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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Shelby & Tim's riverwalk and Milton Lee Olive Park engagement photos in Chicago with Chicago wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Spring engagement sesions are in full swing, and I’m loving it. This riverwalk and Milton Lee Olive Park engagement is one for the books! Meet Shelby & Tim! These two found my work through a friend on Instagram last year, and we hit it off from the start. They’ve been together for five years and […]

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

Photos from spring mini sessions at our studio, Studio 388, in Kankakee are here! This spring, I had the honor of photographing five mini sessions at our natural light Kankakee studio. I loved styling a neutral setup with white linens & textures, greenery, fresh plants, and our new studio loveseat. Channeling my creativity and love […]

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Happy May to you! I’m writing to you from my home office while the spring sunshine peeks through the windows… Gosh, it feels so good to welcome spring! It’s the beginning of a new month so you guessed it – I’m back to share a little life and business that’s been happening over the last […]

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Celebrating our Wright-Way rescue dog Georgie's 7th birthday behind the scenes with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Today we’re celebrating our Georgie girl’s SEVENTH birthday! Kyle and I both agree that Georgie was the best surprise of our life. We went and met our rescue puppy on a whim, and if you know, you know… It’s nearly impossible to meet a sweet puppy and not bring them home. We love our girl […]

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Holly and Kolton's studio couples photo session in Kankakee at natural light Studio 388 with Kara Evans Photographer.

Two familiar faces are back on the blog with photos at the studio today – say hello Holly & Kolton once again! These past few months have been filled with studio sessions at our natural light photography studio in downtown Kankakee. Having the space as a home base makes my heart so happy, and I […]

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Neiry & Tyler's spring Milton Lee Olive Park engagement photos in Chicago, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Meet Neiry and Tyler! A couple of weeks ago we met up for engagement photos at Milton Lee Olive Park, and it was a blast! I connected with Neiry and Tyler last year through our friends, Joe and Michaela. We hit it off from the start, and we’re looking forward to documenting their fall wedding […]

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Andrea & Zach's wedding at The BRIX on the Fox in Carpentersville, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Andrea and Zach’s wedding day at The BRIX is here! There aren’t enough words to describe the love we have for Andrea & Zach. There truly isn’t a more fun-loving, compassionate couple that loves as deeply as these two do. We’re thrilled to share more about their wedding day on the blog! From The Couple […]

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Well hello, April!  We’re flipping the calendar on another month of 2022, wow! I don’t know about you, but spring is the breath of fresh air I’ve been waiting for after winter. And spring means planting our garden, loads of sunshine, and countless walks with the puppies… I’m here for it! As we jump into […]

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Jen and Tom's winter wedding at CD&ME in Frankfort, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

The month of February brought not only one but two wedding days! After photographing our first wedding of the year in Jamaica, we headed back to Chicagoland and photographed Jen and Tom’s wedding day next. Gosh, we’re still gushing over their winter wedding day at CD&ME in Frankfort that was nothing short of AMAZING! Last […]

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Editorial studio styled shoot at natural light photo Studio 388 in Kankakee with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

The first-ever styled shoot (of hopefully many!) at our photography studio took place just one week ago. We loved bringing all the editorial vibes to our natural light studio in Downtown Kankakee with an amazingly talented all-female vendor team! Have you ever experienced being in a room with like-minded people that drive each other’s creativity, […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois