Writing to you from my pink desk chair in my very own little corner of the world (aka my home office)...

Welcome to the Kara Evans Photographer blog where I share all the things - from love stories and encouragement for creatives to behind the scenes photos and life with our pups.

Kick off your shoes and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

featured wedding

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 […]

READ THIS BLOG POST

In the middle of what’s likely our busiest wedding season ever, I’m thankful for the moments – and the people and the stories – that force me to pause. These moments help me to feel so much gratitude and joy. Today, I’m honored to share Hannah and Collin’s engagement photos at Allerton Park & Retreat […]

COUPLES

Summer Engagement Photos at Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois | Hannah + Collin

Hannah and Collin's summer engagement photos at Allerton Park in Monticello, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Oh my goodness, Taylor and Karl’s Ruffled Feathers Golf Club wedding day was one for the books! We adore this couple and are so excited to share more about this couple and their wedding day on the blog! From the Bride Karl and I have been together for over 11 years, yes, high school sweethearts! […]

WEDDING

May Ruffled Feathers Golf Club Wedding Day in Lemont, Illinois | Taylor + Karl

Taylor and Karl's May Ruffled Feathers Golf Club wedding day in Lemont, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s Wedding Wednesday! Today, I’m sharing a helpful checklist of things couples forget on their wedding days. Yes, it happens, the couple makes list after list to ensure that everything is taken care of on their wedding day… BUT, then the seemingly inevitable happens, and they realize they’ve forgotten to bring something or do something! […]

WEDDING

A Checklist of Things Couples Forget on Their Wedding Days | Wedding Wednesday

A checklist of things couples forget on their wedding days - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Summertime sessions (and weddings!) are in full swing – I’m excited to share a beautiful Hickory Creek Forest Preserve engagement session today! Meet Jen and Tom! Their story goes back a couple of years when they met online over the holidays and went out for happy hour drinks. Then, this past winter, Tom surprised Jen […]

COUPLES

Hickory Creek Forest Preserve Engagement Session in Mokena, Illinois | Jen + Tom

Jen and Tom's Hickory Creek Forest Preserve engagement session in Mokena with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy, happy June to you! The month of June is my favorite… It marks our anniversary AND the official start of summer – it doesn’t get better than that! Looking back on the month of May, our spring season in business really kicked off! Here are some highlights from our last month!  Celebrating Georgie’s sixth birthday Visiting […]

PERSONAL

May 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the April 2021 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

Today, June 7th, we celebrate our wedding anniversary! It’s somewhat hard to believe it’s been SEVEN YEARS already! And every anniversary, I find myself saying I can’t believe it’s been “this many” years… Our wedding day was a cloudy 70-something degree day – June 7, 2014. What I don’t remember? I don’t remember stressing over […]

PERSONAL

Our Seventh Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary and looking back on the last year with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Claudia and Steven’s Lincoln Park and North Avenue Beach engagement photos are hitting the blog today! These two have been together for over five and a half years. They met while working retail and have been together ever since! They love to spend time together watching funny shows, going on adventures, and laughing together. Earlier […]

COUPLES

Lincoln Park & North Avenue Beach Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Claudia + Steven

Claudia and Steven's Lincoln Park & North Avenue Beach engagement session with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Should we have a first look? It’s the question many couples ask themselves as they start planning their wedding days… And today, I hope to share a little insight about first looks from a wedding photographer’s perspective! But before I go any further with this blog post, I want you to know that I love […]

WEDDING

Should we have a first look? | Wedding Wednesday

Should we have a first look on our wedding day? - wedding advice with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Beth and Brad’s spring Lake Geneva wedding at the Grand Geneva was one for the books! We adore this couple and were thankful to document their wedding day with both photo and video!! I met these two last fall after another one of our brides, Daniela, connected us. I’m forever thankful for that connection and […]

WEDDING

Spring Grand Geneva Wedding Day in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin | Beth + Brad

Spring Grand Geneva Lake Geneva wedding day in Wisconsin with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, friends, it’s already MAY! As I reflect on the past month of April, I’m thankful we had some beautiful spring days, so many walks with the puppies, and that we enjoyed sunshine, sweet sunshine. The month of April marked the Easter holiday, jumping into our spring wedding days, and many spring sessions, too. Here are […]

PERSONAL

April 2021 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the April 2021 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.