Chicago wedding photographer, Madi Ellis has been awarded by the WPJA for capturing raw emotions at weddings in a documentary style. Emotionally charged moments often make the image more evocative and real, as the feelings that come out transcend into the final picture and through to anyone who sees them. Chicago documentary wedding photography continues to grow in popularity as a style, as more couples opt for less staged, traditional photos in favor of candid pictures. Capturing documentary-style images at weddings requires a keen eye, understanding of composition, and attention to detail as the event goes along to ensure the truly impactful moments are recorded. The Chicago Wedding Photojournalist Association celebrates the beautiful images below and looks forward to seeing more marriage photos from Madi Ellis illustrating joy and excitement from the weddings of Chicago couples.