Chicago, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

Why and when did you become a photographer?

Wedding Photography has been one the best discoveries of my life. Not only it takes me to amazing places, but also gives me the opportunity to meet great people and to make lifetime friends. I knew I was meant to be a photographer 14 years ago when I developed my first B&W photo in the darkroom. Having the ability to stop a moment in time and share this moment with other people was emotional, exciting and priceless. Today my darkroom is my computer because I photograph digitally, but I still feel extremely emotional and grateful every time I capture an intimate moment between bride and groom or mother and daughter that can’t be recreated. I know they will be happy with the memory I’m giving them and that’s why I love being a photographer.


What kind of equipment do you use?

All my wedding photography is done digitally. I use the highest quality professional Canon digital cameras and lenses. I always bring backup equipment to photograph your wedding.


Where are you located?

I’m a wedding photographer based in Chicago, but I also provide Wedding Photography services in Deerfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Oak Park and other cities in Illinois.

For destinations weddings, packages are customized depending on location and specific needs of bride and groom.


How can I reserve you for my wedding date?

A nonrefundable deposit and a contract are required.


Do you offer wedding albums?

Yes, I offer Wedding Books made in Italy by Graphistudio.  I like Graphistudio because they offer a variety of materials and customizations. In order to guarantee uniqueness and exclusivity, their covers are all handmade in single copy, on the basis of the aesthetical sensibility and choices made by each client. They also use refined materials and seamless binding, the perfectly lay flat opening and the extreme attention to the finishing are the distinctive marks of the Graphistudio Wedding Books.


What can I expect from you on my wedding Day?

I will photograph your wedding along with a second photographer responsible for photographing the groom getting ready and providing a second angle on the ceremony and reception. We are very focused on you and your wedding the entire day, we are always looking to capture the details and the perfect moments that will tell the story through the images of your wedding day.


How much do you charge to photograph a wedding?

Please inquire about our packages and availability.

All packages include:

Pre-wedding consultation

Wedding coverage by Daniela

Online gallery for image viewing

High-resolution files for printing and reproduction


Complete packages include custom hand cut and assembled wedding books, engagement session, second photographer and parent books.

Call or email me today for an appointment to discuss your wedding and to see samples of wedding books.

Phone: (773) 263-8472
Email: info@danielacardili.com