iLLume Weddings
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1761 W. University Dr.
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Tempe AZ 85281
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Scott M
Wedding on 2011-03-05


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Great Photographer

What was your favorite wedding photo?

He took some great photos of my wife and I in the desert landscape. He also took some great candid shots of us and the guests.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason stepped up and took charge when he needed to and slipped seamlessly into the background when necessary. He wrangled 2 large families over a 12 hour period, one of which does not speak English well. He organized great portraits and went unnoticed getting great candids.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We had two photographers and a lighting person. We had all of our photographs put onto a nice DVD boxed in a classy leather case.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

The photographer was great and made everyone feel comfortable. Many of our guests commented on how professional our photographer was.


Stephanie Gallop
Wedding on 2011-12-27


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iLLume Wedding - THE BEST

What was your favorite wedding photo?

When all was said and done, Jason gave us about 1500 photos. And I must admit that about 1000 of them are my favorite. They were all beyond beautiful and perfect. It's way to hard to say which one is my fav because I fell in love with them all.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason was a huge part of our day and I would not have had it any other way. He actually helped to keep the disruptions away. He and his team acted like our little protection barrier.

Also, the photos were fun to take and when we needed a break Jason was always willing to take a step back.

I must admit, his candids were soooo beautiful - some of his best work. He also got some wonderful action shots of dancing and other small moment.

THe portraits were great as well. However, I must say his candids were beyond perfect.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

There was a TON in the wedding photo package!!!

We got an album, two albums for our families, a DVD, all of our proofs and a great website for ordering. We got married in Scottsdale but don't live there year round so therefore we did not do engagement pics. However, had we lived there he would have done those too.

On the wedding day, we had three photographers and a lighting master. It was very professional and impressive.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Without Jason and his team we would have been a huge mess.

He was not only a photographer but a great person to rely on for order keeping. He was friendly, outgoing and great at keeping moments lighthearted.

However, his top priority was really the bride and he was great at making me feel confortable and calm.

Our wedding would not have been the same without Jason and his team.


Rachel Bronson
Wedding on 2010-03-20


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BEST Photographer in Scottsdale--you're lucky to get him for your day!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I can't pick just one--I love every single one of Jason's shots and that's saying something because I don't normally love photos of myself!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason is a photographer looking to tell a story, not take posed shots. Aside from family portrait time, I hardly noticed Jason was there because he wants to capture real moments, the most special parts you don't even realize are happening. The result? The most incredible pictures and keepsakes!!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Jason's package options are great. We got engagement pictures (with a full shoot day), two photographers the day of our wedding, a DVD of all pictures, proofs and a major credit toward our album. That said, I would have paid double for Jason--he is amazing!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Jason is fantastic to work with. He not only made the experience for my husband, me and our family and friends SO much fun, he also made everyone feel really comfortable.


Lynne Wood
Wedding on 2010-12-19


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Excellent Wedding Photographer

What was your favorite wedding photo?

The one of us under a tree with the mountains in the background. But we had so many favorite photos.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason and his assistant were PERFECT. Before the wedding he asked for a list of family member photos - so that he could optimize the time for portraits and allow more time for family and guests to enjoy the reception.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Photographer and one assitant, included credits for albums and prints

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He was so polite and friendly to all of the family and guests. He was great at diffusing wedding day jitters and we really enjoyed our photography sessions.


Margo Burdick
Wedding on 2009-05-23


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My Dream Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite wedding photo was in the front yard overlooking the mountains under a beautiful tree

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

The photographer and his team were everywhere without disrupting the guests or staff. They were able to get the most creative shots as well as great action shots. They did a site visit a week before and really had a great vision for what could be done on this property. They used many unique and hidden spots around the property.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Two photographers, DVD, Movie, Album

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

They didn't get in the way. They silently moved around the guests. When taking family and friend photos he helped the nerves with humor. He was very funny and kept our attention, kept to the schedule and was very efficient.


Ellen Grein-Bell
Wedding on 2009-08-29


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Amazing!!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I don't have one favorite, I loved them all, but some of my top.
The photo of my holding my flowers inside, but it looks like I'm outside. Also the one of me holding flowers close up, it doesn't have my head or legs, hard to explain but super cool.
The photo of my husband and I with mountains and cactus in the background, we saw it at our reception and fell in love with it, I looked for the photographer. We now have the photo with us in it.
There's a photo of my husband holding my dress and we are walking, but it's taken from a distance so you have the mist and trees close. It's very cool!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

We took a lot of portraits before the wedding, then we did the rest during cocktail hour. There are tons of dancing photos, we loved the fact we got to dance all night and enjoy our wedding. Jason also captured a photo my friends and I were taking because he was there. There were always around but I never noticed the,.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

There was two photographers and an assist, we get the photos on CD and the movie he makes after a year. We have album credits and photo credits, there was an engagement session. We didn't use that, we got credit for something else. We also got custom made Thank you notes.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He knows names, which is nice it's not hey you in the pink dress. He's fun, if he needs to make hand puppets because people aren't smiling he does. Jason also defussed a fight by moving us along, I simply looked and said Jason and the next thing the situtation was defussed. It was great relief for me, I could not have handled a fight.


Patricia Joseph


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Easiest wedding decision we had to make!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

All of our photos were spectacular! I really enjoyed the shots of my husband and I that captured some of the AZ landscape, sky and sunset. We had a destination wedding so I loved that not only would our photos always remind us of the love and emotions of our wedding day but also the incredible location and atmosphere of that day.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

We hardly noticed Jason and his team were there, they were so professional! It was clear that they were very experienced with techniques how to get the best shots without being in the way.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Our wedding package included a large album and two smaller albums for our parents which Jason was able to customize into our package. We also received a wonderful wedding slide show video. We loved that there were several different wedding package options that we could customize to best meet our needs.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

My husband and I instantly felt comfortable with Jason after our initial meeting with him when we were interviewing vendors. We were sold after seeing his work and the how he focused on capturing the most candid moments of a wedding to tell the best story of that day. He has a professional and fun personality and deciding to work with iLLume was hands down the easiest decision we had to make during the entire wedding planning process!


Lauren Guerrini
Wedding on 2009-10-10


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Absolutely Thrilled!!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Do I have to pick one??? As a general statement - probably most of the photos where I wasn't looking at the camera. The candids captured so many incredible expressions, feelings, and emotions.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

The only disruption I can think of is when Jason caught me on the dance floor to tell me they were leaving. I was so bummed! I wanted him and his crew to stay all night! To me, picking the photographer was the single most important part of my wedding. The only time I really knew any of them were there was of course during the formal portraits. Aside from that - they were all like "secret agents" capturing every move we made on camera! Looking back at the pictures - I saw so many shots where I had no idea my picture was being taken!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Jason was so flexible! He offers a few different wedding packages - each with the opportunity to substitute a few things here and there. We ended up with the things we wanted the most. Albums, prints, the photo slideshow, more than 1 photographer. We weren't confined to each thing in the package and end up with things that weren't as important to us as others were.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Within the first few minutes of meeting Jason, there wasn't a question about how comfortable we all would be with having him and his team there at our wedding. Our personalites just clicked. Jason is easy going, laid back, professional - but doesn't take himself too seriously. To me, those qualities were great and I knew I was making the right choice.


dsrtsndsjc


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Mindful Memories

What was your favorite wedding photo?

To pick one photo is very difficult as Jason captured so many wonderful moments. Each one is so special in it's own way. We had a terrible time picking photos for albums since there were so many great ones.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason's posed shots before the wedding were so creative. The ones during the coctail hour were great with great scenery as we got married outdoors with the desert as a backdrop.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Jason was my knight in shining armor. You see, we had hired another photographer. We did an engagement session with him. The photos were horrible. We did them again. Once again they were horrible. The photographer was rude when we discussed them. At that point I walked out of his studio; loosing my deposit. I found Jason by accident...Actually, I beleive nothing happens by accident. He was just meant to be the one to come into my life and take our photos, capture our memories and that he did. Jim and I are in our late 40's and this was a second wedding for each of us. Our package included a Coffee table book, and an album for my parents. We did order a few extras for the bridal party. No engagement session as we were running out of time. Jason is someone we will keep close in our hearts and will never hesitate to recommend for creative wedding photos or just a studio sitting.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Jason was incredible. Granted there were only 100 people...but he made it a point to learn names of people and use there names when posing them. It was shocking when he was able to capture a photo of both sides of the family with Aunts,cousins, neices, etc. and have everyone looking at him, eyes open and smiling. Something that usually doesn't happen. :)


leah yost


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Illume Weddings

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Jason from Illume Photography captured so many priceless moments from my wedding. There were so many beautiful shots, but my favorite one is of my husband & I standing by a lake, and the focus is on our reflection in the lake. Its absolutly breathtaking.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

They blended into the party. They were great with posed pictures, but they also knew that I perferred action shots. They captured moments I had forgotten about. Their photos told stories, not only my husband & my story, but our guests as well.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

There was an engagment session included, as well as a coffee table book, and a parents coffee table book.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

They were friendly, didn't waste time, and made everyone feel important.


Judy Berkowitz


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Berkowitz/Kahn Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

There are many capturing spontaneous expressions.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

The photographer managed to mingle through to capture moments without the expense of interruption. During posed photos, he made it fun. The action shots were exceptional.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We ordered a package that included albums for the bride and groom, groom's parents, and us, the bride's parents. The package also included engagement pictures. There were various options which would accommodate any setting.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

He used his sense of humor and human qualities to bring out the comfortable and individual personalities of the posers.


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Artsy not cheesy

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I can’t possibly pick a favorite- maybe it is the one with me and all of my bridesmaids in a private moment before the wedding when I was not even aware that the photographer was there. . . or it could be the close up details of the cake, the rings, the small parts of the wedding that seemed to go by so quickly and now are captured forever. . . or maybe just the genuine smiles that were captured.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason and Rachel were always there, but never there. Never intrusive, I felt confident that every moment was being captured without feeling like I was constantly posing for the camera. None of the photos look posed, despite having all of the requisite family and bride groom photos.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We have a BEAUTIFUL album for our coffee table that I always enjoy looking through on my own, and that friends and family always comment on. We were given a cd with all of the digital photos that has been wonderful to have. Engagement session was included with the price.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

You will not find a more down to earth photographer than Jason. Get ready to have fun, and break all the stuffy "wedding photographer" stereotypes.


Anita Kalin


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Creativity

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Jason used the incredible Colorado skyline to get many gorgeous photos of us at sunset. The Illume team used their creativity to capture shots unlike any I have seen by other wedding photographers.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

The Illume team blended into our group just like one of the guests. They were respectful, inconspicuous and moved around the guests to get their shots. All of our guests commented on how professional and easy it was to work with Illume both during posed and action photos.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

The Illume team officered many packages for us to choose from. Some packages did include engagement sessions, for us that was not important to Jason traded that for a credit towards our prints and albums, we appreciated their flexibility in creating a package that worked for what we wanted.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Illume was amazing at making our group feel comfortable, they were friendly, professional and allowed for the family to take breaks and relax while keeping us to the schedule. They did a wonderful job of coordinating photos and making it fun.


kkunkel44


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An Amazing Experience

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite pictures that Jason took during our wedding were the pictures he took of my husband and I during the speeches. He captured the incredible emotions in our faces that could never be described in words.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Besides the family posed pictures, I never once noticed that Jason was taking photographs. He never intruded on any conversation or any special moment.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Illume offered an engagement session in our package but we traded it in for two extra photo books. Jason was very flexible in his packages.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Jason was incredibly easy to work with and was fast and efficient. He called people by their first names rather than "father-of-the-bride". He also remembered relationships and captured special moments with family members throughout the night.


launatz


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beautiful memories

What was your favorite wedding photo?

We are from NYC- so our favorite picture (which we used as our "Thank You" card) was one where the two of us looked into eachothers eyes, as the fiery Arizona sun set beyind us. My arm draped over my new husbands shoulder as we looked at eachother, and all you can see is the dark sillhouette of us together. The natural beauty of the landscape behind us was exactly how we wanted to remember our wedding day.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Jason was very good about being unobtrusive. Once we were done with our posed photos and the party started, we didnt even know he was there. He captured all of the special moments and used the natural beauty and architecture of our venue within every photo. And even our posed photos were alot of fun. We were active throughout most of them so they didnt seem boring,still or overly thought out.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

There was an engagement session included in the price. We did that out doors also. Jason made the best of the light on a rainy afternoon. We ordered a beautiful leather bound coffee table photo album with our names and wedding date embossed on the cover. Magazine style pages were beautifully laid out by Jason and his staff with the 100 pictures we were able to chose. The studio offered packages by length of time and were able to be customized with for an additional price. We had a 7 hour package with 2 8x10s, 4 5x7s, the coffee table book and two gift sized albums.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Jason was very personable, funny and easy to communicate with. He introduced himself and his assistant and told everyone to grab him to take a photo at anytime. Mostly, our family was comfortable because we didnt even notice his presence once the party was started.


Michael Flippo


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Flippo Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

A unique perspective on the wedding isle leading up to the alter. The picture showcases the rose pedals leading up to our alter; as well as, the wedding party during the ceremony.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

You can tell the photographers have been doing this for some time. I can’t remember ever feeling like they were intrusive, and they captured some wonderful moments. When it came time to pose for pictures, they were well rehearsed in leading everyone into place. It was a well orchestrated event, and I would recommend Illume to anyone who is interested in having a “Great” wedding photographer.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We elected for both an Engagement Session in addition to the Wedding Package. Our wedding package consisted on some individual prints, a separate book that encompassed the wedding picture negatives, a framed engagement picture that we used during the wedding to get signatures from all the wedding guests (this picture is showcased in our home); as well as, a wonderful coffee table book. Our friends and family that have had the opportunity to view our coffee table book have been very impressed.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Well the staff at illume couldn’t have been better. They were both friendly and knowledgeable! They took the time to showcase other weddings they have done, helped by making suggestions, and did there best at meeting our requests. It wasn’t hard to feel comfortable with these guy’s. They will make you feel like a part of there family.


joe g


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True Professionals

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Jason somehow managed to capture the entire group using a chair, a fisheye lens and some timely humor to get everyone (miraculously) smiling at the same time. Awesome.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Once the wedding began, we hardly noticed any photographers or equipment. There was a great level of documentation afterwards. I believe ILlume's specialty are the action/candids.


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