I contacted Corlis and Megan in May for a summer surprise proposal in Chicago. I didn't have a date set though I knew I wanted it to be summer and make it a big surprise. Corlis and Megan responded to my email very quickly in May, letting me know what Saturdays they had available for a proposal. I was very impressed that they were flexible enough for a proposal that they had a Saturday in July and 2 in August. I constantly was flipping back and forth even after I let them know a date.
Finally, I settled for a Saturday in July. Corlis worked with me and listened to what I had in terms of an idea for the proposal. He gave his suggestions and ideas, and he clearly knew how to make this work. I was constantly worried about the weather leading up to the proposal, and he had a back up plan. Luckily, we didn't need to use it.
The day of the proposal, they arrived over 30 minutes before we did just to set up and make sure everything ran smoothly. They responded to a lot of my texts quickly that day and the week leading up to it as I was nervous about it all working out as planned.
In terms of the actual photography, I couldn't have been more pleased. They captured everything and more than I expected. They know how to put together a nice video montage of us walking up to the spot (Buckingham Fountain) and of us doing a photo shoot after. They stayed with us for over an hour in the heat, shooting at a variety of spots that they knew were good. I was impressed by how much they knew about the perfect spots in Chicago, and they had no problem walking with us to them. They made everything so natural.
The turn around time was less than a week for the posting of the photos on their website and about 2 weeks for us to receive the DVD and CD with our personal rights to them. I do wish a little bit more touching up was done in some photos, but in general, the photos were just outstanding. They captured perfect shots of us, and worked very had to capture the actual proposal as many bystanders got in the way. I am very pleased with them.
They are very reasonably priced, considering I booked a proposal for a Saturday in July. Another huge advantage is, there is no rushing around because they only book one event a day, so they did not have any other event to rush to after the proposal.
I am happy to say we are doing another engagement session that we can actually get ready for and plan for, as well as using Corlis and Megan for our wedding next summer. I really believe they are some of the best in the business in terms of an all around package!
Our wedding date was 6/29/2013
Megan and Corlis in one word were: perfect! We got so many compliments from our guests telling us how friendly they were and how they were everywhere and never seemed to miss a shot. And let me tell you they didn't! The pictures turned our stunning and the video is priceless. I would recommend them to any one in a heart beat. Such a fantastic couple to work with.
Corlis and Megan were wonderful to work with for our engagement session and wedding! I had seen their pictures from a friend's wedding (which looked great!), and they came more than recommended! All of the pictures were beautiful! For our engagement session, the Grays shot pictures of us around Chicago in winter (despite the cold!), and they helped us relax and have fun, which showed in the photographs.
For our wedding, they were able to take pictures very quickly (and still turn out wonderful) to help keep us on schedule at both the church and reception. They were really flexible to our schedule, and we ended up adding another hour of photography to our package to ensure that they were able to capture all of the memories (which was affordable). To our surprise, Corlis and Megan set up a slide show of pictures from the photography session (unedited-which already looked fantastic) at our reception, and so many of our guests complimented them to us! We also had the photofusion video that complimented our day, and we really loved it! It helps us remember the day, and it was so meaningful!
Choosing Corlis and Megan as our photographers was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! You could not go wrong by choosing this wonderful couple!
They made our day even more special!
My husband and I planned our (May 2013) Chicago wedding from Australia. I met with a few photographers in Chicago and chose Gray Photography. Corlis and Megan were so easy to work with. They took care of everything so that we didn't have to worry about a thing.
One of the best parts of the day was when they went with us to a few different locations to take pictures! It was so much fun. They were always in the right place at the right time and we just felt like we were with our friends.
We arrived at our reception and Corlis and Megan were already hard at work snapping pictures. They set up a laptop with pictures from the photo session which was awesome! Our guests really enjoyed seeing the pictures straight away.
The photo booth was such a hit! We weren't sure if it would be as good as a normal photo booth but I think it was better! We got high quality photos and everyone really got into it.
Only a few days after the wedding they had photos and a video that we could share with our friends on Facebook. That was so cool because we had many people who couldn't make the trip but were dying to see photos. Our friends couldn't believe how quick the video was done.
We have received our DVD (about a month after the wedding) so have been able to show off our pics. Everyone LOVES the photos and they have captured some wonderful moments.
We haven't received our book yet, but I am sure it will be lovely.
I would definitely recommend Gray Photography. They made our day even more special!
We are so happy with the photos!!!
Corlis and Megan photographed our wedding in April 2013. We could not have been happier!! They are very down to earth and wonderful people, which helped us feel comfortable being photographed so much! We absolutely loved the laptop at the reception to show off some of the pictures they had already taken; our guests loved this too!
We received a disc with all of our pictures and a video-photo fusion set to music which was amazing! We didn't have a videographer, and they were able to capture all of the best moments for the fusion video!
We are so happy with the photos, the experience, and with Corlis and Megan!!
booking them for our wedding this August!!
Corlis and Megan secretly photographed our proposal in December in Millenium Park, Chicago. It was hands down the best day of my life to date (we haven't gotten married yet!). Jake and I laugh because I have no clue what he said during his proposal or even any memories of the actual event, I was just so stunned. So it is so nice to have our pictures and video to share with our family and friends, it makes everyone feel so included, and reminds me it did ACTUALLY happen! After our proposal, we got a photo-shoot, and for being rainy, cold wintry weather I couldn't believe how nice we looked, not like wet dogs! :) I can't wait to see how great they turn out when I actually know I'm being photographed on our wedding day. We've had nothing short of a wonderful experience with Megan and Corlis and because of this we didn't skip a beat booking them for our wedding this August.
Thank you so much for capturing our special day in your amazing photographs! We love every single picture and couldn't figure out which one to use to thank our guests! Your creative eye depicted our wedding day in such a fantastic way!
thank you, thank you, thank you!
I’m not sure I can even articulate how amazing you both are! You two truly have a gift in photography. You captured our day in a way that was so incredibly touching and perfect that by looking at our photos, you feel the emotion of the moment, of the day. And what a wonderful and perfect day it was! Thank you both so much for making it the wedding of our dreams that we can now forever remember! Louis and I still sit and watch our wedding video on a regular basis…What a timeless keepsake! Thank you!
I just have to say again and again and again and again...Corlis and Megan Gray...you are amazing!!! Our wedding photos and video are absolutely stunning. What beautiful keepsakes! Thank you for capturing our day in such a way that those who could not attend the wedding felt like they were actually there smiling, crying, hugging, and clapping right along with us. THANK YOU CORLIS AND MEGAN!
Corlis and Megan, the pics and video look amazing!!! I cannot begin to thank you for capturing our day in such a beautiful way!!!
Wow the pictures turned out great. You guys are awesome!