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Backyard Wedding Day in St. Charles, Missouri | Amanda + Caleb

July 21, 2015

Hey, I’m Kara!
Hey, I’m Kara! A wedding and family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois! Whether I’m photographing your wedding day or everyday milestones and memories as a family, this job is my joy.

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This year, the Fourth of July was different… It was a celebration, as always, but it celebrated more than the birth of the United States. It celebrated the beautiful union and beginning of Amanda and Caleb’s life together. It celebrated their new marriage.

Amanda and Caleb are near and dear to my heart, and I was honored that they shared their wedding day with me. Their wedding took place in the St. Charles, Missouri at the groom’s grandparent’s home. It was an intimate, emotional, and truly lovely day!

The bride and groom were relaxed and at ease the entire day, which made the each and every  moment even more special. You see, Amanda and Caleb have known that they were meant for one another for so many years, as they have been in love and by each other’s side for eight and a half years. This day, July 4th, 2015, was their day to start their forever together.

And we even had a little fun with photos before the ceremony… After their first look, we hopped in the car and drove to Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri. Of course, it was a busy as could be, but so many people were ooo-ing and ahh-ing over the bride and groom! We were even sure to include a stop for ice cream downtown just like we did at their engagement session two years ago!

The night ended in true Fourth of July fashion with fireworks fun, music, and friends!

I am so proud of these two, and I couldn’t help but tear up and smile with joy while editing photos from their wedding. Their love is unconditional and simply sweet.

Amanda and Caleb – I love the two of you, and Kyle and I were so happy to photograph your wedding day! Thank you for trusting our creativity on one of the most important days of your life together. Marriage looks good on you!


Bride’s Attire: Galina at David’s Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Stafford at JCPenneyCeremony & Reception: The Sawyer Residence in St. Charles, Missouri | Hair: Regis Salon in St. Charles, Missouri | Makeup: Clinique (Macy’s) in St. Charles, Missouri | Jewelry: Pearls from the Groom’s Parents | Florist: Flowers by Kathy in Springfield, Illinois | DJ: Tech Supreme

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Chicagoland wedding & family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois