Fernando Rodriguez (he/him/his)

Hello, I’m Fernando Rodriguez, a portrait and dance photographer based in the vibrant city of Chicago. I absolutely love what I do, capturing beautiful moments and helping people feel amazing in front of the camera. You know, I have this motto: “Smile, dance, and have a good time!” And that’s exactly what I bring to every photoshoot. I believe that laughter and joy are the secret ingredients to creating stunning images.

Aside from being a passionate photographer, I’m also a professional dancer and choreographer. My deep understanding of movement and body language allows me to bring out the best in my clients during their sessions. I’ll guide you through poses and capture your unique energy, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident throughout the session. I specialize in portrait photography because I believe in the timeless power of photographs to tell our stories, be remembered, and to cherish for generations.

Everyone deserves a safe space to discover and express themselves, and that’s what I like to provide in the studio. A few weeks before your photoshoot we’ll have a consultation, this is where we’ll get to know each other and tailor a session specifically to you and your vision.

Oh, and did I mention I’m a dog lover too? I have two furry companions who bring so much joy to my life. If you’re a fellow dog lover, we can even incorporate your beloved pets into the shoot!

My ultimate goal is for you to leave your session feeling beautiful, empowered, and ready to conquer the world.

I can’t wait to meet you!


“I first met Fernando by zoom meeting and while talking and discussing about the photoshoot I could tell how experienced he was by the way he had everything planned out. He was very upfront with pricing and easy to talk to. The entire time of the photoshoot he made me feel comfortable. The process of putting together my gift for my fiance was in a timely manner and he filled all my requests (which is difficult to do sometimes). I could not have been more happier of my experience with Fernando and would recommend him to anyone. The pictures were creative and bold.”

“Fernando is super creative, kind and professional and it was a joy getting to work with him! Everything was communicated clearly before, during and after the shoot which I really appreciate. I have a tendency to be a bit indecisive and during the shoot he helped me choose outfit options and poses. It was a safe environment in terms of both health precautions and artistic exploration.”

“If you want a photographer who will shoot the real you in a comfortable and artistically open space then this is it!”

“A brilliant photographer, one of my favorite photoshoots ever! Made me feel so pretty and had the best time! Then was shocked by the presentation of the photos I will have to look back at forever!! Thanks for helping me bring in my 50th with a bang!”

Chicago, IL ⎮  fernandorodriguezphotography@gmail.com