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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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Today I’m throwing it back to a day packed full of education and photography earlier this summer! At the end of June, my dear friend Kate – I love my best photog buddy so so much – and I attended a workshop hosted by Twig & Olive Photography in Chicago. I thought it would be […]

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Twig & Olive Chicago Workshop | Kara Behind the Scenes

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Hi friends! Have you ever wondered what’s in my camera bag? Well, today, I’m thrilled to share a behind the scenes peek with you! I’m a bag lady… So, of course, my camera bag is yet another important bag to me. I purchased this Kelly Moore Bag Kate – in February 2016 and have loved it every […]

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What’s in my camera bag? | Kara Behind the Scenes

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Friends, this blog post has been in my “drafts” folder for nearly two years… And since I’ve been blogging since 2013, I think sharing this blog post and my heart is long overdue. I started my blog (and business for that matter) in 2013 out of my college dorm room. I remember brainstorming blog posts, […]

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Why I Started Blogging | Kara Behind the Scenes

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Last weekend, I was honored to be a part of The Majestically Yours Bridal Show at The Majestic in Kankakee! This was my first time participating in this bridal show as a vendor (I did attend as a bride myself several years ago!), and I LOVED it. What a Sunday well spent! This year, I […]

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The Majestically Yours Bridal Show 2018 | Bridal Booth Inspiration

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Hi friends! Today’s Wedding Wednesday post (and the first Wedding Wednesday post of the new year!) is going to be a fun one! Throughout wedding season, I usually end up with a handful of behind the scenes photos. These are so fun to look back on, and they bring back such fond memories of all […]

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Behind the Scenes of Wedding Season 2017 | Wedding Wednesday

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OMG… I am sooooo over the moon excited to share my PINK office makeover with you today! This blog post is so very fun! In July, Kyle and I moved from an apartment into a house which we LOVE, and I was so excited to customize my new office space! If you know me at all, […]

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My PINK Office Makeover | Kara Behind the Scenes

Hi friends, happy August! I recently shared this little blurb as a “Friday Introduction” (a little trend on Instagram to introduce yourself, simply share more about you, and further connect to your peeps over on social media) on my Facebook page + Instagram profile, and it is soooo me… So I’ll share here on the blog, […]

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The Lady Behind the Lens – August 2017 | Kara Behind the Scenes

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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