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.

Kick off your shoes and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

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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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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Cheers to sharing more engagement sessions on the blog! So, so thrilled to share Hannah + Steve’s engagement photos with you today! Late this past September, I connected with Hannah’s mom Ann after she found my website while searching for a wedding photographer for her daughter’s wedding… And I’m so glad she did! We connected […]

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Happy fall, friends! Another fall engagement session to share today – yay! I first met Alethea and Fabion at The Elegant Bridal Expo and shared a coffee date with them this past February, so of course, I was incredibly honored when I became their engagement photographer this fall. On the day of their session at the […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois