About this Vendor
114 years never looked so good!
For over 100 years, Edward Fox Photography has provided wedding photography that is as unique as each love story. Allow us to capture the heart of your wedding day through inspired, creative and innovative photographs that you will cherish forever.
Online Proofing, Digital Files, Photo, Photo + Video
Zandro from Edward Fox Photography was amazing. He fit right in with our whole crew on our wedding day. He got stuff done and made sure everyone was prepared and looked their best. We hadn't made a premade list of the photographs that I wanted to capture, but he made she he caught them all!! I cannot wait to see the final products!!
The biggest issue I have is that I was not directed or helped enough with telling Todd what kind of photos I wanted. He asked all the questions and I gave him my answers, but that was it. This backfired on me badly. This is my first time getting married, how am I suppose to know what to say besides answering the questions you ask me?? There was no list to given to me to choose from different ideas on what other couples normally do. Todd really had a strong personality which some of my bridesmaids and family members could not handle. He should be aware when making jokes how to read people's reactions. There were so many photos missing of people and awkward photos that were put into our online album, for example: -my moms hair piece (she was very upset about this) -very limited pictures of the men getting ready compared to mine -about 60+ photos of my face that were close up (unnecessary) -Reception: only 17 out of 130 guests photographed!! So upset about this. -Dancing: only 45 pictures of people (which a lot of people were in multiple photos/repeat shots). Todd was there for at least an hour of dancing, I am not sure how it's possible to get that few. -Cocktail hour: only 57 photos with 16 of people -Ceremony: only 4-5 guests were photographed -Band: we had an awesome band and there were hardly any photos of the band as a whole -No picture of all of us at the head table Overall the outdoor pictures of Rob and I with family members turned out beautiful. However, I am very sad that more of our guests did not make it into the pictures. As you can see from the stats there were probably only 20-30 different people photographed. Very disappointed. What did we get from all of this? A "it was in your contract" and a photo album. Not pleased with this company.
My only regret from my wedding is hiring Edward Fox as my photography vendor. The company in itself was just okay BUT my actual photographer Ken was terrible. His pictures turned out fine however he was the rudest person I've ever met in my life. He rolled his eyes at everyone. My grandfather had a hard time walking up the aisle to take a family photo so it took him a while. Ken stood there rolling his eyes , shaking his head. Multiple tables asked him to take a photo of there table in which he responded "I wasn't hired for that" When I called on monday to complain about Ken's behavior they said " that doesn't sounds like him , he must have been sick" He literally almost had me in tears during alter pictures thats how rude he was being to me, my guest and my other vendors. PLEASE if you picked Edward Fox DO NOT, DO NOT pick Ken!!!! PS, Ken didn't get a picture of me and my sister (MOH) my husband and his best man, me and father! He missed so many key photos, so the company had to photoshop pictures together to create those shots! So unacceptable!!!
We had Edward Fox Photo and Video for our Wedding on 5/27/16. I was worried as you hear so many horror stories about photography places. No need to worry! Brenda Nicolin, the Consultant we worked with through the entire process was quick to answer all of our questions, remind us about payments and sent us tons of portfolios of photographers and helped us pick a videographer. I got my pictures released on the Edward Fox website within 2 weeks of my wedding so that I could see all of the photos and got my DVD shortly after. The pictures that Zandro Zafra and Ali Ibrahim captured were absolutely amazing and I will forever cherish them as they got some moments that I don't even remember in the Blur of that day. Our videographer- Tony LaCroix did an awesome job with the DVD also. When my husband and I got to sit down and watch it together, I cried, I laughed and saw SO many moments that I missed that I am so glad we paid extra for the videographer! I am still working with Brenda, the consultant, on getting a few pictures and she is as wonderful as helpful as the day we booked with her- almost 6 months AFTER the wedding! Definitely recommend Ed Fox and all of the talented people above. Thanks for capturing the memories! Laura & Vilnis
We had John-Paul from Edward Fox as our photographer for the wedding and had an AMAZING experience! I found some must have pictures that John-Paul made sure were taken during the wedding, but I was also extremely impressed by his knowledge of different poses and ideas that made our wedding pictures priceless. John-Paul was also extremely patient during any hectic moments before my walk down the aisle, and friendly to all of my guests and wedding party. It is easy to tell that John-Paul is passionate about his work and wants you to have the best memories possible through your photographs. I would highly recommend John-Paul to anyone who is looking for a fantastic photographer. He was very professional and we are extremely happy with our pictures!
We used Edward Fox Photography and Videography for our July 2016 wedding and were truly impressed! Our photographer, Jenny, was amazing!!! She has such an artistic eye and is a true professional. Despite us feeling slightly uncomfortable during our first photography experience (our engagement shoot), Jenny was able to make us comfortable, loosen us up, and allow us to really trust her and have fun with the photo shoot. We were extremely excited to see Jenny on our wedding day! We knew we could trust her to find the best shots capturing our special day. Jenny goes above and BEYOND!! She saved our day on multiple occasions from pinning the boutonnieres on the groom/groomsmen in an assembly line fashion at the church, walking us through cake-cutting when we were unsure what to do, calming me down while dealing with groomsmen who decided to make a liquor stop on the way to our photos before the reception, and jumping in to do my bustle when my maid of honor couldn't remember how to do it. Jenny is a God send!!!! We also used Edward Fox for Videography. Our videographer, Tony, was also extremely professional and nice! He communicated wonderfully with us when he had an idea for something he'd like to capture on video. Tony and Jenny worked amazing together as a team and I highly recommend both of them!! Thank you Jenny and Tony for amazing service, beautiful pictures/video, and all of your assistance throughout the wedding day!!!
We had John Paul as our main photographer and he brought an assistant Jake Hill. John Paul also did our engagement photos in the beginning. All the photos turned out really well and we are very pleased with the service. I would definitely recommend. And all my interactions with the company in person and through email were great, I couldn't have asked for more. They are very professional. I tried printing photos at walgreens and they wouldn't let me without a release form so I emailed the company and Lisa got back to me within a couple hours or so which was awesome. We had our wedding at the Milwaukee County Zoo and I would say the only complaints are we didn't really get photographs by the penguin area quite like we wanted. We have 2 of me and my husband but it just has the glass in the background with one penguin (which were still two of my favorite photos) and we really wanted to have a few with the whole penguin exhibit in the background because it is so iconic. It would have also been really nice to get a few more on the boardwalk with the bridal party and utilizing the pillars. I had emailed John Paul some photo poses that we liked but I ended up having to mention the poses during the wedding day, I just wish he would have brought them up because we had so much on our minds already and we only were able to do 2 of those poses maybe out of 5 or 6. But other than those few things, John Paul really is an amazing artist with a great eye and produces great photos. What I love most about this company is that you get every single photo that they shoot, whether its good or horrible, lol. It really lets you re-live the moments of that day that went by so extremely fast. Thank you again so much for everything.
During our first session, Lisa was so helpful in helping us come up with a photographer who would best suit our needs. She identified John Paul, and when we met him for our engagement session, we knew he had a great personality but were blown away by the quality of photos. We were so happy with the photos he took but also with the timeliness of receiving the pictures back! When it came time for our wedding day, John Paul did a great job of hanging out in the back ground and capturing my favorite – candids – while also being there and handling the more structured set up of portraits. He was flexible and was on the ground, doing all kinds of awesome angles to make sure we got the best photos. We got out wedding DVD about 2 weeks after the wedding day and were stunned at the quality and amount of pictures. For only being one guy, John Paul exerted himself to the extreme to capture what seems like every single moment. My friends and family love the pictures and are quite amazed that we received over 1000 images. It was so amazing being able to relive those moments again and John Paul truly did an amazing job. Lisa and John Paul helped make our day unforgettable – thank you so much!
I would give 0 stars if I could. Probably the worst experience of the wedding process was dealing with all the problems I've had with this company. I'll save everyone the details and time reading everything thing that went wrong. The main things are, my parents have no family portrait. All my mother wanted was a photo of her, my father, and her two daughters before church and the photographer literally brushed it off after she asked him many times. After my mother, mother in law and myself spent at least 2 hours making a list of shots that were a MUST. However there's about 15 of my dress hanging, and 5 each of my shoes, ring and garter. Because that is definitely a MUST right? Even better, at the reception I have people who were not attending my wedding get pictures before I had one with my sister and parents. (Probably people walking from the restaurant side to use the washroom near the banquet) Second biggie, our pictures were majority outside on a sunny June day and everyone's eyes were squinted....hate every single picture. And the third, the last pictures taken at my parents home were me with my dogs all dressed up and cute, but they weren't there when I received the website link. I was told they were never taken and I may have been confused. I don't know how that's possible when I had them each and posed, smiled and saw the flash myself. And all 35 family members were there to witness it and "awwww" over it. Unfortunately the list could continue for at least another 5 or 6 more problems. My advice, stick to an independent, self owning company. Who actually pays attention to their clients.
David Loeb/ BrendaReviewed on 12/30/2015 Stephanie G
David Loeb is a great photographer! He definitely enjoys his job and takes really fantastic photos. He tried every single type of shot that I showed him prior to our wedding. He is fun, charismatic, and wonderful to work with. Brenda is really pleasant and a great woman to work with. If we had any questions or concerns, she was very quick to respond.
If I could give zero stars I would. Please beware. They are very misleading. No work is actually completed by Edward Fox they're a service provider as the GM puts it. You sign a contract with them and then they find contractors to complete the work this includes video. They are misleading as they say that video is another department not another company. Quality: Our ceremony and group photos were nice however, the photographer bombed our reception pictures. We had uplighting and he used the flash which lead to over exposing our pictures obstructing all visuals of our lighting.For our Album we had to add guest and personal pictures to have an accurate representation of our reception. We used them for video as well: we paid for 2 cameras only received footage from one. We have no footage of our first looks at each other since the manned camera is focused on the podium, we have numerous other missed images and only have audio. I had to point out these mistakes as I discovered them when I picked up my completee dvd. After pointing out the obvious mistakes they are refunding us the price variance between their one camera and two camera package and giving us some enhancements. An important note I must make is that their price point is significantly higher than the company that provides their video service. Many have mentioned the delays in obtaining their completed projects. We obtained our online viewing in a timly manner as well as receiving the wedding video. However since we have had problems wit quality we're unsure when we will have the corrected finish product. Basically you are paying to have Edward Fox to find contractors to complete your wedding day but none are employed by Edward Fox. You can do this work on your own and have control over who captures your day. You're not assigned a photographer and or videographer until closer to your wedding day for the sole reason they have to find a contractor that's available. I highly suggest with going an independent company that actually has employees vs contractors.
David Loeb is an amazing PhotographerReviewed on 9/14/2015 Meaghan B
David Loeb of Edward Fox is a great photographer, he knows what he's doing! He's not your typical photographer that is just taking pictures of your big day, he is ensuring that your wedding is the Best Day. I'm pretty sure he's being doing wedding photography since he was a child, he knows exactly how everything is suppose to go and he actually may be a better organizer than your expensive wedding planner. He is super assertive but don't let that bother you, because there is a lot of confusion on your wedding day and he will he get you right past that everything with him will be smooth sailing. Edward Fox is affordable and is reputable, my mom used them almost 30 years ago when she had her wedding photos done. You'll get every shot you want, only 10X better than you would have imagined! Good luck!
Wonderful Service at great priceReviewed on 7/27/2015 Kathleen G
Our photographer and videographer were both from Edward Fox Photography & Video. They were super easy to deal with. They have been in the field forever, so they know a lot and are extremely helpful. I loved both our photographer, David Loeb, and our videographer, Carlo. The price was also great, especially compared to other vendors. For photography, we did the middle package and received 10 hours of service, an album, and rights to our all of our pictures!
David Loeb was our photographer for our June wedding. He is amazing!!!! He also photographed our engagement pictures and wow! Not only did our wedding party enjoy working with him, but our family and wedding guests all loved his sense of humor and great eye for candid pictures. He was able to get all of the creative shots we wanted and so many more that we hadn't even thought of. You can't go wrong with David, excellent results! We love our teasers he sent a week after the wedding and can't wait for the rest. Edward Fox Photography is very easy to work with. We have had zero issues with them and they are great at communication. Thank you!!
DAVID LOEB We absolutely LOVED David!! He was my aunt's photographer and I was part of her bridal party, and I remember how fun he was and the amazing photos he took for hers. I just want to point out that I was super nervous (literally shaking) prior to leaving the hotel to get our pictures taken, but as soon as I saw David I totally fine. He's like a long lost friend that gets you laughing and worry free! He was so interactive with everyone and very attentive! Also, our wedding was on May 23rd, and we received our Teaser pictures and they are AWESOME! Our guests also loved David. I have gotten so many compliments. So glad we got him!
Todd Ganek Was Amazing!Reviewed on 12/11/2014 Melissa G
I am not going to babble for to long. I just want to let everyone know that if you are looking for someone that is going to get amazing photo's, Todd is the man. He knows what he is doing and he does it really well. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. I could not have asked for more beautiful photo's. Edward Fox was a little more expensive than some choices out there, but it's for a reason. You get what you pay for. Out of everything for my wedding, I decided to invest in this vendor because I look back at these photo's every day! I knew I could trust them with all the reviews I read. Let me tell you the reviews are not lying. You are able to see actual weddings from the photographers on Facebook. It was great being able to choose our photographer that way! I got exactly what I wanted that way. Not many companies do that. I could not be happier with Todd. The turnaround time was awesome as well, I had a few photo's up the next day!! My whole portfolio was available a few weeks later. I love Edward Fox Photo! I highly suggest using them for your photographer :)
Edward Fox: David LoebReviewed on 11/04/2014 Kari H
David shot our recent wedding and did a great job in working with everyone involved with the wedding and in getting all of the pictures that we wanted. He took advantage of the unique features of the venue and the sunset which took place right after the conclusion of the ceremony to capture some really unique images. He definitely has an eye for what will look good after the picture has been taken. The initial handful of pictures which we received look great and are looking forward to the rest. Many of our guests also commented on how well the photographer 'managed' everyone in taking bridal party, family and group pictures.
Slow, poor service, poor listening skills...Reviewed on 10/01/2014 Nicole K
I want to start by saying that the pricing compared to other companies was great. We got 10 hours of photography with a photo release at the time of the last payment (on disc) as well as they don't require a payment on the wedding day, which is amazing (and uncommon). The customer service until the day of my wedding was amazing. I had specifically requested a photographer who was experienced with outdoor weddings and more candid shots. Obviously there were going to be standing portraits (family shots and bridal party shots) that I wanted, but mostly I wanted to see a lot of "action" and candid shots. Especially for my reception as everyone would be mingling and dancing. I also stated that I wanted a more modern type of photography. None of my requests for my photographer were granted. My shots outdoors were all over or under exposed. My shots for my reception consisted wholly of random groups of people standing together portrait style. Also, the only pictures of my MIL are of her eating (which wasn't her only activity that evening) and the only picture of my father was the same. I really don't want a picture of someone with food in their mouth. There were some beautiful shots but I have to be honest, picking the 45 pictures out of the almost 900 shots we got was difficult because I didn't like 45 of them. I also added a picture that my cousin took of the ring bearer and flower girl as there were no nice pictures of them. Then came the 2 months of ZERO communication while I waited for my proofs. Once the proofs were posted I had 2 weeks to look at them before the website was shut down. Needless to say, I did not order any proofs from the photographer. It took 6 months before I got confirmation on how many photos I was supposed to choose for my album. It was only after I posted a terrible post publicly on their facebook page that I got any attention. Phone calls and emails were not sufficient. It was after weeks of attempted contact with some manager that I finally got confirmation that my album was even ordered. Then they tried to tell me that I hadn't paid for the nicer album and needed to pay $150 more. My album is beautiful as well as my parent albums. I am glad it is over and I never have to deal with them again. It is a lot of frustration for very little reward. I did have the whole thing wrapped up before my 1 year anniversary, unlike some of the other reviews I have seen both here and on their Facebook page.
Edward Fox_ David LoebReviewed on 9/28/2014 Sally B
Edward Fox and photographer David Loeb did my wedding 2 weeks ago at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. All I can say is "wow". He was very personable, professional, organized, experienced and easy to work with. He had a great time as well. All of my guests commented how great he was and that he made them laugh. He took every photo that we requested plus captured everything else! My groom and I haven't yet received our proofs yet as its only been 2 weeks but he did send a few preliminary teasers that are GORGEOUS! I cant wait to see the rest! Dave was really great, he enjoyed himself, was engaged with us and all our guests and family during the entire event. Edward Fox was great as a company to work with and has a great payment plan where you don't have to pay everything upfront before you even receive services, which is rare nowadays. I checked out quite a few photographers before selecting and so glad I made the choice I did!
BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!Reviewed on 7/30/2014 Jamie L
My (now) husband and I discovered Edward Fox Photography in The Knot Chicago Magazine. We contacted the company almost one year before our wedding day, and we ended up working with Jenee from start to finish. She was very low-key and easy to work with. After explaining to Jenee what kinds of pictures we would like to have to remember our special day, she showed us portfolios of three wedding photographers that would best capture our vision. We were so excited to have different portfolios to compare, but the second we saw David Loeb’s work, we had no reason to see anything else. When we finally met David in person, it was obvious that he was a gifted photographer and I felt very comfortable having him take the reigns in order to catch the perfect wedding day moments. He encouraged me to reach out to him at any time, and advised me to create a list of “must have” shots for the wedding, so he did not miss any important people. On the day of the wedding, David arrived on time and ready to shoot. He became fast friends with all of my bridesmaids, making corny jokes and helping them comfortable around the camera. When it came time for our “first look” and bridal party shots, David took control and insisted on some cool, funny, and ridiculous poses. We had no idea how beautiful and perfect the pictures could turn out until we received some “teaser shots” ten days after the wedding (we couldn’t believe how fast those came!). After the wedding, as mentioned above, David sent us ten teaser shots while my husband and I were on our honeymoon. The photos were absolutely beautiful! We had no idea how fast the rest of our pictures would be released after the wedding, especially because we had hearD horror stories from friends who still had not received the rights to their pictures months after their wedding. We were shocked to receive a website invitation for our friends and relatives to access our pictures online within three weeks after the wedding, and a few days later we received a DVD in the mail with all of our pictures included. I cannot believe how fast and efficient they were, and every picture is more beautiful than the last. Edward Fox was a great company to work with, and David Loeb gave us unbelievable pictures that we will cherish forever!
Professional PhotographerReviewed on 7/22/2014 Amy Z
Christian from Edward Fox was our wedding photographer and we couldn't have been happier with him. He was so easy to work with and made everyone feel very comfortable in front of the camera. The pictures turned out beautifully. We also really enjoyed their online photo sharing system, which allows family members to receive direct communication about picture availability and promotions - saved us a lot of phone calls/emails!
HIRE JENNY FONTAINE!!!!!!!!Reviewed on 7/08/2014 Suzanne
Chicago Brides: do yourselves a favor and hire Jenny Fontaine to photograph your wedding. You won't be sorry! Jenny is beyond talented. I just got a look at my photos and am over the moon!! She has a wonderful personality, and balances being organized and running things on a schedule without being...well...you know. I had a blast with her all day long, and she got along perfectly with my friends and family. Sometimes personalities just don't gel, which can affect how the pictures come out, but she kept everyone laughing and with genuine smiles on their faces. We met with Jenny a few weeks before the wedding, and I have to say, she did literally everything that I asked. Table pictures, getting ready pictures, etc. She also had some amazing ideas about where to go downtown and ended up shooting absolutely marvelous shots. I will be glowing over these pictures for years to come. I could not ask for better pictures or to be happier.
OutstandingReviewed on 7/02/2014 Danielle W
David Loeb was our main photographer, and Greg was our secondary photographer. They both have outstanding personalities and work incredibly well together. David took charge and made quick work of everything, which was exceptionally helpful with our flower girls and ring bearers. David made sure every shot was positioned perfectly with the lighting, and it if wasn't, he made adjustments on the spot. He was incredibly professional, but also knew how to have fun and make you laugh - perfect for a day full of pictures! He's incredibly detail oriented and talented - he saw the sky at one point during our reception and had me and my new husband sneak outside for a few quick photos to capture the moment...it also let us take a deep breath and have a second alone on our wedding day. It was perfect. David sent us 10 teaser photos within a week of the wedding, so we could pick one or two to use for our thank you cards. They are all absolutely stunning. I would recommend David and Greg to anyone that's using Edward Fox, as they are exceptional!
Edward Fox VideographyReviewed on 6/30/2014 Amy C
We utilized Edward Fox’s Video services for our April 2014 wedding. Honestly we went back and forth during planning our wedding about whether or not we wanted to spend the money to have someone professionally video tape the wedding. After receiving the final product it was worth every penny and thanks to Edward Fox the out of pocket cost was very reasonable! Joe was our videographer and he was great. We didn’t speak until just 2 days before the wedding and I think he could tell I was a bit stressed and he made everything very easy. He captured every moment but was also very much in the background and was never in our face or asking us to do additional things. He truly just captured the day. Luanne edited the video and did a fantastic job. She edited together the reception so well it was like reliving it over and over again. My only complaint was that they requested song selections from us for the video a month before the wedding and at that time it was one more thing I didn’t have time to add to my plate. We elected to have Luanne choose the songs and she did a great job but if song selection is important to you I recommend you add it to your wedding to do list ahead of time. Overall we would recommend having a wedding video and using Edward Fox as your videographer!
Exceptional Quality!Reviewed on 6/25/2014
Edward Fox Photography did an extraordinary job with my wedding photos! The turn around of our wedding album was simply flawless. The quality of the photos is priceless. The photographer did an exceptional job capturing every special moment during the wedding. Even though we had to wait a few extra months for our album, in the end it was worth the wait! Overall, Edward Fox Photography did a magnificent job and would recommend them to anyone!