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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Just last week, I had the amazing opportunity to meet a small group of photographers, photograph two children models and a family model alongside them, and enjoy our time getting to know one another in the photography industry! Talk about #communityovercompetition! This was so fun, and I can’t wait to do it again! I learned […]

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Hello on this beautiful day! Over the past several weeks, my blog has had a lot of focus on weddings, but rest assured, I am still photographing families (and engagements and weddings) and I still LOVE to! Next to photographing engagements and weddings, families are some of my favorite sessions! Before these sessions, I always try […]

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Shortly after I arrived in Texas on the last weekend of February, Karla (see the Dingwerth family session here) and I set out to explore session locations around Fairview and McKinney, Texas. We enjoyed driving around for an hour or so, scoping out locations and planning details for her session and the Fluker family session! The […]

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Last Monday, I returned home to Illinois from a trip that included both work and play! Just three years ago I met the Dingwerth family when they visited Illinois, and I was honored to photograph their kiddos back then. Then, last winter, I traveled to Texas to photograph the entire family. Now, in 2016, I traveled back […]

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Over the past two months, I have been eagerly awaiting the day that I could finally meet Miss Vivian. To my delight, she is a happy, alert, and most importantly, healthy baby girl! On the day of Vivian’s session, we had our first snow of the year. I knew her mama, Samantha, would be thrilled […]

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Right before my trip to Cabo and Colombia, I had the honor of meeting and photographing the Gardner family! This sweet family was full of energy and fun! I loved photographing their lifestyle family session. One thing is for sure… Kerri loves her babies to the moon and back. She would do anything for them, […]

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Samuel William turns two in just over a week! My, oh my, how time flies! This little man is full of energy and just trying got keep up with his older brothers, Adam and Gabe. As I say every time I photograph these kiddos (and their family for that matter), all of them are near and […]

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Shortly after I photographed the Leonard family (you can see their photos here), Lauren contacted me and wanted family photos! The Anderson family recently moved to Jacksonville, so it was fun to meet them. I love making connections with families and this family was so, so sweet! Lauren, Braden, and their little girl Addie were fun […]

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Earlier in September, I received an email from Elizabeth… She was interested in scheduling a double family session with her family of three and her sister’s family of three while they were visiting Illinois from Florida. I was thrilled to be meet this family and photograph them on their visit! On the morning of their session, […]

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Just over three years ago I met Bryan through the marketing office at Illinois College, and this past month I was lucky enough to photograph his entire family! The Leonards are so sweet and the boys (and Miss Ruby) were full of energy for our session(s)! We originally scheduled our session in August, but on […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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