Martin Hernandez Rosas is a minimalist filmmaker and photographer whose work explores universal emotions and the relative relationship between any two given counterparts. Focusing on Cinema Verite, he proceeds to capture the emotional framework that binds us together, nostalgic relationships - between people, places, and things. Martin Hernandez Rosas holds a BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.



Did you go to school for photography? No, I graduated from UIC with a degree in film production and transitioned into photography after college.

How long have you been in business? I have been freelancing since college. I shot my first wedding in 2014 after graduating from college. 

How much do you charge for a wedding? My wedding photography pricing currently starts at $1,400. I raise my prices each season to keep up with demand and to maintain the best equipment for my clients. For full event pricing information please fill out a contact form so we can chat.

How much is a retainer for a wedding? I only require a $300 retainer which goes towards the total cost of the event. The remaining balance is due a week before the event date.

Do you offer discounts for non-weekend weddings/elopements? Yes, I do! I’d love to talk with you about your non-weekend wedding/elopement. Email me so we can start a conversation about it. Your wedding/elopement must be Monday-Thursday to receive a discount.

Do you travel for events? Yes. I’ve shot weddings outside the US and the state of Illinois.

Do you offer prints? Although our current photos live on the internet I still offer prints and albums.

How do you deliver your photos? All of my sessions are delivered digitally though a private gallery. 

Do you do shoots outside of weddings? Yes. I do lifestyle photo sessions, event photography, and set photography. 

How much does a lifestyle session with you cost? My lifestyle session’s start at $325 for a one hour session.

Do you have a studio space? No, I am an on-location photographer with a home office. 

Do you have a style of shooting? I’m what you would call a documentary photographer.  I’m more interested in capturing the day as it unfolds instead of posing people or having a backdrop in the venue.

You say that you don’t pose people but you have a lot of posed photos? I tend not to pose people but I do give my clients the option of a slightly posed session if time permits.

I like your photos. What type of cameras do you use? I’m currently photographing all my events with Fujifilm X-series cameras. They are small powerful mirrorless cameras that allow me to be discrete.