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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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Hey friends! I’m so excited to introduce you to Lauren and Chase! We met up for their Kankakee engagement photos at the start of July, and this session was a DREAM! Not too long ago, I connected with these two through my dear friend (and florist), Michaela. And I’m forever thankful! We hit it off […]

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Perry Farm + Downtown Kankakee Engagement Photos in Kankakee, Illinois | Lauren + Chase

Lauren and Chase's Perry Farm and Downtown Kankakee engagement photos in Kankakee, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

More engagement photos are here! I loved meeting up with Holly and Kolton for their Iroquois County engagement photos! These two have been together for over eight years! They met and started dating in high school, and after some ups and downs over the early years, they’ve grown together into a wonderful relationship. Earlier this […]

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Summer Iroquois County Engagement Photos in Clifton, Illinois | Holly + Kolton

Holly and Kolton's summer Iroquois County engagement photos in Clifton, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I loved meeting up with Kennedy and Zach for their summer anniversary session while they were here visiting from Colorado! Marriage deserves to be celebrated day after day, month after month, and year after year! I keep saying it, but really, anniversary sessions are my very favorite! Remember this couple from their two-year summer anniversary […]

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Romantic Summer Anniversary Session in Green Valley, Illinois | Kennedy + Zach

Kennedy and Zach's romantic summer anniversary session in Green Valley, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s a joy to introduce you to Taylor and Karl today! I met these two for their downtown Frankfort engagement photos a few weeks ago, and the summer evening did not disappoint! Several months ago, these two found my work online through a Google search around their venue. I’ll always be thankful for that! They […]

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Downtown Frankfort Engagement Photos in Frankfort, Illinois | Taylor + Karl

Taylor and Karl's downtown Frankfort engagement photos in Frankfort, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Summer engagement sessions are in full swing! And I loved this Kankakee County engagement session! Meet Katherine and Tyler! Three years ago, Katherine and Tyler met at a wedding and hit it off from the start. And after dating long distance for a year, Katherine made the move from New York to Illinois to be […]

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Kankakee County Engagement Session in Momence, Illinois | Katherine + Tyler

Katherine and Tyler's Kankakee County engagement session in Momence, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Friends, this University of Chicago engagement session was a DREAM! And it’s sooo good to be back out photographing sessions! I’m happy to introduce you to Jenny and Colin! These two are college sweethearts! They met during Jenny’s freshman year and Colin’s sophomore year at Mizzou and have been together ever since. Coming up on […]

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University of Chicago Summer Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Jenny + Colin

Jenny and Colin's summer University of Chicago engagement photos with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Friends, you know I just LOVE anniversary sessions! And this summer anniversary session was no exception especially since it was my first session back after having to take a break from shooting due to coronavirus. I’ve known Shelby over the years as we went to high school in neighboring towns. Last May, Shelby and Tyler […]

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Summer Anniversary Session in Onarga, Illinois | Shelby + Tyler

Shelby and Tyler's summer anniversary session in Onarga, Illinios with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

The year of 2019 was full of engagement sessions! Twenty-two to be exact 😍 Season after season and year after year, it’s a joy to photograph many engagement sessions. These sessions often mark the first time couples have been professionally photographed together. They’re my favorite! And from city views to riverwalks to forest preserves to […]

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Engagements of 2019 Recap

Engagements of 2019 recap with Kara Evans Photographer - engagement photos in Chicagoland and Central Illinois with Kara Evans.

Snow, snow, SNOW! This snowy Newfields engagement session at the Indianapolis Museum of Art was one for the books… And this session marked my very last session of 2019! You might remember Jori as a maid of honor in Brittany + John’s wedding. She’s a sweetie, and I was giddy as soon as I saw […]

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Newfields Snowy Engagement Session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Jori + Matt

Jori and Matt's snowy Newfields engagement session at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis with Chicagolang photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Snow sessions are in FULL swing! After a week of snow on the ground before Christmas, I couldn’t be happier that my scheduled sessions were lucky enough to be snow sessions. In early December, these two shared a wonderful trip to Punta Cana where they celebrated 25 years of marriage – I love it! Then […]

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Winter Anniversary Session in Watseka, Illinois | Nancy + Joel

Nancy and Joel's winter anniversary session in Watseka, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.