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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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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 […]

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 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 […]

June 17, 2019

Where do I even begin with Jamie and Tommy? They are both such kind and sweet souls and fit absolutely perfectly together! These two do not know a stranger and it was so apparent on their wedding day based on the amount of love that surrounded them.  We had an enormous threat of rain during […]

May 24, 2019

Stephanie and Chris are one of the sweetest couples! They met when Stephanie’s mom hired Chris to work at her daycare, where Stephanie also worked. They fell in love very quickly and got engaged about two years later. The pair were married at Chatham Baptist Church; the church Stephanie grew up in. Stephanie and Chris […]

May 16, 2019

I have known Taylor since high school and she has always been a sweet, bubbly, blonde who befriends everyone. That hasn’t changed one bit and when she and Cameron started dating, I constantly running into them several times at weddings, events, and the occasional Target run. We have had so many conversations about their wedding […]

May 15, 2019

So you have chosen your venue, picked out the majority of the vendors for your special day–now it is time for the most important part–shopping for your dress! The dress that you will be wearing when your new husband twirls you around the dancefloor, the dress you’ll be looking at for years to come in […]

May 9, 2019

Lacey and Kyle first met in grade school. Lacey jokes that Kyle was her kindergarten crush, but it wasn’t until adulthood that these two lovebirds finally met again and fell in love. And well, as they say—the rest is history. Lacey and Kyle’s beautiful boho themed wedding included a stunning array of flowers from peonies […]

April 24, 2019

Okay, let me be honest here–bridal bouquets are my favorite detail about a wedding! They add so much beauty and detail to a wedding day and really help to bring out the bride’s personality. Whether you opt for a neutral bouquet or one with oodles of color, it is important to remember that your bridal […]

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