The photographs that always end up being the favorites from a wedding day are not always the perfectly posed, perfectly framed photos. They are the ones that captured a genuine emotion, a beautiful connection or authentic laughter that take you right back to that exact moment of the day. In order for me to capture that for you, it’s so important for us to get to know each other. I want to know all about your dreams, your adventures and those people in your life that mean the most to you.

That’s why the wedding process with me is so personal. From the first conversation to the engagement session to the planning, I’ll get to know you so that I can capture the story of your wedding day in an authentic and beautiful way. On your wedding day, my hope is that I feel much less like an awkward third wheel and much more like a friend along to document your day.


A different approach to 


Wedding Photography

. . . because you deserve photographs that grab that smile, that touch, that look and bring you right back to that moment

We cannot begin to thank Karen enough for being our photographer during our journey to marriage. 

Karen is one of the most professional, yet friendly individuals we’ve ever met! Karen made our journey as easy as possible with a day-of timeline and initiating communication with our other vendors. Her quality of work is amazing, but her sweet personality is what kept us excited every step of the way. It always feels like we are in front of the lens of a family member or close friend. We have recommended her services to absolutely everyone around us and cannot wait to have her take more photos! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, look no further, SHE IS THE ONE!

TYRA + NEMO

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I can’t imagine my wedding day without Karen in it! 

I had a hiccup with photography at the beginning of my wedding planning, but my mind was at ease after booking with Karen! She was a tremendous help with planning my entire wedding day timeline, which made so many other things easier! On the big day, she kept everyone on schedule and helped me stay organized. I was so impressed with how soon we received our photos... and the QUALITY. I know wedding photography is Karen’s passion. It shows in her personality and her work. 12/10 recommend

MICHElLE + LANE

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Karen is an amazing photographer. She values her clients and is really helpful throughout the whole wedding planning process.

She really listens to what you want for your photos and makes it happen. For the wedding day she was so vital in helping create the schedule and keep everything moving. We received our wedding gallery really quickly and were so, so happy with the images she captured from the big day.

Courtney & josh

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Karen has such a gift for capturing “moments”, which is exactly what my husband and I wanted on our wedding day. 

She captured all the emotions, laughter, and love. The photographs turned out beautifully... She’s a professional and innovator. She works closely with you via email leading up to the wedding and afterwards. She had our picture gallery and blog ready within a week of the wedding date! Above all, there is a sense of peace and comfortableness with Karen, which was much needed on our wedding day. I would HIGHLY recommend this busy mom of five to ANYONE looking for a wedding photographer. She will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Alexa & Austin

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the WEDDING DAY PROCESS

We will begin by meeting over coffee or video chat where I will get to hear all about your love story. I want to hear how you met, where you went on your first date and who proposed and how! 

I will walk alongside of you throughout your entire planning process. Need a vendor recommendation? Planning advice? Or just want to show someone the dress you just said “yes” to? I’m here for you!

Engagement sessions are the perfect way for us to get to know one another and get you comfy in front of my lens. We will have fun and end up with some beautiful photos!

A few months before the wedding, we will meet to talk all about the wedding day. From the meaning behind your details to the perfect timeline to the people that mean the most to you, we will cover it all.

It’s the BIG DAY! I’ll show up with my emergency kit, my cameras and a huge smile, because wedding days are my favorite. Relax and enjoy, because I’ll be capturing it all so the memories last a lifetime.

Once you have your wedding gallery, I’ll help you with your custom album so that you can share the story of your wedding day for generations to come. And, if you decide to start a family down the road, I hope you’ll reach out to me again!

Tyra & Nemo

Springfield, IL 

These two could be models, and yet they are sweet as can be. A classy, elegant wedding with stunning portraits at the state capitol. 

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Candace & Tober

New Orleans, LA

Those southern trees at Audubon Park still have me swooning. A fun, jazz-inspired summer wedding at Rosy's Jazz Hall in New Orleans.

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Courtney & Josh

Springfield, IL

This football coach and his new bride had the sweetest bridal party and family that made the day so fun. A romantic, dusty blue spring barn wedding at The Homestead.

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Michelle & Lane

Georgetown, IL

Portraits on the bride and groom's expansive property made their portrait time that much sweeter. A charming, rustic fall wedding at a country church and fairgrounds.

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Alexa & Austin

Jacksonville, IL

This couple was so classy, yet oh so sweet! A classy blush wedding full of family, friends and portraits at Lincoln's childhood home.

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Dennis & Jamie

Schaumburg, IL

Rain on your wedding day is good luck, and this couple trusted me with my backup plan. A sweet, rainy day wedding at Chandler's and Schaumburg Golf Course.

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$3600

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