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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Throughout the week leading up to Megan and Brandon’s spring wedding day, the forecast was calling for a nearly 100% chance of rain… We were planning to make the best of it and work with the springtime weather! Hey, rain on your wedding day is good luck, right?! But on the day of Megan and […]

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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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Throughout this journey, so many incredible people have come into my life and opened my eyes. They’ve opened my eyes to joy, intense emotion, and most importantly, love. This is my why. In this season of being a creative, I am constantly reminded of my “why” as these blessings and people pour into my life. […]

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As a wedding photographer, you have the opportunity to relive wedding days in a very unique way. You’ve documented the entire day, and you are one of the first people that has a look at the day while editing. I sincerely love this aspect of my job! While reliving and editing Tiffany and Steven’s wedding […]

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Ahhhhh… I cannot even begin to tell you how much I am IN LOVE with romantic sunset newlywed photos. Goodness gracious, these photos are my some of my most favorites on wedding days! Wedding days are full. They are full of love and emotion, but they are also full of photos, fun, and celebration. During […]

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Hello on this beautiful day! I think it’s perfectly fitting that today I blog Emily and Billy’s wedding day because last year on this day I was sharing photos from their Libertyville, Illinois engagement session! Late in 2014, Emily’s sister, Erin, reached out to me about photographing her sister’s wedding. I was so thrilled to […]

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It’s official… The 2016 wedding season has started for By Kara, and it started with a bang! Going into my fourth wedding season is so exciting, and I am looking forward to all of the other weddings I am able to document this year! You probably remember Amanda and Adam from their engagement session last […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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