kara evans

Writing to you from my pink desk chair in my very own little corner of the world (aka my home office)...

Welcome to the Kara Evans Photographer blog where I share all the things - from love stories and encouragement for creatives to behind the scenes photos and life with our pups.

Kick off your shoes and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

I’m Kara.
When I'm not photographing weddings, you can usually find me in my home office with snuggly puppies at my feet! Grab a drink (a cup of decaf, mojito, or a glass of rosé if you're like me), kick up your feet, and stay awhile!
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Bree and Hans' modern elegant iHotel wedding day in Champaign, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Bree and Hans’ modern elegant iHotel wedding day is new on the blog today! You might remember these two from their stunning winter engagement session. They are such a fun couple, and it was an honor to photograph their big day! From the Bride My grandma Carlene actually introduced me to Hans. She was begging […]

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A photographer's advice for responding to RSVPs + wedding RSVP etiquette with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

On this Wedding Wednesday, we’re focusing on wedding RSVP etiquette! I’ll be the first to say it – Wedding RSVP etiquette can be a tricky, stressful topic for many couples. All too often, I hear of couple’s stress and frustration over RSVPs for their wedding day… Late responses, NO response from some, guests adding people […]

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Janet and Michael's colorful summer backyard wedding in Bourbonnais, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

I’m so excited to share Janet and Michael’s super fun backyard wedding in Bourbonnais on the blog! Gosh, this couple is just so fun and easy-going, and we’re thankful we could serve them on their wedding day! From the Bride Throughout the first 3 months where we were just talking on the phone and texting […]

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A look at the August 2021 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

Hello September! We’re officially to that point in the year where I’m sad to see summer slipping away, especially as August came to a close what seems like so quickly. Summer is my very favorite season and there never seems to be enough of it! Speaking of August, the month flew by once again… Here are […]

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Gabby and Andrew's summer engagement photos in Yorkville, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Meet Gabby and Andrew! These two are one of our couples that’s getting married in 2022! We’re oh so excited to photograph their wedding day and happy to share their Yorkville engagement session on the blog! Gabby and Andrew’s story goes back almost six years. They met when Andrew was a band director at a […]

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Samantha and Mitchell's summer wedding at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Summer weddings have been in full swing – all summer long! We’re excited to share more about Samantha and Mitchell’s summer wedding at Avalon Manor! You might remember Samantha and Mitchell from their Kankakee County engagement session last summer. These two are super sweet and meant to be together – plus, don’t you know that […]

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Daniela and Andrew's romantic August wedding at The Mora Farm in Waterman, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Yay, Daniela and Andrew’s romantic August wedding at The Mora Farm is on the blog today! I connected with Daniela and Andrew at the start of 2020 after they got engaged. One of our amazing past couples, Kristin and David, shared our work with Daniela and Andrew… And it’s so fun that Andrew was in […]

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Advice for planning stress-free family formal photos on your wedding day with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Today, we’re talking all about planning stress-free family formal photos on your wedding day! Wedding days are almost always the first time I meet the family members of our couples. I love this aspect of wedding days because it’s an honor to meet the people that have encouraged, supported, and loved our couples throughout the […]

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Summer Town & Country Events wedding day in Milford, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Get ready for a gorgeous wedding day at Town & Country Events! At the end of July, Kali and Trace shared a gorgeous wedding day at Town & Country Events in Milford. You might remember these two from their engagement session last fall. This couple is kind, fun, and they have the best loved ones […]

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Kelsey and Justin's classic summer Gaslite Manor Banquets wedding in Aurora with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s time to celebrate Kelsey and Justin again! These two were married last summer at an intimate wedding ceremony with their closest family members and friends present. This year, they got to do it all again – but bigger – with their loved ones at Gaslite Manor Banquets! It’s been an honor to photograph both […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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