About us

WE ARE PASSIONATE STORYTELLERS—PHOTOGRAPHERS, FILM MAKERS, AND DESIGNERS WORKING TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE YOUR STORY.

Guided by award-winning photographer, Amanda Sudimack for two decades, Artisan Events® creates timeless, inspired love stories. Our natural, journalistic images are curated for you in elegant hand-crafted books & albums because we know every detail counts. 

We believe in many things—our clients, great composition, rapport, journalism, the moment, our reputation, and most of all your experience. We believe in beautiful design, in-sourcing, collaboration, fine materials, and cutting no corners. Whatever capacity you choose to work with us, we deliver work we’re proud to create. 

Our talented team is honored to capture your moment and help tell your story—with warmth, respect, and exceptional professionalism.

 

Amanda Sudimack

Artisan Events Founder

 

Amanda, named one of the top 20 photographers in the U.S., has been working with couples & book-lovers for two decades.

Her work has lined the pages of leading wedding publications including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Town & Country, Real Simple Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Modern Bride, and more. She's been featured in industry publications including Photo District News (PDN), Rangefinder, and Professional Photographer. Amanda was twice awarded the coveted Photo District News (PDN) Top Knots Awards and her body of work is profiled in three books including Wedding Photography Unveiled by Jacqueline Tobin / PDN, Ultimate Wedding Look Book by The Knot and Photographer's Guide to Wedding Album Design and Sales by Bob Coates.

Amanda shoots portrait and wedding commissions worldwide every year, designs and produces 100s of books for her devoted clients each year, makes art, and shares her creative entreprenuerial knowledge through workshops and professional consulting. She holds a BFA in photography and art history from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Amanda calls Oak Park, Illinois home where she lives with her husband, two adorable kids, and a couple crazy Border Terriers, Sadie & Mavis.

 
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It’s an amazing feeling after editing almost two decades of work to know I still love work I made from 1998 as much as work from today. My goal has always been to make timeless art that resonates with me, my clients, and their family over time as much as it does the day it’s made. I feel greatly satisfied and so happy all these amazing clients and friends in my life actually let me do this for a living. I archive life, create art, and make books for awesome clients—what could be better?”
— Amanda Sudimack

Kiss & Tell

Our client list includes wonderful people from all walks of life. Individuals and organizations that share an admiration of our impeccable attention to detail.

We’ve had the opportunity to work with Fortune 500 companies, artists, A-list actors, professional photographers, and two Miss Illinois winners.

Many of our celebrity clients hire us because we're discreet—so, we keep the kissing & tell to minimum.

Some of our clients...

  • Absolut
  • AOL Corporation
  • Balough Law Offices
  • Blair Hull Trading Company
  • Blue Plate
  • Bulgari
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Citadel
  • Modern Luxury
  • Elysian Hotel
  • Event Creative
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hyatt Corporation
  • Jim & Lakesha Rose
  • Lou & Monica Canellis
  • Kate Sullivan
  • Nancy Pender
  • Novartis
  • Mayor Richard M. Daley
  • Park Hyatt
  • Richard H. Driehaus Musuem
  • Sodexo
  • Susan Fredman & Terri Hawley
  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin & Family