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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Sweet Emma is a senior with Milford High School’s class of 2017! I cannot believe it! Miss Emma is a family member of mine, and she is a kind, young woman. It was so fun to catch up with her during her session! She is a talented artist, cheerleader, golf team member, and editor of […]

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Just over two weeks ago, I had a senior session with a soccer player from Watseka Community High School! Goodness, the weather was amazing, and the light… EVEN better! At the start of the session, I met Nate and his mom, Brenda, for the first time after talking with Brenda throughout the past few months […]

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Oh my, I LOVED this senior session with Emma! Over eight years ago, my husband Kyle and I began dating, and I was quickly welcomed in with open arms to his family’s dinners, holiday celebrations, and activities. I was meeting and getting to know his family while he was doing the same with mine! And […]

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Meet Madison! She’s a high school senior and graduating this month from the same high school I attended in Milford, Illinois! This spring, I have had the opportunity to photograph a few amazing senior girls, and let me tell you, they are making me love the fun and creativity of senior portrait sessions all over […]

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Hooray for my first “looks like spring” session in central Illinois! This session made me fall more and more in love with warm spring/summer light and working with Miss Bailey was simply amazing! Several months ago, Bailey’s mom contacted me about senior portraits, but she knew that Bailey loved springtime and wanted to wait for […]

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Over the past few days, it is finally starting to feel and look like spring outside in central Illinois! Yay! Doesn’t it just make your heart happy? Last week, when the Illinois weather was still gloomy here, I traveled back to the Fairview and McKinney, Texas areas for a few sessions! It was the perfect time to get […]

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It feels amazing to say that I am officially completely caught up on editing, galleries, and blogging! This is the first time I have been caught up since several months ago! It has been a wonderful season with much for me to be thankful for, and I am looking forward to things slowing down through the holidays […]

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I’ve known Kassidy and Trevor for as long as I can remember, so when they asked me to photograph their senior portraits, I immediately said YES! This senior session was unique, and I loved that. Kassidy and Trevor are twins, so it was only fitting to have their senior session together! Throughout our session, I would work with […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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