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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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Hey friends! I’m so excited to introduce you to Lauren and Chase! We met up for their Kankakee engagement photos at the start of July, and this session was a DREAM! Not too long ago, I connected with these two through my dear friend (and florist), Michaela. And I’m forever thankful! We hit it off […]

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Perry Farm + Downtown Kankakee Engagement Photos in Kankakee, Illinois | Lauren + Chase

Lauren and Chase's Perry Farm and Downtown Kankakee engagement photos in Kankakee, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, happy July – we’re officially past the halfway mark of 2020! June is my very favorite month. Always has been, probably always will be! It marks our anniversary and the start of summer – my very favorite season! The month started out with un-learning, listening, watching, learning, acting, reading (ask me what I’m reading […]

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June 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

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

More engagement photos are here! I loved meeting up with Holly and Kolton for their Iroquois County engagement photos! These two have been together for over eight years! They met and started dating in high school, and after some ups and downs over the early years, they’ve grown together into a wonderful relationship. Earlier this […]

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Summer Iroquois County Engagement Photos in Clifton, Illinois | Holly + Kolton

Holly and Kolton's summer Iroquois County engagement photos in Clifton, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I loved meeting up with Kennedy and Zach for their summer anniversary session while they were here visiting from Colorado! Marriage deserves to be celebrated day after day, month after month, and year after year! I keep saying it, but really, anniversary sessions are my very favorite! Remember this couple from their two-year summer anniversary […]

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Romantic Summer Anniversary Session in Green Valley, Illinois | Kennedy + Zach

Kennedy and Zach's romantic summer anniversary session in Green Valley, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s a joy to introduce you to Taylor and Karl today! I met these two for their downtown Frankfort engagement photos a few weeks ago, and the summer evening did not disappoint! Several months ago, these two found my work online through a Google search around their venue. I’ll always be thankful for that! They […]

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Downtown Frankfort Engagement Photos in Frankfort, Illinois | Taylor + Karl

Taylor and Karl's downtown Frankfort engagement photos in Frankfort, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Summer engagement sessions are in full swing! And I loved this Kankakee County engagement session! Meet Katherine and Tyler! Three years ago, Katherine and Tyler met at a wedding and hit it off from the start. And after dating long distance for a year, Katherine made the move from New York to Illinois to be […]

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Kankakee County Engagement Session in Momence, Illinois | Katherine + Tyler

Katherine and Tyler's Kankakee County engagement session in Momence, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Friends, this University of Chicago engagement session was a DREAM! And it’s sooo good to be back out photographing sessions! I’m happy to introduce you to Jenny and Colin! These two are college sweethearts! They met during Jenny’s freshman year and Colin’s sophomore year at Mizzou and have been together ever since. Coming up on […]

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University of Chicago Summer Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Jenny + Colin

Jenny and Colin's summer University of Chicago engagement photos with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Friends, you know I just LOVE anniversary sessions! And this summer anniversary session was no exception especially since it was my first session back after having to take a break from shooting due to coronavirus. I’ve known Shelby over the years as we went to high school in neighboring towns. Last May, Shelby and Tyler […]

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Summer Anniversary Session in Onarga, Illinois | Shelby + Tyler

Shelby and Tyler's summer anniversary session in Onarga, Illinios with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This past weekend, we celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary – cheers to six married years! When we celebrated our fifth-anniversary last summer – the first big “anniversary milestone” after one year married – I remember thinking to myself… “Wow, five years ago we started this journey! I can’t believe it’s been five years!” Now that […]

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Our Sixth Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy June! My favorite month of the year is officially here! The month of June marks our wedding anniversary AND the start of summer, so you better bet that it’s my favorite month. But before we get too excited at what’s ahead, let’s take a quick look back at the month of May! In all […]

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May 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

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