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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Throughout 2016, so many of my central Illinois brides shopped for their wedding gowns (and bridesmaids dresses + tuxes, too) at Elite Bridal in Champaign. And guess what? I even had the opportunity to go shopping at this bridal shop with two family members in the past year. Elite Bridal truly offers an experience, so […]

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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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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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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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Another Wedding Wednesday is here! This week, the blog series continues, and it’s time to talk about choosing your wedding day vendors… Yay! First off, choosing your wedding vendors should be a fun, relational process, so always keep that in the forefront of your mind! Here’s a quick list of types of vendors you should […]

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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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On this Wedding Wednesday, I am ecstatic to start a new blog series titled “You’re Engaged… Now what’s next?”. Throughout the next few weeks, I will be sharing tips about what to do when you first get engaged, start planning, and more!  This week’s focus is on the very first thing you need to do once […]

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At a traditional wedding, you will often see a unity ceremony take place… A moment in which the couple takes some sort of “action” signifying their union in marriage, as one.  Throughout the years, I’ve seen so many different unity ceremonies with brides and grooms (especially now that it’s my fourth wedding season), and each one […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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