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Emily and Max | Wedding @ St. Anthony of Padua, Effingham IL


The fall has brought some great weather and some amazing couples to Key-Films this year! We will keep this short and sweet as we know Max and Emily’s families are anxious to see the video trailer of their wedding day! We had a relaxed morning with Emily and her bridesmaids at the family home as they had hair and makeup prep completed. St. Anthony Church is a great back drop for an elegant wedding and Max and Emily’s ceremony included a string quartet and some great instrumental and vocal music. We loved how important music was to them in this ceremony. We were able to get some fun and creative footage of the bridal party and even though the weather was very cold that day we still had a great time! Thanks to Adam for being our second videographer for the day, we can always count on our second videographers for some fantastic footage. Congrats to Emily and Max and may your marriage be full of joy and lasting love!

-Kate (on behalf of Key Films, Doug and Crew)

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Bethany and Kevin | Wedding @ Jewett, IL


We are sharing with you today the wedding of Bethany and Kevin. We started the morning with hair and makeup at Dimensions in Effingham. We enjoyed visiting with Bethany and her bridal party throughout the day and it was nice for me (Kate) to take a different role on a wedding day other than photography by filming the day with Doug. Bethany chose a beautiful dress and it was a great day for a wedding. We won’t further delay! Enjoy the wedding trailer of Bethany and Kevin!

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Lori and Troy | Wedding @ Spruce Street Studios, Shelbyville IL


With the beautiful fall weather has brought yet again another super busy season for us here at Key-Films and Kate Key Photography. October is SUCH a popular month for weddings and the weather has been just outstanding. We have a special couple to share with you today: Lori and Troy. They instantly get cool points because they incorporated their awesome dogs not only in their engagement photos but also into their wedding ceremony and big day. We started the morning off with hair and makeup at the Lexington Hotel in Effingham where Lori completed a flawless wedding makeup look in the company of her adorable little dogs. Lori chose a stunning gown for her wedding day and Troy looked very handsome! This couple was so classy and elegant they were a joy to photograph and film. Their wedding prep was done at the beautiful Spruce Street Studios where Renee and her team do an amazing job hosting events. The wedding ceremony was held at the Sunken Gardens in Shelbyville where Doug and Josh got some beautiful footage. We thought it was very classy that Lori and Troy chose to spend more time with their guests by attending their cocktail hour before grand introductions. This gave them more quality time with their guests. The reception was an absolute blast with great service by Spruce Street. Special thanks to Josh who assisted us with filming Lori and Troy’s special day. If you want to see images of their big day click here!

Congrats to you both! We loved getting to know you both and your adorable dogs!

-Kate (and Doug)

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Jenna and Patrick | Wedding @ St. Mary’s Church, Shumway IL


We THOUGHT we were going to escape summer without some scorching days but we were WRONG. Jenna and Patricks wedding day consisted of a sweltering 100 degree heat along with crazy humidity. Despite this, we were able to have a great day with Jenna, Patrick, and their families. We have known Jenna’s family for a long time and it was just a joy to be included in the wedding day. We started the morning off at Stylez where Jenna’s sister Brittany assisted with beatifying the bridal party (she’s amazing at her job) and then we headed to the church for the ceremony. Jenna planned ample time for us to get some great filming in and even though it was VERY warm outside we were able to get some outdoor footage as well. If you would like more details on Jenna and Patrick’s amazing wedding day check out my photography blog here for more details! Thanks to Josh our second shooter for braving the heat with us to get some great footage!

Thanks for having us Jenna and Patrick we were so honored to be a part of your wedding day!

-Kate and Doug

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Rachel and Spencer | Wedding @ St. Paul Blue Point Church, Altamont IL


We have been so fortunate to have such great weddings this year to film and the greatness continues with Rachel and Spencer. We LOVED this couple, period. They were so welcoming and easy going it made the entire day enjoyable. I’m not even sure there was even a moment of stress in shooting their wedding because it was so relaxed and fun. We were grateful to have the assistance of Lydia Holste, local photographer and wedding planner extraordinaire helping us ensure the wedding day ran smoothly from ceremony to pictures to reception. The ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Paul Blue Point Church in Altamont IL with a reception following at the Carriage House in Altamont which has become one of our favorite venues to work with. Rachel had an absolutely beautiful dress and fabulous details we were just so happy to work with this couple. Their bridal party was respectful, fun, and cooperative and this means a LOT to us. Special thanks to our second shooter Josh, we couldn’t have done it without your help! We won’t delay any longer, enjoy the wedding trailer of Rachel and Spencer! For more details about their big day please check out our photo blog here!

-Kate (and Doug)

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