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We found Cristina after a long search. We loved her work so much that we wanted to book her to photograph our engagement pictures and our wedding on the spot! Her incredible ability to make us feel connected to these brides & grooms that we didn't even know had us hooked. The way she captures the feelings and emotions of a couple's big day is beautiful, it really shines through. We knew she would be the perfect person to document our most important day.
We did a 1-hour engagement session with Cristina (which happened to also be the first time we met) in the early fall. I was a little hesitant that we wouldn't get enough pictures in an hour, but we were blown away by the results! She was so sweet & so incredibly easy to work with that we instantly loosened up and were at ease in front of the camera. We were able to be ourselves, which we knew would be great on the day of our wedding. Not only did she take beautiful pictures, but we also had fun!
After seeing how wonderful our engagement pictures turned out, we couldn't wait to see the actual wedding photos. And when we saw them, Cristina had once again blown...us....away. She's incredibly talented, a joy to work with, and she'll capture your big day with a depth and beauty that you can't imagine....and you'll have a blast!
Cristina G is truly a wonderful photographer, and I cannot recommend her services highly enough! As is the case for so many couples, choosing a wedding photographer was one of our most important decisions in the wedding planning process. We knew that we wanted to work with someone who understood our needs and whose style reflected our own; we also knew that we needed someone who was patient, warm, and capable of calming our wedding-day nerves! Cristina and her team were the perfect choice. They captured our wedding beautifully and were such a pleasure to work with. We cannot thank them enough for commemorating our first day as husband and wife in such a timeless and elegant way!
Simply put, Cristina is the best of the best. Her photographs are phenomenal – they are original, artistic and unique. She’ll help you to feel comfortable in front of the camera and will make you look your best. She genuinely cares about the bride, the groom and their vision for the wedding. She does anything and everything in her power to make your day perfect.
I can't say enough good things about Cristina and her team. We used her for our engagement photos and our wedding. I was blown away by both our engagement photos and our wedding photos. I could not be happier with all the moments she captured so perfectly. Photography was the one thing that I wanted the best of for our wedding and we certainly got that.
Cristina is so easy to work with, she is great with direction and settles for nothing but the best. She went above and beyond for us on our wedding day, even doing my bustle after we got caught in a down pour outside. She will not let you down! For not being a very photogenic person, our photos look beautiful and I cannot stop looking at them!
If you are looking for a photographer, Cristina and her team are the best in Chicago.
My husband and I used Cristina G to photograph our engagement photos and wedding. We had the best experience and we would absolutely recommend Cristina G. She was extremely easy to work with, attentive, and created amazing photos.
An amazing photographer was a high priority for us because photos are one of the few things that can capture the day. Also, I was advised my my married friends to find a great photographer because they were disappointed that they had no good photos from their wedding. If they could do it again, they would have chosen a different photographer.
We read Cristina G's amazing reviews, and were blown away with her when we initially met her. You can tell that she loves what she does. It was a no-brainer for us that we found our photographer.
Throughout the year leading up to the wedding, I would send Cristina emails and she would respond right away. Not all of my vendors were this attentive. Cristina even attended our walk through at our venue with our caterer. We walked the entire grounds of the venue with Cristina and talked about where we would do photos and when. Also, Cristina provided ideas that we had not even thought about. It was beyond helpful!
The day of the wedding, Cristina kept us on schedule, chose amazing photo locations before we left for the wedding venue (while making sure I didn't run into my now husband as we did not do a first-see), and made sure that we got all the photos that we wanted. I don't want to leave out Konstantin, who was also our photographer. Konstantin was equally as amazing!
I am so happy that Cristina G was our photographer! One of our best decisions for our wedding!
Having a good wedding photographer is so critical to a good wedding, and Cristina is nothing but the best. My husband and I loved her, and several guests even commented on how great she was! She has an incredible eye, and is so easy to work with and giving really good direction about how to put your hands and tilt your chin. We were told our engagement photos looked like they were out of a magazine, and our sneak peek at our wedding photos are incredible too! She is less expensive than other photographers of the same quality. My one recommendation may be to go with the second photographer, so you can make sure to get everything you need and get some cool evening pics. We didn't do that, but I think it would have been worth the splurge.
We found Cristina through our wedding planner and could not be more happy with our choice. We are planning our wedding from afar, so we weren't really expecting to be able to do an engagement session with her, but Cristina made it work for us on a morning that we were in town, and the photos turned out wonderfully!! All of our family members have commented on how the photos are so artistic and beautifully done. We were a little nervous going into the session, but she put us right at ease, and we had fun with it. On top of that, she had the photos back to us within two days of the shoot! All in all, we are so excited to work with her again on our wedding day this spring. If you have the chance to work with Cristina, DO!!
Cristina and Constantine were so amazing to work with. Our bridal party had a variety of different personalities and Cristina was able to deal with all of them and still capture great shots from the day! We received our pictures under a month after the wedding. We had Cristina at the brides house while we were getting ready and Constantine with the groom. Both took the most breathtaking getting ready photos ever. Cristina was super responsive to all of our emails and put all of my worries to rest. We are very happy with our pictures and cannot wait to see our wedding album!
I found Cristina G Photography online when my fiancé
and I were looking for someone who can take our Engagement photo shoot in Chicago. Cristina is very accommodating and managed to go to 4 different locations within the 2 hour frame! Our appointment was scheduled for a Sunday however I expressed my concern that it will be raining all day. Thankfully, she was able to move our photo shoot the day after!! (We don't live in Chicago anymore it would've been very expensive to come back to reschedule) We are so thrilled we finally have a shot of Chicago skyline!!
If you have never taken your engagement photos, rest assured that she will guide you and direct you. We got our photos within 9 days!
Thank you so much Cristina!
Cristina G is an amazing talented photographer. I could not be happier with the pictures she took on our wedding day! I met with at least 10 photographers before meeting with Cristina. I could not find one that would produce amazing photos while listening to my vision for the day. Cristina did this and more! She uses light in her photography in a way that cannot be duplicated. I would highly recommend her to other couples looking for a photographer. I am SO grateful and blessed to have found her and cannot wait to see our album!!!!!! 100% recommend this vendor
In the world of wedding photography, choosing the right company can be a difficult task. However, if you are having your affair in Chicago or the Chicago suburbs, there is only one choice. Cristina G. Simply put, I have never seen such great pictures in my life. Not because they were from my own wedding or because I am easy on the eyes, but because they told the story of my wedding from start to finish in a most beautiful way.
Cristina, along with her co-photographer Konstantin are amazing. They listened to our needs during the entire process and made them all happen. From colors, to backgrounds and backdrops, to the best times of day to shoot certain shots, they were on point. And they were flexible enough to make any changes we requested, of which there were quite a few.
Most of all, and so important to have from any vendor, they were trustworthy and honest.
I would recommend Cristina and Konstantin to anyone who wants to work with great people who produce have no-nonsense great wedding photographs.
Check out Cristina's wedding blog to see a sample of photographs from my wedding and I guarantee you will like what you see.
Best of luck!
When I started my search for wedding vendors, I knew right away that I had to have Cristina G Photography. Cristina photographed a friend's wedding several years earlier and I absolutely adored her wedding photos. She is able to capture each moment so perfectly, it's like you relive it all over again. Not only is her work extraordinary, but she and her assistants are so sweet, and fun, and easy to work with! Even though Cristina is busy being amazing, she always finds time to call or email back and forth about ideas and potential services, and always follows up to make sure everything is exactly how you want it to be. My husband and I are IN LOVE with all of our wedding photos and can't wait for an excuse to use her services again!!
If you are looking for the perfect photographer, please do yourself a favor and call Cristina! She is THE BEST, hands down.
I LOVE Cristina G!!! After hours upon hours of research for the photographer (was extremely important to my husband and I), we chose Cristina G and immediately fell in love with her work. We absolutely adored our engagement photos and used them throughout the stationary leading up to the wedding. We just received the edited photos from our big day a few weeks ago and they far SURPASSED my expectations -- I love them all and don't know HOW I'll choose the album highlights. They are artistic, meaningful, and truly capture the essence of the day - start to finish. I love her style and her dedication to getting it right.
Cristina and her amazing assistant (we hired 2 photographers) Konstantin were professional, timely, and got straight to business. They did not get in the way at all yet captured everything. Cristina is creative, determined, and incredibly helpful. She had great ideas for unique and artsy shots, and never sat down! She even fixes my gown, etc., to make the pictures extra special. They are also known for candids which I was very pleased to know when booking. She is not the cheapest photog you will find, and for GOOD reason. Would definitely use her again if I could do it all over!! LOVE!!
Cristina is extremely professional, talented and passionate. Loved working with her and trusted her completely to make our day special.
Amazing pictures and very professional!! Thank you!
My husband and I booked Cristina for our wedding. A few weeks before we added a second photographer to help capture those special moments. My husband and I like to be in control of things and taking direction can be a bit challenging for us :) but Cristina and her crew just rolled with it. She saw some great spontaneous shots and went with it. She was also great about doing poses I had seen on Pinterest. They were also really good with time, always checking with each other to make sure we would have enough time to get back to the reception. We haven't gotten our pictures yet since it's only been two weeks, but I can't wait! I will post again once we have gotten them :)
We are beyond happy with Cristina G. A one hour engagement session was included with our package. My husband wanted to split that up into 4 seasons of 15 minutes each...and she went for it! Every session was edited and ready to go earlier than she would tell us. She was totally flexible, quick to respond to emails, and best of all, took amazing pictures! We got to know her over the past year and half, seeing her every season for more pictures. We will miss her! She and Konstantine photographed our wedding in June. The pictures are up and we are so happy with all of them! Can't wait to print and hang them all over our home. :) Cristina G. Photography is the best!!!
I'm obsessed with photography; this was my toughest choice. I scoured websites, reviews, and had 4 interviews with my "finalists" before immediately selecting Cristina G. Cristina G is...phenomenal. She did way more than just capture our important day; she captured our happiness & our love! I am blown away looking at these pictures because I can't believe it is US in some of them! As soon as we sat down with her, my husband and I knew there was something special about her (not kidding-we were giggly after she left because we knew we found "the one!") She's sweet and kind and really listened to what our vision was. She wanted to know everything about us that she could--our story, how we met, what we do for fun; it was after that meeting that we knew she was going to do more than just take pictures. She was going to CREATE something. It's in her blood; it's her passion. What an amazing feeling to know that you are working with someone who is MOVED by her job!
We trusted her completely; I don't know that many brides can say that about their vendors. When I contacted her, she replied right away. Her specialty is Chicago, but we had our wedding in Michigan; they were early and took extra time to scout out the vineyard where the ceremony would be held so she could start creating her vision!
If you want stunning and breathtaking photos-just hire her and BE. There are no other words to describe it. My husband and I were able to trust, to feel, to let go and just enjoy that moment in time, and Cristina and her (also amazing) assistant created magic. Her pictures are works of art. They are breathtaking, artistic, and they absolutely capture our personalities at the same time! We can't get enough of them. When my friends and family see them, all we hear is "WOW. Amazing. Stunning. Phenomenal. Breathtaking. Where did you find her? She is fantastic. Good luck picking the ones for your book!" That's how inspiring her work is!
What else can I share so you understand how much I loved her? Go to her website and read her blogs. She gives herself to each of her brides...we're all special and unique to her in different ways, and I LOVE that. We're not just a job. She will do whatever she needs to to create those memories for you. Here's a perfect example: I was supposed to have this vintage Rolls Royce drive me to the aisle at our vineyard. It broke last minute, so I didn't think I'd get those pictures (sad face). But, Cristina knew I was excited about those pictures, and she was not one to give up easily. As soon as she got to my reception, she started exploring, and she found where the car was parked. The hood was popped and an entire toolbox full of stuff was inside by the engine. It didn’t look promising, but she found the owner, asked if we could get inside and close the hood as well to take a couple pictures in there. He told her she could do whatever she wanted. There are no words to describe how awesome those end-of-the-night car shots are. They're fun, sexy, vintage, romantic. Who else are you going to find online that is going to bust her butt to make your night as complete as that?!
I am blown away by her (if you can't tell from this review!) I could go on and on. I have unbelievable memories from my amazing wedding day because of this outstanding woman, and I highly recommend you let her take you on a journey that day as well. Trust her-sit back and give her free rein and creative freedom. You won't be disappointed. We love her!
I don’t even know where to start, I have so many wonderful things to say about Cristina G. First she as an amazing photographer and a lovely person…. her work is breathtaking. My experience from the beginning of the wedding process to the end has been great with her. Any concern I had or questions I would shoot her an email and she responded right away!
We also had her make our guest book and… WOW its so beautiful. I would recommend her to everyone.
She worked wonderful with the wedding party, she was great a giving directions. I have been in other weddings before and no direction is given... and let me tell you it works a lot smoother when people are given some direction!
Pictures are one of the only things that last forever and I am so pleased with her work. If you are looking for photo she is a must in my book.
I highly recommend her!!!
Thank you Cristina!
Mike & Christine
We chose Cristina G because we knew she is a superb wedding photographer because we saw her work through my best friend's wedding and followed her blog as well. For our own wedding, Cristina and Konstantin managed to exceed all of our expectations - this is how good they are!
Cristina G made our wedding a true event to celebrate. After the wedding's over, the only thing left is the memories and the pictures and Cristina G will truly allow you to capture them. The company has very professional people who are there to make you feel comfortable and at ease during your photoshoots, ceremony, reception and all the little times in between.
My husband and I felt completely comfortable and at ease and were so thankful to the photographer for making us feel like that throughout the entire wedding. The quality of the pictures is unbelievable and the way Cristina G approaches you and makes you feel is something you will truly need during your day!
Amazing pictures and happy memories - that is why you should choose this amazing photographer!!!
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Photojournalism as Art
When you hire us for your big day, you can be sure that you will have the best candids of your incredible celebration, pure art wow shots and stunning nighttime portraits. Rain or shine, we will make sure your wedding lives on for generations to come through the amazing moments we captured.
- Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999
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- Specialty: Photojournalism
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013