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How often have you taken a trip without looking at a map? Hmmm, probably not often unless that was the plan! Your business plan is your road map, and it’s incredibly important to navigate your business with a map that YOU create! Start with your goals. Your first stop to a great business plan is […]


January 22, 2019

Your Road Map to a Business Plan for Creatives

Eeeek, I am beyond excited to share Shannon and Jimmy’s engagement photos on the blog! I’ve known these two since I lived in Jacksonville… Shannon and I met working retail and became fast friends. She’s as sweet as can be and so very fun to be around! Over the years, I’ve photographed her senior photos, […]


January 18, 2019

Lincoln Memorial Garden Winter Engagement in Springfield, Illinois | Shannon + Jimmy

Meet Mattie and Rolando! These two got engaged this past summer and are planning their winter wedding day for this December – so fun! Mattie and Rolando met at Indiana University during their last year of coursework for their Doctorate degrees… Mattie told me that when she saw him across the room, she knew he […]


January 14, 2019

Winter Washington Park Engagement in Springfield, Illinois | Mattie + Rolando

At the start of 2018, I decided to start a Project 52 (a weekly photo throughout the year)… On a whim! A few years ago, I completed a Project 365 (a daily photo throughout the year) on insta over at #evansproject365, and while it was so fun to document our year via my iPhone in a […]


January 10, 2019

My 2018 Project 52

At the end of December, I loved meeting up with Courtney and Todd for their engagement session… On an absolutely beautiful winter day! Courtney and Todd’s story goes back over four years ago when they were both home over summer break from college. These two connected while listening to Courtney’s brother’s band play, and for […]


January 8, 2019

Winter Kankakee County Engagement in Aroma Park, Illinois | Courtney + Todd

Wow, happy 2019! The month of December FLEW BY, as usual! The first of the month brought a trip to the city to take our niece Sofia to The Walnut Room and to see Santa at Macy’s… She LOVED it! To see the joy of Christmastime in her eyes is something I will never forget. […]


January 7, 2019

December 2018 Recap | My Life Mondays

So many engagement sessions throughout the past year! Engagement sessions are incredibly valuable to me for many reasons… 1) I love photographing my couples for the first time, 2) I love getting to know them better, and 3) it is a true joy to spend even more time with some of my favorites! Plus so […]


January 2, 2019

Engagements of 2018 Recap

Throughout the past year, it has been an honor to work with a number of families… And from photographing past families to new families, I have enjoyed documenting these moments! This year’s family session recap blog post is very near and dear to my heart as my business will be shifting in the new year! When […]


December 31, 2018

Families of 2018 Recap

Eeeek, I’ve never done this before, but I’m so excited to share with you the TOP BLOG POSTS OF 2018 right here from the Kara Evans Photographer blog. If you don’t know by now… My name is Kara, and I love to blog. I love writing and sharing stories about life and love, and I […]


December 28, 2018

Top Blog Posts of 2018

This Wedding Wednesday post is coming at ya with a little twist! Throughout each wedding season and year after year, I usually end up with a handful of behind the scenes photos. Thanks to my hubby and some amazing second shooters – that’s without a doubt! I always love feedback from brides and supporters of […]


December 26, 2018

Behind the Scenes of Wedding Season 2018 | Wedding Wednesday