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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Kathryn and Tom’s wedding day started off my fifth wedding season… Can’t believe it’s real! I am thankful, thankful, beyond thankful! This wedding day was the perfect start to the season! Kathryn and Tom’s wedding day took place at the lovely Pear Tree Estate in Champaign, IL. This was my second wedding at the venue, and […]

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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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After years of dating, Katy and Shane are finally Mr. and Mrs. Taylor! It doesn’t get any sweeter than that! Katy and Shane’s wedding day was incredibly special! Yes, for all of the reasons you may guess… Their marriage, the celebration, and their first day as husband and wife. But, their wedding day was even […]

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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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Throughout this journey, so many incredible people have come into my life and opened my eyes. They’ve opened my eyes to joy, intense emotion, and most importantly, love. This is my why. In this season of being a creative, I am constantly reminded of my “why” as these blessings and people pour into my life. […]

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I’m a sucker for fresh, beautiful flowers… They melt my heart every time! So, when I photographed an early fall wedding at the beginning of October, I was swooning over the bride’s plum purple and earth tone bouquet. These colors were gorgeous and elegant, while also having such a natural softness to them. Pairing this plum […]

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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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Now that you’ve narrowed down your guest list, it’s time to start thinking about paper goods! Goodness, wedding paper goods are some of my favorite details and oh so pretty! I’ve blogged several different posts about styles of paper goods, bridal shower invitations, RSVP etiquette, and even Save the Dates. I think it’s so fun to […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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