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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Kim and Josh's elegant spring Greenhouse Loft wedding in Chicago, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Spring wedding season kicked off a few weeks ago with Kim and Josh! We absolutely loved photographing their elegant Greenhouse Loft wedding day. One of our favorite venues!! You likely remember these two from their beautiful Chicago skyline engagement session this past winter! Ever since their session, I’ve been oh so excited for their spring […]

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November fall wedding day at Annie Merner Chapel with wedding photos at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois - blush pink and navy fall wedding day.

More fall wedding goodness coming your way today! Lakyn and James are one of the kindest couples, and I’m so excited to share more about their love story and wedding day with you. These two met through their Illinois College connections but not while they were attending Illinois College… It wasn’t until post-graduation that they […]

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Fall wedding day at The Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, Illinois - burgundy, gold, and greenery wedding style. Busse Woods Forest Preserve wedding photos.

This wedding day was a dream!  Meet Colette and Alfonso. They are the sweetest couple, and the perfect match. These two light up a room with their charming, kinds, and silly personalities, and I love them so! These two met at Western Illinois University in 2007 during art history class. They had mutual friends at […]

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October wedding day at the Western Illinois Youth Camp in Jacksonville Illinois. Photos of Bride + Groom with dogs. Orange, cobalt red, and navy wedding day.

You know those perfect fall days that you picture in your head? Sunshine, fall temperatures, a light breeze, and of course, fall colors… This wedding day encompassed all of those things and more – it was the most perfect fall wedding day for Justine and Kurt. These two met at Illinois College. Kurt was working […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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