Category: Weddings

St. Louis Engagement Photos from Kari Bedford Photography

Catherine and Charlie are lovely, lovely people as their engagement photos demonstrate. We had a rainy, crazy, rainbow-y day in St. Louis for their session and they were both good sports about the erratic weather (and the erratic photographer). I am very excited about photographing their wedding in Springfield, Illinois in October!

From Springfield, IL to Chicago: Engagement Session with Morgan and Marco

Even though Morgan and Marco will have a Springfield, Illinois wedding, they wanted to have their engagement photos taken in beautiful Chicago where they currently live. I can’t blame them! We had a crazy, blustery day in the windy city…complete with 75,000 soccer fans competing for parking spots at Soldier Field. I love the photos that we were able to get, in spite of the weekend traffic!

Savannah GA Garden Wedding and Reception at The Olde Pink House

Brad and Lindsey are from Springfield originally, but they chose to have their wedding in one of their favorite cities: Savannah, GA. The ceremony was held at the Harper Fowlkes House and the reception followed at The Olde Pink House. I photographed their “first look” photos at Wormsloe Plantation, where parts of Forrest Gump were filmed.

I couldn’t have been more honored to be their wedding photographer. I love these two because their wedding was such a perfect reflection of all of the things that matter most to them — close friends and family in a beautiful setting, great food, fantastic music, and thoughtful touches that truly spoke to how generous and accommodating they both are. The little details are what made this wedding so special — and some of those details weren’t even part of the wedding…like the huge van they rented to shuttle family and friends around in…and the sprawling, historic townhouse where Lindsey’s family stayed so they could all be together. Brad and Lindsey are fabulous couple…and I have no doubt they will grow into adorable old people together. Congratulations, you two!

Chicagoland Wedding and Esplanade Lakes Wedding Reception Photos of Kevin and Tessa

Kevin and Tessa were married at Sacred Heart Church in Lombard, Illinois on November 6, 2010. Their reception was held in the very contemporary Esplanade Lakes in Downers Grove, Illinois. Don’t let their supermodel looks fool you, though. These two are so fun loving and down-to-earth — and they truly put their families ahead of everything else. Look for their featured gallery on Kari Bedford Photography soon, but in the meantime, here are a few of my favorite images from the day!

Illinois Times Wedding Guide Features Kari Bedford Photography

The 2011 issue of Capitol City Wedding, published by the Illinois Times, is available now! Wedding photos from Kari Bedford Photography are featured throughout, including couples from Springfield and St. Louis. You may recognize the wedding of Kari Lee Wasoba and Gareth Schumacher on the cover, as well. This free publication is such a great resource for couples who are planning a wedding in central Illinois and beyond. It covers many of the details of your wedding day, including where to wed, dresses, cakes, catering and more. Pick up a copy wherever you might find the weekly Illinois Times or peruse the online edition today! :)