Photography has been a part of my life in one way or another since I was very young. Whether it was my dad trying to capture every moment of my childhood, my mom allowing me to use her point and shoot or my first compact camera for my eleventh birthday. But my favorite “photography” memory is of my Grandmother. She had accumulated mounds of photos throughout her life. Instead of reading bed time stories we would go through her stash of family photos.  My favorite photos of all were her wedding photos of course!  I cherished those moments I had with her as she reminisced about one of the most beautiful days in her life.  After the cake was eaten, the guests said their goodbyes and the honeymoon was over, what was left were my grandparent’s love and these priceless photographs.  They were a time machine that allowed she and I to share an experience and I think my passion for photography stems back to this moment.

My goal as a wedding photographer is to use my creativity to represent you as couple and tell your wedding story, so that you too can share the memories with each other, as well as family for years to come.

I graduated from Indiana University in 2009 with a degree in Fine Arts before moving to Chicago to photograph weddings professionally.  My photography is expressed in a natural way as the day unfolds and it is really important to me that my clients are able to soak up every moment and not be concerned with a strict photography timeline.

I have so much love for what I do and am very grateful that I get to work with so many amazing couples on such a big day in their lives.  I would love to learn about you and your wedding day plans.  If you feel that I am the photographer to capture your wedding day then let’s grab a coffee or maybe my favorite, a cupcake, and discuss your wedding needs!

Best regards,

Krista Scarlavai