My ultimate goal for every couple is to help them remember how it felt to be surrounded by all of their favorite people on their wedding day.

Hi, I'm Kristen!

CHICAGO & DETROIT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

My love was first sparked as a wedding planning intern in 2012, grew through being a bridesmaid (9 times!) and became all-consuming when I purchased my first camera.

Nothing can compare to the joy, energy, and pure adrenaline of a wedding day. My passion fuels my purpose: serving you with excellence and loving every step of the process.

And while we're talking about what makes me feel alive? The people I get to meet in this business. Getting to know my couples, meet their families, and help make the wedding day feel special and stress- free is my sweet spot. I seriously LOVE being a trusted guide in your planning process and taking good care of you! Read my reviews - my past couples say I do this well. :)


My husband and I call the Chicago area home, and I love photographing couples at iconic locations throughout the city. We've been married 6 years and Justin is my best friend - you'll often see him helping me at weddings! We've found that marriage is so meaningful. We firmly believe joy and passion grow deeper beyond the wedding day. You may catch me tearing up at weddings. (It's fine! My mascara's waterproof). 

I'm a Type A book nerd: I love making lists and I live by my daily planner. This is good news for YOU because it means I'm super organized and prepared for your wedding day!

Justin and I love to travel, try new restaurants, and play board games with friends. I'm inspired by history, art, faith, and theater. 

here's what matters most:

weddings are my love language

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Kristen Cloyd is a Chicago-based wedding photographer. Also available for travel! Questions? Send a message!