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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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Reflecting on 2020 and the GOOD things that the year gave us brings me to one of my favorite recap blog posts… Looking back on the top blog posts of 2020! Over the last couple of years, I’ve shared a top blog post of the year recap and loved it, so it’s here to stay! […]

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Top Blog Posts of 2020

Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer's top blog posts of 2020 - photographer top blog posts of the year 2020.

Another year of fall mini sessions is in the books! This year, I had the honor of photographing eleven different sessions at my fall mini session date at Governor Small Memorial Park in Kankakee. I just love this park and walk the dogs there almost daily, so I’ve been getting more and more excited as […]

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Fall Mini Sessions at Governor Small Memorial Park in Kankakee, Illinois

Fall mini sessions at Governor Small Memorial Park in Kankakee, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This was the PERFECT day for fall photos! This year, I had the honor of photographing ten different sessions at my fall mini session date at Perry Farm. It was a very full day of sessions, but I just loved providing photos for each and every one of these families and couples in this season! […]

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Fall Mini Sessions at Perry Farm Park in Bradley, Illinois

Fall mini sessions at Perry Farm Park in Bradley, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This spring, I am so thankful for the colorful scenery we have outside + the beautiful people I have been able to photograph in this season! Last weekend, I had the honor of photographing six families at my spring mini sessions. Mini sessions are limited and only offered 1-2 select dates each year, so they […]

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Spring Mini Sessions 2017 | Watseka, Illinois | Iroquois County Family Photographer

I met Jen in high school when Cissna Park and Milford first co-oped for football! I’m so glad she contacted me to do a fun friends session this fall! It was very cold, but we made it a fun and relaxed session! – Kara

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Jen & Rachel | Best Friends

I can’t believe Ashley has a little one of her own now! My cousins and I were always her “girls” and now she has a little girl, Viola! I was able to photograph Viola at the hospital and at 10 and 12 days old! She is so loved! – Kara

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Viola Joyce | 12 Days Old

The Heeren family was such a fun group to work with and I really enjoyed spending a couple hours photographing everyone! Enjoy! – Kara

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The Heerens | Extended Family

Cierra’s senior session was a lot of fun! Number one, we had a gorgeous girl to work with! Number two, the light and various locations were amazing! I love evening sessions during this time of year when I can play with the golden light while shooting! Cierra – good luck during your senior year!! – […]

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Cierra | Class of 2015

Miss Cora is absolutely adorable and doesn’t mind playing dress up one bit! Last weekend, I met Cora’s parents and grandma for her seven month old session. We had pumpkins that she absolutely loved!! I can tell this little lady already loves fall! Enjoy a few favorites from this cutie’s session! – Kara P.S. Yes, the bucket […]

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Cora | 7 Months Old

I photographed Chloe when she was just three months old and they were visiting Illinois from their home in Canada. Chloe is now ONE! I loved photographing this milestone! Isn’t she adorable? – Kara

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Chloe | One Year Old