I raise my hand to my eye, and light comes through the beautiful machine. My name is Tuan H. Bui, and I am a photographer from Chicago, Illinois. This place is where I show you who I am and what I do.
Authenticity via Antiquity

Authenticity via Antiquity

I own a beautiful old brass lens from the turn of the century, and it’s horrible.
Married: Katie & Bill

Married: Katie & Bill

Katie and I went to high school together in Libertyville, many years ago. When planning for her wedding with Bill, I don’t she think talked to any photographers besides me; during our first meeting, she said she trusted me.
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Ricky & Jenny: Riviera Maya Wedding

Ricky & Jenny: Riviera Maya Wedding

Once, Ricky was asked by Jenny what it meant to be Mexican. He had to think about it for a while, but his response was, “Sharing food with people you love.”
Heroes & Villains: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Heroes & Villains: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

What if I told you that for three days of the year, in one very special place, all of the worlds heroes and villains converge in one vast hall?
Engagement - Travis & Julie

Engagement – Travis & Julie

On a bookshelf in the Bucktown loft that Travis and Julie share is a shelf full of Lonely Planets from at least ten different countries. On top of that shelf is a plastic float that has “Will you marry me Julie?” on it.
The difference a few seconds can make

The difference a few seconds can make

Last Wednesday (coincidentally, my 30th birthday) I was in San Francisco with Jack, walking around SoMa, with my camera of course. I saw a woman leaning against a wall, talking on her cell, and snapped a photo. Not the greatest photo – if I had to do it over, I’d have used a lens capable...
Kate & Matt Engagement

Kate & Matt Engagement

Katie & Matt’s engagement session took place on a rather frosty Chicago day. Despite the cold, Katie and Matt laughed and chatted happily throughout our shoot. These guys had great chemistry together, and it really made my job easy – I love it when I can just let a couple be themselves!
Embrace me as I'm dying

Embrace me as I’m dying

I bought some tulips from the Flower & Garden show last week. They are now dying. Yet even so, their passing falls through endless states of grace, even at the last.
2013 Styled Engagement Shoot Contest (closed)

2013 Styled Engagement Shoot Contest (closed)

In collaboration with Naturally Yours Events, I am once again giving away an amazing styled engagement shoot!
Portrait of a Planner

Portrait of a Planner

Having moved here recently from Durham, North Carolina, Samantha Dockery of Bliss By Sam Events wanted portraits that reflected her new home, and State Street around the Chicago Theatre was the perfect place.
Visit to a Master: Algimantas Kezys

Visit to a Master: Algimantas Kezys

If you’re a devotee of any art, you probably have your own crushes, idols and heroes – those whose style you lust after, those that you wish you could be, and those that inspire you, respectively.
Stylish people have stylish homes

Stylish people have stylish homes

I first met Darren Allen-Dunn while I was at a trade show. I remember thinking to myself, “Damn, I wish I dressed as sharp as this guy.” Darren is an event designer and producer out of Chicago, and we only had the chance to talk for a moment, but we did get to trade business...
Kate's Senior Portraits

Kate’s Senior Portraits

All right, I have to admit – although I’ve done many portraits over the years, this was the first senior portrait session that I’ve ever done.
Hannah & Ryan Engagement

Hannah & Ryan Engagement

These guys are awesome. Even before the shoot, Hannah was encouraging me to try out new ideas and go wild with my shots!