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Kim and Josh's elegant spring Greenhouse Loft wedding in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Spring wedding season kicked off a few weeks ago with Kim and Josh! We absolutely loved photographing their elegant Greenhouse Loft wedding day. One of our favorite venues!! You likely remember these two from their beautiful Chicago skyline engagement session this past winter! Ever since their session, I’ve been oh so excited for their spring […]

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Hello July and happy summer! This year is flying by! Between May and June, we had nearly double the volume of weddings that we normally have and gosh, it was a BLAST! We’re tired in the best way, and our hearts – and memory cards! – are full. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… We have […]

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June 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

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

Happy, happy June to you! The month of June is my favorite… It marks our anniversary AND the official start of summer – it doesn’t get better than that! Looking back on the month of May, our spring season in business really kicked off! Here are some highlights from our last month!  Celebrating Georgie’s sixth birthday Visiting […]

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May 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

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

Today, June 7th, we celebrate our wedding anniversary! It’s somewhat hard to believe it’s been SEVEN YEARS already! And every anniversary, I find myself saying I can’t believe it’s been “this many” years… Our wedding day was a cloudy 70-something degree day – June 7, 2014. What I don’t remember? I don’t remember stressing over […]

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Our Seventh Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary and looking back on the last year with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, friends, it’s already MAY! As I reflect on the past month of April, I’m thankful we had some beautiful spring days, so many walks with the puppies, and that we enjoyed sunshine, sweet sunshine. The month of April marked the Easter holiday, jumping into our spring wedding days, and many spring sessions, too. Here are […]

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April 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

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

I cannot believe it… Our Georgie girl turns SIX today, wow! Kyle and I agree – Georgie was the best surprise (hello rescue pup we had no clue what we were getting!) of our life. We love our girl endlessly and can’t believe she’s been in our life for almost six years. Today and every […]

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Georgie’s Sixth Birthday

Celebrating our Wright-Way rescue dog Georgie's 6th birthday behind the scenes with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy April! I have to say that I’ve been loving more sunshine and the warmer days we’ve been having. Kyle and I have been dreaming of our spring garden and enjoying so many walks with our pups in this lovely weather. Looking back, the past month of March was good to us and allowed us extra […]

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March 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

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

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.

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.

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.