Jonny + Michelle
aka husband + wife photography duo extraordinaire since 2008
And our incredible team of associate photographers:
Sarah + Maddy
That's us. Michelle + Jonny, the husband + wife duo behind Paper Antler
(and our babes Sir Rockwell + Dottie Fern)
Since 2008, we have partnered with the greatest clients in all the land, documenting sea-side, garden-side, destination and estate weddings. Our goal is to give our clients images that are unmatched along with a wedding experience that is unmatched as well. We believe that genuine photos are created out of genuine connection; as such, a major reason why we love what we do is because we love our clients.
Every couple and every wedding is different so we approach all of our work with sensitivity, knowing that we all contain multitudes, and we want your images to reflect that singularity and personality.
It would be easy for us to ramble on and on about how much we love marriage and believe in its goodness or how dearly we believe in delivering images that remind you of the joy and love that brought you together in the first place or how we approach photographing weddings as though the images will last for decades (centuries?) to come but mainly we hope that you know how grateful we are for this career and for the honor it is to come alongside such amazing clients and celebrate their union.
PS: We're also members of 1% for Humanity - a movement of individuals and businesses committed to giving at least 1% of their gross annual income to fight absolute, global poverty. Learn more at: onepercentforhumanity.org.
And our incredible team of associate photographers:
Sarah + Maddy
In 2015 we were fortunate enough to meet Sarah - a beyond kind and compassionate, mega-creative and talented photographer. She is somehow an even more impressive person than she is an artist, though it's pretty close because her work clearly speaks for itself.
A recent bride simply wrote, “OH. MY. GOD. We are so in love!” after seeing the beautiful photos Sarah delivered.
And now in 2018, it brings us great joy and honor to announce the newest member of our Paper Antler family: Maddy.
Maddy is the real deal. Aside from having a disarming presence, keen eye for detail and a natural eye for beauty, she’s also a world traveler and touring musician. Originally hailing from the west coast, Maddy now calls the midwest home and we couldn’t be more honored to have her as a part of the Paper Antler fam.
It’s official. Paper Antler can now be in three places at once. The future is now.
A Recent Review (or five)
"If you have seen any of Paper Antler's work, then you already know how incredibly talented they are. Their wedding photos look unlike any other. If you are looking for unique and breathtaking photos, they are an excellent choice. What you may not know from browsing their website, however, is how amazing, kind, funny, and sweet Jonny and Michelle both are. I had known of their work for several years (and daydreamed of booking them the moment I got engaged), so they were a bit like celebrities to me when I met them at our rehearsal dinner. They made us all feel so comfortable with their warm smiles and their open hearts. We had so much fun with them! After the wedding, several members of my family commented on how they just seemed to be wherever the moment was - they were so tuned in with all of the micro-events happening. Needless to say, our photos are incredible! I could not be happier, nor could I recommend them highly enough. Book them early - their talent is in high demand..."
"So these photos are literally the most amazing things I have ever laid my eyes on... you guys have made my dreams come true. I am completely obsessed!!!!! You guys are truly incredible."
"YOU guys!! Our photos!! Seriously!!
It's about 11AM and I'm still dusting the sleep off my eyes after staying up until 3AM going over all of our photos. And it's only going to start up again soon once I finish my cup of coffee! It's a good thing I don't have any patients today:)
Honestly, I wish I could think of a way to convey how incredible we think these are and how incredible we think the two of you are--if only you could be flies on the wall while we rave about you with our family and friends:) Wait until they all see these photos!!
Your idea to have me and K walk down an aisle formed by our wedding party on either side was genius--those photos are so funny and so much fun to look at! You can see so much joy in everyone's faces--it's just awesome. I seriously could go on and on about ALL of them!
I would say you guys work magic but that wouldn't nearly do you justice...magic isn't real and your skills and talent and love for what you do is very real and simply amazing. We absolutely will cherish these for the rest of our lives!"
"They. are. BEAUTIFUL!!! You are both artists of the most amazing kind. I feel like these pictures completely capture the entire day, you do such amazing work!!!!!! Thank you!!! Oh my. So many people have asked about you, and I sing your praises but your pictures speak for themselves! We LOVE them all!!!! We honestly love every single one. So do our families and friends, and again thank you thank you a million times. You are both amazing. I am rambling and will just say again, THANK YOU!!! When we get over smiling/crying/soaking in each amazing photograph, we will try to decide on photos for a book! Right now I just want every picture framed and hung up wherever I am.
Again thank you!!"
"They truly tell the perfect story of the best day of our lives!!! You two served as way more than photographers for us, your warm and calm energy helped get us through the day!"
Perms + Such
We take on a limited number of bookings a year so that our clients receive the best experience and photographs possible, and so that we continue loving photography for the next decade as much as we've loved the previous.
While we might cost a bit more than our Great Clips counterparts, trust us, the investment is worth it. Ask anyone with a bad perm.
After graduating from a liberal arts school with a degree in Philosophy/Photography (film!) and International Relations respectively, we saw an opportunity to do wedding photography differently. You see, on the weekends, I (Jonny) would assist and second shoot for photographers and was astounded how rare it was to find a photographer who was both skilled as a photographer and a nice person.
From those early moments, Michelle and I have been committed to doing our best damn work possible while also treating our clients with respect and upholding their experience to the utmost. It may sound basic but if you ask around, it’s sadly not always a given.