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City Hall Events Wedding Day in Chicago, Illinois | Stephanie & Dan

Happy dancing because Stephanie and Dan’s spring City Hall Events wedding day is here!

You probably remember Steph and Dan from their engagement photos last summer. These two are the most kind, incredible people and everyone that loves them is lucky to have them in their life! We adore this couple and feel honored to share their wedding day on the blog...

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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 personal life notes & stories. Pour a glass of bubbly and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

Hey, I’m Kara!
A Chicagoland wedding photographer for joyful newlyweds-to-be! My couples call me their wedding cheerleader! After photographing 200+ weddings, my favorite part of my job will forever be the sweet couples that come into my life.
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Happy Monday to you!  Today, I am so excited to share that my work is currently displayed at a local small business, and one of my very favorites, Grapes & Hops in Kankakee, Illinois! When we first moved to Bourbonnais, I met Amy and Terrance at Grapes & Hops and instantly knew we would be friends… […]

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In 2013, I attended (the very first) Reset Conference in Champaign, IL. I “knew” Karin Doolin from the Central Illinois photographer community on Facebook, but I had yet to meet her in person. That March day marked our official meeting! Karin is the kindest soul dedicated to serving others and making life better for those […]

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Just last week, I had the amazing opportunity to meet a small group of photographers, photograph two children models and a family model alongside them, and enjoy our time getting to know one another in the photography industry! Talk about #communityovercompetition! This was so fun, and I can’t wait to do it again! I learned […]

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I’m all about sharing and helping others because I have seen first hand what a little care and guidance can do when given by a peer in the industry! At the start of my photography journey and business, I had a mentor named Laura, who quickly became a lifelong friend. The time she took to […]

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Wouldn’t you know, just today my Timehop app told me that one year ago today I blogged my “The Reset Conference | 2015 Review” post. So, today is perfectly fitting for my 2016 review!  As a disclaimer, the photos on today’s blog post are simply how my desk looks today… In the days following the […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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