Midwest Backyard Wedding | Katie + Tom

July 25, 2022

Katie and Tom’s midwest backyard wedding was so beautiful. They put so much thought and intention into their day and it really showed. Katie chose to have first looks with not only Tom, but her bridesmaids and dad as well! It was so exciting seeing their reactions and getting to capture those awesome moments for her. Their bridal party was pretty big and consisted of 19 people. Everyone in the bridal party was fun-loving and they made the day so lively. I really enjoyed seeing how much love everyone had for the couple.

Tom and Katie planned the most perfect backyard wedding. If you’re thinking about having a backyard wedding yourself, I say do it! They can be absolutely beautiful and cost effective. This backyard wedding was in the late summer which made for the best weather, it wasn’t cold and the breeze kept everyone cool enough. The decorations and florals were stunning and I really loved the twinkle lights in the trees. Backyard weddings are a blank slate just waiting for all your creative ideas. To get some inspiration from this midwest backyard wedding, keep scrolling!

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“I would absolutely recommend Kim to everybody!! Was confident in her work and comfortable the whole time. Very responsive and communicated exceptionally!! I could tell her work really meant something to her and was trying her best to capture what I was wanting and show that there was meaning behind every photo. Another thing that I loved was that she also was open to ideas and able to take suggestions very well to be able to work together during the session as much as little as I wanted. 5/5 for me and I know whoever else hires her will agree with me. I hope to work with her again! Thank you so much Kim!”

– Gabe Blankenship


ABOUT Kim kaye

Your destination wedding & intimate wedding photographer.

As you already know by now, my names Kim and no "Kim Kaye" is not a play on words for THE Kim K haha. Kim Kaye is legally my name 😉
I'm always down for popping a bottle of bubbly, traveling, making memories, laughing and never missing a sunset. I am SO excited you found me! You're probably wondering if I'm the wedding photographer for you, right? Well, I love to hear it because that promises me that you want a true connection with your photographer and I the same with my clients! 



Planning your day is a lot, let's be honest. Your wedding timeline is the key to having things flow freely throughout your day.
*hiring a planner is a huuuge benefit too* 
To help, I've created a timeline guide for you to use as a reference to get an idea on what you day will look like.