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We have been telling 100's of unique stories over the course of 15+ years. We are not only experienced but we have top grade professional equipment that aid us in capturing your story in great detail. Our desire is not only to photograph but to express your uniqueness through our lens.

We believe in telling your story by capturing the very essence of your special moments so that you will be able to cherish for a lifetime!

why choose us?

the investment

We don't believe that photography is one-size-fits all! We know are clients are unique and we work diligently to suit their needs. We serve clients who are looking to have their stories told through our lens of photo journalism. The first step in our initial meeting is to determine if we are the perfect fit for you!
After our meeting and presentation, together we can decide next steps and move on to the booking process!

initial meeting

Awesome! You have chosen to be an ADS Client! Now it's time to get into the details and secure your date so that we can make this dream a reality. We will send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package, sign our contract, and pay your deposit to make everything official. Now that you are an official ADS Client, it's time to get started!

ready to book

For Portraits: Prior to our shoot we consult with our client to make sure every detail of the shoot is covered, from time to location to outfits.

For Weddings & Events: Once we are about 6-8 weeks from the event, we will start making sure that we are completely prepared for your event by creating custom timelines for our clients to ensure that you don't miss out on any of the action. 

prepping for your shoot

It's here! Finally the day has arrived and we are ready to tell your story. For our Wedding Clients this day will be like a blur to you so we make it a priority to capture traditional shots that every couple needs while also capturing the moments in between in a creative and unique way. For our Portrait & Event Clients we strive to tell your story through our creative lens that provides you with images that will last a lifetime.

your session day

After your event our session is over, you will receive an online gallery full of all your images. We encourage our clients to time out to sit down and enjoy reliving your day/session after receiving a link to your online portal. In your online portal you will be able to pick out the images you would to have printed or create an album using your favorite images from the gallery.

presentation of gallery & ordering of images

from meeting to delivery

the process

+ up to 8 hours of coverage
(depends on package)
+ one photographer
+ pre-event consultation
+ high res digital images with release
+ online image gallery for viewing
+ unlimited image downloads
+ blog post feature

Just fill out the form below to check availability for your date and we will get back to you with some additional information.

packages include:

investment
starts at $800

Events

+ up to 2 hour session
(depends on package)
+ one photographer
+ pre-shoot consultation
+ high res digital images with release
+ online image gallery for viewing
+ unlimited image downloads
+ blog post feature

Just fill out the form below to check availability for your date and we will get back to you with some additional information.

packages include:

investment
starts at $200

Portraits

+  up to 10 hours of coverage
(depends on package)
+ one photographer
+ pre-wedding consultation
+ high res digital images with release
+ online image gallery for viewing
+ unlimited image downloads
+ blog post feature

Just fill out the form below to check availability for your date and we will get back to you with some additional information.

packages include:

investment
starts at $2000

Weddings

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+ up to 2 hour of coverage
+ one photographer
+ pre-shoot consultation
+ high res digital images with release
+ online image gallery for viewing
+ unlimited image downloads


Just fill out the form below to check availability for your date and we will get back to you with some additional information.

packages include:

investment
starts at $100

Real Estate

+ 30 minute session
+ one photographer
+ pre-shoot consultation
+ high res digital images with release
+ online image gallery for viewing
+ unlimited image downloads

Just fill out the form below to check availability for your date and we will get back to you with some additional information.

packages include:

investment
starts at $75

Headshots

+  up to 4 hours of coverage
+ one photographer
+ pre-shoot consultation
+ headshots, portraits, action & group shots
+ multiple locations & wardrobe changes
+ high res digital images with release
+ online image gallery for viewing
+ unlimited image downloads

Just fill out the form below to check availability for your date and we will get back to you with some additional information.

packages include:

investment
starts at $595

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ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHER?

Yes, Dr. Adams & his staff are experienced. They have been photographing weddings, portraits, and events for over 10 years. Their passion for their work is seen through the artistic expression in each and every photograph.
 
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

We use professional, digital Canon equipment to photograph during all sessions and events.

DO YOU BRING BACK UP EQUIPMENT?

Yes, we bring back up camera and lighting equipment for all photographers

WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?
 
We are based in the amazing city of Chicago, but we are available to travel anywhere to photograph your event. Among the locations where we were privilege to photograph are New York, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Texas, California, and Nevada.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL YOU TAKE?

A minimum of 1,000 is the typical number of proofs you will get to choose from for weddings/events and a minimum of 150 for a portrait session.

CAN YOU HOLD A DATE?

Dates are held with a retainer of 1/2 the cost of your chosen package.

WHAT IF IT RAINS OR SNOWS?

We have a weather contingency plan! If the complication that is Chicago weather doesn't cooperate and we are not able to take planned outdoor photographs, we will schedule a second session for you at no cost (M-F 9am - 1pm) to complete your coverage.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Ask, and we promise to have answer. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions about photography, weddings, events, or portrait sessions. Send us a note via our contact form below or feel free to send us a direct email at adamsstudiosinc@gmail.com.


WHAT IS THE PROCESS AFTER THE WEDDING/EVENT/SESSION & HOW SOON CAN I SEE THE IMAGES?

After your wedding/event/session, the images from all photographers and all cameras are backed up for security to multiple hard drives.Next the images are edited to remove images that may have blinks, over duplicated images and any images that are deemed less than perfect. The next step is the post production where the chosen images are edited using ADS style of editing by which the images are artistically enhanced and digitally mastered. This process takes the raw data from the camera and hi-res jpegs are created. The jpeg image is the format in which the final images can be printed from. The entire process will take 6-8 weeks for weddings and events and 2-3 weeks for portraits.

DO WE RECEIVE THE HI-RES JPEG'S?

With your completed images, you will receive an online gallery website with all the images as hi-res jpegs (with no watermark) for you to download your images. You will also receive a copyright release which enables you to have prints made if you wish.

WHAT DO YOU WEAR?

Unless your wedding/event is a more casual event, we wear black professional attire.

SHOULD I GIVE YOU A SHOT LIST?

We are very thorough in our coverage during your event/wedding. For Weddings: Prior to the wedding, during our consultation we will record your family information and we will discuss the specific family requests as well as non-standard requests. This list of information will be given both to the couple and the wedding planner/coordinator of whom will be able to check off requested shots as the day progresses.

SHOULD I ASK MY GUESTS TO REFRAIN FROM TAKING PHOTOS?

We live in a selfie generation and because events and weddings in particular are emotional affairs where friends and family get together, it is only natural that they wish to capture memories of their own. Having this in mind you may want to consider having an "device free ceremony/session" where guests are given the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the day. However we do understand that having guests take part in the ceremony through social media is important to some families for which we do respect their wishes. Ultimately as your photographer it is important that we fully capture your story unimpeded so we do ask that guests do not get in the way of the photographers during the wedding/event/session so that every special moment is captured.

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