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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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The Kara Evans Photographer Blog

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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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Photography Blog - Life Blogger - Why I Started Blogging - Blog Journal - Virtual Blog Journal - Online Life Journal Blog

Friends, this blog post has been in my “drafts” folder for nearly two years… And since I’ve been blogging since 2013, I think sharing this blog post and my heart is long overdue. I started my blog (and business for that matter) in 2013 out of my college dorm room. I remember brainstorming blog posts, […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding and Family Photographer - My Life Mondays - My Life Mondays Blog - Lifestyle Blogger - Monthly Recap Blog - Instagram Recap Blog

Happy February, friends! 2018 is off to a wonderful start after wrapping up the first month of the new year! While we’ve been running around quite a bit the last month, I have definitely been trying to enjoy my “winter retreat” months where I get to stay in, read lots of books, and work on […]

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Kara Evans - Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - My 2018 Project 52 - Project 52 - Project 52 Blogger

At the start of this year, I decided to start a Project 52 (one photo each week throughout the year)… On a wim! A few years ago, I completed a Project 365 (one photo each day throughout the year) on Instagram over at #evansproject365, and while it was so fun, it was also A LOT […]

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Behind the scenes wedding photos of Kara Evans Photographer - photographer behind the scenes and portfolio headshots.

Hi friends! Today’s Wedding Wednesday post (and the first Wedding Wednesday post of the new year!) is going to be a fun one! Throughout wedding season, I usually end up with a handful of behind the scenes photos. These are so fun to look back on, and they bring back such fond memories of all […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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