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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Wedding hashtag ideas on Wedding Wednesday with Kara Evans Photographer.

You said “YES”… Set the date… Secured vendors… Decided on your wedding day style… Now, it’s time to choose your wedding hashtag! That’s right, this is a fun one! First and foremost, I wholeheartedly recommend that you get as creative as possible with your wedding hashtag! Your bridal party, family, friends, and guests will enjoy this […]

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Kara Evans - Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Wedding Wednesday - Wedding Wednesday Blogger - Sizing Up Your Wedding Guest List - Guest List Advice - Wedding Guest List

In the midst of wedding planning, some tasks and to-do’s are simply more fun than others…. I get it – sizing up your wedding guest list can be stressful (although I promise it doesn’t have to be), but it’s part of the entire experience and planning process. Today, I’m excited to dive into this topic […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Wedding Wednesday Blogger - 2017 Engagements Recap - Engagement Session Recap

Goodness, I LOVE engagement sessions! My favorite part of photographing engagement sessions is the fact that this time with my couples allows me to take a relaxed approach with my camera while getting to know two amazing people… It truly doesn’t get much better than that! Engagement sessions are the perfect opportunity to get to […]

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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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OMG… I am sooooo over the moon excited to share my PINK office makeover with you today! This blog post is so very fun! In July, Kyle and I moved from an apartment into a house which we LOVE, and I was so excited to customize my new office space! If you know me at all, […]

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At the start of 2016, just after Kyle and I moved to Kankakee county and the Bradley/Bourbonnais/Kankakee area, I met Autumn – a local esthetician! Of course, we hit it off from the start and have been great friends ever since! I am so excited to share her business with you for today’s “Vendor Spotlight”! Autumn […]

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You guys, the community I’ve grown to connect with and love throughout this journey as an entrepreneur is incredible. Absolutely INCREDIBLE. I never – in my wildest dreams – could have imagined personally connecting with so many creatives AND being able to call them dear friends in the industry! Earlier this year, I connected with Jenn Gaudreau of […]

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I blogged about it back in May, and today I’m revisiting the idea again… Investing in a professional makeup artist’s services on your wedding day is 1000% worth it! Last November, I met Brittany when I photographed my first Pear Tree Estate wedding – see Katy and Shane’s wedding here. Then, we got to work […]

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Today’s post is a fun one! Can you believe I got THIS ring shot with THAT setup? For the techies + photogs interested, I shot this on my 105mm at 1/200, f/5.0, and ISO 250. I love shooting wedding rings with a deep depth of field to preserve as many details in the rings + surrounding […]

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Brittany and Luke are the perfect match and complement one another perfectly! Their summertime rustic elegant wedding married (see what I did there!) rustic + elegant details into one lovely day. As soon as I saw Brittany’s wedding dress at the start of the day, I was giddy! I could NOT wait to see it […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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