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.

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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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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 week I shared one of my favorite wedding band sets of 2016, and this week I’m sharing one of my favorite bridal bouquets of the 2016 wedding season! One thing is for sure… This wedding season introduced me to SO MANY talented florists. The bouquets this season were out of this world! Goodness gracious, […]

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I’m a sucker for fresh, beautiful flowers… They melt my heart every time! So, when I photographed an early fall wedding at the beginning of October, I was swooning over the bride’s plum purple and earth tone bouquet. These colors were gorgeous and elegant, while also having such a natural softness to them. Pairing this plum […]

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Hello on this beautiful day! I think it’s perfectly fitting that today I blog Emily and Billy’s wedding day because last year on this day I was sharing photos from their Libertyville, Illinois engagement session! Late in 2014, Emily’s sister, Erin, reached out to me about photographing her sister’s wedding. I was so thrilled to […]

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On wedding days, I always take a few minutes to set aside time for bridal portraits. I love classic, timeless, and natural poses for these photos. Blushing brides are so elegant and beautiful, and their joy and beauty should be documented as such! These are a few bridals (and bridal details) from my first wedding of […]

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Today, I’m featuring the Pantone 2016 color of the year. This year, Pantone actually chose TWO colors! These two colors were released at the beginning of the year and are incorporated into so many parts of wedding days – invitation design, wedding color scheme, florals, bridesmaid dresses, ceremony and reception decor, favors, tablescapes, and even cake! […]

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Last Wednesday, I shared a few of my favorite wedding bouquets from 2015. This week, with part two, I’m sharing a few more! It’s safe to say that I am a major fan of fresh, beautifully crafted florals. They are so lively, colorful, and simply pretty! In 2015, I photographed a variety of bouquets, and […]

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Happy Wednesday! We’re already more than halfway to Friday and the beloved weekend! Yay! Today, I’m sharing my absolute favorite bouquets from throughout 2015. These bouquets were from both my weddings and some of the weddings I second shot with Kate Spencer. I’ll be the first one to admit it… I have no expertise in […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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