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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I just love these two! Late this past summer, I connected with Lyndsey and Drew through one of my brides, Erin. And goodness, I am thankful! It’s so crazy for me to look back on these past five years of weddings and engagements and see how so many of my people are interconnected. It’s like […]

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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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Goodness, I can hardly express how honored I am to be Alison + Brandon’s engagement + wedding photog! These two are so special to me! Brandon and I go back all the way to our first years in school, and I really don’t remember a time that I didn’t know him! Growing up together, I always […]

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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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I have to tell you that I am SO EXCITED for Justine and Kurt’s wedding day next October… Love these two! Kyle and I first met Justine and Kurt during our days at Illinois College, and it’s so fun how we have all reconnected around their upcoming wedding day – I just love this and […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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