small 1I am Renae, the creator and photographer of City Savvy Imaging. I am a Chicagoland Wedding Photographer. I have been a professional photographer taking weddings, children, newborns and families since 2010. I have an undergraduate degree in photography and fine art from Illinois State University.  I also have a Masters in Elementary Education from Saint Xavier University. I am currently photographing  weddings all over the Midwest.  I am also currently taking Family Portrait Sessions.

Photography has always been my passion. I took my first photography class in high school when dark rooms were still utilized. I continued my education in photography through college where I began photographing in digital as well as film. Fine art was a large part of my studies which plays a major roll in my photography as it enhances my use of color, light, composition and space.12729334_1279241732092455_8850804586258680689_n

When you book a session with me you will be getting photos that are created with careful preparation and passion. I don’t complete a session until I feel I have a body of work that will provide you with variety of photos that accurately capture the genuine emotions, interaction and personality that unfold during the shoot. I use a variety of professional processing labs for the products I offer.  I have spent several years test ordering albums, prints, books and cards to ensure I have found the best for you.

I strive to include a mixture of styles in my photography. I like to capture in a combination of documentary, candid and posed approaches.  I am currently an on location only photographer, which means I do not have a studio. I can travel to a location of your choice or I can provide ideas for you as I have many locations I’ve used before.  I like to scope out new locations for you also. I always try to keep each shoot as original as I can. I like to choose new locations, props and techniques to ensure that your shoot is unique to any other shoot. I believe that making a shoot unique adds to the value of your photos.

My wedding imagery showcases each couple in a way that features the beauty of the Chicago landscape as much as it does the beauty of the two individuals in love. I cater to the passions of the engaged couple and by that I mean I strive to reveal what drives them as a pair by getting to know what they love and how they love it. I am interested in sharing an experience that doesn’t feel like the standard engagement session or wedding. I want to know my clients on a personal and approachable level. I offer  dynamic composing skills that utylizes Chicago’s most charismatic locations to frame husband and wife. Words that describe my style are bold, urban, romantic, documentary, modern and dynamic