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Hi! We're Jay and Larissa. We're foodies who love biking, adventuring, playing with our rambunctious little boys, and taking epic photos/videos for awesome people. Thanks for taking some time to get to know us, now we'd love to get to know you better!


Hi friends! We’re Larissa and Jay—partners, parents, foodies, mountain bikers, and Chicago wedding photographers & videographers. We met in 9th grade, but it took another 14 years before Jay would win Larissa over with his rugged good looks and charm. We created two crazy humans together and we love being parents more than anything. As often as we can, we also love to cook, try new restaurants, and travel. Capturing memories for our couples has taught us the value of soaking in every moment and recording as much of it as we can. We’re so appreciative to everyone who trusts us to see and capture the most special moments of their lives.

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I'm Jay

I'm an extroverted introvert who loves to travel, play ice hockey, drink coffee, and snuggle on the couch with Larissa. I once did The Tilt at the John Hancock Center without flinching. I've been taking photos since I was a little boy when my grandma used to give me all her old film cameras and took me to the Kodak store to develop the photos. I was also once a professor and did a grad degree at Yale before deciding that I really wanted to be a photographer, so I followed my heart and started Henington Studios. I'm in love with Larissa, the girl of my dreams, and I love being a dad more than anything.

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I'm Larissa

I'm a rebel at heart with a love of travel and adventure. I've skydived, worked on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean, and lived in 4 different countries. I love Trader Joes, kale salads, gardening, and snuggling with Jay on the couch watching Netflix. More than anything though, I love being mom to my little boys. And 14 years after I met Jay in high school, I realized that he was my person.


We believe in real moments—ugly tears, uncontrolled laughter, mascara running down your face, and all the incredible, unpredictable craziness that happens on a wedding day.

We’re passionate about capturing the moments that you’ll want to show your grandkids one day. We won’t ask you to stroke your dress or pretend to be hugging your parents, but we will capture you getting in your dress, and your bridesmaids crying when they see how gorgeous you look. We’ll capture the moment when mom and dad see you for the first time and you give them a real hug. And we’ll do it without interfering, because your wedding isn’t a glamour shoot, it’s real life. And reality is more interesting than anything we can fake.

Of course, we’ll also capture your details, family formals, and create some epic portraits of just the two of you. There’s nothing you’ll need to do besides trust us and be yourselves. 


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