Writing to you from my pink desk chair in my very own little corner of the world (aka my home office).

Welcome to the Kara Evans Photographer blog where I share all the things - from love stories featuring my favorite big bouquets to encouragement for creatives to behind the scenes to photos of our pups.

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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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Okay, picture this… You walk out to your mailbox every day, grab the stack of mail, and put the mail in a pile on your kitchen table – you do this every day for a month. I’m going to guess that by the end of the month, your table is overflowing with bills, junk mail, […]

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Tips for Organizing Your Email Inbox

Tips for organizing your email inbox for creative entrepreneurs with mentor and Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

As a creative entrepreneur and wedding photographer, I’m here for all the productivity and time management tools. Can ya relate to that? Meet the workflow task timer 😍 Several years ago, I purchased a task timer just like this on Amazon, and I LOVE it! Thanks to Julie Paisley for originally sharing this gem. So, […]

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Workflow Task Timer for Creative Entrepreneurs

Small business productivity ideas - workflow task timer for creative entrepreneurs with business mentor and wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

As a creative entrepreneur, I love finding tools that help my business from productivity to client management to organization and more. If you’re looking for a tool that brings creativity and organization together, you’re going to love this blog post! Meet one of my not-so-secret favorite tools as a creative –  Trello! A few years […]

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Using Trello to Organize Your Life & Creative Business

Ideas for using Trello to organize your life and creative business with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor for creatives Kara Evans Photographer.

Creatives, this blog post is for YOU… And we’re talking all about how you can spring clean your small business! In this season as small business owners and creatives alike, we’re all navigating untraveled paths and taking it day by day. Maybe you’re facing closures, cancellations, or reschedules on your calendar – I feel for […]

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Spring Clean Your Small Business

Spring clean your small business ideas with Chicagoland wedding photographer and virtual mentor for creatives Kara Evans Photographer.

Friend, I get it… It’s sometimes really hard to meet other creatives in your industry. It’s hard to step outside of your comfort zone or routine – to put yourself out there in a vulnerable way to meet others. I’ve been there, and I feel you! But do you know what’s also really hard? Being a […]

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How to Meet Other Creative Entrepreneurs in Your Industry

How to Meet Other Creatives in Your Industry - advice from Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor for creatives Kara Evans Photographer.

Calling all photographers and creatives… I get it, blogging is something that you either love or hate. And if you’re like me (hey!), you LOVE blogging. Like, love it! To me, it’s an online journal of sorts, and I love storytelling. On the other hand, I get it, sometimes blogging is just hard – we’re […]

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Five Blog Post Ideas for Photographers & Creatives

Five Blog Post Ideas for Photographers and Creatives by Kara Evans Photographer - Chicagoland wedding photographer and virtual mentor for creatives.

Earlier this year, I had the honor of sharing a conversation with Emily of Poppie Studios (formerly known as Wild Leaf Collaborative). During the interview, we loved diving into finding your creative community. I’m excited to share the video feature with you today! From Emily – “When we start our journeys as creative small business […]

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Finding Your Creative Community | Poppie Studios Feature

Finding your creative community feature with Poppie Studios - Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor for creatives Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s been a bit since I’ve shared a tour of my creative workspace, and let me tell you… From my original workspace in my dorm room to my first office in a corner of our living room to a shared space in our guest bedroom to today where I have a home office. My creative […]

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A Tour of My Creative Workspace

A behind the scenes tour of my creative workspace with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

As creative entrepreneurs, sometimes we’re killing it in life and biz. But sometimes we’re stuck. Unsure of where to go next or what to do. Sometimes we need a little help. And oftentimes, there are signs showing up in your life and biz that you might need a mentor! You guessed it – this Friday […]

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Five Signs That You Might Need a One-on-One Mentor | Friday Five

This Friday Five blog post is dedicated to five signs that you might need a one-on-one mentor as a creative entrepreneur with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

When it comes to sharing advice with fellow creative entrepreneurs, one of the greatest things I believe I could share is this… It is life and business changing to stop confusing “busy” with “productive”. And here’s why… Okay, I get it. We are ALL busy. We all have our own moments, days, and even seasons […]

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Stop Confusing “Busy” with “Productive”

Advice for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners to stop confusing "busy" with "productive" with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.