kara evans

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 and encouragement for creatives to behind the scenes photos and life with our pups.

Kick off your shoes and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

I’m Kara.
When I'm not photographing weddings, you can usually find me in my home office with snuggly puppies at my feet! Grab a drink (a cup of decaf, mojito, or a glass of rosé if you're like me), kick up your feet, and stay awhile!
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Oh heyyyyy… It’s been far too long since I’ve blogged an “Ask Kara” post! So, what better time than today. I’m so excited to share “what’s in my camera bag” with you! Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a bag lady! I LOVE having a variety of handbags, clutches, + cute little accessory bags and more. My husband […]

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It’s here… Cheers to the new year!  I can hardly believe it – 2017! As the new year begins, I find myself feeling a similar excitement that is common at the beginning of the year for me, but this year, I feel more excitement than I ever have! Over the past few days, I’ve seen […]

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Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Over the past few days, you’ve probably noticed that “By Kara” has taken on a completely different look… That’s right! Say hello to Kara Evans Photographer! Since officially starting my business out of my cramped college dorm room in 2013, I have learned so much and grown tremendously. Each day is still […]

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Today’s “Wedding Wednesday” post is a little different than most have been throughout the past months… This post is geared more toward photographers rather than brides! I’m so excited to share a couple of my tips for photographing wedding day details! First, I LOVE layering… By this, I mean that I love layering textures and […]

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I don’t know about you, but I think it’s fun to see where people work! Maybe I’m overly curious or interested, but especially with creatives, I love to see their workspace where all the magic happens! So, here it is, my workspace! I know, I know, the wall above my desk is BARE. That needs […]

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Please, print your photos. Think back – Have you ever had an experience in life where physically printed photos were of meaning to you? Maybe it was after the death of a loved one or even looking back on your childhood, but whatever the case, it […]

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Kara Evans Photographer's Kelly Moore Kate bag review - Kelly Moore Kate bag for photographers.

Like I said a few weeks ago in my Strawberry Revolution blog post… When I find a product I love, I cannot help but SHARE it with others and shout it from the rooftops! You can probably guess it, yes, that’s right – I LOVE the Kate bag by Kelly Moore Bag! The first word […]

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Oh my goodness, I have to tell you something… My name is Kara and I’m a Strawberry Revolution addict.  It’s true, this company (and their people and products) has stolen my heart, and I don’t even need or want them to give it back! Last year, I discovered Strawberry Revolution and met the owner Michelle after […]

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Hi! I am extra happy today because it’s been an extra productive Monday! YAY! Today, I’m sharing a tool that I recently purchased on Amazon and LOVE! So, what is it?… A task timer! Thanks to Julie Paisley I have this gem! I am all about staying on task, creating to-do lists (and checking things off!), […]

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As a wedding photographer (and a newlywed myself), I think that transparency is key in vendor-client relationships when it comes to a couple’s wedding day.  Today, I’m sharing a list of questions that I think are important to ask when searching for a wedding photographer. I hope that brides and grooms can use this short […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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