We consider ourselves anti-wedding industry photographers. Don't get us wrong—we love real love, however it looks, wherever it is. But unlike the wedding industry, we also love real weddings. We love them because they’re honest, unscripted, and sometimes happen in the rain. We’re eager to meet couples who value this, too—couples who slow down, take risks, and aren’t afraid to set convention aside. Because while weddings drive a lot of what we do, we’re just as much inspired by real couples and their real stories, by breaking traditions and making new ones. And the wedding industry—filled with expectations, etiquette, basic and blown-out images—doesn’t always want us to tell your story right. We get along with couples who trust us to tell theirs.
The Uttke’s are a dream. If we had to do wedding planning over again, they would be at the very top of our
- Allison & Joe
"There is nothing I would change about our wedding day-especially our photographers. They were the best, exceeding even our highest expectations. Aside from being fun to be around, they were prepared with everything from bug spray to static guard, they handled several situations that arose, which were completely unrelated to photography and they did it with a smile. I can’t recommend TJ and Shannon highly enough!!
- Angie & Emily
"THE. BEST. When we met TJ and Shannon more than a year before our wedding, we wondered: What’s the catch here? They were prompt, perceptive, never phony. It’s one thing to be friendly (ask yourselves: what wedding vendor isn’t friendly?). It’s another to also be normal and real. After we met them for drinks, my now-husband and I said to each other: these guys are suspiciously normal; it can’t be real. But several weeks after our wedding we can officially confirm: They are the real deal.
- Sarah & Jake
"You take pictures of wedding days? You do that for a living?"
- TJs 105-year-old grandma, Katherine