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City Hall Events Wedding Day in Chicago, Illinois | Stephanie & Dan

Happy dancing because Stephanie and Dan’s spring City Hall Events wedding day is here!

You probably remember Steph and Dan from their engagement photos last summer. These two are the most kind, incredible people and everyone that loves them is lucky to have them in their life! We adore this couple and feel honored to share their wedding day on the blog...

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The Kara Evans Photographer Blog

Welcome to the Kara Evans Photographer blog where I share all the things – from love stories and family photography moments to behind the scenes photos and personal life notes & stories. Pour a glass of bubbly and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

Hey, I’m Kara!
Hey, I’m Kara! A wedding and family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois! Whether I’m photographing your wedding day or everyday milestones and memories as a family, this job is my joy.

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Chicagoland and Kankakee County wedding and family photographer Kara Evans Photographer's top blog posts of 2023.

Reflecting on the past year as we welcome the new year always brings one of my favorite recap blog posts… Looking back at which blog posts were ranked the top blog posts of 2023 from throughout the past year! A few years ago, I started the tradition of sharing a top blog post of the […]

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Kankakee County family photographer Kara Evans Photographer's recap of 2023 sessions in Kankakee County, Iroquois County, and Chicagoland.

Throughout the past year, it has been an honor to photograph many families in front of my camera! 2023 was a big year as we officially welcomed family photography back at Kara Evans Photographer. At first glance, you may wonder why my photos span couples, newborns, families, and more instead of focusing on one area, and […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer's recap of the 2023 wedding season throughout Chicago and Chicagoland.

That’s a wrap on wedding season number twelve! Wow, as I type that out, countless memories throughout the past twelve wedding seasons flood my mind… I’ve photographed so many (almost 250!) wedding days, and each couple holds a special place in my heart. What a joy to walk alongside these couples throughout their engagements and […]

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Sarah and Jon's natural light studio anniversary session in Kankakee with Kankakee County photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Loved this cozy anniversary session at the studio! Last year, one of my last weddings of the season was Sarah and Jon’s wedding day. This year, their first anniversary session was one of my last sessions of the year. I love it! Just before Christmas, Sarah and Jon visited me at our natural light studio […]

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Perry Farm maternity session in Bourbonnais for the Pappachan family with Kankakee County family photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

My last outdoor session of the year at Perry Farm did not disappoint! After Nisha found my work online a couple of months ago, she reached out and we started planning their maternity session. What an honor that Nisha and Justin fell in love with my work and would travel to me for photos. This […]

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Chicagoland wedding & family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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