Modern Chicago Wedding Photography

Pen and Lens Photography

We believe in relationships of influence.

For years to come, you’ll remember the thrill you felt as you slipped into the dress you’d been dying to wear; the deep breath he took, eyes closed, as he got ready to open them and see you; the tear that fell down your dad’s cheek as he walked you down the aisle; the minute your eyes locked as you danced together for the first time as husband and wife…

You’ll feel those moments!

When the people you welcome into your home glance at the frames on your walls, they’ll feel it too—your young love turned legacy, and the influence of your relationship on the people you love most. Images that make you feel something, that bring you right back to this season of life AND an experience that keeps you feeling like you’re moving on to the next round in America’s Next Top Model? Yes, you CAN have both.

You’re looking for a photographer and you’ve got a lot going on.

We're here to help!

We’re an opposites attract kind of couple—so I’ll do just about anything to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and Kaleb will probably sneak a picture of me doing it. We work better together and get pumped when we work with couples whose love story sounds a little like Jim and Pam from the Office. When it comes to your wedding day, we’ll give you all the tools you need to avoid wedding stress and get the wedding images you’re craving.

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Raves and

Britt and Brett

Our experience working with Pen and Lens was absolutely perfect! Everyone from our bridal party complimented how wonderful Becky and Kaleb were to work with. Everyone who has seen our pictures has complimented them and how they truly captured our raw emotions! I am so excited to view them for years and years to come, allowing them to bring me back to the exact feelings of the day!!

Brittany & Tom

All I have to say is WOW! I was so worried about finding a photographer, how to pose, what to wear, and unpredictable Chicago weather. I was absolutely blown away by our experience with Becky and Kaleb. They made it so easy, and we had the absolute BEST day. As soon as we were in their hands, all my stress was gone. They found us locations based on what we were looking for and trenched through a snowy, cold day to get the best engagement pictures! Becky and Kaleb are also so easy to talk to and will work to get you exactly what you want. I am absolutely in LOVE with all of our pictures!!

Hannah & Max

The compliments have not stopped pouring in since our wedding and receiving our wedding photos! Our families LOVED Kaleb and Becky, we heard ranting and raving all day about how professional they were and fun to have as photographers. Since we have shared some of our photos, we have been told how amazing it is that they captured us so perfectly! I chose Pen and Lens because Becky made me feel like an old friend rather than a client! Our favorite part of working with Becky and Kaleb was their calming presence when Max and I felt most nervous and anxious. They spent the most alone time with us on our big day and made us so comfortable in front of the camera, truly capturing our friendship and love for one another. Becky and Kaleb captured a special moment with my papa, and every time I look at those photos I am able to relive that moment. I tear up every time. I cannot stop looking at my wedding photos!

Ashley & JJ

We will have our images forever, so it was a big decision to choose a wedding photographer. We chose Pen and Lens because they had everything we wanted! Their images are bright & airy, they capture the candid moments, they are fun to be around, and made us feel relaxed! Since working with them, everyone has said how beautiful our photos are and that they should be in a magazine! Our bridal party had a blast with both Becky & Kaleb! My favorite part of our wedding with Pen and Lens was breaking it down on the dance floor with Becky ;) (but for real...going back and forth with email and knowing that she had everything taken care of!). We can’t wait to basically wallpaper our home with our photos!!

Riannon & Jacob

It was difficult not knowing who would be the best fit for our day, but connecting with Becky on a personal level made me feel more comfortable choosing a wedding photographer! Plus the pictures were beautiful! Everyone loves the photos! They say every single one of ours is perfect! Our favorite part of working with Pen and Lens was how friendly Becky and Kaleb were. They just understood us and made us feel so loved! They were so easy to work with and made us feel so valued through every moment. The experience and knowing how fun they were made taking pictures fun, even for my husband who hates photos!

Christie & Derek

Becky and Kaleb are two of the nicest people you will meet and have an amazing ability to capture raw emotion on one of the most special days of your life. Working with them while planning our wedding was easy and enjoyable. By getting a feel for their style during our engagement pictures, we were able to float through our wedding day knowing our photo memories were in good hands. The sneak peek of our wedding photos (less than a week after our wedding!) brings me right back to our day every time I look at them. Big box photography companies can’t give you the guarantee of service, professionalism, and expertise that Pen and Lens can.

Christina & Drew

I didn't want pictures that looked over-edited, pictures that were too posed or overdone. I wanted to be thrilled when I saw them after the wedding. I got everything I wanted with Pen and Lens that I hoped for when looking for a photographer! I have had many people go out of their way and say they have seen our wedding pictures and that they are just beautiful! Becky and Kaleb were so easy going and patient. People loved having them around, and our friends and families could be themselves in front of the camera. Our experience with Pen and Lens was wonderful in every way—no stress, organized, and fun!

What you're getting

2 Photographers

so the camera can be in two places at once, giving you multiple perspectives of the best day of your life

Complimentary Engagement Session

so you’ll be comfortable with us hanging around on your wedding day

Online Gallery of your final wedding images

so you can download them easily and share them with family and friends

The Process

4 easy steps to amazing wedding photos!


Let's Chat

Weddings are all about relationships and we want to know more about yours! Fill out the contact form below to get it touch, and we’ll set up a phone date! After we chat about your man, your wedding plans, and the vision you have for the images you can’t wait to hang on your walls, I’ll talk you through the booking process and get your date on our calendar!


Sweating for the Wedding

Getting ready for your wedding is a LOT of work, so we’ll team up with you and your coordinator to comb through all the details and put together the perfect timeline for your wedding day. We’ll also plan an engagement session (more like an extra excuse for us to hang out with you) so you’ll be comfortable in front of the camera when your wedding day comes!


Party Time!

We’ll show up on your wedding day and jump right in, taking care of the photography logistics while you hang with your tribe. You’ll marry the love of your life and we’ll take a bunch of photos that will make you laugh out loud, smile ear to ear, and probably even shed a tear or two when you see them. (I always do.)


The Goods

While you’re getting used to calling him your HUSBAND, we’ll be choosing some of our favorite images from your wedding to share on the Pen and Lens Blog.

We’ll complete your final gallery and you’ll choose a few to order as framed prints or a gorgeous album, because those memories are too sweet to leave on a USB.

Disclaimer: You may not be able to stop scrolling through them.


Your wedding investment is just that—an investment. The flowers will wilt and the dance floor will clear, but your wedding images will remain.

Your wedding
investment begins
at $3300




Bridal Resources

We know planning a wedding can be overwhelming—we feel you. So we blog about topics that will guide you as you plan the wedding of your dreams!

What to Wear to Your Engagement Session
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Not Just Planning a Wedding
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Timeline Tips
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See our recent work, hear stories of our beloved clients, and read our best wedding tips by visiting our blog!
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