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 snowy plum and greenery wedding day at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois - Chicagoland golf club wedding day with Kara Evans Photographer.

Karlie and Stephen’s wedding day was my last wedding of the year, and it was a wonderful day to wrap up the 2018 wedding season! These two go back seven years (my fav!) to Northern Illinois University where they met while they were out one night. They have been pretty inseparable since the beginning and […]

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Fall wedding day at The Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, Illinois - burgundy, gold, and greenery wedding style. Busse Woods Forest Preserve wedding photos.

This wedding day was a dream!  Meet Colette and Alfonso. They are the sweetest couple, and the perfect match. These two light up a room with their charming, kinds, and silly personalities, and I love them so! These two met at Western Illinois University in 2007 during art history class. They had mutual friends at […]

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Julia and Ali’s wedding day is here! Friends, I cannot say enough good things about this couple. They are kind, caring, and incredibly compassionate toward those in their life that they love. And speaking of the wonderful people in their life, they are surrounded by a tribe of wonderful souls that love them dearly! I […]

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Eeeeek, Lyndsey and Drew’s wedding day is gracing the blog today! From start to finish and beyond… These two have been a dream to work with! They are kind, compassionate, and not to mention, just so fun to be around! Lyndsey and I connected around a week or so after the proposal when one of […]

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Macy and Brandon’s wedding day has made it’s way to the blog! I’ve known Macy ever since our schools consolidated in grade school and we were a year apart in school and sports in junior high and high school. I’ve always known her to be a kind, godly woman, and I am thankful her wedding […]

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This wedding day was perfect in so many ways, and I am honored to share it on the blog today! These two are the sweetest couple. They fit together perfectly, and they are incredibly kind souls. You may remember them from their engagement session last September in Chicago, too! I am so thankful to have […]

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Anne and Richard’s wedding day photos are here and ready to share! This wedding day at the Westin Chicago River North was a wedding day I won’t forget… The weather forecast fluctuated SO much in the days leading up to this wedding day, but of course, it was a beautiful sunny day in the 70s in […]

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Today, I am beyond excited to share this incredible couple + wedding day with you! The day and all of it’s people coming together brought so much joy all around, so I promise I am going to try to share the story and beauty of it all as best as I can… Last summer after Lacey […]

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Hello on this beautiful day! I think it’s perfectly fitting that today I blog Emily and Billy’s wedding day because last year on this day I was sharing photos from their Libertyville, Illinois engagement session! Late in 2014, Emily’s sister, Erin, reached out to me about photographing her sister’s wedding. I was so thrilled to […]

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It’s official… The 2016 wedding season has started for By Kara, and it started with a bang! Going into my fourth wedding season is so exciting, and I am looking forward to all of the other weddings I am able to document this year! You probably remember Amanda and Adam from their engagement session last […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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