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Alana and Zach's City View Loft wedding photos in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s an honor to share Alana and Zach’s City View Loft wedding on the blog! And you know what? There aren’t enough words to adequately describe this wonderful wedding day! I adore Alana and Zach! It makes my heart happy that Julia and Ali’s wedding day brought them into my life. From getting to meet […]

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Should we have a first look? It’s the question many couples ask themselves as they start planning their wedding days… And today, I hope to share a little insight about first looks from a wedding photographer’s perspective! But before I go any further with this blog post, I want you to know that I love […]

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Should we have a first look? | Wedding Wednesday

Should we have a first look on our wedding day? - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Beth and Brad’s spring Lake Geneva wedding at the Grand Geneva was one for the books! We adore this couple and were thankful to document their wedding day with both photo and video!! I met these two last fall after another one of our brides, Daniela, connected us. I’m forever thankful for that connection and […]

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Spring Grand Geneva Wedding Day in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin | Beth + Brad

Spring Grand Geneva Lake Geneva wedding day in Wisconsin with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, friends, it’s already MAY! As I reflect on the past month of April, I’m thankful we had some beautiful spring days, so many walks with the puppies, and that we enjoyed sunshine, sweet sunshine. The month of April marked the Easter holiday, jumping into our spring wedding days, and many spring sessions, too. Here are […]

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April 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the April 2021 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

I cannot believe it… Our Georgie girl turns SIX today, wow! Kyle and I agree – Georgie was the best surprise (hello rescue pup we had no clue what we were getting!) of our life. We love our girl endlessly and can’t believe she’s been in our life for almost six years. Today and every […]

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Georgie’s Sixth Birthday

Celebrating our Wright-Way rescue dog Georgie's 6th birthday behind the scenes with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Spring wedding season kicked off a few weeks ago with Kim and Josh! We absolutely loved photographing their elegant Greenhouse Loft wedding day. One of our favorite venues!! You likely remember these two from their beautiful Chicago skyline engagement session this past winter! Ever since their session, I’ve been oh so excited for their spring […]

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Elegant Spring Wedding Day at Greenhouse Loft in Chicago, Illinois | Kim + Josh

Kim and Josh's elegant spring Greenhouse Loft wedding in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Ahhhh, does planning your wedding timeline stress you out as an engaged couple?! Well, I’m here to reassure you that wedding timelines aren’t so bad after all… Especially when you have a trusted team of wedding vendors that have your back! When it comes to planning your wedding timeline, I believe one thing is most […]

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A Photographer’s Advice for Planning Your Wedding Timeline | Wedding Wednesday

A photographer's advice for planning your wedding timeline - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

There is something incredibly special about your first heirlooms as a married couple, and wedding albums are just that! Even the smallest wedding day details never get old… As a wedding photographer, it’s my goal to make sure that you never forget the big things or the smallest details on your wedding day. A few […]

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Why You Need an Heirloom Wedding Album | Wedding Wednesday

Why you need an heirloom wedding album - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I’m back at it this spring and sharing these amazing photos at The Historic Pearl in San Antonio! A few weeks ago, I visited our dear friends Alexis and Scott in their new city. These two are celebrating three married years this summer! You might remember Alexis and Scott from a photo session they had […]

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Rooftop Anniversary Photos at The Historic Pearl in San Antonio, Texas | Alexis + Scott

Rooftop anniversary photos at The Historic Pearl in San Antonio in Texas with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy April! I have to say that I’ve been loving more sunshine and the warmer days we’ve been having. Kyle and I have been dreaming of our spring garden and enjoying so many walks with our pups in this lovely weather. Looking back, the past month of March was good to us and allowed us extra […]

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March 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the March 2021 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

Creatives and small business owners, you’re gonna want to read this blog post! We’re talking all about how you can spring clean your small business. Spring is officially here (even if the weather in Chicagoland doesn’t show it!), so it’s the perfect time for a little spring cleaning in your small business! If you’re like […]

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Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Small Business

A spring cleaning checklist for your small business with Chicagoland wedding photographer and 1:1 mentor Kara Evans Photographer.