We bring an eye for composition and an attraction to light and spontaneity when we shoot. This is your day and we simply document the way it unfolds unobtrusively with an editorial style. Your wedding day is part of your love story and we aim to document every part of it... from buttoning up the dress to the candlelit sendoff. No details are lost: a piece of your grandmother's wedding dress sewn to the inside of your dress, the handmade favors shipped from your aunt in Italy, the homemade cookies and late night sliders served to your guests. It's all part of your story and we cover it from start to finish. Our approach begins with behind the scenes coverage and we step in with artful and supportive direction when needed. We are there to guide you through the process, from the engagement shoot to the album design. We get to know you as a couple before the wedding and by the time the big day comes, we are old friends. At the end of the process, you are left with beautiful and thoughtful images from a magical moment in your lovestory.
A NOTE FROM CATTURA WEDDINGS FOUNDER: PHOTOGRAPHER, CHRISTINE CISZCZON
I am an artist, adventurer and a lover of life. I see the beauty in most things around me and live in gratitude daily. I believe life is beautiful and unpredictable- the power of love is inspiring. Soulful connections bring out the best in me, horoscopes and tarot readings make me smile. When not photographing or traveling, you can find me in the kitchen trying out a new recipe and making a bit of a mess in the process. Food and wine make me happy, as does a killer pair of shoes. Yoga and hiking help to keep me grounded and inspired, music keeps me moving and motivated.
I was educated at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and then trained at Brooks Institute of Photography. I then began my career as a producer and studio manager for high profile fashion and entertainment commercial photographers in Hollywood. During this time, I learned the importance of building an eye for thoughtful details that bring peace of mind to a busy day. I spent time studying photography and the culinary arts in Italy and loved every minute of it. My roots are in the Midwest, but I am quite sure California considers me an adopted daughter at this point. Currently based in both Chicago and Southern California, I like to think of the world as my home. Somewhere along this journey I fell into wedding photography and have never looked back. I've shot over 300 weddings and each beautiful day brings a new and exciting story. It is a blessing to be able to capture such a special moment in my couples lives and I am grateful to be a part of it. I simply love what I do and that brings me unbelievable joy.