Metts Photo

Registration for our first Intro to photography workshop is now open!


We have been wedding photographers for 10 years now. With each passing year we grow more and more passionate about helping other people take great photos, too. Taking a photo is easy, but it takes thought and skill to capture an image that tells a story while nailing the composition.

Whether you want to learn the basic functions of your camera, how to make sure your lighting is good, or how to use your phone to take pictures that can help market your business, this workshop is about helping you grow.

February 7, 2015
9:00am-5:00pm (lunch will be provided)

Have questions? View a detailed timeline of the day and some FAQs.

Michael & Karina’s home, just outside Chicago.

Investment: $325
If you reserve your spot by October 31st you will receive $50 off with the code: earlybird

Register here.

posted on October 15, 2014 by michael

Skyloft intimate elopement: Styled shoot out event


I am so excited to announce our first styled shoot out! Kristina from Vision of Elegance is working with us to put this event together. A stylized shoot is a great way for photographers to work alongside other professionals in the industry as they put together a mock event. We are opening this opportunity up to other photographers who are just getting started in wedding photography or photographers who are looking to practice new shooting techniques or just want to update their portfolios.

The shoot out is inspired by this year’s winter colors, and a timeless classic city wedding.

The styling will be directed by event planner Kristina from Vision of Elegance. Karina from Metts Photo will be the lead photographer for this event, and is there to help other photographers as well.

If you would like to join us for this exclusive event, please e-mail me at for details.

The registration fee is $75.00 and is limited to the first 4 photographers. Once you register we will e-mail you with an inspiration board and more details.

Saturday Nov 8 2014

Bridgeport Art Center

Click here to register.

We are so excited to dress up this space and can’t wait to work with you!

Vendors involved:

Venue: Bridgeport Art Center
Event Planner: Kristina-Vision of Elegance
Photographer: Karina-Metts Photo

Hair: Madilyn
Baked Goods: Bake Me Happy
Stationary: Amanda Day Rose
Props: Rent Vintage Chicago
Florist: Blumgarten & Co.

posted on September 29, 2014 by karina

Last soccer practice of the season


It was the last soccer practice of the season for Elena. I really didn’t know what to expect from the past two months, but Elena has grown so much this summer.

The first month of soccer we had to coax her, encourage her, and plead with her to actually participate in the sport. She actually loved going to practices, but once she was there she was more interested in chasing butterflies and skipping down the field waving to the spectators.

As I watched her on her last day of practice, I was so proud with how far she has come. She participates in all the drills (she used to stand in the same spot and allow the other kids to cut in line forfeiting her turn), and can even dribble the ball while running. However, I think her favorite part is still at the end when everyone puts their hands in. She stays there for a while after everyone disperses.

While she is not a star player by any means, I know she has developed mentally and physically. I’m excited for next summer.

Of course I forgot to bring our cameras…so my phone pictures will have to do.

posted on September 25, 2014 by karina