Welcome to I&S Photography!

Ivana & Steven are a husband & wife photography duo in Chicago focused on natural light, candid moments, and letting love shine. We create clean, joyful, and vibrant images for you to cherish for a lifetime.

We first met in youth group and attended the same high school. Our time at Indiana University (go Hoosiers!) blossomed into a long distance relationship. Through the distance, the good, the hard, and the worth it, our relationship culminated in a marriage well worth the wait. God comes first in our marriage and we couldn't be more thankful for His plan in bringing us together. 

We photograph weddings and families in Chicago but love to travel worldwide! We are so glad you're here.

Scroll down to learn more about our quirks and what make us tick.

Our Favorites:

  • Weekend getaways to travel the world

  • Costco shopping dates

  • Indulging in a new Netflix show

  • Biking along the Chicago lakefront

  • Mischief with our 2 cats: Matteo & Valentina

  • Board game nights, especially when it involves Settlers of Catan

Ivana Chen

  1. Avid documenter who loves to journal, reflect, and take a lot of pictures of food.

  2. Eager host to guests, but won't know how to make coffee given I'm a tea drinker.

  3. Big planner who loves to create agendas for vacations, birthdays, and surprise get-togethers.

  4. Can't watch anything scary unless you want me hiding behind pillows the whole time.

  5. Trying new recipes.

Ivana's Favorites:


Special thanks to  Maria Harte Photography  for the photos!

Special thanks to Maria Harte Photography for the photos!

Steven Chen

  1. News fanatic always keeping up with the latest. ProductHunt. WSJ. Techcrunch. You name it.

  2. Aspiring BMW or German car owner.

  3. Dog lover husband married to a cat loving wife. 

  4. Always seeking the perfect haircut (bonus points if it includes a neck or hand massage).

  5. Big fan of late night shows.

Steven's Favorites:

  • Apple products and all things tech

  • Taiwanese food

  • Massages

  • Coffee

  • Friends (TV show)

  • Stout beers

  • Smart home devices

  • Start-up culture

  • Upgrading home interiors

Our Equipment:

We are Canon shooters and DJI junkies. Here is a link to the gear we use at every shoot!