Since 2007 | Full Time Photographer
I invite you to meet with me or schedule a phone meeting. I will help you with your timeline and create a flawless day. Speak about what you need to consider. We will speak about the type of photographs you love and how I will prepare for your day. The details of who you're going to spend the rest of your life with, bridesmaids/groomsman, family, friends are very important in the planning process.
Prices and Packages: I do have a standard set of prices and packages. If you're working with a number, please let me know and I will give you a custom quote. Destination weddings are encouraged. I love to travel :)
I recommend that you check out my FAQ section on the lower part of this page. It will help with questions that you might have right now. Please know that I'm available for questions at any time.
Call, text, email for a quote:
Text or call 563-742-0450
Chicago call 847-859-9625
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is your photo editing style?
A: Every year wedding photography edited styles change and tend to look the same. I can tell what year people were married just by looking at their photos. I stay with my own style, which continues to evolve. My parents wedding album from the 50's looks great today. I offer 3 versions of each photo I edit. Real color, black and white, and the third is creative choice. Yes, you can request a specific look and that would fall into the creative choice edit.
Q: How much do you edit photos?
A: Editing includes toning, lighting, cropping and correcting issues like exit signs, cars and small details. I do not edit people's expressions or if eyes are closed. I usually photograph 3 of the same shots, Hopefully at least on will have eyes open. Not everybody likes the expression on their face, most often real-time photos are the best.
Q: What is a timeline?
A: I work with the bride to schedule the days events so the day will be flawless. No timeline = confusion and the bride and groom wasting the days precious energy.
Q: Do you deliver every image you shoot?
A: No, we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus.
Q: Do I get to see all photographs taken?
A: We spend several hours going over photos. Some are duplicates, some blurred, some distorted. Not all photographs turn out. Fast movement inside, lighting and many other factors go into how I pull photographs for first previews. No, I don't show all photographs for that reason.
Q: What photos do I receive?
A: You get all of the first previews and edits. Edits are based upon the package you choose. Edits include 3 version of each edit i.e. natural color, black and white and photographer's choice.
Q: How many first preview of the wedding pictures do I get?
A: This depends on the details of the wedding. The average is 200-400.
Q: Do you offer engagement sessions?
A: Yes, I love engagement sessions! Very romantic! They are an option on the quote I will give you.
Q: What forms of payment are accepted?
A: Check, Credit Card and Cash.
Q: When do I pay you?
A: In order to secure your wedding date, I require the retainer at the time of signing the contract. After that, the remaining balance is due the day before the wedding.
Q: Do you do destination weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?
A: Yes! I love to travel and do so frequently for weddings. All fees are included in final quote.
Q: How early do you arrive + How late do you stay?
A: I decide that during the creation of the timeline. In general I like to spend time at the salon and end my day after all main events are done.
Q: What is the turnaround for delivering the photographs from the wedding?
A: First previews are 2 weeks and final edits are 2 weeks after getting your choices for edits.
Q: Do you have a second shooter?
A: Yes, I have a handful of partners that I work with. Second shooter will be with me for 4 hours.
Q: Do you offer wedding albums?
A: I don’t. However I will refer to one of the best.
Q: What other services do you offer in addition to wedding photography?
A: I also specialize in engagement photography, business portraits and boudoir photography.
Q: I have a friend who would like to also photograph my wedding to build thier portfolio. Do you allow this?
A: Per my wedding contract, my second photographer and I are the only professional wedding photographers at your celebration. Family members + friends are more than welcome to take some candid snapshots with their phones or digital cameras, but I do not allow other professional or semi-professional photographers to take photos while I am photographing.
Q: Will I get a wedding contract?
A: Yes, Very important to have in writing what has been agreed upon.
Q: Do you photograph small weddings?
A: Yes, I do make custom packages for small weddings. Many people are working with a number. I quote considering that number to make the wedding price affordable.
Q: Do you available to photograph weddings any day of the week?
What They Say
Scott was our wedding photographer and wow what a job he did. I researched many many local photographers in the quad cities area and it was amazing the price and quality difference there was.
Scott was very professional with our guests and family and would recommend him to any families looking for a fantastic photographer !
We hired Scott for our engagement and wedding pictures and he did a wonderful job! He was very professional and captured every highlight of our special day. He also was wiling to do a photo booth for us for his first time which went very well. The pictures were also provided in a timely manner. I definitely recommend Scott if you're looking for a photographer for your special day.
Scott did an excellent job. He spent the whole day with us & captured every moment. He had a lot of crrative photo ideas too.
We had an amazing experience with Scott. Scott was so personable and really cared about us and capturing our wedding day. He spent *a lot* of time getting to know us, and then learning our personality and style in order to match his photography to us. His photos are of excellent quality, and his personality and flexibility made us glad that we chose him as our wedding photographer! You won't be sorry if you go with Scott. We would recommend him to anyone.
Wonderful vision. Wonderful photos. He has a eye for all details.
I myself have had the pleasure of working with Scott on many occasions. (Myself and my family.) I can tell you that Scott is one of most talented and artistic people I have ever met. He can do anything from traditional photos to the most unique photography, and he does it exceptionally well. I've never been more comfortable in front of a camera. He is a true professional with amazing vision. If you want the real deal, look no further. Scott Klarkowski Photography is the real deal.
He is an amazing artist. He speaks a language that warms your soul. He knows how to display beauty on all levels.
Great quality and attention to details! Scott is very personable, easy going and fantastic to work with. Highly recommend!
Quad Cities . Chicago . Nashville . Destination Wedding Photography