We are Wes and Necia Craft, a husband and wife photography team specializing in weddings & portraits. We serve Chicago, her suburbs, and the greater mid-west from our boutique in downtown Naperville, Illinois. Wes has photographed sessions in over ten countries and we are available for nationwide and worldwide assignments.
Our style blends editorial photojournalism and fine-art portraiture. We want to gift you with the most beautiful and meaningful photographs to love. Past brides have described our work as clean, bold, colorful, classic, uniquely seen, mind-blowing, fun and amazing. We create visually-striking and love-affirming artwork that will reinforce what you value most and enrich your lives for years to come.
On your wedding day we spend the fleeting time capturing candid and ephemeral moments – moments that want to be remembered and others to be discovered for the first time when you look deeply into your photographs. We apply our experience from photographing over 400 weddings to being in the right place at the right time during your once in a lifetime event. We keep it light and don’t take ourselves too seriously so be ready to have some fun with Wes Craft Photography!
Who We Are
We like photography a lot. Sometimes (rarely) we’re in front of the camera instead of behind it. Below are some images of us made while visiting California in February 2013. We took turns photographing one another in Joshua Tree National Park. The photos of us together are by one of our favorite photographers Jeff Newsom and most were made in the exotic Montana De Oro State Park near San Luis Obispo.
Originally from Alabama, Wes’ family moved to the Philippines when he was twelve. His father taught him to use a camera and he roamed around enthusiastically photographing his exotic new home. Early subjects included banana trees and lizards. As a freelance photographer he got his start working for non profits shooting all over the world: from the slums outside Nairobi to the farmlands of Vietnam.
Wes loves to travel and meet new people. His favorite city is Barcelona, where he and Necia honeymooned. He’s a foodie whose favorite food is Vietnamese Pho. He loves discovering new music and has been known to break out into song at random. He does a pretty mean Elvis impersonation. Aside from photography, other passions include hiking, the Chicago Bulls, and Alabama football (roll tide!).
Necia also grew up abroad, but now calls Chicago home. She was introduced to weddings and photography by designing and creating albums. Now a photographer in her own right, she loves capturing meaningful connections between her couples and those closest to them. She is service-oriented and works to create a warm and personal client experience for all her couples. She knows she has one of the best jobs in the world.
Aside from photography, Necia has a background in bookbinding, custom-framing, and fine art. She studied history and art in school and strives to work at her easel a little each day. She is an avid reader and is passionate about adult literacy and local libraries. She loves learning new recipes and exploring National Parks with Wes. Weaknesses include the TV show Justified and large bowls of popcorn with plenty of salt.