“My husband and I can’t recommend Adam enough!”
We contacted Adam because of the amazing reviews he had and they were absolutely spot on! Now we had to write a review after our wedding because of how fantastic he was! There are not enough words to describe how happy I am with our photos. Every single one! Adam was incredibly easy to work with, flexible, kind, and accommodating. The pictures were beautiful and he captured so many small moments that I didn’t even see! My husband and I can’t recommend Adam enough! He made us feel so at ease during the shoot and therefore our pictures looked so natural and felt like us. Highly highly recommended!
“The man is a picture taking machine, and will be there on the dance floor, catching every dip, air guitar solo, and dance with grandma.”
Reviewed on 10/29/2018 by John Z (updated 12/13/2018)
“Adam is one of a kind. He’s fun, funny, serious when he has to be..”
Adam is one of a kind. He’s fun, funny, serious when he has to be, and best of all an amazing person. He and and his assistant Colleen are great people and amazing photographers. By no means is this is a job for them, but more of a hobby that they’re both truly amazing at. They made our special day both fun and memorable and Kathy and I couldn’t thank Adam enough.
Adam is the best wedding photographer! He flew all the way out to Maui to help capture all of our favorite moments on our most important day. He is very personable and easy to work with. He took time with us before the ceremony to grab perfect shots in scenic gardens and made us feel calm and relaxed during all the posing. We had a great time with Adam and would definitely recommend him for all of your wedding needs. Thanks Adam!
“During out first meeting, I immediately knew he was the photographer for us.”
I could not be happier with my experience with Adam Novak. During out first meeting, I immediately knew he was the photographer for us. You can tell he really loves what he does and has a great eye. Our wedding day went perfectly. A few days before we had to scrap our plan because the weather wasn’t going to be as nice as we hoped. Adam immediately had a list of back up ideas, and they ended up being even better than our original plan. We had so much fun taking our first look and wedding party photos at a few locations around the city. Adam and his assistant were so friendly and made everyone feel comfortable. When we got our photos they were on a wonderful website and were very easy to navigate. AND THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL! They were everything I hoped for and more. There was a wonderful balance of color and black and white, fun and serious, posed and candid. I really cannot rave enough about Adam. Now the biggest challenge is narrowing them down to make an album! I recommend Adam Novak Photography to everyone!
“Talent + Personality = Perfect Photographer!”
Reviewed On 7/23/2013 Carly M
My husband and I were so lucky to snag Adam for our wedding last month! We hired him after he photographed my sister’s wedding in September 2011 and did an incredible job… and yet, he still exceeded our expectations for our own special day. During the wedding planning process, I loved looking through Adam’s website. All of his portfolio pictures are simply stunning. Compared to other photography sites, you can tell that the quality is flawless, the lighting in every photo is perfect, and yet, everything looks incredibly natural. He has an eye for what location, pose, etc. works best and he does it well! The extra “something” with Adam, that you won’t get with other vendors, is his personality. He makes everyone feel comfortable from the moment he arrives, which is SO important on your wedding day. Adam was able to get even our grumpy Grandpa smiling for the family photos and the mellowest of groomsmen laughing throughout the bridal party pictures. He works hard to make you, your family and friends look good, have fun and love finished product. He is able to capture personalities beautifully and with ease, which makes the day a blast and the final photos amazing, gorgeous memories of one of the best days of your life. My husband and I strongly recommend Adam… You will not be disappointed!
“So great to work with”
Reviewed On 1/26/2015 Martha B
We found Adam through The Knot, so I wanted other Knotties to know – working with Adam was fantastic. He was the perfect combination of relaxed and professional, which helped all of us (guests included!) really relax with him and get some great shots. He was totally on top of the evening, getting all the shots we asked for and tons more that I know are going to look great. He was flexible and knowledgeable, and really made the experience special. I absolutely recommend him to anyone in the Chicago/Chicago suburb area.
“An affair to remember”
Reviewed On 10/13/2013
Artistic, talented, and professional, we had a truly easy and wonderful experience working with Adam. We used him for both engagement photos and our wedding ceremony and reception. The overall look of our pictures was stunning. (Originally, my husband showed the engagement photos to two of his colleagues at his office, which we later found out prompted them to use Adam as well). Even after these initial photos, it became clear that Adam excelled at catching expressions and incorporating beautiful elements of your surroundings into the pictures. He was very easy to work with and flexible. We initially met at a local spot down the street from our home one evening after work to look at his prior photos and discuss options. Later, we would meet with him for the engagement photos and it felt more like a fun afternoon in the city with a friend. The resultant photos caught this laid back, enjoyable afternoon in our expressions and turned some easily overlooked backgrounds into stunning backdrops. The day of the wedding, Adam was perfection. He captured all of the foreseen moments we had planned but also managed to show the little special moments no one could have predicted. He was non-obtrusive, as we’d particularly requested, blending in with the guests, yet from the photos it is clear nothing escaped his eye. His professionalism and talent lead me to recommend him highly without reservation. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 12/13/2014 Laura C
Hiring Adam was one of the best decisions we made for our November wedding. He was so easy to work with, was able to direct our crazy wedding party to keep us on schedule. He really gave it his all to make sure we got all of the shots we wanted at our wedding and the pictures turned out AMAZING!!
Reviewed On 4/07/2015 Christina P
Adam Novak was the photographer for our wedding, and I can’t imagine working with anyone else! Although we only had a brief amount of time for our first look shoot before the ceremony, Adam took us to a great downtown spot and took hundreds of amazing photos. I personally don’t love having my photo taken, but Adam made the entire process fun and relaxing, and as a result the photos look much more natural. Adam also does a great job working with families and wedding parties, diffusing any tensions that may arise. Adam fully captured our entire wedding experience, and the photos really represent the joy of our wedding day! Thank you, Adam!
“Best Wedding Photographer in Chicago – Hands Down”
Reviewed On 10/22/2013 Lori S
So before you read this review, do yourself a favor and email Adam to see if he’s available for your day and if so, definitely set up a meeting with him. If you are anything like me, you are going through millions of reviews for a wedding photographer for your big day. I know because finding a great photographer in Chicago was a top priority for our May 2013 Wedding. Luckily we found Adam Novak and we couldn’t have been happier. He’s easy going, relaxed, and knows exactly what to do and where to be to capture the essence of your day as you want it. I met with a lot of photographers and beyond the scope of the contract (ie owning the rights to your pictures which is soooo important), what you need to keep in mind is that your photographer is going to be with you for the duration of your big day. So while talent and price are important, it’s probably just as or more important to feel comfortable with him or her. Being that my husband is seriously allergic to the camera- finding the right person to be there with us for 10+ hours wasn’t easy. My husband and I both knew right away Adam was the right person for the job after meeting with him and seeing his work. Working with Adam was like working with that friend you haven’t seen in a while. And as far as the final product goes, the actual pictures were beautiful and we have so many different beautiful options to choose from. We couldn’t be happier.
“If you are looking for a wedding photographer look no further.”
Reviewed On 10/16/2012 Keegan M
If you are looking for a wedding photographer look no further! Adam is your man. He took amazing wedding photos of our special day – and a LOT of them. We had so many exquisite pictures to choose from at the end of the day and they all beautifully captured the emotions, moments, and memories of our wedding. When we look back at our collection of photos that Adam took for us we feel the same love for each other that we had the day we got married. Sounds cheesy but it’s true. Even my husband feels that way! Adam was flexible and worked with us to help us understand what we wanted to capture out of our wedding day. Not only did he work well with us, but he also worked well with all of our family and guests. He really knew how to put everyone at ease and capture the best side of everyone. Technically Adam is spot on. His camera equipment is quite impressive and he kept all of his gear tight and coampact. It was so easy to run all over the city with him. He was organized and efficient and we were able to shoot in so many wonderful locations all across Chicago. His composition, lighting, and final edits were well thought out and really enhanced our photos to capture what we were looking for. Last, but not least, he was affordable for the quality of his work. We interviewed several photographers all over Chicago for our wedding day. Adam really stood out above the rest. He was personable, creative, energetic, and a true artist at what he does.
“Couldn’t have asked for a better experience in using Adam as our wedding photographer!”
Reviewed On 9/29/2013 Jessica K
I chose Adam after reviewing many photograhers’ sites on-line. After browsing Adam’s website I felt that his photography was creative and natural without being overly artsy for my somewhat traditional tastes. From the first time I met with Adam he was professional, engaging, and made me feel comfortable that my big day would be perfect. He was open to my suggestions, but also gave valuable input on the locations and shots that would match my wedding and taste. The day of my wedding was no different. We had such a blast with Adam as our photographer. Our guests and wedding party commented how great he was and put everyone at ease. Our photos turned out beautiful! If you want a first class photographer without breaking the bank, Adam is a no brainer! You will not be disappointed.
“Adam is a terrific wedding photographer. Period.”
Reviewed On 8/19/2014 Maureen
We absolutely loved working with Adam and his associate photographer. They were both great and our wedding party had a blast with them both. Just got the pictures back and LOVE them! Adam really just takes the true image and enhances it. No fake looking touch ups. He also finds the best pictures in every location and the best light. He makes you look your best.
“I cannot say enough positive things about Adam Novak.”
By the time we got back from our honeymoon, all 800 pictures had been uploaded for us to preview. We received the CDs within another two weeks. Everyone we shared our photos with raved about them – several “best wedding pictures ever” comments.
I would recommend Adam Novak without any hesitation. In fact, a close friend is using him for her upcoming wedding next weekend.”
“My husband and I would highly recommend booking with Adam.”
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!”
Reviewed On 10/27/2011 Trisha S
Adam is awesome! He’s easy to work with and makes you feel comfortable. I loved that he was creative with our pictures, but we still got all the traditional shots, too. I’ve received nothing but compliments on our photos. Adam truly went above and beyond for us. He let us drag him out on a really cold, windy day for engagement pictures and on our wedding day, he ran into the Bentley Gold Coast dealership to beg the new owner of the beautiful convertible outside to let us take pictures in it. We had a blast working with him!
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