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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Cheers to sharing more engagement sessions on the blog! So, so thrilled to share Hannah + Steve’s engagement photos with you today! Late this past September, I connected with Hannah’s mom Ann after she found my website while searching for a wedding photographer for her daughter’s wedding… And I’m so glad she did! We connected […]

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Happy December, friends! As the fall season winds down, I am so happy to be able to share a few more amazing sessions on my blog! Madalyn and Devin are one of my 2018 couples, and I love them so! I remember meeting Madalyn on one of my first days on campus at Illinois College […]

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My fall couples are the BEST! And Mackenzie and Greg are no exception to that! I “met” these two through my neighbor Sarah – Mackenzie’s sister – and I am so thankful that I did! These two are a joy to be around, full of laughs, and they are just so perfect together. Mackenzie and […]

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I love Chloe and Kyle! This fall season has been full of so many wonderful weddings along with engagement sessions, and my time with Chloe + Kyle was nothing short of AMAZING as well! Despite the weather ups and downs, this season has been beautiful. And I’m finding ways to look beyond some of the […]

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With proposal season starting with the holiday season, I think it’s fun to explore current engagement ring trends! As we all know, styles and trends have constantly changed throughout history when you think about any type of wedding style, tradition, ideas, and even down to ring styles! After researching and using The Knot as a wedding […]

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Do you remember Brianna and Tom – a sweet bride and groom from this past June? Well, I am thankful for these two, our relationship, and their connections with other amazing couples! This past summer, a month or so after Brianna and Tom’s wedding, I received an email from Samantha… As soon as we started […]

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Brianna and Tom are such a relaxed, fun, and easy-going couple. They are madly in love and have been for over five years! Last week, we set out for their engagement session starting in Milford, Illinois. Our session started at a special place – Brianna’s grandfather’s pasture next to his home. How sweet! We had […]

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Emily and Billy met and had their first date at Firkin in Libertyville, Illinois. The rest was history as these two fell in love and looked forward to their future together. After Billy proposed last fall, Emily and her sister, Erin, were ready to plan and find a photographer! I am thankful that Erin, as […]

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Amanda and Adam have been inseparable since they met and starting dating five years ago. After meeting online and “winking” at one another, they chatted for several weeks before officially meeting, and like Amanda explained… They have truly been together for everything ever since. The way Adam looks into Amanda’s eyes and how she has […]

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I LOVED meeting Rochelle and Ryan and photographing their engagement session in Springfield, Illinois a few weeks ago! We started at Washington Park and also visited downtown Springfield for photos! The evening was gorgeous with beautiful, warm light, and their love was glowing all throughout the session. It was completely contagious! Rochelle’s casual, semi-casual, and dressy outfit […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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