Choosing a wedding photography studio is an exciting part of the planning process, but it can also be stressful. Between budgets, styles, reviews, and meetings- it’s a lot of work! We completely understand this at Essence. We strive to make your wedding photography experience as hassle-free and comfortable as possible. Being a close-knit, family-owned and operated photography studio rooted in the Chicago area, means we care about your wedding and we know the industry well. Therefore, we will go above and beyond with a personal level of care and commitment.

Your Essence experience starts with an initial consultation in which we try to help you choose the right photographer for you based on style and personality. You can review several of their portfolios or utilize our expertise and we will do the work for you. Once you’ve decided on a photographer, you will receive access to an online portal where you can voice any questions, ideas, or concerns to both your photographer as well as our photo director, Karen Neulander, 24 hours a day. Here at Essence we try to eliminate the stressful aspects of planning a wedding so that you can concentrate on the fun and excitement of your special day- the most important part!