I’m a photography ninja here at Bozena Voytko Photography in Chicago IL. So, here is the thing- I have had about a dozen jobs: bank advisor, tourist agent, cat watcher, cleaning lady, waitress and even sales dude! (for about 3 minutes) But throughout my life I've looked for a magic and humor in every minute and tried to find something I will be able to flourish at.

A great photographer friend started me on this path by urging me to photograph weddings. as it would be a piece of cake. (Pun intended!) Throughout my varied careers photography has always been mysterious and beautiful art that I admired. So after a couple of freighting moments, I started to feel like a fish in a water. I found my stride and knew that this is what I was meant to do. I right away started with simple, organic and airy style with a photojournalistic approach.

I melt for flowing tulle skirts and timeless love stories. For the Groom who isn't afraid to sweep his Bride off her feet and the Bride who gets butterflies when she realizes she has found the man of her dreams. My clients have an eye for elegance and timeless details. We share an obsession for once-in-a-lifetime love stories and grand romantic gestures.

So, here I am, I fund a perfect place where what I do is in harmony with my believe that: 

I’m Bozena!

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Laughter is the best medicine and the best accessory you can wear is a smile.

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Anyone who tries to run their own business I think experience on their own skin it is not as beautiful as people think. On one side, yes you are working with what you love but then the back end is really hard work. Especially when the life doesn't stop and throws at us some unexpected problems. Let's be honest, 99% of us wake up every morning with the joy & excitement of wanting to go directly back to sleep.


That is why it is so important to find these things which motivate you to don't quit in that hard times. During my first years of trying my steps in photography, I had those moments as well. One day while waiting in line I caught a t-shirt with the U.S. Marine Corps emblem and the words "Pain is weakness leaving the body."


There’s a lot of wisdom in that quote and I decided to relate it to business. I wrote this on the wall above my desk and read it every day. It reminds me it takes time and hard work to achieve success.

Anyone who tries to run their own business I think experience on their own skin it is not as beautiful as people think. On one side, yes you are working with what you love but then the back end is really hard work. Especially when the life doesn't stop and throws at us some unexpected problems. Let's be honest, 99% of us wake up every morning with the joy & excitement of wanting to go directly back to sleep.


That is why it is so important to find these things which motivate you to don't quit in that hard times. During my first years of trying my steps in photography, I had those moments as well. One day while waiting in line I caught a t-shirt with the U.S. Marine Corps emblem and the words "Pain is weakness leaving the body."


There’s a lot of wisdom in that quote and I decided to relate it to business. I wrote this on the wall above my desk and read it every day. It reminds me it takes time and hard work to achieve success.

ROMANCE. FAMILY. LAUGHTER

What inspires me

My family >

A couple of years later someone shared a story of Deshun Wang on Facebook that caught my attention. It was about Deshun Wang, an 80-year-old Chinese runway model. He is best known for his impressive physique, but the truly inspirational quality about this octogenarian is his love of a challenge. Once I read his story I realized every time we doubt or think it is too late, we are simply giving our self-excuse. From that day on he become my inspiration.


Dehsan Wang says "Our potential can always be explored. When you think that it is too late... Be careful... Do not allow this to be an excuse to give up. No one can stop you from succeeding, except yourself!"


This is my new outlook on life. When I get shy or feel things are too hard, when I get lost in comparison or doubt myself, I go back to Deshun Wang life and his words. The truth is that many of life's failures are people who didn't know how close they were to success when they gave up. Thanks to Dehsan I don't see other direction than moving forward.

A couple of years later someone shared a story of Deshun Wang on Facebook that caught my attention. It was about Deshun Wang, an 80-year-old Chinese runway model. He is best known for his impressive physique, but the truly inspirational quality about this octogenarian is his love of a challenge. Once I read his story I realized every time we doubt or think it is too late, we are simply giving our self-excuse. From that day on he become my inspiration.


Dehsan Wang says "Our potential can always be explored. When you think that it is too late... Be careful... Do not allow this to be an excuse to give up. No one can stop you from succeeding, except yourself!"


This is my new outlook on life. When I get shy or feel things are too hard, when I get lost in comparison or doubt myself, I go back to Deshun Wang life and his words. The truth is that many of life's failures are people who didn't know how close they were to success when they gave up. Thanks to Dehsan I don't see other direction than moving forward.

ROMANCE. FAMILY. LAUGHTER

What inspires me

Back to my inspiration >

I'm a single mom to a beautiful girl. I was given such a great gift from life. It's just a whole different thing, she is a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks every day. Having a daughter gives me purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I'll be. I just want to be a better mom. When I come home my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug and everything that's happened that day just melts away.


I am blessed to be a proud mom and to have a profession that shows beauty in every woman. I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn't define herself by the way she looks but by the qualities that make her an intelligent, strong and responsible woman. She is my passion and my life.

I'm a single mom to a beautiful girl. I was given such a great gift from life. It's just a whole different thing, she is a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks every day. Having a daughter gives me purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I'll be. I just want to be a better mom. When I come home my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug and everything that's happened that day just melts away.


I am blessed to be a proud mom and to have a profession that shows beauty in every woman. I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn't define herself by the way she looks but by the qualities that make her an intelligent, strong and responsible woman. She is my passion and my life.

Daughter

My passion & My life

MY sweet, beautiful

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