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We are a creative husband and wife team, based in Chicago but available worldwide. Paola studied film and cinematography in Collumbia College in Chicago, and has experience working as wedding photographer and filmmaker for more than 10 years. Her professional background also includes TV and live video production. She is the founder of Vivid Photo and Video and the visual mastermind behind it. Ivan is an artist and a musician, as well as a graphic design guru. He is the glue that holds everything together during the wedding day, acting as the audio engineer, second videographer and lighting guy. We have a small team of associates that we love working with, who are just as professional and creative in what they do as we are.

We love travelling, having new and unique experiences, making home cooked meals, and experimenting with different art forms. We compliment each other artistically and constantly look for new ways to have fun in the process.



I wish I could give a million stars to Paola, she would deserve every one of them. My guests were going out of their way to track me down just to let me know how wonderful she was and how much they loved her. She is an endless delight to pose for, clearly taking so...Read More
Wedding Date: 11/05/2016


We did our wedding photography and videography through Vivid Photo and Video. What an amazing company to work with! Paola, the owner, is simply amazing. We connected with her the second we met her. We were both worried about being nervous in front of the camera, but she sets you at ease instantly and lets...Read More
Wedding : 10/29/2016


First class wedding videographer! She was very willing to suit my needs and communication was in progress throughout the whole process! The video was shot in a high quality and everyone said it looked like a real music video! Very impressed and would highly recommend Paola Ignatova to anyone I know!
Wedding Date: 10/09/2015


I am so thankful I found Paola! Her personality makes every second with her enjoyable. She has a true passion for capturing life’s most important moments. She did such an amazing job with our wedding, that there was no doubt in our minds that she was the only person we trusted to photograph our newborn...Read More
Wedding Date:12/26/2014


It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Paola from Vivid photo and video. She was exceptional and captured all our special moments beautifully. She was very enthusiastic and creative throughout the entire day. She was with us from 9am until midnight and did not stop for a second. The quality of her work...Read More
Wedding Date: 06/05/2016


Such a FANTASTIC experience! Paola is this beautiful breath of fresh air that will capture your very essence. She will bring the best out of you and has a brilliant eye for detail. Our photos are stunning and she manages to keep up with the madness of your wedding day with such grace. I look...Read More
Wedding Date: 10/22/2016


Vivid photography did an AMAZING job capturing the special moments at our wedding, August 3rd, 2013. Paola has such an easy going personality, which helped our big day run smoothly. She was on-time, flexible and did not waste any time getting the photos taken. She also had some great ideas for poses and was patient...Read More
Wedding Date: 08/03/2013


Vivid Photo and Video did a wonderful job for our wedding! Paola is amazing. She met with us before the big day to discuss everything we wanted. She had some great ideas and was always there to answer any questions I had as an anxious bride. Our wedding happened to be on the coldest October...Read More


We first met Paola at my sister’s wedding a year before ours. Paola’s personality, professionalism, creativity and amazing photos made it an easy decision to have her photograph our wedding as well. The process of taking pictures can quickly become a stressful part of the day but Paola’s calm, yet directive, personality made our pictures...Read More
Wedding Date: 07/02/2014

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