Kina combines a love for visual storytelling with a passion for beauty and authenticity in her art- whether shooting weddings, working with commercial clients or collaborating on editorial projects. Shooting a mixture of medium format and 35mm film along with more modern digital cameras gives a continuous fresh perspective to her work and ties Kina to the classic photos from the public lexicon and her own childhood that continue to inspire her to pick up a camera and document today.
Starting her photography career in 2010, Kina quickly made a name for herself as one of the most trusted wedding photographers in Chicago with her attention to detail, commitment to an approach mixing documentary and editorial styles, and calmness under pressure. She has more recently been applying these skills in an increasing amount of lifestyle and commercial projects and enjoys telling the stories of the brands she works for with the same dedication to excellence. Though widely published, Kina’s proudest accomplishment has always been delivering beautiful work to satisfied clients.
Chicago is home base for Kina where she resides in the West Loop neighborhood. When not working, some of Kina’s favorite pastimes include exploring and enjoying Chicago’s robust food scene, working on always unfinished art projects and traveling to sunny destinations.