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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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Wedding Wednesday Blogger - 2017 Weddings Recap - Wedding Season Recap

Wedding season #5 is officially a wrap! And what a year has it been! This year, I shared wedding season with twenty-eight amazing couples… It has been a great honor to spend these wedding days with each and every couple, and I am feeling very thankful at the end of this season! Throughout the year, I […]

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There are many parts of my job that bring me great joy and getting to reconnect + photograph my past couples is one of those great joys!  Amanda and Adam are some of my favorites! I have photographed these two for their engagement and wedding photos, so of course, I LOVED that they asked me […]

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Today’s session blog post features many familiar faces… Do you remember the Hesterbergs?! Over the past two years, you’ve seen a lot of these sweet people. From their big family session, to two engagement sessions, and both of their wedding days (Brittany + Luke and then Logan + Josiah), I have LOVED photographing these four […]

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Nicole and Austin are so sweet! These two were amazing on a cold November day for their couples session, AND they were even willing to explore the Bourbonnais, IL area with me for their session… LOVE it! A few months ago, Nicole reached out to me about photographing her and her boyfriend Austin for their […]

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For fall mini sessions this year, I loved having a two couples in love join me for sessions! A few sessions after Kassidy and Justin’s session, I was happy to see Kenzie and meet her boyfriend Ross. And this session with Kenzie and Ross did not disappoint! The fall sunset light was gorgeous and complimented […]

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Oh my goodness, Kassidy and Justin are as cute as can be! Looking at these photos, you may recognize or remember Kassidy from her senior session and family session last fall. This girl is confident, beautiful, and so smart – she’s going places! I was so thankful to hear that Kassidy and Justin were interested […]

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My, oh my! I cannot believe that we are nearing the halfway mark of AUGUST! Isn’t that just craziness? But, I am thankful that I am catching up on my July weddings, so today I’m sharing Julie and Mike’s backyard Jacksonville, Illinois wedding. Last summer, I met Julie and Mike, and little did I know […]

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In November of 2014, I photographed a beautiful late fall, early winter wedding. Little did I know at the time that one of the bridesmaids and her then boyfriend would come back into my life shortly after… Fast forward a few months after Lauren and Eric’s wedding — I received an email from a lovely […]

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Oh where do I begin?… On June 18, 2016, Brianna and Tom were surrounded by over two hundred of their close family members and friends and joined in marriage. Their wedding day was especially sweet and filled with true, tender love! Brianna and I have known each other for many years now, ever since going […]

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Just two weeks ago, I met Carmen and Ryan for a fun couple’s session including photos with their pups! While attending Illinois College, I met Carmen and later got to know her sister and family after photographing her sister’s wedding last September. It’s so fun to connect with couples through mutual friends and family. I […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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