Abbey Studios

★★★★☆
  • 14061 Putney Pl

    Orland Park, IL 60462

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  • 708-423-7474

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My wedding was 2 years ago and I'm still so upset by the way my pictures and entire photographer experience went! The 2 photographers wouldnt let anyone else, like my family and friends, take pictures when they were to the point of purposefully standing in from of them so they would have to buy the shot.

It was a gorgeous day out and they refused to take pictures before the ceremony outside when I was with myside of the family and bridesmaids so now I have a ton of crappy pictures inside my house with the shades drawn at noon so they "wouldnt get a glare"

I could rant about them all day, but the point is that to me pictures are the second best thing of the day after getting married to your soul mate and there is only one chance to capture them. I just wish someone would have told me to spend my 2000 on someone whose pictures i would actually want to display on my coffee table.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wedding was 2 years ago and I'm still so upset by the way my pictures and entire photographer experience went! The 2 photographers wouldnt let anyone else, like my family and friends, take pictures when they were to the point of purposefully standing in from of them so they would have to buy the shot.

It was a gorgeous day out and they refused to take pictures before the ceremony outside when I was with myside of the family and bridesmaids so now I have a ton of crappy pictures inside my house with the shades drawn at noon so they "wouldnt get a glare"

I could rant about them all day, but the point is that to me pictures are the second best thing of the day after getting married to your soul mate and there is only one chance to capture them. I just wish someone would have told me to spend my 2000 on someone whose pictures i would actually want to display on my coffee table.

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I didn't hire them. Here's why: The sales lady showed me some beautiful photos and pricing wasn't too outrageous, but there were some really questionable stipulations. First of all, i was told which photographer would be working my wedding and when I asked if i could see some work from other photographers in case i preferred them, she said they all took turns and had some sort of cyclic job order and he was next in line. Though i can see the reason for that, it doesn't matter. If i am the customer and i wish to hire one of the other photographers i should have that option. Then she mentioned that an engagement session is included in the price but it's optional and only if we want to schedule it in. Optional? Every other photographer i met with had a $400-$600 fee for an engagement session. So that seemed really fishy.Then she said that my photographer would call 1--2 weeks before the wedding. That is not enough time to consult with a photographer so i said i guess would talk to him when he did our engagement session, and she said that they have a "studio person" who usually does those. So i'm supposed to get my engagement photos from another photographer even though i'm paying for a specific one? Then i asked if this "studio person" would go downtown for engagement photos, and she said that they do them in the studio and we can pay them a "location fee" if we want engagement photos somewhere else. I have yet to see ANY engagement album shot in a studio with a boring backdrop. All of them are at the bride and groom's location of choice, usually outdoors. Despite all this, i didn't rule them out just yet b/c their photos were nice. I thought maybe the photographer could explain better so I asked to meet with him and was told they would require a $50 fee just to meet with them!!! That is absolutely inappropriate. Not a great way to do business. needless to say, i didn't hire. so make sure you ask all the right questions.

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★★☆☆☆

I didn't hire them. Here's why: The sales lady showed me some beautiful photos and pricing wasn't too outrageous, but there were some really questionable stipulations. First of all, i was told which photographer would be working my wedding and when I asked if i could see some work from other photographers in case i preferred them, she said they all took turns and had some sort of cyclic job order and he was next in line. Though i can see the reason for that, it doesn't matter. If i am the customer and i wish to hire one of the other photographers i should have that option. Then she mentioned that an engagement session is included in the price but it's optional and only if we want to schedule it in. Optional? Every other photographer i met with had a $400-$600 fee for an engagement session. So that seemed really fishy.Then she said that my photographer would call 1--2 weeks before the wedding. That is not enough time to consult with a photographer so i said i guess would talk to him when he did our engagement session, and she said that they have a "studio person" who usually does those. So i'm supposed to get my engagement photos from another photographer even though i'm paying for a specific one? Then i asked if this "studio person" would go downtown for engagement photos, and she said that they do them in the studio and we can pay them a "location fee" if we want engagement photos somewhere else. I have yet to see ANY engagement album shot in a studio with a boring backdrop. All of them are at the bride and groom's location of choice, usually outdoors. Despite all this, i didn't rule them out just yet b/c their photos were nice. I thought maybe the photographer could explain better so I asked to meet with him and was told they would require a $50 fee just to meet with them!!! That is absolutely inappropriate. Not a great way to do business. needless to say, i didn't hire. so make sure you ask all the right questions.

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I have been a part of Deb's work and have nothing but positive things to say. She does an awesome job! She is personable and easy to work with. I look forward to hiring her again!

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I have been a part of Deb's work and have nothing but positive things to say. She does an awesome job! She is personable and easy to work with. I look forward to hiring her again!

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My daughter's wedding photographer more than did a good job. He was present every moment guiding us through the special moments of the day, but he was so quick and professional about it that he did not interrupt the day. I would give him 10 stars if I could.

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★★★★★

My daughter's wedding photographer more than did a good job. He was present every moment guiding us through the special moments of the day, but he was so quick and professional about it that he did not interrupt the day. I would give him 10 stars if I could.

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My friend used their services and referred me. I could not be happier. The pictures are beautiful, and we were treated great not only by our photographer, but also by the staff at the studio. Our day was kind of hectic, but our photographer put me and my husband at ease. He was so professional and had all these great ideas for photos! We are so happy we used this studio! The pictures were the most important part for us, and our photographer was awesome!

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★★★★★

My friend used their services and referred me. I could not be happier. The pictures are beautiful, and we were treated great not only by our photographer, but also by the staff at the studio. Our day was kind of hectic, but our photographer put me and my husband at ease. He was so professional and had all these great ideas for photos! We are so happy we used this studio! The pictures were the most important part for us, and our photographer was awesome!

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Please don't use them save your money and look around. They don't keep there word on what they are going to do. They just wanted to get your money and get out and move on to the next person in line. Please don't use them none of the pic turned out the way we talked about.Obviously, we cant get any of those moments back. She messed up the church photo and the outside photo. My grandmother is 85 and thank god she was to see the day. Sad to say no good photo's of her sad. The outside photo's were off center as I made that known we don't like that.

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Please don't use them save your money and look around. They don't keep there word on what they are going to do. They just wanted to get your money and get out and move on to the next person in line. Please don't use them none of the pic turned out the way we talked about.Obviously, we cant get any of those moments back. She messed up the church photo and the outside photo. My grandmother is 85 and thank god she was to see the day. Sad to say no good photo's of her sad. The outside photo's were off center as I made that known we don't like that.

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Abbey Studios was very helpful with going along with our busy wedding day schedule. The photographer did have us keep waving at the camera, which I thought was odd. He also kept taking pictures of inanimate objects when I wanted him to take photos of the people outside. I think that the photos he took came out very well, but they were not as creative as I would have liked. Also, the picture of my husband's family and me was very lopsided. I don't think the photographer always thought about what colors people where wearing or gender when placing people for the photographs - it was more how quickly could we take the shots. There are some random chest shots of myself and the bridal party that look awkward, but, our out door photos turned out beautifully. I think that if I would have been better spelling out the photos I wanted ahead of time it would have made the experience much smoother. I think Will, the photographer, is very talented, but you have to know what you want if you are a picky person.

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★★★☆☆

Abbey Studios was very helpful with going along with our busy wedding day schedule. The photographer did have us keep waving at the camera, which I thought was odd. He also kept taking pictures of inanimate objects when I wanted him to take photos of the people outside. I think that the photos he took came out very well, but they were not as creative as I would have liked. Also, the picture of my husband's family and me was very lopsided. I don't think the photographer always thought about what colors people where wearing or gender when placing people for the photographs - it was more how quickly could we take the shots. There are some random chest shots of myself and the bridal party that look awkward, but, our out door photos turned out beautifully. I think that if I would have been better spelling out the photos I wanted ahead of time it would have made the experience much smoother. I think Will, the photographer, is very talented, but you have to know what you want if you are a picky person.

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I was referred to Abbey by a past bride, and was very happy the moment I walked in to teh studio. The staff is very polite and gracious, and I thought their prices were fair. They have a variety of different packages to match your budget, and they showed me my photographers work before I signed the contract. Then they sent me a hand written Thank You card; what a personal touch! The day of the wedding went great, WIll the photographer knew his stuff and had a very streamlined process. We got every picture we wanted and they all look great. No heads blocking comeone else, like I have seen in other wedding photos, and he corrected peoples' posture so they looked nice. I have found out since that WIll did my co-workers 2 daughter's weddings and they loved him, too. I definitely recommend Abbey Studios and Will!

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★★★★★

I was referred to Abbey by a past bride, and was very happy the moment I walked in to teh studio. The staff is very polite and gracious, and I thought their prices were fair. They have a variety of different packages to match your budget, and they showed me my photographers work before I signed the contract. Then they sent me a hand written Thank You card; what a personal touch! The day of the wedding went great, WIll the photographer knew his stuff and had a very streamlined process. We got every picture we wanted and they all look great. No heads blocking comeone else, like I have seen in other wedding photos, and he corrected peoples' posture so they looked nice. I have found out since that WIll did my co-workers 2 daughter's weddings and they loved him, too. I definitely recommend Abbey Studios and Will!

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Booked them because they did my sister in laws wedding but now I wish I would have gone somewhere else. The photographer did not get any photos of me with my three brothers (who were all GROOMSMEN) I do not have a picture with my father, I dont have one with the bridesmaids and my wife doesnt have ANY with all the groomsmen. We reminded the photographer repeatedly that we wanted these photos and he kept saying he would get to them. On top of all this, he was late getting to my wifes house for pictures and for some reason he felt it was necessary to take more pictures of the flower girl and ring bearer than the married couple. Pretty disgusted as you could probably tell. Obviously, we cant get any of those moments back.

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Booked them because they did my sister in laws wedding but now I wish I would have gone somewhere else. The photographer did not get any photos of me with my three brothers (who were all GROOMSMEN) I do not have a picture with my father, I dont have one with the bridesmaids and my wife doesnt have ANY with all the groomsmen. We reminded the photographer repeatedly that we wanted these photos and he kept saying he would get to them. On top of all this, he was late getting to my wifes house for pictures and for some reason he felt it was necessary to take more pictures of the flower girl and ring bearer than the married couple. Pretty disgusted as you could probably tell. Obviously, we cant get any of those moments back.

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Abby was a bit more pricy then the others. Not by much. They were so flexible and worked well with us. They were the only studio who let us see photographers photos before signing a contract. They talk you step by step so you are exactly sure you know what you get. I wanted a longer time with my proofs and they worked with me. My Photographer Steve Was great. I had a difficult group of girls and a ring bearer who was just one yrs old. talk about patients. My guests were raving at how great he was. He let me know ahead a time about pictures. So I was not rushed through my reception. He had a weddings emergency kit for any kind of emergency. The pictures themselves were unbelievable. Helpful hint. They let us pay weekly any amount. It was great to have that balance paid off before the wedding. Also they get your pic to you very fast. Thanks Abbey

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★★★★★

Abby was a bit more pricy then the others. Not by much. They were so flexible and worked well with us. They were the only studio who let us see photographers photos before signing a contract. They talk you step by step so you are exactly sure you know what you get. I wanted a longer time with my proofs and they worked with me. My Photographer Steve Was great. I had a difficult group of girls and a ring bearer who was just one yrs old. talk about patients. My guests were raving at how great he was. He let me know ahead a time about pictures. So I was not rushed through my reception. He had a weddings emergency kit for any kind of emergency. The pictures themselves were unbelievable. Helpful hint. They let us pay weekly any amount. It was great to have that balance paid off before the wedding. Also they get your pic to you very fast. Thanks Abbey

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I used Abbey for my wedding. The pictures turned out great and the photo album looks excellent. I thought they were a bit on the high side compared to others, but they were worth it. I would have liked a better attitude from the photographer, though. He could not stand my hyper, young nephew and called him a photographers worst nightmare to his mother. He also berated a relative who was taking pictures at the same time he was and accused her of stealing his poses. She wound up crying and leaving the wedding early. I know some people can be annoying, but he really needs to remember his manners.

PROS: quality photos.
CONS: short tempered, a bit expensive.

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★★★★☆

I used Abbey for my wedding. The pictures turned out great and the photo album looks excellent. I thought they were a bit on the high side compared to others, but they were worth it. I would have liked a better attitude from the photographer, though. He could not stand my hyper, young nephew and called him a photographers worst nightmare to his mother. He also berated a relative who was taking pictures at the same time he was and accused her of stealing his poses. She wound up crying and leaving the wedding early. I know some people can be annoying, but he really needs to remember his manners.

PROS: quality photos.
CONS: short tempered, a bit expensive.

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This professional picture studio has shot two occasions for me. Both times I had excellent results and was very please with my pictures. The prices are mid range but you are allowed to view each photographers work and choose one based on it.

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★★★★☆

This professional picture studio has shot two occasions for me. Both times I had excellent results and was very please with my pictures. The prices are mid range but you are allowed to view each photographers work and choose one based on it.

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