Amanda + Adam | Couples | Bourbonnais, Illinois | Bourbonnais Couples Photographer

There are many parts of my job that bring me great joy and getting to reconnect + photograph my past couples is one of those great joys! 

Amanda and Adam are some of my favorites! I have photographed these two for their engagement and wedding photos, so of course, I LOVED that they asked me to photograph them this year for a little couples session... And yes, Hattie joined the fun, too!

These two have been together for almost 8 years and married for 1.5 years. I just love them! They are sweet, fun to be around, and full of joy! The weather tried to threaten our session, but we braved the first cold temps of this past October and even a little sleet/snow during their session. So glad we did! Miss Hattie was not a fan of the camera, but I loved photographing her. It's so fun to see photos of her online as a fellow #puppymomma, so I loved finally being able to photograph her, too!

Enjoy some favorites from this session!

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Family Photographer - Bourbonnais Couples Photographer - Bourbonnais Illinois Couples Session - Perry Farm Photos - Fall Family Photos
Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Family Photographer - Bourbonnais Couples Photographer - Bourbonnais Illinois Couples Session - Perry Farm Photos - Fall Family Photos
Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Family Photographer - Bourbonnais Couples Photographer - Bourbonnais Illinois Couples Session - Perry Farm Photos - Fall Family Photos
Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Family Photographer - Bourbonnais Couples Photographer - Bourbonnais Illinois Couples Session - Perry Farm Photos - Fall Family Photos
Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Family Photographer - Bourbonnais Couples Photographer - Bourbonnais Illinois Couples Session - Perry Farm Photos - Fall Family Photos

Investing in Your Bridal Bouquet | Wedding Wednesday

Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Investing in Your Bridal Bouquet | Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wedding Wednesday to you!

It's true, and I'm just going to say it... Weddings can be very expensive, and there are undoubtedly many expenses to budget for when it comes to wedding planning! As the planning process begins, a budget is usually put into place and couples start making decisions as to what they would like to invest in on their wedding days.

On this topic, I have a little advice for brides! I wholeheartedly - and 100% - recommend investing in your bridal bouquet. Even if your budget for florals isn't very much, a photographer can use a beautiful bridal bouquet to frame details throughout the wedding and make those florals the forefront of the day. This bouquet is usually a focal point for detail photos and photos of the couple, too! I would definitely recommend considering investing MORE in the bridal bouquet and LESS on the bridesmaids bouquets since they will not be photographed as much and at the forefront as often as the bridal bouquet. My wedding florals (and the photos including them) are STILL one of my favorite parts of our wedding day! 

And of course, as with every Wedding Wednesday post I share, this is just a little friendly advice from a photographer's perspective!

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