the process

Reverencing the depth and meaning of Catholic weddings with a sophisticated, timeless, and quintessentially classic style that endures.

Chicago Catholic
wedding
photographers

Inquire with Colette

As  husband and wife catholic wedding photographers with over 75+ weddings in our portfolio, we understand what you are looking for when it comes to wedding photography.

Blending seamlessly into your day, we step in to direct as needed while also letting each moment unfold as it well. The result is a rich collection of imagery that is elevated, honest, and meaningful to you and those that you love.

seamlessly

We blend   
into your day.

- bridget + johann

“It honestly felt like having an old friend come and photograph our wedding. And most importantly, every single photo turned out absolutely beautiful.”

- alexandra + nick

”she went above and beyond in every possible way, and she brought so much joy and peace to our wedding day.”

- grace + alex

”One of the most important things for my husband and I was our wedding mass. Colette's knowledge of the catholic mass allowed her to capture it perfectly and those are photos we will cherish forever.”

- mckenzie + husdon

”From start to finish, our experience working with Colette was top notch. She very well organized and made the proper preparations  so that everything went quickly and smoothly. She also seemed to get pictures from every angle without us even noticing!.”

kind words from past couples

Resonate with our work? We would love to get to know you as a couple and learn more about your wedding plans. Upon inquiry, we will schedule a meeting so that we can go over questions and connect on a personal level.

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the process

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Wedding planning can present many questions but we are here to help guide you through the exciting process.

Questions

frequently asked

Next Question

While this is not something we require, we highly encourage our couples to consider working with a full service wedding planner or day of coordinator. Why? When there is not a delegated team in charge, the logistics of the day often fall on the photographer which can take our focus away from being fully attentive to your photos. Wedding planners are incredible and we are happy to share our favorites with you!

Do you require that we work with a wedding planner?

Next Question

Yes! Over the years I have found that providing a second photographer ensures that each part of the day is covered fully and no moment is missed. As a husband and wife team, it ensures that we will be able to accomplish everything you desire for your wedding day.

DO YOUR COLLECTIONS INCLUDE A SECOND SHOOTER?

Next Question

We do not give out raw files under any circumstance as they are not a proper representation of our work. A raw file is like a painting half complete, our timeless and elegant editing style in the final touch and what our couples hire us for.

DO YOU GIVE OUT RAW FILES IF WE WANT TO EDIT THE PHOTOS OURSELVES?

Next Question

We shoot with top of the line Canon DSLR and mirrorless camera bodies and lenses. Every camera we use has duel card slots which means there are automatically 2 copies of each photo we take. We always bring back up equipment with us and make back-ups of your images on our external drives and cloud storage the moment we get home from your wedding.

WHAT KIND OF GEAR DO YOU USE? DO YOU HAVE BACKUPS?

Next Question

Absolutely we do! Right after you book, we will send over a primary timeline based off your wedding mass and reception times along with what we see as best for your individualized day. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have through the process and love to create a stress-free timeline for you as soon as possible!

DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR COUPLES WITH A TIMELINE?

Next Question

Yes! Our business is registered and insured and we would be happy to provide a certificate of insurance upon booking and request.

MY VENUE REQUIRES THAT ALL MY VENDORS MUST BE INSURED. DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS INSURANCE?

Next Question

Each wedding day will vary, depending on the size and how many hours of coverage. We estimate that you can expect around 50-75 images per hour of coverage 

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE FROM MY WEDDING?

Next Question

We understand that choosing to cancel or move a wedding is not an easy decision. If you find yourself in this situation, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible. The retainer you pay to reserve your date is non-refundable but can be put towards a future portrait session. 

WHAT IS YOUR
CANCELATION POLICY? 

Next Question

When we meet for a consultation call, we will talk over what is currently planned for your wedding day so far. We will make a suggestions based on the details of your day, but you can always adjust and add on an additional hour of coverage at a later date.

WHAT IF WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY HOURS OF COVERAGE WE NEED YET?

Next Question

Yes! We have a list of our preferred vendors that we know and trust will provide you with the best possible experience and product or service for your wedding day. We want to make sure that your experience working with other wedding professionals is positive and you have the best of the best!

I AM STILL LOOKING FOR OTHER WEDDING VENDORS FOR MY DAY! DO YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ME?

Next Question

Yes! We have photographed and attended multiple Traditional Latin Wedding masses and love the timeless beauty and tradition of the TLM.

Have you photographed a Traditional Latin Wedding Mass?

Next Question

We never want to be in the way or a distraction during any wedding ceremony, especially a wedding mass! We position ourselves quietly on the sides of the aisles, toward the back of the aisle, and only move close when allowed or necessary. Our gear is versatile and allows us to zoom in close even if your church has restrictions on where photographers can stand. We always respect the rules of your church and priest while ensuring all of the important moments of your wedding mass are documented!

How do you capture the wedding mass without being a distraction? 

Next Question

Yes, this is what we specialize in! We shoot with professional grade cameras and lenses that allow us to take clear and properly lit photographs in low light. Most churches do not allow flash during the ceremony but for any professional photographer, this should not be a problem. No matter what photographer you choose, be sure to ask them if they have experience shooting in low light and if they know how to manage it.

My church is dark and low on natural light, will you still be able to capture photos of our wedding mass? 

Frequently Asked Questions

INQUIRE with Colette

In order to best serve our couples our calendar is limited to a select number of couples per year. We mainly photograph Catholic weddings in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit, but would travel anywhere to capture your love story.

Please fill out the contact form below and we will promptly be in touch. We are eager to hear from you and to share more about our wedding collections details.

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