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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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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 […]

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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.

Engagement season means that so many “congratulations” and well wishes are going around to newly engaged couples. I love this season where you can simply FEEL the love all around – it’s contagious and so beautiful! Today, I’m excited to share a look at five things that no one tells you about getting engaged. Let’s […]

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Five Things No One Tells You About Getting Engaged | Wedding Wednesday

Five things no one tells you about getting engaged - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Our baby boy Jett turns ONE today! Man, the time has flown by since the little man joined our family! His birthday will be celebrated today with lots of snuggles, new toys, extra treats, a play date with his cousin Max, bugging his sister Georgie as he does so well, and playing in the snow […]

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Jett’s First Birthday

Celebrating our Border Collie puppy Jett's first birthday on February 3rd - Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy February! Can you believe we’re already one month into the new year?! You know that I always love to reflect on the previous month as we head into yet another new month, so hey, let’s go! Here’s a handful of our January highlights… Photographing our first wedding of 2021 – cue winter weather and a sweet couple making […]

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January 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

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

Our first wedding of 2021 is in the books! Holly and Kolton’s winter wedding day in Iroquois County kicked off our 2021 wedding season. After wedding changes and pivots, we are just so happy for this couple to officially be part of the married club. It’s been a crazy few months for them but THEY’RE […]

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Snowy Winter Wedding Day at The Longbranch in L’Erable, Illinois | Holly + Kolton

Holly and Kolton's snowy winter wedding day at The Longbranch in L'erable with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Reflecting on 2020 and the GOOD things that the year gave us brings me to one of my favorite recap blog posts… Looking back on the top blog posts of 2020! Over the last couple of years, I’ve shared a top blog post of the year recap and loved it, so it’s here to stay! […]

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Top Blog Posts of 2020

Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer's top blog posts of 2020 - photographer top blog posts of the year 2020.

Happy new year! Even though I’m so excited for the new year, you know the drill… It’s time to recap our last month of life! The month of December started off with a quieter week after the Thanksgiving holiday, hallelujah! Georgie had her teeth cleaned (of course  Jett didn’t know what to do without his […]

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December 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

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