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Essence Photo & Video

Chicago, IL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.7 out of 5 rating
338 reviews
$1,699 Most Popular Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$1,699 Most Popular Price

Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you so much for your interest in Essence! We offer:

Photo & Video
- Photojournalistic style

DJ & Photo Booth
- Fun & energetic DJs

Formalwear
- Nobody cares about the way you look more than your Essence photographer, we got you covered!

A note about pricing:

We at Essence believe in being up front and transparent to brides like you who want to know how much the services they want are going to cost them. I have created a custom quote generator on my website where you can select the exact services and options you want to get an instant quote without having to meet with anyone first. The quote generator will calculate your discounts after you select all the services and options, the discounts will be displayed to you on the last screen. We give additional discounts for each service you select, so the more services you add, the more $ you save :).

To get instant, customized pricing, visit https://www.essenceweddings.com/quote.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 888 777 7011.

Best regards,

The Essence team: Mike, Ron & Chris

essenceweddings.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$899

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,699

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Custom Graphics
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Liability Insurance
One Event / Day
Second Shooter

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
illustration question

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Pauline N. Married on 07/24/2022
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    One Stop Shop!

    We had a great experience with Essence Photo & Video for our wedding last month. We ended up using their photography, videography, DJ, and photo booth services.

    Peggy and Ryan were our photographers and they were such an amazing duo. They both knew what they were doing and made sure we had a fun time while we were at it! Peggy also did our engagement photo shoot and she has been a joy to work with since day one! We haven't received the wedding day gallery as of yet, but the few sneak peaks we have seen are exactly what we were envisioning for our wedding photos.

    Clint was our DJ/MC. He's the best! We gave some suggestions and requests, but mostly tried to give him the freedom to create the playlist and vibe. And he nailed it! We received so many compliments about the music and how smooth Clint's MCing was. Definitely was a great time because of Clint!

    The overall process of planning and communicating with Essence was great! There are a couple communication portals you have to keep track of (and my email did not always notify me when there was a response), but our questions were always answered in a timely manner.
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    Bridget C. Married on 06/04/2022
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    Great service

    We used Essence for both our photography and DJ. They were a great service and I'd highly recommend them! Our photographer Peggy was awesome to work with. She made our family photos rub smoothly, and really listened to us to make sure we got the type of photos we wanted (or didn't want.) The photos were beautiful and the turnaround time was quick! Pur dj was great. We gave him a few specific songs and some guidelines, but he filled in the rest. We had some unusual requests he was able to find and he read the room to see what the crow responded to. He kept the party going! The sound system was perfect for our space: clear, but not overwhelmingly loud. We also used their photo booth. The attendant had a lot of props, and kept the photo booth running smoothly. We had our photos quickly too! All around a great business for your wedding services.
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Awards

  • 338
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
The Arboretum Club The Arboretum Club Country Club Weddings

Essence Photography has been at The Arboretum Club often and the photographers always do a great job. They are creative, polite, professional and very easy to work with. Essence really cares about their clients and makes sure their clients are happy and comfortable. I would highly recommend Essence to any Bride and Groom!

Bobak's Signature Events and Conference Center Bobak's Signature Events and Conference Center Banquet Halls

I have worked with Essence Photo & Video for a long time. When Essence is working with my clients I am at ease knowing that they are being well taken care of and their photographs and video will be nothing short of spectacular. Essence Photo & Video are very professional and take great pride and care in training their photographers. I highly recommend this company for any event you do.

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935 W Chestnut St, Suite 14 Chicago, IL, 60642
8887777011
Location of (Essence Photo & Video)
935 W Chestnut St, Suite 14 Chicago, 60642
8887777011
8872 W. 159th St Orland Park, 60462
8887777011
1224 Remington Rd Schaumburg, 60193
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Essence Photo & Video frequently asked questions

What photography styles does Essence Photo & Video offer?

Essence Photo & Video offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Photojournalism

What photography services does Essence Photo & Video offer?

Essence Photo & Video offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Custom Graphics
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Liability Insurance
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter

What photography materials does Essence Photo & Video offer for wedding events?

Essence Photo & Video offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards

What percentage of users recommend Essence Photo & Video and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Essence Photo & Video is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time and 4.7 in value.

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