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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 […]

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Meet Erin and Matt – the soon-to-be newlyweds later this year! I loved meeting these two for their downtown Springfield engagement session in early September. These two met a couple of years ago at a bar. Matt was singing karaoke, and they met after he finished singing. They didn’t exchange numbers that night, so it […]

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Downtown Springfield Engagement Session in Springfield, Illinois | Erin + Matt

Erin and Matt's downtown Springfield engagement session in Springfield, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

September engagement sessions like this Chicago skyline engagement session are in full swing! Meet Kait and David 😍 These two first found me through the Knot and reached out to me several years ago before deciding to push their wedding to after David finished medical school… As soon as we started talking back then AND […]

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Downtown Chicago Skyline Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Kait + David

Kait and David's downtown Chicago skyline engagement session in Chicago, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Photos with this crew are becoming an annual tradition, and to be honest, I’m LOVING that! You might remember Kylie, Jon, and their puppy Willa from their couples session last summer. A couple of months after their wedding in spring 2019, they adopted Willa, so of course photos were a must to document a fun […]

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Downtown Milford Summer Anniversary Session in Milford, Illinois | Kylie + Jon

Kylie and Jon's downtown Milford summer anniversary session in Milford, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Still gushing over this summer sunflower engagement session with Daniela and Andrew! Meet Daniela and Andrew! I had the honor of working with Andrew as a wedding party member at Kristin and David’s wedding back in 2017, so when Daniela and Andrew got engaged and reached out to me, I was thrilled! So how did […]

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Sunflower Engagement Photos at Proclamation Flowers in Wilmington, Illinois | Daniela + Andrew

Daniela and Andrew's sunflower engagement photos at Proclamation Flowers with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This summer Kankakee County engagement session with Samantha and Mitchell was one for the books! I connected with this couple this spring as they started planning their August 2021 wedding all thanks to a Google search. I LOVE IT! Over the last few months, we’ve been eagerly awaiting their August engagement session. And I absolutely […]

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Summer Kankakee County Engagement Session in Bourbonnais, IL | Samantha + Mitchell

Samantha and Mitchell's summer Kankakee County engagement session with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I’m so excited to share Michelle and Derek’s engagement photos at Lincoln Park and the Chicago skyline! Meet Michelle and Derek! These two met through their best friends that are currently engaged, too, and have been together since. Back in February, Michelle and Derek took a trip to Tuscon, Arizona to visit family. Michelle thought […]

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Downtown Chicago Skyline Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Michelle + Derek

Michelle and Derek's engagement photos at Lincoln Park and the Chicago skyline with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I always love summer engagement sessions, so you better bet Nicole and Bradley’s summer Cantigny Park engagement photos did not disappoint! Meet Nicole and Brad! These two got a second chance at love after knowing each other for years and coming back together a couple of years ago. At the start of 2020, they closed […]

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Cantigny Park Engagement Photos in Wheaton, Illinois | Nicole + Bradley

Nicole and Bradley's summer Cantigny Park engagement photos in Wheaton, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It was so good to be back in the heart of downtown Chicago for Erin and Johnny’s summer museum campus engagement photos this July! Meet Erin and Johnny! Their story goes back to high school where they met and starting dating their senior year before college. Then, after deciding to spend a little time apart […]

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Summer Museum Campus Engagement Photos in Chicago, Illinois | Erin + Johnny

Erin and Johnny's summer Museum Campus engagement photos in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I’m still gushing over this summer Kankakee River anniversary session! Lyndsey and Drew were one of my 2018 couples! See their engagement photos here and wedding photos here. I adore these two. They have hearts of gold, are some of the kindest people you’ll ever meet, and they know how to have fun! Drew returned […]

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Summer Kankakee River Anniversary Photos in Kankakee, Illinois | Lyndsey + Drew

Lyndsey and Drew's summer Kankakee River anniversary photos in Kankakee, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I just loved meeting up with Melissa and Adam for their Lake Ellyn engagement photos in early July – summer engagement sessions are my jam! A few months back, Melissa and Adam jumped into wedding planning and found my work through another one of our past #karaevanscouples, Brittany and Nic. Small world – Melissa and […]

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Lake Ellyn Engagement Photos in Glen Ellyn, Illinois | Melissa + Adam

Melissa and Adam's Lake Ellyn engagement photos in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.