Eleanor Kathryn Photography | Cedar Rapids Iowa Wedding Photographer


My name is Kaely Pillars and I am a wedding photographer because it is the best job on earth. ❤️

The way you will feel on your wedding day is truly a one of a kind feeling, you can’t replicate it. You can bring the memory of it with you as the years go by, but you can’t go back and relive that day. My goal is to create images of you on your wedding day that will bring all of those feelings rushing back to you. My hope is to make you laugh and to make you cry when you look at your wedding photos. My hope is that years down the road you’ll look at your wedding album and remember all of the reasons why you fell in love in the first place. My hope is that your children and their children will look at the photos of you on your wedding day and aspire to find a love like yours. Photography is a powerful thing, it can do so much.

I can honestly say that if I won the lottery tomorrow, I wouldn’t change my career. I am thankful for my past, current, and future clients who put their trust in me to tell their story. I have a passion for what I do, and thanks to all of you, it will never stop growing.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE: ^^ That's why I do what I do, but if you're like me, I bet you want to know more! The guy in the picture is my husband, Billy -- he's a photographer too (if you've got a dog or a high school senior, he's your guy). Our story is a long one, but I'll try to give you the CliffsNotes version; we met in high school and started dating the winter after I graduated (two thousand SIX). He was in the military at the time, so our relationship was long distance for the first five-ish years -- it's true what they say, "absence makes the heart grow fonder."  He got out of the military, we got our first home and a pup named Scout, started EKP, he popped the question on Christmas morning (two thousand TWELVE, for those taking notes) and we got married the following year on our seventh anniversary; 12/16/13. Our wedding took place on a MONDAY (our wedding, our rules 😉 ) on Cumberland Island in Georgia and it was magical in every sense of the word! Jump forward to present day --> still married, still happy, four pups (Girl Scout, Murphy, Walter Mitty + Otis) and a house in the country! 👫❤️🐶🐶🐶🐶🏡

          MEMBER of the ADVISORY BOARD for the PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM at HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.                RECOGNIZED as one of the TOP TEN PHOTOGRAPHERS in IOWA, 2016, 2017 + 2018.

books. apple chai tea. dogs. family. harry potter. rainy days. mark rothko. grey's anatomy. florence, italy.
 laughing. youtube. 90's everything. bookstores. lipstick. forensic files. emojis. the secret life of walter mitty.


“You have to find a job that makes your heart feel big instead of one that makes it feel small.”
― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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*photo credit: 
paris |  www.catherineoharaphotography.com  
wedding | www.studiouphotography.com
headshot + family | www.sixfifteenphotography.com