Recommended by 99%
Jeannia · Married on 05/10/2014
Jason is a magician with the camera, we had so many beautiful pictures from our wedding. Using his company was worth every penny! I know it's easy to try and cut costs with wedding services because it all adds up quickly but your pictures are something that you keep forever. I'm so happy that we used Jason, it makes me smile every time I look at the pictures. It would have been a huge regret for us if we had chosen someone who did mediocre work because we would have had to look at it everyday. Jason is fantastic and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Jeannia & EJ Greco
Laura · Married on 03/17/2013
My husband and I planned our wedding in Scottsdale from Portland, so needless to say selecting vendors was challenging. My husband's sister had used illume for her wedding, and raved about how wonderful he was. From our very first conservation with Jason, we knew he would be flexible, professional, and would do everything he could to make sure our wedding was everything we hoped it would be. Hiring him was the best decision we made. We flew to AZ the month before the wedding, and toured our venue with Jason to get a feel for the types of photos we wanted. I'd created a Pinterest site to show him our ideas. On the wedding day I thought I'd be incredibly nervous. Once we arrived at our venue it took about two minutes until it felt 100% natural to have your every move photographed. It was like Jason and his crew weren't even there.... But they were everywhere!!! And they were so fun!!! Jason and his team worked with our coordinator and DJ, and ensured that the day flowed and everything was on schedule. We were literally stress-free all day long, knowing he was in charge. The day was perfect.... And then we got our photos!!! We got a sneak peak about a week after our wedding... Then a few more. We received all our photos about two weeks after the wedding, and they are absolutely phenomenal. He captured every moment, every detail... We can't stop looking at them. His work exceeded our wildest expectations, and countless people have told us how amazing the photography is. Hiring a great photographer for your wedding day is worth every penny, and I can't imagine anyone being better than Jason.
Kelly · Married on 11/03/2012
Jason is amazing! He provides photojournalistic style photography, which is what we wanted in our wedding photos. His skill is worth the price! We had 2 photographers and 1 assistant, which made everything very organized and all the moments were captured in our photos. He also is very calming and silly, which made us feel at ease during our portraits. We received the photos 3 weeks after our event!!! We would definitely work with him again!
Natalie · Married on 05/26/2012
Jason and his staff from iLLume Wedding Photography were absolutely amazing! They were punctual, energetic, and tons of fun. They felt more like friends than simply just our wedding photographers. I was really looking for a photographer who had a bit more editorial style with a knack for capturing the candid moments and I got everything I had hoped for from Jason and the team at iLLume. Jason's easy going approach made him very easy to work with before, during, and after the wedding; he was very accommodating to our requests and truly was a dream to work with.
If you are on the fence about which wedding photographer to hire, I would say don't hesitate to hire Jason and iLLume Weddings. During a time when things can be hectic and stressful, you can rest assured that you will receive stunning images, great customer service, and a lot of laughs! I wouldn't think twice about hiring him again!
Sue · Married on 05/04/2012
I'm so thrilled with my pictures and experience with Jason and his team. Jason is the most professional and detail oriented I know. My wedding day was incredible and my memories are hand crafted in pictures that I adore and cherish. Thank you Illume!
Shawna · Married on 04/28/2012
Jason with Illume was the best of the best! We looked at several photographers and his professionalism and quality couldnt be matched by anyone else. He was very professional to work with and we received multiple compliments on our photos by family and friends! We received our photos in a very timely manner and were very happy with the experience!
Michael · Married on 11/05/2011
One thing I was told by my wife when we were planning our wedding was that a good photographer is the most important thing. Well, after searching all over Arizona, reading reviews, and doing our research, we found our guy. We could not have been happier with Jason M. and his crew. When I first met Jason, the first thing I noticed about him was how organized and meticulous he was. On the day of the wedding, he and his crew were extremely professional, yet made taking pictures fun. He would constantly be making our wedding party laugh and at the same time, consistently kept everyone in line during photos. My wife actually was pretty upset when they had to leave at the end of the night. It's weird to think how much we had grown with Jason and his crew in the 8 hours we spent with them. We received our photos online about 3-4 weeks after the wedding and we couldn't have been happier. Jason's unique style and vision flourished in all of our photos. My wife has more of a modern and contemporary style and the finished photos reflected exactly how she envisioned her big day. I highly recommend Jason M. and Illume Weddings.....best decision we ever made!!!!
Patricia · Married on 04/01/2011
Jason and his assistants were wonderful to work with. We are Very Happy with our wedding pictures. They did an awesome job in capturing the special moments and beauty of our wedding day. We highly recommend Jason if you are looking for a photographer for your special day. Peter and Patricia 4-01-11
Scott · Married on 03/05/2011
Our experience with Illume and Jason was incredible. Jason was always available and met with us on multiple occasions prior to the wedding. Hetook charge at the wedding and got all the shots we wanted. He got all the classic wedding portraits and many great candid photographs. He managed to wrangle 2 large families over a 12 hour period, one of which does not speak English well, and capture it all with excellent photography. Many of our guests commented on how professional our photographer was and how great the photos were. I highly recommend Illume and Jason to anyone looking for an excellent wedding photographer.
Rachel · Married on 03/20/2010
I got married six months ago and fully believe that hiring a photographer is the most important decision a couple can make when planning their wedding. Other things may seem more important but after the day itself was over, what you have left are pictures and Jason at Illume Photography is hands down the most amazing photographer a couple can hope for.
Jason is fantastic to work with. He not only made the experience for my husband, me and our family and friends SO much fun, he also made everyone feel really comfortable. In fact, aside from the family portrait time, I hardly noticed Jason was there because he wants to capture real moments, not posed shots. The result? The most incredible pictures and keepsakes.
I also can't speak more highly of Jason's artistic ability and really, gift, for creating albums. He has the most unique vision for taking pieces of pictures and different shots and combining them in ways that truly tell a story of our wedding.
We interviewed and met with other photographers, but we immediately clicked with Jason and I'm so glad we did because while the wedding is over, we'll have his gorgeous pictures and amazing album forever!!
Rachel & Dan
Lynne · Married on 12/19/2009
I could not have asked for or found a more perfect photographer. I live in Virginia and my parents live in AZ, where we were wed. We learned about Jason from our florist. He was the only photographer my mother interviewed and Steve and I did not meet him until the day of the wedding. The photographs were more than I could have asked for. Jason and his assistant were fun and professional and helped everyone make the most of our wonderful wedding. I simply cannot say enough good things about iLLume Photography.
Kelly · Married on 11/21/2009
Our photos are wonderful.. so creative and well done. They captured our special moments beautifully.
Lauren · Married on 10/10/2009
The single most important part of selecting the various wedding vendors was the photographer. I have boxes and boxes of pictures at home. Every minute of my life is documented and stored somewhere in my garage in one of many, many boxes. Illume was the first stop on my list, and little did I know would be the last. I walked into the studio and it was like a museum for me. I didn’t want to leave; I could have looked at the pictures all day long. I met with Jason and I knew this was it. We got along so well and had a lot of laughs before we even started to talk about the specifics. I knew that he understood how important the photos were to me, and I knew he would absolutely capture every detail to really make the memories last a lifetime. The more photos he showed me, the more excited I became. I couldn’t wait to see my wedding photos, and the wedding was still a year away!! I spent many hours looking at all of the wedding photos on the Illume website. The expressions and moments which Jason captured were amazing. The pictures were so natural and genuine; they really captured the emotions of the people in them.
What was your favorite wedding photo?: Do I have to pick one??? As a general statement - probably most of the photos where I wasn't looking at the camera. The candids captured so many incredible expressions, feelings, and emotions.
How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day?: Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? The only disruption I can think of is when Jason caught me on the dance floor to tell me they were leaving. I was so bummed! I wanted him and his crew to stay all night! To me, picking the photographer was the single most important part of my wedding. The only time I really knew any of them were there was of course during the formal portraits. Aside from that - they were all like "secret agents" capturing every move we made on camera! Looking back at the pictures - I saw so many shots where I had no idea my picture was being taken!
What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?: Jason was so flexible! He offers a few different wedding packages - each with the opportunity to substitute a few things here and there. We ended up with the things we wanted the most. Albums, prints, the photo slideshow, more than 1 photographer. We weren't confined to each thing in the package and end up with things that weren't as important to us as others were.
How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?: Within the first few minutes of meeting Jason, there wasn't a question about how comfortable we all would be with having him and his team there at our wedding. Our personalites just clicked. Jason is easy going, laid back, professional - but doesn't take himself too seriously. To me, those qualities were great and I knew I was making the right choice.
Ellen · Married on 08/29/2009
Amazing! Everything was simply perfect! Would not go with anyone else. Beyond helpful, answers questions quickly without making you feel you're bothering him. Jason is flexible to make things work for you. One thing I won't forget was when my DH's Mom was starting to fight with us, I simply said "Jason", and he moved us along avoiding the fight. Jason also captured and helped me with the surprise engraving in my DH's ring. I never knew he was there, but he always was. He got a group photo of my friends that someone was taking because he was there. Outside of detail photos, most every photo has either my DH or myself in it, I cannot say that about a lot of my friends photos. He works with the other vendors on timelines. Funny quote from a comment on a friends photo that had Jason in it, "Your photographer puts Batman's utility belt to shame.... But nice picture!". Cannot say enough great things about Jason and iLLume, they are worth every single penny!!
Samantha · Married on 05/02/2009
Illume Weddings Photography is great to work with. Jason is wonderful and we got some of the most amazing photos. Our wedding album is also wonderful, Jason and his team are very easy to work with and makes everyone feel at ease. If you decide to go wit Illume Weddings to do your wedding photography I am sure you will be blown away as we were with your pictures. Highly recommended!!
Jordan · Married on 11/22/2008
They're the best! Our wedding photos turned out better than we'd hoped they would - natural and beautiful. Illume was able to catch our most memorable moments.
Asside from the photos, they were so easy to work with and made taking photos part of the fun. And, after the party was over, they helped me to create the perfect album.
Truly a one-stop high class shop!
Anita · Married on 09/13/2008
Jason used the incredible Colorado skyline to get many gorgeous photos of us at sunset. The Illume team used their creativity to capture shots unlike any I have seen by other wedding photographers.
The Illume team blended into our group just like one of the guests. They were respectful, inconspicuous and moved around the guests to get their shots. All of our guests commented on how professional and easy it was to work with Illume both during posed and action photos.
The Illume team officered many packages for us to choose from. Some packages did include engagement sessions, for us that was not important to Jason traded that for a credit towards our prints and albums, we appreciated their flexibility in creating a package that worked for what we wanted.
Illume was amazing at making our group feel comfortable, they were friendly, professional and allowed for the family to take breaks and relax while keeping us to the schedule. They did a wonderful job of coordinating photos and making it fun.
leah · Married on 03/10/2008
I couldn't have asked for more beautiful photographs! Jason captured some of my favorite memories to cherish and have forever. I highly recommend Illume photography! They are amazing to work with!
Joe · Married on 01/19/2007
When you want true professionals documenting your wedding contact Illume. This is one vendor we did NOT leave to chance... and we were not dissappointed.
lauren · Married on 09/23/2006
We have the most beautiful wedding memories thanks to Illume photography.
Everyone who has seen our album compliments the creativity and modern style of the photos. Most of Illume's work is photo journalistic - which makes all of the photos appear very natural, uncomplicated and done from a very unique viewpoint. We couldnt be happier that we were introduced to Illume photography. We live in NYC and even had friends ask if Illume could travel out here for their wedding!
Nicole · Married on 03/18/2006
Illume Photography is amazing, numerous times have people commented that they have never seen a wedding album as beautiful or professional as the one Jason Millstein provided for us. It cost more than what we initially wanted but when we saw the product and realized that most of the other costs that go into the wedding are forgotten or consumed the photos are what will last forever we were sold. Jason is wonderful to work with he is easing going and uses creativity in the most unexpected ways. I highly recommend Illume Photography you won't be disappointed!!!
Amanda · Married on 06/04/2005
I cant possibly pick a favorite photo from our wedding day- maybe it is the one with me and all of my bridesmaids in a private moment before the wedding when I was not even aware that the photographer was there. . . or it could be the close up details of the cake, the rings, the small parts of the wedding that seemed to go by so quickly and now are captured forever. . . or maybe just the genuine smiles that were captured.
Jason and Rachel were always there, but never there. Never intrusive, I felt confident that every moment was being captured without feeling like I was constantly posing for the camera. None of the photos look posed, despite having all of the requisite family and bride groom photos.
We have a BEAUTIFUL album for our coffee table that I always enjoy looking through on my own, and that friends and family always comment on. We were given a cd with all of the digital photos that has been wonderful to have. Very flexible personalized packages.
You will not find a more down to earth photographer than Jason. Get ready to have fun, and break all the stuffy "wedding photographer" stereotypes.
User2819968 · 2+ years ago
This is the second wedding in our family and we have used Illume Photography for both . Jason and his team are the best!! From the planning stages up to the actual event, Jason and his team were fabulous to work with.
Our pictures are just what we wanted and everything we ordered after the wedding came out perfect!!
We have beautiful pictures so now we can have beautiful memories of our daughters wedding.
When our third daughter gets married we will definitely be using Illume Photography again!!
User3270670 · 2+ years ago
Jason and his team took lots of great pictures so we were able to focus on our wedding and reception. Recommended!