Writing to you from my pink desk chair in my very own little corner of the world (aka my home office).

Welcome to the Kara Evans Photographer blog where I share all the things - from love stories featuring my favorite big bouquets to encouragement for creatives to behind the scenes to photos of our pups.

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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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Okay, picture this… You walk out to your mailbox every day, grab the stack of mail, and put the mail in a pile on your kitchen table – you do this every day for a month. I’m going to guess that by the end of the month, your table is overflowing with bills, junk mail, […]

FOR CREATIVES

Tips for Organizing Your Email Inbox

Tips for organizing your email inbox for creative entrepreneurs with mentor and 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.

As a creative entrepreneur and wedding photographer, I’m here for all the productivity and time management tools. Can ya relate to that? Meet the workflow task timer 😍 Several years ago, I purchased a task timer just like this on Amazon, and I LOVE it! Thanks to Julie Paisley for originally sharing this gem. So, […]

FOR CREATIVES

Workflow Task Timer for Creative Entrepreneurs

Small business productivity ideas - workflow task timer for creative entrepreneurs with business mentor and wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy May! Well, the good news is this – we made it through the month of April. The bad news? We’ve gotta stay home for the month of May, too! Even while this season is a very trying one (to put it nicely), I’m finding moments of joy, goodness, and thanks. And if having healthy […]

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April 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the April 2020 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Our Georgie girl turns FIVE years old today! It’s unbelievable that she’s been in our life all this time… We truly couldn’t imagine life without our sweet and sassy girl! Her birthday will likely be celebrated with lots of snuggles, kisses, new toys, and hopefully a W (aka walk!) with her baby brother today. She’s […]

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Georgie’s Fifth Birthday

Celebrating our Wright-Way rescue puppy Georgie's fifth birthday - 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.

Here we are – still sheltering in place during this season, so why not have a little fun! This Friday Five blog post is all about my current shelter in place favs. 1. Home Projects I love DIY home projects. I also LOVE to paint – my husband does not, ha! There are many times […]

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Five Shelter in Place Favorites | Friday Five

My five shelter in place favorite things Friday Five blog post with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

As a creative entrepreneur, I love finding tools that help my business from productivity to client management to organization and more. If you’re looking for a tool that brings creativity and organization together, you’re going to love this blog post! Meet one of my not-so-secret favorite tools as a creative –  Trello! A few years […]

FOR CREATIVES

Using Trello to Organize Your Life & Creative Business

Ideas for using Trello to organize your life and creative business with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor for creatives Kara Evans Photographer.

Whew, we made it to the first days of spring and the end of March, but the next month is going to be a long one ahead! I have to say… A LOT of things have changed since my last monthly recap blog at the start of March. The new month started out nicely. We […]

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March 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

March 2020 recap with 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.