About the Photographer

I’m a high school English teacher, so all of that time I spend wrangling teenagers and getting them to do work helps me out when I’m directing your wedding party for photos. I love being a teacher, and I love the flexibility it gives me to pursue another passion of mine: photography. 

Both my students and my clients say that they love how laid back I am, but I know when to turn it on and get the party going on your wedding day. I’m comfortable directing large groups of people and telling people what they need to do (again…teaching). I’ve had the pleasure of photographing engagements + weddings for the past decade, and I love looking at photos from my early days and seeing the growth that has happened. I’m constantly investing in my business, whether it’s through how I contact clients, deliver photos, or take classes to better my craft and business. My goal is to make sure that clients get the best experience on their wedding day.


BEHIND THE BUSINESS

This is us. No not the never ending flashback series on NBC, but this is my family. They are why I work as hard as I do. Claira, my wife, and our three kids, Logan, Evylyn, and Willow, are my world. I balance two careers while I learn and attempt to be the best husband and father possible. Not only are you supporting a small business, but you are also supporting my family.

Thank you.

CHECK OUT SOME RECENT WORK

Brian and Fiona's wedding day at Loft 28 West in Aurora, Illinois. Great intimate wedding with a killer band and dance floor for the end of the night.
August 28, 2021/by jayvphotography
Katie and Brian's wedding at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wilmette, Illinois. All the intangibles came together for a great day of photography.
August 16, 2021/by jayvphotography
Johnny and Chrissy's incredibly special wedding day at Two Brothers Roundhouse was another beautiful wedding photographed in Aurora, Illinois.
July 25, 2021/by jayvphotography
This bride and groom were blessed with a beautiful backyard wedding day in Naperville, Illinois after they waited out the showers.
July 8, 2021/by jayvphotography
This wedding day was sandwiched between a tornado and rain. Thankfully, it let up for their wedding at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.
June 30, 2021/by jayvphotography
After postponing their wedding twice because of COVID, Emily and Joe were finally able to get married at the Public Landing in Lockport, Illinois.
June 26, 2021/by jayvphotography
Alyssa and Jordan's beautifully quant wedding day at the Danada House in Wheaton, Illinois was a great way to kick off the 2021 wedding season.
June 25, 2021/by jayvphotography
Karen and Ryan finally were able to celebrate their wedding day at Loft 28 West in Aurora, Illinois. After a tiny ceremony last year, it was time to party.
June 20, 2021/by jayvphotography
Kaylee and Taylor hosted their wedding day at Horticulture Hall in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. An incredible venue with awesome people right on the lake!
June 4, 2021/by jayvphotography
Emily's and Joe's wedding at Venuti's in Addison, IL was the first wedding on the path back to "normal.” It was so refreshing to see many enjoy the day!
March 13, 2021/by jayvphotography
Kristina and Anthony won a free session giveaway. Just outside of Naperville, they're couples engagement session at St. James Farm in Wheaton was great.
March 10, 2021/by jayvphotography
Lindsay and Christian's wedding in Madison, Wisconsin featured a beautiful winter wedding backdrop. Hoping now to shoot winter weddings in Naperville.
February 5, 2021/by jayvphotography