Keller Convention Center, Effingham, IL: Brad & Taylor, December 31, 2016

Taylor and Brad are one of the most adorable couples we’ve had the pleasure of shooting in 2016.  I first met Taylor when she was the gorgeous bridesmaid in a wedding I shot last year.  She was happy and helpful and I adored her.  So I was thrilled when she emailed to let me know she was ENGAGED:)  I couldn’t wait for her big day and to hear her big plans:))

While we were praying for snow-  it turned out to be one of the most warm New Years Eve day’s I’ve ever seen!!  We rolled with it though and instead played with the sun:)  Taylor was absolutely stunning and so happy the entire day through!  I loved her reveal to her dad, her blindfolded reveal to Brad, and just how happy she was the entire time:)  I loved that she wore chicken boots for our portraits in the woods:)  I loved how their family and friends truly surrounded them that day and were willing to do whatever they wanted to do the full day long!

I love speeches during the weddings because often they reveal all about the couple and their relationship!  These two and their story is so cute- and it was SO obvious to me that not only are they meant to be together- but they will be together forever:)

Thank you Taylor and Brad for such an incredible New Years Eve wedding day!  I am so happy for the two of you:)


Love, Kara

Second shooter:  Brian Coss

Invitations:  Patton Printing

Planner:  Katie Koester, Keller Convention Center

Reception:  Keller Convention Center

Florist:  Bride’s Aunt

Hair:    Jamie Burton, Mindy Hartke, Ashley Hartke