

Yanni Design Studio is located nearby our photography studio in Wheeling.  If you are a bride and/or groom and you are looking to create your perfect wedding, you can contact Yanni Design Studio at 847-419-9999 or visit their new website at or email them at Join their mailing list to get updated on other recent events that they transformed. It is always so fun to look at.

If you are interested in contacting Jane Allen Events, please read more about her here.
If you are interested in holding your wedding at Astoria Banquets in Buffalo Grove, IL , click here for more information.

Please click on the below wedding photographs to view the full size images.

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Colorful Wedding Photographs Taken At Floryan Banquets, Des Plaines, IL -G.E.S Events

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations, Wedding Planners

Ibitayo and Oluseyi had their wedding on August 14th 2010 at the beautiful Floryan Banquets in Des Plaines, IL.

Erica Siafa of G.E.S Events was the wedding planner of this wedding and she did a FANTASTIC job. The creative  use of flowers, candles and colors created a fun and colorful- yet elegant wedding. Our photographer had a blast photographing this fun couple at their gorgeous wedding. The wedding color theme was a rainbow of bright colors. Whoever said that wedding colors had to just be one or 2 colors will be amazed to see how the use of so many colors created a breathtaking reception.  The bridal party was as colorful as the flowers- with  dresses and vests to match the beautiful floral arrangements which included bright pink  hydrangeas, colorful carnations, elegant white roses,  fancy feathers and fun beads among other items.

If you are looking to plan a colorful wedding at a beautiful banquet hall in the Chicagoland area, we highly recommend that you contact G.E.S events and consider the beautiful Floryan Banquests in Des Plaines.

Please click on the below photo gallery to view some of the gorgeous wedding photographs that our photographer Boris took there. Below the gallery you will find more information about Floryan and G.E.S Events.

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More about Floryan Banquets:

Floryan Banquets is conveniently located in Des Plaines, IL  near I-90 just minutes away from O’Hare airport. It  accomodates anywhere from 50-400 guests, has free parking, special amenities and years of culinary experience and professional service.  For more information, please contact them.
1730 Elmhurst Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Reservations (847) 758-8225

About G.E.S: From Erica Siafa
G.E.S. EVENTS is a full service design house which specializes in creating a lifestyle for our clients. We are able to transform any major event in your life to reflect your personality and vision. The team at G.E.S. consists of young fashionable designers that believe entertaining should be done with style.  If it’s a wedding, party, or house viewing from the moment a guest enters your space till the last toast has been made every moment should entice both their emotion and senses; starting with memorable pictures seen throughout during a cocktail hour to sweet smells of one of a kind custom made floral arrangements.  Create a lifetime of memories with G.E.S

You can reach them at:  1-847-769-1460

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Music To Go DJ Service At Myers Castle In Dyer, IN

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations, Wedding Vendors

The following photos are from the wedding of  Nicole and Mike which took place on August 20th, 2010 at the amazing Myers Castle in Dyer, Indiana. Meyers Castle is a beautiful setting for both gorgeous ceremonies and receptions-  and when you combine it with the lighting and music services of Music To Go DJ Service,  the result is an elegant and fun wedding that will be remembered forever.

We were honored to photograph Nicole and Mike’s special wedding day. The room was elegantly lit and the entire group had the  time of their lives!

Please click on the below thumbnails to view the images larger.

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If you are having a wedding in the Chicago area and you are  interested in using Music To Go DJ Service, here is their contact info:

Chris Florek
owner, DJ

If you are interested in having your wedding at Myers Castle, here is the contact info:

1370 Joliet St.
Dyer, IN 46311

219 . 865 . 8452 ( Indiana )
773 . 646 . 5613 ( Illinois )


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A Wedding By Jane Allen Events, Professional Bridal Consultant at Astoria Banquets

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations, Wedding Planners, Wedding Vendors

Jane Allen Events is a Jolie Images highly recommended wedding vendor. It is a wedding photographers dream to photograph a beautifully coordinated wedding that is the perfect combination of elegant and fun.  If you are looking for a truly professional bridal consultant that will help make your day a picture perfect day with your own unique flare, we suggest contacting Jane Allen Events.

On August 20, 2010, we had the privilege of photographing Quinette and Jerry’s wedding at the beautiful Astoria Banquets in Buffalo Grove. The outdoor shots were shot at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Northbrook which is not far from Astoria right before the reception.  As you can see from the below slideshow, Jane Allen did an amazing job. The wedding ran smoothly and effortlessly and it shows in the photographs. If you are interested in hiring Jane Allen to help create your dream wedding, her contact information can be found below.
Click on any of the below thumbnail images to see the full photo and/or a slideshow.

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More About Jane Allen

Jane Allen not only has an excellent eye for detail but has the experience and passion to help create your dream wedding.  Jane received the designation of Professional Bridal Consultant ™ through the Association of Bridal Consultants.  As Founder of Jane Allen Events, Jane believes that a flawlessly executed wedding is a must and prides herself in spending time ensuring that every event gets the personalized attention it deserves… “because in your dreams, every detail matters”

If you are interested in having Jane Allen coordinate your wedding, here is her contact info:

If you are interested in having your wedding at Astoria Banquets, here is their contact information:
1375 West Dundee Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Tel: 847.392.7500
Fax: 847.392.7577

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The Congress Hotel Wedding Photos

Posted in Ceremony & Reception Locations, Our Wedding Photography

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

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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

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Wedding Photographs At Arrowhead Golf Club Wheaton, IL

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If you want and elegant and beautiful wedding, we at Jolie Images recommend Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton, IL. Arrowhead Golf Club is on our preferred Chicagoland wedding reception halls list because we love taking gorgeous photos there! The inside is romantic and elegant and makes for a great backdrop for wedding photographs. If you are a bride or groom that is looking to take breathtaking outdoor shots, look no further. Arrowhead’s reception hall is on a scenic golf course with green rolling hills.

If you are interested in having your wedding your wedding at the Arrowhead Golf Club, there is more information at the bottom of this post.

Below are photos from Jennifer and Jonathan’s wedding reception that took place on August 15th of 2010 at Arrowhead.

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More about Arrowhead:

Conveniently  located in the heart of DuPage County. Magnificient Clubhouse amenities and service. Spectacular course views in all seasons. Unique meeting and event space for groups of 10 to 300.

Arrowhead Golf Club Additional Offerings:

  • Indoor Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony 
  • Specialized Linens
  • Coat Check Service
  • Custom Designed Sweet Tables
  • Ice Carvings
  • Valet Parking

(630) 653-5802

26w300 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

Link to their website’s wedding information:

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Lake Forest Flowers Bouquet Photos at the Deerfield Hyatt

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Vicki and Mike had their wedding  May 8th, 2010. Their reception took place at the Deerfield Hyatt in Deerfield, IL

Lake Forest Flowers was their florist. We love the beautiful flowers that they had so we are taking a moment to show you.  The gorgeous combination of purple, fuchsia and white hues made for gorgeous flower photographs and a gorgeous wedding.

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If you would like to contact Lake Forest Flowers about being your wedding florist, here is their contact info:

546 Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Our tradition of high quality products, value and service is evident in every order we handle. Our work has been shown in Architectural Digest and many other prominent publications. Our customers include major corporations, hotels, and thousands of individual people whom it is our utmost goal to please.
Lake Forest Flowers has become the premier floral establishment in both the Chicago area and its world wide delivery service.

If you are interested in having your wedding at the Deerfield Hyatt here is the contact information:

1750 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Here is a link to their wedding planning page:

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