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ABOUT US

Hi! We're Jay and Larissa. We love tacos, traveling the world, playing with our rambunctious little boys, and taking epic photos. Take some time to get to know us, and then send us a note so we can get to know you.

THE STORY OF US

We grew up in Tampa, Florida and met in 9th grade Spanish class. Jay fell in love with Larissa immediately, but it took another 14 years for her to come around. We got engaged at the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico on 12/21/12—the day the world was supposed to end according the the Mayan calendar. The world went on and in 2013 we got married. 9 month later we had our first son, Aiden. Then 2.5 years later we had our second, Zachary.

Today, we’re Chicago and Tampa wedding photographers. For us, family is everything. That’s one of the reasons we love photographing weddings. When we’re not taking pictures, we have fun trying out new restaurants, visiting museums, ice skating, watching way too much Netflix, and traveling the world (btw, if you’re having a destination wedding somewhere amazing like Iceland, New Zealand, or Hawaii contact us for special pricing, seriously…).

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 wanted to be happy, so I followed my heart and become a photographer. 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 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.

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OUR VISION

For us, photography is about capturing the most important moments in life and turning them into art. We aren’t just wedding photographers, we’re creative photojournalists who’ll record the moments of your day that you’ll want to show your grandkids. We’ll capture your memories and create a visual experience so that in thirty years you’ll be able to feel what you felt when your photos were taken.

OUR FAMILY
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