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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

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“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

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Make sure you look absolutely stunning in your wedding photos by following these tips:

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Your wedding photos are more than just images. They are your very own “time machine”, the one and only way in which you can turn back time and revisit one of the most beautiful days of your life. Thus, it is more than natural that you want to look gorgeous in your wedding photos.

We have gathered some tips to help you shine under the spotlight on your special day – so read on to find out more.

  • Strike a pose…or strike two. The old “Practice makes perfect” is very true when it comes to the posing aspect of your day. When hiring a photographer look at the poses on their site to see if that is the style you are looking for. Just in case have a few of your practiced poses ready to go. Practice a few poses at home to see how you like yourself best. Be more than comfortable telling your photographer how you like to be posed. A great photographer will take this into consideration and work with it.


  •  Sit up straight…and smile. Turns out that our grandma’s beauty tips are timeless! When she told you to sit up straight and when she said that a woman’s best accessory is her smile, she was so, so right! Take these tips of advice with you on your wedding day too – they will be more than helpful when the camera points at you.


  • …Speaking of the camera, it is much better to ignore it. Don’t think of it as “there”. Have fun, smile, laugh and rejoice! You’re going through one of the most precious moments of your life! It would be a real pity to concentrate on a piece of technology (and the people maneuvering it), rather than on how amazing your wedding will turn out!

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 Allusion Photography is an exquisite photographer providing services in the wonderful state of Illinois – so if your wedding is here and if you are searching for a true PRO, come visit us and give us a call! Hire us for your Big Day and we’ll “capture” it in the most creatively candid of ways! www.allusionphotography.com


Create the perfect wedding photo album by making sure your photographer gets all the key shots!

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Your wedding is a unique moment in your life. Your wedding album is your very first family heirloom so having it captured in a really beautiful way is definitely on your list of priorities. How do you do that? How do you make sure your wedding photo album comes out absolutely flawless?

We have gathered some tips to help you with this – so read on and find out more.

  • Do your research. Before talking to a photographer, do some research and see what the main photography options are, what styles you love and what your photographer has specialized in. This will make the discussion much easier and it will help you and your photographer communicate better, knowing that you are on the same page.


  • Careful with the black and white photos. Black and white photos can look timelessly beautiful and elegant, and it is a good idea to have a few of them in your album. However, please make sure to balance them out with the colored images so that the entire album looks beautiful.


  • Don’t forget about the formal photos too. You may not like them very much, but it is more than likely that your parents and grandparents will want one or two copies of these photos. Plus, the traditional touch of these photos can be “tamed down” with décor and style details, so there’s no need to worry that they will ruin your wedding album’s overall appeal. On the contrary, they will most likely make it more complete.

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Searching for a truly creative and talented photographer in Illinois? Come visit Allusion Photography, take a look at our previous work and book us for your magical wedding day! We guarantee your wedding photo album will truly capture your Big Day’s grace and uniqueness! www.allusionphotography.com