Essence Photo & Video

Essence Photo & Video Reviews

4 Reviews
4 Reviews

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Michael Gajewski
1 Rating

    I worked there for 5 years

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    Current Employee - Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Photographer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Essence Photo & Video part-time (more than 5 years)


    They are family owned and are very nice to work with


    they train and expect a lot to make the bride happy

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    charge more money cause we bust our ass in the field. I feel the wedding day guide have a lot of info for a photographer that we really don't need to no. Example send bride a big guide then send us what we need to no. I realize that brides don't understand how much work it is to shoot a wedding but wish there was a way to get them to understand that 15min for picks just don't work if you want pj. I guess that's why i worked for them cause there are always problems with people in any biz.

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    Wedding Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Essence Photo & Video in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    there was a teat to start out with that had basic photo questions. then i met with mike the owner very nice but blunt. Told me what to expect and that there was a lot he expects from the photographer if working for essence. what i learned its not as hard as he maid it out to be once i got through training with karen

    Interview Questions
    • what is most important thing to a bride on her wedding day. the 2nd was what is it about me that's makes me think i am good enough to work for essence.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none told me what i make and how to get raises and also made it clear what i was caped at unless pricing went up.
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Headquarters Schaumburg, IL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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