Hi! I’m Caroline and I’m a wedding photojournalist and documentary portrait photographer in Chicago. I live with my husband, four kids, and schnauzer and our favorite thing to do together is go on adventures. Whether it’s in the city or on road trips, we love spending time with each other.
A little bit about how I work…
I believe in staying curious.
I stay inspired by surrounding myself with creatives and people who are passionate about what they do.
I believe a good photo comes from focusing on my subject first and camera second. Always.
I want my subjects to feel like we’re old friends by the time we’re done shooting. Some of the best compliments I’ve gotten from people is that they’d forget that I was photographing them. When we’d get to that point, it would allow me to capture them at their most raw and vulnerable selves.
I put my heart and soul into every wedding and session. If I’m “just another vendor” at your wedding, then I’m not the photographer for you. I take your wedding very personally, and I’m with you from beginning to end; during some of the most intimate moments. I’m not there to simply “take wedding photos”. I’m there to create a collection of, what I hope to be, moving images that will bring smiles, tears, and laughter for you and your family for generations to come. Ultimately, when you look at your photos, I want you to FEEL something. I want you to hear the sounds, smell the scents, see the movement, and feel the human touch.
I’m so honored to have clients who’ve put their trust in me to photograph their weddings all across this beautiful country as well as Guatemala, St. Maarten, Mexico, and France. At the end of the day, the weddings and sessions I love to photograph have almost nothing to do with location and everything to do with the connection between my subjects, and that they fully trust me and my vision.
Inspire Weddings & Marriage Magazine
PDN: Photo District News
Wedding Flowers Magazine
The Knot: North Carolina
Charlotte Wedding Magazine
Blog & Web Features
Southern Weddings Magazine
Style Me Pretty
Green Wedding Shoes
Rock n’ Roll Bride
Winner of Junebug’s Best of the Best Engagement Photo Competition // May 2015
Honorable Mention // Junebug’s Best of the Best Engagement Photo Competition // May 2015
Winner of Fearless Photographers Collection 21 Photo Competition // April 2014
Winner of Fearless Photographers Collection 12 Photo Competition // October 2012
Winner of Fearless Photographers Collection 11 Photo Competition // August 2012
14th Place // WPJA Q4 Contest // 2011
Honorable Mention // Junebug’s The Best of the Best Photo Competition // 2011
17th Place // WPJA Q4 Contest // 2010
“Luciano and I watched the slideshow, and we’re speechless. You completely melted my heart with every single photo and made me feel as if I was re-living my wedding day. I watched it again this morning alone after Luci went to work and I cried. Each picture touched me so deeply. I didn’t know pictures had the capability of doing that, until now. I cherish each photo and will remember what an exceptional day we had and what exceptional memories were caught through your eyes. I speak genuinely when I say, there was no one more perfect than you who could recreate or revive the memories & emotions from our wedding. I wish deeply I can say more, but I have no words to match the feelings in my heart. Thank you beyond words.”
– Monica + Luciano
“You are wonderful, amazing, and so talented. It brings me so much joy to see these pictures you have taken because you have immortalized precious moments of our lives that we can always come back to and remember with happiness. I now know that no matter what the future brings, we can look back on these pictures and find the hope and love that you have captured. It is a gift that I could never repay or never find the perfect words to say to thank you.”
– Courtney + Dan
“OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!! Incredible, incredible, incredible!!!!! Holy cow all the photos are absolutely stunning!! I am pouring over them over and over. I have never seen pictures as unique or as beautiful as the ones you take!!!! Caroline, you are one gifted woman and everyone is blown away by your work!”
– Maggie + Charlie
“I am completely speechless (and that very rarely happens). I’ve been staring at these for over an hour. Thank you so much, Caroline. You have 100% exceeded our expectations.”
– Maria + Aleks
“We absolutely LOVE the slideshow and the photos! We were blown away. They are so incredibly artistic and beautiful! We knew that you were amazing, which is why we chose you, but seriously… WOW! I certainly got teary eyed on several occasions.”
– Aurea + Kevin
“Caroline, thank you so much! The pictures are amazing. I feel transported back to that day. Thank you for capturing the spirit of that day and the joy felt by me and Jeremy and all of our guests. I could not pick a favorite, because they were all so amazing. Your talent is such a gift to all those around you.”
– Katie + Jeremy
“The pictures are amazing and it was so fun to live the night all over again. THANK YOU. So cool to see all that happened that we didn’t see. You are incredible!”
– Shari + Brad
“I can’t stop looking at these pictures…like seriously I just keep flipping back and forth. You caught every emotion and feeling that defines who we are. My excitement for our wedding day has jumped to another level after seeing these. We are so lucky to have you!!”
– Hasina + Ryan
“We love the pictures! I have only been through once so far so I am still digesting. There are so many amazing shots! It brings the day back for me and makes me want to relive it so much.”
– Maura + Dan