PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER & BUSINESS MANAGER
BRIDE EXPERIENCE MANAGER & BLOGGER
I’m a huge fan of pickleball & would fly my drone every day if I could! My faith is my rock & the foundation of our family. Business is my passion, so podcasts & books are fun for me, & Flipboard is my most used app. I’m naturally super content & don’t need material things to be happy… I’d live in a totally plain house if it weren’t for Caitlin! Unlike my wife, I hate coffee… but don’t worry, she drinks enough for both of us! I have to eat super naturally, so I’m pretty much everything-free, so we have to get creative with cooking around our house!
This is Oliver, “Ollie” or "Little Bear" (#embarrassing) for short! He’s our Cockapoo fur baby & he’s the most friendly, people-obsessed pup you’ll ever meet! He’s obsessed with popcorn, apples & peanut butter & gets way too excited for car rides, no matter where we're going. He could sleep all day & loves long walks in our neighborhood. He’s also super sweet & just follows us around all day to make sure he can see us at all times! He's our little team mascot and makes our life so much sweeter... we don't know what we ever did without him as a part of our little family!
I’m a hopeless romantic & writer who looks for any excuse to celebrate... & still cries at every wedding! (Enneagram type 2 here!) I started our business when I was 15 & my mom had to drive me to my shoots. I believe no day is complete without Jesus time & coffee, & that there’s no such thing as too many Kate Spade bags! I always have my nails done, sign everything "xoxo," & use too many exclamation points!!! I’m a fan of anything pink, Alex & Ani bracelets, FRIENDS, New England sports teams, Homegoods, pineapples, Chipotle, peonies & Taylor Swift. I have a small obsession with dogs & would definitely have 5 doodles if Luke let me!
On 10.10.15, we had a conversation at a random fall bonfire, which ended with Luke asking Caitlin on our first date to a local pumpkin patch the next weekend!
before that date even came around, we were already inseparable. it was like we'd found our best friend after an entire life of waiting.
We fell head over heels in love while we navigated college, ran a business together, and dated for 9 months.
On 8.2.16, Luke asked Caitlin to be his forever, and our forever started on 6.18.16... our best day ever.
now, we're still best friends who get to laugh, work and do life together as husband & wife day in and day out. & the best part?
our story is just getting started.
we're playing with our teddy bear/puppy Oliver, heading on a date night, catching up on The Bachelor, working on our new fixer upper home, or planning our next road trip together!
Most days, you can find us working together in our cozy studio & high-fiving each other from across the room when big things happen! We're best friends, and we love our pup Ollie, dinner dates, watching The Bachelor, & remodeling our new home... & Caitlin spends way too much time at Starbucks & Target!
We’re mostly known for our passion for PEOPLE over PHOTOS, & our clients refer to us as their friends more often than their vendors!
We love to serve the world by providing brides with an experience far bigger than their wedding and by teaching new photographers how to love their clients well!
We’re most passionate about our faith in Jesus, encouraging thriving marriages, educating aspiring photographers nationwide, and living as naturally as possible (with the occasional queso, Chick Fil A or Diet Coke because #balance!).
We’re incredibly honored to have been featured on the Cake & Lace Blog, the Bokeh Podcast, and to have received WeddingWire's acclaimed Couples’ Choice Awards for three consecutive years! But if we're honest, our favorite features are really the reviews our C&L Couples leave us after their experience with us!!
We're for the bride who believes joyful, authentic, & enduring love is worth celebrating. Welcome... if you’re looking for photographers who feel more like long-lost best friends than just another vendor, you’re in the right place!
We’re Caitlin & Luke, a husband & wife wedding photo & video team based in Bloomington-Normal, IL, serving the Midwest & beyond!
WE WOULD BE NOTHING & NOWHERE WITHOUT JESUS, Y'ALL. WE START EVERY DAY PRAYING TOGETHER OVER OUR LIFE, BUSINESS & COUPLES!
WE'RE CONVINCED WE HAVE SOME OF OUR BEST CONVERSATIONS ON ROAD TRIPS TOGETHER!
WE BOUGHT OUR FIXER UPPER HOME IN AUGUST, 2018 & FELL IN LOVE WITH THE RENOVATION PROCESS!
WE LOVE TAKING OLIVER ON WALKS AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD & TALKING ABOUT LIFE & BUSINESS!
WE ALWAYS SAY SOMEDAY WE'LL LIVE ON THE OCEAN OR A LAKE! WE LOVE BEING BY THE WATER!
"They are so much more than photographers, they become your friends." - emma & scott
Our biggest fear?
That anyone will leave our site believing we do this for ANY reason other than JESUS and PEOPLE.
We do all we do because of love… our love for God, for each other, and for the people we serve.
Whether you’re a bride or photographer, our single mission as a business is to love you well.
Sure, the pretty details, stunning venues, online features, Instagram followers, and more are fun… but they’re temporary. And the reality is that MARRIAGE is far more beautiful & lasting than any of these things.
We vow to never lose sight of the potential we have to make an impact on the lives of our couples & their people.
We've set our sights on our unique opportunity to reach deep into the lives of our couples and love them well in one of the most pivotal seasons of their life.
Our purpose is to serve you, and our prayer is that you experience a deep sense of that love from the second you first inquire with us.
To us, you are so much more than just another bride. You and your fiancé are a living, breathing love story that started way before a sparkly ring and will last far after than you drive off from your reception. We’re more interested in knowing you than just showing up for your wedding and taking your money. Because when we know you as friends, we unlock the ability photograph you in ways a mere vendor never could.
Although we’ve booked 100 plus weddings, we’re still ecstatic every time an inquiry lands in our inbox. Each inquiry represents a chance to launch a new legacy into this world, and that’s an honor we’ll never take lightly.
Friend, this is about so much more than just photos. The pretty pictures are simply the beginning… of both your love story, and of your relationship with us.
It’s our joy to welcome you the Caitlin & Luke family! Let the celebration begin! Xoxo!!
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