The behind-the-lens story and work of Artisan Events® lead team.

meet the team


“Artisan Events is home to me. I have had the pleasure to learn from and...

work along side amazingly talented Amanda Sudimack for almost two decades. Seeking to tell your story with timeless and authentic images, my approach is both thoughtful and relaxed. My commitment is to beautifully capture your story while respecting your experience of the day and the experience of your friends & family."

- Tina



After a brief stint in architectural photography, Tina found herself completely inspired by photographing people and documenting their stories. While her formal education was completed at Webster University in St. Louis, she had the pleasure to learn from and work with Amanda Sudimack and the entire Artisan Events team over two decades.

When not shooting, Tina enjoys interior design, cooking, and traveling with her husband. Natural light, film, mid-century modern design, vintage chairs, and blue skies are just a few of her favorite things.

Tina has been an integral part of our team in every way. Currently, she is our Album Design Director and our most coveted Master Photographer. When she’s not lead shooting with one of our Associates, Tina and Amanda Dream Team shoot together.

Working with Tina is always a joy—she is professional beyond measure, kind, warm, and knows how to bring out the best in everyone. Her work speaks for itself. 


I've documented over 400+ weddings including several celebrity weddings with Amanda.

B&W or COlor:

I can't possibly pick one! That's not possible. 


When I'm not working, I'm a probably redecorating my new home, playing my dog, Dolly, or cooking up some delish vegan dish.


Tina’s worked with Amanda and Artisan Events in the wedding industry for over 15 years.

photo style:

Always candid, sometimes journalistic—100% always beautiful. Subtle, emotional, and unscripted.


“I love weddings! The beauty, the energy, the people, the spaces, getting to...

document such an important and meaningful event in a couple’s (and families’) life is truly an honor. I love getting know the people I photograph, telling their stories through images, and giving them the opportunity to share those moments with friends & family. My favorite parts of the day? The getting ready and the dancing. About 15 minutes into a dance set my cheeks start hurting from all the smiling I do behind the camera. I so enjoy watching and capturing people having the time of their lives and celebrating with the happy couple."

- Tina

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— Allison, Chicago


client love notes

“My husband and I can’t say enough wonderful things about Artisan Events. When we began the wedding planning

process, we knew that photography was an area that we really wanted to invest in—I mean, it’s the most important day (and one of the most expensive!) of one’s life, so wouldn’t you want everything captured on camera?! Tina and team were very professional and so easy to get along with—which is SO important with someone who is with you the entire day of your wedding."

— Laura, Chicago


Mother of bride love notes

“The AE team did a wonderful job of capturing every moment of our daughter's wedding from start to finish.…

We were impressed with their work during our selection process and are so very happy that we selected them. Amanda was extremely communicative in planning for the Big Day and was so prompt in producing amazing photos of a day that we will never forget. Amanda and her team are true professionals and we highly recommend them!"

— Chelseaa,  Chicago, IL


CLIENT love notes

“Our photographer John was amazing to work with and clearly a professional when it comes to wedding photos! 

We also did engagement photos with him and it was a great experience. My (now) husband and I had never taken professional photos, and were slightly awkward. John put us at ease and coached us through the whole thing. The photos came out beautiful and we have never looked better! Thank you so much Artisan Events for these memories from our engagement and wedding."

— Harry,  Chicago, IL


CLIENT love notes

“We used Artisan Events for our sangeet and wedding, and it's hard to describe how happy we are that we found them. 

The photography was so beautifully done, capturing us (and our family & friends) in ways that were simultaneously totally natural but also capturing the special nature of the day and ceremony. We can't stop looking at them. Same goes for the highlight video, which we've been re-watching more or less constantly. And, almost as important as the end product, everyone we worked with from Artisan was so skillful at making what could be a bit of an overwhelming day feel calm and joyous. My wife and I never needed to worry about anything, and we actually just had so much fun doing the photographs."

— Stephaniea,  London, U.K.


CLIENT love notes

“Amanda is a warm, gracious, and fun person with whom to be; she is absolutely the right person to include in one’s wedding day...

Her artistic talent lies both in taking the photo initially but then helpful to display it uniquely and beautifully in an album or on a wall. As the years have progressed, so too have our orders of Amanda’s photos in our albums. She has managed to capture the spirit of our daughters so beautifully through her pictures that we simply cannot resist having the photos displayed in albums or in frames. Our gallery wall of images by Amanda may now rival in numbers the display of work in Amanda’s work studio!"





Game of Thrones (I'm late)

Vinegar…on everything

Where the Crawdads Sing

My grandmother’s potato salad



The Daily

This      That

drip coffee



Color + B&W

after party


cherry bubly






sparkler Exit



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