Giving couples a stylistic wedding with all the elements of
candid and traditional moments was our goal with the birth of Cornerstone Photography. Being officially launched in the summer of 2000, our roots and first weddings go all the
way back to 1989. Owners Mark and Laura Humpa met in college while attending Columbia College in Chicago. After graduation Mark pursued his career within the commercial and fashion photography industry, and eventually became an associate agent to a number of photographers and graphic artists around the country. Meanwhile, Laura worked as a photojournalist with the Daily Herald newspaper in the Chicagoland area and as an assistant photographer for the Chicago Cubs. Laura was also chosen to study under
renowned photojournalist Eddie Adams in upstate New York during this time.
Married in 1994, we continued as a team to follow in our photographic disciplines, but found ourselves being requested more and more to photograph weddings of friends, family and colleagues. At that time the wedding photography industry was changing, requests for a more photojournalistic style
was replacing traditional styles of the past. By June of 2000 the majority of our photographic work was strictly weddings and so it was decided to officially incorporate ourselves as Cornerstone Photography. Since then our company
has been recognized as one of the finest boutique photography studios. We’ve photographed hundreds of weddings both nationally and internationally and
been published throughout the country.