One of the biggest, most controversial decisions you will make about your wedding day is the big question . . . Will you see each other before the ceremony? While you may have well-meaning family members encouraging you to keep things “traditional”, I want to encourage you to consider why I think first looks are […]

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Kelsey & Brandon have the sweetest, playful kind of love that always makes me smile through the entire session. I love how easily Kelsey smiles when Brandon looks at her and how easy it is for him to get her to laugh. When I met up with this couple for their Lake of the Woods […]

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You can see the love between these two by the way they look at one another. It was such a beautiful thing to witness as I met up with Carrie and Kevin in the Southport Corridor in their hip and trendy Chicago Lakeview neighborhood. We visited a few colorful murals in their neighborhood and then […]

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It’s here! It’s here! The ALL NEW Karen Shoufler Photography brand and website is officially LIVE! I’ve been working hard the past few months behind the scenes with Davey & Krista to put together a brand that reflects my business and a website the clearly communicates all the things my clients and potential clients need […]

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There are some weddings that when I leave at the end of the night, I know that it will be one that I will never forget. Sometimes it’s because I’m leaving feeling like I’ve gained a whole new group of friends and other times it’s because there it was so moving that it’s difficult to […]

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Hilary and Skyler’s engagement session at Allerton Park & Retreat Center outside Monticello, Illinois was one of my favorite sessions at this venue to date. From the sweet couple to the adorable puppy to all of the beauty that can be found in springtime at Allerton, the evening was just magical. How They Met “We […]

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