kara evans

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!

I’m Kara.
When I'm not photographing weddings, you can usually find me in my home office with snuggly puppies at my feet! Grab a drink (a cup of decaf, mojito, or a glass of rosé if you're like me), kick up your feet, and stay awhile!
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Catherine & Garrett's Anheuser-Busch and Clayton Plaza Hotel wedding in St. Louis with Chicagoland photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Catherine and Garrett’s fall wedding day brought us to St. Louis! We loved their Anheuser-Busch and Clayton Plaza Hotel wedding celebration – it was perfect for this amazing couple! You could truly feel the love between these two and for these two ALL DAY LONG, and we loved that! From the Couple We met at […]

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Julie and Paul's romantic Kimpton Gray wedding day in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Julie and Paul’s wedding day… Take two! Last October, we celebrated Julie and Paul’s intimate wedding day. This October, we celebrated their love again surrounded by their family and friends at the Kimpton Gray. We truly adore this couple! From the Couple My aunt introduced us 7 years ago… I knew he was the one […]

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Another fall engagement session is hitting the blog today! A few weeks ago,  I met up with Kayla and Brandon at the Naperville Riverwalk for their fall engagement photos. Kayla and Brandon met four years ago online while they were both living in Chicagoland. They moved in together three years ago, bought a house together […]

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Fall mini sessions at the natural light Studio 388 owned by Kara Evans Photographer in Kankakee, Illinois.

Another year of fall mini sessions is in the books, but this time around they were at our new studio, Studio 388, in Kankakee! This year (and same as last year!), I had the honor of photographing eleven mini sessions at our natural light Kankakee studio. We were bummed to have to move indoors since […]

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Jess and Dmarte's downtown Geneva and Fabyan Forest Preserve engagement with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This summer girl is in love with the fall colors! Meet Jess and Dmarte – we met up in Geneva for their fall engagement photos a few weeks back! Jess and Dmarte met on Instagram around two and a half years ago. A few weeks later, they went on their first date to a local […]

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Natalie and Colin's fall Logan Square engagement photos in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Fall FINALLY showed up… A little later than usual but beautiful nonetheless! I loved meeting up with Natalie and Colin in their neighborhood, Logan Square, for engagement photos a few weeks ago! Natalie and Colin are high school sweethearts – my heart! They fell in love in the summer of 2013, and Colin asked Natalie […]

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A photographer's advice for investing in the wedding bouquet with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

On this Wedding Wednesday, we are talking about investing in the wedding bouquet! It’s true, and I’m just going to say it… Weddings can be very expensive, and there are undoubtedly many expenses to budget for when it comes to wedding planning! As the planning process begins, a budget is put into place. Then, couples […]

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Caroline and Cody's fall Linne Woods engagement in Morton Grove, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Fall engagement sessions are happening right and left! Meet Caroline and Cody – we met a few weeks ago at Linne Woods for engagement photos and had a blast! I first met Caroline just over three years ago at Hannah and Steve’s wedding where she was a bridesmaid. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say […]

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

Hello November! This year is just flying by… The past month of October brought a busy month of shooting weddings and fall photo sessions amidst beautiful fall colors. The fall colors arrived a little later than usual but when they finally showed up, they showed off! Here are some highlights from our month of October! […]

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Jess & Tommy's fall Epiphany Farms Estate wedding day in Downs, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Yay, Jess and Tommy’s fall wedding day Epiphany Farms Estate is hitting the blog today! Jessica and Tommy are two of the most down-to-earth people. They’re kind, so caring for those around them, and the perfect match for each other. Their Epiphany Farms Estate wedding day was a day we won’t soon forget! From the […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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