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Allow me to introduce myself!

     My name is Amber Catherine and I am the artist, creative entrepreneur, & one-woman-show behind Camdelle Photography.

I'm a Professional Lifestyle Portrait & Intimate Wedding Photographer based in South Suburban Chicago, Illinois.
I specialize in a mix of classic and documentary-style portraiture, plus destination weddings, elopements, & intimate weddings.
Camdelle Photography, formerly Endlessly Photography, officially opened for business on January 1st, 2012.

 
 
 

In addition to being a full time-photographer, I am also the proud full time single mom of two wonderful kids.

Family is EVERYTHING to me.

They are the core, the foundation, my inspiration; the driving force behind my desire to succeed. They drive me crazy, keep me sane, and remind me daily to always stay humble.
Being a mom has taught me that every moment can be so memorable & special, which is why I'm so passionate about the work that I do.

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a unique photographic experience

      When you are in front of my lens, you can always expect to feel relaxed and completely at ease. I will guide you through variety of traditional and natural poses - but when we're together, having so much fun, surrounded by the beauty of nature or the comfort of home... that's when the magic happens. My approach is simple, minimalist, organic; my focus is on YOU and your honest, genuine interactions. 

      After your session or event, each individual image is carefully hand edited and delivered via online gallery in both color and black & white. Every photo is unique, colorful, bold, and invokes emotion. My artistic style is inspired by modern digital editing & techniques as well as vintage film, so the result is both trendy and timeless.

      The ultimate goal as your photographer is to also be your personal storyteller; to capture real, authentic reactions & expressions.
If you are waiting for the "perfect time" to hire a photographer, that time is now. Every day is a beautiful day to celebrate & preserve this chapter of your life.

LET ME TELL YOUR STORY

For nearly a decade, I have been extremely lucky to be able to follow my dreams while also supporting my family. Photography may be my full-time career, but it will never be "just a job" to me.
I am forever grateful for the connections & relationships that I have forged, to have the opportunity to watch families bloom & grow, to be a small part of these once-in-a-lifetime moments, and for all of the the incredible stories & adventures that are still to come. I truly hope that one of the stories I get to tell is yours.

love & light,
amber catherine

 
 
 
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about amber - the basics

MOther ● photographer ● ARTIST ● streamer
wanderer ● graphic designer  ● aspiring author
Dreamer ● REBEL ● Gryffindor ● Empath ● HIPPIE

 
 
 

a few of my favorite things

My kids & boyfriend ● Fog ● harry potter ● travel
kindness ● MY family ● the Pnw ● game of thrones
black coffee & chai tea ● the cubs ● science
The color teal ● mountains & forests & the sea
long walks ● A good book ● singing my heart out
stargazing & astronomy & Full moons ● Netflix
campfires ● all things disney ● canon photo gear

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What Services & Products doES CAMDELLE PHOTOGRAPHY offer?

Lifestyle Portrait Sessions

Couples & Engagement  ●  Maternity  ●  Family  ●  Children
Announcements & Reveals  ●  Milestones ●  Birthday Cake Smash
High School & College Seniors  ●  Small Business & Social Media Head Shots 

Lifestyle storytelling Sessions

Everyday Life  ●  New Home & New Chapter  ●  Anniversary & Milestone
Birth  ●  First 48  ●  Newborn*  ●  Breast & Bottle  ●  Baby's First Year  ●  A Year In The Life
Birthdays, Holidays, Parties, & Events  ●  Military Homecomings

* Current clients ONLY at this time. Book & complete a maternity session (or any other) before birth to qualify!

Wedding Photography coverage

Destination Weddings  ●  Elopements  ●  Intimate Weddings

Wedding portrait Sessions

Proposals  ●  Engagement  ●  Boudoir  ●  Bridal  ●  Day After  ●  Anniversary


Print Products

Professional Museum Quality Prints
Custom Premium Heirloom Albums & Books
Canvas Wraps & So Much More!

have a unique or crazy idea for a shoot? i'm so into that.
with me, The possibilities are endless!

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When should I book my session OR EVENT?

The ideal time to contact me would be at least 4 - 6 weeks before your preferred booking date for all portrait sessions, and at least 8 months for all weddings & events. This will ensure that you are able to secure your preferred date, time, and location. I always do everything I can, within reason, to accommodate all session requests - and will occasionally have sporadic "last-minute" openings (due to reschedules / cancellations, etc), so please be sure to contact me for my updated availability information.

What can I EXPECT TO invest?

On average, my clients can expect to invest anywhere between $250 - $750 for portrait sessions, and full day wedding coverage starts at $3,000.

For more portrait & event pricing information, please contact me!

DO YOU OFFER STUDIO OR INDOOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS?

Studio sessions and indoor options are available upon request, but may require an additional fee.

What is your current booking availability?

I am currently booking lifestyle portrait sessions through:

june 2020

I am currently booking intimate weddings, destination weddings, elopements & events through:

december 2021

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

How do I book a session or EVENT?

Please fill out the form on my contact page to book a session or to request more information.

What happens if the weather is unfavorable?

Most of my sessions & events are captured in the great outdoors. Occasionally, Mother Nature can be... uncooperative. If you've lived in the Chicagoland area for a while, you have likely seen an entire year worth of seasons and forms of precipitation in the span of one single day. As long as it is safe and comfortable to be outside, we're good to go!

If the weather forecast is predicting an 80% chance (or more) of heavy rain or snow, extreme high or low temperatures, or other severe weather within 24 - 48 hours of your session, your session location may be moved to a more appropriate venue or your session may be rescheduled completely. (This does not apply for weddings & events - the show must go on, rain or shine!) If a forced reschedule due to inclement weather occurs, a new date MUST be chosen within 6 weeks of the original date to avoid re-booking fees.

 
 

when cAN i Expect my photos to be ready?

I will always try to complete and deliver the galleries as promptly as possible, which will typically be within my average turnaround times (listed below). I will always do everything I can, within reason, to ensure all of my clients image delivery deadline needs are met. Please be certain to alert your photographer about any special circumstances or delivery deadlines during the booking process, so that your session or event may be scheduled or edited appropriately. 

Endlessly Photography clients who have paid for and completed their photography coverage will be entered into The Queue - a page where I keep all of my clients updated on the estimated completion date for their gallery as often as I possibly can. Please note that these are estimations and can change at any time.

My current average turnaround times for all sessions & events are as follows:

 
 

SESSIONS

Mini Sessions | Up to 2 Weeks
Half Sessions | Up to 3 Weeks

Standard Sessions | Up to 4 Weeks
Premium Sessions | Up to 6 Weeks

WEDDINGS

2 - 4 Weeks for 1 - 2 Coverage Hours
3 - 6 Weeks
 for 3 - 4 Coverage Hours
6 - 10 Weeks for 5 - 7 Coverage Hours
8 - 12 Weeks for 8+ Coverage Hours

 
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how DO i view & download my photos?

When your images have been fully uploaded, you will receive a link to your personalized PASS online gallery via email.
Please be sure to bookmark your gallery URL and make a note of any passwords for future access!

As of January 1st, 2015, all sessions & event galleries are available for download & sharing for up to 10 years from the date of upload.

While this is a wonderful and convenient feature, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to keep your files backed up in at least TWO physical or digital locations.
(Amber Gercken dba Endlessly Photography is not liable should the g+allery service provider suffer catastrophic losses, technological failures, or if service is discontinued.)


BACKUP & ARCHIVE POLICY

Edited JPEG files are archived by Endlessly Photography for up to ONE YEAR from the gallery upload date.

Unedited RAW files are archived by Endlessly Photography for up to TWO YEARS of the session or event date.  

Once archives have been purged, they may not be recovered. Archive retrieval and re-editing fees may apply.

 

ALWAYS KEEP MULTIPLE BACKUPS OF YOUR IMPORTANT FILES!

CAN YOU EDIT <INSERT REQUEST HERE>...?

All images that are captured, processed, and delivered are carefully edited & retouched according to my current personal style and the highest quality and standards. Basic retouching (such as: spot / blemish removal, red-eye reduction, head swaps, etc) is always included at no additional cost.

Once a gallery has been delivered, clients are advised look through their photos to ensure that no further retouching is required.

I am always happy to go back and clean up small areas that may have been overlooked during the initial editing process, when requested. Any client requesting "excessive retouching" and "elective editing" (such as: advanced photo manipulations, removal of people or items from busy / complicated scenes, body modifications, fine art / composite creations, or anything that may even be beyond my knowledge and skill level) may incur an additional advanced editing fee. These fees will vary depending on the difficulty of the request(s) as well as number of images that will require additional editing.

Are you licensed & insured?

Yes, of course! Endlessly Photography is a fully licensed and insured small business - proof of insurance is available upon request.

MAY I have the RAW files or edit my own photos?

While my style may evolve over the years - the heart & soul that is the foundation of my work will always remain the same.
I am an artist, and I'm forever deeply connected to the art that I create.

This is why I will not, under any circumstances, allow the sale, trade, or distribution of my unedited RAW files.
In addition, any retouching or editing of any images captured by Endlessly Photography is expressly prohibited.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

DO YOU HAVE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE?

Absolutely! Please contact me to purchase a gift certificate or session credit voucher.

 

All of the sessions & events currently in my editing queue will appear on this list, along with the MAXIMUM date of completion.
Your gallery will be ready on or before the date below; the editing process time will vary for every session & event.

 
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sessions & events

PROJECT NAME | max COMPLETION DATE

1st bday cake smash - Jax | October 27th

1st bday party - roch | October 28th

Family - conry-hawes | November 3rd

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print & product orders

CLIENT NAME | CURRENT STATUS

 

Last Update: OCTOBer 19th, 2019

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