I’ll show you exactly what it means to be your wedding cheerleader.

I get it, you’re currently overwhelmed on your wedding photographer search - looking high and low to find a photog that feels more like a best friend.

That’s why I approach wedding photography from a place of connection. I believe every bride deserves to have heart eyes over her wedding photos AND the entire wedding photography experience. If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a wedding photographer, it’s this - wedding photography is about so much more than wedding photos.

How to know if I'm the right wedding photographer for you (so you can stop Googling and asking for quotes... And get back to your Pinterest boards)!

It's my goal to serve you by making the experience as easy as pie from the moment your very first email lands in my inbox to the moment your custom leather wedding album is in your hands.

My past brides have wrapped up the wedding photography experience feeling...

• Like they’ve been photographed by a friend
• Comfortable in front of my camera - no matter the occasion
• The urge to grab a glass of wine (hey, text me girlfriend!) with their wedding photographer turned bride’s best friend!

As a Chicagoland wedding photographer...

“We couldn't be happier with Kara as our wedding photographer! From the beginning she completely understood our vision and was willing to do whatever it took to get the pictures that we wanted. She was so friendly and warm, and honestly every time we met with her it just felt like hanging out with a friend. Our pictures for both our engagement shoot and wedding were stunning. We got TONS of compliments on Kara's personable and professional demeanor all day at the wedding. Kara is the real deal - our pictures are incredible and she made the whole day so easy for us. I would happily recommend her to anyone that I know.”

- paige

From my home office in Kankakee to photographing weddings throughout Chicagoland and beyond, it’s my joy to guide you through the wedding photography experience from the moment your first email lands in my inbox to photographing your engagement session (and meeting your pup!) to photographing your wedding day to the very moment your custom leather wedding album is in your hands.

Girlfriend, I promise I’m not your average wedding photographer.

“Kara is the best to work with. She isn’t just a photographer she is your support, advice, insight, and backbone. When you first meet her you will instantly feel comfort, almost like you’ve known each other for years. She made us so comfortable during the engagement session and the wedding day. Her organization is out of this world and she delivers a first class service. I will mention that she is the most timely human you will ever meet. The pictures are just UNREAL!”

- colette

• Me as your biggest wedding cheerleader!

• A main photographer (hey girl!) and second shooter (meet my hubby Kyle)!

• Coffee + FaceTime dates to plan all the details with yours truly.

• Timely response to communications – I’m always eager to answer questions and catch-up with my brides!

• Online booking, contracts, invoices, and questionnaires – so easy peasy!

• All inclusive wedding collections with complimentary engagement sessions AND photos delivered via digital download and USB.

• Yep, there will be more belly laughs at your engagement session than watching a rerun of friends.

• The golden ticket to an exclusive online bride tribe where my couples can lean on each other for vendor recommendations, advice, and a little extra love leading up to (and after) their wedding days.

• One-on-one conversations to plan your perfect wedding day timeline.

• Wedding day advice, encouragement, and celebration from your wedding photog throughout the entire planning process!

For the dog-loving bride-to-be who loves tacos, big bouquets, all things weddings, and most importantly, her fiance.

My wedding photography experience is perfect for you if you’re looking for…

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Wedding photography collections currently begin at $3500.
As a friendly note, wedding photography dates typically book 12-18 months in advance.

The Investment

Kara, will you be my wedding photographer?