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This is a peek into my little corner of the world where I share stories of my sweet couples in love, encouragement for the creative community, behind the scenes business love, and a look into our personal life with lots of Georgie girl photos, too. Grab a glass of wine or cup of coffee, cozy in, and stay awhile. Friend, I'm so glad you're here!

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Eeeek – I am beyond honored to share Nadia and Brendan’s romantic blush and gold wedding day at Room 1520 in Chicago on the blog today! These two and this day were perfect. You might remember these two from earlier this year when we met for their late winter/early spring engagement session… And even though […]

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Happy March to you! And since I forgot to share this monthly recap last Monday (facepalm!), it’s still coming your way today! The month of February started out in the best way possible… AT THE BEACH! My sister-in-law and I flew down to Florida on her birthday for a quick birthday weekend getaway. It was […]

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February 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

I always love the start of the new year. I’m a planner, so I love sitting down and writing down my personal and business goals for the year and sharing them with my hubby. I’m one of those people that feels encouraged by the start of the new year and what’s ahead. And yes, sometimes […]

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January 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

At the start of 2018, I decided to start a Project 52 (a weekly photo throughout the year)… On a whim! A few years ago, I completed a Project 365 (a daily photo throughout the year) on insta over at #evansproject365, and while it was so fun to document our year via my iPhone in a […]

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My 2018 Project 52

Wow, happy 2019! The month of December FLEW BY, as usual! The first of the month brought a trip to the city to take our niece Sofia to The Walnut Room and to see Santa at Macy’s… She LOVED it! To see the joy of Christmastime in her eyes is something I will never forget. […]

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December 2018 Recap | My Life Mondays

Happy DECEMBER! Only one more month left this year… As always, time is flying by! The month of November was FULL. I traveled to North Carolina for a conference, rounded out fall sessions, photographed my last weddings of the season, enjoyed Thanksgiving with family, and so much more in between! November is usually the homestretch month […]

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November 2018 Recap | My Life Mondays

Whoa, it’s already November, friends! Where did October go? The month of October was full of so many things from family time to business and everything in between. The month started out with my sister-in-law and niece coming to stay with us while they were visiting from Alaska. That first week of the month consisted […]

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My Life Mondays | No. 46 | October 2018 Recap

Happy October! It’s officially my birthday month, so you better bet I’m going to enjoy cake a time (or two or three) this month! The past month was slightly nutty, but I’ve come to realize that there is ALWAYS going to be something going on in life and busy things happening, so why not just […]

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My Life Mondays | No. 45 | September 2018 Recap

Happy September, friends! I always find it funny how I am never ready for the fall season as the month of August comes to an end… All of the pumpkin spice, fall decor, and even autumn candles start rolling out, and while I am sometimes tempted to start the fall season early, I always resort […]

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My Life Mondays | No. 44 | August 2018 Recap

My project 52 is continuing on, and I’m still feeling inspired by the personal photography project! A few exciting things have happened since the last P52 update… My last update was a big one since it had been a couple months, but this time, I’m just catching you up on the last month of this […]

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Project 52 Update | Kara Behind the Scenes

Whoa, where did the month of July go? The month of July always brings a little rest and retreat for me amidst wedding season – the half time show if you will! Now, heading into August, we’re ready to enjoy the rest of the summer, wedding season, fall, and then the holidays! But before we […]

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My Life Mondays | No. 43 | July 2018 Recap