About us

Hey! We’re Jay and Larissa. We raise kids, take pictures, we run a business and we’re always up for a good adventure.

We both grew up in Florida and we first met in 9th grade Spanish class. While Jay was instantly smitten, we were only friends until reconnecting 14 years later and (finally) Larissa fell head over heels. We were married in May of 2013 and that same year started Henington Photography, had a honeymoon baby (Aiden). The next year moved to Connecticut so Jay could attend Yale. Today we love each other more than ever, have two wonderful little humans (Aiden and Zachary) and split our time between Chicago and Tampa (kinda not fair, we know!).

Together we love catching up on a good show (winter is coming!), trying new restaurants and wine, and making memories together as a family. We believe that every moment in life matters—and we try to live each day to the fullest.

Individually Jay loves to read, buy new gadgets and religiously follows (and sometimes plays) hockey. He is also the creative vision behind Henington Photography and photographs every engagement shoot and wedding.

Larissa is the one who keeps the family and business going, i’s dotted and t’s crossed. In addition to shooting with Jay at many of our weddings, doing boudoir and family sessions, she is also the one answers most of the emails and helps with timelines.

Style & Approach

We want to break the status quo of what you’re used to with wedding photography. We want to shock you. We want to amaze you. We want to excite you! We want to capture every single moment of your day—the details the emotions and the happenings—so that you can re-live it all over again each time you look at your photos. We approach each wedding as something new to be discovered, and try to capture it’s distinctiveness in a beautiful, interesting and artistic way that portrays who you uniquely are as a couple. For us, each wedding is an adventure and we can’t wait to explore with you!

Chicago Wedding Photographer