Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Chicago Documentary Wedding Photographer Okrfoto Member of the ISPWP & WPJA

I am humbled and incredibly honored to be a member of two of the most prestigious associations a wedding photographer can be a part of. After passing very strict portfolio reviews and being recommended by a few of my kind colleagues and amazing clients, I have been accepted into the Wedding Photojournalist Association as well as the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers!!!

 Check out my ISPWP profile here, Okrfoto - ISPWP
Check out my WPJA profile here, Okrfoto - WPJA

Being a part of these prestigious associations is an incredible feeling. Not only am I lucky to be amongst a group of photographers whose work inspires me greatly and whom I admire greatly, I am also able to say to you, my clients, that you are hiring one of the best photographers in the world when you choose to entrust me with documenting your wedding; that, by far, is the most exciting thing in the world!

Please check out both my WPJA and ISPWP profiles for more information on my professional background!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chicago Documentary Wedding Photography Swooned: Published Work

This year has presented me with some pretty incredible opportunities to work on creative editorial shoots, giving me a chance to not only work with some amazingly talented women but also giving me a chance to make fun work that stretches me as a photographer.

This shoot at Antique Taco (one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago where I often take clients out for lunch or dinner catch up and wedding consults) could not have been possible without an incredible team of vendors: Mignonette Bridal designed the gorgeous custom made dress (that hint of pink underneath, oh my god!), Anticipation Events helped with styling, Asrai Garden designed the table centerpiece and jaw dropping bouquet while the Nika Vaughn, Bridal Artists styled our models hair and created the floral crown, Megan of Chicago Avenue Salon handled makeup, Virtu Chicago provided the amazing bling and shawl, and Fox and Hound Paperie made the adorable popcorn menu bags along with the gorgeous place cards and invitation suite.

Big love to Swooned for featuring this vibrant, culturally inspired shoot we all worked so hard on and had so much fun bringing to life!

Check out the entire shoot right here at Swooned and leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chicago Documentary Wedding Photography Okrfoto Wedding at Hilton South Loop

I've been busy making new work and rebranding that I almost forgot to share some of my favorite images from LeiAnn + Nathan's wedding this past January at the Hilton Chicago, in the South Loop. LeiAnn and Nathan's wedding was particularly fun as we are all originallys from South Florida and thus found ourselves, in freezing temps with snow, marveling at the surprising and renewing turns our lives take with each moment.

I was particularly drawn to watching how LeiAnn interacted with her bridesmaids -- it was so lovely to see such rich friendships and such deep affection being shared by a group of women.

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