Photo by: Emily Gualdoni Photography
After over 10 years of capturing portraits, weddings, and other special moments, I’ve found that it is truly an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with such a great responsibility.
I began my career in documentary film and broadcast journalism, and made a shift into wedding videography shortly after graduating from college. From there, I decided that my passion was truly still photography, even though I never had any formal training. I took a gamble, and put everything I had into learning and growing in photography since then, and opted to study privately with Shaun Alexander, John Michael Cooper, Brooke Shaden, Aaron Nace, and Paul Audia, to name a few. I have also attended several large scale photography workshops, including a especially notable one with Jerry Ghionis, as well as online classes taught by some of the top photographers in the world.
Starting in 2007, I worked simultaneously as the owner of my photography business, as well as a skycam videographer subcontracted for various Chicago news networks, including ABC, NBC, WGN and Fox News. My aerial video work has been broadcasted regionally, nationally and internationally. In June of 2014, I said goodbye to the sky to focus on what I am most passionate about: photographing people. In November of 2014, I was awarded with an Emmy for team coverage with WGN Chicago!
When it comes to still photography, though it may sound a bit vague, I specialize in photographing people. I have made it a professional goal to create the best possible images I can in any situation and with any sort of time frame for capturing. I have an extensive portfolio of weddings, engagements, newborns, children, families, musicians, live performances, models, actors, and fine art images. I strive for my clients and I to create images that capture who they are, in a style that makes the images look as though they belong in the pages of a magazine.
My work has been published in a variety of online and print publications, including Azure Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine, CS Brides Magazine, The Knot Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and many others.
In my limited leisure time, I study classical piano performance with my long-time teacher and acclaimed pianist, Alexander Djordjevic. I love staying active, wine tasting, and also love watching the Chicago Blackhawks, home improvement shows, and comedies. I absolutely love gymnastics, dance, and theater – all of which were large parts of my younger days. Most of all, I love meeting new people, and I LOVE to laugh.
I look forward to meeting and working with you!