CHICAGO WEDDING & LIFESTYLE photography for the nostalgic

Capturing honest moments for down to earth & joy-filled people



Moment driven photography with heart

At the core of how we approach photography is our innate urge to slow time down and to appreciate the beauty in each moment.

Our clients understand the little moments in life are actually BIG moments.

They aren't afraid to let out boisterous belly laughs and enjoy deep conversations.

 They love fiercely and unabashedly.

Knowing time is fleeting, they hold their people close.

If this sounds like you... you're in the right place.


meet christy and james

Just a couple of kids at heart who don't take ourselves too seriously. We are humbled & honored to capture love stories side by side.

While photography was the connection that first brought us together in Chicago, we never could have dreamed this is how our life would look all these years later.

It is truly the honor of a lifetime to be welcomed into families to help preserve their story and legacy through joyful, honest, and emotional imagery.

As parents to our own rambunctious crew of kiddos, the importance of what we do is never lost on us.

We ensure every detail is covered.

We are passionately devoted to exceeding your highest expectations. With open communication throughout the entire process, we truly listen to what your vision is for the day and what matters most to you, which means we are prepared to the utmost degree - including any twists and turns that inevitably arise. In turn,  you can relax & soak in every second - because the best photos happen when you are fully present and in the moment with everyone you love.

You made the entire process so easy and special and, on top of it all, you and James are simply incredibly human beings. There is no one else we’d rather have with us on such an important day. 


We bring a calming presence to the hustle and bustle of the day

Unpretentious, honest, and kind-hearted. We are invisible when we need to be, and ready to step in and help whenever necessary as well. We value our shared humanity, and always lead with humility & our own quirky sense of humor.

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How could we EVER thank you enough for capturing our day so beautifully? You got the big moments and the little moments; the energy of the day shines through and we feel transported to our perfect day in every single photo.

- sydney + todd