Paola Ignatova - Mihova
founder / lead photographer / cinematographer
A Columbia College Chicago graduate in Cinematography, Paola has a wide range of experience in various kinds of production – from small independent films, TV production, and live corporate events.
She started photographing weddings while still in college to help supplement her never ending photo and video equipment purchase list. She worked for a few major Chicago wedding photography studios for over seven years, before moving on her own and founding Vivid Photo & Video in 2014 .
cinematographer / designer
Ivan is the creative core of the company. His various design skills have helped us to define our brand and high standard of quality in the delivery of every project.
Ivan has experience working in international advertising agencies on multi-national brand campaigns in the role of a senior graphic designer and art director. His ability to create outstanding designs from scratch has gained him the term “most valuable player” in more than one setting.
When he is not freelancing on the weekends, you can see him dragging gear, flying drones and running around helping with audio, lights, and everything else that goes into filming weddings.
Together, we travel the world, enjoy home made meals and strive to bring art both into our personal and professional lives.
With the help of our outstanding associates and second shooters, we strive to run Vivid Photo & Video as a small boutique studio. One that cares deeply about creating meaningful connections with out clients.
We provide services that are very personal in nature. We are invited to witness some of the most emotional and important moments in our clients’ lives. We never take that trust for granted. We cherish that honor and do our best to capture those moments with beauty and grace.