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Romantic Blush & Gold Wedding Day at Room 1520 in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland Wedding Photographer Kara Evans Photographer

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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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.

Our first wedding of 2020 is hitting the blog and friends, it was so good! An amazing couple, family, and friend group made for a wonderful wedding day… This snowy Champaign Country Club wedding was one for the books! Meet Kara and Dakota. You might remember these two from their engagement session last year. Oh […]

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Snowy Winter Champaign Country Club Wedding Day in Champaign, Illinois | Kara + Dakota

Snowy winter Champaign Country Club wedding photos in Champaign, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Friends, it is a joy to welcome another guest blogger to the blog, and our first guest blogger of 2020…  Say hello to my sweet friend, Amy! She’s so excited to share advice and tips for your wedding venue search today on the blog! Hi! Amy here, co-owner of The Majestic located in downtown Kankakee. […]

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The Best Advice for Your Wedding Venue Search with Amy Rauch

Advice for Your Wedding Venue Search with Amy Rauch - Guest blogger on the Kara Evans Photographer blog - a Chicagoland wedding photographer.

Happy dancing as I’m overjoyed to share our last wedding of 2019 on the blog! Meet Brittany and Nic – the sweetest couple ever at their Naperville wedding! I connected with these two just a few months prior to their wedding through one of my brides, Sarah, and I’m so thankful she connected us! Brittany […]

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Elements at Water Street Winter Wedding in Downtown Naperville, Illinois | Brittany + Nic

Brittany and Nic's Elements at Water Street winter wedding in Downtown Naperville, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Mattie and Rolando’s winter wedding at Blessed Sacrament is hitting the blog today! I love these people! Back in August 2018, I vividly remember my first emails with Mattie. She found my work through a couple of my past brides, Kayla and Madalyn, and I’m forever thankful. And while Mattie was inquiring and we were […]

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December Blessed Sacrament Wedding Day in Springfield, Illinois | Mattie + Rolando

Mattie and Rolando's December Blessed Sacrament wedding day in Springfield, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s back – this Wedding Wednesday post is coming at ya with a little twist! My most favorite behind the scenes look at our 2019 wedding season. And I’ve gotta say, it’s so fun to dig through our archives and find these behind the scenes photos! Wedding season after wedding season, we always end up […]

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Behind the Scenes of Wedding Season 2019 | Wedding Wednesday

Behind the scenes wedding photos of Kara Evans Photographer - photographer behind the scenes and portfolio headshots.

Wedding season #7 is a wrap! In 2019, Kyle and I shared our seventh year of photographing weddings with twenty-six wonderful couples! And when I say that it’s been an honor to spend these wedding days with each and every one of those twenty-six couples, it’s the honest truth. We don’t take this job lightly […]

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Weddings of 2019 Recap

Kara Evans Photographer's recap of 2019 wedding days throughout Chicagoland, Kankakee County, and Central Illinois.