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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Last week I shared one of my favorite wedding band sets of 2016, and this week I’m sharing one of my favorite bridal bouquets of the 2016 wedding season! One thing is for sure… This wedding season introduced me to SO MANY talented florists. The bouquets this season were out of this world! Goodness gracious, […]

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With only THREE more Wednesdays left in December (even including today), I decided that it would be fun to feature three of my most favorite details from 2016 weddings. If you know me, you know I love and cherish ALL wedding day details… I truly think my couples have such good taste! With this “mini […]

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With proposal season starting with the holiday season, I think it’s fun to explore current engagement ring trends! As we all know, styles and trends have constantly changed throughout history when you think about any type of wedding style, tradition, ideas, and even down to ring styles! After researching and using The Knot as a wedding […]

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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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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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