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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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And just like that the month of August was here and gone! Here are some highlights of our last month of life and business! Celebrating our niece Sofia’s second birthday! A summer pitstop for Mr. Misty’s from DQ – blue tongues and all. Photographing not one, not two, but three wedding days from St. Louis […]

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August 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

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

Happy August – it’s crazy that this month really wraps up summer! I feel like time has been so strange these last 5 months, so it’s honestly hard to believe we’re cruising through the latter half of the year now. Anyhow, you know the drill – it’s time to recap the last month of life! […]

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July 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the July 2020 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and business mentor 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.

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.

Happy May! Well, the good news is this – we made it through the month of April. The bad news? We’ve gotta stay home for the month of May, too! Even while this season is a very trying one (to put it nicely), I’m finding moments of joy, goodness, and thanks. And if having healthy […]

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April 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

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

Our Georgie girl turns FIVE years old today! It’s unbelievable that she’s been in our life all this time… We truly couldn’t imagine life without our sweet and sassy girl! Her birthday will likely be celebrated with lots of snuggles, kisses, new toys, and hopefully a W (aka walk!) with her baby brother today. She’s […]

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Georgie’s Fifth Birthday

Celebrating our Wright-Way rescue puppy Georgie's fifth birthday - Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Here we are – still sheltering in place during this season, so why not have a little fun! This Friday Five blog post is all about my current shelter in place favs. 1. Home Projects I love DIY home projects. I also LOVE to paint – my husband does not, ha! There are many times […]

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Five Shelter in Place Favorites | Friday Five

My five shelter in place favorite things Friday Five blog post with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Whew, we made it to the first days of spring and the end of March, but the next month is going to be a long one ahead! I have to say… A LOT of things have changed since my last monthly recap blog at the start of March. The new month started out nicely. We […]

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March 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

March 2020 recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Our month of February was full but oh so good to us! We kicked off the month with a fun birthday celebration for my sister-in-law, and then jumped into the first week of February! Wintertime always brings our household and marriage a little more rest than the warmer months, and we’re thankful for that. The […]

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February 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

February 2020 recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.