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City Hall Events Wedding Day in Chicago, Illinois | Stephanie & Dan

Happy dancing because Stephanie and Dan’s spring City Hall Events wedding day is here!

You probably remember Steph and Dan from their engagement photos last summer. These two are the most kind, incredible people and everyone that loves them is lucky to have them in their life! We adore this couple and feel honored to share their wedding day on the blog...

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The Kara Evans Photographer Blog

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 personal life notes & stories. Pour a glass of bubbly and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

Hey, I’m Kara!
A Chicagoland wedding photographer for joyful newlyweds-to-be! My couples call me their wedding cheerleader! After photographing 200+ weddings, my favorite part of my job will forever be the sweet couples that come into my life.
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What’s your take on wedding ceremony music?  There are SO many options and ideas out there… Should ceremony music be traditional hymns? Should prerecorded instrumental music be incorporate? Should the music be “live” with an organist, pianist, or acoustic guitar playing? Personally, I love when couples choose ceremony music that is personal to them… Maybe […]

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Happy Wednesday! This week’s topic is short, sweet, and to the point! We’re talking wedding day “gift-giving”! I love this simple gesture on wedding days as gifts are delivered by bridal party members to the bride and groom individually while getting ready. I’ve seen necklaces, earrings, additional wedding bands, honeymoon excursions, sweet notes, and MORE […]

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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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As a natural light on-location photographer, I am constantly looking for light. Sources of light, harshness of light, types of light… Light!  So, when it comes to a wedding day getting ready space, I always recommend to my couples that they choose a getting ready location that offers a clean slate and lot of yummy […]

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Two and a half weeks ago, I had the honor to photograph another Osterhous daughter’s wedding. That’s right, this time it was Jessica’s turn!  Growing up in a small town (or area), you know a lot of people. That sometimes means that you know them well or you simply “know” them. Before the first Osterhous […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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