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Alana and Zach's City View Loft wedding photos in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s an honor to share Alana and Zach’s City View Loft wedding on the blog! And you know what? There aren’t enough words to adequately describe this wonderful wedding day! I adore Alana and Zach! It makes my heart happy that Julia and Ali’s wedding day brought them into my life. From getting to meet […]


Friends, it is a joy to welcome another guest blogger to the blog, and our first guest blogger of 2020…  Say hello to my sweet friend, Amy! She’s so excited to share advice and tips for your wedding venue search today on the blog! Hi! Amy here, co-owner of The Majestic located in downtown Kankakee. […]


The Best Advice for Your Wedding Venue Search with Amy Rauch

Advice for Your Wedding Venue Search with Amy Rauch - Guest blogger on the Kara Evans Photographer blog - a Chicagoland wedding photographer.

It’s back – this Wedding Wednesday post is coming at ya with a little twist! My most favorite behind the scenes look at our 2019 wedding season. And I’ve gotta say, it’s so fun to dig through our archives and find these behind the scenes photos! Wedding season after wedding season, we always end up […]


Behind the Scenes of Wedding Season 2019 | Wedding Wednesday

Behind the scenes wedding photos of Kara Evans Photographer - photographer behind the scenes and portfolio headshots.

It’s that time of the year! The Pantone color of the year for 2020 is here… Classic blue! Each year I love taking a look at the Pantone color of the year from a wedding stylistic perspective. And ummm, can I just say that I’m a big fan?! At first, I was thinking… Nope. But […]


Pantone Color of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue | Wedding Wednesday

The Pantone color of the year 2020 - classic blue - Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer's take on the 2020 Pantone of the year.

Eeeek… I LOVE wedding styles + themes! There are so many ideas, trends, and unique touches that each and every wedding offers. But, how do you go about defining your wedding style?   Ask yourself… How would you describe your style? What colors/textures are you drawn to? Are you focusing on a theme? What do you […]


Defining Your Wedding Style | Wedding Wednesday

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Within the last few years, I have had the honor to go alongside my best friends, sister-in-law, and other family members as they shopped for wedding dresses! Goodness, these days make me gush with happiness to be there to support my friends and to experience weddings from another perspective. You probably already guessed it, but […]


My Advice for Wedding Dress Shopping | Wedding Wednesday

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In today’s digital age, we all have to admit that technology plays a huge role in keeping all of us connected and “plugged in”. Day after day, I see technology impacting my business, helping me reach more of my people, and ultimately, allowing me to build relationships and serve my people. With this, I have […]


FaceTime Your Wedding Photographer | Wedding Wednesday

FaceTime your wedding photographer wedding Wednesday advice from Kara Evans Photographer - getting to know your wedding photographer advice.

Wedding season #6 is officially finished and in the books! This year, I shared wedding season with twenty-six amazing couples… It has been a joy and honor to spend these wedding days with twenty-six couples as they commit their lives together in marriage. Thankful, thankful, thankful! Throughout this wedding season, we saw some of the […]


Weddings of 2018 Recap

Kara Evans Photographer's recap of 2018 wedding days throughout Central Illinois and Chicagoland.

It’s here, it’s here! The Pantone color of the year for 2019… Living coral! This bright, energetic color may seem like a challenge, but don’t worry, it can be styled so well! One of my 2018 brides, Kait, was on-trend (well, really ahead of the trend!) for her October bohemian elegance wedding day and incorporated […]


Pantone Color of the Year 2019 – Living Coral | Wedding Wednesday

The pantone color of the year 2019 - living coral. Kara Evans Photographer's take on the 2019 pantone of the year.

It’s officially engagement season, and all of the love in the air has me thinking about the importance of wedding photography and videography. Think about your wedding day whether it was years ago, you’re engaged and planning, or you’re dreaming of your day… What is one thing you wish you could have had or one […]


Investing in Wedding Photography and Videography | Wedding Wednesday

Investing in wedding photography and videography on Wedding Wednesday with Kara Evans Photographer - Chicagoland wedding photographer and wedding advice blogger.

There is something so incredibly special about your first heirlooms as a married couple… And wedding albums are just that! I absolutely agree that having digital images is AMAZING and there are so many advantages to this, but it is also incredibly special and meaningful to have a printed heirloom that tells the story of […]


Your First Heirloom… The Wedding Album | Wedding Wednesday

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