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Congrats you're engaged!

let the planning begin!

Fill out the form request below to see if your wedding date is available.

Let me treat you with some coffee/tea as we talk about your special day.

I capture your engagement session, helps you polish your posing skills.

Your gallery is delivered, be sure to get those beautiful pictures downloaded.

Timeline is created after I receive your questionnaire.

You enjoy your wedding day + I capture all those special moments.

Your wedding gallery is delivered, throw a viewing party + enjoy!

the

Brenda Elizabeth

experience!

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I love building a friendship with my clients, this means I love meeting in person + discussing your plans. You get a free coffee or tea in the process. My in person meeting helps me begin your timeline process, I get a rough draft done to help us get a visual on how your day will look. This also helps me correlate schedules with your DJ/Band or planner so we can all be on the same page. 

I also encourage having your engagement pictures done. This helps you get comfortable with how I work + helps polish your posing skills. Don't have any ideas on where to take your pictures? Do not worry, I offer a location guide with a variety of location options. You have never done professional pictures before? This is even better, this means you will be easier to guide + will grasp my ideas faster than people who have done this before. I promise I will make you forget I even have a camera on me, I become a fly on the wall.

Once your wedding day arrives we will already have all the details of how your day is planned out, all you need to do is enjoy your WEDDING DAY!

Ok Brenda, how do I start? Easy, just fill out this request form below to receive my Wedding Welcome Guide. This guide helps my couple answer any questions they may have + it shows you any little details you have yet to think about.

Picking vendors such as a photographer can be a stressful process, trust me I've been in your shoes. After your wedding the images from your photographer are what will make you reminisce your special day. This is what I am for, I want to capture all those in-between moment just as much as those posed portraits. I want the images make you get smile, laugh our loud, cry + even say "wait, when did this happened"?

BECOME A                  COUPLE

+ LETS CREATE SOME MAGIC!

Planning a full wedding + are interested in 8+ hour coverage for your special day? 

The full wedding experience consist of covering you getting ready, the ceremony, formal portraits + the big fun party! You also get a COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT session, when you book the 10 hour collection.

Weddings


• Full Weddings of 8+ hour coverage begin at $2,400

Planning an elopement/small ceremony of 6 hours or less?
Please inquire for pricing.

Are you looking to just get portraits done with your significant other?

Do not worry I have the package for you.
Up to 1 hour of shooting at location.
40 edited images 
Online Viewing Gallery
Printing Rights
Portraits of Couple, Couple with Family + Friends.
*Option to purchase additional images*

Portraits


• ONLY PORTRAITS $350

Engagements


• engagement session: $280

Show off that ring hun!!!

Up to 1 hour of shooting at location.
30 edited digital images
Online Viewing Gallery
Printing Rights
*option to purchase additional images*

10 hour wedding collection includes a complimentary engagement session.

Wedding Collections

• Additional fees; Travel fee for milage greater than 20 miles outside of zip code 60409 (for portraits/engagement package)
& additional fee for any permits or parking required.
• Non-Refundable retainer due at time of booking. 
• Prices subject to change, unless retainer is paid. 
Prices are  NOT negotiable.

Investment

Portraits

Are you looking to just get portraits done with your significant other?

Do not worry I have the package for you.
Up to 1 hour of shooting at location.
40 edited images 
Online Viewing Gallery
Printing Rights
Portraits of Couple, Couple with Family + Friends.
*Option to purchase additional images*

Weddings

Planning a full wedding + are interested in 8+ hour coverage for your special day? 

The full wedding experience consist of covering you getting ready, the ceremony, formal portraits + the big fun party! You also get a COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT session, when you book the 10 hour collection.

*Planning an elopement/small ceremony of 6 hours or less? 
Please inquire for pricing.*

Engagements

Show off that ring hun!!!

Up to 1 hour of shooting at location.
30 edited digital images
Online Viewing Gallery
Printing Rights
*option to purchase additional images*

*10 hour wedding collection includes complimentary engagement session*

BEGINNING AT $2,500

BEGINNING AT $380

BEGINNING AT $280

• Additional fees; Travel fee for milage greater than 20 miles outside of zip code 60409 (for portraits/engagement package)
& additional fee for any permits or parking required.
• Non-Refundable retainer due at time of booking. 
• Prices subject to change, unless retainer is paid. 
Prices are NOT negotiable.

• 16x20 Prints: $40
• 11x14 Prints: $25
• 8x10 Prints: $15  
• 5x7 Prints: $10
• 4x6 Prints: $7    
• Wallets (Set of 4): $10  

If there is a specific size you need, I can send a specific quote for your request. Message me for more information.

Prints

• 20x30 Canvas: $200
• 16x20 Canvas: $140
• 11x14 Canvas: $110
• 8x10 Canvas: $85

If there is a specific size you need or want frame canvas, I can send a specific quote for your request. Message me for more information.

Canvas

ALBUMS





WOOD PRINT BOX

Costume Quote
Sizes/ Paper Finish/ Cover Styles
BASIC ALBUM STARTING PRICE
$400




Albums + Print Boxes

Costume Quote
INCLUDES: 10 PRINTED IMAGES
Sizes/ Wood Finish/ with USB
BASIC WOOD BOX STARTING PRICE
$150




A La

Carte

My husband and I used Brenda as our photographer for our engagement photos as well as wedding. Let me tell you our wedding day went a little south with the weather, it was supposed to be outside but it rained and snowed! Even with all the chaos Brenda knew exactly what to do and found a space inside to stage our photos and still give us an amazing gallery. She lifted my spirits in the process as well. The weather played no affect on her performance! I was so happy with everything ! I would highly recommend Brenda and I know we will personally use her for future milestones!


Morgan + Ryan

We hired Brenda for our wedding in September 2018 and we were 100% satisfied with our experience. She is such a talented photographer, the pictures were beautiful and I could tell she has a love for the work she does. She is so friendly and easy to work with, she made my husband and I feel comfortable/confident and we really appreciated that. I look forward to hiring her for our future special moments and life milestones! 

Lorena + Roberto

We could not be happier with our photos! Brenda is sweet, funny, and creative. She’s also very accommodating. We love our photos!

Kelsey + Jon

I used Brenda for wedding portraits and also a “first look” session. She was wonderful and professional. She was attentive and made sure to ask if there were things we wanted incorporated in the session. I would hire her again.

Alexis + Timothy

Kind Words

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Based out of: Chicago + Northwest Indiana

Photography by: Brenda Vanek