"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all."

 

Hey, friend! My name is Clayton and I'm a fun, artsy nerd who loves to tell love stories.

I've been an emotionally driven artist my entire life, and after photographing my first wedding in 2007 I fell in love with everything about wedding photography. From the carefully selected details and how they reflect the couple, to the countless personalities I navigating ensuring everyone is have a great time… I love it all!

What I love most though is getting to tell your story the way it you want it to be told: authentically and beautifully.

Here’s the real tea: Your wedding day will be an incredible rush of emotions and fleeting moments (mine certainly was!). After the confetti has settled, the whole day will feel like a blur, and you’ll wonder if you even attended your own wedding!

As you return to ordinary life, I’ll be working hard to curate, process, and deliver your images so you can relive every single memory of the day forever. And not just the memories you’re excited for, but the moments you didn’t even know happened! Your mom crying as she hugged a new relative after the ceremony, the way your spouse looked at you as you were laughing with your bridal party, or your grandparents dancing for the first time in years.

These are my favorite moments to photograph.

This is why I am a wedding photographer…
…because I care about every single moment and your peace of mind.
…because engaged couples everywhere deserve better and I was made to do this.
…because your story matters and no one else cares to craft it like I can.

I want couples who aren’t afraid to feel, who value time with friends and family, and find beauty in the raw imperfect nature of all of us.

If this is you, I encourage you to contact me using the button below. I limit bookings to promote the highest level of service, so reach out soon to ensure your date is available.

It's me on our wedding day! (Photo: Swatch Studios)

It's me on our wedding day! (Photo: Swatch Studios)

My husband Jordan and I laughing together after our First Look. (Photo: Swatch Studios)

My husband Jordan and I laughing together after our First Look. (Photo: Swatch Studios)

Favorites Things

  • All Games (Especially Fortnite, Mario Kart, & Clash Royale)

  • Tech & Gadgets (Obsessed with new tech and gear!)

  • Beer & Dining Out (Revolution Brewpub for best of both!)

  • YouTube & TV (Winter is Coming)

  • Chicago (We recently moved here, and I love it!)

accolades

  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2016

  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2017

  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2018

  • Published: WeddingWire 2017


Clayton captured such beautiful moments from our big day that we will now be able to relive the rest of our lives. Hands down best experience I could have ever wished for with a photographer!
— Ashely T, Bride