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Videographer was very nice and fun
Vlad was amazing to work with. He had great ideas for pictures and was very fun to work with. At the same time he was not overbearing on our wedding day and was just over all great to work with!
A friend of ours recommended Modern Image Studios and I was thrilled! Vlad was the photographer for our wedding and he did such an amazing job! From the original contact with Kelly in the office to the finished product my expectations were exceeded! If you are looking for a great photographer, you can't go wrong with Modern Image!
My husband and I were married on May 25th, 2014 in downtown Chicago. Our ceremony was at Wrigley Square (in Millennium Park) and our reception was at Untitled in River North. Modern Image did an AMAZING job with our photos and video. They were extremely professional, yet casual enough to make the day comfortable and fun! We didn't feel like we were constantly posing for pictures and got a good variety of candid and set up shots. They were so flexible and let us do our thing with site selection (all across downtown) but were also there to provide input and an artistic touch to give us an overall phenomenal finished product. We could not have been happier - great service, great value, amazing quality, and extremely professional and fun.
Thanks so much Gerry and the Modern Image Team - Kylie & Tom
We booked with MIS over a year before our wedding. They had a great presentation and allow you to choose your photographer. We loved Brian's pictures, got a videographer for 10 hours, and also a second photographer for 4 hours. I had to remind them we had a free engagement session with our package, but we were able to schedule it with Brian so we would have a chance to get comfortable with him and his style. We loved the pictures! On the wedding day, we were again so impressed with Brian and he made us feel at ease. Our party bus never showed up, so he actually put my groom and I as well as the videographer in his own car to make sure we could go to the woods to have our own intimate pictures. The pictures are amazing! We are so grateful for Brian. I was having some issues when I ordered the digital rights to some pictures and communication with Kelly and Jeff disappeared. I left messages with Kelly, but never heard back. Jeff felt horrible about the technical issues and tried to move quickly to fix them. Overall, the price is right and getting to choose your photographer makes MIS a great choice!
We booked a photographer and photo booth through Modern Image and were very happy with both. Our photographer Joe was very professional and friendly with fun photo ideas. He called us a few days before the wedding to go over our ideas and make sure he was set with his timeline for the day, which made us feel really comfortable with having him. He followed the timeline the day of our wedding and was flexible with us and the guests wanting certain photos. We had told him we had a couple of ideas but really wanted direction from him regarding pose ideas or just doing more natural candid shots and we feel like he did a great job with all of them. The photo both looked great and was well run. Our guests had a blast with it and we love the pictures that we got from it.
Overall the photographer did a great job. we wanted a more photojournalistic style of pics and we definitely got that. He was about 20 minutes late and since we were on a bit of a strict schedule due to the venue it really rushed the pre-ceremony pictures, but he was definitely all over the place at the wedding getting pic of absolutely everything. We certainly got some good pictures, but were a little disappointed with some of them - unfortunately there are no good pics of me and my dad walking down the aisle or me and my husband walking out - one of us is not looking in the pics. not entirely the photographers fault but i wouldnt have minded a slightly posed pic if it was a good one. the price for the amount of time and prints we got was great!
Overall Modern Image was the best choice after researching with several venders. We chose Joe Gallo as our photographer and we are so happy with our pictures. Our family can't stop talking about our Photo Booth and we have great memories. Hands down the best choice for a photographer!!
I loved my pictures! There are too many to choose from and the front desk staff was helpful. Marta and Nick were amazing!
I couldn't have asked for a better photographer/photography studio for my wedding day. Our main concern was getting the needed pictures, such as important family members and both families, and Modern Image Studios made sure that was done.
As far as the company, itself, they give you a list of the photographers available on your wedding day. Once you choose your photographer, through an online gallery, they make sure that there are licensed photographers on standby the day of your wedding "just in case". Also, you get a CD of all of your pictures so you can easily get copies made at Target, Walmart, Shutterfly, etc.
Our photographer, Joe, called me two days before the wedding to touch basis and answer any questions I had. Throughout the day, he was professional and even gave us a sneak peak of some of the pictures.
We just got our proofs, and all 1500+ pictures are wonderful! I HIGHLY recommend Modern Image Studios.
I had a great experience working with Modern Image Studios for my June 2013 Wedding. Our photographer, was working hard and capturing shots from the moment he arrived, to the very last moment of the night. After reviewing the photos, I'm pretty sure every single person present at the wedding was in more than one photo. My husband and I couldn't have been happier with the price, either. I feel like a lot vendors try to over charge when they hear you're planning a wedding, but that was not the case here. I think the package we received was an incredible value! Thanks Modern Image Studios for capturing my Wedding!
I went with this company after looking at their work online. We just got married June 1st so we haven't seen the outcome of the photos or video yet. I'm hoping it all turns out as well as what is used on their site! Our photographer was Alex. He seemed eager to be done as soon as it started. I was told Alex would contact me a few weeks before the wedding to go over what I wanted and other details. I was actually excited for this conversation, as I wanted to know some of his thoughts. He ended up not contacting me till about 3 or 4 days before the wedding and we didn't even talk about what we were going to do or what I wanted, just the details of the timing. When I mentioned that we may want to pay for an additional hour, he made a comment about how he still has a 2 hour drive afterwards. I found that unprofessional. My mother is very upset because he didn't get any shots of her helping me get ready. He promises to come back and we would stage it after he shot the men. Before the ceremony began, he pulled me to the front of the church and took photos of me in front of all our guests! I had to walk through the crowd proud guests 10minutes before the ceremony began! I was so embarrassed! After the ceremony, he kept rushing us, causing the groom and I to be very cranky towards our family members who were socializing instead of posing with us. He was awesome during the photo shoot at the gardens. Then once we got to the reception, we were served our salads and he wanted us to get up and take photos with all the tables. My bridesmaids actually yelled at him to let us eat and because he was rushing us due to the time, my sister in law paid him $150 for an additional hour so that we could eat! I just hope our photos turn out okay! Our videographer, Nicole, was a total sweetheart and very professional. Again, I don't know what her work will turn out.
I received great photos for a great price! They were running a summer special so what was normally $1,000 only cost me $495, and for the high quality of their photos, it was an awesome value. The photographer had many great ideas for poses, so for us who had never really had professional pictures taken before, it was very helpful and it didn't look/feel posed in the final product. We did have an outdoor wedding, and it did rain a little bit, but the photographer jumped right into the mud anyway to still get great photos of us and our families. I would definitely recommend this company for your wedding photography! They also offer videography services, which we did not do since my grandfather wanted to videotape it, but judging from the reviews of those who did it online, it is also an amazing value!
Jeff and Brian with Modern Image Studios were amazing photographers! They captured our day beautifully! They were so much fun to work with and they were always up for getting great shots! I would definitely recommend them to anyone! They were a great team!
We went with Modern Image Studios for our photography, and we were not disappointed. Our initial visit with them was great. They gave us an almost two hour long information session, and basically gauged which of their photographers might be a good fit based on my personality and my now husband's personality. Based on that, we were shown three videos of the photos of three photographers, and we selected the one we liked best (we could have looked at more videos if we weren't satisfied, but we knew right away when we found the one we liked). We ended up with Mario, who was absolutely great! He was very professional and friendly, and I think he was the perfect personality fit for us. He does beautiful work, too. As for the price, it's definitely pricey, but as far as I'm concerned, of all the things you can skimp on when planning a wedding, the photographer should not be one of those things.
We absolutely loved working with Modern Image Studio! Meg at the office is very friendly and helpful, and we couldn't have been happier with our photographer, Joe. He made sure to capture everything we asked for and had a lot of great ideas and suggestions himself. The pictures turned out wonderfully, and the value really can't be beat. Definitely recommend!
We were 110% happy with Modern Image Studios from the moment we walked in the door. All of the staff that we met with were friendly and knowledgable. They took the time to listen to all of our questions and made sure we felt comfortable. With the package that we purchased we were able to choose our photographer based on reviewing several portfolios. We couldn't have been happier with Steve and absolutely love our photographs. We would definitely recommend working with this studio.
Modern Image Studios was suggested to us from a friend of mine. When I looked up reviews there were some great ones and some not so good ones. I got a little worried but when we went to the office and talked with the sales guy we felt right at home. We used Jeff Owen and he was amazing, we felt right at home with him from the first phone call. We looked great in just about every picture. Family and friends who have seen the pictures keep saying how photogenic we are but I really think it was the talent of Jeff.
This company knows how to do business well. They offer photography, videography and photo booth. I took advantage of all three for my wedding day. They have different packages that are customizable and very reasonably priced. We were able to choose our photographer and use him for our engagement photos. This way if we did not like the style or photos for the engagement photos we could choose a different photographer for our wedding. The engagement photos were beautiful. He didn't just take photos, he had an eye for creativity and visions that only a professional would see. He showed us a couple pictures he took the day of the wedding and they look fantastic. I cannot wait to see the rest of his work! The videographer that we had was the nicest guy. He made you feel so comfortable.
Joe contacted me within 1 week of the wedding to review any special photos, address my fear of cameras, and to just touch base. He is very nice and just received my pictures. I asked for mostly candid (photo journalistic) and I think he did a good job.
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