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We serve brides who desire a stress-free, streamlined & joyful engagement & wedding by providing an experience that allows our couples to fully enjoy this special season & receive jaw-dropping, joy-filled photos they'll pass down for generations to come!

Hey, friend! We are Caitlin and Luke.

The Wedding Experience

We offer one main Collection that provides exactly what you need for a typical wedding, along with 2 other Collections and multiple add on’s that will enhance your wedding experience & memories!

You're getting married!

Breathe deep and let that sink in.

Let yourself rest in the excitement, and feel the overwhelm melt away… that’s what we’re here for. 

As photographers, it's our role to ensure you stay stress free and right on time throughout your entire wedding day, which will not only allow you to get to enjoy every last second of your best day ever- but to also get those jaw-dropping photos you can't wait to share with your friends & family (and Instagram, too... let's just be honest!)

to you

... from the moment you inquire with us, and we make it our mission become lifelong friends with each Caitlin and Luke couple we serve. To this day, we're still in touch with dozens of our 100+ past Caitlin and Luke Couples!

We'll be there from inquiry through image delivery for any questions, vendor suggestions & anything else you need along the way. Everything about what we do is centered on how much we care for you!

Our Promise

Our #1 priority is making sure you feel loved, known and cared for...

Before each wedding, Luke and I hold hands & pray over our couple, their new marriage, their families & guests- and we pray that their day will be a peaceful, joyful celebration of their love. When you look back on your wedding images, we want you to can't help from saying, "This was the best day of all time!" - and be filled with emotion as you relive each moment, feeling afresh every emotion you experienced on your big day!

Over the past several years, we’ve photographed couples in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Alabama, Texas and more! After photographing over 100 weddings & planning our own wedding recently, we recognize that as a bride, you’re overwhelmed with decisions, and you simply want someone who can to tell you exactly what you need! The good news is that we’re here to do just that. 

joyful, classic, and authentic

the wedding experience

"It's hard to put into words how thankful we are to have had Caitlin & Luke as our wedding photographers..."

- Courtney + Brooks

elizabeth & nash

Nicole & Trey

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how working with Caitlin & luke is unique:

We don't believe brides should wait months to see photos! We deliver photos fast, so you can relive your day right away.

quick turnaround

You'll always know what to do, & we will work with you to create natural & comfortable poses!

natural posing

It's important to us that your images look the way each moment felt, so we edit in a timeless, natural & classic style!

timeless style

why you need a husband and wife photography team:

While Caitlin photographs the girls getting ready together, Luke photographs your groom doing the same!

THE GUYS VS. THE GIRLS

With both of us there, we can photograph two things at once, saving valuable wedding day time!

TWO PLACES AT ONcE

As a husband and wife team, we have photographed over 100 weddings- creating consistency in our experience for couples!

CONSISTENCY

Our friendship begins!

You should know that Caitlin and Luke Brides are a very unique tribe! We serve joyful, real brides who deeply care about the quality of their wedding memories & prioritize photographs. More than anything, they desire a genuine relationship & an unparalleled experience with their photographer. Once we’ve determined that we are the perfect fit, we’ll immediately send over our Investment Guide, filled with pricing & collection details! To safely secure your date, you’ll book with us online… and then we’re official! Once you’ve become a Caitlin & Luke Bride (cue the confetti!), you'll receive our exclusive C&L Bride resources. These include an engagement session guide, access to the C&L Bride Facebook community, a preferred vendor list, and our 100+ page Wedding Planning Guide! Caitlin will schedule a phone call where, together, we’ll craft a completely custom wedding day timeline & list of most important photographs, designed with your wedding priorities at the center! We'll then guide you through planning engagement session locations, hair & makeup, outfits, & more! Remember- you’re never left to navigate this season alone. 

Step One

Your Engagement Session!

This is when the fun really starts! Don’t worry one bit… it’s our job to teach you everything you need to know about being in front of the camera! We’ll teach you all of it: how to pose, how to look and feel natural, and you’ll never have to wonder where to look, how to stand, or what to do with your hands! After your first outfit & set of photos, you’ll feel 100% confident and like a total pro… it never fails! Not to worry if you’ve never been photographed together or if your man hates taking photos… Luke especially is incredible at making guys feel super comfortable and at ease in front of the camera!

We’ll ensure you feel gorgeous & comfortable the entire time, and Caitlin promises to fix your hair, make you laugh, and never let there be silence ever while photographing you two!. Your only job is to laugh & love on your fiancé! Following your session, you’ll see your session featured on the Caitlin & Luke Blog, and you can use the final photos in your save the dates, on your wedding website, and displayed throughout your home! Please feel free to share with all your friends and family, too!

Step Two

Final Preparations

As your wedding day approaches, we’re here for any & all questions that may arise! Because we believe no bride should be left alone to plan her timeline, we'll assist in creating a completely custom timeline for your wedding. The month before your wedding, you'll receive a Pre-Wedding Questionnaire from us. Your answers help us serve you best on your day! When wedding week arrives, we'll chat one last time on the phone to ensure we're on the same page before your big day, answer final questions, run through your timeline, and calm any nerves you have!

All this preparation is how we ensure our couples receive a finished gallery full of photos that surpass every dream they ever had for their images! Bring on the signature C&L wispy veil portraits, dreamy bridal detail photos, joy-filled bridal party photos, family portraits your parents will treasure, & of course, plenty of photos of your stunning florals… as photographers who have been in the industry for just under 10 years, we’re professionals at crafting timelines that ensure you have time for all the photos that are most important to you!

Step Three

Your Wedding Day

It’s finally here! We invite you to close your eyes for a moment and envision how you will feel waking up on your wedding day. All the preparations are complete, everything is in place, and your only job is to relax & soak up every last second with your soon-to-be-husband, because we're taking care of everything. We’ll arrive & give you a huge hug, then immediately get to work photographing your wedding details as you finish getting ready. In order to ensure we are there for every important moment you’ll want to remember, we love to be at our wedding days for 9 hours of coverage time!

We can’t wait to meet the people you’re closest to! By the end of your wedding day, we'll feel like a part of your family & bridal party… and we frequently end up photographing our couples’ families’ and friends’ weddings in years to come based on the relationship we form on our couples’ wedding days! Then, because we don’t want you or your people to have to wait to see the photos from your day, you’ll get to relive your entire wedding day through a beautiful blog post on the Tuesday after your wedding.

Step Four

Gallery & album delivery!

Forget having to wait months for your finished photos! Within just 1 month, your hundreds of wedding images will be delivered via a curated, organized online gallery! We encourage our couples to look at their wedding gallery together and to make it a date night they'll remember forever… complete with a glass of wine, your wedding playlist playing softly in the background, and candles lit! (Cue all the happy tears!) We invite you to simply text or email your gallery link to your family & bridal party as soon as you’d like to… it’s much easier than passing a USB back and forth!

Galleries are also accessible from a mobile iPhone link, and they are safely backed up online for 10 years.
Within your gallery, you can download, share and order prints of your favorite photos, and we organize the hundreds of photos into easy to navigate folders, so you can always find your favorites easily! Now, it's time to choose images for your leather wedding album... your first family heirloom. We’re over the moon to assist you with designing this heirloom you’ll pass down to your children & grandchildren for decades to come.

Step Five

The relationship continues…

We adore continuing our friendship with our couples long after their wedding has come and gone! In fact, we still are regularly in touch with tons of the 100+ Caitlin & Luke Couples we’ve gotten to serve! We're always grabbing dinner with past couples, & we love photographing their anniversary photos each year. We also have a team ready to document every family milestone to come! Your wedding is truly just the beginning.

We frequently photograph wedding days for our Caitlin & Luke Couples' family, friends and bridal party members! We can't wait to continue our friendship as your love and family grow with each passing year. We will take any chance to catch up over dinner or drinks with our past brides and grooms, particularly if we're shooting in the city where they live! With Caitlin & Luke Couples living all across the United States, from California, to Arizona, Wisconsin, Florida and beyond, our travels are always exciting chances to reconnect with the sweet people who will forever be known as Caitlin & Luke Couples! 

Step Six

"Words cannot express how *highly* I can speak about our experience with Caitlin and Luke."

- Samantha + Austen

"Words cannot express how HIGHLY I can speak about our experience with Caitlin and Luke. What grabbed my attention to contact C+L was how incredibly organized and detailed their website was. I could tell from the start that this is their passion and they put a lot of time and effort into creating their business. They have so much experience and their talent shines through the galleries they share on their blog. They both made us feel so comfortable with the process and took the time to FaceTime us so that we could all get to know each other.

From sending us the sweetest welcome gift, to the constant collaboration and updates, C+L are incredible to work with and made our wedding planning experience so enjoyable. The most impressive part of working with C+L was their turn around time for our pictures. They got us our entire wedding gallery back in just two weeks.

I am so thankful for our entire photography team for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. They were more than just our photographers, they became some pretty great friends! We look forward to the day that we can show our beautiful wedding pictures to our future children and grandchildren. God gave these people a gift and we hope that everyone has a chance to be a part of it..."

"Our entire experience with Caitlin and Luke from start to finish was more than anything we could have asked for."

- Lauren + Dean

"Our entire experience with Caitlin and Luke from start to finish was more than anything we could have asked for. Once we met with C+L over video chat for the first time we were completely in! First and foremost, they are just the nicest people. We felt so welcomed around them! We loved their pictures and we got along great, so we booked them immediately.

Throughout our planning process, Caitlin and Luke were extremely professional yet very friendly and easy-going. They were also very responsive! There was NEVER a moment where we were in the dark about something regarding our photos, scheduling, or anything logistic with them. We got life-altering takeaways from Caitlin and Luke: 1. Our beautiful photos. They captured our day so perfectly. Having them around on our wedding day was not only perfect documentation to the style we wanted, but it made our day BETTER. We literally had more fun with them there (which also makes the images better too). 2. A lifelong relationship. We shared such an important day with them, and they were with us every step along the way. Even after the wedding, we still keep in touch with them and have already grabbed lunch with them. This isn't anything prearranged, it's just something we genuinely wanted to do. We gained lifelong friends..."

"Where do I even start with Caitlin and Luke?! These two are the best!"

- Maeve + Elliot

"We were referred to them by our videographers and I am so happy we found them. From the very first inquiry email, they made us feel so welcomed and that our business really mattered to them. It is easy to get disillusioned with wedding planning when certain vendors only treat you as dollar signs. But Caitlin and Luke could not have given us a more personalized experience. From sending us handwritten notes and welcome presents, to the continuous support over email and the phone when we got to some sticky parts in the planning process. My husband and I had a bit of a crazy time planning since he is active duty military and I lived abroad for most of our engagement. Caitlin and Luke were BEYOND flexible with us at every step of the way.

Caitlin and Luke were so organized and helped us plan our day of timeline. Some people hire "day of" wedding planners to help keep everything running smoothly, but if you hire Caitlin and Luke you DEFO won't need one of those. They kept everyone organized and on time and the whole day ran so smoothly and my husband and I had zero stress. Because they worked so closely with us and our other vendors in the lead up to the big day, there wasn't a single hiccup and we owe that all to their strong work ethic. We had over 100 photos within three days of the wedding and all of our finished photos within 10 days! I cannot recommend the two of them enough..."

Investment

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We can’t adequately sum up how honored we feel to be a part of day one of your marriage legacy.

Our wedding photographs will be passed down in our couples’ families, and their children’s families, for literally decades to come. That fact alone shapes how seriously we take our career and how much of our hearts we pour into every single wedding day and each unique couple we get to serve.

All Caitlin & Luke Wedding Collections include:

∙ A minimum of 500 digital files
∙ A minimum of 8 hours of wedding day coverage
 ∙ A complimentary engagement session

Get in Touch

Bride & groom's full names*

Email address*

Phone NUmber*

Your wedding date*

message to caitlin & luke*

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Cue the confetti! We've officially received your wedding inquiry, and we couldn't be more excited to start this journey with you.

Here's when you can expect to hear back from us, based on when you submitted your inquiry:

∙  MON - FRI BETWEEN 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | You can expect a response within 24 hours.
∙  AFTER 5:00 PM MON - THURS | You can expect a response the following morning.
∙  WEEKEND | You can expect a response when we're back in the office Monday morning.

In the meantime, please enjoy resources we've created just for you by clicking here. Congratulations on your engagement!!!

Get in Touch

Bride and groom's full names*

email Address*

Phone Number*

Your wedding date*

Message to caitlin & luke*

SEND

Cue the confetti! We've officially received your wedding inquiry, and we couldn't be more excited to start this journey with you.

Here's when you can expect to hear back from us, based on when you submitted your inquiry:

∙  MONDAY - FRIDAY BETWEEN 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | You can expect a response within 24 hours.
∙  AFTER 5:00 PM MONDAY - THURSDAY | You can expect a response the following morning.
∙  ON THE WEEKEND | You can expect a response when we're back in the office Monday morning.

In the meantime, please enjoy resources we've just created for you on our blog by clicking right here. We cannot wait to start this journey with you soon!

Congratulations on your engagement! Talk to you soon.