Your best story

We're passionate photographers, film makers, designers and bookbinding artists working together to celebrate your story. Pick your path to learn or look....

x captured with love.

weddings. portraits. Books. education.


You found a safe place to learn the skills to build your best photography business from scratch. 

Photographers LEARN

I'm so ready


View our work, get to know us or simply enjoy 20 years of timeless, candid and inspired work.


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the highlights



- Alexandra & Andrew


client love notes

“Simply phenomenal.  The quality of the photos and exhaustiveness of the coverage is where Artisan really shines…”

Debi Lilly


A Perfect event

“The way you capture images takes my breath away. You are just amazing! ”

- Lou & Monica Canellis


client love notes

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! Such a great eye.”

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About Us

Vanessa + Rob

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

We believe in many things—our clients, composition, rapport, journalism, the moment, our reputation, and most of all your experience. And 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 tell your story—with warmth, respect, and exceptional professionalism.

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Dream Team

Oh, and the cutest flower girl sign we've seen in 20 years.

Faces, names and meet your

founder, Chief Education Officer, PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER


Master Photographer, Album Designer extraordinaire


“Named Top 20 Photographer in the Nation…“


“Named Top 20 Photographer in the Nation…“

20 years, 1500 weddings worldwide, millions of photos, and 1000s of handmade books later, we know what makes great photography. It's not the celebrity weddings and awards that drives us—the magic is in the legacy of the work we create.


Wedding + Event

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Your family is super our family. Oh, how we love all your babies, tweens, grandparents and all the puppies. As your family grows, we're right there with you to document the joy.


Engagement + Family

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Yes, we make the pictures move! Our top-talent team of cinematographers will join forces with your Photo Dream Team to make sure every bit of your legacy is perfectly archived for years, and generations, to come.


wedding + Event

movies  →

Like pretty stuff? You found your people. We make dang beautiful books. Really, not much more to say. Custom is our middle name and we're not messing around.


prints & Custom Designed

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Did you know?

Yeah. We've got the passports and can't wait to meet you in Paris (fingers crossed SOON). Or anywhere, really. We love planes, trains and art museums.

Studio pups

Our furry studio assistants, Sadie & Mavis, haven't gotten the hang of editing but they like the treats.

Amanda has a B.F.A. in photography and art history from SAIC. She's a prolific artist with a devoted following of collectors around the world.

oh, art! let's see it→
oh, art! let's see it→

My Favorite Things

Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.

my guilty pleasure

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Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.

Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical direct trade slow-carb everyday carry chartreuse tofu godard.


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You-Know-Their-Names Celebrity Clients


“one of the best Photographers in chicago…“

- partyslate

“one of the best Photographers in chicago…“

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