Kristen Kaiser - Catching Up with Kristen and Eric Kaiser

We’re Eric and Kristen, a husband and wife wedding and elopement photography team based in Illinois. We’ve been married for four years and have been together for almost nine, a miracle considering I (Kristen) sent Eric a rejection message via Facebook messenger nine years ago! But his suave persistence and sarcastic charm finally won me over. We prefer to spend as much of our time as possible outdoors and enjoy mountain biking, traveling, trying weird food and exploring new places. Although to be perfectly honest, there’s many nights we end up binge watching The Office while eating frozen pizza on the couch.

Relationships are the heart and soul of our business. We place a huge emphasis on getting to know our couples during their engagement because we believe that strong relationships lead to even more beautiful, meaningful images. We work with many couples but those who approach their day with a non-traditional mindset are our bread and butter. Free spirited couples who are passionate about each other and choose to put their own unique spin on their wedding for a day that truly reflects them as a couple is why we love what we do. When it comes down to it, the moments are what matters most on wedding days. We approach every wedding with a documentary approach to capture as many of those moments as possible for our couples. 

While our business is still in its infancy at three years, we’ve been enormously blessed to have many opportunities in this industry, not to mention the incredible couples we’ve had the honor of serving. Photography has taken us all over the world to document couples in love and we’ve also had opportunities to host and teach at workshops, mentor photographers, have our work published in wedding publications such as Junebug Weddings and Brides as well as receive awards such as Best of Weddings from The Knot.

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