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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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Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to share Nicole and Bradley’s summer backyard wedding day on the blog! These two got a second chance at love after knowing each other years ago and coming back into each other’s lives in more recent years. At the start of 2020, Nicole and Brad closed on a brand […]

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Summer Backyard Wedding Day in Oswego, Illinois | Nicole + Bradley

Nicole and Brad's summer backyard wedding day in Oswego, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, this wedding day was one for the books! We’re so thankful Jori and Matt shared their modern romantic wedding at the Biltwell in Indianapolis with us! Over the last year and a half, I’ve gotten to know Jori and Matt better after Jori was the maid of honor at Brittany and John’s wedding day. […]

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Modern Romantic Wedding at the Biltwell Event Center in Indianapolis, IN | Jori + Matt

Jori and Matt's modern romantic wedding at the Biltwell in Indianapolis with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s an honor to share Jenny and Colin’s romantic Forest Park wedding day on the blog! Last year – while searching for Chicago engagement session ideas – Jenny and Colin stumbled upon my photography work on Pinterest. We hit it off from the start and have been eagerly awaiting their wedding day ever since! As […]

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Romantic Summer Forest Park Wedding Day in St. Louis, MO | Jenny + Colin

Jenny and Colin's romantic summer Forest Park wedding day in St. Louis, MO with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Introducing the newlyweds, Kelsey and Justin! You guys, this was my first wedding in SIX MONTHS (thanks coronavirus), and it’s so good to be back. I loved Kelsey and Justin’s late July intimate wedding day! You probably remember this couple from the wedding day I met them at two years ago or from their gorgeous […]

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Chicagoland Intimate Wedding in Lombard, Illinois | Kelsey + Justin

Kelsey and Justin's intimate wedding day in Lombard and Glen Ellyn, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Hi friends! We’re welcoming another guest to the blog and talking all things wedding entertainment and DJ services! I am honored to welcome my industry friend Lucas of Lucas Henrichs Events to the blog. Lucas is a wedding DJ that specializes in creating an experience for his couples that carries through every moment of their […]

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The Top Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding DJ with Lucas Henrichs

The top questions to ask before hiring your wedding DJ with Lucas Henrichs - guest blogger with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Hey there! We’re welcoming a vendor friend to the blog. Say hello to Sarah from SLT Makeup Artistry – she’s sharing all about unforgettable beauty looks for your wedding today! Hello, my name is Sarah Tjaden, and I’m the owner of SLT Makeup Artistry, LLC. My team and I are an on-location bridal beauty team, […]

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Unforgettable Beauty Looks Any Bride Can Pull Off with SLT Makeup Artistry

Unforgettable beauty looks any bride can pull off with guest blogger SLT Makeup Artistry - Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Collaboration and styled shoots always fill my cup up, and this spring styled shoot was no exception! A couple of weeks ago, I gathered with a small but talented vendor team for a styled shoot at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club. From the springy vibes with the flowers and beautiful calligraphy to the elegant dress and […]

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Spring Styled Shoot at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club in Champaign, Illinois

Spring styled shoot at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club with Champaign, IL wedding vendors and Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Eeeeek, it’s an honor to share yet another wedding feature here on the blog! Nadia and Brendan’s spring wedding day is one of my very favorites to date… Cheers to their online feature at The Coordinated Bride! From The Coordinated Bride… Nadia and Brendan shared a romantic wedding ceremony at Room 1520 in Chicago surrounded […]

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The Coordinated Bride Feature | Nadia + Brendan

Nadia and Brendan's romantic blush and gold wedding at Room 1520 feature at The Coordinated Bride Blog with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

After this boho wedding, I had a feeling a publication would love the wedding as much as I did! And I just love sharing those features here on my blog! Lauren and Alex’s wedding day was one of my favorite summer wedding days. Between the people, the boho style, and the warm weather – I […]

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Modern Weddings Feature | Lauren + Alex

Boho wedding day at Hamilton's on the Lake in Jacksonville, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy dancing – this guest blog post is all about having picture-perfect hair on your wedding day! And friends, I could not be more excited to welcome my dear friend Megan from Megan Jarabe Hair to the blog today! Megan is a hairstylist in Chicagoland, and we always love wedding days that allow us to […]

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The Top Ten Ways to Have Picture-Perfect Hair on Your Wedding Day with Megan Jarabe

Top ten ways to have picture-perfect hair on your wedding with Megan Jarabe - guest blogger with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.