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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Friends, I am thankful for my couples. Like so thankful that I sometimes have a hard time describing it. There is something entirely special about meeting couples, fostering a relationship, documenting their season in life, and encouraging them in marriage. This is a calling that I do not take lightly, and I love it so. […]

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This past spring, I connected with Sarah and Gene through one of my amazing couples, Colette + Alfonso (yay their wedding will be here so soon!), and I am so thankful for these people. It truly is one of the best compliments and heartwarming moments when one of my couples shares my work and name […]

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Engagement sessions are in FULL swing! And today, I’m so excited to share Sarah and Paul’s engagement session on the blog! I mean, just look at these two… They are ADORABLE! These two met in June 2014 at a mutual friend’s birthday party… Sarah is a teacher and these two connected immediately as they started […]

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Spring is finally here, and I LOVED my time with Colette and Alfonso at their engagement session a couple weeks ago! These two found me a few months ago via Instagram (gotta love social media connections!), and I am so so thankful that they did! These two are my people, and I am looking forward […]

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Today, I am happy to share Anna and Geoff’s downtown Chicago engagement session with you! These two met over four years ago at work when Anna was a new nurse and Geoff was a surgery resident, and their love story began! Anna and Geoff first reached out to me back in April, and I have […]

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Paige and Tommy are just the sweetest, and I’m sharing their Chicago engagement session today! These two connected with me back in February after searching online for photos of their venue… How cool is that?! They found me through a boho wedding I photographed at Ravina on the Lakes last November, and everything the story […]

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Just a week and a half ago, I had the pleasure to meet Cecelia and Cameron at their downtown Chicago apartment for a session. This winter session on such a glorious day had my creative juices flowing, and the people were incredible, too! Cecelia reached out to me wanting a session to document this time […]

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You guys, I am so excited to share Shelby and Tim’s engagement session! These two are one of my 2017 couples, and they are the best! Shelby and Tim are the kind of people that you cannot help but feel joyous around. They are sweet, charismatic, and madly in love with one another! I’ve known […]

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Happy Friday! Today, I am super excited to share Molly and Zach’s engagement session – it was amazing! Last January, I participated in the Elegant Bridal Expo at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, IL. While meeting couples and talking with brides and grooms, I was honored to meet Molly and Zach. Molly was […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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