This Is Feeling Photography is a small team of creatives who live and breathe a fresh vision. Our team has over 20 years experience photographing 300+ weddings. We hold this team to a high standard: dedication to the art + craft of photography, and personality absolutely counts. We’ve all worked with some great companies – National Geographic Traveler, The Chicago Tribune, Eddie Bauer, Nike, Colombia College just to name a few. But nothing is like working one-on-one with couples in love, and that’s why we work with This Is Feeling Photography.
You definitely get to meet your photographer before the wedding.
Get to know us by reading more about who we are below,
HELLO, I’M BEN // loving boss, lead-photographer, consultant
I’m a man of few words until I begin talking. I feel many, many things in life. I am a biological blob of body and bone, full of passion and positivity.
I like cats. Unfortunately, cats have gone to #2 now that my beautiful little Ella was born in September 2015. Sorry cats.
The ocean both fascinates me and scares me beyond belief.
I wake up each day and look forward to watering my grass, tomatoes, and basil garden.
But I usually scamper towards the espresso machine first.
I adore my wife.
I love photographing love.
HELLO, I’M MIKE // editor, photographer, experience specialist
I love adventure. I love art. I love dinosaurs. I love dogs. I love my dog. I love craft beer. I love travel. I love love. Art pulses through the veins of my family tree and being creative has been a life long journey of mine. No matter what I’m doing or where I’m at, my passion to create and explore life through art is ever present. Among other mediums, photography has always been an interest of mine and I’ve been behind the camera for all sorts of adventures, exploring art and life through nature, portraiture, and wildlife. I joined this team two years ago and have never looked back. Working with couples and discovering what makes them tick and learning about who they are is worlds of fun for me. Getting people to open up with their loved one in front of my camera and express their love for one another is such an inspiration to me and my artistic being.
I work very hard to maintain a balance between wedding photography and my own personal projects, as well as combining the two together. I am incredibly passionate about the preservation and rescue of our environment and the wildlife we share this planet with. I try to instill an appreciation for nature through my work. Understanding just how timeless photography is by capturing our ever changing world, I also realize how that same timeless perspective is seen through one day of love between two people. Capturing a couples’ wedding day and giving them the opportunity to relive that day through photographic moments is an extraordinary experience. I am constantly humbled by the opportunities presented to me and I look forward to the next adventure – be it a wedding in the concrete jungle of Chicago, a safari in the great plains of Africa, or an expedition through the thick rainforest of the Amazon.
I’m here to learn, live, and tell a story. I’m looking forward to creating, documenting, and sharing yours.
HELLO, I’M Kevin // editor, photographer
Photography is about the story. I want to know who you and your forever are. I want to know where you came from and what has moulded you into this bundle of awesomeness you cuddle up with every night. All the hard work, all the love, the sweat and the tears that has made who you are as a couple today. I will strive to capture these very emotions on your wedding day so you can see them again and again in your photographs. When it comes down to your wedding day and looking back at what that day felt like, I believe those feelings and what created those are what will be most important. Photographs – unlike the rest of your wedding day – will last forever.
A little about me.
My personality type could be described as type B with a type A drive.
Photographically I’m a jack of all trades. I have worked in the fashion, editorial, photojournalism, commercial and fine art world: everything from working on sets of The Real World Chicago to Vogue Magazine to the Wall Street Journal. I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Photography, from Columbia College in 2012.
I found a special place in my heart for wedding photography 4 years ago.
Now let me show you what that looks like.
HELLO, I’M Jacob // editor, photographer
I have a hard time talking about myself in digital format, so lets grab a beer and talk for real. What do you say?
I have a great respect and connection to photography, and the things that it can pull out of people. It’s shown me compassion, love, fear, fun, adventure, slumber, beauty, and truth. It’s brought people into my life that I will love forever, and given me the opportunities to really experience life in a grand spectacle kind of way. And for that, I am thankful to call myself a photographer.
HELLO, I’M Scotty // photographer extraordinaire
Scotty, 32, husband, father, fairly impressive eater of Pizza. I picked up a camera in high school and have been shooting professionally for the last 10 years. Documenting life has taught me to see the world in a new way. I’m a journalist at the heart of this craft, and I set out to use it in a positive manner with every photograph. Weddings allow me to create relationships with people I’d probably never meet otherwise, and with those relationships I can document them in their own unique way.
Things I enjoy in no particular order:
Pizza (you already knew that)