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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Oh, this sweet family is as cute as can be! I remember when I first met Haley last year – she is such a light in life and kind friend. We already felt like we “knew” each other growing up in neighboring communities, but her big project is what officially brought us together. This lady […]

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A few weeks ago, I loved meeting the Morris family at their home for their early fall family session! This family’s kiddos were as sweet as can be, and they were such good sports for photos! Especially little miss Addison – who adores her brothers Aidan and Austin. Miss Addison stole the show with her adorable […]

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Goodness, I know I say this every time but… I cannot believe I’m photographing yet another milestone for the Clemmons family – Viola’s third birthday! Little miss Vi just turned THREE this September – I really still can’t believe it!! I can still vividly remember visiting this newborn babe in the hospital, taking her newborn […]

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Oh, the DeBolt family is back… And this family is growing! Little man is due in a couple months, and this family could not be more excited! The DeBolt family are some of my “lifer” clients, and I love them so! It is incredible to me to think back to photographing this family with their […]

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Just before Thanksgiving, I traveled to southern Illinois for a weekend that included photos and fun! The Polczynski family session brought me so much joy. This family was kind, welcoming, and trusting of me, and they were so laid-back and easy going! My best friend Alexis connected me to the Polczynski family as she is […]

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Wow… This family! They are just about as great as it gets! Where do I begin?! Last year (summer of 2015), I met Tiffany and Steven and became their wedding and engagement photographer. I was also lucky enough to meet both of their moms before they booked wedding photography, and started to love this family […]

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Just over two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to photograph the Conner family. And I’m glad I had the opportunity! Late this summer, Tondra contacted me about gifting her parent’s a family session (including her husband, children, brother, and parents) for their 50th wedding anniversary. I was thrilled at this idea and looking forward […]

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Oh my, sweet Oaklyn is THREE! And I had the honor to photograph this little lady and her family a few weeks ago. As always, I love working with the DeBolt family, and they are all about interacting and capturing genuine moments of interaction. The tender moments of kisses between Oaklyn, mom, and dad along […]

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Happy Tuesday! Goodness, this season I am stoked (for lack of a better word) to work with so many amazing families! I’ve been watching my calendar fill up over the past few months, and I am in awe… This joy is my JOB!  Just over a week ago, I met the Clemmons family at their […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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