Yo, yo yo! We're My Whole Heart Collective, a team of passionate creatives pouring limitless amounts of love and devotion into your memories, owned and operated by Ashley Bowling & Nicole Kilday. We specialize in wedding photography, elopement photography, and couples photography based in Illinois. Our goal is to capture true, candid, spontaneous moments without posing or directing from behind the camera. We aim to document your memories as they unfold from a true storytelling approach. The real, honest, intimate moments that totally scream ‘YOU’ and reflect your love in its truest form.
We're So Stoked You're Here!
We're Nicole & Ashley!
We are so flippin' jacked to be sharing our combined 7 years of experience and all that we are as creatives. We work really hard to combine our passions and expertise as professional wedding photographers with the biggest pieces of ourselves that we value so deeply. My Whole Heart Collective offers an all-inclusive wedding photography experience that denies a vendor-client relationship and instead, welcomes newfound friendships and deeply intentional + purposeful connections. We fully feel we cannot truthfully tell your story without being true to ourselves first; and in turn, welcoming you and your partner exactly as you are. Our mission is to tell your story exactly as it is from a documentary-style approach, capturing all the right pieces of your day so you can focus on being fully present in the moments that matter most.
Lovers of genuine connections, DEEPLY FEELING HUMANS, dance party starters, and your co-captains on your best adventure in love!
Cara & Ryan
"Booking Nicole & Ashley was the best decision we made for our wedding. Not only do you get talented photographers, you get rocks on what can be a stressful time, cheerleaders when you’re in front of their camera & sidekicks on your best day. I can’t say enough good things about these 2!"
Why not make the start to forever an adventure in itself?
...to running alongside you through your best day ever.
We fully feel we cannot truthfully tell your story without starting from the very beginning...
where it begins
best day ever
Our mission is to offer our best selves throughout this adventure with you in a way that allows us to document your story from a place of truth. This entails us being here for every step of your wedding photography experience, from start to finish. It means celebrating the sh!t out of this chapter alongside you and breaking out into dance parties when our bodies can’t help but physically feel the excitement. It means being here for you when the process feels heavy and you really just need a judgment-free space to let it all out. We are here to help you gain perspective and provide encouragement to continue ticking all the boxes and bring the wedding vision of your dreams to life. Most importantly, it means welcoming you and your partner exactly as you are, so we have the full opportunity and knowledge to tell your story exactly as it is. This is our deepest commitment to you on this journey.
What We Bring to the Table
We know there's a lot of questions dancing around in your head when it comes to the photography portion of your absolute best day ever. We aimed to break down everything you'll need to know about our wedding photography experience in our easy-to follow guide. Go ahead, snag the good stuff!
"I was absolutely blown away by the creativity, composition, and flow of our session. We are absolutely in love with each and every photo and would recommend My Whole Heart Collective to anyone who wants true pieces of art to cherish for years."
Do we sound like a good fit? Does our art speak to you in more ways than just something pretty to look at? Can you feel it in your core that we’ll be the best of friends? Ok, 20 questions over. Come say “hello” + REACH OUT FOR MORE DEETS below. We cannot freakin’ wait to meet you!