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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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Should we have a first look? It’s the question many couples ask themselves as they start planning their wedding days… And today, I hope to share a little insight about first looks from a wedding photographer’s perspective! But before I go any further with this blog post, I want you to know that I love […]

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Should we have a first look? | Wedding Wednesday

Should we have a first look on our wedding day? - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Beth and Brad’s spring Lake Geneva wedding at the Grand Geneva was one for the books! We adore this couple and were thankful to document their wedding day with both photo and video!! I met these two last fall after another one of our brides, Daniela, connected us. I’m forever thankful for that connection and […]

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Spring Grand Geneva Wedding Day in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin | Beth + Brad

Spring Grand Geneva Lake Geneva wedding day in Wisconsin with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Spring wedding season kicked off a few weeks ago with Kim and Josh! We absolutely loved photographing their elegant Greenhouse Loft wedding day. One of our favorite venues!! You likely remember these two from their beautiful Chicago skyline engagement session this past winter! Ever since their session, I’ve been oh so excited for their spring […]

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Elegant Spring Wedding Day at Greenhouse Loft in Chicago, Illinois | Kim + Josh

Kim and Josh's elegant spring Greenhouse Loft wedding in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Ahhhh, does planning your wedding timeline stress you out as an engaged couple?! Well, I’m here to reassure you that wedding timelines aren’t so bad after all… Especially when you have a trusted team of wedding vendors that have your back! When it comes to planning your wedding timeline, I believe one thing is most […]

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A Photographer’s Advice for Planning Your Wedding Timeline | Wedding Wednesday

A photographer's advice for planning your wedding timeline - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

There is something incredibly special about your first heirlooms as a married couple, and wedding albums are just that! Even the smallest wedding day details never get old… As a wedding photographer, it’s my goal to make sure that you never forget the big things or the smallest details on your wedding day. A few […]

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Why You Need an Heirloom Wedding Album | Wedding Wednesday

Why you need an heirloom wedding album - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

All the love in the air as busy wedding season is coming has me thinking about the importance of working with a wedding photo/video team. Think about your wedding day whether it was years ago, you’re engaged and planning, or you’re dreaming of your day… What is one thing you wish you could have had […]

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Working with a Wedding Photo + Video Team | Wedding Wednesday

Working with a wedding photo video team on your wedding day - advice from Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

If you know me, you know that I’m all about engagement sessions! They’re the perfect opportunity to get comfortable with your wedding photographer before the wedding, and hey, pretty photos never hurt either! This is an exciting time because engagement sessions are often the first time couples have been professionally photographed together, and it’s usually […]

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Planning Your Engagement Session | Wedding Wednesday

Advice for planning your engagement session on Wedding Wednesday with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer

You’re engaged! First things first… CONGRATULATIONS are in order! Now the fun can begin, but sometimes couples wonder where to even start the wedding planning process… Good news – I’m here to help! As a wedding photographer having photographed well over 15o weddings, it’s a joy to share advice, tips, and tricks I’ve learned over […]

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You’re engaged, what’s next? A Jumpstart Checklist for Wedding Planning | Wedding Wednesday

You're engaged, what's next? - a jumpstart wedding planning list of advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Engagement season means that so many “congratulations” and well wishes are going around to newly engaged couples. I love this season where you can simply FEEL the love all around – it’s contagious and so beautiful! Today, I’m excited to share a look at five things that no one tells you about getting engaged. Let’s […]

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Five Things No One Tells You About Getting Engaged | Wedding Wednesday

Five things no one tells you about getting engaged - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Our first wedding of 2021 is in the books! Holly and Kolton’s winter wedding day in Iroquois County kicked off our 2021 wedding season. After wedding changes and pivots, we are just so happy for this couple to officially be part of the married club. It’s been a crazy few months for them but THEY’RE […]

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Snowy Winter Wedding Day at The Longbranch in L’Erable, Illinois | Holly + Kolton

Holly and Kolton's snowy winter wedding day at The Longbranch in L'erable with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.