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Oak Brook, IL Wedding Photographer Ranks 6 In World

Wedding Photographer, Sherry Hagerman, of Oak Brook, IL Ranks 6 In World

You can imagine her surprise as Allusion Photography’s very own, Sherry Hagerman, opened up “The Best Of 2017 Photographers Book” to find out she has ranked #6 in the world! “It was an amazing surprise. I have won several awards through the years regarding my wedding photography but had no idea that this was waiting for me.”

Wedding Photographer, Sherry Hagerman Of Oak Brook IL Ranks 6 In World

Wedding Photographer, Sherry Hagerman top wedding photographer, Oak Brook IL

Sherry Hagerman of Allusion Photography began her wedding photography company fifteen years ago. With a fresh start and two small boys, she knew she was aware of the risks and dangers of starting a new business with no safety net. All of her hard work and dedication paid off in early 2018 as she is now ranked the number six top  photographer in the world out of 170,000 photographers.  https://oneeyeland.com/book/best-of-the-best-photographers-2017/sherry-hagerman

One Eyeland Wedding Photographer

2017 Best Of Photographers

“When I opened Allusion Photography in 2005 most small photography companies were closing due to the financial crisis. I had no option but to make this work for my children.” Sherry (not looking toward failure but only for success) began seeking out some of the best mentors in the industry. She spent most of her money and time learning from some of the top photographers and business people.

“I started looking for mentors that I could learn from. I would attend conventions and breath in as much information not only about photography but also how to run my business.”

Allusion Photography ranks #6 in World, Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer, Sherry Hagerman Ranks #6 Photographer In The World

Allusion Photography has continued to be a 5 star company and prides their success on the remarkable care they give to each and every client. “This day only comes once for my clients, they deserve the best treatment along with the best memories.”  https://allusionphotography.com/gallery/wedding-photography-gallery/

Sherry is a strong believer in giving back to her community. She teaches over 30,000 wedding photographers a year how to run their business and photograph weddings properly across the United States.

In 2008, Allusion Photography and Sherry Hagerman won her first award as “Best In The Midwest” by The Knot.  She has since won this same award every year for the last 10 years. For the past two years, Allusion Photography was awarded “Best In The United States” for excellence in wedding photography and customer service.  This year Allusion was ranked #6 in the Nation by One Eyeland, the number one source for famous photography. https://allusionphotography.com/about/

According to One Eyeland they started with, “170,00 submissions. We filtered out the work and distilled it down to 155 spectacular shots clicked by 94 stellar photographers from across the globe.”  https://oneeyeland.com/book/best-of-the-best-photographers-2017

Allusion Photography is currently rated as one of the top wedding photography companies in the Midwest. http://www.allusionphotography.com                                                                                1010 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523                                                                                              630.560.5684

Allusion Photography, Chicago Winter Wedding Photographer




Stephanie And Brian Engagement

Stephanie and Brian I have to say were really a change in direction for fall in Chicago. They seriously put me to the test. Stephanie and Brian have decided to wed in Mexico. I am so exited! The weather in Mexico is always beautiful. They will have such a beautiful beach wedding. Stephanie wanted to tie their destination wedding into her engagement session. This time of year has not been the most predictable with weather and really chilly! She promised me she could fight through the beach wear if I could find her the perfect location. If you ask me she had the hard task. I have been photographing the Chicagoland area for 10 years….I knew EXACTLY where I was going to take them. We chose a day at the end of September. It actually ended up being really warm out so she lucked out as well 🙂 I really wanted a location where she could get her beach photos but also give her some really great artwork she could hang on her walls. We used a chalkboard prop and tied in a few great photos for her save the dates. It really was a fantastic shoot. We had fun and the photos really reflect their personalities. Thank you both for spending those hours with me. I was happy to create your memories!




















Tabitha | John Engagement

Tabitha | John Engagement
Starved Rock, Utica IL












Snowboarding Engagement session with Dave and Lisa in Wisconsin

Engagement Photography for Dave and Lisa
Engagement Date: March
Locations: Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau Wisconsin

This was an incredibly awesome session. As we sat and gathered ideas for their engagement session I asked Dave and Lisa what they liked to do together. When they brought up snowboarding I nearly jumped with excitement. One of the major things I love to do is skiing. I have been doing this since I was 5 years old and have been introducing my own family into the winter sport for the past two years. We had a family trip planned for March so I asked Dave and Lisa if they would like to join us for the day at Granite Peak Ski Area in Wisconsin. When they agreed I had started to plan everything for their shoot immediately.

That morning I put my photography gear into the strongest photo backpack I had, strapped on my boots and took off for the mountain. It was by far one of my most favorite shoots. Dave and Lisa expressed the idea of just having fun natural photos mixed with a bit of Magazine-artistic style. That is exactly what I gave them. We spent the day climbing ski hills, dodging cars and the best was watching Dave slide into 3 feet of snow as he checked out an area by a fallen tree. I had a really good time with this couple. Their interactions together and the faces they make are absolutely priceless. They made this day one of the best and most relaxed photography journeys I have been on!














Naperville, IL Engagement Photography for Kristen and Michael

Engagement Photography for Kristen and Michael
Engagement Date: January
Locations: Naperville Riverwalk in Naperville, IL

This was a great session for me. Very rarely do we get to shoot winter sessions. It is bitter cold in Chicago so couples generally opt for spring, summer or fall engagement photos. Kristin and Michael decided to fight the cold and have some fun. We headed out for a few hours to The Naperville Riverwalk in Naperville, IL. Being that it was winter most families were at the sledding hill and avoided the park. It was so nice having the entire area to ourselves not to mention the newly fallen snow from the night before was fresh and clean. By the time we ended our photographs I was in love with this couple. We spent the day freezing and laughing. I knew these two were the type I could push to really try some fum things. Just when they thought they were finished I pulled a sled out of my car and asked them to meet me by the hill. They happily agreed. Coaxing them to sled down the hill with their coats off was a bit more challenging. Once I told Kristin this was her chance to push Michael off the sled as hard as she could, she was ready for anything. It was a great day and we really did get some wonderful pictures for them to cherish for a lifetime. The memories of that day will always be awesome too!

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