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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 […]


Hey friends! I’m so excited to introduce you to Lauren and Chase! We met up for their Kankakee engagement photos at the start of July, and this session was a DREAM! Not too long ago, I connected with these two through my dear friend (and florist), Michaela. And I’m forever thankful! We hit it off […]


Perry Farm + Downtown Kankakee Engagement Photos in Kankakee, Illinois | Lauren + Chase

Lauren and Chase's Perry Farm and Downtown Kankakee engagement photos in Kankakee, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This was the PERFECT day for fall photos! This year, I had the honor of photographing ten different sessions at my fall mini session date at Perry Farm. It was a very full day of sessions, but I just loved providing photos for each and every one of these families and couples in this season! […]


Fall Mini Sessions at Perry Farm Park in Bradley, Illinois

Fall mini sessions at Perry Farm Park in Bradley, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Eeeek, Jessica and Ashton celebrated their one year wedding anniversary earlier in September. So, of course, it was time for more photos of this couple! Fun Fact – this session marked the fourth (yes 4th!) time I’ve photographed this couple. And it never disappoints! From their first session back in 2017 to engagement photos to […]


Perry Farm Park Anniversary Session in Bourbonnais, Illinois | Jessica + Ashton

Perry Farm Park anniversary photos in Bourbonnais, Illinois with Kankakee wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Fall is in FULL swing! I first met the Johnson family when my husband and I started attending GatheringPoint Church, and we soon made it our home. This family is the best, so it was a true honor when they asked me to photograph all of them this fall season! On the original date of […]


Perry Farm Park Family Photos in Bourbonnais, Illinois | The Johnson Family

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Friends, it is a true honor to photograph couples time and time again. I love my people so very dearly! Weddings, engagements, and anniversary sessions are my favorites. And I love anniversary sessions because I love celebrating marriage… It’s as simple as that. Of course, it’s a joy to catch up and photograph my past […]


Perry Farm Park Anniversary Photos in Bourbonnais, Illinois | CayLee + Ryan

Friends, I love this couple so! Brittany and Braden are truly the best – they are kind, compassionate, and super fun to be around. Brittany is a soon-to-be veterinarian (eeek!), and Braden is a firefighter… So you can bet that we totally have a love for animals, and dogs in particular! Wait until you see […]


Perry Farm Park Engagement | Brittany + Braden

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My husband Kyle and I first met Michaela and Joe at our church – GatheringPoint – in Bourbonnais. From the start, we totally clicked with these two and became fast friends! Backtracking a bit — a few months ago before Kyle was activated to serve in Puerto Rico, Michaela and Joe volunteered for a model […]


Perry Farm Couples Session in Bourbonnais, Illinois | Michaela + Joe

I am beyond honored to share Macy and Brandon’s engagement photos and a little bit of their story with you today on the blog! I’ve known Macy ever since our schools consolidated when we were in grade school/middle school. We’ve played on sports teams together and always known each other throughout our junior high and […]


Perry Farm Engagement in Bourbonnais, Illinois | Macy + Brandon

If you follow my Facebook page, you may remember this couple’s sneak peek of photos And today, I’m sharing a little more of this session + couple’s sweet story on the blog! Travis graduated from Milford High School – the high school Kyle and I graduated from, too – and now, his fiancé Alyson is […]


Perry Farm Engagement in Bourbonnais, Illinois | Alyson + Travis

You probably remember these people – my family – because I ALWAYS share their photos and blog their sessions… They’re my people, so I have to share them with you! I am always convincing these two (well, three if you count my nephew puppy Max) that they need updated family photos for any occasion — sending […]


Perry Farm Park Couples Session in Bourbonnais, Illinois | Alyssa + Sebastian