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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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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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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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Eeeek – I’m so giddy for Madalyn and Devin’s wedding day to hit the blog today! I adore these two. They are kind, compassionate, silly, and most importantly, they love each other deeply! These two are the kind of people that fill your cup up – their happiness is contagious, and they share their joy […]

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Today is bittersweet as I’m sharing my last wedding of the 2017 season… What a year it has been! I am truly thankful. Kayla and Eric’s wedding day was the absolute best end to last year’s wedding season that I could have imagined. And I’m sure for those that know these two, they would have […]

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This June started out with a lovely wedding day… Katie and Hunter’s wedding day in Jacksonville, Illinois! After these two booked a popular open date on my calendar earlier this year, my excitement started to grow as they told me of their story and wedding day plans. And I was so excited for this wedding day […]

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Throughout the week leading up to Megan and Brandon’s spring wedding day, the forecast was calling for a nearly 100% chance of rain… We were planning to make the best of it and work with the springtime weather! Hey, rain on your wedding day is good luck, right?! But on the day of Megan and […]

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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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It was a beautiful day for a wedding…. Everyone was saying it on June 20th, because, well, it was an absolutely beautiful day for a wedding. The sun was shining for Danielle and Ross. The love between these two is simply sweet. They adore each other, make one another happy, and support each other through […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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