kara evans

Writing to you from my pink desk chair in my very own little corner of the world (aka my home office)...

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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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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Wedding Wednesday Blogger - 2017 Weddings Recap - Wedding Season Recap

Wedding season #5 is officially a wrap! And what a year has it been! This year, I shared wedding season with twenty-eight amazing couples… It has been a great honor to spend these wedding days with each and every couple, and I am feeling very thankful at the end of this season! Throughout the year, I […]

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Brittany and Luke are the perfect match and complement one another perfectly! Their summertime rustic elegant wedding married (see what I did there!) rustic + elegant details into one lovely day. As soon as I saw Brittany’s wedding dress at the start of the day, I was giddy! I could NOT wait to see it […]

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Wow – Meet Emily… One of my 2016 brides! Emily and Colt were married on October 1, 2016 and their earth tone wedding was stunning. I have to share these once more – even though it’s June now! Emily’s cathedral veil + gorgeous gown were perfect for her in every way. I still cannot get over […]

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The earthy spring vision for this rainy March wedding day was impeccable! The organic flowers paired perfectly with the neutral tones. And best of all? Macy’s blush pink wedding gown is one of the most unique that I’ve photographed! I truly think Macy looked gorgeous in her bridal photos after her first look with Trace. […]

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Oh Logan… Her red hair, beautiful gown, and contagious smile made her blushing bridals extremely breathtaking! Logan and Josiah’s rustic summer farm wedding took place in late August, and it was a day filled with JOY! Before this wedding day, Logan told me… “I want to be able to look at pictures in 50 years and see […]

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I’m missing sweet summertime, but it will be here again soon enough!  Lacey and Jake’s summer pastel wedding was breathtaking. Their love for one another + their family and friends is unbelievable and beautiful. While their wedding day was to celebrate their marriage, these two selfless souls were truly thankful and shared their love with […]

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As the seasons change, I learn to appreciate the changing light in different ways. The light for Katy’s November Pear Tree Estate wedding complimented her gorgeous smile, gown, and personality. Katy and Shane’s wedding day took place on a chilly November day, and I truly think Katy’s happiness shows in her bridal portraits from the […]

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Another beautiful bride for you today! Lauren was THE most laid-back, comfortable bride I have ever worked with… She has a natural ease about herself, and her wedding day was no different. I think Lauren’s beautiful, easy-going personality accentuates her natural beauty. And goodness, those flowers could not have complimented her November boho wedding more. […]

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Eeeek… Blushing bridals! I’m so excited to share bridals from some of my 2016 weddings over the upcoming weeks and months. First up, beautiful Tiffany! Tiffany and Steven’s wedding day took place on July 23, 2016, and it was the most beautiful summer day. I wrote it before, and I’ll write it again… I am still in […]

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Hello, happy Wedding Wednesday! Can you believe that there are only SIX Wednesday’s remaining in 2016… Oh my! Today, we are talking bridesmaids dresses! Just a couple weeks ago, I had a beautiful outdoor wedding with an amazing couple (keep an eye out for their wedding to hit the blog soon). What struck me about […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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