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a traveling husband & wife wedding photo & video team based in bloomington-normal, illinois, serving the midwest & beyond!

Welcome to the Caitlin & Luke Blog! We’re Caitlin & Luke, and we’re an IL wedding photo & video team based in Central Illinois! We hope you grab a coffee and enjoy browsing our latest weddings, resources for brides & photographers, and getting to know our little family- including our doodle pup, Oliver! We’re so happy you’re here! More about us ⟶





for brides


If you’ve ever peeked at our For Brides page on our website, you probably noticed that we mention our ideal bride likely follows at least a few dog accounts on Instagram. Why?! It is hilarious to us just how many of our couples are MAJOR dog lovers… and it’s actually one of the things I […]

WOW! We received the sweetest email from WeddingWire this past week letting us know that we had been named a 2020 Couple’s Choice Awards winner, and it just made our week, friends!! What a sweet honor to have received this award this year, for the FOURTH consecutive year in a row. My goodness gracious- we […]

Illinois Wedding Photographer, Central IL Wedding Photographer, IL Photo Video Team

Just about a week ago, Luke and I officially photographed our 100th wedding together!!! 🎉 This journey together was not what EITHER of us was expecting when we had our first real conversation ever about 5 years ago (about photography, nonetheless! #nerds 😉), started dating about a month later, and took our business full time 6 […]

bloomington normal wedding photographer

  If you have ever been closely involved with a wedding, whether as a bridesmaid, as a bride, or as a family member of someone getting married, you’ll say a big “AMEN” to these statements: On a wedding day, time is valuable. It goes by fast. And at some points, it’s a little scarce. Can […]

3 simple ways to greet and dismiss guests

We’re often asked if 8 hours is enough time for a full wedding day’s worth of wedding photography coverage… and the answer is YES! Here is a sample 8 hour wedding day timeline for a typical wedding day! 12:00 pm Bridal Detail Photos (Photos of your Bridal Details, such as your shoes, perfume, jewelry, rings, bouquet […]

sample wedding day timeline

Hi friends! We thought we’d do something super fun today and share a little something for our sweet brides-to-be! Luke and I put together a playlist perfect for wedding planning, and we combined all our favorite songs for this exciting season of life into a Spotify playlist! You can head to the playlist directly by […]

wedding planning playlist

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