Gia Photos

Chicago, IL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I believe my work stands out for the simple fact that I take great pleasure in what I do. I also am the only photographer which means I do my own photography, my own editing, retouching and resizing. I am a perfectionist and love to deliver the best work possible. The turnaround time for the photos is within 2 weeks, and albums come in as little as 2 months.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like being part of the most important day in anyone's life. Two souls joining together as one is extremely personal and emotional for not just the bride and groom but also the family and guests. I like seeing the joy and love that happens on the wedding day and being able to offer them printed memories of what happened in the most professional way.

Location

Chicago, IL 60613

Reviews

9 Reviews
  • Anda T. Nov 20, 2014
    Gia is one of the best photographers in Chicago! She did an amazing job with our wedding pictures. Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you make for your wedding. I strongly recommend her because not only she captured every detail of our wedding, but the quality of the pictures is outstanding. She is very professional and also she is very easy to talk to. She really goes above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied. We are forever grateful for the pictures we will have for a lifetime to remember our special day!! We couldn't be happier with our choice.
  • Diana D. Feb 20, 2013
    Gia was the photographer for my son's baptism a few months ago....what a pleasant experience we had with her! She's not only good at what she does, but she went above and beiond to satisfy us by giving us all the ideas we needed to have the best baby pictures and album! She's so easy to work with and has a great talent and personality! We really hope to work with her again soon! Thanks again Gia!
  • Marlene A. Jan 13, 2012
    Most wedding photographers can arrange poses and capture them, but few photographers have the ability to capture the relationships, moods, and emotions that are the essence of any wedding day. Gia did all of that and offered us unique coverage. Gia’s work highlights the beauty and elegance of our wedding day in a way that cannot be described, but must be seen, both in the great albums and dvds she had ready for us in no time. Great job, Gia! Keep up the good work!
  • Becca J. Dec 13, 2011
    During our wedding, everything went out into its perfect place since Gia makde sure she stays out of the way. She had cool candid pictures of us throughout the whole thing. She worked exceedingly beyond my expectations by fulfilling and going beyond what we wanted. A plus factor that I commend with Gia is her warm and accommodating attitude to be in keeping with my family members. I appreciate the fact that she was so nice to capture candid shots of my family members during the wedding. I was really surprised because she was really good on it that every bit and piece of my wedding is intact and stored on the photos she had taken with us.
  • George S. Dec 13, 2011
    Our wedding day was so memorable with the excellent shots provided by Gia! She did an awesome job, taking shots and willing to go extra mile when we change venues during the event. She is professional with it, very accommodating and has the right lens and camera. One thing that I really like about how Gia rendered the job was that she was really discreet during the wedding. You won’t really notice her taking shots and it’s something that a groom like me would really appreciate. Every photo shots that we were expecting to be taken on our special day were there and it’s something we are grateful to Gia about. I already recommended her to my friends because I don’t want them to miss out a brilliant photographer like Gia.
  • Dave W. Dec 5, 2011
    At the Bridal Expo this past winter Chicago Wedding Engagement Photographer's presentation stood out and we decided to contract Gia. Working with her was a real pleasure and we have the wedding album to prove her professionalism. She must have taken thousands and thousands of photos and might have spent countless hours browsing through them, but the end product is a work of art. My wife looks as beautiful as ever, while myself, I look better than I do in real life. That's quite an accomplishment since you want to look your best in your weeding album!
  • Amanda D. Oct 31, 2011
    Gia is really professional, yet laid back, friendly and gives you such a quick turn-around with the pictures! Our CD of edited digital pictures was ready in about a week and Gia had already sent us some unedited previews the same night (which is great for someone like me who loves immediate gratification)! Before the big day, we discussed specific shots we wanted, as well as locations around Chicago we might consider. Gia was really open to our suggestions and came up with her own ideas, too, which worked great - giving us unique, high-quality pictures that we'll treasure forever.
  • Robert S. Oct 29, 2011
    We knew we wanted a photographer for our wedding and not just a photo company which merely shopped their photos out When I saw the wedding pictures of an old classmate on Facebook, I realized I had to find her photographer. I was then happy that Chicago Wedding Engagement Photographer was just a phone call away! Working with Gia was fantastic. She was incredibly communicative before the wedding and made everyone feel at ease the day of the wedding by helping make the day fun. She kept sane (and helped keep us sane!) despite the horrendous traffic, church chaos, and weather. Gia had great ideas for pictures, and we are so thrilled at how they turned out. The pictures are gorgeous and the memories are priceless
  • Gabriela Z. Apr 24, 2011
    As anybody can see in these videos, the images captured are amazing and timeless. We were so grateful to have her as a photographer at our wedding. She did such a wonderful job and we will definitely recommend her to our friends. We never looked better in pictures in general, like we looked in those taken by Gia. She listened to what we wanted and needed and did exactly that. She captured priceless moments that we will cherish forever. Thank you, Gia, for being there!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always tried to make time stay still, and that's impossible, the only thing possible is to forever keep an still image of something that has sometime happened. I, personally, remember many of the things I've seen by looking at the photographs I've taken. As far as wedding photography is concerned, I don't think there's anything more beautiful than a happy bride on her wedding day, and I've always wanted to capture that happiness.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Mainly I photograph weddings and such, but I also photograph most events. The latest event wasn't a wedding but an Autism Walk that I also took part in. I was most proud of photographing that for more people need to be aware of this sickness and try to raise awareness.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would suggest knowing the exact budget they have and are willing to spend on photography. Once that's decided, figure out exactly how many hours they need the photographer, whether it's for 4-5 hours or full day. I also think reading reviews is one of the best way to pick someone, and most importantly schedule a meeting before deciding if you want to hire the photographer or not. For more info about this go to our website.