kara evans

It all started in my college dorm room...

That's where the magic of becoming a wedding photographer began 10 wedding seasons and almost 200 weddings ago!

From packaging welcome gifts and emailing couples to planning timelines and prepping my gear in that tiny shared room… Oh, and I can't forget taking consults in between comm classes and editing weddings weekend after weekend. That’s where the magic all started. 

ONCE UPON A TIME

From my college dorm room to my funky home office...

When my sister got engaged and I invested in my first camera, I started to experience the joy of documenting love stories as I photographed her engagement session - my very first session.

After that? Wedding photography kinda became my thing!

Looking back, I was always that little girl who loved to play dress-up and flip through wedding albums, so it all makes sense that this is what I get to call my job and my joy... These days, you'll often find me in my pink office chair editing photos while wearing yoga pants and a graphic tee with two snuggly little puppies at my feet! 

It's true when I say that I channel my obsession for all things weddings into photographing and loving on couples like you in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Oh yes, celebrating marriage alongside couples is my jam, too! And if one thing is for sure, it’s this… Our couples are the best people ever. It might sound cheesy, but it's just the honest truth!

SUPER FUN
FACTS

take a look at my life behind-the-scenes!

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My husband Kyle and I are high school sweethearts and have been together for 12 years - cue the heart eyes! He's also our wedding videographer!

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I own more graphic tees and pairs of yoga pants than I should really admit.

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 I’m a type 2 on the Enneagram - the helper.

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I’m utterly obsessed with our pups Georgie + Jett.

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Kyle and I started gardening in the summertime after a few years of marriage and love our little backyard garden dearly.

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I could spell Czechoslovakia at a freakishly young age. Thanks, Grandma!

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I love having my nails painted at all times - no chip at-home manis for the win!

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My hubby and I first discovered mojitos on our Puerto Rican honeymoon… And we’ve been hooked ever since - we even grow tons of mint in our garden!

DID WE JUST BECOME BEST FRIENDS?!

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

@karaevansphotog