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.

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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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Friends, I am so happy to share this anniversary session with you on the blog today! Last year, I participated in an online fundraiser with The Big Picture Project and donated a Portraits for Change Session… Fast forward to the end of the fundraiser, and I was SO thankful to have not only have been […]

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Today’s session blog post features many familiar faces… Do you remember the Hesterbergs?! Over the past two years, you’ve seen a lot of these sweet people. From their big family session, to two engagement sessions, and both of their wedding days (Brittany + Luke and then Logan + Josiah), I have LOVED photographing these four […]

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Tomorrow, Kyle and I will celebrate our second year of marriage! The past year has been filled with a lot of life moments, but mostly it’s been filled with lots of love…  We’ve photographed many weddings, adopted a puppy, traveled for the first time out of the country (well, really two countries… Mexico and Colombia), moved out of […]

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As my husband Kyle and I near our 2nd wedding anniversary in a few weeks, I have started thinking a lot about anniversary traditions, and then it sparked a “Wedding Wednesday” post! To me, the best “gift” is always spending time with one another, but I would be lying if I told you that even […]

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On October 30, 2015, my sister Alyssa and brother-in-law Sebastian celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. This anniversary, though, was like no other they shared before… This anniversary they renewed their wedding vows. Over the past five years of my sister’s marriage, and even before while they dated and enjoyed their engagement, I have come to […]

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Yesterday, my husband Kyle and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary! What a year it has been! Our first anniversary was a busy day for the both of us, as it was last year, too! After drill, we enjoyed the evening and dinner together! For our anniversary and to celebrate all the days that made […]

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It’s JUNE! I seriously cannot believe it. Last year at this time, this day was the start of wedding week for my love, Kyle, and I. Now, that is absolutely crazy to me. It’s simply amazing to me that we are coming up on our first wedding anniversary this Sunday, June 7th. Our first married year has […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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