How Exciting. I am so happy you stopped here during your planning adventure.
I stumbled into this crazy world of wedding photography a few years ago and I have found that I just really love when stories are told with real moments, real emotion, real tears, and less of the posing like your attending prom in 1997 (unless that is the theme you're going for.... if it is let me grab my scrunchie and I am on the way)
What you see here isn't for everyone. Definitely not what your grandmother has in mind for your photo album (don't worry - we get a few she will adore and show all her book club friends). I look for details, moments in between the first kiss and first dance, those moments where your sister is up a wedding gown fixing something, the moment where the ring bearer sits at the bar when no one is looking and orders a drink, or the moment you hug your grandmother in the middle of dinner.
Why? because those are real memories that are only for you - no one else has them. Everyone has their first kiss and most look the same. Not everyone has a grandfather who joins the dance floor when Snoop Dog is playing and dances like he knows what he is listening to.
Chances are you already knew that though if you are stopping by this little page. Take a look around.. then ask me all the questions you have. I have a few for you too.
How are you doin'? I'm doing great. I just had a great cup of coffee and I am rockin' out to Foo Fighters (probably), I just need a fall breeze and a good burger to call it heaven.
You want to know who I am. I am a photographer, a Llama-mama to 6.5 year old Olivia and Otto (our orange cat), Wife to my Chad, a Creative, a Libra, a 7 on the enneagram, a wanna-be traveler, I like bands that play heavy and scare away door-to-door people, I like the beach but love the mountains, and when time allows - a love a good Chuck Palaniuk book.
I have been a Photographer (both unofficially + officially) since my time at Columbia College (soooo roughly 13 years). I did not go to Columbia for Photography but I found myself drawn to it. I spent most of free time with my camera roaming the streets of Chicago - it was my happy place when I felt like my job was sucking my soul.
2016 I finally got the guts to make it thing and I have not looked back. Photography is not just a job, it fulfills me. Documenting life's every moment allows me to bring a smile to someone else and make sure history remembers it all.
‘I can’t believe I was lucky enough to find Victoria! She is so sweet, so understanding and so talented. She knew how to make us laugh and get me out of my shell. She knew immediately what kind of style I preferred. Candid, cute, authentic! If you’re around Chicagoland book her!!!
Kristen M, Bride Aug 2018
Victoria is an amazing photographer!! She did an incredible job for my wedding! She understood everything I wanted and it was super easy and comfortable to talk to her!!!
Tiffany L, Bride Oct 2018
The Making of an Experience
From 500 Guest Weddings to Micro Weddings, this is YOUR STORY. Using a mix of documentary, lifestyle, and editorial viewpoints I am going to capture it in the best way. Nothing makes me happier than preserving your memories with the hopes that your great-great grandkids will sit with your album and relive one of the biggest moments along your life's journey. Check out the experience we can make together to take it all to the next level.
From engagement sessions to albums I like to cater packages to your needs and wants. The average couple invests $4100 between engagement sessions, wedding day coverage, and memories preserved in print. Contact me and we will talk through all the things that make it happen.