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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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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After years of dating, Katy and Shane are finally Mr. and Mrs. Taylor! It doesn’t get any sweeter than that! Katy and Shane’s wedding day was incredibly special! Yes, for all of the reasons you may guess… Their marriage, the celebration, and their first day as husband and wife. But, their wedding day was even […]

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It’s been just over one month since Lauren and Aaron’s wedding day, and I’m still gushing with happiness over that very day! At the beginning of 2016, Lauren contacted me during her search for a wedding photographer. From those first emails and phone conversations, I could tell that Lauren was already a wonderful bride… She was […]

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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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Today’s “Wedding Wednesday” post is a little different than most have been throughout the past months… This post is geared more toward photographers rather than brides! I’m so excited to share a couple of my tips for photographing wedding day details! First, I LOVE layering… By this, I mean that I love layering textures and […]

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Just a few weeks ago, CayLee and Ryan were married on the most beautiful October day! Goodness, it was beautiful! CayLee and Ryan are sweethearts and met a few years ago playing softball (read more about that here), and their love story began to unfold. As soon as I saw these two together, I could […]

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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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Hey you, happy Wednesday! Today, I’m excited to give you a look into the custom wedding albums that I offer my amazing clients within their collections or as add-on options from their sessions and wedding days! As a little girl, I fondly remember ooh-ing and ahh-ing over my aunt and uncle’s wedding album with my […]

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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 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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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