Having a Wedding or Event? Need a DJ? or a Photographer?
DWF Formal Dj & Foto is Full Service DJ & Photography Service for Business Professionals. DWF Specializes in making your experience a personal one. I will meet with you for the initial consultation and go over all the details of your event & answer any questions you may have. I strongly believe that a "picture is worth a thousand words" So go onto the website and witness it for yourself. All of the packages are listed right there and purchasable through the site. A 20% Deposit is required to secure your date for all wedding related events.
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David was our DJ and photographer for our wedding 10/07/2016. Words cannot describe how happy we are with him and his team! From the moment we spoke with him, he made us feel comfortable. Being a first wedding for us (like most people) we had no idea what we were doing. David helped in every way he could before, during and after the wedding. He was organized, on time and extremely dedicated to making everyone happy and have a BLAST! He calmed me when things got intense and even hung with the guys with no problem while us girls were running late. It truly felt like we had a friend with us all day. David requested some song choices for the reception from us and my parents and he hit every single song we wanted to hear with a perfect flow. The dance floor was packed all night! We got so many compliments from our wedding guests about him...it was awesome! His teammate Alan was also a gem! He helped with photography throughout the night. He captured moments I had forgotten about or wasn't a part of. He acted like a personal assistant, always asking if we needed anything. He had fun with us and made it not so awkward being as though we all aren't used to have paparazzi with us all night. Again, it felt like a buddy just hanging out with us. Overall, the entire day and night was a HUGE success! I look forward to working with David in the future for other events and photo shoots! Thanks, David!!!
David was our DJ, videographer, and photographer! He hustled all day long for our wedding! Our pictures turned out awesome, our video was perfect and the music played all night! We couldn't have asked for better customer service either! David was kind and helpful throughout the entire process. We felt very lucky to find David! He made planning our wedding and our wedding day awesome!
David did a wonderful job DJing our wedding. Professional, affordable, helpful and completely killed it with the music!
David Djed at my wedding about 2 weeks ago, he's amazing. He is very upbeat and friendly and always very positive! I have used him for pet photography and now DJ for my wedding, he was on time and very professional. Me and my husband didn't give him much direction in what type of music to play, he hit it out of the park and had EVERYONE on the dance floor! Our photographers left before we did the garter toss and bouquet toss and I had asked David if he could take a few pics of the tosses and he said of course, the pictures were phenomenal! He's very affordable and when ever I had questions he was always fast at replying. I love David and would forsure hire him again for his Dj services and for photography!
David is wonderful and goes above and beyond to help make your event a success. He is a great guy and a great photographer. David is a joy to work with and has very reasonable rates.
As department party host I have had many occasions where I have needed to book a DJ, and they've never been quite right. I have to tell you that that dilemma has changed for me forever going forward. David kept the night going strong with the best lighting and music choices for everyone at the celebration. Not only did we have a great party, but in the midst of a heat dilemma in the hall David was not bothered at all by dismantling and rebuilding his equipment to a different area so the party could go on, and boy did it ever go on! We have found our DJ forever more!
We are very happy with DAvid's work, he did an amazing job with all the songs!!!all the wedding was very fun thanks to him, for helping us to make it like that. Definitely if we have another event he will be our first option!! 1000000000%% recommend him. Estubo padrisimo y un precio.excelente!!! Estamos muy contentos!! Tom and Ale
David was recently the DJ at my wedding, which took place on November 01, 2014 in Chicago, IL. I live in Florida. Prior to the wedding reception, we had only communicated via phone and e-mail. When my Husband and I walked into our reception area, we were surprised to see how great David's set up looked! The amber uplighting went great with our fall theme! Best of all, David played all of the songs we requested and more! Our guests can't stop raving about the music we had at the reception, the great vibe, and how memorable the party was! David really 'set the mood' at our reception through his energetic personality. He was easy to work with and very professional. I would recommend him to anyone. And, if I ever need a DJ in Chicago or Florida, I know who to call! Thank you, David!
We were so impressed with David. I would recommend him to anyone for any occasion. He is professional and understands weddings so you don't need to explain a thing to him. The set up and music was perfect. If you want quality and absolutely no headaches book DWF.
David was great! He was very professional and really fit into the crowd. He began by taking photos at a "step & repeat" - red carpet entrance, continued by photographing our award banquet and then our gala portion of the night, which included prototype amusement games. He furnished the full disk of wonderful photos that night (We did not require photo editing). He even went above and beyond in helping us tear down by disassembling the step and repeat area. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we will definitely use his services again in the future. He receives a glowing recommendation from me and my team.
Dave provided appropriately low key music. He promoted our silent auction and kept the crowd moving and informed.
Received compliments for all of my customers on how they
Enjoyed the DJ and how he played a great variety. Will definitely use him for future events at my restaurant.
Working with David was a positive and professional experience. He was able to help us on an extremely short timeframe (within 12 hours of a corporate event). His eye for the detail in each of the shots and his professionalism really impressed our team. We will definitely hire him again for any events we do in Chicago!
What an awesome experience and amazing work by DWF! I am a singer and was in need of updated pictures for some upcoming promo material, and I called DWF for a shoot.
Now, I am NOT a model (by any means) and a lot of photographers in the past would assume I knew what to do- well... I don't! DWF was soooo great at directing me and just making me feel comfortable. I can't tell you how many photographers are out there that don't have the knowledge or the DIRECTION with their clients- and I've had many photo-shoots with different companies and DWF was BY FAR the best.
The pictures turned out GREAT and I didn't have to wait 2.. to 4.. to sometimes 5 weeks for them! I got them right away and was able to pick the ones I wanted edited right there.
I couldn't believe how good they looked- especially because I am usually so awkward in previous photo shoot pictures because I don't ever know what to do with myself in front of the camera! No worries if you're not a model- they will make you look like one!!!
DWF is trustworthy, professional, and efficient- and I absolutely will be booking shoots with DWF from now on!
I am a wedding and event planner and with over 6 years experience, I can't say enough good things about Dave and his team. They are great photographers and djs! They can always get the dance floor moving and are very personable. I use them for my own photographer needs for my family and was VERY impressed with their service and quality. I would highly recommend them!
David DJ'ed my wedding reception on 9/28/13 and was wonderful! We mainly worked via email, but we did meet in person once a couple of months before the reception. David is warm and incredibly nice, and asked me a bunch of questions and listened to everything I said. He also gave me some recommendations for a few issues I had not thought of.
I sent him a "must play" and "suggested" play list and he followed all of them! He is a great DJ and I would recommend him to anyone! I want to host more events so I can have him DJ again. I got so many complements on the music, he mixed all the songs well so there weren't any of those awkward breaks where people felt the need to sit down. I also asked for NO slow songs which I feel helped with the party atmosphere, which he listened to.
The value is also great, I shopped around a lot and he offered the best price. He also took some photos of the event which I didn't expect (and I'm eager to see!).
In all, please consider David as your DJ, you won't be disappointed.
Price Range: $100-2000
Gig Length: 120 - 500 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - special event coverage
Unions: SAG, Other
What to Expect
I use the best speakers and sound systems in the industry. Having worked in the Chicago Music & Film Industry for over 8 years i have gained immense knowledge of what products ARE and AREN'T reliable through experience and trial and error. I speak Clearly on the microphone and i will go over all of the Bridal Party names with you before hand to make sure every name is pronounced correctly. I am big on vibe and atmosphere which means, I LOVE LIGHTING and you will get a great light show.
Tired of dealing with companies where you have to "re explain" yourself numerous times to numerous people?
Booking with a bigger DJ or PHOTO company? You may not be getting the same person who you first spoke with.
This will NOT happen with me!! You will deal with me and ONLY me. I have been DJing since the age of 16 and photographing people for 8 years. I am VERY experienced, Professional and comfortable on the microphone and GREAT under pressure. (*insert queen song here lol) my main goal is to make you feel more like a friend than just another client. I will help you in any way possible and keep up with ALL the current Top 40 Charts including Country which i also love.
Additional Booking Notes
Visit my website to find links to products that i personally love and endorse. *I provide additional insurance riders if the hall requires it as well
You have all been to a wedding or event or 2 and my theory is this...Every One is different and i can cater to any style or demeanor i need to, I am very intuitive and it just comes naturally to me. I will sit with you and give you a checklist to give you ideas of certain ways and schedules and we can choose them together. I do request that ALL song lists be submitted to me by EMAIL no later than 1 week prior to your event. Song choices can be found by clicking on my link to weddingwire through my web page.
|David||Owner, Sole Proprietor|
Influences & Inspiration
I started out at the age of 13 running the sound room for my church service and it all evolved from there. I also studied Music Business, Production and Recording @ M.I.W. in Chicago and was taught from the best in the business. I write, produce and record my own music as well as do design work for images...i guess you can say I am kind of a Music Artist. I also apprenticed under a pretty famous fashion photographer here in Chicago so I have experience working with big names and brands as well.
bridal party names list
order of events list
wireless hot dpot for wifi
cf and sd cards
handheld wireless microphone
headworn wireless microphone
clean edits of music choices
back up camera
back up speakers
Lake Zurich, IL
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