From Day 1, you're getting an invested cheerleader who cares about your wedding. I help your vision come alive through:

There are countless options to choose from for your wedding day photographer! When you work with me, your experience goes beyond a signed contract and pictures taken on the wedding day. From your very first inquiry to the final album delivery, count on a warm, friendly relationship with me, a professional, organized approach to working together, and gorgeous photographs that reflect your love. 

1. a wedding day guide



Your wedding day is a big deal. If this is your first experience working with a professional photographer, I understand that you’re new to the process, have questions, and want to make sure this is a decision you get right. That’s why I’m committed to working with you every step of the way and making sure you get exactly what you want.

Every couple receives a custom proposal with exactly what you need - nothing more, nothing less. 2024 custom collections begin at $6000.

feel comfortable
and organized

from start to finish

How much time do you need for family portraits? Or getting ready? With your priorities in mind, I'll create a custom timeline you can use while planning. You'll enjoy a more organized wedding day, and feel confident that the memories you've been dreaming of are being photographed. 

You can only scroll so many websites before your eyes start to swim, right? Finding florists, makeup artists, and videographers who will bring your vision to life can feel like a second job. I'll share my list of go-to vendors so you can focus your time on other things. 

BRAINSTORMING PHONE CALLS: I've witnessed over 100 weddings. When you're feeling stuck or wondering what's normal, I'm happy to lend an ear and share my experiences & what's worked for other couples. 

You fell in love with your venue for a reason - I want to know why! I'll walk through your venue (you're welcome to join!) to make sure I'm familiar with the best spots for wedding day pictures.

2. the offerings

Being surrounded by all the people you love is rare. I value the uniqueness of the wedding day and look for every laugh, tear, and candid moment so you'll remember it all. Here's what you'll receive:

First time in front of the camera? You may be feeling a little nervous. 
This "practice run" will help you feel comfortable, confident, and ready to relax in your wedding day photos. You'll know exactly how I work, and you can use your new photographs for save-the-dates, your wedding website, gifts for mom and dad, and, of course, Instagram.

I'll arrive during hair & makeup to photograph your details and getting ready candids. I'll take charge and direct when needed, but quietly capture details and emotional moments as they naturally occur. Since we've created a custom timeline, I'll know what's happening next and make sure we stay on schedule!

An additional photographer gives you two perspectives of your wedding day, so you'll have even more moments to look back on. A second photographer maximizes your time, gives you a larger final gallery, and can catch little moments that might be missed while I'm capturing big moments.

Your fully edited photographs are delivered in an online gallery that you can easily access and share with others.
Download, share, and print your favorite photos all from one place!

Once in a lifetime memories deserve to live beyond your phone screen. I'll hand-design a beautiful, high quality wedding album that will serve as a tangible keepsake that tells your story for decades to come.

This sentimental time with your inner circle is often quickly forgotten in the wake of the wedding day. Documenting this time gives you additional images of special moments, and allows your close friends and family to feel more comfortable with me at your wedding

"Kristen was easily one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process."

Kristen is friendly, professional, very organized, and makes you feel comfortable with the photography process. She gave great options and advice regarding the timeline for our wedding day and made us feel so at ease while taking pictures. The end result was absolutely beautiful. We love our pictures so much and will treasure them forever.

- LeKeziah + Mike

Those romantic, candid pictures you're screenshotting on Instagram? They don't happen on their own. I'll give you encouraging guidance on what to do in front of the camera. You'll never hear me say "just act natural" or wonder where to put your hands. 

You want your photos to last a lifetime. My classic style of editing means your grandkids can look at your album and see the people, moments, and emotions as they were - timeless, not trendy.

Like all good things, beautiful photographs take a little time! But you shouldn't be left waiting to show off your first photos as newlyweds. You'll receive sneak peeks within one week of saying "do!"

You're spending the majority of your wedding with your photographer. You want to know and like them, yes? If it's not 100% clear...I am ALL IN on my couple's wedding experience. I'm all about the people skills - not just with you, but with mom, dad, grandma, Aunt Linda, your nephew and your dog! You'll get a good sense of who I am during our first phone call and you can judge for yourself if you'd like me to be by your side.

You're keeping track of a LOT during this wedding planning process. It's helpful to have vendors who return emails, remember your conversations, and have check lists to make sure all the important stuff is covered. I keep careful notes & live by my planner. Your time with me will feel orderly & efficient, so you have peace of mind.

Every photographer is different! Here's what you receive with me...

- Ashling + Tom

"She took time to get to know us as a couple, listened, and took note of what we envisioned every step of the way."

Every custom photography package can include...


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