When we first met Roni and David, the tattooed husband and wife team at Roni Rose Photography, we were ENTHRALLED. Their style, their creative expression, the unposed and unstuffy compositions, and their commitment to embracing offbeat aesthetics was clearly such a match for our readers. We went all ga-ga over their portfolio and knew it was time to connect this Chicago-based photographer dream team with you all.
Posed blah vs. candid art
One quality that really sets Roni and David apart from some other photographers is their commitment to making meaningful art that's specific to that couple and their desires. Everything they photograph is unposed with an eye on amazing techniques backed up by solid camera skills.
They're professionals who bring their mad talent to the table, all while understanding that being in front the camera is HARD. They'll use that knowledge to bring out your real self: moving, breathing, laughing, and crying instead of stiffly posing and being all traditional and wedding-y about it. They blend in to give you the real story of your wedding day. And that's priceless.
Here's what Roni says about being real, honest, and bringing yourselves to your wedding photos… and not just the facade that we see all over social media now. It's refreshing and body positive and everything we love…
We live in a world where appearances are valued more than truth; a world full of Snapchat filters that make your face look slender, and endless articles telling you how to hold your arms to make yourself look skinnier in a photo; where something's worth is dictated by how many likes it gets. At Roni Rose Photography, we believe in feeling over dishonesty. We value the importance of being vulnerable with another person and sharing your true insides. We know how uncomfortable it can feel in front of the camera — that feeling of “Where do I look? What do I do?.” We aren't waiting for you to do something. We just want you to be.
Throw away your insecurities, be with your partner, and we'll show you how you fit together. Give us your ugly crying face and we will show you tears of joy. We don't believe you have a “good side,” because we don't believe you have a “bad side.” If you're looking for someone to capture genuine, uninfluenced feeling, we might be what you're looking for.
Oh and since it's Pride Month here in the U.S., it's definitely important to call out their philanthropy:
Roni Rose Photography uses a portion of our earnings to make yearly donations to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and other civil rights organizations. We are committed to the fight for equal rights and fully support equality for all women, LGBTQ community members, and the civil liberties of the marginalized.
Hell yes to inclusive, supportive, and LGBTQ+ wedding vendors. Y'all know it's not always a given in the wild wedding world out there. But we don't work with anyone who isn't LGBTQ+ friendly, so it's a given that Roni Rose is.
I'm in — got a discount?
We sure do! The benefit of checking out these vendor profiles is that they often contain little nuggets of money savings, and I know y'all need that.
Offbeat reader discount
Roni Rose Photography is offering $100 off any wedding package to anyone who mentions this post during 2019.
If you're in or near Chicago (or want them to come to you!) definitely go say hello to Roni and David. Grab a cuppa, devour their amazing portfolio, mention Offbeat Bride for that discount, and start dreaming about how amazing and in love you'll look being captured by their cameras.