At Imaginative Studios, international award winning photographer, Gina DeConti, and her team, are not your ordinary photographers. We bring a hip and modern feel to your wedding day. Oh, and did we mention we’re also geniuses when it comes to wedding photography? Gina blends her background in fine art and graphic design to create unique imagery. She combines wedding photojournalism with fashion and editorial portraiture to achieve her signature style.
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We use a documentary approach to capture natural moments as they occur. Add to that a high fashion, fine art flare and impeccable retouching skills and snap! Perfection. Visit our gallery for examples of our work, and skim Gina’s bio to meet the photographer. You’ll find that when you work with us, you will have the best day ever. And you’ll end up with a picture-perfect unfolding of one of the most fantastic stories ever told: your life story. We would love to hear the details of your event so contact us today!
I've never lost my child-like curiosity. A constant observer of life, I'm continually amazed by the beauty of this planet and all it's inhabitants. Even after photographing over 200 weddings and events, I still find myself getting teary-eyed on occasion.
These qualities, along with a love of all things art and design, made photography the perfect profession for me. My formal education has included photography and design studies at the University of Massachusetts where I earned multiple Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Photography, Electronic Imaging, and Illustration. I also achieved magna cum laude in Photography and Electronic Imaging (which made my mother very proud).
I've been honored to win a whole bunch of photography awards, and have my work grace the pages of numerous publications.
Now that you know a little more about me, I'd love to hear your story. Email me today so that we can talk about the details of your big day!
Gina's work continues to be featured in some of the most prestigious publications and websites in the industry.
Here are just a few of her recent accolades:
Natalie & Josh’s Wedding featured in spring/summer 2012 issue of ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine.
Leigh & Tom’s Wedding featured in spring/summer 2011 issue of The Knot Chicago Magazine.
Emily & Dan’s Wedding featured in the spring/summer 2010 issue of The Knot Chicago Magazine.
Article featuring Gina and her work in the fall/winter 2010 issue of Chicago Social Brides.
Leslie & Jim’s Wedding featured on Style Unveiled.
Monica & Kevin’s maternity photo featured on the cover of Expectant Mother’s Guide to Chicago 2010
Sarah & Angus’s Wedding featured in the spring/summer 2010 issue of Brides Chicago.
3rd place, 4th place, and 10th place winner of the 2009 International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers Spring Wedding Photography Contest.
Jennie & Pete’s Wedding featured on Rock N’ Roll Bride.
Carrie & Adam’s wedding featured on The Bride’s Cafe
Annie & Alex’s Wedding featured in the spring/summer 2009 issue of The Knot Chicago Magazine.
2009 Bride’s Choice Award Winner. Presented by Wedding Wire.
Melissa & Tim’s Wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes.
Best of Weddings 2008 Competition Winner : Humor
Featured Destination Wedding Photographer in Fall/Winter 2008 Issue of Ines Del Mar Weddings Magazine.
Winner of Photo District News Top Knots: New School of Wedding Photography Contest 2008 : Ceremonies.
Wendy & Phil’s wedding featured in spring/summer 2008 issue of the Knot Chicago Magazine.
Second Place Winner in The Wedding Photography Directory’s 2007 Summer Creative Wedding Photography Contest.
The Knot 2007 Best of Weddings Pick.
2007 Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Accolade of Excellence.
Featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine’s 2007 & 2008 Platinum List.
Featured on WeddingChicago.com, 2006 & 2007.
Image picked for cover of International Best Seller: Sunrise, by Karen Kingsbury.
Awarded April 2007 Image of the month by WeddingPhotographyDirectory.com
Featured in the premiere issue of the Knot Chicago Magazine, Summer 2007.
Amber & Amit’s wedding featured on www.theknot.com.
Featured in 2005, 2006 & 2007 issues of ChicagoStyle Weddings.
Featured in Spring 2006, Summer 2006, and Spring 2007 issues of Professional Imagemakers Magazine.