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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November fall wedding day at Annie Merner Chapel with wedding photos at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois - blush pink and navy fall wedding day.

More fall wedding goodness coming your way today! Lakyn and James are one of the kindest couples, and I’m so excited to share more about their love story and wedding day with you. These two met through their Illinois College connections but not while they were attending Illinois College… It wasn’t until post-graduation that they […]

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October wedding day at the Western Illinois Youth Camp in Jacksonville Illinois. Photos of Bride + Groom with dogs. Orange, cobalt red, and navy wedding day.

You know those perfect fall days that you picture in your head? Sunshine, fall temperatures, a light breeze, and of course, fall colors… This wedding day encompassed all of those things and more – it was the most perfect fall wedding day for Justine and Kurt. These two met at Illinois College. Kurt was working […]

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Hannah and Steve are a dream of a couple… They are funny, kind, and perfectly fit into this life together. Today, I’m honored to share more of their wedding day with you! These two met while working out at a local Crossfit gym. They were both taking different classes, but they would cross paths and […]

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So many beautiful fall weddings this year, and next up is Marissa and Michael’s romantic wedding day! I adore this couple! They are kind, caring, generous, and so in love with each other. It was a joy to connect with them last year when they were searching for a wedding photographer. These two currently call […]

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Say hello to this oh so sweet couple, Kait + Justin! You may remember these two from their engagement session last year… And today, I’m over the moon excited to share about their backyard bohemian elegance wedding day! Kait and Justin go back to May 2015 where they met while working on an audit for […]

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Goodness, I’m still ooh-ing and aah-ing over Chloe and Kyle’s wedding day… I met these two while we were students at Illinois College, so it was one of the highest compliments when they reached out to me after getting engaged as they began the wedding planning process. Before we knew it, we were working together […]

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Eeek, I am beyond excited to share this wedding day with you! Jessica and Ashton are my favorites, and their perfect wedding day was one I will remember forever and always. You probably remember these two from their winter photo session and then their engagement session last year, but in case you don’t, I would […]

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Kimberle and Daniel were married on 8/18/18 – the most popular wedding date of 2018 – and it was a honor to spend the day with this couple! Before I get too excited and share their beautiful wedding photos with you, I would just LOVE to tell you more about these two and their love […]

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Eeeek – I’m so giddy for Madalyn and Devin’s wedding day to hit the blog today! I adore these two. They are kind, compassionate, silly, and most importantly, they love each other deeply! These two are the kind of people that fill your cup up – their happiness is contagious, and they share their joy […]

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June was full of wedding days, and I’m so excited to share this June 23rd wedding day today! Last year, Mackenzie and I connected through her sister Sarah – our previous neighbor! I loved connecting in this way, and we were truly off to a great start! You probably remember these two from their engagement […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois