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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Ashley and John's fall Cantigny Park engagement photos in Wheaton, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This summer girl is falling in love with fall once again! I’m excited to share Ashley and John’s fall engagement photos at a Chicagoland gem – Cantigny Park! Meet Ashley and John! These two met on a dating app a few years ago. Last winter, John surprised Ashley by proposing in downtown Naperville. Ashley thought […]

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Annie and Virgil's Goose Island Barrel House engagement photos in Chicago with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

October has been a fun month of sessions and weddings that are taking us to new places! A few weeks ago, I met up with one of our 2022 couples, Annie and Virgil, at the Goose Island Barrel House for their engagement photos. If you’ve been around here long enough, then you that my husband […]

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Romantic boho Eaglewood Resort & Spa wedding in Itasca, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s an honor to share Jessica and Mike’s romantic Eaglewood Resort wedding day today! We’ve been patiently waiting for this wedding day since Jessica and Mike got engaged in May 2019… After a two-year engagement (see their engagement session here) and postponing their wedding day, these two have definitely jumped through hoops and done it […]

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CayLee and Ryan's anniversary session at Perry Farm in Bourbonnais with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, five years! CayLee and Ryan are one of my very favorite couples that I’ve been photographing over the years. And this year, they’re celebrating five married years! So you know what that means… Anniversary session time! Over the past seven years, I’ve had the honor to photograph CayLee and Ryan. From their engagement photos […]

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Morgan and Joe's fall Northfield Inn wedding in Springfield, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Morgan and Joe’s wedidng day showed the first signs of fall in the light and trees! They were blessed with a beautiful September day for their wedding at Trinity Lutheran and the Northfield Inn in Springfield. We’re excited to share more about their day on the blog! From the Couple Morgan and Joe met at mutual […]

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Why you should consider an unplugged wedding ceremony with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

Oh hey, it’s me Kara again with more Wedding Wednesday advice! Let’s jump in and talk all about why you should consider an unplugged wedding ceremony! We’ve all seen the horrifying wedding ceremony photos floating around on the internet… Guests standing to get a better angle while holding their cameras + cell phones, guests standing […]

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Bre and Sean's fall downtown Crown Point engagement in Crown Point, IN with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Meet Bre and Sean! We met up a couple of weeks ago for their fall engagement photos in Crown Point, Indiana and had a blast! Their story goes back to meeting in college. Sean’s sister was in Bre’s nursing class. She told Bre that they would be perfect for each other, and the rest is […]

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Jill and Ryan's elegant Loyola University & Chicago History Museum wedding day with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, wow, WOW! It’s been a few weeks and we are still over the moon about Jill and Ryan’s wedding amazing day at Loyola University and the Chicago History Museum! A two-year engagement, one wedding postponement, and a whole lot of love went into this wedding day! Fun story – my relationship with Jill and […]

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

Happy October! It’s officially fall and my birthday month, yay! The month of September was a whirlwind of weddings, sessions, and life, but we’re embracing it! After last year being turned upside down, we’re leaning in and embracing this busy year of more weddings than usual. You better bet we’ll rest and recharge this winter! […]

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Andrea and Zach's September Perry Farm engagement in Bourbonnais, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

We’re starting to feel all the fall vibes, and fall engagement photos are in full swing around here! And today I’m sharing engagement photos at one of my favorite local spots – Perry Farm! Meet Andrea and Zach! These two met three years ago through their jobs in the agriculture industry. After meeting, they both knew […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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