Wedding Photography Information
Wedding Photography
Thursday, October 11, 2012
By Neil Gates
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I'd like to ask you a question...

I'm serious, and I'd like you to think about it for a minute... So, here it is...   "What is the most important thing to you about your wedding day?"

I hope you did think about it, because the answer should help you decide who you hire to create your wedding photographs.

If your answer had words and phrases like "to have fun", "to have a day that I'll never forget", "to soak up everything that's going on around me" or "to enjoy spending time with family and friends", then you and I might be on the same page...

You see, if you ask a bunch of wedding photographers what they think is the most important thing to them, in regards to wedding photography in general, most will say "good photographs".

I disagree. It's more than that, and that's what a lot of brides will miss. They get so caught up in new products, styles and "deals", that they lose sight of what was really important to them. Of course, good photographs are important, but if someone ruins your day creating them, what good is that? 

There are a million photographer out there right now, and you might be feeling a little overwhelmed - I certainly would be! Here's a tip for you - this could be the one piece of advice that leads you to the right decision (whether you hire me or someone else). All photographers show their best work. That's it! What does that mean? It simply means that you can't hire someone based on what you see on their website. We are in a digital age, where emails, texts and websites are flying left and right. However, wedding photography is personal and emotional. How can you choose someone without meeting them in person (or even worse, based on a price!)

No matter who you choose, please don't choose based in web images or price. Make sure your photographer fits your personality. If he or she doesn't, then move on! And don't choose based on price. If the price is too low, there's a reason for that, and you shouldn't have to find out why!


 "My husband and I used Neil Gates Photography for our wedding and we are absolutely THRILLED with the results. He was so easy and fun to work with and captured every moment of our special day. The service was excellent and we received an email from Neil the very next day after our wedding with a link to view the photos!! I was shocked at the quick turnaround time. I will use Neil again and I would refer him to anyone looking for a great photographer!" ~ Jessica Trumpy, Hinckley IL

Please call or email - I look forward to chatting with you!

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Photo Booth

Add the excitement of a photo booth to your next event! Perfect for any celebration from weddings to corporate events, school events to birthday parties, and especially mitzvahs!

Neil Gates Photography offers two great photo booth options to perfectly fit your needs and your budget:"The Traditional" Enclosure-Style Booth" and The Table Top" Open-Air-Style Booth.


"The Traditional" Enclosed Photo booth

Regular Price = $1095.00

When added to your wedding package = $895.00



What's Included:

Deluxe Photo Booth with privacy curtains

Photo Booth Attendant

Unlimited Photos for up to 4 hrs

Tear and share 2" x 8" double prints

Your choice of print style

Digital Copy of all photos


 Add. time (past 4 hrs.) = $100 / hour

Guest Book Package = $200 (Available only with The Traditional Photo Booth)

Second photo booth attendant 

Black fabric color scrapbook

Markers supplied for good wishes to the guests of honor

1 photo print for guest and 1 for scrapbook



"The Table-top" Open-Air Style Photo booth


Regular Price = $695.00

When added to your wedding package = $595.00



What's Included:

Smaller Photo Booth placed on table

Bench for seating in front of photo booth

Photo Booth Attendant

Unlimited Photos for up to 4 hrs

2" x 6" double prints


Add. time (past 4 hrs.) = $75 / hour



Call Neil at 630-428-4540


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