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Timothy Whaley Photographic Artists 5 of 5 1 363

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csmick
Wedding: 5/4/2013

To start off with, my experience in the office was great everyone there is friendly and takes the time to listen to what you want. My photographer, Bill was amazing. He was on time and ready to go. We have a great mix of pictures from the food, to bridal party, to the guests. He did a great job blending into the background of the wedding yet still getting great pictures. The best part was that he was not only prepared to take pictures of the wedding day, but prepared for everything I was not. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer or experience with the company and would recommend Timothy Whaley to all my friend and family that are getting married.

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magoo724
Wedding: 4/27/2013
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I was so ecstatic with the service provided and the quality of the images! They couldn't have done a better job if they tried.

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akintunde16
Wedding: 8/11/2012
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Satisfied Bride equals Happy Wife posted 4/21/2013 (modified 4/21/2013)

TWA is a great company to work with. They provided my husband and I with amazing memorabilia from our wedding that we will have for a lifetime. The staff at TWA (and I got to meet a lot of them) were also very nice, but I'm not surprised because Timothy Whaley seems very personable and was willing to work with my husband and I (i.e. budget, dates, etc.). Not only were they great to us, they were also great to our guests. We can't wait to use our lifetime of free photography with TWA... maybe pregnancy photos are next. :)

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khobs712
Wedding: 5/10/2014
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Timothy Whaley & Associates were an amazing company to work with. On the business end of things, they always returned calls quickly and were very accommodating with appointment times. As far as the work they do, I could not have been more pleased. Their photographers are top of the line. We had Able as our photographer and he was amazing to work with. He made sure to capture all of our requested pictures as well as had tons of great ideas of his own. I could not have been more pleased with our photography services.

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taybobay
Wedding: 6/14/2014
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Use TWA! posted 6/29/2014 (modified 6/29/2014)

We won a photography package with TWA at the Chicago Bridal Expo and it was great! My only comment would be that I wish their company blog would highlight weddings rather than post single pictures. I love when companies post a summary of a recent wedding. We worked with Joel P and he was fantastic. He was fun and had a ton of pose ideas for us. The company was so professional and I can't wait to see our prints. I highly recommend!

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theboss1121
Wedding: 4/26/2014
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TWA was GREAT! posted 6/19/2014

From the first meeting with TWA, my now husband and I were impressed. Everyone we worked with, from the office employees to our amazing photographers were great! Our pictures are beyond wonderful, our album will be a keepsake! We would recommend TWA to anyone needing photographers for their special event!

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m3reed1970
our wedding posted 6/9/2014

We had Bill & Chris for our photographers! They were both amazing and very intune with emotions and capturing moments. We shopped around and by far beyond happy that we choose this company and these photographers. They gave us memories to remember for a lifetime and if you are looking for personal and trusting photos, look not more!

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aperry11
Wedding: 4/26/2014
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Wonderful Experience posted 6/2/2014

We had a wonderful experience with TWA, and are especially happy with Chris Ligeza, our photographer. Chris was fun, creative and sweet with such professionalism. We would most certainly use TWA again and recommend them wholeheartedly. We asked for journalistic/candid photos that tell a story and Chris did an amazing job!!

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astiberi
Wedding: 3/22/2014
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Professional and friendly posted 5/1/2014 (modified 5/2/2014)

My experience with TWA has been great. I have lots of photographer friends, but didn't want to put any of them to work on my wedding day and decided to go with a professional; and professional they are. Every staff member has been extremely friendly and helpful and has given us lots of options about what packages to choose. They have lots of incentives and rewards for not only me and my husband, but guests at my wedding as well.

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Ninachuuu
Wedding: 4/4/2014
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okay posted 4/21/2014 (modified 4/22/2014)

the photographer was amazing! however the office is a bit unorganized

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kilwag42
Wedding: 1/3/2015
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Expensive Egotists posted 4/6/2014 (modified 4/15/2014)

My fiance and I met with 2 people from TWA. Their facilities are impressive, but that's the only positive thing I have to say.

We met with a salesmen and a woman photographer. She was in training to be in the initial conversations with potential clients. She was nice, but nervous and kept overselling her own friendliness and how much other clients have liked her and liked working with her. I thought it was strange of her to explain to us that her clients love her and give her hugs when they see her, because we weren't there to talk specifically about her, just to get information about their services.

What I also disliked was the man interrupting her or cutting her off to correct her. It was very unprofessional. I also felt that they were more interested with our money than our wedding. Throughout the entire meeting they constantly referenced how other photographers did things wrong and how they were the only ones who knew what they were doing. Very pigheaded. I didn't get a feel for what it was that made them better, just that they believed they were better than everyone else.

I knew about the demand that you purchase a photo album from them, so I wasn't surprised about that, just for how expensive it was and what you would actually get.

When I had emailed the salesman and informed him that we weren't going to use them, he tried to blame the woman photographer and that she was new at the meetings. I was embarrassed by how he automatically assumed that she was to blame and there were no other reasons that would cause us to walk away.

Vendor Comments

Hello Kiley, we are very sorry that your consultation was disappointing. No one likes to feel that the person they are communicating with is arrogant. It was totally our mistake that our trainee was not fully ready to assist you and rather than give...

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kalajo&michael
Wedding: 2/15/2014
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Amazing Service and Products! posted 3/25/2014 (modified 3/26/2014)

TWA made the wedding photography selection process a breeze! They have very flexible hours/locations for meeting and discussing photography packages. They also offer a free engagement session after you commit to your wedding day services. On the day of the wedding, both photographers arrived head of schedule and were very friendly and professional. We love our photos and can't wait to see our bridal album - they had very creative options to choose from!

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jackiecole2
Wedding: 9/21/2013
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Poor quality and a hassle. posted 2/12/2014 (modified 2/13/2014)

I am SHOCKED at how all of these other reviewers are giving Timothy Whaley four stars. I, like most of you, checked The Knot (which these reviews feed into) and only reached out to vendors with the "Best of" awards from The Knot.

But after having horrible experience after horrible experience (totally unprofessional photographer; disappointing photos that took 8 weeks to get back; TERRIBLE bridal album design that looked like a total amateur did it; and repeated inconvenient meetings), I checked Yelp and realized that it's all a scam.

Please, before you book a wedding vendor, check their Yelp page. You'll see TWA's has only 1.5 stars, which is right on track with my experience:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/timothy-whaley-and-associates-lisle

There is also a reviewer on Yelp who says they reached out to The Knot about this and The Knot said that the "Best of" award is essentially a paid advertisement. So the wedding resource I thought I could trust totally mislead me to waste $2,500 and have photos from the most important day of my life that I don't love.

I would not recommend ANYONE go with TWA.

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Kimeon
Wedding: 7/19/2013
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Wonderful! posted 1/13/2014 (modified 1/14/2014)

We knew from the initial meeting that we made the right choice. Not only were they extremely professional but also very accomodating to our requests. The entire staff is really wonderful! Everyone is pleasant and has a wonderful attitude. I recommend them if you want to be certain that you will have the best service ever for your wedding photography.

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Kimeon
Wedding: 7/19/2013
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Wonderful! posted 1/13/2014 (modified 1/14/2014)

We knew from the initial meeting that we made the right choice. Not only were they extremely professional but also very accomodating to our requests. The entire staff is really wonderful! Everyone is pleasant and has a wonderful attitude. I recommend them if you want to be certain that you will have the best service ever for your wedding photography.

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moiraob
Wedding: 11/30/2013
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AMAZING!! posted 12/26/2013 (modified 12/27/2013)

Jerry and Nick were amazing and so professional. They blended in with the family and were loved by all.

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bethanybrookegizzle
Wedding: 10/12/2013
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ask the right questions posted 11/16/2013 (modified 12/23/2013)

i didn't use these guys as photographers because their portfolios look a little too posed for me. i did use them as videographers because they are inexpensive and approved by my church. i figure i'm only going to watch the video a few times anyway, but it's nice to have. i must have misunderstood what they meant by "highlights recap," because i was definitely expecting a little more than what i got. there is only a 1 minute 19 second highlight of the day. there are also a couple of other music montages of getting ready and taking pictures, which i like, but the rest is just raw footage from the mass and dancing. i thought i would have a short movie that i could share with family without having to skip and rewind just to show the highlights. upon hearing of my discontent, the company offered to make some changes so that i would have something a little closer to what i wanted. they even uploaded my highlights recap to a website for no charge so i could send the link out to our guests. so they do offer good customer service, which is why i have given 4 stars on service. but when i showed them what i originally wanted, they said that would be an additional charge. no thanks. our videographer was nice enough and worked well with our photographers. i just wish i would have asked around a bit more and tried to find something closer to what i wanted. if you are considering using them, ask to see a full video for one wedding filmed at either your church or reception venue. that way you can see what you're really getting rather than basing it on their portfolio, which is a combination of many weddings, shot and edited by the best of the best.

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nkowalczyk7
Wedding: 10/5/2013
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great phots posted 10/21/2013

Great photographers. They made sure all the pictures you wanted were taken. They take amazing pictures. Very professional.

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jgemino
Wedding: 9/27/2013
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perfect. posted 10/16/2013

My photographer was with me for 12 hours. He was the best. He was very creative and never stopped. He captured the whole day beautifully. They were a little expensive but well worth it.

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kvburke2
Wedding: 9/28/2013
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Videographer posted 10/15/2013

Have not received the video yet, but the videographer was around all day and very nice.

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"You captured every tender moment of that day and saved it for me and future generations." - Michelle & Joseph.

TWA Photography captures your memories in a style that allows you to relive the story, romance, and emotion of your wedding day.


  • Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999
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