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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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Meet Erin and Matt – the soon-to-be newlyweds later this year! I loved meeting these two for their downtown Springfield engagement session in early September. These two met a couple of years ago at a bar. Matt was singing karaoke, and they met after he finished singing. They didn’t exchange numbers that night, so it […]

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Downtown Springfield Engagement Session in Springfield, Illinois | Erin + Matt

Erin and Matt's downtown Springfield engagement session in Springfield, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to share Nicole and Bradley’s summer backyard wedding day on the blog! These two got a second chance at love after knowing each other years ago and coming back into each other’s lives in more recent years. At the start of 2020, Nicole and Brad closed on a brand […]

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Summer Backyard Wedding Day in Oswego, Illinois | Nicole + Bradley

Nicole and Brad's summer backyard wedding day in Oswego, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

September engagement sessions like this Chicago skyline engagement session are in full swing! Meet Kait and David 😍 These two first found me through the Knot and reached out to me several years ago before deciding to push their wedding to after David finished medical school… As soon as we started talking back then AND […]

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Downtown Chicago Skyline Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Kait + David

Kait and David's downtown Chicago skyline engagement session in Chicago, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, this wedding day was one for the books! We’re so thankful Jori and Matt shared their modern romantic wedding at the Biltwell in Indianapolis with us! Over the last year and a half, I’ve gotten to know Jori and Matt better after Jori was the maid of honor at Brittany and John’s wedding day. […]

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Modern Romantic Wedding at the Biltwell Event Center in Indianapolis, IN | Jori + Matt

Jori and Matt's modern romantic wedding at the Biltwell in Indianapolis with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Photos with this crew are becoming an annual tradition, and to be honest, I’m LOVING that! You might remember Kylie, Jon, and their puppy Willa from their couples session last summer. A couple of months after their wedding in spring 2019, they adopted Willa, so of course photos were a must to document a fun […]

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Downtown Milford Summer Anniversary Session in Milford, Illinois | Kylie + Jon

Kylie and Jon's downtown Milford summer anniversary session in Milford, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

And just like that the month of August was here and gone! Here are some highlights of our last month of life and business! Celebrating our niece Sofia’s second birthday! A summer pitstop for Mr. Misty’s from DQ – blue tongues and all. Photographing not one, not two, but three wedding days from St. Louis […]

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August 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the August 2020 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and biz mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

Still gushing over this summer sunflower engagement session with Daniela and Andrew! Meet Daniela and Andrew! I had the honor of working with Andrew as a wedding party member at Kristin and David’s wedding back in 2017, so when Daniela and Andrew got engaged and reached out to me, I was thrilled! So how did […]

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Sunflower Engagement Photos at Proclamation Flowers in Wilmington, Illinois | Daniela + Andrew

Daniela and Andrew's sunflower engagement photos at Proclamation Flowers with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This summer Kankakee County engagement session with Samantha and Mitchell was one for the books! I connected with this couple this spring as they started planning their August 2021 wedding all thanks to a Google search. I LOVE IT! Over the last few months, we’ve been eagerly awaiting their August engagement session. And I absolutely […]

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Summer Kankakee County Engagement Session in Bourbonnais, IL | Samantha + Mitchell

Samantha and Mitchell's summer Kankakee County engagement session with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I’m so excited to share Michelle and Derek’s engagement photos at Lincoln Park and the Chicago skyline! Meet Michelle and Derek! These two met through their best friends that are currently engaged, too, and have been together since. Back in February, Michelle and Derek took a trip to Tuscon, Arizona to visit family. Michelle thought […]

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Downtown Chicago Skyline Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Michelle + Derek

Michelle and Derek's engagement photos at Lincoln Park and the Chicago skyline with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s an honor to share Jenny and Colin’s romantic Forest Park wedding day on the blog! Last year – while searching for Chicago engagement session ideas – Jenny and Colin stumbled upon my photography work on Pinterest. We hit it off from the start and have been eagerly awaiting their wedding day ever since! As […]

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Romantic Summer Forest Park Wedding Day in St. Louis, MO | Jenny + Colin

Jenny and Colin's romantic summer Forest Park wedding day in St. Louis, MO with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.