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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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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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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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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May was a beautiful month for weddings, and I was honored to photograph Hannah and Jake’s first married day! You probably remember these sweeties from their engagement session last August – see it here. They are some of the most photogenic and comfortable people in front of the camera… I love it! Stepping backwards a […]

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Today I’m happy to share my second to last wedding of 2017 with you on the blog! I’m guessing you remember Jaye and Scott from their engagement session earlier this year and that photo experience did not disappoint with these two! Throughout the past year or so, I have loved getting to know these two […]

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The day is finally here – Katie and Jordan’s wedding photos are ready for their debut! Cheers to reliving their wedding day through photos! Katie and Jordan are the best – they are kind, witty, and the perfect match. These two contacted at the end of August last year when they started planning their September […]

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On March 25th, Macy and Trace were married at the iHotel in Champaign, Illinois. Even while the day started out with a rainy morning, it turned into a gorgeous afternoon with overcast skies! Macy and Trace’s love story is a powerful one. These two have shown one another, their families, and their friends what unconditional […]

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Kathryn and Tom’s wedding day started off my fifth wedding season… Can’t believe it’s real! I am thankful, thankful, beyond thankful! This wedding day was the perfect start to the season! Kathryn and Tom’s wedding day took place at the lovely Pear Tree Estate in Champaign, IL. This was my second wedding at the venue, and […]

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After years of dating, Katy and Shane are finally Mr. and Mrs. Taylor! It doesn’t get any sweeter than that! Katy and Shane’s wedding day was incredibly special! Yes, for all of the reasons you may guess… Their marriage, the celebration, and their first day as husband and wife. But, their wedding day was even […]

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A rainy Champaign, Illinois wedding day… Audrey and Sean’s wedding day was simple yet detailed and Christ-centered. Their union was celebrated with tears, laughter, and love as they were surrounded by their close family and friends. The bride and groom had such welcoming arms and hearts to each and every person that they encountered during […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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