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Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, and we will be there to help make it, from a Photography stand, as great as possible, stress free and capture the most important moments of your special day. Styles range from traditional portraits and artistic to Chicago photojournalistic style, and you can choose which one you'd like or we can do a mix of all of them.

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Cody James

1 September 2019

Gia shot my suprise purposal and did an amazing job. Helped me plan it all the way through. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience highly recommend!

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Christina Guanzon

8 May 2019

Gia did our surprise proposal and my bridal shower. She’s reliable, personable, and great to work with! My fiancé and I absolutely love her work and will be using her in the future!

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Pragati Tanwar

26 March 2019

Full of energy, she is one of the best photographer!! She knows excatly how to make things perfect. Pictures turned out beautiful. Best decision ever ☺️ Thanks Gia!!! More...

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Tina B

4 March 2019

Gia is nothing short of amazing. We first used her for our engagement photos and we really loved her work so she soon became our go to photographer whenever we needed someone to capture special moments in our lives. This includes our wedding, pregnancy photos and baby pictures for both of our kids. In addition to her great talent, she also has a beautiful personality, is very easy to work with and she’s super efficient. We simply love what she does and could not recommend her enough. More...

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Kelly Gleason

25 January 2019

Gia is amazing - when she is directing a photo shoot, she provides perfect instructions and sets up nice shots. Most importantly to me, she is amazing at being a fly on the wall - she captured hundreds of excellent candid shots (one below included) without anyone really noticing she was there. She was always there when I needed her for a specific picture, without me even realizing how close she stayed to the groom and myself throughout the evening. She captured excellent shots of my guests, as well. More...

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Kelly Gleason

6 January 2019

Gia is incredible - high-energy and professional, very enjoyable to work with!

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Elizabeth K

26 December 2018

Gia photographed my wedding downtown Chicago and it went wonderfully. She took into account every consideration and had so many great ideas of her own for photos to take. After the ceremony she was efficient and organized in getting the groups through the different photos. During the reception we had an unplanned change in the schedule and she was very responsive, flexible and easy to work with. We received the photos within the time frame she committed to. I would definitely recommend her as a wedding photographer. More...

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Jenna Kragness

26 November 2018

Loved Gia. She took our engagement photos and we are both fairly awkward when it comes to photos but she managed to help us relax and really capture how happy we were together. She's nice and very accommodating. I highly recommend. More...

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catherine lamonica

27 October 2018

Gia did a wonderful job with our engagement photos!! She was flexible with her schedule, fun and easy to work with, and was open to my ideas for pictures as well as having cool and creative ones of her own! Great price for an amazing two hour session! More...

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C.c. Lamonica

11 October 2018

Gia did an amazing job with our engagement photos! We had such a fun time shooting and the pictures turned out great!

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Ana-Maria Viris

23 July 2018

A great photographer,the best coordinating events and a wonderful woman :) Thanks for evreything!

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Mihaela Benesch

23 July 2018

She is the best!!! Memories will never been lost with her help!

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Lynette Demar

23 July 2018

Absolutely amazing! Best experience ever! My wedding photos are fabulous!

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Radu Suciu

23 July 2018

Been working together for a while , me as a dj, her as a photographer. Heard only great things about her photos.

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Tom Rohrbaugh

23 July 2018

Did a fantastic job on engagement photos for my fiance and I. Had a lot of creative ideas and had the pictures sent to us quickly.

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Himani

23 July 2018

Thank you Gia for an amazing photo shoot.
You did a fabulous job �

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Florentina Gaspar

23 July 2018

Just Perfect!

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Shar Nahid

23 July 2018

Gia has taken our pre wedding pictures and our baby's 1 month picture. She is extremely comfortable to work with and very personal. Our pictures came out beautiful. We recommend her and will be using her for years to come !!! More...

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Sherrice Chatman

23 July 2018

Where do I even start! Gia photographed our engagement photos, which I was a little nervous about because it would be our first, official photo shoot. She was very prompt with her communication, whenever I reached out to her, and her prices are very fair. She made us feel at total ease, and she helped us with our poses. We felt so comfortable in front of the camera with her help. And let me tell you, the pictures came out AMAZING! All 300 were beautiful! I will definitely be using her again, and I highly recommend her! More...

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April Gilmer

23 July 2018

Absolutely loved our engagement photos! We were able to go to several locations within two hours and captured some great shoots! She helped us a lot with our poses and my long hair blowing in the wind. Gia's prices were the best in town and the quality of the photos are great. Gia is very responsive and reliable. She was a pleasure to work with. My fiancé and I are not familiar with Chicago because we are from GA but she was informing us along the way of places to visit and the history of the city. I highly recommend her for any photography! More...

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Leenie Baker

23 July 2018

Thank you, Gia, for an awesome day!! You went above and beyond to make our wedding day special!
Steve & I can't thank you enough for the calming effect you had on us that day! We were stressed and you helped to keep us calm, cool and collected! You're the best!! :)
We would recommend you to anyone & everyone!
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Rodica Ciorba

23 July 2018

Hard working and you can count on Gia w all your needs. She is amazing fotografer. Love her����

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Nikki Shenk

23 July 2018

Gia met up with us while we were out in Chicago for a vacation She took professional pictures for us at the Planetarium, Marianna, City View, Soldier Field area and the surrounding park. She by far is the best. Her prices are fair, she has a great eye for photography, and everyone of our pictures came out beautiful and I hate any picture normally I am in. She lets you do what you want in the pictures, but then also points out what else would make a great shot. She is willing to make changes and update pictures for you.

I am beyond impressed with her and I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a photographer. Love her, friendly, professional and just amazing. Thank you so much. Now my hardest decision is which pictures to pick.
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Raymond Czarnecki

23 July 2018

Gia is an amazing and creative photographer that will make your special occasion sparkle.

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Arun Prakash

25 May 2018

Gia - the best in town. With no doubt acquire her services. The rate is better and the quality is the best. She gave us a lot of inputs on posing. Also, she brought lot of props which just enhanced the beauty of the picture. we took a pre-wedding photoshoot for 2 hours at Adler planetarium. She also helped us with selecting the location and find a make up artist for my wife.She is so sweet. She patiently walked with us to every beautiful location in and around the Adler Planetarium. In fact, she was the one who suggested those places.We can't thank her enough for capturing the beautiful moments at the city we met.Go for Gia :) More...

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Great Lakes

25 May 2018

Thank you for the great photos and for being part of our amazing wedding. You made the whole photography process seamless and we love the fact that you blended in so good with our wedding party and guests. We look forward to see you definitely at our next event. We love, love love the photos with Chicago background. I will post a few soon. Thank you Gia. Well deserved the 5 stars! More...

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Alfredo Aguirre

25 May 2018

Thank you Gia, it was a pleasure working with you!!! My fiance and me loved our surprise engagement photos!!! I wanted to propose and wanted to get pictures of the moment . Since day 1 of contacting Gia , the service was extraordinary. She gave me ideas of places for the surprise proposal, let me know her availability and gave me a lot of insight into the location. At the surprise proposal, she made sure to capture all the moments , making sure that my fiance did not see her . After the proposal we did a photoshoot, she helped us get the best poses.The event was Saturday afternoon and she sent us the photos Monday!!!Thank you again for your incredible customer service. We are rrakkr satisfied, totally recommended!!! More...

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Brittani Schisler

25 May 2018

Gia is AMAZING! My fiance and I had our engagement session on a Saturday and our edited proofs were sent back within a day! That's by no means Gia's standard timeline, but she knew how excited we were to receive our photos, so she went above and beyond to make sure we received our digital proofs quickly. Gia is spunky, with high energy, and a passion for what she does. I couldn't be more grateful to her for capturing such important shots for my future husband and me. I would highly recommend Gia! She's a true professional with a contagious spirit that inspires her subjects to let loose, have fun, and enjoy the moment! More...

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Morgan Q.

10 February 2018

Gia's personality, professionalism, and humor made our wedding day a BREEZE! She was able to capture so many pictures from the wedding day, we didn't even realize how much she had captured until we received them all a month later. Her attention to detail and patience with our large (and rambunctious) wedding party left us with over 3,000 pictures that we have STRUGGLED to choose the best pictures (which is a good problem to have)! She guided our large group into multiple different shots, she captured all of our family pictures with ease, and she also gave my husband and I ample opportunities to have intimate unique couple pictures! I have nothing but raves to say about Gia, and I have not stopped recommending her to my friends also getting married in Chicago! Thank you Gia!! More...

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Joyce P.

26 September 2017

Gia is amazing!!!! I hired her to shoot my son's surprise engagement this past weekend and we already received the photos. Gia is a fabulous photographer, easy to work with, and really knows what she is doing. I cannot imagine using a more perfect photographer, nor can I say enough good things about her. USE GIA!!! More...

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Raluca Pop

25 May 2017

Hello Gia, after I saw your work at several friends' weddings I've decided to congratulate you. Your amazing photos capture their true expression and meaning of the moment. All of them mentioned you as a friend and not as a photographer. I love your photos. Congratulations! Look forward to seeing you at my next event! More...

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Erin S.

22 November 2016

I hired Gia for an engagement photo session and she was fantastic. I had a family emergency and had to cancel our appointment two days before we were supposed to meet, and Gia was so nice and understanding. She was able to reschedule our appointment for the following week, and my fiancé and I had a blast during our session. Gia took over 200 photos and they turned out beautiful! (They're so great that we are having a really hard time deciding which ones we want to use for our Save the Dates!) She provided the edited images quickly, and her prices are the most reasonable of all the Chicago photographers I contacted. I highly recommend Gia! More...

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Rana T.

3 October 2016

Gia was an awesome pleasure to work with. Not only was she affordable but she cared about how she made my fiance and I look  Sometimes taking photos can be awkward, what with the posing and people walking by an all, but she made the experience fun and very relaxing. Gia was easy to talk to and she understands the vision you have in mind if you lay it out for her. And even if you don't have an exact idea of what you want she will make sure to make you and your loved one look spectacular. What I really loved about Gia was the fact that she takes many different angles of pictures and whatever pictures she takes she gives you ALL of them. Thats right, every single shot, of course after she edits them. She even redid a set of photos for us for no additional price because the time of day we chose wasn't ideal for the type of shots we wanted, due to so much traffic. Overall she was a really nice person and a skilled photographer. I'd definitely work with her again and encourage anyone who wants good quality photos but doesn't want to pay $500+ to send her a message. Kenneth and I thank you Gia! More...

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Nikki Shenk

25 May 2016

Gia met up with us while we were out in Chicago for a vacation She took professional pictures for us at the Planetarium, Marianna, City View, Soldier Field area and the surrounding park. She by far is the best. Her prices are fair, she has a great eye for photography, and everyone of our pictures came out beautiful and I hate any picture normally I am in. She lets you do what you want in the pictures, but then also points out what else would make a great shot. She is willing to make changes and update pictures for you. More...

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Angela D.

19 March 2016

Gia is absolutely amazing! She is so reliable, full of energy and is hilarious - this is definitely someone you want with you on your wedding day. She is very honest too and will give suggestions on what is best. Her prices are phenomenal- and the quality is amazing. We checked out only one other photographer before her and it was a larger company - they were so "salesy" and overwhelming with the amount of "freebies" they were giving away. Gia wasn't like this at all - we only met once at the beginning and then again during our engagement photos and then the rest to prepare for the wedding day was over the phone or via email. This is so helpful to have someone so easy to work with, especially during this time. She is amazing and is highly recommended! More...

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Stefanie O.

9 March 2016

Gia was our photographer for our January 9th wedding in Chicago. She was absolutely FANTASTIC! I carefully searched through photographers and met with a few, and I am so, so happy I went with Gia. It was in the 30s and snowing and Gia was such a trooper even though we were all freezing! We went to several locations and all the pictures turned out AMAZING! I could not be happier. She has packages you can choose from and they include so much! I got all my photos (almost 1,500!!), a DVD slideshow, and an album. Gia is so easy to work with and responds very quickly. I would recommend her to anyone. She is the best!! More...

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Rebecca A.

11 October 2015

Gia was absolutely amazing! She is full of energy and ideas! She took our engagement photos and my fiancé and I are so happy with how they turned out! She is very artistic and knows what looks good on camera. She had a shoot before us and several after and she was still full of energy and puts all her effort into every shoot. I would highly recommend her for any photography needs!! More...

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Anda

20 November 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. More...

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LZ G.

9 June 2014

Gia was amazing! She always delivered and also in a very timely manner. She was super sweet and totally appreciated our humor and let us do our thing while giving great direction. Everyone, including us, were totally blown away by our engagement and wedding photos. She captured exactly what we wanted and added great flair. I was so pleased with everything and would definitely hire Gia again and recommend her to others.Great prices and great work! More...

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Moby M.

3 September 2013

Gia photo!!! One word, BOOK THIS LADY!!! She was totally nice and down to earth, and she knew exactly what she was doing! We came from out of town, and the first photo shoot was on a cloudy day! We chose our two locations, and she drove us there to have our photos done.   The garden photos turned out GORGEOUS!!!, however the beach was not so hot, as the clouds covered Chicago's skyline. Needless to say she was fine with us redoing our second location shots, free of charge. The second photo shoot  was the perfect day and the photo were absolutely STUNNING!!! Gia does wedding as well and she covers wedding outside Chicago, so if you need to have absolutely great memories for your special day, I would recommend Giaphoto! More...

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Gina V.

5 August 2013

Gia is AMAZING! My husband and I hired her to photograph our engagement photos and our wedding day and she did an amazing job! She is so easy to work with and was so nice! My husband was a little camera shy and very nervous and she made him feel very relaxed and more comfortable. She is extremely creative and has great photograph ideas! I would definitely recommend her for all of your photography needs! She is also very reasonably priced, which is fabulous! More...

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Maureen W.

9 November 2012

Gia shot our wedding in October and we were absolutely blown away. We met Gia back in January and liked her from the beginning. We were having a hard time choosing a photographer, and felt like most were too salesy. Gia was very professional and didn't push us to upgrade or sign anything we weren't interested in. We signed the contract the next day and she took our engagement photos in June. She got them back to us within a week and we loved how they turned out. For the wedding itself, she arrived early and stayed late. She was very patient dealing with the family and, as a bride, I was very grateful she was in control. It was one less thing I needed to worry about. We got a TON of beautiful photos back within 3 weeks and she put together a really great slideshow as well. Can't wait to see how the album turns out! I would recommend Gia Photos to anyone! More...

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Nicole

30 June 2012

Gia was amazing and made taking pictures fun! Between the wedding photos and the trash the dress on the beach, we have fabulous photos and memories. Highly recommend using Gia for any photo needs!! More...

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Brian H.

8 May 2012

We hired Gia to do our engagement photos and wedding photos. She is excellent to work with, affordable, and a very fun photographer. Our engagement photos came out excellent, she gave us all the copyrights, and she returned the photos to us very quickly. She has the amazing ability to make you smile and look natural even after she took several hundred photos and you are a bit sick of the camera.  I can't wait to see the wedding photos-I'm sure they will come up excellent.  She has some excellent wedding books that she showed us and I can't wait to create a few of those for us and as gifts. She has a great eye for photos and her artistic touchups were excellent. I highly recommend her to anyone needing photos. More...

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Venetta L.

26 December 2011

Gia is wonderful!  Not only is she incredibly easy to get along with, which is an essential attribute you should seek in a photographer, but her photography is phenomenal.  She has an exceptional eye for detail and if you are looking for a blend of creative as well as traditional, Gia is for you.  Additionally, it was important for us to have a photographer that had previous experience with ethnic weddings and she does.  It was important for us to not have to explain things regarding the ceremony and what kind of pictures to take and all that jazz.  With Gia, we didn't have to - she knew what she was doing and we're very happy with the work.On our quest to find a photographer, we kept seeing the same old shots and really boring photos - not with Gia.  Gia has a vision and executes.  She's not the kind of photographer that you would get with one of the those expensive-big-company-but-unpaid and unskilled-photographer-shops that are creeping up all over the city.  She's cutting edge in a great way and her work proves it. More...

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Joanna J.

11 November 2011

Gia is a fantastic!  She was my photographer for my daughter's baptismal.  She took over 400 photos, and needed no direction.  She was at the church even before we arrived, and just went about her business, snapping photos at every opportunity.  She was patient and calming when talking to my baby girl, who cried during most of the ceremony.  She even got a few smiles from her!  Afterwards, she had beautiful ideas of placement for the family for photos at the alter.She joined us at the banquet, and was social and took more beautiful shots of the baby, family and cake.A beautiful selection of photos were posted on her website very quickly, and were available for my family to view and download.  The photo CD came via mail soon afterwards, with some black and white images as well. Overall, Gia was very professional, friendly, and talented.  I was very pleased with her services.  I wish I had know about her for my wedding!  I will definitely recommend her to anyone in search of a photographer. More...

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Michelle

23 July 2011

Professional, yet very warm and laid back, Gia took literally thousands photographs of our engagement party. She was able to get some incredible shots and processed a few hundreds in two beautiful albums. We also got to keep the rest, which would have made it into several more great albums, on a dvd. Thank you, Gia! More...

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Linda

25 June 2011

My fiance didn't think we needed a professional photographer for our wedding. It took some convincing to do and I was about to give it up when his best man suggested we give Gia a call. We did and went to see her at her studio. She is the best: she was not only friendly, but very well organized. She wanted to know details about our ceremony that we haven't even given serious thought before. Just by listening to her, you could tell she knew what she was doing. She even took some portraits and suggested I should curl my hair for extra volume. I followed her advice and both my husband and I are glad I did because now we have the wedding album to prove it! More...

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Robert

17 April 2011

Have you ever met a person and felt like you wanted to be their best friend? That would be Gia.

We knew we wanted a photographer for our wedding and not just a photography company who 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 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.
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