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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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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.

I always love summer engagement sessions, so you better bet Nicole and Bradley’s summer Cantigny Park engagement photos did not disappoint! Meet Nicole and Brad! These two got a second chance at love after knowing each other for years and coming back together a couple of years ago. At the start of 2020, they closed […]

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Cantigny Park Engagement Photos in Wheaton, Illinois | Nicole + Bradley

Nicole and Bradley's summer Cantigny Park engagement photos in Wheaton, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy August – it’s crazy that this month really wraps up summer! I feel like time has been so strange these last 5 months, so it’s honestly hard to believe we’re cruising through the latter half of the year now. Anyhow, you know the drill – it’s time to recap the last month of life! […]

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July 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the July 2020 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and business mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

It was so good to be back in the heart of downtown Chicago for Erin and Johnny’s summer museum campus engagement photos this July! Meet Erin and Johnny! Their story goes back to high school where they met and starting dating their senior year before college. Then, after deciding to spend a little time apart […]

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Summer Museum Campus Engagement Photos in Chicago, Illinois | Erin + Johnny

Erin and Johnny's summer Museum Campus engagement photos in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I’m still gushing over this summer Kankakee River anniversary session! Lyndsey and Drew were one of my 2018 couples! See their engagement photos here and wedding photos here. I adore these two. They have hearts of gold, are some of the kindest people you’ll ever meet, and they know how to have fun! Drew returned […]

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Summer Kankakee River Anniversary Photos in Kankakee, Illinois | Lyndsey + Drew

Lyndsey and Drew's summer Kankakee River anniversary photos in Kankakee, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I just loved meeting up with Melissa and Adam for their Lake Ellyn engagement photos in early July – summer engagement sessions are my jam! A few months back, Melissa and Adam jumped into wedding planning and found my work through another one of our past #karaevanscouples, Brittany and Nic. Small world – Melissa and […]

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Lake Ellyn Engagement Photos in Glen Ellyn, Illinois | Melissa + Adam

Melissa and Adam's Lake Ellyn engagement photos in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Hey friends! I’m so excited to introduce you to Lauren and Chase! We met up for their Kankakee engagement photos at the start of July, and this session was a DREAM! Not too long ago, I connected with these two through my dear friend (and florist), Michaela. And I’m forever thankful! We hit it off […]

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Perry Farm + Downtown Kankakee Engagement Photos in Kankakee, Illinois | Lauren + Chase

Lauren and Chase's Perry Farm and Downtown Kankakee engagement photos in Kankakee, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, happy July – we’re officially past the halfway mark of 2020! June is my very favorite month. Always has been, probably always will be! It marks our anniversary and the start of summer – my very favorite season! The month started out with un-learning, listening, watching, learning, acting, reading (ask me what I’m reading […]

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June 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the June 2020 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and business mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

More engagement photos are here! I loved meeting up with Holly and Kolton for their Iroquois County engagement photos! These two have been together for over eight years! They met and started dating in high school, and after some ups and downs over the early years, they’ve grown together into a wonderful relationship. Earlier this […]

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Summer Iroquois County Engagement Photos in Clifton, Illinois | Holly + Kolton

Holly and Kolton's summer Iroquois County engagement photos in Clifton, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I loved meeting up with Kennedy and Zach for their summer anniversary session while they were here visiting from Colorado! Marriage deserves to be celebrated day after day, month after month, and year after year! I keep saying it, but really, anniversary sessions are my very favorite! Remember this couple from their two-year summer anniversary […]

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Romantic Summer Anniversary Session in Green Valley, Illinois | Kennedy + Zach

Kennedy and Zach's romantic summer anniversary session in Green Valley, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.