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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Ummm, where did September go? It’s unbelievable that it’s already the first week of October, and my favorite month of the year has passed by! Now, onto my birthday month!  September brought a small bit of relaxation in the midst of busy season, and I am oh so thankful for that! Busy is good, but […]

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Happy Monday to you! Last week, my husband, sister, brother-in-law, and I returned home from a magical trip to Walt Disney World! We all love Disney, especially my sister and brother-in-law because they first met while working there in college! We spent 6 days at the resort, parks, and Disney Springs, and we loved every […]

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Hi! Happy Wedding Wednesday! This week, I’m sharing a glimpse into our honeymoon (almost two years ago now!) in hopes that it will spark your interest or excitement for your own honeymoon plans! Kyle and I were married on June 7, 2014 and chose to honeymoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico… It was truly amazing, […]

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It’s always so fun to photograph friends and even more fun to simply spend time with them! Caleb and Amanda have been in our lives for a few years since meeting them in college. Both of these two celebrated alongside us on our wedding day as members of our bridal party, too! Now, we live several […]

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Remember sweet Taylor’s senior session? Well, the day after her senior session in Texas, I had the opportunity to work with her again, but this time it included her parents and siblings! When booking, planning, and traveling for sessions, I always hope for the best in terms of weather, but you never know what you’re […]

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On my last trip to Texas, I photographed three sessions, and the weather was beautiful! See the first session from my trip, here. My second session was with the Ridgeway kids – Grace, Claire, and Joe – and they were a delight to work with! All three of them were welcoming, relaxed, and fun to be […]

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Over the past few days, it is finally starting to feel and look like spring outside in central Illinois! Yay! Doesn’t it just make your heart happy? Last week, when the Illinois weather was still gloomy here, I traveled back to the Fairview and McKinney, Texas areas for a few sessions! It was the perfect time to get […]

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Shortly after I arrived in Texas on the last weekend of February, Karla (see the Dingwerth family session here) and I set out to explore session locations around Fairview and McKinney, Texas. We enjoyed driving around for an hour or so, scoping out locations and planning details for her session and the Fluker family session! The […]

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Last Monday, I returned home to Illinois from a trip that included both work and play! Just three years ago I met the Dingwerth family when they visited Illinois, and I was honored to photograph their kiddos back then. Then, last winter, I traveled to Texas to photograph the entire family. Now, in 2016, I traveled back […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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