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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 […]


Holy cow, wedding season number EIGHT is officially a wrap! And whew, what a wedding season it was! We started the year out with our first wedding of the year in January and planned to have a break until spring… What we didn’t plan to experience was a six-month break between weddings (January 25th – […]


Weddings of 2020 Recap

Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer's recap of the 2020 wedding season throughout Chicagoland and Kankakee County.

This was the best last engagement session of 2020! Say hello to Bree and Hans! They found my work this fall after getting engaged – shout out to Lyndsey & Drew and Lauren & Will for sharing our work with this couple! Before we knew it, we were jumping right into planning their Allerton Park […]


December Allerton Park & Retreat Center Engagement in Monticello, Illinois | Bree + Hans

Bree and Hans' December Allerton Park engagement photos in Monticello, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Our 2020 shooting season was packed with engagement sessions and lots of them! TWENTY-SEVEN unique engagement sessions 😍 Season after season and year after year, it’s a joy to photograph engagement sessions. These sessions more often than not are the first time couples have been professionally photographed together. With that comes some nerves, excitement, and lots […]


Engagements of 2020 Recap

Engagement sessions of 2020 recap with Kara Evans Photographer - engagement photos in Chicagoland and Kankakee County with Kara Evans.

Our last wedding day of 2020 was one for the books! You might remember this couple from their fall engagement session a couple of months back. Today, we are so very excited to share Katelynn and Jamey’s rustic and romantic wedding day in St. Joseph on the blog! The Love Story Katelynn and Jamey met […]


Rustic & Romantic December Wedding Day in St. Joseph, Illinois | Katelynn + Jamey

It’s that time of the year! The Pantone color of the year for 2021 is here… But this year, there is not only one color but TWO – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating! Pantone’s announcement of two colors this time around takes me back to 2016 when they announced two colors for the year! It’s true […]


Pantone Color of the Year 2021 – Ultimate Gray & Illuminating | Wedding Wednesday

The Pantone color of the year 2021 - ultimate gray & illuminating - Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Engagement season is upon us, AND I’m loving the engagement sessions I’ve gotten to photograph in the last few weeks! This Chicago skyline engagement session did not disappoint! Meet Kim and Josh! These two met through a coworker and went on a double date for Mexican food (speaking my language!) a little over one year […]


December Chicago Skyline Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Kim + Josh

Kim and Josh's December Chicago skyline engagement session at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Hello December! A new month means another monthly recap about the previous month! I’ll be honest, my November 2020 recap is going to be short and sweet… It was a quieter month for us (nevertheless a good month), but it was quiet and needed and good. Here’s a quick bullet list of some of our […]


November 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

A look at the November 2020 My Life Mondays monthly blog recap with Chicagoland wedding photographer and mentor Kara Evans Photographer.

Right before Thanksgiving, I met up with Ari and Adam in downtown Kankakee on a rainy, dreary day for photos. And you know what? We put that rainy day to shame! We had a blast! When Kyle and I moved to Kankakee County five years ago, I remember meeting Ari in those early days of […]


Rainy Downtown Kankakee Anniversary Session in Kankakee, Illinois | Ari + Adam

Ari and Adam's rainy downtown Kankakee anniversary session in Kankakee, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Over the last year and a half, I’ve been looking forward to photographing Bethany and Jon’s wedding day! And now I have the honor to share their intimate November wedding day at The Standard in Rockford! You might remember these two from their Chicago engagement session (where they first met!) last year. They’re as sweet […]


Intimate November Wedding Day at The Standard in Rockford, Illinois | Bethany + Jon

Bethany and Jon's intimate November wedding day at The Standard in Rockford with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Another fall Chicago engagement session is hitting the blog today! Meet Jessica and Tommy! Jess and I grew up in neighboring towns and have always known of each other – if you’re from a small town, too, then you’ll totally understand that! Back in summer 2019, Jess was a guest at Courtney and Todd’s wedding […]


Fall Lincoln Park & North Avenue Beach Engagement in Chicago, Illinois | Jessica + Tommy

Jessica and Tommy's fall North Avenue Beach engagement photos with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.