Ben and I cannot speak highly enough of Rick, Eliisa and their whole team. Ben is more of the shutterbug and I’m pretty shy and when it comes to being photographed. Rick and his team were absolutely amazing to work with. They couldn’t be nicer, kinder, or more professional. They were FUN! They accommodated our crazy schedule too. And the pictures… Oh My Goodness!!! The pictures they captured and created are so beautiful! We just got our photo album and are blown away by the quality of the book and the gorgeous photos… some are so beautiful and crisp and others are dreamy and elegant. They really captured our day is such a perfect way and we have really enjoyed working with Rick and his team every step of the way. We’re expecting a baby soon and look forward to continuing our relationship with Rick as he helps us capture these beautiful moments in our lives.
- Jessica and Ben Larson
I am truly blessed to have met and worked with Rick, Eliisa and the entire team at Rick Aguilar Studios. My wedding planner – Anthony at Liven It Up Events – matched me well with Rick and said we would be like peanut butter and jelly. Well what a great sandwich we made! I have never worked with such an amazing professional before who knew exactly what to do in every situation to make anyone he photographed feel cool and calm but also excited to be “under the lens”. Rick has worked with such an array of different personalities and people like Mayor Daley, Reality Show stars and more. Nothing surprises him and with every click of the camera you can tell he truly adores what he does. He made each and every family member feel as special as the bride and groom – which was important for me to see. He also has an eye for what will and will not work and guides you into just the perfect pose possible. Ladies – he IS the second most important man to have at your wedding! Thank you Rick for well…………being you :).
- Julie and Tom
I would recommend Rick to anyone looking for a photographer. Rick and his team were very accommodating and always quick to respond. Rick photographed my wedding last year. We talked through all of the important photos I wanted to make sure were taken, as well as locations. The day of, he brought two additional photographers so we had a LARGE amount of pictures to go through. I could not have been happier with the results. He used excellent filters on certain pictures and was willing to edit the ones we liked to remove exit signs or something in the background. The finished wedding album is of excellent quality. We get tons of compliments!! If you book with Rick, you will not be disappointed 🙂
- A happy bride
Rick has great to work with. Made us feel comfortable with him the first time we met him for a consultation. He captured such unique and natural moments. All our photos felt like a reflection of what we felt on our special day
Absolutely outstanding job by Rick and his staff for my daughter’s wedding. I highly recommend them and you are welcome to contact me directly if you would like more details. They are very professional and go above and beyond to catch the essence of this very special occasion.
Clare was terrific. We enjoyed working with her and would do so again. Eliisa was very professional in assisting us with the design of our album and we were very pleased with the final product.
Simply stated, THE BEST. As an artist, Rick’s work was breathtaking. His assistants in the office were wonderful in their communication and good taste and execution of Rick’s work. If you are lucky enough to work with Rick and Boaz, and have Eliisa to manage, enjoy! You are in for a wonderful experience.
- Martin & Ally
Rick and his team were amazing to work with! They were responsive, professional and attentive to all of the details. On the day of our wedding, they took charge without being pushy and captured beautiful pictures. Everything was perfect! I would highly recommend Rick and his team!
Rick himself, along with Clare Britt, captured our wedding day perfectly! They were an amazing team, patient with us, seeming to genuinely enjoy every minute and putting us at ease every step of the way. It was truly like they were an extension of the bridal party/family – they were so natural and behind the scenes, capturing those candid moments so effortlessly!! AMAZING!!! The only thing I wish is that we had more time with them!!
- A Perfect Wedding Day
Clare and her assistant were phenomenal! Forgive me, I can’t remember her assistant’s name right now but he was terrific!! They were so easy to work with and this is really important because your photographers will be with you all day, so they have to be people that you like. I never met Clare before the wedding, we only spoke on the phone and via email but she is a terrific person. She and her assistant had amazing ideas and they are true artists. I don’t know how to explain it but if you watch Clare work, you can actually see her envisioning the photo before she takes it. She is a master!! She made every feel comfortable. She wasn’t pushy or in the way. Her assistant would shoot pictures at these amazing angles and the two of them work so well together that you would think that they had been together their entire lives. I loved them so much! This is a big deal for me because I used a different photographer for my engagement photos and that guy was a disaster, so the wedding pictures were definitely on the top of my list and I was a little wary after being burned by that other photographer. Clare and her assistant were the best and I had such a great experience with them! Also, Clare took time out to call me a few times before the wedding to discuss the type of photos that I wanted and she even encouraged me to create a pinterest board with the wedding photography that I liked as inspiration. Clare listened to any concerns that I may have had and definitely put me at ease. She is easy going, professional and a true master at her craft!! Hiring Clare from Rick Aguilar studios was one of the best decisions that I made!! To all those brides out there, remember that the pictures are important because that is what you have left after the flowers have died and the cake is all gone…well the pictures and your husband 😉
If you want the best, you need to hire Rick Aguilar Studios.
Rick Aguilar, his assistant and everyone that works with him is amazing! They are professional, prompt and FABULOUS at what they do! I would recommend them to ANYONE!
I am the fifth of six children to get married, each one of us used a different photographer and it is unanimous that Rick Aguilar and studio is THE BEST!!
THANK YOU, thank you!!!!
- 5th of 6th wedding in the family…
I highly recommend Rick Aguilar Studios. I hired Rick for my wedding in August 2014. He and his colleagues were extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. Rick’s photography is just beautiful! I was so pleased with the quality of the photography and the special touches provided by him and his team. So many of my friends commented our photos looked like they came out of a magazine. Rick is amazing with lighting. I love his work and would certainly hire him again.
Clare was excellent and provided excellent photography for our wedding. Rick was very professional and took the time to sit in our meetings even though he was not photographing our day. Highly recommend!
Rick and his team were the perfect choice for our wedding 8 years ago this week! They were incredible back then and I can only imagine how amazing they are now! I have a very large family (not easy to photograph 50+ people!) and they provided a comfortable atmosphere for all our guests and still managed to pull off a fab photo! We were so impressed with their incredible patience yet ability to get the job done with the authority needed to do so in a timely fashion. We LOVE our amazing coffee table style photo book! I get compliments all the time from our house guests-everyone loves reliving the day! We also have a fabulous black and white canvas tri panel group shot we purchased that is a main focal point in our house. It is beautiful! Cheers to Rick and his team for providing such wonderful services!
- From a large family
Chicago-based wedding photographer Rick Aguilar and his team are extremely talented golden hearted photographers! On my wedding day, Rick and his two photographer assistants smiled, directed, laughed and snapped photos of EVERY moment of our wedding day with kindness and professionalism! They are extremely educated on the latest photographic style trends, equipment, special effects, and they always know their way around a venue for the best possible angles. Rick is a very popular photographer and has great relationships with many wedding planners, venues, makeup/hair artists and caterers. Being able to see him coordinate and associate so well with all of our vendors and our planner made for a fool-proof, perfect wedding day! We love Rick!