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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Annie and Virgil's wedding at The Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Kentucky with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

A beautiful wedding day at The Seelbach is making its way to the blog! I’m thrilled to share more about Annie and Virgil’s wedding day today! If you’ve been around here for very long, then you probably know that my husband is a production brewer at Brickstone Brewery during the week and a wedding photographer/videographer […]

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Stephanie and Dan's spring City Hall Events wedding in Chicago with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Happy dancing because Stephanie and Dan’s spring City Hall Events wedding day is here! You probably remember Steph and Dan from their engagement photos last summer. These two are the most kind, incredible people and everyone that loves them is lucky to have them in their life! We adore this couple and feel honored to […]

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

It’s June 7th, so that means we’re celebrating our wedding anniversary today! We’ve been married eight years today, wow! It feels like just yesterday that we got married but at the same time it feels like more than eight years… Our wedding day was a cloudy 70-something degree day – June 7, 2014. What I […]

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My favorite month is here – hello June!  As I looked back on the last month, I noticed that my camera roll from May was lacking photos but that just tells me that we had a good month of being in the moment.  Here are some highlights from our month of May! Celebrating Georgie’s seventh […]

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Makenzie and Ashton's spring engagement photos in Kankakee, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

A couple of weeks ago, Makenzie and Ashton traveled to the Kankakee area for their engagement photos. What a gorgeous evening of photo taking with these two! At the beginning of 2022, Makenzie reached out after getting engaged. She came across our work at her cousin’s wedding (shout out to Kali & Trace) last summer. […]

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Diana & Osmund's spring Museum Campus engagement photos in Chicago with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I’m still obsessing over Diana and Osmund’s spring Museum Campus engagement session… All the heart eyes over here! Meet Diana and Osmund! They found my work on Instagram last fall and are planning their wedding for August 2022. We’re eager to document their wedding day with both photo & video! Diana and Osmund have known […]

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Allye & Grant's downtown engagement session in Springfield, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

More spring engagement photos are hitting the blog today! Meet Allye & Grant – I loved their downtown Springfield engagement session a few weeks back! Allye and I have Illinois College to thank for our connection over wedding photography and videography. We both went to Illinois College and she’s been following my work since we […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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