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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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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Engagement sessions of 2021 recap with Kara Evans Photographer - engagement photos in Chicagoland and Kankakee County with Kara Evans.

As the year comes to an end, let’s look back on all of our engagement sessions of 2021! Our 2021 shooting season consisted of twenty engagement sessions alongside many wedding days and next chapter sessions, too. Engagement sessions are a sweet spot in the wedding process and working with our couples. It’s time that we […]

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Ben & Michael's Wrigley Building & North Avenue Beach skyline engagement photos in Chicago with Chicago photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This winter engagement session at the Wrigley Building and along the Chicago skyline was one for the books! Meet Ben and Michael! I met these two this past September after their friends and one of our 2023 couples, Caroline and Cody, shared my work with them. I love it! Ben and Michael’s love story started […]

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The Pantone color of the year 2022 - Very Peri - Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

It’s that time of the year! The Pantone color of the year 2022 is here… Very Peri! Each year, I enjoy taking a look at the Pantone color of the year from a wedding lens, especially as a wedding photographer. I’ll be honest, this year, my first reaction is – not a fan! After I […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois