Hi! We’re Jay and Larissa, Chicago wedding photographers, partners, parents, and adventurers. We grew up in Florida where we met in 9th grade Spanish class. Jay was in love with Larissa immediately, but it took her another 14 years to come around. Once she did, we didnt waste any time getting married and starting a family. For us, love is everything. That’s one of the reasons we enjoy being wedding photographers, because we’re inspired by connection, family, and love. When we’re not taking pictures we have fun exploring our city, trying new restaurants, visiting museums, watching Netflix, or planning our next trip (btw, if you’re having a destination wedding somewhere amazing like Europe, Iceland, New Zealand, or Hawaii contact us for special pricing, seriously!).
We'd love to get to know you better and learn about what makes your wedding unique. Talk to you soon!
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Amanda · Married on 05/13/2017
Jay and Larrisa were absolutely perfect throughout our entire wedding experience. Finding unique photographers such as the Heningtons was hard to come by, but once we found them, we knew they were the ones from us. They were very professional and personable! Jay meet my husband and I for coffee after I reached out about their services. Jay wanted to find out what we were looking for in photographers and in our photos in general. Jay wanted to be sure that their style was the right fit before moving forward. He did not want us to be disappointed with the outcome if their style wasn't what were looking for. It totally was, so without hesitation we hired them! And it was the best thing we did! An engagement photo session was included in their package and they made it so much fun. During the session we were able to get a feel for who the people were behind the camera and what kind of shots they wanted to take. And they made it so memorable! In between photos, Larrisa asked all about us and our love story. We could tell they genuinely cared about us as more than just a customer. Any time I had a question for them, I received a quick response. Larrisa helped me so much with finding the perfect location for my dream wedding photos! On the morning of my wedding they arrived promptly to my hotel room where I was getting ready with my bridesmaid and immediately started capturing every moment. We could not have been any happier with their services and their out-of-this-world photography skills. I would recommend them to anyone! We love you guys and thank you so much for everything you have done for us! In a few years we will call upon you for maternity photos !!Sent on 07/10/2017
Andrea · Married on 09/01/2018
Where to even begin with Jay & Larissa!! They were absolutely amazing to work with and their work is even more incredible! Jay and Larissa were so professional, so laid back (even taking portraits of our MASSIVE families)!! They were so much fun and put me and my family at complete ease. The day of the wedding was by far one of the most overwhelming days and Jay and Larissa helped me get through it. They got every shot we wanted and plus some. My husband and I have been in so many weddings, this is why we went with Jay & Larissa, they caught every moment and never made us do any of the forced posing. They even got me the shot with the smoke bombs I wanted! And the pictures are stunning. If you are on the fence at all of who you should book for your wedding, do yourself a favor and book Jay & Larissa. You will not regret it. Also, we wanted our wedding to be filled with sooo much love, and so many of my family members mentioned how adorable Jay & Larissa were together! We can't wait to get all our photos in print.Sent on 10/14/2018
Larissa also did my boudoir shoot. I was sooo nervous and self conscious that day, Larissa gave me some champagne and put on some music and made me feel so unbelievably sexy! Larissa knows the perfect angles to accentuate the curves and beauty of a woman. I had an blast and the pictures turned out amazing! And my husband LOVED them! I'm so glad I did these photos, they will be something I will cherish forever.
Thank you Jay & Larissa, you will forever hold a special place in our hearts! :)
John-Mark · Married on 05/05/2018
We couldn't have asked for better photographers on our wedding day! We weren't the only ones, our wedding party gave us so many compliments about Jay and Larissa's professionalism/interactions on the wedding day and we have both received so many compliments on our engagement/wedding pictures!Sent on 09/22/2018
From the beginning Jay and Larissa have been collaborative and great to work with. During our engagement shoot Jay was interested in learning about us as a couple and what was important for us on the big day. During the planning process they were able to help us create a realistic timeline for the wedding day and were very responsive with all questions we had, no matter how small.
On the wedding day, Jay and Larissa exceeded expectations. They were always present taking pictures, but never in the way. They knew exactly what we wanted from prior communications, and was calming knowing they had everything under control. With a large wedding party (20+) they were able to take photos in several locations in a timely manner-one of our favorite pictures we did last minute and took 30 seconds for Jay to shoot! The pictures they took throughout the day are incredible and would have never thought to ask for- we have memories captured that will last a lifetime.
We highly recommend Henington, and will be going back for all future photography needs!