a fine art wedding photography team with energy and personality

ABOUT Ian Rempel

passion | Purpose | Professionalism

And I'm a consummate professional who is- quite frankly- obsessed with what I do. 

And I'd like to think it shows​​​​​​​.

I'm a happy, go-lucky guy who genuinely enjoys good people and a good party.


His energy totally sealed the deal for us.

If a photographer is going to spend 8 hours around us on our wedding day, I want them to be fun, cool, outgoing and creative. Ian was all of those things and more.

Inviting a "stranger" into one of your most important and intimate experiences can be nerve-wracking. But with me, you can rest easy knowing I'll never be an awkward or annoying thorn in your side.

Instead, I'll care for you, look out for your needs, and treat you kindly. And I'll do my part to make you feel good —no matter what.

hey there, I'M IAN

Owner + lead photographer


It's one thing to have a photographer that you think is nice; it's another thing to have a photographer who is the ultimate hype person; making you and your fiancé feel comfortable, laughing with you, giving you great encouragement and ensuring that you're having a good time.

Helping and serving others is intrinsic to who I am. In fact, before discovering my passion for photography, I studied to be a pastor. Because what better way to build solid relationships and care for others, right? 

Fortunately, through wedding photography, I found a way to do that while still fulfilling my creative drive. And I never looked back. 

How it started:

Over the last six years, I've photographed over 150 weddings. And while every couple, wedding, and experience is different, one thing remains the same—me. 

You'll find I vibe with pretty much any personality and mirror the energy of whoever I'm around. So, if you're lively and bubbly, I'll dial up the fun. If you're more subtle and toned down, then I will follow suit. Either way, I'll match your tone and make sure you - and your guests- feel right at home in my presence.

I was honored to be named Best Wedding Photographer on the 2024 Loverly List, and Top 10 Wedding Photographer in Chicago by Wezoree.

How it's going:

 Overall, I'll use my professionalism, experience, and personality
to ensure you enjoy your day.  

While I effortlessly capture it.

+ In addition to wedding photographer, I'm a husband, father, cigar enthusiast, and golfer (current handicap: 7.2) — honestly I have too many hobbies to count, and I'm always up for learning something new.

+ Seven years ago I married the love of my life, Adarae. Together, we have three crazy kiddos: Florence, Forrest, and Beau. ​​​​​​​

+ If you ask me, friends and family matter most in life. So I will give my everything to ensure you have an unforgettable wedding day with all of yours.  

A few FUN facts about me:

"We had so much fun with him and the photos are to die for."

MARRY for love
HAVE A WEDDING for the party

My Philosophy?


McKayla blends her warm, kind personality with a love of documentary photography to create an unforgettable client experience.

Her clients immediately feel the dedication and care she gives to them, resulting in a beautiful gallery that blends spontaneous candids with natural, personality filled portraits.

Having photographed over 50 weddings with me, she knows the level of hard work and committment required to make every wedding a success.

Mckayla Bane

lead photographer

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