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Illinois College Engagement in Jacksonville, Illinois | Madalyn + Devin

December 1, 2017

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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Happy December, friends! As the fall season winds down, I am so happy to be able to share a few more amazing sessions on my blog!

Madalyn and Devin are one of my 2018 couples, and I love them so! I remember meeting Madalyn on one of my first days on campus at Illinois College back in 2012. I’ve always known her to be as sweet as can be, and now she is one of my brides… I LOVE IT!

These two cuties met when Devin was coaching junior high basketball again Madalyn’s younger brother’s team. Devin spotted her across the gym, and their love story began! Then, this past June while they were on a walk at Illinois College (Devin attended undergrad here, too!), they became engaged – Devin got down on one knee near Sturtevant and proposed… So, so sweet!

So, of course, it was absolutely fitting for their engagement session to start at Illinois College where they’ve spent so much time together. Sturtevant is one of my favorite buildings to photograph on campus, so it was even more special to incorporate this beautiful building with these beautiful people. I love this momento in their story!

After photographing these two on campus, we met up with all of their puppy dogs at Devin’s parents’ home. Kyle came along to help at this session with the pups (I promise you it didn’t take this #puppydad much convincing!), and he loved it so much! Madalyn and Devin’s dogs were so sweet, energetic, and adorable for these photos. Finally, we ended the session near Lake Jacksonville at sunset… Some of my favorite photos of these two! But then again, I have SO many favorites from throughout their session.

Madalyn and Devin are the best, and I cannot wait for their wedding next year!


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Chicagoland wedding & family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois