Hey!!! - I am Carmen and I am a NW Indiana and Chicago Wedding Photographer. Congratulations on your engagement! I know this time in your life is exciting and can be overwhelming at the same time!! 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. 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 if necessary.
Having photographed well over 200 weddings, I have a lot of experience and can help you make awkward moments feel less awkward. I love capturing real moments and want to photograph couples who are all about each other and make photography a priority for their wedding day! At the end of the day, I want you to have amazing images you can look back on for years to come and relive those happy moments. 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. 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 intimate weddings / non traditional weddings.
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User3541797 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I enjoyed working with Carmen for our engagement and wedding pictures. She was so flexible and patient with our dog during our engagement shots. We got some perfect family shots outdoors. She took breath taking photos on our wedding day. Our favorite pictures were taken off site with direction from Carmen. We were so happy with the final results. She captured the perfect lighting and changed some filters to make pictures better than we could have imagined. We would definitely book Carmen again for any future photo shoots!Sent on 09/17/2013
Lindsay · Married on 07/19/2013
Carmen & Jamie did the photography for my wedding in July, the hottest day of the year of course. They were so great with the weather we had to work with, they didn't care how hot & sweaty they were~ they just fought thru it. I couldn't have loved them more. Since the day is so crazy and overwhelming Carmen kept coming up to me reminding me of certain pictures that should be taken, I needed that and was very appreciative of it. Having both ladies there couldn't have been better either, I will always recommend having two photographers if possible at a wedding. I am so happy with all of the 5,000 pictures they took, they literally captured every single moment possible. I will forever brag about these two & recommend them to anyone & everyone for any occasion. Thank you again so much Carmen & Jamie for your wonderfully, amazing photography!!Sent on 09/21/2013
Angie · Married on 07/12/2013
Dear Carmen and Jamie,Sent on 08/28/2013
I just want to thank you both for photographing our special day and capturing the most special moments. Your work is outstanding and I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for beautiful photography. You went above and beyond our expectations and we are so very grateful for all of the time and work you have put into making our wedding pictures look flawless. Here's to Tales of a Dream, Cheers!
Angie & Daniel Wydro