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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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Happy dancing over here! Dina and Adonis’ snowy Lincoln Park engagement photos were my first engagement photos of the new year, and this session did not disappoint! Meet Dina and Adonis! I connected with these two back in December after they got engaged and started planning engagement photos in Chicago. Their story goes back to summer […]

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Snowy Lincoln Park Engagement Photos in Chicago, Illinois | Dina + Adonis

Dina and Adonis' snowy winter Lincoln Park engagement photos in Chicago with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This was the best last engagement session of 2020! Say hello to Bree and Hans! They found my work this fall after getting engaged – shout out to Lyndsey & Drew and Lauren & Will for sharing our work with this couple! Before we knew it, we were jumping right into planning their Allerton Park […]

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December Allerton Park & Retreat Center Engagement in Monticello, Illinois | Bree + Hans

Bree and Hans' December Allerton Park engagement photos in Monticello, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Our 2020 shooting season was packed with engagement sessions and lots of them! TWENTY-SEVEN unique engagement sessions 😍 Season after season and year after year, it’s a joy to photograph engagement sessions. These sessions more often than not are the first time couples have been professionally photographed together. With that comes some nerves, excitement, and lots […]

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Engagements of 2020 Recap

Engagement sessions of 2020 recap with Kara Evans Photographer - engagement photos in Chicagoland and Kankakee County with Kara Evans.

Engagement season is upon us, AND I’m loving the engagement sessions I’ve gotten to photograph in the last few weeks! This Chicago skyline engagement session did not disappoint! Meet Kim and Josh! These two met through a coworker and went on a double date for Mexican food (speaking my language!) a little over one year […]

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December Chicago Skyline Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Kim + Josh

Kim and Josh's December Chicago skyline engagement session at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Right before Thanksgiving, I met up with Ari and Adam in downtown Kankakee on a rainy, dreary day for photos. And you know what? We put that rainy day to shame! We had a blast! When Kyle and I moved to Kankakee County five years ago, I remember meeting Ari in those early days of […]

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Rainy Downtown Kankakee Anniversary Session in Kankakee, Illinois | Ari + Adam

Ari and Adam's rainy downtown Kankakee anniversary session in Kankakee, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Another fall Chicago engagement session is hitting the blog today! Meet Jessica and Tommy! Jess and I grew up in neighboring towns and have always known of each other – if you’re from a small town, too, then you’ll totally understand that! Back in summer 2019, Jess was a guest at Courtney and Todd’s wedding […]

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Fall Lincoln Park & North Avenue Beach Engagement in Chicago, Illinois | Jessica + Tommy

Jessica and Tommy's fall North Avenue Beach engagement photos with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Gosh, I’m still gushing over this museum campus couples session, and it was two weeks ago! Meet Jade and Cahontas! Jade was the maid of honor at Sarah and Gene’s wedding last year, and I’ve adored her since meeting that day. Earlier this year, we reconnected and started planning a session for Jade and her […]

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Sunset Museum Campus Couples Session in Chicago, Illinois | Jade + Cahontas

Jade and Cahontas' sunset Museum Campus couples session in Chicago, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I’m excited to share Morgan and Joe’s fall Kankakee County engagement photos on the blog! I connected with these two in October right after they got engaged. Morgan was familiar with my work from past friends that I’ve photographed over the years, and I just love that! It really is a small world! Two years […]

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November Kankakee County Engagement Photos in Bourbonnais, Illinois | Morgan + Joe

Morgan and Joe's November Kankakee County engagement photos in Bourbonnais, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I love this couple and their engagement photos! I’m excited to introduce you to Beth and Brad and share their Museum Campus engagement session today! Beth and Brad met online and after a fun, comfortable first date in the South Loop, they were inseparable. This past spring, they purchased their first home together. Then, Brad […]

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South Loop & Museum Campus Engagement Photos in Chicago, Illinois | Beth + Brad

Beth and Brad's south loop and Museum Campus engagement photos in Chicago, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Love, love, loved this fall Cantigny Park engagement photo session! Meet Kali and Trace! I connected with this couple through a few of my past Iroquois County wedding days with their mutual friends. In moments like this, I love that I grew up in a small town and area and love making connections with people […]

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Fall Cantigny Park Engagement Photos in Wheaton, Illinois | Kali + Trace

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