“SpectacuLights, as the name suggests, is indeed spectacular. Dwayne Kuan has been our official photographer at all of our major events for over five years.
Dwayne Kuan is not only an outstanding photographer, but is also kind, generous, easy to contact and extremely accommodating. His photographs capture the energy of the guests, the lively spirit of our parties and always showcase the different elements of our events. In addition to Dwayne’s phenomenal photographs, I was impressed with his ability to work the crowd. He effortlessly engages people and is always able to get great pictures of the guests. I would highly recommend SpectacuLights for any event.”
— Patty Hart, Development Coordinator, Highsight (Organizer of Eve of the Eve & Midsummer Eve of the Eve)
Patty Hart

“Dwayne Kuan did an outstanding job at our Eve of the Eve fundraiser. His photographs were exactly what we were looking for and showcased all elements of the event. He was easy to work with and extremely accommodating. I would highly recommend SpectacuLights for any event…big or small!”
— Melinda Green, Development Coordinator
HighSight (organizer of Eve of the Eve & Midsummer Eve of the Eve)
Melinda Green

“Dwayne from Spectaculights has been an amazing photographer to work with over the years. He has helped us to bring our mission to life in a fun and dynamic way. The pictures he takes to capture our mission, whether in the schools or at fundraising events, are incredible. He is always courteous and gets amazing shots without annoying our guests. Everyone is always excited to see the pictures he takes. We are so lucky to have worked with him for so many years and look forward to continuing to partner with him on our events in the future. ”
— Amy Drozda, Director
Big Shoulders Fund
Amy Drozda

“I had the pleasure of working with Dwayne during a large fundraising event for our non-profit organization. He was professional and courteous during the event, and very promptly provided me with the proofs after the event – I had them in less than 24 hours! All of the photographs he took turned out very well, and he was more than willing to work within the guidelines of our organizations style guide. I would highly recommend Dwayne to other individuals or businesses in need of photography services!”
— Laura Stevenson, Co-Chair of Gazebo Holiday Market
Junior League of Chicago
Laura Stevenson

“Dwayne is a true professional…..he has been our personal photographer for the last 4 years capturing our monthly charity organization, Stimulus Social Club, raise money through social gatherings for local Chicago charities. Dwayne’s positive energy, talent & genuine spirit result in the beautiful photos he takes of each of our guests. I would recommend Dwayne to anyone looking for someone to capture your special events….I personally hired him for my high school reunion!”
— Monica Canellis, Stimulus Social Club
Monica Canellis

“We had Dwayne of SpectacuLights photograph the Junior League of Chicago’s signature fundraiser, Luau with the League ‘A Sun-Kissed Summer Soiree’. Dwayne is an amazing photographer; he is very gifted and has an eye for everything. Everything went smoothly and seamlessly thanks to his wonderful professionalism. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer!”
— Marissa Wenk, Event Co-Chair Summer Soiree
Junior League of Chicago
Marissa Wenk

“Dwayne from Spectaculights was phenomenal to work with at our non-profit event, Surge for Thirst at the Douglas Dawson Gallery in Chicago. He was able to capture all aspects of this extraordinarily diverse event – including the guests, volunteers, entertainment, food, artwork, and silent auction items both indoors and outdoors – and did so unobtrusively while capturing posed and natural photos. We were most impressed with Dwayne’s professionalism while creating works of art himself, we are proud to display his photos as part of Surge for Thirst! From behind the lens, Dwayne connected with our guests and we received overwhelmingly great feedback both at the event and weeks later! We highly recommend him for all of your photographic needs and look forward to working with him in the future.”
— Rob Walsh, Director of Operations
Surge for Water
rob walsh, surge for water

“Dwayne is always my #1 choice for an event photographer. He’s very professional to deal with – great communication while working out details and we always receive a full set of photos within a couple of days. He has the outgoing and friendly personality required to approach groups, and he works tirelessly throughout the evening to get it done. Most importantly, he always makes sure he captures flattering and fabulous photos of everyone in the group before moving on!”
— Claudine Tambuatco
Claudine Tambuatco

“Anyone who puts work into creating an event or special occasion knows that utilizing a talented photographer to capture it is a must. After meeting Dwayne at other events in the city (and loving the photos he has taken of me at events!), it’s been a true pleasure to utilize Dwayne Kuan and SpectacuLights two consecutive years for a themed marquee fundraiser. He has proven himself to be a talented professional who brings a fresh, inviting and creative edge to our event. He is not only a pleasure to work with, but goes above and beyond – capturing not only the moments from an event, but really able to memorialize the essence of an event – the portrait work is top quality, and Dwayne always has a way of capturing great candids without interfering with the the event itself. Everyone looks great in photos, which are delivered quickly and with a completely thorough overview – not one aspect is left undocumented. In addition, Dwayne and his team blend seamlessly with any event to be an incredible value add. By the end of the night, he has built a strong rapport with attendees, and it’s clear he can have fun while remaining extremely professional. His working mode is a rare find and his work is truly top notch. In a competitive market, be sure your photography budget is well spent on hiring SpectacuLights. You will not be disappointed!”
— Lisa DeAngelis, Vice President/Chair of Halloween Masquerade Fundraiser, Lyric Opera Young Professionals
Lisa DeAngelis

“Dwayne did a great job at the Green Tie Ball XX capturing all of the different aspects of the gala, which there were many, as well as almost every one of the 2,000+ attendees having a great time. He was very professional, creative and thorough with his photography and we were pleased to receive a large number of fantastic photos!”
— Elizabeth Wypasek, past Events and Communications Manager
Chicago Gateway Green (organizer of the Green Tie Ball)
Elizabeth Wypasek

“I would recommend Dwayne Kuan with SpectacuLights to anyone in need of a talented, creative, and reliable photographer. My organization has worked with Dwayne for two years now, and I have personally worked with him on four different events. He always produces top quality photos with a wide variety to choose from. He shoots all requested photos and then some. Dwayne is a pleasure to work with, always happy to accommodate our last minute needs with a positive attitude and extremely quick photo delivery. I continue to be more impressed every time I have the opportunity to work with him!”
— Karrie Teel, past Events and Communications Manager
Chicago Gateway Green

Karrie Teel

“Working with Dwayne has been an absolute pleasure, and I would highly recommend SpectacuLights to any organization or individual seeking a skilled, professional and personable event photographer. During One Hope United’s annual Oktoberfest fundraiser, Dwayne beautifully captured the setting, the guests, and some of the memorable moments that made this such a special evening. It is a great benefit to work with a photographer who so effortlessly builds a friendly rapport with guests and event staff alike. His easygoing manner and contagious sense of humor make the experience of posing for photos (or having candids taken) fun and enjoyable for guests, rather than an annoyance, as can sometimes be the case. From an event coordinator perspective, Dwayne is very attentive and responsive to the needs or requests of staff throughout the night; it’s a huge plus to have a competent photographer in such an important role at a time when compelling photography grows more and more important with the prevalence of social media and web-based event promotion. Simply put, Dwayne is fantastic. Very much looking forward to working with SpectacuLights again.
— Jenaeth Markaj, Development Associate
One Hope United
Jenaeth Markaj

“It was an absolute joy to work with Dwayne Kuan from SpectacuLights. He captured every moment of our Hearts of Chicago fundraiser while being personable and enthusiastic when interacting with guests. Dwayne’s photographs were impressive and his work ethic was refreshing. Dwayne is professional, reliable and extremely talented. I would be thrilled to work with him again and again!”
– Kelly Poskonka, Youth Market Director
American Heart Association (Organizer of Hearts of Chicago)
Kelly Poskonka

“With my years in the fashion industry, Dwayne has been a delight to work with and one of my favorite photographers. Not only has he always been very professional, he also captured great photos of people and details of the event. This was very important with my submissions to our media contacts. Very impressed and will always put him on the ‘preferred’ list!”
— Souk Supantavong, Stylist/Fashion Show Producer
Souk Supantavong
“Dwayne’s professionalism is matched only by his kindness. For years, he has contributed his time and expertise to the National MS Society photographing multiple events. His pictures are rich with clarity and vision, and I’m always confident that he will accurately capture the atmosphere and feel of each event he attends.”
— Zachary Cheek, past Marketing Comm & Event Coordinator
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Zachary Cheek

“We hired SpectacuLights based on the quality and professionalism of the photos they can produce. Everyone was thrilled with the pictures from our last fundraiser. We’ve been recommending SpectacuLights to all of our supporters for all of their photo needs ever since and will definitely hire them for all of our events in the future.”
— Nelson Velazquez, Marketing Director
Salsation Theatre Company, NFP.
Nelson Velazquez