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Amanda and Ben | Wedding @ Shumway, IL

kemmeblog-1002Ok, I’ll admit it, This year is kicking my butt. It’s SUPER hard to keep up with ONE blog let alone TWO and we all know for the most part, Doug wants no part of writing any of the blogs so I pull double duty for both Key-Films and Kate Key Photography. We have been SO focused this year on getting our photos and videos back to our clients as quickly as possible that we have fallen short on this particular blog. Thankfully, my wedding blog hasn’t taken the same hit as I think local area expectation is that I post my weddings pretty consistently 🙂 We haven’t been blogging on the Key-Films site due to lack of content but rather due to lack of resources (i.e. Kate having time to sit down and write these). As I write this I realize now that there are at LEAST two videos we haven’t shared with you yet that need to go up on the blog soon….. I’ll start working on those ASAP 🙂

Amanda and Ben are super anxious to see this video so I won’t share all of the details that I did in their photography blog about their AMAZING day. Amanda and Ben were so fun to work with and they incorporated such unique aspects in to their wedding day we couldn’t have asked for better clients. Not only that, but they were the first couple we have EVER had that incorporated adorable little pigs into their wedding photos. A completely unique experience! If you want to read all about their big day head over to the Kate Key Photography blog and check it out. Without further delay, here is the wedding trailer of Amanda and Ben!


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Kate and Nick | Wedding @ New Hope Church, Effingham IL



We have been so busy getting our weddings out the door we have delayed blogging our most recent wedding video! We didn’t want to forget about Kate and Nick! We won’t delay in bringing you their big day but we wanted to say that it was full of love and joy. Kate was an absolutely beautiful bride and Nick is such a super nice guy. We are so happy for this couple and they had a beautiful day! Thanks to Josh for assisting us with filming their big day.

Congrats Kate and Nick!

-Kate and Doug

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Brittni and Dan | Wedding @ St. Anthony Church, Effingham IL


Can’t say enough positive things about Brittni and Dan. These guys were absolutely so much fun and we had a blast filming their big day. We had a really great ceremony at St. Anthony Church with ample time to get great video shots in before the ceremony started. We had some unique shot opportunities with silly string and merry go rounds at the park shortly after the ceremony and Brittni and Dan had great attitudes the entire day. The Keller Convention Center always is such a killer backdrop for wedding videography because they do a great job with the decor and the lighting. We love filming weddings there and we love great couples like Brittni and Dan. You can check out the photos of their big day on Kate’s blog! Thanks to Kayla from Kayla Elizabeth photography for not only providing us with your video skills but also helping us shoot some great shots of the day as well. We appreciate you very much! Congrats Brittni and Dan, thanks for being a super awesome couple to work with!


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EpLegends | Commercial Video Project, Effingham IL


When wedding season is slow, we have a bit more time to dedicate to other non-wedding video projects. Such was the case in creating a marketing video for EpLegends, a Brazilian Jui-Jitsu center in downtown Effingham, IL. I will admit, at first going into it we knew very little to nothing about this specific area but it was evident from the first minute that we walked in that Chad and his staff at EpLegends have created something really special for their classes. What we immediately liked about walking into EpLegends was that even just being there to film, we instantly felt welcomed and accepted. We even expressed interest in the Fitness Kickboxing class from a personal standpoint because it looked like so much fun. We filmed classes at EpLegends for two evenings and with each class we saw friendship, support, and acceptance. We also enjoyed seeing the interaction and fun of the kids evening class. We learned  a lot about Jiu-Jitsu and the passion that goes into every class. If you are interested in personal weight loss, having fun with the fitness kick boxing class, or enhancing your health and well being with any of the other offered classes then contact Chad at EpLegends to get started today. We will be bringing you lots of wedding videos this year along with some of our other projects that we have slated for 2016. We are looking forward to kicking the year off in style!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

-Kate and Doug

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Jenna and Chad | Wedding @ Sacred Heart, Effingham IL

jennablog20We bring you our last wedding of the year for videography and that is the wedding of Jenna and Chad. We absolutely loved working with this couple and their family as they had a perfect day for a wedding. Jenna was such a laid back and genuine bride she made the preparations for the wedding video a complete dream. Chad was also so enjoyable to work with we know that they will be so very happy together. We started the morning at Branches Salon where Jenna and her bridesmaids had their wedding party looks complete. We got to hear so many stories about the couple and their adventures, it was really a nice, laid back morning. We headed over to Sacred Heart Church where the couple exchanged their first look and we had the fortunate ability to get in all of the formal video footage and photos. The ceremony went beautifully and the couple just looked so happy! We headed to Tuscan Hills Winery where we were able to enjoy he nice weather (for November that is) and take some more photos and video footage. The couple had an incredible wedding reception at the Keller Convention Center that included organized dances, memorable speeches, and a lot of fun memories. We were again grateful to have the assistance of Josh, our second videographer who always does an amazing job along with Kayla our second photographer who never ceases to stun us with her awesome captures. Thank you to you both for assisting us, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Congrats Jenna and Chad! We are excited to see what the future holds for you! With Chad being a professional baseball player, we look forward to hearing about all your adventures together!

-Kate and Doug

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