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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Happy Wednesday! I’m a firm believer that the fun doesn’t end after the wedding once you’re married, and that means dating your significant other shouldn’t end either! I think it’s so important to make time to date your spouse, love on them, and simply take time to be together! Here are my favorite spouse date […]

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Whether you’re looking back on your wedding day or looking ahead to yours, the little details always count!  Consider this… Your wedding photos will be one of the few tangible ways you will be able to relive your wedding day and will become family heirlooms themselves. So, shouldn’t these photographic memories include family heirlooms too?  Maybe […]

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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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Do you remember Brittany and Luke’s wedding day? Well, the wedding I’m sharing today may have a few familiar faces between the bride, groom, and family and friends in the bridal party! Last summer, I met Logan and Josiah through Brittany and Luke. Josiah and Luke are brothers – both proposed to the girls together […]

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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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Wow… Where do I even begin? I am nearly speechless. And, if you know me well, that is a hard thing to come by! This styled shoot was a dream. A true dream come true. It all started when my photographer friend, Karen Shoufler, told me about Tuesdays Together and The Rising Tide Society when […]

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Last week, I started the blog series titled “You’re Engaged… Now what’s next?”. I enjoyed writing about the very first thing you should do when you become engaged… Telling your family and friends! This week, we are focusing on the next step – setting a date!  Believe me, setting a date can be a stressful yet […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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