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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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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Hello, happy Wedding Wednesday! Can you believe that there are only SIX Wednesday’s remaining in 2016… Oh my! Today, we are talking bridesmaids dresses! Just a couple weeks ago, I had a beautiful outdoor wedding with an amazing couple (keep an eye out for their wedding to hit the blog soon). What struck me about […]

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Throughout this journey, so many incredible people have come into my life and opened my eyes. They’ve opened my eyes to joy, intense emotion, and most importantly, love. This is my why. In this season of being a creative, I am constantly reminded of my “why” as these blessings and people pour into my life. […]

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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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Another wedding Wednesday has arrived, and wedding season will still be in full swing for another seven weeks! This week, I’m excited to offer a small bit of advice for your wedding day (and even engagement photography session, too). Yes, this requires a bit of planning ahead, but it’s sometimes a small detail that can […]

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Now that you’ve narrowed down your guest list, it’s time to start thinking about paper goods! Goodness, wedding paper goods are some of my favorite details and oh so pretty! I’ve blogged several different posts about styles of paper goods, bridal shower invitations, RSVP etiquette, and even Save the Dates. I think it’s so fun to […]

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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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Let’s talk about your wedding guest list… I know, I know, it can be stressful (I promise it doesn’t have to be), but it’s part of planning! First of all, you need to come up with your estimated number of guests – this will depend largely on the ceremony and reception venues that you chose […]

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Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today’s topic is so, so fun! We’re talking wedding dress shopping! Oh my goodness, how fun is it to see the vast variety of wedding dresses? I am usually in awe when I truly think of all the options there truly are… In my mind, wedding dress shopping should be a fun, emotional […]

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Oh, Brittany and Luke! They’re finally married and enjoying life as newlyweds! Let’s take a look back on these two and their wedding day… Brittany and I go way back (if you will)! When we were younger, we danced together for a few years, and we’ve always been the same year in school. Living in small […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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