Coming to you, the biggest news and change we’ve experience as an almost two-year married couple. After countless prayers, dinner dates, phone calls with our closest family and friends, Luke and I are excited to announce that we’re headed to Austin next month (!!) for my smart and passionate hubby to pursue an MFA degree at Texas State.

This news comes with joy, anxiety, sadness and excitement. Chicago has been home to both of us for 5 years, where we reconnected, dated, had our first kiss, and fell in love. It holds thousands of memories, our closest friends, and our Logan Square neighborhood we’ve called home the last two years.

I’ve officially shared the news with work about my mid-August departure, communicated the move to my fall brides (yes, I’ll be flying back and forth!) and even secured an apartment this past weekend with my parents. So yes, it’s all so real. And my tears after Luke picked me up from the airport on Sunday night proved just how real and emotional this move is.

We’re so very grateful for the sweet and kind words from everyone and very much look forward to this next chapter in the Helm Haus adventure book. So, if you know of anyone in the area looking for a wedding photographer or couple who loves to try new restaurants, cocktail bars and host Sunday Fundays send them our way! See below for a few shots from our trip this past weekend and follow along on instagram for real-time updates on our last month as Chicagoans and exciting move to the Lone Star state!

Much love,

Luke and Kristi