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Michelle & John

Michelle & John


Lofty Weddings Photography & Videography specializes in capturing wedding related events and portraits, and will shoot at any Chicago or suburban venue, even destination weddings! Our packages are available at every price range.

Lofty Weddings packages provide photography services from basic to customized packages which can include multiple photographers, videographers, custom designed photo albums, prints, retouching and more.



Thank you! As a gift, we offer a complimentary in-studio portrait engagement session. You'll also receive a generous discount on wedding photography & videography packages!*

*Generously discounted pricing qualifies only to Loft on Lake clients. Lofty Weddings complimentary in-studio engagement session promotion is only good if you book Loft on Lake within two weeks of your tour, and scheduling your portrait session within 30 days of contract signing. Outdoor photo engagement sessions are not complimentary. Schedule a tour with us today!




“Lofty Weddings did our wedding and our engagement photos and we couldn’t have been more happy with both of them! For engagement photos Lofty weddings spent the entire day with us taking us around the city. They knew of very unique places around the city to take absolutley amazing pictures! They were creative, energetic, and professional. For our wedding they spent the entire day with us from the girls getting their hair done in the morning to the very end of our reception. They were a fantastic choice for our wedding photographer!”
— Megan G., TheKnot

the Lofty Weddings Team

Our team of experienced and talented associates bring their own creative energy to the mix.


Steve Garrett

Owner and visionary of Loft on Lake's beautiful natural light photo studio, Steve leads with 30 years of professional experience and vast photographic knowledge of commercial and fine art photography.


Jessie Garrett

Jessie is your Lofty Weddings representative assisting with pre-wedding planning down to post processing your images. She has worked as both a professional Photographer and Graphic Designer with a BA in Visual Communications. 


Ramona Padurean-Vinesar

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Photography, University of Illinois at Chicago

Ramona, our all-star female photographer, specializes in the art of photographing touching moments and feminine details.


Aldo Martinez

Associate of Fine Arts, Student

Aldo is our junior event photographer who you may see photographing every event. He's been with us for over 2 years and has grown in many ways into a very talented event photographer. 


Evan Garrett

Cinematography, Columbia College Chicago

Evan is the force behind Garrett Photographic and LoftyWeddings videography. Evan films and edits video content using top pro gear and software.

“True Chicago Feel. We loved the location and took fantastic pictures in front of the venue under the tracks that are very Chicago.”
— Ashley D., Yelp