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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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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Hi friends! I hope you remember the Anderson family because they are some of my absolute favorites! I photographed this sweet family back in 2015 for the first time, and I have been honored to photograph them each year since… Love visiting Jacksonville and getting to see these peeps! This session date was one of […]

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On the first Friday in December, I traveled to Jacksonville, Illinois for a lifestyle family session! The Anderson family is one of my favorites! You probably remember their family session from last fall when they were a family of three… Well, now they are a new family of four as they welcomed a baby boy […]

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On my most recent trip to Illinois College in November, I photographed a project for the college in the morning and later that afternoon I was honored to photograph the Chipman family! Stephanie and Tim are new parents to sweet Ruth. And when I say sweet, I wholeheartedly mean it! She is six months old […]

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Happy Tuesday! Here I am again bragging on another family that is dear to me and feeling so thankful that these people trust me to document times in their lives! I’m in awe of these blessings… Today, I’m super excited to share the Henry family session on the blog! When I lived in Jacksonville, I […]

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This season in business has shown me more growth, love, and grace than ever before! Goodness, I am thankful! Just over two weeks ago, I was back in the Jacksonville, Illinois area for work and so happy to be able to schedule sessions with some of my favorite people! While attending Illinois College, I met […]

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As a wedding photographer, you have the opportunity to relive wedding days in a very unique way. You’ve documented the entire day, and you are one of the first people that has a look at the day while editing. I sincerely love this aspect of my job! While reliving and editing Tiffany and Steven’s wedding […]

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My, oh my! I cannot believe that we are nearing the halfway mark of AUGUST! Isn’t that just craziness? But, I am thankful that I am catching up on my July weddings, so today I’m sharing Julie and Mike’s backyard Jacksonville, Illinois wedding. Last summer, I met Julie and Mike, and little did I know […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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