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Photography in Chicago, IL,
(708) 228-8643
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    Frances

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  • Erika took such beautiful photos! My fiancé and I booked her to do our engagement photos, and I was so pleased with the quality. Erika was flexible and worked with both of our schedules to set the date of the shoot, and before we arrived, she scouted out locations for us. While taking photos, she struck a nice balance between instructing us on how to pose and also letting us feel natural. Overall, she was very friendly and her photos are so creative. 10/10 would recommend.

    Katie

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  • We can't recommend Erika highly enough, and we also can't stop looking at our digital photo album! We had a two-day, interfaith, intercultural wedding weekend celebration, and Erika was incredibly thoughtful about how she captured and highlighted the most aspects of each day. When we had scheduling snafus, she was patient and understanding and flexible enough to accomodate us. She also managed to capture details and aspects we didn't even know we wanted to remember, and we are so appreciative of that. If you're looking for a photographer who is not only talented, but also cares about how her subjects feel during the process, contact Erika!

    Kristin

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  • We could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding! Since we don't live in Chicago, finding a photographer was going to be tricky. Thank goodness we found Erika. The way she was able to use natural light to create beautiful artistic photos was exactly what we were looking for. After getting in touch, we were able to set up an engagement photo shoot in a week's time. Even though it was last minute, Erika was able to accommodate us on a very cold morning in Milton Lee Olive Park – not a single complaint from her! There was a great mix of nature shots, intimate shots, and cityscape. She had great ideas for how to get exceptional photos, and entertained some of our bad ones (you can tell the difference when you see the album). For the wedding, Erika and her husband/second shooter did a great job both finding a venue for our first-look photos as well as organizing all of the after-ceremony photos. She was professional and made sure that everything ran smoothly. One of our b... Read more

    Nina

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  • Erika was the first vendor I hired for my wedding. Photography was the most important aspect to me besides music and the venue. Out of the hundreds of photographers available in the Chicagoland area, her work stood out the most to me, plus she was incredibly responsive! My fiance and I hate taking photos, so we really didn't want a photographer who was too "intrusive" and commanding. I wanted someone who could give direction, but was able to capture all the random, beautiful moments. Erika and her husband Brandon were exactly that! They were both kind and warm, but able to give enough direction where we didn't feel awkward at not knowing what to do. Plus they are incredibly fast at taking the shots! I didn't realize how important this skill was in a photographer, but it really is when you're trying to enjoy your friends and family and not be held up taking shot after shot in the hot sun. Prior to my wedding, I was dreading the picture taking part of the day, but we were done and onto t... Read more

    Sarah

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  • Erika was one of our favorite wedding vendors. She was so helpful, responsive, easy to work with, and all of our photos are absolutely gorgeous! She made the entire process so easy and fun! We decided on Erika's 2nd Package option and it was perfect. We loved the complimentary mini-engagement session, it allowed us to spend some time with Erika and get comfortable before the wedding day. Erika was incredibly helpful on our wedding day, keeping us on schedule, and recommending photo locations, etc. We would recommend Erika to anyone and everyone!!

    Allison

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  • Erika took our engagement photos and we absolutely loved them! We actually won our shoot via a Facebook contest, and Erika was so wonderful! We picked 2 locations, and she got up at sunrise with us to capture some awesome moments! She is sweet, laid back, and easy to get along with! We felt comfortable and at ease with her! She is very talented and I couldn't be happier with the way our photos turned out!

    Anthony

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  • Erika was absolutely wonderful to work with. She made us feel comfortable and took time to get to know us before the wedding day. Her professionalism and artistic ability were unmatched, we could not have asked for a better experience for our wedding photographer!

    Elle

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  • Erica was great! She made the two of us feel super comfortable and at ease. She is super friendly and responds to emails promptly. Her work is lovely and I would recommend anyone to go with Erika!

    Gina

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  • Wow! What can I say? Erika & her husband, Brandon were truly amazing to work with and we absolutely LOVE our photos. On our wedding day, I kept telling myself not to cry and was pretty successful; however, when we received our wedding photos from Erika, all bets were off! I sobbed so many ugly happy tears as we got to see our photos and relive our happiest day. Erika is a true gem and a pleasure to work with. Her photography skills are incredible. She's extremely flexible even when I had to reschedule our engagement shoot several times. Erika also brings a ton of creativity to her shoots and has the best suggestions for photos. I could not be more excited to get these photos printed as gifts for the holiday season.

    MARY

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  • Erika is an extremely talented, professional photographer, not only did she capture our wedding day perfectly but she was a real joy to work with. Your wedding day photographer is with you for the most intimate, emotional moments so it mattered to us not only that we had beautiful shots but that we felt comfortable and like our selves throughout the entire process, Erika has a way with people and her camera that allows for that to happen. Couldn't have been happier with our decision to work with her - Erika is a rockstar.

    Kelsey

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  • Erika was very helpful and professional when taking our engagement photos. My fiancee and I had never gotten professional pictures taken before. We were a little anxious going into it, but Erika gave us the direction we needed while allowing us to be ourselves. She was also super flexible when the first date we scheduled did not work out due to the weather. And most importantly, our pictures turned out great!

    Megan

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  • My then fiancé (now husband) and I decided to hire Erika to take our engagement and wedding pictures. In one word, Erika is AMAZING. She conducts business with the epitome of professionalism and kindness and is very detailed, prompt and self sufficient. She treated us like we were friends/family and showed genuine interest in us as a couple, which truly showed in the pictures that she took. She captured pictures of the biggest moments of the day and somehow still managed to capture the very small but personal moments and details as well. Her pictures truly exude the love and excitement that we all felt on our wedding day in a way that I have not seen many wedding photographers do. Erika made it a point to capture naturally occurring moments instead of only manufacturing moments, which is what I've seen many photographers do as well. Seriously, she is special! Also, she was extremely careful to not interrupt the flow of the day. She stayed out of the way, yet captured every moment as i... Read more

    Taylor

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  • Erika, along with her husband Brandon, were excellent! Erika did a great job with our engagement photos and day of wedding photos. She is extremely flexible with what we wanted in photos as well as suggesting the best photos per the lighting and location. She truly is worth every penny and we can't thank her enough. Highly recommend Erika for your wedding!

    Ashton

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  • Simply put, Erika was great! We got married on a really big property that included a house, barn, prairie and wetlands. She made great use of the space! Dan and I as a couple aren't used to being photographed and we were really nervous about getting our pictures taken but Erika made my husband and I feel very comfortable. She joked with us and made it a lot of fun and honestly, when we were getting our "first look" and "golden hour" photos taken, it was the only time Dan and I got to be alone and enjoy each other the most on our wedding day. At the last minute my husband and i surprised her with our want for some photos with our trouble-making dog. Erika easily and pleasantly made time and prioritized photos with our dog Cricket. She was worth every penny, when we look at the photos we remember the best parts of my wedding day! Erika was super professional and really took charge when we needed people for group shots. The time line she organized before hand was detailed and easy to fol... Read more

    Scott

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  • My wife and I used Erika Mattingly Photography for our wedding in Chicago and we could not be happier with our experience. Erika not only captured amazing photos of our wedding day but she was always extremely easy to work with it, which cannot be understated when you are juggling so many different things leading up to a wedding. Erika is creative, professional, and was very responsive to all of our questions and ideas. Additionally, she did a great job keeping our large wedding party (22 people) on schedule without sacrificing any of the shots we wanted. This was such a stress reliever! Erika made our photo sessions fun and engaging and we recommend her without reservation to anyone who is looking for a wonderful wedding day experience. Thanks Erika Mattingly Photography!!

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