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I got two photographers for my wedding in September 2013. I was able to meet one in advance to make sure that we got along. We went over everything the week before the wedding. Both photographers showed up early and were willing to do shots that I wanted and they also suggested really interesting ideas. Bill and Michael did a great job! I will be getting my photos soon and I am very excited to see their work!
Our experience with TWA was positive right from the start! At our initial meeting, I got all the information I needed and didn't feel pressured at all to make a decision right away.
Our photographers (we decided to have two, one was there all day and one was there for 5 hours starting at the ceremony) were both professional and we got so many amazing shots! Palo (our main photographer) was really good about making sure he got all the shots I wanted, I sent him some specific shots I wanted ahead of time and he got to all of them.
Once our proofs were ready, the process of choosing an album and what options we had was explained very well. We can't wait to see our album!
They are wonderful! Our photographers made our wedding day a blast!
I really enjoyed working with TWA and loved my photographer Jerry and my videographer Rex. They were very professional, Jerry had a lot of good ideas, he even helped me pick location where to take the pictures due to the fact that my first choice did not work out. I got my video back in 2 weeks and my proofs, much faster then expected even with wedding season in full blown session!
Book Timothy Whaley & Associates ("TWA") for your photography and/or videography and stop worrying.
This will be the best day of your life and you don't want to take any chances, you want the best. I did, and I got it. I used two photographers from TWA (Palo and Douglas) and a videographer (Rex). They were all ABSOLUTE PROFESSIONALS. I was worried with other places that I would just get a student or part-time available photographer. I knew that I would only get one shot at this, and if my pictures sucked I would regret it forever. I truly expected the best from this company - Palo, Douglas, and Rex delivered and then some. Photography/videography is their life. They managed everything for me - lighting, positions, people not to miss, schedules, ideas to make locations or arrangements better, the 'styles' that my bride and I preferred, just... everything. Palo, Douglas, and Rex worked for me like I was their FAMILY and they CARED about my wedding.
With so much to worry about and so many things to do, it was priceless to have these professionals taking care of me. Five stars plus to Palo, Douglas and Rex from TWA. Thanks guys.
The images you captured are one of the great treasures of my life.
Wonderful service and professionalism. Photos turned out beautiful. Would recommend!
I am so happy and impressed with Timothy Whaley's quality and service. I consider myself to be a big "picture person" so my wedding pictures were VERY important to me. We had a main photographer and a photojournalist the day of. Having two photographers really helped a lot with timing and capturing two different angles. The photojournalist was very flexible and willing to go to the church to take the formal portraits of the groomsmen (even though that technically isn't what the photojournalist is meant to do) while I finished getting ready and the other photographer took pictures of me with my bridesmaids. I emailed several pictures from Pinterest or other weddings I have been to that I really liked and the photographers were able to capture EVERY single one of those pictures- I was so impressed and pleased!
My edited wedding video was also ready 2 weeks after the wedding! We were told it could take up to 3 months, so that was a very pleasant surprise. I was under the impression that we received the raw footage in addition to our edited video, but it is available for an additional $150 which I think is worth it because there is only so much of the dancing that can fit into a 1.5-2 hour video :)
We have not received our wedding album or any prints yet so I can't speak to the quality of those, but the prints and albums I saw in the studio are beautiful and I can't wait to see our finished products!
My photographer was completely awesome!! He knew exactly what i wanted, what i liked, and he was so flexible and understanding. I was excited after seeing his work and even more thrilled when i saw my proofs! I get married every time i look at my photos, which is a very awesome feeling!
From start to finish TWA provided us with excellent service! We were able to meet at a location that was convenient for us for our initial consultation and were able to choose a photographer that worked with what we wanted. Although our photographers gave us suggestions for picture poses, they were more than willing to let us do our own thing as well. Overall, we had a great experience from start to finish and would definitely recommend them!
The photographer came ready with poses because I had no idea what to do. He was very creative and all the pictures turned out wonderful!
Timothy Whaley impressed me and my husband after our first meeting. They were professional and had experience shooting weddings at both of my venues. After meeting with them, I didn't feel that I needed to look at other companies. I was not disappointed.
I had 2 photographers and 1 videographer shoot my wedding. All three of them called me before my wedding day to get a feel as to what was important to capture on my big day. They also offered meaningful suggestions since they had photographed other weddings at my venues. The day of my wedding they all arrived early and were ready to go in plenty of time. Throughout the day, each photographer remained very professional yet fun to be around and they worked well together to capture a variety of photos throughout the day.
While planning my wedding, other vendors would ask who my photographer was for the wedding. When I would say, Timothy Whaley, they would say, "Oh, you are going to have some beautiful picturses." It was very reassuring to be working with a company that is so respected by other vendors in their field.
I received my book of proofs a couple of weeks ago and they are truly beautiful photos!! Also, my husband and I just watched our wedding video the other night and it was very nicely done! Both the pictures and the video are such a nice remembrance of our wedding day. I am so happy that I trusted Timothy Whaley to capture all of these special memories.
I was very impressed with the service I received from Timothy Whaley & Associates. Wally and Nick were our Photographers and were both on time, very friendly and outgoing and very easy to work with. They had great ideas and made everyone feel comfortable that day. I love my images I received and would definitely recommend them to future brides!! Our Videographer Cathy was amazing too and didn't miss a moment!! They all made our wedding day perfect!!!
OUR PHOTOGRAPHER: The photographer selected for us was Jerry Amber. He was AWESOME. My husband and I are only 22, so he indulged us in being goofy and taking all of the funny pinteresty photos that we wanted. He kept us entertained all day, and more importantly, he kept up with our INTENSE pace. He was a pleasure to work with and our entire wedding party has told us that they want his number.
WEDDING DAY: Our photographer arrived early, when things were hectic he told me to calm down, he knew what to do without being in the way. He directed when we needed it and just took shots when I wanted to direct. After shooting the church (we got all of the shots we wanted there), we spent about four hours in the city of chicago getting awesome shots at cool locations (the bean, business district, bridge, etc) At one point he started screaming at a giant crowd to move out of our way at the Bean and then proceeded to get everyone behind him as he shot photos of our wedding party spread out across almost the entire length of the bean. These photos are priceless!! Once we arrived at our reception location, The Shedd Aquarium, he followed us (literally running) through exhibits taking all of the photos that I requested. Once the reception began, he got the necessary photos of the venue and started taking shots of the tables. My one complaint is that there are 4 tables missing (happens to be some of the most important ones too) However, this is our fault, not his. We transitioned too quickly and he had to start taking pictures of the speeches. Since we were at the Shedd, we had a beautiful view of the city and towards the end of our reception, we snuck out to take pictures with the skyline, these photos are unbelievable and showed true talent. I could not recommend our photographer more, he was incredibly sweet and so much fun to work with, he was professional and took exceptional photos.
I was extremely pleased with the service provided by Timothy Whaley & Associates. I felt as though each of the photographers genuinely wanted to get to know my husband and I, so that they could shoot the types of photographs that fit our personal style. In addition, the photographers were not pushy and were very easy to get along with. We were very pleased with our wedding proofs; the pictures turned out beautiful!!
We chose Timothy Whaley & Associates after meeting with 3 other companies because we felt like it was a great fit with our budget, our photography/video needs, and they just made us feel comfortable in trusting they would follow through with a great product. We had engagement pictures taken and there was a slight mix-up with the photos we could proof and as soon as we made our concerns known, staff at TWA handled and solved the issue immediately. Our engagement and wedding photos turned out better than we imagined. Having 2 photographers at our event brought 2 great photo perspectives, which greatly enhanced our wedding day memories captured. Our video blew us all away with the intro and ending, which were truly unique and wonderful - not just a plain boring tape but edited to go above and beyond. I would and have recommended TWA to anyone needing these services for their special day.
The photographers and videographer were great!!!! They were so cool and amazing! Sometimes I forgot we had photographers there. The results were amazing!!!!!! Far beyond what I expected!