Anne Gil being radiant after a stellar performance

Elsie and Mark Say I Do

Deise, "The Lion Queen"



Elsa celebrating her birthday during the calm of a storm

Jennifer not only is a great dancer, but also makes these wonderful custom costumes. Click to order yours!

Legendary Dill Costa performing at "The Heartbeat of Brazil" at Ruth Page Center of the Arts

Jessica taking time to smell the flowers

Powerful women supporting each other

Chicago's Cultural Photographer will craft moments of your cultural experiences, performances, and portraits to keep Your Memories Moving Forward.


“Thank YOU for taking the time to take the beautiful pictures. You're very talented and I'm so grateful for you! In the times of where there is so much pain and sorrow, this Ofrenda has brought a whole community together and I'm in awe that we reconnect at this particular time. May our ancestors lead your way to great success. With much gratitude.”

“I met Daveed during an event and I loved his photography style. We became friends and did a photoshoot.

We went everywhere from the beach, to the streets and to birthday parties. Daveed has been present in every special moment of my life. On my wedding day, I couldn’t imagine having anyone only Daveed.

He is sweet, fun, loving and a gifted photographer. Daveed makes your special moment unique and memorable.”

“I hired Daveed Holmes to photograph the 2020 Arts in the Dark UPSIDE DOWN Halloween Parade because I absolutely loved the shots he took for one of the parade groups in a past parade. I was not disappointed, to say the very least! Daveed's shots captured the spirit of our event and of the particular nuances of each individual parade group. His enthusiastic yet gentle approach brings out the best in his subjects - and result in fantastic shots. He was a pleasure to work with - and I HIGHLY recommend him!”

“Our team had the pleasure of working with Daveed Holmes from Aperture Photography for our annual VC Investor luncheon. From the onset, his professionalism was evident. He didn't just take pictures; he captured the essence, energy, and excitement of the event. Each photo tells a story of the dynamics of the day, and I am thoroughly impressed with the results. If you're in need of someone to authentically document and bring out the best moments of your event, Daveed and his team at Aperture Photography come h”

“We were so grateful to have Daveed photograph our event. We reached out last minute and Daveed was still able to accommodate us. He was friendly, professional and sent the final photos very quickly after the event. Highly recommend!”