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More fall wedding goodness coming your way today! Lakyn and James are one of the kindest couples, and I’m so excited to share more about their love story and wedding day with you. These two met through their Illinois College connections but not while they were attending Illinois College… It wasn’t until post-graduation that they […]

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Today’s post is a fun one! Can you believe I got THIS ring shot with THAT setup? For the techies + photogs interested, I shot this on my 105mm at 1/200, f/5.0, and ISO 250. I love shooting wedding rings with a deep depth of field to preserve as many details in the rings + surrounding […]

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Rustic Boho Wedding Ring – How I Got The Shot | Kara Behind the Scenes

Happy Monday to you!  Today, I am so excited to share that my work is currently displayed at a local small business, and one of my very favorites, Grapes & Hops in Kankakee, Illinois! When we first moved to Bourbonnais, I met Amy and Terrance at Grapes & Hops and instantly knew we would be friends… […]

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Grapes & Hops Artist Showcase May 2017 | Kara Behind the Scenes

Oh heyyyyy… It’s been far too long since I’ve blogged an “Ask Kara” post! So, what better time than today. I’m so excited to share “what’s in my camera bag” with you! Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a bag lady! I LOVE having a variety of handbags, clutches, + cute little accessory bags and more. My husband […]

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What’s in my camera bag? | Ask Kara

My fourth year at The Reset Conference is in the books! On the first weekend in March, I attended the conference in Indianapolis. This year was different for me, though, because my husband attended alongside me. Last year when I was registering for the conference, he told me that he wanted to attend + learn […]

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The Reset Conference | 2017 Review

Eeeek… I am in LOVE with how my bridal expo booth came together for The Elegant Bridal Expo this year! For the past several months, I have been brainstorming ideas + gathering items for my booth. My rebrand + website redesign last fall were key to the styling and design for this booth – goodness, […]

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Bridal Expo Booth Inspiration | The Elegant Bridal Expo 2017

If you know me, you know that I LOVE to shower my couples with little gifts + extra love. They are my people, and I am thankful. It’s so important to me to tell them so! This year, I revamped my gift packaging after my rebrand last fall. In case you missed the story of […]

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Wedding Photographer Gift Packaging Inspired by Kara Evans Photographer

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Over the past few days, you’ve probably noticed that “By Kara” has taken on a completely different look… That’s right! Say hello to Kara Evans Photographer! Since officially starting my business out of my cramped college dorm room in 2013, I have learned so much and grown tremendously. Each day is still […]

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Behind the Kara Evans Photographer Rebrand + Website Redesign

I don’t know about you, but I think it’s fun to see where people work! Maybe I’m overly curious or interested, but especially with creatives, I love to see their workspace where all the magic happens! So, here it is, my workspace! I know, I know, the wall above my desk is BARE. That needs […]

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A Tour of My Creative Workspace

You guys… I just recently “upgraded” a portion of my wedding experience. So, today we are talking USBs! Several years ago aka the first year or so of my business, I only gave CDs, yes CDs (face palm), to my clients with their wedding photos. This was early in my business, and times have definitely changed […]

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Custom Photographer USB Drives Inspired by Kara Evans

Like I said a few weeks ago in my Strawberry Revolution blog post… When I find a product I love, I cannot help but SHARE it with others and shout it from the rooftops! You can probably guess it, yes, that’s right – I LOVE the Kate bag by Kelly Moore Bag! The first word […]

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Kelly Moore Bag Kate Review | Kara’s Favorites