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Photography in Chicago, IL,
(847) 275-0209
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  • 23 Reviews


    Emily Markham

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  • I got married about a month ago, and am just now posting this because I have been having SO MUCH TROUBLE putting to words how special of a human Esther is. For real, if you need a photographer just stop looking right now and reach out to her. Here’s why: - Esther’s photos are like art. It’s never just a point and shoot. Your photos will be beautiful and unique and unlike anyone else’s - Her. Esther is sweet and patient and LITERALLY everyone at your entire wedding will love her and want to be her friend - She’ll see the day through your eyes. She captured my grandma’s face when we talked about my amazing grandpa who is no longer with us. The few seconds my mom and I held hands when I was getting ready. My sister helping me when my shoe slipped off, my husband and his sisters in one of their goofy hugs, and on and on and on I think that’s her secret – nothing about what you’ll get with Ester is generic. I’ve only seen the previews and can’t believe or unde... Read more

    Kylie Cibrian

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  • Ever met someone and immediately wanted to make them your friend? That was Esther, for me. Not only is she outrageously talented, but she is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met. Our initial consultation for our wedding was casual and relaxed; my now husband and I felt like we were meeting an old friend. She doesn’t know this, but I cancelled every other photographer meeting after we met with her - and Esther was the first person we met with! I was able to witness her in action prior to my wedding day as she was also the photographer for my best friend’s wedding the year prior (but after our consult). Her style is unique and her ability to capture candid moments is unrivaled. My husband is the worst about smiling in pictures, but I have so many shots from that day of him with the widest grin. On the day of our wedding, Esther patiently coached my husband and I, as well as wrangled our entire bridal party as needed for photos. I am thrilled and elated that such... Read more

    Megan

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  • 460 days later, and we are still swooning over the moments Esther has captured of our most favorite day. Her photography is something that brings back those emotions all over again. From our first meeting via Skype to the moment we received our images, Esther has left us a lasting impression. Her dedication, passion, and authenticity in helping us relive our wedding can't fully be described in this short space. Before the wedding, she took the time to listen and hear our thoughts about the day. Being a teacher, I always like to have a plan and use charts and spreadsheets. Esther was very kind with reassurance and answering any questions we had. Her professionalism is unmatched! We only needed one photographer and Esther was able to capture moments from both sides equally with the time constraints we had. She has a calming presence about her and go-with-the-flow attitude; it definitely helped us to also be calm and relaxed. My husband and I are awkward when it comes to ... Read more

    Samantha

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  • From the begining Esther was the sweetest nicest and easiest at planning for our engagement pictures and wedding pictures. She helped with ideas of locations as well. The day of our engagement pictures it was disgustingly humid and my hair was destroyed and my husband (fiance at the time) and I were dripping in sweat. Im not sure how she did it, but she worked her magic positioning us and fixing my hair to make the pictures turn out flawlessly! We also incorporated our beautiful baby daughter in some of the pictures and I cant even put into words how breathtaking the pictures turned out. During the engagement session we were adventurous with our surroundings as well. It was a delightful and memorable experience. The day of our wedding, It was also very humid outside and she again made all of the photos beautiful! She captured every important detail of the day. Looking through the pictures, my husband and I didnt even know she was taking pictures at a moment at the wedding and we tho... Read more

    Caitlin

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  • I couldn't be more thrilled with the photos that Esther took! They're stunning and captured such special moments of our wedding day! Beyond being incredibly talented, Esther has such a lovely, calming presence and helped me feel at ease on the day of my wedding. She also did a great job of wrangling friends and family members for pictures, and delivered a fantastic combination of candid and posed photos that still looked natural. I couldn't be happier with Esther's photography and will definitely be recommending her to friends and hiring her again myself for future photo shoots/events!

    Jessica Lacosse

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  • This review is far overdue because the amount of love and appreciation we have for Esther and her work is beyond words! Her eye, talent, promptness, professionalism, and flexibility are all award worthy. Without a doubt the easiest and most seamless vendor we worked with. Esther made it so easy for us to simply enjoy the process. AND our photos are absolutely stunning! Highly recommend!

    kelsey

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  • Esther and her husband are SO wonderful! They are both so sweet and fun to be around. I loved Esther’s photography style when I found her featured on a wedding blog, and asking her to be our wedding photographer was the best decision. She made us feel comfortable and our photos turned out gorgeous, as I knew they would, because Esther was taking them! We have had several people comment on how beautiful our photos are. We are so happy with them. Also, Esther sent the cutest engraved wooden box to deliver the USB drive and some prints of our photos. We weren’t expecting it, but it was such a pretty presentation and sweet surprise. Hire Esther, you won’t regret it!

    Naomi

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  • Esther’s work is amazing. She goes above and beyond expectations and displays such passion and professionalism with her photography. She has done multiple photography sessions for me such as individual, couple, engagement shoot, and my wedding day! I will always highly recommend her to anyone needing a photographer. She is the only photographer I trust! Her style is so natural and beautiful. She makes you feel comfortable and confident. She’s super understanding, flexible, and fun! Truly, greatest photographer in the industry!

    Gwendolyn

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  • Esther is by far the BEST photographer in Chicago! There’s a warmth to her pictures that I have not seen by others that brings out the inner beauty of whatever she puts her lens to. From the moment we met her we felt at ease talking with her as if we were old friends. She’s so kind and genuine it makes it easy to work with her. And if you’re not sure what to do in photos, she guides you in a way that is comfortable and feels more natural. There are some poses, but really the photos we loved, that she excels at, are the candid photos she gets. Really all of our photos, from engagement session to our wedding are absolutely breathtaking and they feel like us; like she captured our true emotions. And for the price?! There is no one better. And if you don’t believe me...I actually went through the 700 photographer portfolios they have listed on The Know! That’s how important our photographer was to me and I wanted to make sure I got the best person and the best price. She’s so a... Read more

    Tabita

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  • Really enjoyed having Esther and her services at our wedding. We felt comfortable and knew that we could be ourselves! Really easy going and she came up with great shots for our pictures! Definitely recommend!

    Anna

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  • We had an amazing experience working with Oh So Lovely Photography for our wedding and the pictures were absolutely stunning. Esther made us feel so comfortable and relaxed on a day that had potential to be stressful. The team really captured the essence of our bridal party, family, and friends and you can tell how much fun everyone had through the pictures!

    Brooke

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  • Above and beyond our expectations! After searching through hundreds of photographers and their portfolios, I came across Oh So Lovely Photography on the Knot. I was super impressed with Esther's portfolio and fell in love with her style of photography. Communication is key with wedding vendors, and she was very helpful and prompt to answer any questions before and after our wedding. Since we live across the country, the first time meeting was our on wedding day, but Esther and Andrea (Esther's 2nd photographer for the day) made us feel so comfortable and at ease throughout the whole day. They had the perfect balance between directing us with posing and candid shots which resulted in a beautiful array of photos. We have received tons of compliments not only about how beautiful our wedding photos turned out, but also from wedding guests and bridal party, saying how attentive and enjoyable they both were. We're so pleased and honored to have chosen Oh So Lovely Photography to photograph ... Read more

    Samantha

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  • I had absolutely the best experience with Esther and her husband David of Oh So Lovely, from our initial conversation to receiving our beautifully gift-wrapped photos and thumb drive in the mail after our wedding. I felt an instant connection with Esther, as she was so positive, professional and kind. Previous photographers I had contacted had been either unresponsive or trying to get me to tailor my needs to what they envisioned, while Esther immediately set up a phone meeting and just listened to what I was thinking. I had found her via Instagram and had been so taken by the beautiful, unique quality of her photos, and what she delivered after the wedding was even more breathtaking than I could have imagined! Also, it was such a blast to hang out with her and her husband before our ceremony during first look photos. It was such a fun and calming way to start off the celebration and put us at such ease, setting the tone for the rest of the night. Honestly, I cannot recommend this coup... Read more

    Brenna

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  • Esther and David were a wonderful team and did an absolutely amazing job capturing our wedding day. We love our photos so much. They are very well taken and edited, all having a very consistent look and tone. We received some of the best photos as really high quality prints in a small glass case and got a very cool wooden jump drive with all the photos, showing excellence right down to the little details. They are very talented, kind, easy to work with, and a lot of fun to be with.

    Nicolette

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  • Esther was absolutely fabulous from the engagement shoot to the wedding day. Both my husband and I are not the most photogenic people and she was able to help guide us into flattering poses and capturing the candid natural shoots. The way she edits the photo is also incredible. I love the coloring and vibe she brings to all of her photos. Hands down great photographer, easy to work with, and so talented!

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