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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Bride Chicago wedding Fourth Presbyterian Photo Images phil farber Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:01:51 GMT
Kristina & Mark - "Love in the City" 1482 1323aw postaw alley

[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Wed, 15 May 2013 14:30:14 GMT
Rest in Peace - Roger Ebert A great man and an amazing spirit

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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Chaz Ebert" Gene Siskel Hammelsmith Phil Farber Roger Ebert Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:50:43 GMT
An AMAZING Bar Mitzvah Unbelievable Bar Mitzvah Saturday night at Cafe Brauer with Reva Nathan and Tom Kehoe.  Some surprise guests added to the great evening.  I'm so sad that Ean is the last of their 5 sons to be Bar Mitzvah.  Such a great family!




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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Bar Mitzvah Brauer" Cafe phil farber photo images Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:59:16 GMT
Many exciting changes and new things on the horizon at Photo Images. I have been working incredibly hard for the last 6 months on new ways to help my clients and to offer some exciting new items in order to enhance their experience with Photo Images.  We appreciate all our beta testers and the input and feedback that they have provided.

As the new year begins, our phone has been ringing with new couples checking their wedding dates with us and I am loving it!  Many are referrals from previous clients and I feel I should really thank all of you.  If you did not receive this on your mobile device... I would like to share it here.




[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) phil farber photo images referral Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:33:10 GMT
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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Chicago street photography phil farber photo Images photo images Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:00:21 GMT
A great way to start the day.... Thank you so much! The pictures are amazing!!! You captured every moment perfectly and have given us beautiful memories for a life time. Thank you and your adorable wife Adriana for your hard work and for how much you cared. I am very impressed not only with the photos but on how great you are at keeping a nervous bride calm and smiling through it all. 
I sincerely thank you!!!

[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) reviews Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:57:17 GMT
GOTTA LOVE the soft glow of the 1960 Leica Summilux 35mm pre aspherical lens wide open 2022 2018 2078 4092 4098

[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) leica phil farber photo images Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:12:04 GMT
From the weekend Danger


        Thought this was pretty cool from the weekend.  Kinda scarey

        Any idea for a title? (Stranger Danger?)


[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:51:56 GMT
Midwest - Some quick images made on the drive back from visiting my daughter. Rockville 3 Rockville 2 Rockville 1

[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) midwest Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:26:23 GMT
It is very interesting to hear how you are perceived by people when viewing your website.   A couple of weeks ago, I had a perspective client come to meet me.  At the end of the consultation, she told me that she was "very happy that she decided to come in to meet me" because she almost did not, based on her perception of what I would be like based on the feel of my website.  She knew my photographic skills and that I could capture the moments exquisitely, but what would I be like  to work with?

   She explained that she had expected me to be very aggressive and an "in your face" photographer and perhaps even a little "arrogant".  Anybody who knows me knows...  that is definitely not my personality.  My personality is much more gentle and my style of photography is to blend in and capture the day and definitely not take it over.  She did not get the feeling that I am a "romanticist", caring  and "soft" person, which is the feeling she had after meeting me. 

  After asking more perspective clients about the impression they had received from my website, I had several similar responses.

NOW  I wonder, how many people did not call me because of this false impression???? 

  Well... it was obvious it was time to work on my website.  It is now live online and almost finished. 

                                                       Please leave any comments and suggestions. 


[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:30:39 GMT
Honored to be Featured on Strictly Weddings amazing blog! I am honored to be chosen by Strictly Weddings "Your Wedding Resource Blog" as one of the "top photographers" in Chicago.   Today,their blog features a fantastic wedding that I photographed for the Chen family.  Yes, that is the beautiful daughter of the one and only Edward Chen, Director of Catering at the Hilton Chicago .  The planning and coordination of the wedding was entrusted to Chuck Share, Wedddings, Inc.   SO CHECK IT ALL OUT -  CLICK HERE


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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:53:02 GMT
Thank you! We love our clients! This was posted today on WeddingWire/  Thank you sooooooooo much! 

Phil Farber is truly amazing!!! He was so much fun to work with, he's easy going, and produces the best photos I have ever seen. He knows exactly how to capture moments without being a distraction to anything going on during the entire wedding day. You can never take back your day and repeat it so you want to make sure your photographer is someone you trust to capture these memories and Phil Farber is exactly this person. He exceeded all of our expectations and my husband and I in addition to our family are all in love with all of our photos.
Jenny and Steve
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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) phil farber photo images raves reviews Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:27:22 GMT
Rest In Peace - Maggie - MAggie Daleym223003496

Thank you for all you have done...

[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Mon, 28 Nov 2011 07:39:03 GMT
"Vintage Pin-up Girls" A few quick images from our shoot.

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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:26:28 GMT
On the 3rd Anniversary of my Granddaughter's Murder  On the 3rd anniversary of one of the most horrific days of my life, I wanted to repost some of the amazing tributes that were made in memory of Savannah.  Never forgotten... until we meet again.
Thank you to the talented musicians who recorded this song  and to Bob Young for writting this breathtaking song in memory of our little angel -  Brand New Angel - When Savannah Smiles - 

And Malysa Stone for posting his beautiful video.

And thank you to Shari Solheim for posting her amazing words!

Crumpled Up Piece of Paper

(I wrote this about a week after Savannah passed away, so it was inspired by her.)

So maybe someday you'll


a crumpled up piece of

paper I am.

The story of a girl is written on


But I'm crumpled up

and no one has read


No one has cared to listen to

the thoughts of one



A girl that was told

she was always wrong.

A crumpled up piece

of paper I am.

Someday someone will

find me and unfold

me and try to lay

me flat,

iron out my back.

But the scars will remain,

the wrinkles on my page. 

[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Sun, 18 Sep 2011 05:28:22 GMT
Dana & Elliott A Night to Remember   WOW!  Truly a day to remember.  Ok... I go way back with Dana's family... from Bat Mitzvahs to weddings.  It is always such a compliment when you are invited  over and over again  to capture a family's special moments.  They are a special family!  Dana & Elliott's wedding was an amazing day.  Chicago's Field Museum provided an exceptional venue for a perfect evening organized by Robin and Susan - The Party People.   Tom Kehoe and his crew transformed Stanley Field Hall into a dream setting.  Blue Plate's expert chefs presented just as beautiful offerings for the guests to indulge in.  The dance floor was TOTALLY PACKED all night  (and into the early morning hours) thanks to the amazing sounds of the one and only Ken Arlen and his Orchestra.   So many great moments... so many photos... here are a few (thank you to Rebecca at the Field for her help and hospitality).

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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Fri, 22 Jul 2011 09:52:30 GMT
Kerri & Matt   When you are asked to photograph the wedding of the daughter of someone who is so respected and loved in the industry... it is the ultimate compliment.  Thank you Ed and Glenys for having us there!@Chuck Share (Weddings, Inc.) pulled everything together for the 300+ guests. @Micheal Lerich and his Orchestra had the dance floor PACKED all night. The Drake Room and the Gold Coast Room were decked out like a palace by @Yanni.  You should have seen the food... amazing... done right by Danziger and the @Drake Hotel.  I will post some of those photos later.

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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Thu, 07 Jul 2011 19:42:13 GMT
New Orleans and the Fuji X100  Had some down time in New Orleans and decided to take the Fuji X100 out for a test under the toughest conditions:

1.  In extreme contrast  2.  In extreme darkness  3. In extreme rowdiness  4. Intoxication 

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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Fri, 03 Jun 2011 19:38:57 GMT
Jamie & Adam All I can say is WOW!  Jamie and Adam's wedding at the Standard Club in Chicago was amazing... Bradley Young had the dance floor PACKED all night (and early morning). HMR produced an incredible decor for the wedding. Randy Schuster and crew kept it all running smoothly for Jamie and Adam. 

Hope you're having a great time in Maui... and Adam you may give me a light slap when you see me :)

Here are a few quick images of the day:

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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Tue, 03 May 2011 06:03:08 GMT
Dana & Jed @The Peninsula Hotel - Chicago      Getting back into the swing of things now that WEDDING SEASON has officially started. To kick it off with a great couple and 2 great families... well I couldn't ask for anything more.  The Peninsula was perfect as always.  Ken Arlen kept everybody on the dance floor into the early morning hours.  HMR designed a setting that just sparkled. Thank you to Lisa Zimbler of Lisa Zimbler Events for helping all of us to keep on schedule and create a beautiful day for Dana & Jed.

A few images of the day.

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[email protected] (Phil Farber / Photo Images, Inc.) Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:58:02 GMT