kara evans

Writing to you from my pink desk chair in my very own little corner of the world (aka my home office)...

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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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Wedding hashtag ideas on Wedding Wednesday with Kara Evans Photographer.

You said “YES”… Set the date… Secured vendors… Decided on your wedding day style… Now, it’s time to choose your wedding hashtag! That’s right, this is a fun one! First and foremost, I wholeheartedly recommend that you get as creative as possible with your wedding hashtag! Your bridal party, family, friends, and guests will enjoy this […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Wedding Wednesday Blogger - 2017 Weddings Recap - Wedding Season Recap

Wedding season #5 is officially a wrap! And what a year has it been! This year, I shared wedding season with twenty-eight amazing couples… It has been a great honor to spend these wedding days with each and every couple, and I am feeling very thankful at the end of this season! Throughout the year, I […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Wedding Wednesday Blogger - 2017 Engagements Recap - Engagement Session Recap

Goodness, I LOVE engagement sessions! My favorite part of photographing engagement sessions is the fact that this time with my couples allows me to take a relaxed approach with my camera while getting to know two amazing people… It truly doesn’t get much better than that! Engagement sessions are the perfect opportunity to get to […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Wedding Wednesday - Wedding Blogger - The New 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Ultra Violet — The Pantone Color of the Year 2018 What do you think of the recently announced 2018 Pantone of the Year? Honestly, I’m kinda digging this color because it’s fresh, new, and quite different from what we’ve been seeing in the past few (wedding) seasons! In the past few years, I’ve only photographed a small handful of […]

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Throughout 2016, so many of my central Illinois brides shopped for their wedding gowns (and bridesmaids dresses + tuxes, too) at Elite Bridal in Champaign. And guess what? I even had the opportunity to go shopping at this bridal shop with two family members in the past year. Elite Bridal truly offers an experience, so […]

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Another beautiful bride for you today! Lauren was THE most laid-back, comfortable bride I have ever worked with… She has a natural ease about herself, and her wedding day was no different. I think Lauren’s beautiful, easy-going personality accentuates her natural beauty. And goodness, those flowers could not have complimented her November boho wedding more. […]

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Last September, I shared a breathtaking styled shoot for the grand opening of Vintage Oaks Banquet Barn in Delphi, Indiana… Goodness, Haley is going places with VOBB, and I have to share her dream with you! This year, SERVE is my “word”, and Haley is truly someone who embodies service to others and her community […]

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Last but not least, I’m excited to share some of my favorite bridesmaids dresses of 2016! Throughout this wedding season, I was extremely fortunate to meet and work with so many kind bridesmaids. They were entirely sweet, helpful, and shared so much love for the newlyweds, too! Looking back, I LOVED the bridesmaids dresses Tiffany […]

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What’s your take on wedding ceremony music?  There are SO many options and ideas out there… Should ceremony music be traditional hymns? Should prerecorded instrumental music be incorporate? Should the music be “live” with an organist, pianist, or acoustic guitar playing? Personally, I love when couples choose ceremony music that is personal to them… Maybe […]

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Happy Wednesday! This week’s topic is short, sweet, and to the point! We’re talking wedding day “gift-giving”! I love this simple gesture on wedding days as gifts are delivered by bridal party members to the bride and groom individually while getting ready. I’ve seen necklaces, earrings, additional wedding bands, honeymoon excursions, sweet notes, and MORE […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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