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★★★★★  Edward was absolutely amazing! We used him for both an engagement photo session as well as on our wedding day, and we couldn’t have been happier. Our engagement photos were stunning! He is a truly gifted photographer, and everyone who interacted with him was impressed by his style and professionalism. (Even the pastor at my church wanted his contact information!) He went above and beyond during each stage of the wedding day – bridal preps, ceremony, and reception, and he was worth every penny we paid for his services. – Katie

★★★★★  So we just received our photo’s from our family photo shoot in Naperville and they are simply amazing. Edward was so laid back and easy to work with. He made my kids feel at ease and managed to get them to get along for the full 1 hour session (which never happens.) Lol. All in all I highly recommend Edward Weiland Photography. The Riverwalk location in Naperville was also the perfect scene. Will definitely book again in the future!!!

Vanessa

★★★★★  Edward is absolutely AMAZING! He was so passionate about his talent and capturing all of the wonderful moments on the biggest day in our lives. His attention to detail and light was unbelievable and exactly what we wanted for our photos that we will treasure for a lifetime. His easy going personality and calm demeanor helps too with Ǯsticky situationsǯ, which we had a few of throughout the day. His energy is boundless and his ability to make you feel like heǯs not there is exactly what we wanted when we were being photographed the entire day. He is also fun to be around, has a great sense of humor and is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was on time and followed through with all of our requests and even made several wonderful suggestions for beautiful, timeless photos. BOOK him now! You will a very happy bride and groom, just like we are and the envy of all of our family and friends after you show them your equally AMAZING photo book Edward creates for you!

Amy

★★★★★ Edward was so awesome with our kids! Even when they were fussin b/c of the cold he managed to capture some awesome pictures of our family. He also took some super cute newborn pictures of our baby shortly after she was released from the NICU. Definitely plan on booking him again for our future family pictures!

Kristina

★★★★★ His work is wonderful! Edward worked with or not so easy to manage little guy to give us a beautiful family portrait. I could not resist how perfect all the pictures were.  I highly recommend him. Just tell him what you want and it will happen! 

Erica

★★★★★ I had my twins senior high school pictures done with Edward. We had 2 separate locations and times for each. Faith was first and he did an amazing job of getting so many great photographs of her and she loves them – we did this at Cantigney Park- awesome site! Then we had Nick’s pictures done in Naperville at the river walk – again another awesome site! He took some fabulous shots of Nick and the twins together. I have some great amazing photos that I will treasure forever – Thanks so much, they surpassed my wishes and are just amazing!!

Gina

★★★★★ My husband and I got married this past June in Naperville, IL. We specifically were looking for a photographer that was familiar with the Naperville riverwalk and all the beautiful spots along it. I found Edward online, and he exceeded all of our expectations!! We could not have asked for a better wedding photographer!! He and his assistant rocked it! Our wedding day was a blazing 80 degrees or hotter and a majority of our wedding photographs were taken outside. There were many times throughout the day when we were melting outside in the hot weather. Despite the hot temperature, Edward and his assistant were troopers doing anything and everything necessary to make sure we got the best shots and boy did we! We have so many amazing photographs of our wedding day from start to finish. Edward not only was great the day of our wedding but also prior to. He offered advice and helped me find vendors. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, I highly recommend Edward Weiland Photography!! You will not be disappointed.

Sarah

★★★★★ Edward was absolutely amazing! We used him for both an engagement photo session as well as on our wedding day, and we couldn’t have been happier. Our engagement photos were stunning! He is a truly gifted photographer, and everyone who interacted with him was impressed by his style and professionalism. (Even the pastor at my church wanted his contact information!) He went above and beyond during each stage of the wedding day – bridal preps, ceremony, and reception, and he was worth every penny we paid for his services.

Katie

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Kids

Kids grow up so quickly, but by pausing to take a photograph their childhood can become permanent in the form of a tangible keepsake. Every stage of a child’s life is worth remembering, which is why I photograph from newborns to graduates. Kids are a pleasure to work with because they always let their personality shine through their photos. Photography sessions with me are personalized to the different interests and hobbies of every child. Children are the future, but my photographs will help them remember their past.

HS Seniors

Senior year of high school is a pivotal moment in every teenagers life. This moment between childhood and adulthood often flies by too quickly due to the impending stresses of college, but every high school graduate should commemorate the most formative years of their lives. Athletes, musicians, and artists alike choose to take their senior portraits with me because I personalize every shoot to the graduates interests in order to celebrate their accomplishments and individuality. I have worked with graduates from Neuqua, Naperville North, Naperville Central, Waubonsie, Metea, and Plainfield in order to honor the milestone that is high school graduation.

Weddings

Every moment of a wedding is worth capturing, from the first looks to the delicate details to the romantic atmosphere that surrounds a happy couple on their wedding day. My artistic wedding photography captures the natural spirit of the day and creates a keepsake that provides a lifetime of joy. I photograph both the candid moments and posed portraits in order to ensure every detail is remembered. Some of my favorite venues to photograph include Cantigny, St. Raphael’s, Hotel Arista, and Bolingbrook Golf Course. From the engagement to the ceremony and reception, every moment big and small will be captured beautifully.

Headshots

Business professionals, aspiring actors or models, and anyone in between should consider taking a professional headshot in order to create a distinct visual brand. Professional headshots can be uploaded to LinkedIn, Facebook, resumes, or cover letters and will provide a great first impression. Headshots are useful for people working in the corporate world as well as small business owners. I also provide headshot services for actors, models, and dancers that require a more artistic flare.

Performing Arts

Ballet, jazz, and modern contemporary are just a few of the many types of dance I have photographed. I specialize in performance photography and enjoy capturing the beautiful movements within a dance routine. My photojournalistic style is extremely beneficial when photographing dancers. Dance photography allows for a distinct level of artistry and provides elegant photos to celebrate the beauty and fluidity of each type of dance.

Family

A classic family photoshoot provides a portrait that can hang on the walls of the family home for generations. My photographs capture the essence of each individual family and remind us of what is truly important. Family portraits are great for memorializing every stage of family life. My favorite place to photograph families is the scenic Naperville Riverwalk. Families with young children and families with high schoolers alike love to get family portraits taken in order to remember every moment of their children’s lives.

Little Tikes

Little tikes, or babies ages six months to two years, create stunning photographs that capture those first smiles, first words, first steps, and first stumbles. At this age, we can either have a portrait session at my Naperville studio location or we can venture outdoors to the Naperville Riverwalk, Cantigny, or any other scenic outdoor location. Whether outdoors or indoors, my goal is always to capture the candid moments that highlight your child’s blossoming personality. I love photographing little tikes with their favorite toys, so be sure to bring along their favorite teddy bear or security blanket in order to photograph your little one in their natural environment. I always tell goofy jokes and make funny faces in order to elicit your child’s most genuine smiles and emotions. Portrait sessions with me are meant to be a relaxed environment where we can create a beautiful keepsake to provide you a lifetime of happiness.

 

Ceremony & Receptions

From ceremony to reception, I aim to photograph every smile, every tear, and every moment of joy so that your wedding album tells the true story of your fairytale day. I am very familiar with many ceremony and reception venues in the Chicagoland area. Some of my favorites include: St. Raphael’s, St. Peter and Paul’s, the Naperville Riverwalk, the Bolingbrook Golf Course, the Abbington, Meson Sabika, Morton Arboretum, Hotel Arista, and

 

Wedding Details

The attention to detail it takes to plan a wedding will not go unnoticed with me as your photographer. I photograph everything from the intricate table settings, the designs on the wedding cake, the sparkling wedding rings, the flowers and every other detail in between. As the bride and groom, your attention will be drawn in a thousand different directions on the day of your wedding. My goal is to preserve every detail so that no decoration gets forgotten. I also strive to capture the candid moments amongst the guests and wedding party. Every detail of your wedding day has been painstakingly crafted by you and will be forever preserved in photographs by me. Your wedding album will not only tell the story of your wedding day and your love for each other, but it will also tell the story of the attention to detail that it took to make such a beautiful day a reality.

 

Brides and Grooms Getting Ready

The process of getting ready for your wedding is one of the most fun and most often forgotten parts of the wedding day. By photographing these little moments before the main event, I tell the story of your wedding day in its entirety. From the bridal party getting their hair and makeup done, to the groomsmen helping each other with their ties, these little moments add to the overall atmosphere of the wedding. I love capturing the expression of the father of the bride when he sees his little girl for the first time dressed for one of the most important days of her life. The moment when the mother of the bride helps her daughter zip up her wedding dress should be treasured forever in a photograph. Every single moment of your wedding day deserves to be preserved, which is why it is important to photograph the process of getting ready, nerves and all.

 

Engagements

An engagement photoshoot with me is always fun and personalized to each distinct couple. I strive to capture the love in every couples expression when they look at each other. Engagement photoshoots should have both beautiful posed portraits as well as uninhibited candid moments. These candid moments tell the story of your romance, while the posed portraits provide beautiful artwork to admire for a lifetime together. Some of my favorite places for engagement photoshoots include Cantigny and the Naperville Riverwalk. There will of course be great attention focused on the sparkling engagement ring, but my lens is also always focused on the emotions shared between two people ready to commit the rest of their lives to each other. The ability to use the phrase fiancée is comparatively a very short length of time, so you should cherish your engagement while taking a beautiful picture together for those save the date cards.

 

Little Tikes

Little tikes, or babies ages six months to two years, create stunning photographs that capture those first smiles, first words, first steps, and first stumbles. At this age, we can either have a portrait session at my Naperville studio location or we can venture outdoors to the Naperville Riverwalk, Cantigny, or any other scenic outdoor location. Whether outdoors or indoors, my goal is always to capture the candid moments that highlight your child’s blossoming personality. I love photographing little tikes with their favorite toys, so be sure to bring along their favorite teddy bear or security blanket in order to photograph your little one in their natural environment. I always tell goofy jokes and make funny faces in order to elicit your child’s most genuine smiles and emotions. Portrait sessions with me are meant to be a relaxed environment where we can create a beautiful keepsake to provide you a lifetime of happiness.

 

Little Tikes

Little tikes, or babies ages six months to two years, create stunning photographs that capture those first smiles, first words, first steps, and first stumbles. At this age, we can either have a portrait session at my Naperville studio location or we can venture outdoors to the Naperville Riverwalk, Cantigny, or any other scenic outdoor location. Whether outdoors or indoors, my goal is always to capture the candid moments that highlight your child’s blossoming personality. I love photographing little tikes with their favorite toys, so be sure to bring along their favorite teddy bear or security blanket in order to photograph your little one in their natural environment. I always tell goofy jokes and make funny faces in order to elicit your child’s most genuine smiles and emotions. Portrait sessions with me are meant to be a relaxed environment where we can create a beautiful keepsake to provide you a lifetime of happiness.

 

Little Tikes

Little tikes, or babies ages six months to two years, create stunning photographs that capture those first smiles, first words, first steps, and first stumbles. At this age, we can either have a portrait session at my Naperville studio location or we can venture outdoors to the Naperville Riverwalk, Cantigny, or any other scenic outdoor location. Whether outdoors or indoors, my goal is always to capture the candid moments that highlight your child’s blossoming personality. I love photographing little tikes with their favorite toys, so be sure to bring along their favorite teddy bear or security blanket in order to photograph your little one in their natural environment. I always tell goofy jokes and make funny faces in order to elicit your child’s most genuine smiles and emotions. Portrait sessions with me are meant to be a relaxed environment where we can create a beautiful keepsake to provide you a lifetime of happiness.

 

Edward Weiland

Edward Weiland is a professional photographer located in Naperville, Illinois whose portrait services include weddings, high school seniors, newborns, children, and families. His portfolio of work also includes ballet and dance photography as well as professional headshots and corporate events. The essence of his photographs is an artistic blend of candid photojournalism and traditional portrait photography. He strives to create extraordinary experiences from behind the camera, and photographs throughout Naperville, Wheaton, Lisle, Geneva, St. Charles, and Bolingbrook in addition to his studio location in Naperville.

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