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I am Kate. A dog momma, daughter, sister, aunt and loving girlfriend. I am a chaser of light, a moment protector and an imagery artist. I love Harry Potter, country drives and a tall glass of sangria - red please! Read More...

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August 1, 2019

Wandering around the big city with Jenny and Nick was so much fun! They are both very adventurous souls who met at a rock climbing gym in the city–so it was perfect for their engagement session to include some adventure! It automatically felt like we were longtime friends as Jenny and Nick both have down […]

July 26, 2019

Ali and Luke are such a sweet couple. I have really enjoyed working with them over the last year. Ali has worked so hard planning her big day and I have been so excited to see it all come together! From the moment I arrived at her bridal suite, I felt right at home with […]

July 10, 2019

You ever meet anyone and just automatically think “these are my people!”? Well that is exactly how I felt when I met Lauren and Zach for the first time for their engagement session. I felt like we had so much in common and we’re instant friends! Lauren and Zach are college sweethearts who met through […]

July 8, 2019

Ever since I met Shea and Ben I knew they were going to be such a sweet couple to photograph. They did not disappoint when I met them again for their engagement session. Shea was very nervous at first for photos, but being in Ben’s arms helped to relax her into the awkwardness of being […]

July 4, 2019

Grace and Dane both grew up just miles apart and their families knew each other for years, but the two of them had never met. Dane’s father introduced them one night at The Anchor, a local bar in Carlinville, after Grace moved back to the area from Chicago. Dane proposed to Grace on Christmas Day […]

July 3, 2019

To date, this was one of my favorite dates every in my career. Besides genuinely telling the story of love, one of my favorite things about this business are the details and the collaboration of vendors to achieve them. I was honored to have gotten the opportunity to put together a styled shoot with Cassandra […]

July 2, 2019

Michael met Danielle in high school band back in 2012 and they immediately became friends. They went through high school together, studying together, spending weekends with friends and riding to and from school together. It wasn’t until Junior year that Danielle finally gave in to dating Michael after becoming best friends and they have been […]

June 28, 2019

Erin and Jon’s wedding was a very special one to me. I have known them both since kindergarten as we grew up in Chatham together. We experienced all of the joys of growing up in a small town together, we each had our awkward years and when Jon finally asked Erin to be his girlfriend […]

June 25, 2019

Spending an evening with Carmen and Shannon downtown Springfield was so much fun! These two are so down to Earth and I loved capturing their adorable love.  Downtown Springfield is special to Carmen and Shannon as it was where they met and where they spend a lot of time together. We started their session exploring […]

June 21, 2019

I was so excited to photograph Ashley and Branson’s wedding under an arbor covered in flowers in front of the pond at Sheedy Shores. Ashley had mentioned early on in the planning stages that she wanted lots of lush greenery and that’s just what she got with roses, peonies, and eucalyptus too. The scenery was […]

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