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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Happy Thursday! Today, I am incredibly honored to share Stacey and Jake’s wedding day with you! At the start of 2017, I connected with Stacey and Jake, and I have loved learning more about their story ever since. Oh, and you probably remember them from their engagement session this spring, too! These two have grown up […]

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At our styled shoot last summer, we met so many amazing local people. You can probably tell by many of these vendor spotlights! Through the experience, I loved having the opportunity to build relationships with other photographers, vendors, and the community through it all! I am so thankful that Karen, our Tuesdays-Together group leader, connected us and […]

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Nicole and Austin are so sweet! These two were amazing on a cold November day for their couples session, AND they were even willing to explore the Bourbonnais, IL area with me for their session… LOVE it! A few months ago, Nicole reached out to me about photographing her and her boyfriend Austin for their […]

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It’s been one year since I met Taylor and Karl, and just like that, they have already celebrated their one month wedding anniversary this week! I am thrilled to share their wedding day with you today! You probably remember Taylor and Karl from their engagement session last spring. Well, five years ago these two met […]

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Just a few weeks ago, CayLee and Ryan were married on the most beautiful October day! Goodness, it was beautiful! CayLee and Ryan are sweethearts and met a few years ago playing softball (read more about that here), and their love story began to unfold. As soon as I saw these two together, I could […]

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Wow… Where do I even begin? I am nearly speechless. And, if you know me well, that is a hard thing to come by! This styled shoot was a dream. A true dream come true. It all started when my photographer friend, Karen Shoufler, told me about Tuesdays Together and The Rising Tide Society when […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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