kara evans

Writing to you from my pink desk chair in my very own little corner of the world (aka my home office)...

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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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Winter engagement in rural Kankakee County at Mount Langham in Aroma Park, Illinois - colorful winter engagement photos by Kara Evans Photographer.

At the end of December, I loved meeting up with Courtney and Todd for their engagement session… On an absolutely beautiful winter day! Courtney and Todd’s story goes back over four years ago when they were both home over summer break from college. These two connected while listening to Courtney’s brother’s band play, and for […]

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Meet Kendall and Andrew! A couple weeks ago we met up for their summer engagement session… But before I tell you about their session, I want to introduce you to these two and their story! These two met back in May 2016 when Kendall was out celebrating her birthday. The next month, their relationship became […]

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Friends, I love this couple so! Brittany and Braden are truly the best – they are kind, compassionate, and super fun to be around. Brittany is a soon-to-be veterinarian (eeek!), and Braden is a firefighter… So you can bet that we totally have a love for animals, and dogs in particular! Wait until you see […]

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Another engagement session is hitting the blog today! Just a couple weeks ago, I met Kali and Angela on a beautiful – I mean delightful and perfect and BEAUTIFUL – summer evening. As we planned their engagement session for mid-July at the Kankakee River State Park, we fully expected a crazy hot evening (and an […]

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Since early last year, I have been working with Torie and Adrian to plan photography details for their upcoming wedding day, and it’s been oh so fun! I’ve known Torie for probably nearly 10 years — since Kyle and I started dating — WOW! Torie is family, and when she asked me to photograph her […]

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! This SNOW engagement session was my very last e-session of 2017, and it did not disappoint! The temps were around 15 degrees and snow was all around, but that didn’t stop us… Love, love, love these photos! Last November, Marissa and I connected after she found […]

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Goodness, I can hardly express how honored I am to be Alison + Brandon’s engagement + wedding photog! These two are so special to me! Brandon and I go back all the way to our first years in school, and I really don’t remember a time that I didn’t know him! Growing up together, I always […]

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My husband Kyle and I first met Michaela and Joe at our church – GatheringPoint – in Bourbonnais. From the start, we totally clicked with these two and became fast friends! Backtracking a bit — a few months ago before Kyle was activated to serve in Puerto Rico, Michaela and Joe volunteered for a model […]

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At the end of the summer, Stephanie reached out to me about scheduling an engagement session with her fiancé Ryan, and I’m so happy to share their early fall engagement session on the blog! These two met just over a year and a half ago and started dating shortly after. Then, this September, Ryan proposed […]

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I am beyond honored to share Macy and Brandon’s engagement photos and a little bit of their story with you today on the blog! I’ve known Macy ever since our schools consolidated when we were in grade school/middle school. We’ve played on sports teams together and always known each other throughout our junior high and […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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