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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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Throughout the past year, it has been an honor to work with a number of families… And from photographing past families to new families, I have enjoyed documenting these moments! This year’s family session recap blog post is very near and dear to my heart as my business will be shifting in the new year! When […]

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Families of 2018 Recap

Kara Evans Photographer's recap of 2018 family sessions throughout Central Illinois and Chicagoland.

Each and every time I photograph the Trumble family, I love my time spent with them! Earlier this fall, Ellen reached out to me about setting up a Christmas themed photoshoot for her family – including a vintage truck, Christmas tree, flannel, and more – and I was so excited! I loved seeing Ellen bring […]

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Vintage Truck Holiday Family Photos in Sheldon, Illinois | The Trumble Family

Green truck Christmas family photos in Central Illinois - family holiday photos in bed of vintage truck.

Our sweet niece Sofia is FOUR MONTHS OLD! It truly feels like just yesterday that we were sitting in the hospital waiting room excitedly awaiting her arrival into this world… Now she’s four months old (just over three months old at this fall session though!) and experiencing her first holidays. Life is sweet! For this […]

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Family Photography at Town & County Events in Milford, Illinois | The Diaz Family

November family photos at Town & Country Events in Milford, Illinois - rustic indoor family photos in Central Illinois.

Remember the Wilson family from last year? Well, this family is growing by another little one, and this time it’s a baby BOY! I loved meeting this family for a photo session a few weeks ago. Last time I photographed the three of them, Penny was just one year old, and now she’s going to […]

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Lincoln Memorial Garden Family Photos in Springfield, Illinois | Wilson Family

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Introducing a new little bundle of joy… Rhett Aaron! You probably remember his mommy and daddy from their engagement and wedding photos last year, so of course, it was a joy to see these two this season as new parents with their precious little boy. It’s crazy how much things have changed for this family […]

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Lifestyle Family Session in Gilman, Illinois | The Dietz Family

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This year, I had the honor of photographing eleven families at my fall mini session date. It was a full day of sessions, but I just loved providing photos for each and every one of these families in this season! With rainy + windy weather on the day of the sessions, I opted to move […]

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Town & Country Events Fall Mini Sessions in Milford, Illinois

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They’re back! This is the ninth – yes, I’m pretty sure the ninth (okay, maybe the tenth!) – time I’ve photographed this family. Each year with them gets better and better, and I am thankful they have trusted me and supported my business since the early years! It’s been a true joy to watch their […]

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Iroquois County Family Photos | The DeBolt Family

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Last year I had the honor of photographing some of the Knapp family, and this year, I had the honor of photographing the entire group together. Talk about a joy to see all of them together! We were so thankful for a gorgeous fall evening for these photos… And I love how these photos represent […]

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Iroquois County Family Photos in Watseka, Illinois | The Knapp Family

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Another beautiful family’s photos are on the blog today! Not too long after I moved to Jacksonville for college and called the area my home for a few years, I met the Anderson family through a mutual friend. And I am so thankful for that meeting and connection to this kind, incredible family. I’ve had […]

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Lifestyle Family Session in Springfield, Illinois | The Anderson Family

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Fall is in FULL swing! I first met the Johnson family when my husband and I started attending GatheringPoint Church, and we soon made it our home. This family is the best, so it was a true honor when they asked me to photograph all of them this fall season! On the original date of […]

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Perry Farm Park Family Photos in Bourbonnais, Illinois | The Johnson Family

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