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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, […]


February 15, 2018

Why I Started Blogging | Kara Behind the Scenes

Happy February, friends! 2018 is off to a wonderful start after wrapping up the first month of the new year! While we’ve been running around quite a bit the last month, I have definitely been trying to enjoy my “winter retreat” months where I get to stay in, read lots of books, and work on […]


February 5, 2018

My Life Mondays | No. 37 | January 2018 Recap

Yesterday, Kyle and I hosted our first ever photography class, and it was a success! The class focused on getting to know your camera, shooting in manual, and understanding lighting and composition. Oh, and yes, the class was FULL of rich conversation and Q & A – some of the best ways to learn in […]


January 29, 2018

Cake + Cameras Recap | Intro Photography Class

At the start of this year, I decided to start a Project 52 (one photo each week throughout the year)… On a wim! A few years ago, I completed a Project 365 (one photo each day throughout the year) on Instagram over at #evansproject365, and while it was so fun, it was also A LOT […]


January 25, 2018

My 2018 Project 52 | Kara Behind The Scenes

A few months ago, I wrapped up reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, and I think now is the perfect time to share my thoughts on this read! First off (and before I get into the book), I think it’s incredibly encouraging that so many female small business owners and entrepreneurs are being encouraged through community, […]


January 23, 2018

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso | A Book in Review

As I was driving and listening to this very podcast a few days ago, it hit me that I just HAD to share it with you on the blog! So, today I’m sharing one of my very favorites… The For the Love podcast with Jen Hatmaker where Jen shares conversation about all the things we […]


January 16, 2018

For The Love Podcast | Kara’s Favorites

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 […]


January 3, 2018

Behind the Scenes of Wedding Season 2017 | Wedding Wednesday

Happy New Year! But before I get too ahead of myself, I would LOVE to recap the past month of December! December started out with an amazing day… My cousin + best friend Shana’s wedding day! It was so refreshing to be on the “other side” of things as a bridesmaid all weekend long. Plus, […]


January 1, 2018

My Life Mondays | No. 36 | December 2017 Recap

Guess what?! My husband Kyle and I are so excited to share more about our intro photography class – Cake + Cameras – coming in 2018! Join us for our first ever intro photography class on Sunday, January 28th from 1-4pm at Grapes & Hops in Kankakee, IL! We are so excited to help you get to […]


December 22, 2017

Cake + Cameras | 2018 Intro Photography Class

Happy December!  It’s hard to believe that it’s the last month of 2017! This past month has flown by… Professionally, the month hosted many sessions as my 2017 season starts to wrap up, and Kyle and I photographed two weddings this past month, too. I loved welcoming new brides to our bride tribe and planning […]


December 4, 2017

My Life Mondays | No. 35 | November 2017 Recap