Photo by Ismary Torres


I can’t recommend Chris enough. He was great about working within my schedule and was overall incredibly flexible. Most importantly, the photos turned out beautifully; he captured the vibe I had hoped for and the editing was nicely done while still appearing subtle. His utilization of the space was awesome as well. A+!
— Lianna | Jazz Vocalist
My fiancé and I were fortunate enough to have Chris shoot our engagement photos. We agreed on a wonderful outdoor location and Chris’s vision on how to best utilize this scenic space really exceeded our expectations. He was thorough, organized, very professional, and it was obvious that he put some thought into our specific shoot. He worked with us on selecting the best pictures and rapidly provided us with a fantastic final product.
— Tom | CPA/Financial Analyst
Chris took the photo for my save the date and he was an immense help from the start. When we couldn’t think of any special locations, he went out of his way to not only brainstorm some ideas, but also reserve and coordinate the space for us. Chris understood our vision for our shoot from the start and he succeeded in bringing it to life through his photography. We’ve received so many compliments on our photo and we owe it all to the artistic direction that Chris provided. I would highly recommend Chris for any photography needs!
— Frankie | Sales Manager
Working with Chris on our photoshoot was so much fun. He took account of my branding, style, and the kind of elements I really love and put them together beautifully. From scouting out locations to deciding on outfits and poses. Chris made everything super simple and took care of all the details. I’m glad I worked with Chris because he is very focused on the details - whereas I’m a whirlwind of ideas, actions and sometimes just shoot from the hip. He turned all of my ideas into amazing photography that I now use on my website, marketing, press materials, and social media. He helped me raise the bar on the work I do and to really emanate the big vision I wanted for myself and my brand. Thanks a million Chris!
— Isabelle | Singularity Storyteller

My not so typical story.
Hola! My name is Chris and I'm a lifestyle photographer based in Chicago focused on capturing emotionally raw imagery for adventurous spirits.

About me... I'm a native Chicagoan and believe in traveling far and capturing local. I specialize in outdoor and natural light photography. But I also do food photography and small events. I'm driven by catching light and candid beauty in a way that leaves my clients feeling confident and excited to work with me again. Everybody and every place has a story and my mission is to capture and share those stories.

The name... Nomad + Camera. I'm a nomad at heart, battling an addiction to maps and menus. I booked a one-way ticket from Chicago to Australia in 2013 and have been on the go since. I only took a backpack and my camera bag when departed the States, not knowing which direction my life was going to go, but I was determined to make it work. Since then I’ve been to over 30 countries, 6 continents, slept in all sorts of places, tried some really odd food (including bull penis which supposed to have some beneficial nutrients), formed many incredible relationships, experienced so many different cultural traditions, and most importantly learned anything was possible with determination and positive thinking. Don't believe me? Check out Behind the Postcards, my interview series with nomadic and businessminded souls from around the globe who are able to balance work and travel!

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