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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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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.

All the love in the air as busy wedding season is coming has me thinking about the importance of working with a wedding photo/video team. Think about your wedding day whether it was years ago, you’re engaged and planning, or you’re dreaming of your day… What is one thing you wish you could have had […]

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Working with a Wedding Photo + Video Team | Wedding Wednesday

Working with a wedding photo video team on your wedding day - advice from Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

If you know me, you know that I’m all about engagement sessions! They’re the perfect opportunity to get comfortable with your wedding photographer before the wedding, and hey, pretty photos never hurt either! This is an exciting time because engagement sessions are often the first time couples have been professionally photographed together, and it’s usually […]

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Planning Your Engagement Session | Wedding Wednesday

Advice for planning your engagement session on Wedding Wednesday with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer

Well hello, happy March! And happy almost SPRING! Here’s a little recap of our last month of February! Celebrating Jett’s first birthday (can’t believe our baby boy is one!) Spending a day baking sweet treats with my Grandma Making snow angels with our niece, Sofia Enjoying a little overnight getaway in Chicago for Valentine’s Day Riding […]

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February 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

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

You’re engaged! First things first… CONGRATULATIONS are in order! Now the fun can begin, but sometimes couples wonder where to even start the wedding planning process… Good news – I’m here to help! As a wedding photographer having photographed well over 15o weddings, it’s a joy to share advice, tips, and tricks I’ve learned over […]

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You’re engaged, what’s next? A Jumpstart Checklist for Wedding Planning | Wedding Wednesday

You're engaged, what's next? - a jumpstart wedding planning list of advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Hey creatives and small business owners, this blog post is for you! It’s often that we find ourselves with off-seasons as creatives. For me as a wedding photographer in Chicagoland, wintertime is my off-season. So, in honor of our seasons slowing down, I’m sharing some ideas for winter business to-do’s for creatives and small business […]

FOR CREATIVES

Winter Business To-Do’s for Creatives & Small Business Owners

Winter and business to-do's for creatives and small business owners - advice for creatives with 1:1 mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy dancing over here! Dina and Adonis’ snowy Lincoln Park engagement photos were my first engagement photos of the new year, and this session did not disappoint! Meet Dina and Adonis! I connected with these two back in December after they got engaged and started planning engagement photos in Chicago. Their story goes back to summer […]

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Snowy Lincoln Park Engagement Photos in Chicago, Illinois | Dina + Adonis

Dina and Adonis' snowy winter Lincoln Park engagement photos in Chicago with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.