Giorgio and Sarah are two experienced photographers that approach weddings with a balanced mix of editorial photojournalism, thoughtful candids, and creative portraits. Your photos will show a variety of perspectives with comprehensive coverage throughout your unique day. We customize services for each couple based on your specific needs and preferences, so we do not have pre-set packages. Minimum 4-hours coverage starts at $2000. Special rates are available for small weddings, elopements, abbreviated coverage, and destination weddings. Please CONTACT us to receive a personalized estimate.
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Creativo offers elopement wedding services as a photographer-officiant team, with options to include full-service coordination of flowers, small cake, transportation, hair and makeup, hotel, restaurant and any other services by request. We can host your elopement indoors at our studio venue Creativo Loft, at an outdoor location, or alternate venue in the Chicago area. Visit our special blog SmallWeddingsChicago.com for more details.
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ENGAGEMENT and GENERAL PORTRAITS
A great way for us to get to know each other better before your wedding day is with an engagement portrait session. Also, we can begin collaborating on creative ideas using your engagement images in a coordinated collection of reception display prints, save-the-date postcards, photo guestbook, custom guest welcome magazines, and other unique printed materials and displays. This experience also gives you a preview of the variety of creative ways to showcase and display your wedding images following the wedding. We are also available for non-wedding portraits such as families, children, maternity, gender reveal, anniversaries, lifestyle, and executive portraits.
Simple sessions start at $300 for 1 hour at a single location with online proofing; prints ordered separately.
Sessions including multiple locations and print credits start at $2000.
Executive or corporate commissions start at $3500 with copyright buyout and files. Rates are negotiable for non-profit organizations, independent creative professionals, and qualifying small businesses.
We can't think of a better way to enjoy looking back on your memories throughout the years, and across generations, than with a beautiful wedding album. We offer a wide selection of professional albums in different archival paper and binding options, including flush mount, matted, and custom storage boxes. We do accept requests from couples who already have their high-resolution files and a release, and are now looking for a professionally made album.
There are over 200 cover options to choose from, including distressed Italian leathers, unique textured leathers, printed metal, silks, linens, canvas, wood and metallic photo wrap. With so many colors, textures, and combinations of options, every album we make is truly a one-of-a-kind heirloom. See more information on the ALBUMS page.
Our Polaroid camera rentals are a hands-on alternative to the photo booth. In addition to fun props and personalized guest photo album, the portability of the cameras adds another fun activity for your guests to enjoy at your reception. This service is offered as an add-on for couples that are also booking us for standard wedding day photography coverage.
TRADITIONAL BLACK AND WHITE FILM
In addition to standard high-resolution digital photography, Creativo offers the option to add on traditional black and white film coverage. Original negatives are professionally scanned and converted to high-resolution digital files. The film images are archived together with the modern digital files so they are easy for you to access in your complete wedding collection.
PROFESSIONAL PRINTs, DISPLAYS AND DESIGN
Even in this day of amazing modern digital technology, there is still nothing quite like the unparalleled beauty and tangible enjoyment that a great photograph becomes when it is displayed in print. We offer a variety of artistic ways to showcase your images including framed prints, canvas wraps, metal prints, and wood prints. We can also produce custom items such as guestbooks, save-the-date cards, greeting cards, guest welcome magazines, guest favor custom stickers, printed wood keepsake boxes, and custom album storage boxes. Our diverse, creative and unique productions are great options to liberate your images from hiding on your computer. Since some photographers in the digital era do not offer full studio services, we also accept requests from couples who already have their high-resolution files and a release, and are now looking for professional production solutions. Advanced image processing, color correction, exposure correction, retouching, restoration and other image finishing techniques are among our extensive services. Please contact us to receive a comprehensive catalog of our framed prints and display collections.
CREATIVO LOFT VENUE
Our 3000 s.f. photography studio also operates as a private event venue, Creativo Loft. It is an authentic vintage city loft, dating back to 1887, with original rustic hardwood floors, 16-foot tall original tin ceiling, and 14-foot tall windows with fantastic views of the downtown Chicago skyline. As a "raw" open space it is a fantastic location for custom designed intimate events such as small weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, engagement parties, cocktail parties, and other private events.
We offer special photo and venue combo packages, as well as other incentives for couples booking us for multiple services. For more information please visit www.creativoloft.com.
Our space also functions as a professional creative photography and film studio for advertising, marketing, corporate and professional portrait shoots. For more information about commercial services please contact Giorgio Ventola at www.ventolafilm.com.
wedding planning consultation
Not sure where or how to get started with planning your wedding? With over 20 years experience with a wide variety of weddings....large and small, shoe-string to luxury budgets, Chicago, suburban, destination, all cultures, religions, and non-religious....we are happy to help guide you on your path to the wedding altar. "Getting started" consultations start at $200.
CONTACT us today to learn more about any of our services at Creativo.