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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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Photography Blog - Life Blogger - Why I Started Blogging - Blog Journal - Virtual Blog Journal - Online Life Journal Blog

Friends, this blog post has been in my “drafts” folder for nearly two years… And since I’ve been blogging since 2013, I think sharing this blog post and my heart is long overdue. I started my blog (and business for that matter) in 2013 out of my college dorm room. I remember brainstorming blog posts, […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Intro Photography Class - Cake + Cameras Class

Yesterday, Kyle and I hosted our first ever photography class, and it was a success! The class focused on getting to know your camera, shooting in manual, and understanding lighting and composition. Oh, and yes, the class was FULL of rich conversation and Q & A – some of the best ways to learn in […]

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Kara Evans - Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - My 2018 Project 52 - Project 52 - Project 52 Blogger

At the start of this year, I decided to start a Project 52 (one photo each week throughout the year)… On a wim! A few years ago, I completed a Project 365 (one photo each day throughout the year) on Instagram over at #evansproject365, and while it was so fun, it was also A LOT […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Jen Hatmatker's For the Love Podcast - For the Love Podcast - Kara's Favorites

As I was driving and listening to this very podcast a few days ago, it hit me that I just HAD to share it with you on the blog! So, today I’m sharing one of my very favorites… The For the Love podcast with Jen Hatmaker where Jen shares conversation about all the things we […]

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Behind the scenes wedding photos of Kara Evans Photographer - photographer behind the scenes and portfolio headshots.

Hi friends! Today’s Wedding Wednesday post (and the first Wedding Wednesday post of the new year!) is going to be a fun one! Throughout wedding season, I usually end up with a handful of behind the scenes photos. These are so fun to look back on, and they bring back such fond memories of all […]

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Guess what?! My husband Kyle and I are so excited to share more about our intro photography class – Cake + Cameras – coming in 2018! Join us for our first ever intro photography class on Sunday, January 28th from 1-4pm at Grapes & Hops in Kankakee, IL! We are so excited to help you get to […]

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Happy December!  It’s hard to believe that it’s the last month of 2017! This past month has flown by… Professionally, the month hosted many sessions as my 2017 season starts to wrap up, and Kyle and I photographed two weddings this past month, too. I loved welcoming new brides to our bride tribe and planning […]

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October was soooo good to us! I’m going to try to remember it all for this recap, and I know I’ll be sad if I miss anything! The month started out with a hilarious evening… I convinced Kyle to go to a local hot yoga class with me – little did he realize that it […]

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Goodbye September, hello October! Gosh, I know I sound like a broken record, but… How can we already be in Q4 of 2017! Here’s a quick recap of our September 🙂 The month of September started off with a double wedding weekend followed by celebrating Kyle’s birthday on Labor Day! Then, just one week later, […]

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OMG… I am sooooo over the moon excited to share my PINK office makeover with you today! This blog post is so very fun! In July, Kyle and I moved from an apartment into a house which we LOVE, and I was so excited to customize my new office space! If you know me at all, […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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