Main Office Location: 110 N Peoria #205
Chicago, IL 60607
Contact: Mike Scarpelli
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Based in Chicago, Gerber+Scarpelli makes pictures in the greater Chicago area, the Midwest, and across the nation.
Here Comes The Guide brides will receive a complimentary 16x20 print when booking with Gerber+Scarpelli. You must mention this Here Comes The Guide special when booking!
Almost a dozen accomplished photographers reside under the Gerber+Scarpelli umbrella, with experiences ranging from fashion and fine-art photography, to extensive world travel, to theater and the performing arts. One of their brides tells us, “They have a hip, edgy, on-the-forefront-of-photography attitude, look and feel. I wanted a more photojournalistic style—pictures that make you say ‘wow.’ I wasn’t looking for a traditional, stuffy wedding photographer. Gerber+Scarpelli was the perfect selection.” You will surely find the perfect fit for your wedding within their impressive roster.
Each photographer has their own distinct perspective, yet they are unified in their objective: To capture the spontaneous moments, emotional exchanges and gorgeous details of your wedding, while also realizing the importance of traditional, posed shots.
Packages start at $2500, including digital files. Their wedding albums are custom made using traditional book-binding techniques and the finest archival materials available.
Certified By The Guide Reviews(What does this mean?)
“Everything that was discussed was captured in the photos, and then some. And the style of the pictures was exactly what we were looking for—very modern, a little artsy and edgy.”
“Even to this day, when people see my pictures, they are stunned at the quality, beauty and artistic creativity.”
“It’s clear to see that this team of photographers are passionate about their work, and are proud of what they produce.”
“The BEST vendor decision we made was using Gerber+Scarpelli, and the truth is, all you have after the wedding is the pictures—so you definitely want to choose your photographers wisely!”
“They have a photojournalistic approach to their photography, but it’s not at all showy or overly-Photoshopped; you can see the true emotion and feeling behind every frame.”
“They were completely unobtrusive at our wedding. They blended in. I forgot they were even there at times.”
“They were incredible with putting together our final album and choosing our individual photos. I give them 5 stars out of 5.”
“We receive so many compliments regarding our wedding album! What a treasure we have that we are proud to share with family and friends.”
“The slideshow they gave us was amazing—so well put together and the perfect way to highlight the best moments of our big day.”
“This is not a studio looking to rip you off in any way. They were completely upfront, and really delivered MORE than what was promised. There was no hard sell, and the pricing was extremely fair.”
“Besides being incredible photographers, Mike, Kurt and everyone at Gerber+Scarpelli care. They give back to the community and share their talents with those in need.”
“If you want a stress free (really!) photo experience with extremely talented photographers at a fair price, these are your guys!”
Questions and Answers
What 3 words best describe your work? Distinctive. Creative. Joyful.
Why should someone hire you? We were pioneers in the fine art wedding photojournalism movement. We strive every day to be more creative, more inventive, and better than we were the day before. We are passionate about what we do. We love to artfully capture all the special elements that you have so carefully chosen to make your wedding day unique.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work? We are inspired by movies, art, music. We look for inspiration in our everyday lives. In the way the sun hits a wall. An inspiring documentary. An epic movie. A gallery show of photos from across the world.
What makes a wedding memorable for you? A delightful couple who are up for anything, and are filled with love and energy. A fun loving family and bridal party, who are just so excited and thrilled to be joining the bride and groom on such an important day in their lives. When that emotion is palpable, you know you're at a wedding made for the history books.
What have weddings taught you? To always expect the unexpected. To be ready for anything. You never know when something wonderful will unfold before the camera. But most importantly, that everybody has their own unique story, and that each story deserves to be told with beautiful images that will last a lifetime.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding? Don't stress, be creative and have fun. Your wedding should be a reflection of the two of you as a couple. Embrace that. Book great vendors so you don't have to sweat the small stuff.
What are 3 words that describe your personality? Calm/Chill. Outgoing/Fun. Up for anything.
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges? Avec, Tank Noodle, Lao Sze Chuan, Blackbird, Girl and the Goat, and Old Town Social.
About This Company
Gerber+Scarpelli Photography practices a mission of philanthropic giving. They donate their time, energy and resources to several charitable causes, including but not limited to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Red Cross of America, Childrens Oncology Services Inc., Wounded Warriors Project, Breast Cancer Research, and Wish Upon A Wedding.
Their photographs have been featured in numerous publications, including Chicago Social Brides, Chicago Social, The Knot, Chicago Bride, Modern Bride, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.
Gerber+Scarpelli Photography Covers These Areas:Illinois
- Central Illinois
- Downtown Chicago
- North/Northwest Chicago Suburbs
- South/Southwest Chicago Suburbs
- Southern Illinois
- West Chicago Suburbs
- And other areas by special arrangement.