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CAITLIN & LUKE EDUCATION

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH

that if we ever found success, we’d immediately turn 
around and share our knowledge with others.

WHEN WE WERE IN YOUR SHOES, WE VOWED

We've been where you are.

When Caitlin started our business as a sophomore in high school, she never dreamed we'd be where we are today... running this business & living our dream together, day in and day out. 

As wedding photographers who turned a dream into a full time business in college, we know exactly how you’re feeling! 

We know you have huge dreams for where your business could go. 

You're wondering if you're even cut out for this, and you're more than a little overwhelmed.

You don't know where to start, and you have SO many questions. 

But when you ask other photographers those questions, they don’t give you a complete answer- as if they're afraid you'll steal their success.

As a whole, you feel lonely in this big industry that you've fallen head over heels in love with.

We also know that you’re hugely passionate about your business and your work and will do anything to make this thing succeed! 


We see you over there hustling, working like crazy to make your dream a reality, & wondering if it's all worth it after all.

HEY, PHOTOGRAPHER... WE SEE YOU.

caitlin & luke EDUCATION

FOR
PHOTOGRAPHERS

We’d be the people we wished we’d had in our corner as new photographers.

And we’d do the things we wished photographers did when we started out.

Friend, we've been where you are, we get it, and we're here to walk you through it all… the crazy emotions, fears, questions and joys that come along with being a photographer. 

We know that this life is POSSIBLE, & we want to help you get to wherever seems impossible right now!

We specialize in mentoring sessions for both aspiring & established photographers, & we serve photographers all over Illinois & the United States through our online education & resources! 

We focus on building friendships with our students, and we believe wholeheartedly in the power of running a profitable business that brings joy to YOU and to the WORLD.



when you quit doing it alone. friend, you 
don’t have to do this by yourself anymore.

HUSTLING IS A LOT
MORE JOYFUL

that if we ever found success, we’d immediately turn
around and share our knowledge with others.

When we were in your shoes, we vowed

We've been where you are.

When Caitlin started our business as a sophomore in high school, she never dreamed we'd be where we are today... running this business & living our dream together, day in and day out. 

As wedding photographers who turned a dream into a full time business in college, we know exactly how you’re feeling! 

We know you have huge dreams for where your business could go.

You're wondering if you're even cut out for this, and you're more than a little overwhelmed.

You don't know where to start, and you have SO many questions. 

But when you ask other photographers those questions, they don’t give you a complete answer- as if they're afraid you'll steal their success.

As a whole, you feel lonely in this big industry that you've fallen head over heels in love with.

We also know that you’re hugely passionate about your business and your work and will do anything to make this thing succeed! 


We see you over there hustling, working like crazy to make your dream a reality, & wondering if it's all worth it after all.

hey, photographer... we see you.

caitlin & luke education

for photographers

We’d be the people we wished we’d had in our corner as new photographers.

And we’d do the things we wished photographers did when we started out.

Friend, we've been where you are, we get it, and we're here to walk you through it all… the crazy emotions, fears, questions and joys that come along with being a photographer. 

We know that this life is POSSIBLE, & we want to help you get to wherever seems impossible right now!

We specialize in mentoring sessions for both aspiring & established photographers, & we serve photographers all over Illinois & the United States through our online education & resources! 

We focus on building friendships with our students, and we believe wholeheartedly in the power of running a profitable business that brings joy to YOU and to the WORLD.



when you quit doing it alone. take a deep breath: You don't have to do this by yourself anymore.

Hustling is a lot more joyful

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If you've been searching for the PERFECT place to connect with photographers across the country (for real!), ask questions (without any judgement!!), and get access to exclusive training and content from established photographers (we're an open book!)... look no further!

 Come join the fun in our Facebook Community by clicking the button to the left! Each week, we share real, no-fluff, technical and proven tips that will take your business to the next level. Oh... and every once in a while, we give away a FREE mentoring session in the group!

CAITLIN & LUKE MENTORING

ONE ON ONE coaching

tell me more about mentoring

So... you're a business owner! Take a deep breath & let that reality sink in. No matter if you just bought your first website or if you've been running wedding days for 5 years, friend- you are a business owner!!

But somewhere along the way, you realized this whole being a business owner thing is really overwhelming. As in, you wear ALL the hats: social media manager, marketing department, human resources, editor, blogger, photographer, salesperson, travel agent, inbox manager... you name it. And in the midst of all those responsibilities, you sometimes forget you ever started this because you love PHOTOGRAPHY.

That's where we come in. We want to help you run a business that is profitable and solid from a business standpoint, so that you can focus as much as you want to on the part you love the most, and the reason you started this all in the first place.

i need to hear more about this!

If you're fearful that we're just some of those wedding photographers who will give you the bare bones answer because we're afraid you'll steal our secrets, gosh... that just isn't us! We're an open book, and our heart is truly to see you succeed! We believe that with enough hustle, motivation, and the right tools, you can reach your goals and take your business full time too. 

We're fully invested in you and in your mentoring experience from the day you inquire with us. At the start of each week, Luke and I have a meeting where we discuss the week ahead and pray over our business, our brides, our students, and our calendar for the week. We care deeply about our students and we care deeply that they feel loved and known throughout their entire mentoring experience! 

ALL THE PRAISE HANDS! I WANT IN!

"I’ve booked FIVE weddings since that mentoring call and switching my website and posts from everything to weddings & engagements!"

- ALEXA, NEW HAMPSHIRE

I'm in! What's my next step?

Caitlin & Luke Students are their own unique, precious and kind tribe of photographers who care about loving people well and running a profitable business that brings joy to the world.

Our C&L Students get to join our exclusive Facebook group, the Caitlin & Luke Business Growth Initiative, have access to tips & advice straight from Caitlin & Luke both at their mentoring session and afterwards, plus so much more.

With all the fun & surprises we have planned for you along the way, you'll feel known, valued, cared for, and celebrated from the second you become one of our students!!

let's do this... book my date!

We will be here swooning over your beautiful images, laughing with you as we share the mistakes WE made when we started out, giving you a massive hug at the end of your session and making sure you walk away with a solid plan and next steps after your session ends. By the time your mentoring session has come and gone, we'll be dear friends, and we'll stay in touch as you grow. It's really the best... and we can't imagine running our business any other way!!

Working with us is an experience... and if this experience is what you've been searching for in a mentor and a coach, you're in the right place, friend!!
COACHING SESSIONS ARE $500 FOR 2 HOURS

"I’ve booked FIVE weddings since that mentoring call and switching my website and posts from everything to weddings & engagements!"

"I’ve booked FIVE weddings since that mentoring call..."

what the caitlin & luke students have to say

"Hey everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to share about our business coaching with Caitlin and Luke. I thought I would share the backstory first. My wife and I have had the dream of being a full time husband and wife wedding photography team for several years now. We shot our first wedding in 2015 and we are currently going into our third wedding season. My wife has been full time with our business for a year and a half now, and I came along to shoots and weddings while holding a day job as well. Fast forward to the start of this year and we have over thirty weddings under our belt. I recently lost my day job, and we decided we would take a leap of faith and I would join KyAnn full time with the business. That was the dream, and it sounded great, but we weren't exactly sure how to realistically make that dream possible for us. My lovely wife reached out to Caitlin and Luke to get their input, and they were happy to help us. They told us they wanted to FaceTime us and had us send them all of our stuff we needed help on in advance. I was not sure what to expect at first, but my wife assured me that these two are top notch. They were amazing!! They spoke with us, but they really took the time to look over what we had sent them and give us practical advice that applied exactly to our situation. We were blown away, my wife had spoken highly of them, but they blew both of our expectations out of the water. They actually took the time to look through all of our current marketing material and pricing, and thought over our questions beforehand. They truly cared about us and it was clear that they honestly wanted us to succeed. They gave us practical advice on how to take our business to the next level and what our next steps should be. Caitlin and Luke took the time to even go out of their way and look into other things for us that we didn’t ask, such as looking up our business on Google to see how our rankings were. They then coached us on how to move up in the rankings in order to bring in more traffic. I just want to say, these two were super helpful, and they genuinely care about people and helping people succeed in their businesses. They are very knowledgeable and offered so much invaluable advice that we are so excited to implement! We highly recommend investing in Caitlin and Luke for all of your education needs, you won’t regret it!!" 

"They blew both of our expectations out of the water... They truly cared about us and it was clear that they honestly wanted us to succeed!"

- mat & kyann, kansas

- alexa, new hampshire

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2 Canon 5D Mark iii bodies
Canon 50MM 1.2
canon 35MM 1.4
canon 100MM 2.8 MACRO
canon 70-200MM 2.8 IS
yongnuo FLASHES
KELLY MOORE bag
pelican camera case
holdfast CAMERA STRAP
OCF Setup

"What do you use for gear?"

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    the Bokeh podcast

    recent interview:

    In our episode, we chat about why we place SO much value on loving our couples well & developing real friendships with them- and how we deliver wedding galleries in just about a week!

    Click here to listen ➝

    join the facebook community

    does this sound like what you've been longing for as a photographer?

    join the community

    If you've been searching for the PERFECT place to connect with photographers across the country (for real!), ask questions (without any judgement!!), and get access to exclusive training and content from established photographers (we're an open book!)... look no further!

     Come join the fun in our Facebook Community by clicking the button to the left! Each week, we share real, no-fluff, technical and proven tips that will take your business to the next level. Oh... and every once in a while, we give away a FREE mentoring session in the group!

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    Get our PDF on how to nail your first styled shoot! 10 STEPS TO NAIL YOUR FIRST STYLED SHOOT!

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      Dear sweet friends,

      We couldn't be more honored to be invited to play a role in what will become a critical point in your business' history. This is the day you will look back on as the point in time where you made the plan that would propel your business to the next level altogether. That is why education matters.

      And that's also why we've put so much thought and care into building our Mentoring Experience. From the amount of time your mentoring session lasts to what we cover at your session, be encouraged that you can trust us… our Mentoring Experiences are designed to provide you with the most incredible education experience possible.

      And we'll be there for every question, idea, and moment to watch you grow. It is our desire to come alongside you as coaches and friends who listen to your dreams for your business and then give you the tools to help you get there.

      We offer a variety of mentoring sessions, from sessions that focus on one topic to all inclusive mini-workshops and even hands on, wedding day mentoring. We can't wait to help you decide which Mentoring Experience is right for where your business IS and where you want it to GO!

      Ultimately, we want to serve you well.

      That's why Each Caitlin & Luke Mentoring Experience includes access to our exclusive Facebook community for photographers, because we don't believe our relationship should end when your mentoring session does. That's also why, to ensure EACH of our students receives a first class & unique wedding experience, we only accept a limited number of mentoring sessions each year. We run our business the way we do because we care deeply about YOU.

      We truly can't wait to hear from you! If you have any questions or we can serve you in any way, don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@caitlinandluke.com!

      a note from caitlin & luke

      Are you ready to take your business to the next level? We offer one on one coaching for aspiring & established photographers. Each mentoring session is customized for precisely what each photographer wants to focus on, from social media to blogging, from shooting in manual to hiring a team. 

      Let's hustle together and make your dreams happen.

      Mentoring Sessions are $500 for 2 hours.

      CAITLIN & LUKE MENTORING

      ONE ON ONE COACHING

      book my session

      If Caitlin & Luke are unavailable on your wedding day or their Collections are out of your budget, our team members Hayley & Hank would love to work with you! Please mention Hayley & Hank in your inquiry for more details.

      we're a team!

      what makes us different

      That's why we are thrilled to be able to simplify our couples' planning experience by offering them ONE destination for both their wedding photography and their wedding videography, from one unified team!

      we offer photo & video

      what makes us different

      This is what we do... and it's all we do for a living! You have our entire focus and undivided attention from the moment you inquire to the day you receive your heirloom wedding album in the mail from us!

      this is our full-time job!

      what makes us different

      Forget feeling stiff & like you don't know what to do in front of the camera... those fears will melt away during your time with us. We promise... this will be your most relaxed photoshoot experience ever!

      our NATURAL & NON-AWKWARD POSING STYLE

      what makes us different

      Why should you be forced to wait months to see your finished photos? We believe that's wrong! You'll be shocked how fast they're in your inbox, finished & ready to share with your friends & family!

      our EMPHASIS ON LIGHTNING-FAST TURNAROUND TIME

      what makes us different

      We believe in keeping things real, and that definitely includes how we shoot and how we edit. We want you to look at your images and SEE exactly how you FELT on your wedding day- not our interpretation of it!

      our TIMELESS, TRUE-TO-LIFE EDITING STYLE

      what makes us different

      Our brides gain access to our huge Vendor Guide, a 100+ page Bridal Guide, an exclusive Facebook Group, & much more! Between unlimited access to us and the support of 100+ past Caitlin & Luke Brides, you'll never have to do this alone.

      ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES JUST FOR C&l brides

      what makes us different

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      TORI@CAITLINANDLUKE.com
      309.340.9518



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