WELCOME TO DARKROOM JOE’S PHOTOGRAPHY.
Darkroom Joe’s Photography in Chicago, IL is a unique photography experience which makes that perfect first impression you are looking for. By using creative photography tactics, we are able to show your concert, event, wedding or any other type of photography in ways you could only imagine. Whether the photos are of a wedding, concert, sporting event, family portraits or something else, our top-notch eye-catching images will create positive energy for your clients, customers, friends, and family.
We are committed to making sure that our photographs translate the perception of quality and value that you are looking for. We are available for any occasion or location, big or small- just ask!
Our love of seizing the feelings and emotions of our subjects, captured in the split second of a shutter click, brings us together for a dynamic experience in not just pictures, but real moments.
MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE LENS
MEET JOE HOUSTON.
After moving to Chicago in 2007, Joe Houston’s girlfriend put a camera in his hands, and like his late father, Joe realized that photography was much more than a hobby.
Even though he began his career in photography as an adult, Joe dove right in, starting with his love of classic cars. Soon he started shooting live action and realized that this is where his passion is and strengths really lie.
A few short years of picking up a camera, Joe found himself shooting local and worldwide bands/musicians such as Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, YES, Paul McCartney, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Jackson Browne to name a few; popular individuals & celebrities including Sophia Loren, Ralphie May, Andrew Dice Clay, Tom Ricketts, Kerry Wood; major political figures and even received clearance to multiple Presidents of the United States, the President of Ecuador; Rafael Correa and many other world leaders.
Joe has always done graphic design and built websites, but now he can also include his own personal signature, in the form of a creative photo.
WHAT WE LOVE
IT NEVER FEELS LIKE WORK WHEN YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO.
Our love of seizing the feelings and emotions of our subjects, captured in the split second of a shutter click, brings Darkroom Joe’s Photography together for a dynamic, creative experience in not just pictures, but real moments.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have, whether they’re about concert photography, wedding photography, portfolios, portraits, or any other form of photography.
SOFTER TOUCH PHOTOS? GITTA MARIE
ENGAGEMENTS, NEWBORN PHOTOS & MORE
Gitta’s love for photography started at the age of 14. Gitta received her first camera for her 8th grade graduation, a Kodak EK160 instant camera. Retaining more knowledge, she upgraded to a 35mm camera.
Moving up to nature and landmark buildings really caught her eye. Digital soon came into play and so did photographing concerts in the park, festivals and carnivals. Catching that precise moment that would stand still for a lifetime is her main goal when photographing.
Weddings and special occasions is what she is most passionate about these days, being part of someones special day and capturing that moment that they lived, but only she sees through the lens. Presenting the outcome to the clients and seeing the joy it brings to them is why she loves photography.