Thank you for your interest in my wedding photography!
My name is Carmen and I am a NW Indiana and Chicago Wedding Photographer. First of all congratulations on your engagement! How exciting! I believe in LOVE, that's why I absolutely love photographing engagements and weddings. I specialize in doing small and intimate weddings. I blend photo journalistic storytelling by capturing a mix of spontaneous moments, fine detail imagery, and artistic portraiture. If you are looking for a purely documentary style photographer who does not pose bride and groom at all, then I am not your girl. Although I capture the day as it unfolds, my brides often look to me for guidance. I am laid back, easy going and have a great sense of humor. On the other hand, I also know how to get things done and take charge.
Having photographed over well 100 weddings, I have a lot of experience and can help you make awkward moments feel less awkward. My future brides come to me for my natural approach to capture true emotion and tell your love story. I love capturing the love and excitement, real moments that don't look too posed. It's all about how you feel about each other and how I can show that through my lens.
My goal is to make my couples feel at ease, creating an atmosphere where I am able to capture the spontaneity of the moment. At the end of the day, I want you to have amazing images you can display in your home and be proud of. I hope that as you look through my wedding galleries, you can see my aesthetic. I want to make it all about YOUR own LOVE STORY.
I only book 10 wedding per year (including weddings with Jamie/Tales of a Dream). Since I am booked out very quickly, contact me as soon as you know your wedding date to see if I am available. I am very interested to shoot barn weddings or non traditional weddings.
Every wedding is custom and so is my pricing. Just to give you an idea, prices usually start at $1,700 for up to 5 hours of coverage for small weddings.
Please go to my other website www.talesofadream.com if you are planning a large wedding which requires 2 photographers.
Coverage starts at $2,600.