When I told people the budget for my Saturday June wedding in Chicago, people laughed in my face. Like every other bride, I wanted my special day to be beautiful and perfect, but my husband and I were paying for the wedding ourselves, and neither of us had an extra hundred grand laying around. I had a very specific idea in mind of what type of wedding photos I wanted. It just so happened that most of the photographers I contacted had starting prices of $4,000 or more. I did not want to compromise quality for price. If you do execute your dream wedding, the last thing you want is the pictures you have to remind you of that day to be crap. I was recommended to Dave by a friend, and after looking at his work we decided to hire him. It was legitimately one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding day. Dave was responsive, super accommodating, open to suggestions, easy to work with, and didn't mind that our group was a little obnoxious, loud, and hard to direct on a very hot day. The turnaround time for photos was a little longer than expected (about 4 months), but they were worth the weight. Our pictures were beautiful, shot in the more "photo-journalistic" style I wanted and absolutely on par with the more expensive photographers we had been quoted. We could not have been happier with our decision to book Dave as our wedding photographer!