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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With proposal season starting with the holiday season, I think it’s fun to explore current engagement ring trends! As we all know, styles and trends have constantly changed throughout history when you think about any type of wedding style, tradition, ideas, and even down to ring styles! After researching and using The Knot as a wedding […]

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Welcome, December!  Wow… We have less than ONE month left in 2016! This past month of November was full. My heart was full thanks to lots of time with family, photographing beautiful growing families – engaged couples – weddings – and more, and the Thanksgiving holiday. Oh, and I worked with my amazing branding expert […]

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What’s your take on wedding ceremony music?  There are SO many options and ideas out there… Should ceremony music be traditional hymns? Should prerecorded instrumental music be incorporate? Should the music be “live” with an organist, pianist, or acoustic guitar playing? Personally, I love when couples choose ceremony music that is personal to them… Maybe […]

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Early in november, I had the privilege to photograph the Conrath family! Goodness, I haven’t seen this family in several years… Back when Charlotte, their oldest daughter, was only 6 months old and before Isla was born! Now, they are a sweet family of four! This session was simply fun! The light and scenery in […]

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Happy Wednesday! This week’s topic is short, sweet, and to the point! We’re talking wedding day “gift-giving”! I love this simple gesture on wedding days as gifts are delivered by bridal party members to the bride and groom individually while getting ready. I’ve seen necklaces, earrings, additional wedding bands, honeymoon excursions, sweet notes, and MORE […]

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Sweet Shelby’s session was fantastic! When Shelby’s mom contacted me to book her senior photography session, we were praying for beautiful weather during the first week of November… And we were not disappointed! On the day of Shelby’s session, the temperature was in the 70s and the leaves were perfect! This fall season has been […]

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Do you remember Deidre and Howard from their engagement session and destination wedding in Mexico last year? Well, they’ve added a furry pup to their family, and we had so much fun taking Whiskey’s first professional photos at their Christmas card shoot in Chicago. Since moving to Bourbonnais last December, I have sincerely LOVED being only […]

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Wow… This family! They are just about as great as it gets! Where do I begin?! Last year (summer of 2015), I met Tiffany and Steven and became their wedding and engagement photographer. I was also lucky enough to meet both of their moms before they booked wedding photography, and started to love this family […]

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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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Sweet Emma is a senior with Milford High School’s class of 2017! I cannot believe it! Miss Emma is a family member of mine, and she is a kind, young woman. It was so fun to catch up with her during her session! She is a talented artist, cheerleader, golf team member, and editor of […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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