About us

The Kovalchuks

Hi there!
For those, who are new here and doesn’t know us, - meet Alex and Lidiya, The Kovalchuks, a Chicago based team of a Wedding Photographer and a Wedding Videographer. We are married and love to capture other people getting married. We do candid Wedding Photography and Videography. It’s our passion, full-time job and main specialization.

A little bit about us..

We define ourselves as a lucky couple. Not only we do what we love and believe in, but also we are able to do that with our better half. We believe in marriage and know that it's a hard daily work. Maybe that's why we love weddings so much. The creation of a new family brings us joy and belief in true love. We don't really know how it works, but usually our clients are crazy in love with each other, playful and very kind, just the way we desire to be.

Alex and I are married for almost 4 years already. And there is no other decision we’re so sure about. We are happy together! Dirty socks and daily routine don’t make us mad. Some say, not yet, hold on, in a couple of years you will see. But you know what? We don’t care! We enjoy being a family! We believe in true love. For some it might sound childish, but we really do! Our relationship started with a 2 years long distance challenge. Skeptics were saying: "Forget it", we got married instead. So, yes, there is love in this world. If you are as crazy in love as we are, we feel you.

Brides who booked us before say we are fun, easy-going and super positive people. And we believe, that’s truth. We love candid shots, slow dances and sentimental tears. We’re working as a Wedding photo + video team for 3 years already. We’ve learned so much from our couples, most of them became good friends of ours. Looking forward to meeting new people, capturing new weddings and learning new things.

As of now we are living and working in Chicago, IL. However, we love to travel. So, don’t hesitate to contact us from any state.

What should you know about us before booking your wedding?!

Either you book a photo only or photo + video package, you’ll stick with these two - Alex and Lidiya, your wedding production duo. We both will be by your side all day long. Here are some facts about us for you to know us better:

- We are absolutely positive and open minded people. We adjust easy to your wedding day schedule and what might occur during the day.

- We didn’t hire a photographer or videographer for our wedding. Now we are very sorry about that decision.

- Our native language is Ukrainian. So be prepared for some cute Slavik accents. Besides English, we also speak Russian, German and a little bit of Polish.

- Not all of the brides and grooms like this one, but... We are in love with wedding cakes.

- We read books (it’s not connected with weddings, just wanted to show off).

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