Welcome to Astrapia Experience
Award-Winning Wedding & Portrait Photography in Chicago
Offering top-rated sessions and photography services to the Chicago area, Astrapia Photography has the skills and expertise to amaze and surpass expectations.
We promise to tell your story through beauty, emotion, and relationships, capturing the magic and unique memories of your special day.Get a Quote
What Sets Us Apart
You should enjoy every minute of your day, so my team’s goal is to eliminate stress on your part, allow margin for creativity and spontaneity, and be attentive to every detail. We plan and prepare completely, listen, and understand your expectations. We limit our wedding assignments to devote time to you. Your wedding is not about our time, it’s about yours.
The gifted wedding photographer is part photojournalist, artist, and highly sensitive to emphasizing beauty, capturing spontaneous emotions and body language. Every wedding has some “staged” photos. It’s the magic created in recognizing spontaneous and unscripted expressions that defines masterful wedding photography. My team and I have the skills and expertise to amaze and surpass expectations.
“We valued recommendations from recently married couples. One of those recommendations was Armen with Astrapia Photography. Now that our wedding album is complete, we couldn’t be happier for choosing these professionals. Armen took his time explaining the different options and making recommendations, he showed us several samples of his work so we could make an informed decision.”
– John Y.
Armen literally grew up with photography; his family home was above his father’s studio. From a very young age, he began to develop his technical skills in the darkroom, and by the time he was 17, he had photographed his first wedding. He immigrated to the United States in 2000, is now a proud US citizen, and an avid Chicago Bulls fan. His father never insisted that Armen pursue a career in photography, but rather encouraged him to pick a vocation and be the best he could be. With that approach, his father said, everything else would fall into place and success would follow.
Now, with more than two decades of experience, Armen has honed his skills in hundreds of weddings, of all styles and sizes, in churches, castles, estates and landmark buildings.Contact Armen
Schedule a Session
We can meet when most convenient – home or office, wedding venue, or by Skype. Our discovery session should take no longer than an hour. We are flexible, and can adjust to busy lifestyles or extend sessions as preferred.