kara evans

Pop the bubbly & let's celebrate your life's precious milestones!

I'm Kara Evans, a natural light wedding and family photographer since 2010 that serves Kankakee County and Chicagoland. It’s my joy to document your love story and the milestones after your wedding day with photos that stand the test of time. If you’re an engaged couple or family looking to build your legacy through timeless photos, then you’re right where you need to be!


All love is welcome here.

No matter what your love looks like, I want you to feel seen and celebrated because your love matters. As a wedding and family photographer, it's my commitment to treat every couple, family, and wedding vendor equally, and I'm grateful you're here!

I'm Kara — a wedding and family photographer serving Kankakee County and Chicagoland. Based in Kankakee, Illinois. Let's be friends!

At first glance, you may wonder why my photos span couples, newborns, families, and more instead of focusing on one area, and the answer is simple… After photographing nearly 250 wedding days and hundreds of sessions, my hope is that our relationship will span many chapters of your life. From the early days of your engagement and on your wedding day to your anniversaries and growing your family… I can’t wait to get to know you and walk alongside you in photos throughout the milestones of your family’s story and legacy.

About me


“Every session with Kara is truly enjoyable and authentic! I absolutely love how perfectly she captures each milestone and precious memory of our story that I have to look back on.”


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Post House Ballroom Wedding in Dixon, Illinois

Ben and Michael are kind, fun, and incredible clients turned friends. Documenting their wedding day in Dixon (Ben’s hometown) was an honor!

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Family Milestone Studio Session in Kankakee

The Robinson Family visited me at our natural light photography studio for their son Ezra’s one-year milestone session.

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Kinzie Street Engagement in Chicago, Illinois

Get ready for Sidney and Brendan's gorgeous Kinzie Street Bridge and North Avenue Beach engagement photos coming your way!

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“The best decision we made for our wedding was hiring Kara to be our photographer. It was only natural to continue doing milestone sessions with her when my daughter was born. Since then, we have done five sessions; both in the studio and outdoors. Kara is the ultimate package! She does an amazing job at coordinating outfits beforehand, fixing hair/outfits the day off, and making you feel confident in front of the camera. She is welcoming and so easy to talk to. Kara has outstanding patience and incredible eye for details. My only hope is for more people to experience a photo session with her.”

- holly


Chicagoland wedding & family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois