Food + AtmosPhere


About Brian . . .

Brian has been capturing weddings, events, couples, and families with fig since 2006. His weddings have been featured in Chicago Sun-Times Splash Magazine, Modern Luxury Brides Magazine, and Be U Weddings Blog. Brian candidly and creatively captures the moments, the emotions, and the many little events that make up your wedding day. Then when necessary, he directs the couple and groups to look their best selves. This combination of the two approaches results in “candidly beautiful” photographs. Brian is very familiar with the many wedding venues in the city of Chicago and it’s suburbs. He is also available to travel wide and far.

“My wedding photography is a reflection of the couple’s relationship with each other, and their guests. I ask myself – what emotions, what moments, would I want to have captured at my own wedding (all of them). I like to get as close as I can to all the wedding-day action. I look for unique lighting, go for creative angles, and time my shots carefully so you look your best. I am always looking to advance my style of photography, by capturing images that I will be proud to add to my portfolio of work.”

Brian has been photographing events, food, interiors, and portraits with fig media since 2006. He has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois Chicago, and a Master's in Photography at "fig University". Brian has been at the fore front of many new, fun, and creative photo endeavors with fig, and has helped form the fig photo documentary/editorial style of corporate photography. He has been great with calibrating with the photo and film team on an assortment of client's visual media projects.

Brian's creative story telling skills are underlined when covering an event. "I like to capture the people, the location, the awards, and the fun. So that when the client views their photos, they can relive the celebration." Brian has photographed food + drink, interiors, and products for restaurants, hotels, and international commercial brands.

Praise . . .

"Brian Carey's work has come across my desk recently (the Jason Wu event w/ Saks at the Art Institute), and I have to say I was completely blown away. His images are the perfect example of the mix we're looking for: posed shots of guests, candids of them in conversation/mingling, close-ups of food/decor, and wider venue/atmosphere shots." – Modern Luxury Magazine

WOW—what an incredible display of photography you captured from Friday!!! STUNNING!! I am so impressed and want to hire you for EVERY SINGLE EVENT!!! I missed seeing so many guests and here I get to relive it again!!! I cannot tell you how happy I am and grateful for your eye for detail and flair—you are a true artist!! – Jennifer Chase, IHLA

"Brian was a great photographer throughout our wedding planning and wedding day. Not only did he offer creative ideas and recommendations, he also was able to coordinate the wedding day successfully with very tight time windows, even directing other vendors when needed. We would definitely recommend fig's services to anyone getting married!" – Meghan + Marshall

Clients . . .

BMW. Hermes. Mariano's. Sophisticated Living Magazine. The Shriver Center. Veuve Clicquot. Moet Hennesy. Michigan Avenue Magazine. Saks Fifth Avenue. The Peninsula Hotel Chicago. The Sheraton Hotel. Virgin Hotel Chicago. US LBM Holdings. Owens Corning. Philips. University of Chicago. Chicago Social/Moden Luxury Magazine. Sophisticated Living Magazine. NoMi. Forbidden Root. Moet Hennessy. UnleashWD. Wright Living. Jones Lang LaSalle. Pilates Connection. World Ventures Foundation. Lynn Sage Cancer Foundation. Sterling Partners. Cycle For Survival. Zrii. KI Furnishings. NeoCon Chicago. The Merchandise Mart. Mesirow Financial. Lettuce Entertain You. Fresco 21 Restaurant.