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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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Jen Hatmatker's For the Love Podcast - For the Love Podcast - Kara's Favorites

As I was driving and listening to this very podcast a few days ago, it hit me that I just HAD to share it with you on the blog! So, today I’m sharing one of my very favorites… The For the Love podcast with Jen Hatmaker where Jen shares conversation about all the things we […]

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OMG… I am sooooo over the moon excited to share my PINK office makeover with you today! This blog post is so very fun! In July, Kyle and I moved from an apartment into a house which we LOVE, and I was so excited to customize my new office space! If you know me at all, […]

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You guys, the community I’ve grown to connect with and love throughout this journey as an entrepreneur is incredible. Absolutely INCREDIBLE. I never – in my wildest dreams – could have imagined personally connecting with so many creatives AND being able to call them dear friends in the industry! Earlier this year, I connected with Jenn Gaudreau of […]

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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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Dubsado review from a creative entrepreneur's perspective - Kara Evans Photographer Dubsado CRM review.

Throughout the year of 2016, I searched high and low for a client management software system. And for most of the year, I had no luck… I signed up for trial after trial, system after system, but I couldn’t find the program that fit with me + my business. I can be stubborn + picky […]

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We’ve lived in our current city for well over a year, and I still cannot help but feel so welcomed by this community. When we moved here, I met Mandy and instantly fell in love with her handcrafted jewelry… Pommier-Benoit Handcrafted Jewelry. Mandy was a part of our styled shoot last summer, I gifted many of […]

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Kara Evans Photographer's book review of The Best Yes by Lysa Terkuerst - a creative entrepreneur and wife's review of The Best Yes.

At the end of January, I finished my first personal development book of the year – The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst. And I have to share! I’m plugged into an amazing friendship with a couple local photographers (Holly + Karen), so we gathered after reading this book to talk about our biggest takeaways. Let […]

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Last fall, I started to become MUCH more intentional about my search for a person(s) to make my dreams of a rebrand + new Squarespace website come to life. Little did I know that things would start to unfold very quickly… Enter The Rising Tide Society. I LOVE The Rising Tide Society for so many reasons […]

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The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher - a creative entrepreneur's honest review.

You guys, I recently stumbled across an amazing entrepreneurial tool to add to my toolbox, and I HAVE to share with you! Over the past couple of years, I’ve followed photographer + businesswoman Jenna Kutcher. She’s a small-town girl boss that has been building her empire over the last five years. She is an inspiration […]

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I’m not sure where to begin… Kelsey is the amazing #girlboss behind the brand – Honey Side Up Creative! I was talking with a friend recently, and I remember telling her that I truly wanted to share Home Sweet Hyatt Studios (Britt) and Honey Side Up Creative (Kelsey) with everyone I could. I honestly can’t […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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