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Romantic Blush & Gold Wedding Day at Room 1520 in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland Wedding Photographer Kara Evans Photographer

Eeeek – I am beyond honored to share Nadia and Brendan’s romantic blush and gold wedding day at Room 1520 in Chicago on the blog today! These two and this day were perfect. You might remember these two from earlier this year when we met for their late winter/early spring engagement session… And even though […]

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Happy May! Well, the good news is this – we made it through the month of April. The bad news? We’ve gotta stay home for the month of May, too! Even while this season is a very trying one (to put it nicely), I’m finding moments of joy, goodness, and thanks. And if having healthy […]

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April 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the April 2020 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Our Georgie girl turns FIVE years old today! It’s unbelievable that she’s been in our life all this time… We truly couldn’t imagine life without our sweet and sassy girl! Her birthday will likely be celebrated with lots of snuggles, kisses, new toys, and hopefully a W (aka walk!) with her baby brother today. She’s […]

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Georgie’s Fifth Birthday

Celebrating our Wright-Way rescue puppy Georgie's fifth birthday - Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Here we are – still sheltering in place during this season, so why not have a little fun! This Friday Five blog post is all about my current shelter in place favs. 1. Home Projects I love DIY home projects. I also LOVE to paint – my husband does not, ha! There are many times […]

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Five Shelter in Place Favorites | Friday Five

My five shelter in place favorite things Friday Five blog post with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Whew, we made it to the first days of spring and the end of March, but the next month is going to be a long one ahead! I have to say… A LOT of things have changed since my last monthly recap blog at the start of March. The new month started out nicely. We […]

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March 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

March 2020 recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Our month of February was full but oh so good to us! We kicked off the month with a fun birthday celebration for my sister-in-law, and then jumped into the first week of February! Wintertime always brings our household and marriage a little more rest than the warmer months, and we’re thankful for that. The […]

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February 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

February 2020 recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Ummmm, everyone has been saying it, but man, January was the longest year ever! The start of 2020 was a good one for the Evans household – the month flew by while also feeling like forever. It was just jam-packed. Truthfully, we’re hoping for a little more of a “winter break” filled with rest in […]

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January 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

January 2020 recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy new year! It’s time for my last (but not least) monthly recap from the past year… The month of December was good to us! Our month started with a Thanksgiving gathering – it’s so odd to me that the Thanksgiving holiday was so late this year. Then we were rolling into the new month! […]

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December 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

December 2019 recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s the holiday season, yay! I love this time of the year. There’s just something about letting the joy and holiday spirit in the air fill your very own spirit and soul with happiness. I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared a Friday Five blog, so this time, I’m sharing one in […]

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Five Things I’m Loving Right Now – Holiday Edition | Friday Five

Five Things I'm Loving Right Now Holiday Edition - Friday Five Blog Post Idea - Friday Five Blog with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer

See ya later November! I’m back with another monthly recap in online scrapbook form – aka the blog! Ummmm, does anyone else feel like November was here and gone in a flash? I feel like I kept saying that Thanksgiving was “so late” this year, and then it was here quicker than I imagined. I […]

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November 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

November 2019 recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

The month of October flew by! Don’t you think so, too? Throughout the month, we got settled in our new home between Kyle’s work at the brewery, family time, and photographing many fall weddings and sessions. I used to tell myself that… “Things will slow down when…” but now I’m finding that life is better […]

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October 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

October 2019 recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.