This entire experience is centered around you and the love of your life. We want to make sure we are creating space for you to enjoy the process and have the freedom to count the days leading up to your wedding as memorable times in your relationship as well. We do this by getting to know you, doing as much as we can to minimize stress and bring you back to why you’re choosing each other!
The Gold Grid Experience
The “Type A” Timeline
Creativity & Organization don’t allows go hand-in-hand, but at Gold Grid — it’s our signature promise. And we’re really proud of it.
Your Consultation – It’s like a first date, but instead of just the 2 of you, there’s the 2 of you + us! You’ll learn our likes and dislikes, we’ll learn your quirks. There may or may not be a glass of bubbly to celebrate… (there definitely is!).
Your Engagement Session – A fab chance to work directly with the photographer you chose. While our office team will be your day-to-day communicators, you still get plenty of opportunities to get to know your photographer.
Your Wedding Day Schedule – We’ll reach out to talk about this months in advance. We know that planning can be one of the most stressful parts, so we are here to take that load off your shoulders. There’s a big difference between what you can do on a wedding day and what you can enjoy doing on a wedding. We want to make sure your timeline is built to maximize enjoyment and that you are free to experience your day exactly as you’ve been dreaming.
YOUR WEDDING DAY! – We’ll be donning our Sunday best just like your guests! Our goal is to fit right in and document so many moments you may not even be seeing!
6 Weeks Later – Your photos are ready! Yep, that’s right, it’s not even your 2 month anniversary, and we are reliving this amazing day together, here at our Chicago photography studio. (PS you know the exact date you’ll see your photos before your wedding day. Pretty cool, huh?)
Your Album — Can you believe it’s in your hands just 3 months after the wedding?!
Your first anniversary — We are always only a phone call or email away. Christmas presents, parent albums, maybe maternity & newborn photos? (No pressure! You get enough of that from the family already, right?!) You name it, we’re there. We believe that this relationship doesn’t end on the wedding day. We’ve learned so much about your story and it’s an absolute honor to continue documenting your legacy over the years.
Kortni & Derrick
I truly cannot say enough positive things about Gold Grid Studios. They are such seasoned professionals that the entire experience is stress free. Every moment is captured seamlessly, and every single family member and attendant are made to feel special. My husband hates getting his picture taken, yet even he adores the staff at Gold Grid and would happily do it all again. I was approached by so many people asking who my amazing photographers were, and I am delighted to tell them about Gold Grid. From the moment you inquire about their services, through engagement sessions, and ultimately the wedding, you will find that they are brilliantly talented, overwhelmingly kind, and true masters of their craft. I recommend them wholeheartedly and I will be forever grateful for the experience of working with them.
Why We Want to Work With You
Over the years, we’ve noticed that there are some really rad similarities between all of our Gold Grid couples. Every wedding is unique, but there are certain qualities that make a Gold Grid couple stand out. Does this sound like you?
Mike & Phil
Gold Grid is absolutely wonderful! My husband and I used them for our wedding and we had such a fantastic experience with them. From start to finish, they are kind, professional and always made us feel at ease. Our photographer, Alissa, was a dream. We enjoyed our engagement session with her so much more than we were anticipating and she made us feel so very relaxed and comfortable. After we saw the results from our engagement session, we couldn’t wait to have her capture our wedding day! It rained on our wedding day, but she was down for grabbing umbrellas and running out to get some shots in the rain, and I am so grateful as the rain shots our absolute favorite pictures from our wedding! Gold Grid went through the time and effort to put together an amazing album layout that told the story of our wedding day beautifully, and it was a lot of fun putting the finishing touches on it at the ordering party. The album we ordered from Gold Grid is such a treasure and I couldn’t be happier with it. I can’t recommend Gold Grid enough!
It’s All About Legacy
Our couples know that after the cake has been cut and you’ve said goodbye to your guests, what remains are the images we’ve created together (and your marriage, obviously). While digital is great for social media sharing, nothing beats holding a print in your hand. Creating a wedding album is the one way to ensure these memories live on for decades to come. Let’s be honest — 5 years ago we delivered our photos on CDs and now our computers don’t even have CD drives. While we can’t predict what technology our kids we will be using, we can guarantee there’s going to be a coffee table or bookshelf that’s perfect for your album.
“Pictures, precious at the time, will be
priceless to you later.”Kodak
Custom Heirloom Albums
The Why – Because we believe every person’s story is important and that future generations will want to know yours.
The Decisions -If the idea of sorting through 500+ images to try and pick exactly what captures the full, emotion-filled spirit of the day sounds overwhelming, have no fear! We’ve got your back. We create a pre-design of the perfect wedding album for you, taking all that work off your shoulders. We make sure both sides of the families are equally represented, and achieve a good flow to the entire design. You get to simply approve and enjoy (Yes, of course you get final say in which photos are selected)!
The Size(s) – We offer 6×8″ and 8×12″ albums. Most couples choose the 8×12″ for themselves and gift the 6×8″ to their parents. While there are endless shapes, sizes, and cover options out there, we love to keep everything simple and timeless.
The Guarantee – In addition to being custom-designed for YOUR day, our albums stand out because of their LIFETIME GUARANTEE. This is the only way we sleep well at night. There are plenty of other alternatives out there, but we know, without a doubt, that the quality of our albums (every page, every photo) is going to last. It’s going to make you swoon on the first day you see your album — and when you open it for your 50th anniversary.
Erin & Alex
My finance and I had an engagement session with Alissa… and seriously did not expect to have had as much fun as we did, as well as feel like models! We are both actors and are no stranger to being in front of the camera, but Alissa was so professional and such a great director, that in those moments you just knew she was making you look your absolute best! You could tell she was reading our personalities and heightening them through the lens. We have only seen a sneak peak of the images so far and all ready we’ve had tons of compliments. Can not wait to see the rest AND work with her on our wedding day!! Thank you Alissa!