About Randy

“I am extremely emotion-driven and work hard to capture the unique, personal nature of my couples.”

Part of the reason I became a photographer is that I love hearing extraordinary stories, meeting fascinating people and documenting once-in-a-lifetime love stories. I seek out couples whose weddings bring these ideas to life, and as your wedding photographer, I welcome the opportunity to rejoice in your heartfelt moments. The best gift I can give to you are high-quality, lasting snapshots of a day you’ll never forget and can look at time and again to remember the deep joy and raw emotion you felt in those moments.

I am extremely emotion-driven and work hard to capture the unique, personal nature of my couples. Wedding photography is not about me – it’s about you and your story. When you choose Crane’s Photography, you’re choosing an individual dedicated to creating a collection of images as special as the love you and your partner share.

To me, the essence of wedding photography is capturing those candid moments. Families uniting as one, the crisp silhouette of a bride’s dream gown, that instant where a bride and groom’s eyes first meet as she steps down the aisle – these are the reasons I am a wedding photographer.

In my free time, I play piano; I am an avid coffee shop enthusiast and a 5k runner. On my desk, a quote by Mark Twain reads, “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.” I love beautiful sunsets, Christmas, early mornings, rainy days (not on a wedding day!), traveling and spending time with my friends and families creating memories of our own.

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Connecting on a personal level

The heartfelt moments you, your partner and your friends and families share on your wedding day are authentic and passionate. To truly tell your story and capture those moments to the best of my ability, it’s important that we get to know one another. When you feel comfortable with us, the emotional walls come down and we will be able to photograph the “real” you.

From the very beginning, my goal has been to capture genuine, natural moments. I never want my photographs or subjects to feel forced. My goal is to tell your story; to share images with you that inspire emotion and joy. Connection plays a crucial role in that, which is why I place a huge emphasis on getting to know the couples and families I photograph.

Publications

I have been working as a Chicago wedding photographer since 2007. I’ve won many awards and accolades over the years and have been featured in many of the industry’s leading magazines, including: Rangefinder Magazine, LensCulture, Magnum, La Grande, Carts & Cake, Memorable Indian Weddings, Southern Bridge, Jim Couture, Aisle Perfect, Contemporary Bridge, Wedding Wire – Real Wedding, FotoRelax, Best of Weddings, Wedded Wonderland, La Bridge, Filter-Grade, Zankyou and on Style Me Pretty.