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Catalyst Design & Photography

Pine Manor, Illinois

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5 November 2019

Jen and Jesse did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding pictures... I can't recommend their work enough. We had a HUGE bridal party and they were able to corral us all, but still provide beautiful, fun photos. They put my both my husband and me at ease during the whole process, completely understanding what was important to us, and what we wanted at the end of it all. Catalyst overdelivered far beyond our expectations. Anytime we need professional photographers, these two will be the only people we'll work with. Thank you, Jen and Jesse, for everything you did for us!!! We'll cherish these pictures forever. More...

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25 October 2019

Jesse and Jen are the most personable down to earth people that you will love to work with. Talented and super hard working, and great people to share a beer with!

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15 October 2019

Jen and Jesse take amazing photos. Take a look at their stuff. I work in marketing and have a good deal of experience working with different photographers. Who did I go to (without question) for my wedding? Catalyst. More...

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18 September 2019

Catalyst took photos for my surprise engagement and they were BEYOND beautiful. I could not be happier with the entire experience and they made it extra special. I would rate them 100/5 if I could!! Highly recommend! More...

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10 July 2019

I’m a Rockford photographer and will honestly say Catalyst Design & Photography is legit one of the best photographers out there. Jesse & Jen are absolutely amazing, accommodating, and super fun! Their photography style and editing blows me away! I’m so inspired by their art and extremely in LOVE with the photos the captured for my 10 Year Anniversary. YOU GUYS SERIOUSLY ROCK! If I could give you 10 Stars I would. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I can’t thank you both enough. More...

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24 May 2019

Loved the headshots they did for people at the Winnebago Buy Local What Rocks conference! Everyone looked great! Would totally recommend them!

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26 November 2018

We had the greatest time with Jesse and Jen! So much fun to work with and were always down to do some cool shots! Our engagement and wedding pictures are absolutely priceless and all you have left after it’s all said and done. They captured everything of our wedding day and couldn’t be happier with the results. It was so nice to have the photo moments app and be able to get my pictures any time I want from my phone. They also hand delivered our usb and a cute thank you box with home made caramels inside! As well as our wedding album when it came in. Above and beyond! I would love to do family photos in the future!! Amazing work guys! More...

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2 November 2018

We hired Catalyst Design & Photography for our Fall photo shoot and when I saw the photos I was blown away !! I honestly couldn’t have been happier ! ! Not only are they patient and kind, , they made it comfortable and fun for us and our two littles :) if you’re looking for photographers that sneak candid photos & sweet group shots all while making you laugh through the process - these are the ones ! I They are incredibly talented and took my top family pictures by far - I will recommend them to everyone looking for high quality photographers ! Thank You Jen & Jesse !!! More...

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6 September 2018

I reached out to Catalyst (Jen & Jesse) about getting some updated headshots for my website and advertising. My previous experiences with headshots have been less than stellar, so I didn’t have any real expectations - just hopeful for some better shots. Well, they were amazing. They went out of their way to find extra locations when rain threatened our shoot. They were so fun to work with and made the process easy and not awkward. AND, they sent me WONDERFUL pictures within 24 hours. I was so impressed that I booked them for family photos before my shoot was even finished. I’m looking forward to working with them for many years. More...

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1 September 2018

Jen & Jesse photographed our wedding in August, and their beautiful work speaks for itself! But besides their work, they're also just really fun people to work with. We knew our wedding day would fly by, and so having photographs to remember all the wonderful moments of the day was very important to us. We absolutely adore the love, joy, beauty, fun, and goofiness they were able to capture in our photos. My husband and I will cherish them for the rest of our lives together. Thank you! More...

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8 July 2018

We hired Jen and Jesse to photograph our wedding in June of 2018. From beginning to end they were very respectful of our wishes and were great at directing us to make some great photos. Working with Jen and Jesse the day of our wedding was relaxed but we also got a lot of photos in! After receiving our wedding photos (in a very timely fashion may I add) after our wedding, we are over the moon with how they turned out! If you are in the Rockford, IL area we highly recommend Catalyst Design & Photography for all of your wedding photography needs. Thank you so much for all your hard work Jen and Jesse, you're both rockstars! More...

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11 June 2018

Provided us with amazing wedding photography and were extremely helpful with any questions we had. Also got some awesome urban shots for our clothing company. Definitely recommend them.

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11 June 2018

Jen and Jesse are the best photographers in the area! Absolutely incredible. Everything was so easy and effortless, from booking the appointment to the actual photoshoot! I highly recommend Catalyst design and photography. They are masters of their craft. My daughter was getting photos taken to submit to modeling and acting agencies. She is 7 years old and usually very shy and reserved around new people, but Jesse and Jen were so warm and interactive with her, she was immediately comfortable. They made her feel like a little star. � She had a fun time, so much so she didn’t want the photoshoot to end. More...

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6 November 2017

5 stars is an understatement. Jen & Jesse were amazing to work with. They made everything fun and easy (which is totally needed during a stressful day). From our engagement session through the wedding - they KILLED it. Couldn't recommend them more! Thank you both for helping make our big day! More...

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22 October 2017

Jen and Jesse made our day truly special! We would highly recommend them!

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1 October 2017

Jen and Jesse did an outstanding job photographing our wedding. From the engagement session to the big day and everything in between, they were professional, accommodating, and so easy to work with. They are quick on their feet and they both have a great eye for unique shots. Jesse is literally willing to risk life and limb to stand in traffic to get the perfect shot. We had so much fun with them and couldn't be more pleased with the results!! Thank you for capturing our big day!! More...

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19 September 2017

My husband and I had Jesse and Jen shoot our engagement session and wedding photos this summer. We loved them from the very start. They are so easy to work with and made us feel comfortable the entire engagement session. On the day of the wedding, they weren't just our photographers, they helped ease the planning process always assuring me that everything was going great. They could tell when I was going to have a bridezilla moment, and calmly encouraged uncooperative guests to get into their spots. The moments they captured will be cherished for the rest of our lives. Jesse and Jen were truly amazing and certainly the best money we spent for our big day. We are looking forward to having Jesse and Jen be our family photographers for years to come! More...

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22 July 2017

Jen and Jesse are an awesome duo! They are willing to work with you and make sure you get everything you want. We have had them do family pictures, engagement, and wedding photos and we've been ecstatic with how they've turned out! ! We will definitely be working with them again! More...

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1 July 2017

Thank you so much for your work with the Rock and Roll Institute. As a parent I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

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7 June 2017

Jesse and Jen are seriously amazing! We just had a family/maternity shoot and the pictures couldn't have turned out more perfect. They gave me exactly what I wanted and somehow managed to get the most amazing pictures of my 2 and half year old that I can't ever get to smile. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer! More...

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17 March 2017

Jesse and Jen are FANTASTIC to work with. My husband and I worked with them for our engagement and wedding pictures. We are beyond thrilled that we selected them to capture such an important time in our lives. They were accommodating, professional, flexible and fun to have around on our big day. The entire experience was easy, which is what we were looking for in such a hectic time! I highly recommend Catalyst and will for sure be using them in the future. Thank you, Jesse and Jen!!! More...

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3 October 2016

Jesse and Jen were amazing to work with this weekend at Allie and Nick's wedding. The guest were so impressed as are we, Allie's parents. Going to each table and providing cards of the website to find the pictures at was an incredible bonus to many of our guest. Looking forward to seeing the final pictures. Thank you for going above and beyond for this awesome couple. More...

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13 September 2016

Jen & Jesse are the best! They are so so fun and do amazing work! I would recommend them to anyone!! Thank you guys!

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28 January 2016

Jesse & Jen are truly amazing. Not only do they take amazing photos, but they make it fun! MY husband and I and our bridal party had a blast working with them! Definitely recommend!

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16 January 2016

Jesse and Jen are great, that means a lot coming from a guy who hates taking pictures. They made it fun and are a great team!

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19 February 2015

Very good work. Priced very reasonably. We also got our photos on a disc, unlike most other photographers who want more than a competitive amount for prints. They provided great photo shoot ideas, are spectacular with kids (we have 3 under the age of 5) and are talented with the retouching. 100% will use again. Extremely satisfied. More...

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10 September 2014

Jen and Jesse are a dynamic duo with the gift of capturing genuine, fun, loving, and unique moments in time. We could tell they are on pursuit of mastery to build stories and characters of every event they're working on. Our wedding pictures are beautiful, creative, and fun and it was a pleasure to work with them. More...

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18 June 2014

We have had Senior pictures taken as well as family pictures!! We have loved every picture!!!! Awesome job both times! Great quality and attention to detail. Can't wait to do it again!!

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5 March 2014

I cannot be more impressed with Catalyst Photography and Jesse and Jen. They are professional, attentive, fun, fantastic artists, and made some incredibly un-photogenic people look absolutely amazing. I've only seen 6 of our professional pictures so far, but I know that every single one of them is going to be incredible. I am SO happy we booked them for our wedding, and I VERY HIGHLY recommend them to everyone! Great people and great photographers! More...

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5 November 2013

Our photos are AMAZING! What a great day, captured by Catalyst! Thanks J&J!

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12 October 2012

When we got married, we chose our photographer based on price alone. Looking back, I wish we would have chosen a photographer that we loved. This summer, we had the chance to recreate our wedding photographs with Jesse and Jen on our family farm. What a memorable experience! Jen and Jesse were fantastic to work with and the pictures turned out amazing. I have the "re-takes" all over our house, even though we've been married for 4 years now and most of our original pictures have been taken off of the walls. I would recommend Catalyst Design and Photography to anyone! They are easy and fun to work with, creative, and artistic. I'm just waiting for another opportunity to have them photograph for us! More...

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