We’re TJ and Shannon Uttke. We live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we have a dog and we're expecting our first daughter in November! Oh yeah, we also take a lot of photos.
We also 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 instead. 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.
Whether you’re planning to elope and want to invite us along for the ride or have a wild and weird wedding idea you have a feeling we’d be into as well, we think now sounds like a pretty good time to crack open a cold one together
Come on, get at us. The beer’s getting warm!