As an LGBTQ+ Chicago photography and videography team, we celebrate you as a couple by authentically documenting your love story so you can relive your favorite moments for years to come. Never forced or awkward, we believe in working with our couples to create an authentic documentation of your most precious memories. Tawny Ballard (she/her) is an LGBTQ+ Chicago wedding photographer who focuses on curating the perfect mix of thoughtfully directed, artful portraits and heartfelt, candid moments. Ray Replogle (they/them) is an LGBTQ+ Chicago wedding videographer who makes chic, lively films for awesome couples. Both Tawny and Ray deliver wedding galleries that are timeless, curated, and soulful. We love to travel and would love to document your day, wherever you are!
Photos + Films that HONOR you as a couple.
genuinely documenting every fleeting moment.
Your Love Story Legacy begins here.
the dream team
Reach out via the below contact form. We will personally reply with more information and recommendations. We can also hop on a call if you prefer to chat that way! You'll choose a package, sign the contract, and pay the retainer ($1,500). Then you'll be welcomed to the crew!
We will plan your engagement session and get to know each other. We will send you resources along the way to help you with wedding planning and getting the best wedding photos and film possible. We will chat before the wedding to make sure we have a solid timeline and that we have all of the details.
Now that we're comfortable with one another, we will come seamlessly document your wedding day, prioritizing your vision. After your wedding, we will deliver your galleries that will make bring on the heartfelt tears and belly laughs.
Ray is the owner of Replogle Studios! Replogle Studios is a team of wedding videographers that make chic and lively videos for awesome clients throughout Chicago! What started as a goofy YouTube channel has grown into a professional media company. Replogle Studios was officially founded in 2020, amid the chaos of COVID-19, and has been growing ever since! Ray is invested in the betterment of their community, and the progress of the midwest as a whole. Many of their clients are in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. They love to travel so feel free to add your city to the list!
Replogle Studios' mission is to tell the stories of their clients in the most truthful and beautiful ways they can imagine. They use videography as a tool for imagining the world we want to live in. They want to live in a world where queer love is celebrated, and all bodies are beautiful! They recognize that videography and photography has been used as a weapon against marginalized people for as long as it has existed. We aim to disrupt that cycle through embodying our values in every phase of production.
Tawny Ballard is the founder, owner, and lead photographer of Tawny Ballard Photography. What started as a hobby turned to a career and passion. As a wedding, elopement, & couple photographer for all iconic lovers, Tawny creates a one-of-a-kind experience by going beyond the expected. Tawny's clients are taken care of from inquiry to delivery of their final gallery and beyond. She freezes your most important moments - the ones you'll want to remember 50 years from now. She loves to serve passionately engaged couples looking for a perfect mix of posed, editorial-inspired portraits and sweet candids from their wedding day. As an avid city lover, she also loves working with chic couples who want to elope in their favorite city and have gorgeous photos to show for it.
As a part of the LGBTQ+ community, Tawny knows the importance of celebrating couples of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. She is an inclusive wedding photographer who believes LOVE IS LOVE. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Brides, Equally Wed, and more. Though she is based in Chicago, IL, she loves to travel and is available worldwide.
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