Wes Craft Photography is a husband and wife team of Necia & Wes Craft, based out of Naperville, Illinois and serving all of Chicago for the last 10 years.
Interview with Wes & Necia
Wes: I'm so thankful for my wife Necia. Our marriage is the best thing that's happened to us. It's been a primary source of our personal growth as humans.
Necia: We are continually amazed that we have celebrated love and marriage with hundreds of other couples who have asked us to document their weddings. I love that a wedding day surrounds vows made within a community of friends and family.
Wes: There's no shortage of traditions, symbols, and people for us to photograph. What we do differently than other photographers is that we pay attention to the little details like who carved your arbor, where they are sitting right now as you exchange vows beneath the arbor they carved.
I love our portrait work but we uniquely realize that a wedding isn't just about pretty portraits of the bride and groom. The photos should also answer the question: 'Who came to celebrate with us? Who else was there? Who do we come from? Who do we aspire to be?'
Necia: We shoot natural light when the natural light looks great. When the lights go down Wes & I have tricks in our bag so that we don't stop producing gorgeous images just becuase golden hour ended. This rare skill goes a long way and especially noticed for winter weddings with nightfall at 4pm! So many photographers are narrowly limited to golden hour portraits.
Wes Craft Photography's Style is a mix of candid moments, the big and small, documented with attention to detail, combined with editorial portraits that convey authentic warmth and your personality.
Wes and Necia Craft have been trusted since 2007. They have photographed over 500 weddings and engagements with a unique vision and an open heart to their client's personal stories. 10,000 hours got blown past years ago.
What sets these two apart is their versatility to capture BOTH candid moments AND skillfully made portraits. Most photographers can only do one or the other well. They're also versitle after the natural light has faded as they produce cinematic portraits after dark and dynamic wedding reception photography.
Both Wes and Necia have international backgrounds and are particularly interested in the cross cultural and multicultural expressions found in Chicagoland's weddings. Necia shares, "We have worked closely with couples from every major faith tradition and dozens of Chicagoland's major cultural backgrounds. We love to find what's universal and what's unique in each. Give us a call soon while we're still available on your date!"
Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings is a full-service photography team serving all of Chicago and the suburbs.
All Wedding Collections include digital files, Wes & Necia as your 2 photographers, and at least 8 hours of coverage.
Additional services include:
In addition to shooting your wedding, this photography team also offers the following:
Wes Craft Photography is located in Naperville, Illinois but is available to shoot worldwide destination weddings. Local coverage areas include:
64 Reviews for Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings
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Sarah L · Married on 10/04/2019
Wes and Necia were incredible!!!! They photographed our engagement session and wedding! Wes made our engagement shoot so fun, easy, and comfortable!! Our pictures turned out beautiful. He captured us so well and also had amazing, creative shots! A family friend had photos taken in the same location by another photographer and on comparison, our photos were significantly better quality and captured great candid shots! Our wedding day they were such an amazing team. Our wedding party and guests loved them. It was pretty chilly and they kept the wedding party laughing and smiling throughout outside pictures! Our guests commented how they were so amazing running around and getting pictures of everything. Amazingly, I didn’t even notice that because they did it in such a seemless and professional way! They also managed to wrangle my gigantic family for pictures and recall so many peoples names - wow! I had many people request their information after our wedding to have them photograph their own events. Definitely definitely recommend!!!!Sent on 10/25/2019
Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings's reply:This means so much to hear! Thanks for taking the time to recommend us to other Weddingwire seekers. We always want to create images in a space that take advantage of the space's best features while also trying new things that we haven't seen other photographers do in a space. I'm glad you keyed in on that.
Molly Fitzpatrick · Married on 09/27/2019
The best team to work with period.
We had the pleasure of working with Wes and Necia for our wedding. They were INCREDIBLE to work with! It was thunderstorming during our wedding and their humor and professionalism made me forget about the bad weather and just enjoy the day. I had positive comments throughout the night from guests about this husband and wife team, such as “they were literally everywhere!” I hope to get the chance to work with these two again because they were amazing! If you’re in need of a photographer, I HIGHLY recommend Wes Craft Photography!!Sent on 10/30/2019
Wes Craft Photography - Wes Craft Weddings's reply:Thank you so much Molly! In light of weather funkiness, keeping your head high will ensure the best photos under the circumstances. You might be surprised at how interesting rainy days can look in photos too! I'm so glad we could help be a stabilizing force in the maelstrom. :)
Jessica · Married on 09/06/2019
Wes and his wife Necia do a fabulous job capturing your special day. My husband and I are not very big on PDA so we were a little worried about our engagement shoot and wedding day because we don't really like attention. Wes did a fantastic job making is feel more comfortable and really doing all he could to make our experience perfect. Wes was super fun to work with, the perfect amount of sarcasm to go along with our very sarcastic personalities, and really made our day special.
Wes got AMAZING photos of our first dance. We a did a choreographed first dance as a surprise to our guests and the photos we got back from it are absolutely breathtaking. He and his wife really go above and beyond to get you exactly what you are looking for!Sent on 11/19/2019
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It's always fun working with Wes and his team. He has a way of connecting with his clients which helps make for great portraits. Definitely recommend him!
Wes is an incredibly talented photographer and is truly able to deliver an end product to the bride and groom that will be the keepsake of their wedding memories forever. He is able to capture the events of a wedding day in an artistic and timeless way. I've seen him photograph not only the moment, but the emotion, the lights, the excitement, etc... in a way that will allow each couple that hires him to relive their wedding day over and over again.
I am a Makeup artist that has done a few weddings where Wes Craft has done the Photography. I have to say he Stands OUT!! The way he photographs is not like any other. No wonder he is so requested. He captures beauty shots and just memorable shots that you will have for a life time. It is almost like your photos have a life of their own. That is PURE talent. Also to see how the bridal party lights up when he photographs is priceless. Any one that uses Wes Craft photography for their Special day is truly getting a treasure!!!