Steve and Olga Daubs created Steve Daubs Studios to offer an authentic and relaxed approach to modern wedding photography. They tell the story of your wedding day, and, in the process, showcase the way each individual is unique as they tell your stories.
Steve has spent nearly 30 years behind a camera, from his early days in newspaper photography to a passion for capturing the stories of people and places across the world. Steve’s work has appeared in magazines and newspapers across the world, including the New York Daily News, Sheffield Daily Star, and Kyiv Post. He has also had exhibitions of his documentary and fine art work in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Olga has found a passion for photography, but her background include work as a cartoon illustrator and wedding and events planner in her native Ukraine. Her eye for detail and calm demeanor bring great focus to your wedding images.
Our Approach: Storytelling Photography
We want your wedding day to be fun, not some kind of death march with endless line ups for portraits, staged “candid” photographs, and constant worry about the time. Instead, we want to capture real moments from throughout your day, the kinds of images which will tell the story of who you are on your wedding that you can look back on for many decades to come. We hang around with you and your friends, photographing what actually happens—the funny and emotional and, yes, even the sad moments that help to tell the story of your lives together.
Your wedding is a story that you’ve been making for months and years, one that expresses itself in your choices on your wedding day, the most important of which is your choice in a partner for life. But it also includes the favors you leave on the tables, the funny socks you wear, the cartoon character t-shirt hidden under your tuxedo, the family bible you carry with your bouquet, the locket with a photograph of your favorite grandmother that hangs around your neck.
It is a great honor to be invited into a couple’s life, even if just for a day, and we pay homage to the trust you give us by honestly, compassionately, and beautifully documenting one of the most important days of your lives.
complete wedding coverage begins at $2,800
Commercial, Photojournalism, Wedding
Black & White, Candid, Documentary, Photojournalistic