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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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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Now that you’ve secured vendors, found the gown, and worked on your guest list, I think it’s time to start narrowing down the smaller details of your wedding day! It’s time to focus on the overall style or “theme” you’re aiming for with your wedding day. Ask yourself questions like… 1) How would you describe your style? […]

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Happy Wedding Wednesday! More often than I truly realize, I am asked to design custom save the dates, bridal shower invitations, thank you notes, and more by couples that I work with. First off, this is such a compliment because these wonderful people trust me to design a cohesive piece that will play a part […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois