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City Hall Events Wedding Day in Chicago, Illinois | Stephanie & Dan

Happy dancing because Stephanie and Dan’s spring City Hall Events wedding day is here!

You probably remember Steph and Dan from their engagement photos last summer. These two are the most kind, incredible people and everyone that loves them is lucky to have them in their life! We adore this couple and feel honored to share their wedding day on the blog...

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The Kara Evans Photographer Blog

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 personal life notes & stories. Pour a glass of bubbly and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

Hey, I’m Kara!
A Chicagoland wedding photographer for joyful newlyweds-to-be! My couples call me their wedding cheerleader! After photographing 200+ weddings, my favorite part of my job will forever be the sweet couples that come into my life.
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Kara Evans Photographer - Chicagoland Wedding Photographer - Traveling Illinois Wedding Photographer - Farm Fall Engagement Photos - Alfalfa Field Engagement Photos

Another engagement session is hitting the blog today! I met Lauren and Alex through my college network in the Jacksonville/Springfield area, and I am looking forward to their wedding day next year! These two are from a small town and had known of each other for years – running around in the same friend group […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Chicagoland Wedding Photographer - Old State Capitol Engagement Photos - Springfield Engagement Session - Fall Engagement Photos

This fall has been filled with so many amazing couples, and I’m loving it! Meet Katie and Sebastian! I connected with this couple through my friend, Kate Spencer, and I am so thankful for that introduction. Katie and Sebastian’s story goes back to when they were just kids… Sebastian is one of Katie’s best friend’s […]

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More engagement sessions mean more blog posts! Ivanna and Chris two met at their dorm’s small group bible study during undergrad at the University of Illinois. And what started as a beautiful friendship soon blossomed into something more! This past summer, Chris surprised Ivanna with a proposal over her birthday weekend. They started the day […]

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Loved this engagement session and love this couple more! Samantha and Nick met while working for a college athletic department in the north suburbs of Chicago… As they continued to get to know each other, they started dating on New Year’s Day and fell in love. What a beautiful start to the new year that […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Chicagoland Wedding Photographer - Fall Farm Engagement Photos - Fall Barn Engagement Session Photo - Beardstown Engagement Photos

Meet Cari and Nick! This September, I traveled south to Beardstown, Illinois for their engagement session. These two were very welcoming of me to their neck of the woods, and we were thankful for a lovely fall-like evening (despite the 90+ degree temps and unexpected storm clouds that rolled in – eeek!). Cari and Nick […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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