VisualEtiquette

Schaumburg, IL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

VisualEiquette specializes in creating high quality visual experiences, through photography, video and other digital media. We are passionate about what we do, and bring with us years of experience, excellent service, and highly personalized creative expertise. We offer premium wedding photography and video services in Chicago area. Our quality services are unparalleled in the region, in quality and affordability. We are committed to providing beautiful imagery.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

From artistic point of view, wedding photography is all about the human emotions and interactions. That is why capturing the moments that mean so much to the wedding couple, their families, and friends, gives us an incredible amount of pleasure. From technological point it's constant pursuit of innovation. Trying new approaches and styles to bring forward the artistic edge that makes our work creatively unique.

Location

Schaumburg, IL 60193

Times hired on Thumbtack

152

Reviews

65 Reviews
  • Kelsey K. Sep 12, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
  • Andrea P. Sep 1, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Visual Etiquette! Emil and Agnes ran around with me for 9 hours the day of my wedding and their enthusiasm to get the perfect shot never wavered. Their pricing was very competitive, and my pictures are spectacular. Top notch.
  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 5, 2017
    They are amazing!!!
  • Rosa L. Jul 21, 2017
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    The picture quality is beautiful!
  • Marge V. Jun 25, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Agnes arrived early. Emil happened to be along so we had TWO photographers! They were so professional and captured everything we asked and much more. They filled the entire two hours of the contract with a constant stream of photos. We were so satisfied we cut the cake early and let Agnes go on to her next event -- we couldn't imagine anything else to be captured. We'd very highly recommend Emil and Agnes!!
  • Jamie M. May 29, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    He focussed on in-the-moment, action shots, just like I had asked. We were able to enjoy ourselves without feeling an overwhelming presence from a photographer. The pictures came out beautifully, and really captured how much fun everyone had. Though Emil was solo, he seemed to be everywhere. I would highly recommend him, especially for people who don't like to pose for pictures.
  • Liz D. May 25, 2017
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Did a great job helping me get surprise pictures for my sisters engagement!
  • Yulissa G. May 25, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Very good! Emil made my wedding experience wonderful and he was very friendly with my friends and family. Thank you so much!
  • Mylynh V. May 8, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I had my maternity photoshoot recently with Emil and he was very professional and artistic. I love how my pictures turned out. I got the photos via dropbox about a week after the photoshoot and had received many compliments on them. Also, Emil was very accomadating with changing date/time if the weather is bad without any additional cost. Just cannot beat that! Great experiences!
  • Trevor G. Apr 19, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Skilled Artist Takes Great Care and Detail in Documenting your Wedding Day
    After months of meticulous planning for our wedding we reflect back on choosing Emi & VisualEtiquette as being one of our best decisions. Emil has every quality you should be looking for in a photographer. He is professional and accommodating in planning the day of agenda. He gives great direction throughout the process of taking photos. Lastly, what you probably care about most, the resulting photos are amazing! Emil is truly a skilled artist who takes great care and detail in documenting your wedding day so it can be relived and enjoyed for many years to come.
  • Pricilla M. Apr 6, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Beautiful and Memorable
    We had a great experience, Emil! Besides being talented, he's very friendly and easy to work with. We will definitely be checking with him time to time when we need him! Thanks, Emil! Our photos are both beautiful and memorable!
  • Amber S. Mar 8, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    February wedding
    Agnes was great and very nice! She was on time and listened to what I wanted. Would definitely recommend them!
  • Kasper J. Feb 19, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    The team from Visual Etiquette captured my wedding absolutely perfectly. My wife and I are over the moon with our video production. Fantastic team and great people!! Don't shop around, these are the guys to work with! Kasper
  • Amber W. Jan 16, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    5 stars!
    Emil is truly a talented professional. We were beyond impressed with his work. Beautifully done, he truly captured our special day through his magnificent work.
  • Nicole D. Dec 20, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Loved our day, now we get to have beautiful photos to relive it!
    I worked with Emil for our wedding and from our first consultation, my now husband and I knew we made a great decision! We took our engagement photos with Emil and we were so excited because if this was the sneak peek to what our wedding photos would be like, then we knew our photos were going to be just beautiful! On our wedding day Emil was so kind and patient! You could tell he has a true eye for vision because he would watch the sun to wait until it was in the perfect spot for our perfect shot!!! Well I couldn't believe just a few short weeks later, a little package in the mail and with all of our wedding photos!!!! They are more than we could imagine and they came out so beautifully! Choose visual etiquette! Seriously... Emil captured more than photos, he captured the moments of love and joy and help make them live on forever!!!!
  • Bryan R. Dec 4, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Amazing!
    Emil was amazing! Worked with me in short notice. Was extremely patient and took great shots. Thank you for capturing a special night for us!
  • Shanee W. Nov 11, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Great great great!!
    Emil was awesome!!!!! The best choice I could have made for my wedding. He was responsive, personable, reliable, timely, patient... pretty much anything great quality you can think of for a great company that provides great customer service. I am super excited to receive the final product! His ideas alone throughout the day, lets me know that we are in for a treat! It was a great choice and first experience and it will not be the last for us! Will update once we receive the photos and video!!! 😊
  • Jacki L. Oct 30, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Highly recommended for weddings!
    Emil did an amazing job capturing our wedding! He took an awesome variety of shots, from traditional poses to completely unique, one-of-a-kind photos of people and the environment. He was very easy to work with and did a great job keeping our group organized. The final product was a CD with many many high quality photos. We would recommend Visual Etiquette to our friends and family members!
  • Patrick Q. Sep 29, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Professional & Personal Photography
    Emil was an incredible photographer. We are so excited to see our photos, but we couldn’t wait to give him a positive review. We hired Emil for our wedding and he did not disappoint. He was running around grabbing photos before the ceremony and he didn’t stop until the dancing was well under way. During our cocktail hour we ran out to a few locations to grab bridal party shots. Emil gave great directions and had a ton of fun ideas to capture the energy of the day. He was really able to adapt to our personalities in deciding what photos to take, which we really appreciate. We definitely encourage everyone to work with Emil.
  • Tanvi A. Sep 15, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Amazing Job!
    Emil is excellent, he is very kind and knows what his customers want! Our pictures turned out amazing!
  • Marina L. Sep 7, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Satisfied overall (artistic style)
    Good quality artistic wedding photos & video. One downside - not very responsive after the wedding to my questions.
  • Angela B. Sep 2, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Wonderful people and wonderful service
    I absolutely HAVE to give the photographer and his wife (the videographer) 5 stars. I can't explain the amount of great service they gave out. They made my wedding day spectacular. They were on time and so very professional. They did such a wonderful job telling me and everyone how to pose. Not rude whatsoever. Very nice and felt as if they were long time friends of ours. Things happen the day of and they just rolled with the punches just like I had to. They just did their job and made sure I was happy and got as many photos as possible. So many other people complimented them as well.
  • Jasmine J. Jul 12, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil was great to work with! He did my engagement and wedding photos and they turned out great! My husband and I were very pleased. I would definitely recommend VisualEtiquette Photography.
  • Stephanie F. Jun 17, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    great job, accomodating, pleasant
  • Trevor H. Jun 16, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Emil to photograph our wedding, and he did an absolutely wonderful job. He responded quickly to all of our emails and phone calls, and his contract was clear and fair. He was present to photograph all of the important moments in our wedding (the "first look," the ceremony, speeches, dancing, family photos, one-on-one photos, the works) and he shot both indoors and outside without issue. He was attentive the entire time he was at our wedding, and he made sure to move around the room to capture guests throughout the night. We haven't seen the photos yet, but we're very excited to relive our wedding through the photos, and we'll update the review once we've seen them.
  • Lisa C. Jun 6, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil was so professional, on time even though we were late, patient and understood what we were looking for in photography. I was so happy with the experience, we were not rushed, but he also worked with my need to return to my guests. We had guests that commented that he really made sure to get all the important shots and I feel confidant that we will love our photos!
  • Angela A. May 28, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil was on time, very professional and the photos turned out amazing! Hired him for a second event in October already!
  • Kimberly B. May 23, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil was more than I had hoped for! Thank you so much for capturing the event for us! We can't wait to see the pictures.
  • Janine C. May 21, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil and his partner provided us with excellent service. Do to unforeseen circumstances my wedding began late, however they made time to still capture the intricate details. I enjoyed their professionalism and attention to details. Haven't seen the photographs yet but I am sure he will provide us with lovely memories
  • Cathryn H. May 4, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil couldn't not have been better. He completely exceeded our expectations and we could not have asked for anything more from him. He was very understanding with our time constraints and ensured we got perfect photos in multiple settings (even though it was pouring with rain!). We cannot wait to see the photographs and would not hesitate to recommend Emil to anyone
  • Erin S. Apr 28, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil showed up early, professional, and a pleasure to work with! We will absolutely use VisualEtiquette in the future!!
  • Gabrielle T. Mar 17, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
  • Ashley L. Mar 9, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Worked with Emil, as I was running around like crazy trying to plan an entire wedding in 3 months, he was so helpful and informative. Staying on top of dates, and even being sure to follow up with me. Very creative with the shoot, and I would definitely recommend Visual Etiquette. Professional and courteous the entire time!
  • Jessica P. Jan 24, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    The whole experience was great. I worked with Agnes for most of the process and she was very nice and accommodating. The pictures look great and she sent me a nice disc with the photos afterwards which was also great!
  • Anna C. Jan 19, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Emil with Visual Etiquette after interviewing a few photographers for our wedding. We felt at ease with him after our first meeting. He was straight forward and to the point. He wasn’t pushy. He didn’t try to sell you some expensive photo packages that you don’t need. He did an excellent job. He was on time, professional, patient, and truly likes what he does and it shows. He made us comfortable throughout the day and made it easy to get such amazing wedding shots. He showed us how to pose which I like and the pictures came out great. We could have paid hundreds more for the beautiful pictures with someone else. I highly recommend him. Anna H.
  • Vijayakumar V. Jan 2, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Visual Etiquette was fantastic, especially Emil. He was awesome during the day of the shoot and captured all possible photos that could be captured in a Birthday! 100% happy!! Definitely would recommend to others too!!
  • Britney S. Dec 12, 2015
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Agnes was wonderful with everything! Pictures turned out great and we got our gallery just one month after the event! Highly recommend them!
  • Gregory S. Nov 30, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil did an outstanding job photographing our wedding! He was very professional and seemed to always be working. We couldn't be happier with the results.
  • Natasa D. Oct 16, 2015
    My husband and I had an amazing experience with Visual Etiquette. From the very first meeting with Emil, we knew we picked the right team for our big day. We loved our engagement pictures - Emil made us feel very comfortable. Emil and his team member, Jose, were very punctual and professional on the day of our wedding. We are so excited to see our pictures and our video - definitely recommend using this wonderful company.
  • Kristi G. Oct 13, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil of Visual Etiquette shot my wedding on August 14th and did an amazing job. I am a graphic designer and do photo art direction professionally, so I am very critical of photographs and I couldn't be happier. Emil worked within our tight time frame without a single complaint, and still managed to get fantastic shots both indoors and out. He never stopped taking photos and captured so many great moments without interrupting the ceremony and party. On top of it all, he was friendly and nice to everyone there, I had many compliments from guests. I would not hesitate in recommending him as your wedding photographer!
  • Kristina N. Sep 24, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil was great, so as Agnes. Everything ran very smoothly despite my needless worries. We received great photos and are happy with them. I would recommend them to anyone!!
  • Diana N. Sep 11, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil recently photographed our wedding. I can't say enough about his work. So many family members, friends and coworkers remarked at how great he was during the whole wedding. He captured so many moments and I can't believe how beautiful all the photos are. I searched for weeks to find a creative, artistic wedding photographer without completely breaking the bank. Emil's work far exceeded everything we were looking for and his pricing was extremely reasonable. I would highly recommend hiring him for any photographed events. So worth it!
  • Brianne A. Aug 30, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Agnes was amazing to work with! She was so attentive and friendly! Did her best to accommodate everything and really make our day special and how we wanted. Would recommend her to anyone! :)
  • Onna N. Aug 10, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    If there were 10 stars ... I would give him a ten... He is wonderful... Fun To work with and understanding. I would hire him again for other events.
  • Anissa R. Aug 6, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    So far they were very helpful and accommodating. Just what I need.
  • Daniel C. Jul 28, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    My wife and I are pleased that we chose Emil as the photographer for our wedding, which took place on June 6, 2015. He arrived on time and started taking pictures immediately. About fifteen minutes into the ceremony, I, a very hard-to-please person, already felt quite sure that we would end up with plenty of beautiful pictures. We really liked Emil's attention to detail, ideas, and love for photography, as well as his good manners and professional etiquette, which made my wife and I feel like a million bucks from the beginning of the event up to the end. He made sure to capture all of our requested pictures and had tons of great ideas of his own. About four weeks later, we received hundreds of stunning, magazine-quality photos that were literally jaw-dropping! He made our wedding perfect. Thus, we would definitely recommend Emil as your special day photographer!
  • Brian A. Jun 3, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome photographer! On time, professional and has a genuine passion for his work that is contagious. Very easy to work with and is flexible with scheduling. I highly recommend.
  • Mehmooda F. May 11, 2015
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Took great pictures and very helpful in editing a video
  • Michelle T. Feb 25, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We had Emil for our wedding on February 20, 2015. He was right on time and started taking pictures right away. He was extremely awesome. He was showing me the pictures as he was taking them to show me what we needed to do to get the best pictures. We gave him so little to work with and he was extremely creative. We were missing people from the wedding party and instead of wasting time, he just started taking more pictures. we can't wait to share the pictures with our family and friends. My husband and I were trying to go low cost, and we got a bargain. Thank you Emil for helping make our special day so smooth and worry free. And for putting up with my insane bridal party and family!
  • Carley F. Sep 23, 2014
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Emil was prompt and flexible in responding to a very last-minute request I had for a videographer for our wedding. People seemed to like his presence, and can't wait to see the footage! Price was very reasonable compared to many other companies that market themselves as videographers for weddings.
  • Solomon G. Aug 27, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil is an amazing photographer who truly cares about his clients and his work. It started snowing the morning we were scheduled to take our pictures but Emil showed up on time and did not complain once, trekking through the snow to get some amazing shots. He is extremely thorough and worked with us longer than our allocated time at no additional charge. He was extremely friendly, energetic and very hard working. Emil was easy to work with and most importantly made us feel comfortable and relaxed during our photo session. He took a nice variety of classical and artsy shots. We would definitely use Emil again and highly recommend him and Visual Etiquette.
  • Sally F. Aug 18, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Emil to shoot our wedding at Cafe Brauer and around the Lincoln Park Zoo. Emil was amazing. He truly cares about the photos and is extremely thorough. He spent a solid 10 hours running around, making sure to get every shot possible. There were times when we were tired, but thanks to his enthusiasm, he got us out for some more shots, we will appreciate it forever. A couple guests said he stopped them on his way out to get a shot of them after he was done for the night. Also, he had great ideas for locations, great understanding of lighting and composition and coached us on poses. He was friendly, warm, eager, enthusiastic and extremely easy to work with. Emil really cares about photography and we were glad to have him as our photographer on our important day.
  • Melody P. May 23, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil was the photographer/videographer for our wedding reception and it went very well. The photos taken were lovely and all the guests loved his services and enjoyed having their pictures taken. I definitely would recommend Emil and his company.
  • Justin D. Feb 2, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Visual Ettiquette's lead photographer, Emil, is an AMAZING photographer and choosing to work with him was one of the best decisions about our wedding!!! My wife and I hired Emil to shoot our photos for our recent wedding in Downtown Chicago. First off, Emil is hands down a great guy who talked with us over the phone before the wedding discussing all the details of our wedding day and offered up some great suggestions for where to shoot around the city. On the day of the wedding he promptly arrived on time, even with all of the crazy Chicago traffic that morning. His warm heart, charming personality, and artistic eye made shooting with him super fun and relaxed. Shooting with him was actually one of the highlights of our day when we went around Chicago getting photographed in the snow around Grant Park and the Planetarium. I can still remember Emil running around (yes actually running) in order to find all the artistic angles to take our photos. He even stood on frozen Lake Michigan to get us the best shots of what ended up looking like photos the wedding photos of our dreams. Oh yeah and for all this, he is 1/4 the price we were quoted by other artistic photographers. Emil gets my wife and I's highest recommendation!!! If you want top notch artistic wedding photography that is still affordable, Emil is your guy! I never knew my wife could be such a supermodel until Emil photographed her!
  • Mariana L. Dec 5, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    My husband and I had an amazing experience with Visual Etiquette Photographer, Emil got to my wedding party earlier and took more pictures than I expect, he helped us a lot showing us what to do so the pictures look georgeos, and his price is affordable, he is easy to contact, and gave the feedback earlier than I expect, I recomment Emil for everybody, he made our big day more special!!! thanks Emil you did a great job!!!
  • Robin M. Oct 28, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil and his wife were awesome to work with. They were very professional and thorough and made the experience fun. The pictures they took turned out FABULOUS and we have found a million different ways to use them. I would highly recommend Visual Etiquette!
  • Abby K. Oct 20, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Hired VisualEtiquette as our wedding photographer and the engagement session was included in the package. We just received our engagement photos back and could not be more pleased. Emil was able to capture every moment, many un-posed and many posed. He has great ideas that he will share with you, but also encourages you to bring your own style and props if that is the route you want to go. Friends and Family are raving about the photos, saying they are some of the best engagement photos they've ever seen! VisualEtiquette has competitive pricing yet exceptionally better quality compared to some of the very high priced photographers we interviewed while choosing our vendors. Emil is a busy photographer, so it sometimes takes 2-3 days for him to get back to me, but he never fails to answer our questions.
  • Taurus S. Jul 29, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I got engaged on December 24th 2012 and married on May 4th of this year and as I was looking for a photographer/videographer needed someone fast and reasonable in price. I came across thumbtack and I found you guys and I’m so glad I did! Working with you and your wife was so easy and so much fun. We never felt rushed or that you were just trying to eat up the time to get more money lol. It was like you really care and wanted to do the best job while staying with in our budget, that’s honorable. I love your work and your professionalism. The way you were able to capture every big and important moment is so amazing. Even as we was running out of time you two stayed calm, flexible and made it work lol. I have never seen a married couple work so well together you two are good. The wife and I love the photos, the video and it was all for a very reasonable price. I have been showing everyone and your work always get great reviews. Thank God for you may you have great success in all you do.
  • Dinesh B. Jun 10, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Emil is very pleasant and professional to work with. We are very pleased with the photos he took of our wedding. His recommendations of the outdoor photos was outstanding. Thanks Emil for your work in covering our wedding, we now have beautiful memories captured in amazing photos.
  • Raj K. Jan 8, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I would highly recommend Emil. Emil is my wedding photographer, where we took pictures at multiple locations in Chicago. I am very happy with the work he had done - quite a few people commented that the pictures look amazing. He is excellent to work with -- negotiations with him were very fair, he delivered our pictures prior to the agreed upon date and he is very cheerful throughout the day
  • Christopher K. Mar 10, 2011
    Chris & Stojanka Krcoski 07/25/2010 Thank you VisualEtiquette for amazing video and photos from our wedding day. The wedding photos are most Incredible, and Perfect. You did an Exceptional job. The wedding video was very good, and it was like watching an emotional movie with great choice of songs. We have had the most fun at our wedding with you guys. The Engagement Session was one special experience. The photos are really great. You did an Excellent job. Without you guys our wedding would not have been the same. Thank you for being with us on our special day. We are honored.
  • Amy G. Mar 9, 2011
    Emil was a lucky find for us. The engagement session was alot of fun. One of my friends told me she wondered if he could make her look that good. Emil got many compliments from our guests at our wedding. The display of the engagment photos at the reception was alot of fun! And we were also told that Emil was very friendly and personable with our guests when taking photos. I am also very excited about the wedding photos. Can not wait to get them into an album. Though it is hard to pick out the favorites when they are all so good. I am hoping there will be another occasion for me to hire Emil soon!
  • Marina G. Mar 3, 2011
    Emil, You and Aga did an incredible job with our wedding. We love showing our friends and family the many photos. Btw, thanks for touching up every single one! The video of the church ceremony looks like a scene from The Godfather. Truly unbelievable. You and Aga worked hard and it shows. The whole family gets watery eyes every time we... play it. Thank you again for being so kind, for your hard work and creativity, and for the rapid turn-around. I hope others use my post to help make their decision. Great job!
  • Danielle B. Feb 24, 2011
    Emil from Visual Etiquette was amazing! He was very willing to work with me within my budget and adjust his packages to fit my needs. He is a very talented photographer with a real creative mind. Emil was on time (early actually) for each shoot/event. He was willing to work around our schedules for photo sessions. We had our proofs within a month (probably would have been quicker, but he had a vacation scheduled right after the wedding). Within a 2 - 3 months we had our digital copies of the photos. I highly recommend Emil to any person with photography/videography needs. Tell him I sent ya! :) Danielle
  • Maja K. Feb 21, 2011
    The serivce was very professional!!! I higly recommend them to everybody, they are very creative, cooperative fun and friendly couple. They can make even the shyiest camera people feel comfortable!!! :)

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Knowledge is power. We are continuously dedicated to a lifetime learning.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I do all kinds of photography but our most common jobs are event photography (Weddings, Engagements, Christening, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Business events etc) and portrait sessions. My work is a blend of different styles and I can accommodate to any given situation during the job in order to get the best shot.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It's important to know your photographer - personally. That is why we encourage meetings, where we could discuss all questions and suggestions you may have regarding wedding photography styles. We are open in sharing our knowledge, so don't be afraid to ask any questions regarding our work. The art of photography is very subjective so we emphasize the importance of knowing what the customer wants before the event.