I never set out to be a wedding photographer, instead it kind of found me.
I’ve always known that I wanted to do something meaningful, that I wanted to work with people, and that I’d like to throw a little creativity into the mix. In 2009, I picked up a camera and found that wedding photography was the perfect balance.
I haven’t looked back since.
My amazing wife, Kristi, has been with me every step of the way. Sometimes behind a lens, sometimes buried in photoshop, she’s always my encouragement.
In 2011, our little boy, Brady joined the family. While he’s not quite ready to work the camera, he’s certainly gifted at being in front of it.
Linsey Wilt has been a part of the cmp family from very early on and shot almost every wedding with me. She’s a short and sassy, crazy talented, right hand that makes us who we are.
Dave Matthews sang it well – “Love is not a whisper or a weakness. No, love is strong…” Being a wedding photographer means using my camera to tell and preserve one of the most important and powerful moments of a person’s life.
What can I say? I love my job!
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11 Reviews for Chris McLaughlin Photography
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Sabrina · Married on 07/28/2019
Hands down, Absolutely the best!
All our pictures we received from here look straight out of a magazine! The photographer shooters made us feel so comfortable, it was easy just being ourselves, which are totally captured in all the pictures. We will forever cherish this amazing art work and thank you again for capturing our wedding day so perfectly.Sent on 09/29/2019
Ainsley E. · Married on 08/19/2018
One word sums up our experience with CMP - perfection. Chris and Kristi are the ultimate dream team and without a doubt THE BEST decision we made when planning our wedding. To add a little context, we lived out of state so trying to find the perfect photographer was stressful to say the least. But after my first phone call with Chris, I knew they were it - no question.
In terms of the process leading up to the wedding, they made everything simple, straightforward and to our wonderful surprise, really fun! I mean who can turn filling out a questionnaire into an enjoyable activity, Chris and Kristi can! Not to mention they always made us feel so special, valued and appreciated - they are two of the most thoughtful people I’ve ever met and never once did I have to stress or worry while working with them.
Another reason why they are so great is because of how well they work together - they complement each other perfectly. Chris is goofy and sarcastic and knows how to command a crowd while Kristi makes sure everything gets done and every little detail is thoughtfully considered (like making sure your hair extensions aren’t peeking through ☺️). I’m not going to lie, my husband and I were worried about being super awkward in our photos but the minute we started shooting, all concern went out the window. Chris knows just how to get you to loosen up to get the perfect shot. They make you feel so comfortable, confident and beautiful. Oh, and did I mention how incredibly efficient they? They blew through our shot list in no time and made sure that we got everything we wanted while still having plenty of time to enjoy our special day. With Chris and Kristi, you don’t have to worry about being MIA for hours on end to take photos. They work with your schedule and what you want - it never, ever feels like work. They are basically just fun guests with high-end cameras capturing your day.
I could literally go on forever but let me sum it up with this. From our engagement photos, to our wedding photos, and now our beautiful photo album, everything is STUNNING and we could not be happier. Every time I look at our photos, I get chills and am taken back to all the wonderful memories. We feel so blessed to have met and worked with Chris and Kristi, you will too.
THANK YOU, Chris and Kristi!!!Sent on 02/20/2019
Stefanie · Married on 12/02/2017
There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are for having had the opportunity to work with Chris McLaughlin Photography for both our engagement session and our wedding day. Both of these special occasions are things I had been dreaming about for years and to say Chris and his sweet wife Kristi were incredible from the start is an understatement. Every interaction with CMP was fun, professional, helpful and efficient. From flexibility in scheduling our engagement session around weather, to willingness to climb a fence to get the perfect shot, Chris and Kristi were absolutely amazing. From the beginning, we felt comfortable and relaxed, as if we had known them forever. They are easy going, hilarious and so very thoughtful, they truly made us feel cherished. There is something magical about watching someone shine in what they were born to do, and Chris and Kristi are doing just that! Chris is not only an amazing photographer, he is exactly who you want by your side on your wedding day. He was the first to bring us food at the reception, help navigate through family dynamics, and his attention to details is unmatched. They were on top of everything through the entire process. With quick check-in emails, notes and details, we knew they had not forgotten about us. This made it so easy for us on our wedding day, knowing they had been with us along the way.Sent on 01/11/2018
We absolutely LOVE our photos and 100% recommend Chris McLaughlin Photography . They have given us a gift that we will cherish the rest of our lives, and I could not have imagined this process without them!