We love watching two families come together. We consider it the greatest compliment when Raney Images is asked to capture one of the most important days of the couples’ lives. Our style uses a blend of photojournalism and traditional photography: We understand that importance of letting your story unfold, and we also recognize that sometimes you want suggestions on what works best. Our careful combination of these techniques make for a collection of images that look comfortable and naturally composed!
Our wedding commissions begin at $4,200 and include:
-one two hour engagement session
-up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage
-online delivery of high resolution images for downloading, printing, and sharing
-private online gallery for viewing and ordering
-special offers from our preferred vendors
Want to know more? Here's OUR story...
Wedding photography isn’t just an art form for us, it’s a collaboration. When we take photos of our client’s special day, we work together to create the best possible images. We can think of a million reasons we do this, but here are the top three:
We love Chicago.
We both came to the Windy City to get a college education. We never left. We’ve called a three-flat in Rogers Park, a studio in Uptown, a town home in Lincoln Square, and now a loft in the West Loop our home. We were married in the Sears Tower (we still struggle with the new name!). We sing Go Cubs, Go! We have Lou Malnati’s on speed dial. Our fridge is always stocked with Goose Island 312. Every client offers us a chance to experience this great city from a different perspective. We’ve called Chicago home for over 20 years and enjoy scouting new locations. We love Chicago and have a great appreciation for the gorgeous textural settings; from historic landmarks and quaint buildings to beach life and the greenery. We believe Chicago is not just a backdrop for your wedding – she’s a character in your story.
We love to tell stories.
Actually, we’re obsessed with telling stories. A degree in Fiction Writing and Photography (that’s Matt) and a degree in Philosophy (that’s Andrea) makes for A LOT of story telling. And when we’re not busy being photographers, we’re avid movie goers and voracious readers. We believe that telling stories is how you celebrate your memories. We believe that telling stories builds relationships. People tell the story of the people they’ve met, where they’ve traveled, and what their families are like. They tell stories about their hardest struggles, and their greatest accomplishments. They tell stories about their dreams. As photographers, we are trusted with capturing the vital elements of your story. We take that responsibility seriously, because we know that these images are the critical link to your memory. It happens at every wedding – the music is danced to, the cake is eaten, the bouquet is tossed, and guests go home. Your photographs, however, will always be there to tell the story of the amazing beginning of the rest of your lives.
We have been married for over eight years, and we’ve known each other for over twenty! We’ve been many things to each other, but most importantly we’ve been a team. We know first hand what our clients are going through when they’re planning one of the most important days of their lives. We love that going to a wedding always reminds us of our own wedding day. We love hearing about how our couples meet, what they love about each other, what they want for their future…we love being a part of one of the best days of their lives.
To get started please call us at 312-504-1266 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you!