Marjorie + Ben - Chad shot our engagement photos here in Chicago, and did such a wonderful job, we also hired him to shoot our wedding in Puerto Rico. Chad and Mariann are so genuinely nice and easy-going (even when facing delays and unpredictable beach and rainforest weather) that they made us and everyone in our wedding so comfortable during portrait and other shots. Beyond being great to work with, they are incredibly talented and hard-working. They captured every big and small detail and moment so beautifully that our memories from the wedding are vivid because the photos reflect all the joy and excitement we felt.
Chad is clearly experienced in shooting Chicago area weddings, but even though he had never shot in our venue (or been to Puerto Rico!), he was able to scout and identify great locations in Old San Juan, Condado Beach, and El Yunque Forest for amazing shots. He was timely responsive throughout our planning process, and exceeded all our expectations on the final product. We really couldn't have asked for better photos, and can't thank Chad and Mariann enough for their incredible work!
Aleona + Steve - If I could give Chad way more stars I would!
Chad was our wedding photographer. Working with him and Mariann was amazing - they truly made our day & experience special. From the initial conversations with him, to seeing his work, to the wedding day - Chad is awesome. One of the things I looked at when selecting Chad was the scope of his work, not just the amazing pictures on his website. And let me tell you - he captures the moment, every time.
Looking back on the whole day, I remember Chad's easy going style, professionalism, organization. He has perfect timing - from when to pull us away for a few pictures, when to capture the candids, or frankly, when to just calm me down. He kept everyone on schedule, calm, laughing, having a good time. In the blur of it all, those are the times we remember most clearly.
If you haven't checked out Chad for your wedding photography - you *really* should. He's nothing short of amazing.
Kim + Will - All I can say about Chad Husar is BOOK HIM! You will not regret it. Not even for a single second. Looking back on all the wedding planning decisions that we made, this was by far the best decision (other than saying I Do, of course!). Chad is able to capture not just a pretty picture, but moments. Looking at his work is like seeing a story, and a beautiful one at that! We had Chad do our engagement photos as well. Those were taken in November and I think it was a high of 20 degrees that day! It was so cold! But he managed to make each picture look so effortless and amazing. They are my absolute favorite photographs. By the end of that day, I knew we had made the right decision and he already felt like a friend. He is so easy to work with. On our wedding day, it ended up downpouring. We were so sad since we had planned to go all over the city to take pictures but all I kept thinking was "it's ok, Chad will make this beautiful." And he definitely delivered. Knowing that no matter what we would still have pictures that I would love forever helped me to stay calm in the middle of the wedding-day-thunderstorm! When it cleared up, he took me and my husband outside and got some of those amazing city pictures that we so wanted. He also climbed to the roof of a building across the street to get an incredible pic of the two of us standing in this french doorway. I mean, who else would do that? On top of everything else, he was so kind to us and to our families and friends. I can't say enough great things about his work. He's the absolute best and has a wide range of price offerings so you can customize a packet that best fits your needs and budget. We spent more than we had originally planned, but I just can't get enough of his work. Check out his website and blog and you'll see why!
Nadine + James - Chad is truly a one-of-a-kind photographer (and guy!). We had three or four highly qualified and talented referrals for our wedding photographer from close friends, and we interviewed them all...but none were as friendly, approachable, and easy to talk to as Chad was. That, combined with his truly beautiful photography samples, was what sold us. We were not disappointed!
We started with our engagement shoot. We were both nervous going into it because neither of us had been subjects of a photo shoot before, but his personality put us both completely at ease. Within 5 minutes, he had us laughing and enjoying ourselves, and the result was beautiful photographs. After spending five hours joking around with him that day, our wedding photos were a piece of cake (no pun intended)!
But what really impressed us were the photographs we now have to cherish for the rest of our lives. Chad told us many months after our wedding that one of the toughest parts of being a photographer is always having to come up with "something cool" on the spot that will make a good photo. Fortunately for us, Chad is fantastic at this. His creative genius and inventiveness resulted in intriguing photos that we would have never gotten with anyone else. At the same time, he maintained that classic wedding feel to his photography that will stand the test of time. That's what makes his photography truly special!
We loved having him there with us all along the way! We miss you Chad! Wish we still had our wedding to look forward to so we could spend more time with you!