Photo by Anna Christine Photography

Photo by Anna Christine Photography

Hey there! We're David + Marlene.
We tell people's life stories through photography.

Everyone's life is different and we all have different stories to share - with friends, family and future generations. Everyone has stories they want to remember forever... great and small ones - and they all matter!

We are husband + wife, natural light photographers based in Chicago who capture life events and every day life. We never live a day the same and we want people to relive those moments when they look at their photographs.

We've loved photography ever since we can remember! We both have documented our families' lives all growing up through photography + design and it's one of our favorite things to do together! We started plans for Clayton Photo + Design when we were engaged and launched shortly after getting married in 2012.

We've been there. We've done it. We dated, we were engaged, we got married, we didn't have kids, now we have a toddler, and we'd love to relate to you in this thing called life! Let's capture your life stories together so you can remember them for years to come!