Studio One Photography
1915 E Grand Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046
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I wish I had read the reviews before booking and paying for pictures. Leon is great when it come to communications and getting payments. Hand picking a photographer not so much. I only spoke with my photographer once over the phone. I told him who I wanted picture of and how I wanted things done. I thought because I was paying for a service things would get done on the biggest and most special day of my life but not the case. No pictures were taken with me my husband and my parents together. Only the bridesmaids and groomsmen. No others from the bridal party. All the groomsmen's pictures were taken leaned outside on a wall of the hotel. No bowties were fixed, didn't correct them to look in the same direction. I could go on and on, but I want. I must say the picture album that I thought I was getting it a book with a cardboard top. Big Joke like I'm going to sit that on my table. Needless to say I will be spending more money as we plan to redo our wedding pictures with my kids and parents. The price is cheaper but I would not use them. I would use someone else that understands that a bride is going in a million directions and can get all the details of your special day. Something you can look back on and be happy not in tears when you think of 805 pictures being taken and you only like about 150 of them. You really don't get what you pay for!!!!!!
We used them for our wedding last year, and I would never use them again. We never got to meet our photographer before the wedding, and only had a phone consult with him. The owner, Leon, does a good job, and said he would hand select the photographer that would work best for us as a couple.
Our photographer was mediocre, at best. He had us outside taking pictures before the ceremony, as requested, but was not discreet about getting us out there. Nearly all my guests saw me in my dress before the ceremony. Not to mention, the groom did too! There was a lack of planning on his part.
When looking through the pictures afterwards, there were plenty that were missing, due to the fact that they didn't turn out. It was a bit disappointing.
Needless to say, we didn't order any pictures, and are waiting the year to get our CD of pictures to just print them ourselves. You get what you pay for with this, they're much cheaper than most photographers, but they don't do a good job.