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EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

THE CAITLIN & LUKE

for the photographer who believe joyful, authentic & 
enduring love deserves to be celebrated

Hey, photographer-friend! And welcome to the online home of Caitlin & Luke Photography! We're Caitlin and Luke, and we truly could not be happier that you're here!!

When Caitlin started our business as a sophomore in high school, she never dreamed we'd be where we are today... running this business and living our dream together, day in and day out. We know that it's POSSIBLE, and we want to help you get there, too!

As wedding photographers who went full time just a few years ago, 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, you're more than a little overwhelmed, you don't know where to start, and you have SO many questions. We also know that you’re hugely passionate about your business and your work and will do anything to make this thing succeed! 
Friend, we've been there, we get it, and we're 
here to walk you through all of that... the crazy emotions, fears, questions and joys that come along with being a photographer, and friend, we’d love nothing more than to be YOUR mentors! 

We specialize in mentoring sessions for both aspiring and established photographers, , and we serve photographers all over Illinois and the United States. Wedding photography & education is more than our full time job; it's a calling and an honor that we take seriously. We focus on building friendships with our students, we believe wholeheartedly in the power of running a profitable business that brings joy to YOU and to the WORLD, and we deeply value the legacy of photography. 

Most of all, we're thrilled you found us, and we’re just so excited to begin learning all about YOU and your business!

the caitlin & luke 

LET'S CHAT!

most photographers invest an average of $400
in their mentoring experience with c&l

mentoring experience

hello@caitlinandluke.com

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Hey, photographer-friend! And welcome to the online home of Caitlin & Luke Photography! We're Caitlin and Luke, and we truly could not be happier that you're here!!

When Caitlin started our business as a sophomore in high school, she never dreamed we'd be where we are today... running this business and living our dream together, day in and day out. We know that it's POSSIBLE, and we want to help you get there, too!

As wedding photographers who went full time just a few years ago, 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, you're more than a little overwhelmed, you don't know where to start, and you have SO many questions. We also know that you’re hugely passionate about your business and your work and will do anything to make this thing succeed! 

Friend, we've been there, we get it, and we're 
here to walk you through all of that... the crazy emotions, fears, questions and joys that come along with being a photographer, and friend, we’d love nothing more than to be YOUR mentors! 

We specialize in mentoring sessions for both aspiring and established photographers, , and we serve photographers all over Illinois and the United States. Wedding photography & education is more than our full time job; it's a calling and an honor that we take seriously. We focus on building friendships with our students, we believe wholeheartedly in the power of running a profitable business that brings joy to YOU and to the WORLD, and we deeply value the legacy of photography. 

Most of all, we're thrilled you found us, and we’re just so excited to begin learning all about YOU and your business!

hey sweet friends!

& we're a husband and wife wedding photography team based in illinois!

hello@caitlinandluke.com

we're caitlin & luke,

most photographers invest an average of $400
in their mentoring experience with C&L

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we're not your average photography educators...

and this is why:

incredibly personal experience

natural, joyful, & non-awkward posing style

STRONG EMPHASIS ON CLIENT
experience

equal focus on the business & the art

focus on friendship & authenticity above all

our #1 priority is being real with you and making sure you feel loved, known & cared for from day one.

forget you OR your clients feeling stiff & like you don't know what to do... we'll teach you our tried and true posing methods that will lead to your relaxed photoshoot experience ever.

never agin invest hundreds in marketing that leads to no bookings... we'll share how crafting an amazing client experience is the best form of marketing in the books!

we believe profitable businesses focus on the "business" side as much as, if not more than, the "art" side of things. we'll teach you what we do to make sure this balance remains strong!

we can't serve you well well without truly knowing YOU! we become lifelong friends with each photographer we serve.

A recent review

READ WHAT KYANN & MAT HAD 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!!" 

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So... you're a business owner! Take a deep breath and let that reality sink in for just a second. 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. That is awesome! 

But somewhere along the way, you realized that 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: 

PHOTOGRAPHY.

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! 

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!!

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!! Let's grab coffee or schedule a FaceTime... we already can't WAIT to meet you!

the caitlin & luke 

LET'S CHAT!

mentoring experience

hello@caitlinandluke.com

navigate this page:

01.

02.

03.

04.

welcome
& pricing

our
process

our wedding films

are you A C&L bride?

05.

a note
from us

So... you're a business owner! Take a deep breath and let that reality sink in for just a second. 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. That is awesome! 

But somewhere along the way, you realized that 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:

PHOTOGRAPHY.

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!

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!!

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!! Let's grab coffee or schedule a FaceTime... we already can't WAIT to meet you!

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The Reviews

what our real students have to say:

ALEXA FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE...

"I’ve booked 5 weddings since that mentoring call and switching my website and posts from everything to weddings/engagements!"

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what our real brides & grooms have to say:

MORGAN & RYAN

"The quality of their work is unbelievable!!"

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CHLOE & ZACH

"Choosing Caitlin & Luke was one of the best choices we could have made for our wedding."

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LAUREN & DAVID

"They are extremely invested in their clients, their work and their product! They care SO much about their clients."

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JESSICA & TAYLOR

"I would recommend them over and over again."

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KERSTIN & KYLE

"They even kept track of the weather and snuck my husband and I outside the venue when the rain let up for 5 minutes. We have a wonderful range of photos because of their awareness."

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KAYLA & PHIL

"It's nice to know that with everything that comes with planning a wedding, you don't have to spend time worrying about the photographers."

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DEVYN & PHILLIP

"Not only are these two amazing photographers, but amazing people in general! The instant we meant them
we felt a connection!"

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NATALIE & BRYCE

"They really took the time to make sure we were satisfied with all the details of how our wedding day would run."

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BRITTANY & DANNY

"Caitlin and Luke have become part of the family and we appreciate their professionalism. Every moment on our wedding day was captured and we were astounded by the final product."

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KAYLEN & NATE

"Both are incredibly genuine people and my wife and I absolutely loved spending time getting to know them! They were extremely professional and took all of the stress out wedding day planning."

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LAUREN & JORDAN

"Our wedding day went so smoothly with Caitlin and Luke, and they photograph your wedding day so subtly that you cannot tell they are there."

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MADISON & ALEX

"The two nicest people I have worked with."

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madison & alex

"Caitlin and Luke are the sweetest and the best! I have always loved looking through their engagement/wedding pictures and knew that I wanted them to be my wedding photographers. Every photo they take of any couple, or family, you can tell how happy the clients are and how hard Caitlin and Luke try in order to take the most beautiful photos. They are super flexible, they return the pictures within a few weeks of the event, the two nicest people I have worked with, reasonable prices, and their responsiveness is outstanding. I would HIGHLY recommend Caitlin and Luke Photography to anyone who wants engagement pictures, wedding pictures, family pictures, etc. It was the best experience during my wedding and the planning!"

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MALLORY & JOSH

Caitlin & Luke did SUCH an amazing job! They were fun, relaxed, and so easy to talk to! We had such a great time with them during our photoshoots & we are very pleased with our pictures!"

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jade & justin

"These two are ABSOLUTELY amazing to work with. They are the so sweet and you can tell that they really love what they do. They really care about their wedding couples and are so accommodating. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!"

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traci & drew

"Caitlin and Luke were an absolute dream to work with from the moment we first met up. They were easy to reach, schedule with and were always available to answer any random question. (I actually called Caitlin from Bergners to ask her opinion on sweater colors for our engagement pictures.) Both the engagement AND wedding pictures themselves blew us away - I could not be more happy with everything they did for us. Do yourself a favor and hire this amazingly sweet couple - you will NOT be disappointed!"

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gina & jason

"Caitlin and Luke were excellent to work with! They're so super friendly, they make you feel like you've known them for years. They were always so quick to respond to any questions we had and were very quick with getting our pictures to us. I am so glad we chose them to be our photographers and would highly recommend them to anyone."

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heather & blake

"Looking for wedding photographers is VERY intimidating, but I knew as soon as I met with Caitlin that Caitlin & Luke would be the perfect choice for us! They are so sweet & genuine and were dedicated to documenting each detail of our special day. My husband and I are pretty shy, but they made us feel so comfortable when they were shooting. We just got the photos this morning, and I am even more certain that we made the perfect choice in choosing Caitlin & Luke, and I would recommend them to anyone!"

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michelle & mike

"Caitlin & Luke are an amazing photographing, love bird, duo! It was easy to be comfortable with them on our wedding day, and every single photograph we got is PERFECT. AND they were able to get us all of our pictures while we were still on our honeymoon! Talk about excellent customer service. They are approachable and fun, and you will NOT regret hiring them to capture any and all pictures you'll need. We will DEFINITELY be using them again and again."

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sam & brandon

"Caitlin & Luke were so great to work with! They were very attentive and flexible and knew what they were doing. They make us look like models in our pictures, even though we had no idea what we were doing with taking professional pictures! They became friends to us, and genuinely take an interest in our most special day and our lives!!"

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heather & shea

"Caitlin & Luke were a dream to work with! They were responsive to questions, accommodating, and we immediately felt comfortable with both of them! They went above and beyond to make our wedding day amazing! Thank you SO much Caitlin & Luke! We are forever grateful!"

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amy & zach

"Caitlin & Luke are AMAZING photographers. Not only are they the sweetest married couple ever, but they make everything so easy and truly care about you. They have resources for the brides to use as a guide through the wedding day and are always in contact with you as your big day approaches. They made everything so easy. My husband and I are so happy we chose them to photograph such a special day for us. Our pictures are beautiful and we received them while still on our honeymoon!”

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katie & andrew

"Caitlin and Luke are a special photography team because they truly care about you as a couple and care about your entire wedding experience. They did an exceptional job capturing my husband and I as we naturally are, but also gave us clear and concise direction for posing that made for beautiful pictures! They find the balance of being 110% professional, but making you feel like you are their great friends. My husband and I were on the beach two days after our wedding when we got an email with our ENTIRE wedding album!"

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samantha & alex

"These two are not only two wonderful, caring, sweet human beings, but they're an AWESOME team who are passionate about what they do. Before making the decision to book them for our wedding, they were always quick to respond to our emails, texts and calls, full of questions. Caitlin and Luke did a spectacular job capturing our big day. Their positive attitudes and suggestions just added to making our experience with them and our entire wedding day wonderful.“

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emily & matt

"Caitlin & Luke are both wonderful people and amazing photographers who truly care about their clients. They made us feel comfortable from our first meeting to the engagement session and of course on our big day! They cared about our story and what was important to us on our wedding day. They offered us their expertise on the entire timeline of the day, which was the biggest stressor for me. I truly couldn't have done it without their advice!"

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lauren & baylor

"Caitlin & Luke were an absolute pleasure to work with! Caitlin's communication was excellent throughout the entire planning process, and she me even helped me with things like planning out the wedding day timeline which helped the day go smoothly! Having just recently been a bride herself, she had so many helpful suggestions before and during the wedding that made it so much easier on me.”

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"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!"

the workshop

all about

TWO PACKED days filled with so much goodness… oh, and did we mention that a personalized, one-on-one mentoring session with one of us, a dedicated Q&A time, and not one, but TWO gorgeous styled shoots are also included?! How amazing is that? We can also promise lots of coffee, brand new friends, and awesome conversations. Here are the important details you need to know!

THE DATES // April 11, 2018
(Stay tuned for new dates!)
THE LOCATION // Normal, Illinois 

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most photographers invest an average of $400 in their mentoring experience with c&L

INVESTMENT

ultimately, we want to serve you well.

a love note from us...

CAITLIN & LUKE

Dear sweet photographer,

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!





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!

Xoxo!

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