PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER & BUSINESS MANAGER
BRIDE EXPERIENCE MANAGER & BLOGGER
This is Oliver! He’s our Cockapoo fur baby and he’s the most friendly, people-obsessed pup you’ll ever meet! He’s obsessed with popcorn, Starbucks pup cups and peanut butter, and he gets way too excited for car rides, no matter where we're going. He could sleep all day and 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 who looks for any excuse to celebrate & still cries at every wedding! I believe no day is complete without Jesus time & coffee. I'm also a total girly girl who loves pink, dressing up, and shopping- especially Kate Spade & Kendra Scott. I sign everything "xoxo" & use lots of emoji’s & exclamation points- see our Instagram for proof! Home design has always been a passion of mine. I also adore sweets, fuzzy blankets, yoga, succulents, Chick Fil A & peonies. I’m obsessed with dogs & would definitely have 5 doodles if Luke let me! I am the main point of contact for our couples and handle almost 100% of all email communication & planning with our couples. I also am our primary photographer, which means you’ll usually be smiling at my camera while we’re photographing you!
We’re Caitlin & Luke, a husband & wife wedding photo & video team based in Bloomington-Normal, IL, serving the Midwest & beyond!
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 best friends & a married couple who can usually be found spending time together… with our doodle pup Oliver, of course! When we aren’t home as a little family, we’re usually working in our cozy office or traveling to photograph our Caitlin & Luke Couples, and we couldn’t adore it more! We also love dinner dates together, whether we’re hitting up our favorite restaurant for tacos & a margarita, or cooking together with Ben Rector in the background. We have to try NOT to talk about work when we’re on dates simply because we adore our couples & our job so much!!
We’ve had the honor of being a part of over 100 wedding days together, and we couldn’t be more grateful! We travel all over Illinois, the Midwest and beyond for our couples. No matter if we’re photographing at a favorite local venue where the vendor team feels like family or jumping into a totally new venue for the weekend, we can’t get enough!
Our photography style is completely centered around you! This means that, although we adore the tiniest details of your wedding (I mean, that ring you can’t stop staring at is pretty gorgeous!), we’re most passionate about celebrating who you and your fiancé truly are through photos that LOOK the way each tender moment FELT! Our goal for your wedding day is to go above and beyond the must-have, magazine-quality wedding photos you’re daydreaming about… but also to freeze time during the most intimate moments you’d never remember if it weren’t for your wedding photographs.
It’s true that we live for those special, fleeting moments- but we also want to ensure we’re photographing you two & your love in the most authentic way possible! No matter your personality, our ultimate goal is to ensure that who you two TRULY are is what shines through your images the most… and to help you feel 100% comfortable the entire time. It brings tears to our eyes to think of how your images will not only grace your walls & carry you through your decades together, but will also be what your children & grandchildren cherish one day. Imagine them thumbing through your wedding album one day and saying, “Look how in love they were then… and how much more in love they still are now!”
I’m an early riser, and my life runs best on a strict schedule! I start every morning with a Larabar and the Bible so that I can have a peaceful start to each of my days. Business became a passion of mine in 2016, and ever since, I’m a down to earth guy that loves to laugh, smile, and connect. I’d rather have one friend I get deep with than 10 who I’m surface level with! I was forced to become a health nut, but it’s allowed me to be medication free for multiple years now! I love teaching photographers and coming up with new ways to get my point across. If you haven’t been to Fresh Thyme, check it out- it’s my jam! I love the food they offer, and I especially love the free sample section! (Can’t beat free dessert!) On a wedding day, I manage the men! We have a lot of fun and we are always on schedule! You know us guys, always getting distracted! :)
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
Stare at that new sparkle on your left hand, and picture the moment the doors open and you walk down that aisle towards your teary fiancé. Feel the joy as you exit your ceremony to confetti and cheers, FINALLY a wife.
Can you tell we’ve been in your shoes recently? You are where we were just 3 years ago.
I remember the feeling of the dress that was made for me. The weight of my mama’s pearl bracelet on my hand. The veil resting on my shoulders as I smiled into Luke’s eyes while he promised forever to me. I remember every person we loved most in the world in one room, for the only time ever. And most of all, I remember it being over far too fast. It was like the blurriest, best dream I ever had.
Friend, after your sparkler exit & you squeeze your mama goodbye before hopping into your getaway car, all you’re left with are your wedding photos & film. That’s it.
Your day one of forever deserves celebration. Take it from some newlyweds: your wedding day WILL fly by in a second. It’s just a fact. That’s why we’re here- to ensure you get to be present in your day, filled with peace knowing the tiniest moments won’t be forgotten. We got you.
Because we’ve been where you are, we infuse our experience as a bride in groom into our effort to pour our entire hearts & souls into the day ahead. We vow to give you everything we have, from the moment you first inquire! When we leave wedding days, it’s to teary goodbyes with our couples-turned-friends. We fall into bed that night exhausted- empty of ourselves, but with full hearts after leaving nothing on the table.
We’ll be here swooning over your proposal story, laughing together at your engagement session, giving you a massive hug on your wedding morning, ensuring you have nothing to stress about on your wedding day, and wiping away the tears as you dance with your daddy. (Yes, Caitlin still cries at each wedding day we shoot!!)
We create joyful, authentic, and enduring images and films that will fill the walls of your home, make you smile whenever you see your iPhone wallpaper, and bring tears to your eyes when you browse your heirloom album on each anniversary. No matter what it looks like, we’re here to make wedding photography the most joyful, simple part of your wedding experience.
Because when the photography experience is peaceful, the entire wedding day is more joyful. By your wedding day, we're dear friends- and after almost 100 weddings together, we can't imagine running our business any other way. Let’s get the journey started!!
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