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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I’m happy to share yet another wildly talented wedding vendor with you today… Beacon Lane! I was first introduced to Beacon Lane in 2015 when my sister-in-law purchased wedding invitations. At first sight, the invitation suite was stylish, professional, and most importantly, high-quality. I researched more about the company, shared vendor photos + introduced myself […]

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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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It’s that time… Wedding Wednesday! This week, we are focusing on RSVPs! All too often, I hear of couple’s stress and frustration over RSVPs for their wedding day. So today, I want to offer a little advice about RSVP etiquette! First of all, please respond… Yes, you read that right – respond! RSVPs are sent […]

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This year, I’ve had the honor and pleasure to custom design save the dates, shower invitations, and now wedding invitations for one of my #bridesbykara – how fun is that?! I have loved getting to know this particular bride more throughout this process and on a different, more stylistic level. It’s been a super exciting […]

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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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It’s probably clear by now that I always appreciate small details… Especially small details for wedding days! Early last fall, I received this beautiful invitation in the mail from one of my brides (who is also my sister-in-law). The invitations were made by Beacon Lane out of Chicago, IL, and I loved photographing their beauty, […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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