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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.

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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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Gosh, I don’t know about you, but January and February FLEW BY… How is it already March 1st?! But I’m not complaining, I promise you that – I’ll gladly welcome spring any day now! As we step into March and more sunshine (yay, daylight savings), I’m feeling grateful as I reflect back on the month […]

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Kenzie & Ross's destination wedding at Sandals Ochi in Jamaica with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, where to begin?! Kenzie and Ross’s destination wedding at Sandals Ochi in Jamaica was a DREAM! At the beginning of February, Kyle and I had the honor of traveling to Jamaica to document Kenzie and Ross’s wedding day. We not only documented their wedding day but also got to spend a few extra days […]

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A look at the January 2022 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

Well hello, February! The month of February has started off with a big midwestern snowstorm – it always seems like we get the best snowfalls in late January and throughout February, don’t you think? As we step out of one of the longest months of every year – aka January – I’m thankful for a […]

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Celebrating our Border Collie puppy Jett's second birthday - Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

We’re celebrating our baby boy Jett’s second birthday today! Jett’s birthday this year is spent at Grammy’s house while mom and dad are out for a destination wedding day in Jamaica. We miss our boy (and girl!) but know he’s getting spoiled rotten at his grandparents’ house, as always! In April 2020, Jett joined our […]

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Katelynn & Jamey's winter Hudson Farm wedding day in Urbana, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s here, it’s here – Katelynn and Jamey’s wedding celebration at Hudson Farm! In December 2020, we were honored to photograph & video Katelynn and Jamey’s intimate wedding day surrounded by their closest family and friends. Then in December 2021, we got to do it all again, but this time at Hudson Farm with a […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer's top blog posts of 2021 - photographer top blog posts of the year 2021.

Reflecting on the year of 2021 brings one of my favorite recap blog posts… Looking at which blog posts were ranked the top blog posts of 2021 from throughout the year! A few years ago, I started the tradition of sharing a top blog post of the year recap, and I love it. The Kara […]

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Meredith and Ryan's December Park Ridge Country Club wedding in Park Ridge, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Meredith and Ryan’s winter Park Ridge wedding photos are here! Almost two and a half years and three wedding dates later… Meredith and Ryan are MARRIED! These two shared a romantic (and windy!) winter wedding day in December and celebrated all day long with their loved ones. What an honor to photograph this special day! […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer's recap of the 2021 wedding season throughout Chicago and Chicagoland.

Wedding season number TEN is a wrap! Our 2021 wedding season was a wedding season like no other! Coming out of the 2020 wedding rollercoaster that the wedding industry rode, 2021 was bound to be a busy year, and it was just that… Our busiest year yet with 29 weddings – 12 of which were […]

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

Happy, happy new year to you! I don’t know about you, but I’m genuinely looking forward to 2022. The new year comes like a breath of fresh air. For both you and me, I’m optimistic for a year that’s filled with happiness, health, and the people, places, and things we love most. But before we dive into […]

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Marisa & Kristopher's Hubbard Street and North Avenue Beach engagement photos with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

A couple of weeks ago, I photographed a very special couple! Honored to be sharing Kristopher and Marisa’s engagement photos along Hubbard Street and North Avenue Beach on the blog. Meet my brother-in-law, Kristopher, and his fiancé, Marisa! My husband Kyle is one of four siblings, and Kristopher is his identical twin brother. It’s funny […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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