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This is a peek into my little corner of the world where I share stories of my sweet couples in love, encouragement for the creative community, behind the scenes business love, and a look into our personal life with lots of Georgie girl photos, too. Grab a glass of wine or cup of coffee, cozy in, and stay awhile. Friend, I'm so glad you're here!

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More fall wedding goodness coming your way today! Lakyn and James are one of the kindest couples, and I’m so excited to share more about their love story and wedding day with you. These two met through their Illinois College connections but not while they were attending Illinois College… It wasn’t until post-graduation that they […]

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Did you know that I photograph some other super fun things outside of weddings and families? Well, now you do! It has been a joy to explore parts of my business that allow me to help other small businesses with virtual small business coaching and the branding side of their businesses (oh, and headshots, too!) […]

KARA'S FAVORITES

Parker James Boutique – Mokena, Illinois | Kara’s Favorites

At the start of 2016, just after Kyle and I moved to Kankakee county and the Bradley/Bourbonnais/Kankakee area, I met Autumn – a local esthetician! Of course, we hit it off from the start and have been great friends ever since! I am so excited to share her business with you for today’s “Vendor Spotlight”! Autumn […]

BUSINESS, KARA'S FAVORITES

Autumn’s Spa Nirvana – Bourbonnais, Illinois | Vendor Spotlight

You guys, the community I’ve grown to connect with and love throughout this journey as an entrepreneur is incredible. Absolutely INCREDIBLE. I never – in my wildest dreams – could have imagined personally connecting with so many creatives AND being able to call them dear friends in the industry! Earlier this year, I connected with Jenn Gaudreau of […]

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Jennifer Kathryn Brand Storytelling – Chicago, Illinois | Kara’s Favorites

Last fall, I started to become MUCH more intentional about my search for a person(s) to make my dreams of a rebrand + new Squarespace website come to life. Little did I know that things would start to unfold very quickly… Enter The Rising Tide Society. I LOVE The Rising Tide Society for so many reasons […]

BUSINESS, KARA'S FAVORITES

Home Sweet Hyatt Studios | Kara’s Favorites

I’m not sure where to begin… Kelsey is the amazing #girlboss behind the brand – Honey Side Up Creative! I was talking with a friend recently, and I remember telling her that I truly wanted to share Home Sweet Hyatt Studios (Britt) and Honey Side Up Creative (Kelsey) with everyone I could. I honestly can’t […]

BUSINESS, KARA'S FAVORITES

Honey Side Up Creative | Kara’s Favorites

Like I said a few weeks ago in my Strawberry Revolution blog post… When I find a product I love, I cannot help but SHARE it with others and shout it from the rooftops! You can probably guess it, yes, that’s right – I LOVE the Kate bag by Kelly Moore Bag! The first word […]

BEHIND THE SCENES, KARA'S FAVORITES

Kelly Moore Bag Kate Review | Kara’s Favorites

Oh my goodness, I have to tell you something… My name is Kara and I’m a Strawberry Revolution addict.  It’s true, this company (and their people and products) has stolen my heart, and I don’t even need or want them to give it back! Last year, I discovered Strawberry Revolution and met the owner Michelle after […]

KARA'S FAVORITES, PERSONAL

Strawberry Revolution Love | Kara’s Favorites