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We're Lilly & Justin....and we're in love!
And we love getting to photograph other couples in love too

WHY WE LOVE IT

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justin & lilly chodyniecki couples photographers louisville ky

We're very sentimental people, and because we always carried around a point and shoot camera with us we're able to look back and relive so many special memories and think about how much we've grown together. That's exactly what we get to do for our couples and we don't take that honor lightly!  We've both always felt the need to express ourselves, and photography allows us to create beautiful and meaningful moments frozen in time. Not only that, but we are a bit obsessed with capturing moments the way they feel. That's while you'll see a lot of movement, emotion, and easiness in our work - we play around intentionally. Another reason we love our job, to put it simply, is because creating portraits with our couples during sessions and wedding days is FUN! We laugh together and make jokes, get to hear about how they met and fell in love, and get to listen to them gush about their pets while we gush about ours!

justin & lilly chodyniecki couples photographers louisville ky
justin & lilly chodyniecki couples photographers louisville ky

With being together for 14 years, we really have the unspoken communication thing down. We often have that "I was just about to say that" moment, even when the "that" is totally off what we were just talking about. This definitely comes in handy for sessions and weddings, where one of us may be side-eyeing a good backdrop and the other notices and jumps in to get the shot or get the lighting just right. When working separately on wedding days (we often do this during the "getting ready" period so you get the memories from both sides), we can fully trust the other to get stellar shots. While we may often be thinking the same thing, both of our creative perspectives bring something exciting to the table and allow for a more dynamic finished album.

HOW WE WORK TOGETHER

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WHO WE ARE

One of our favorite date night activities in louisville: 

We love grabbing some food at Oskar's Slider bar then catching a movie (typically horrible horror) at Baxter Avenue Theatres 

Behind the cameras we're a married pair of Kentucky kids who have been building our lives together since high school. Together for 14 years and married for 8!

In our free time:

-Justin enjoys making music of all types and Lilly is a hobby seamstress who has made a handful of wedding gowns, including her own.

-We spend a lot time lounging with our 3 dogs and 2 cats, playing video games like The Last of Us and Overcooked or rewatching quentin tarantino movies & cooking competitions 

-Justin makes the BEST green onion and parmesan cheese biscuits! 

-We still make time to take our own portraits at least a couple times a year, especially around our anniversary or just to have a laugh. All photos of us on this site were taken by us with a tripod :)

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justin  & lilly chodyniecki of in the shade photography louisville ky
justin  & lilly chodyniecki of in the shade photography louisville ky
justin & lilly chodyniecki couples photographers louisville ky

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