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Arciniega Abel Small
Why I photograph weddings: 

Weddings are a blast. Think about it. You have 2 people who are truly in love with one another, celebrating that love with friends and family. It does not get better than that, and I am there to document it all. What a feeling. 

My favorite quote: 

“Sell yourself as the best, because no one else will”
– Abel Arciniega 

My favorite dessert: 


My favorite place to visit: 

Guadalajara, Mexico 

My ideal Friday night: 

Pizza, wife, 2 kids and my dog. It doesn’t matter what we are watching on TV as long as we are together. 

A little more about me: 

I am a full-time working photographer in the great city of Chicago. I worked as an editorial shooter for about 8 years with a few newspapers before I started my own photo studio. For the past 6 years I have been the team photographer for the Major League Soccer team Chicago Fire FC and currently started shooting for the Major League Rugby team Chicago Hounds.

I have a wide range of clients that vary from the Lurie Cancer Center, Choose Chicago and have been on a national tour with several huge artists and comedians. On my free time I love to go back to my roots of painting and illustration. I am an avid runner and have been jumping rope a lot for the past 2 years. I am super easy-going and love to have fun while creating interesting frames. Cold beer and an occasional tequila also make me smile.