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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Happy Monday to you!  Today, I am so excited to share that my work is currently displayed at a local small business, and one of my very favorites, Grapes & Hops in Kankakee, Illinois! When we first moved to Bourbonnais, I met Amy and Terrance at Grapes & Hops and instantly knew we would be friends… […]

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In 2013, I attended (the very first) Reset Conference in Champaign, IL. I “knew” Karin Doolin from the Central Illinois photographer community on Facebook, but I had yet to meet her in person. That March day marked our official meeting! Karin is the kindest soul dedicated to serving others and making life better for those […]

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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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I’m all about sharing and helping others because I have seen first hand what a little care and guidance can do when given by a peer in the industry! At the start of my photography journey and business, I had a mentor named Laura, who quickly became a lifelong friend. The time she took to […]

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Wouldn’t you know, just today my Timehop app told me that one year ago today I blogged my “The Reset Conference | 2015 Review” post. So, today is perfectly fitting for my 2016 review!  As a disclaimer, the photos on today’s blog post are simply how my desk looks today… In the days following the […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois