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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Remember Samantha and Darin’s engagement session last fall? Well, I had the honor to see these two AND their daughters again for a spring family session… My time with this family is always delightful, and their girls are spunky + sweet! These people are an adorable family of four. We met in Bourbonnais for this session […]

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My first session of 2017 was one for the books! The people and the winter sunset light were truly incredible… Time and time again, I am reminded of these blessings. Amanda and Caleb (and Teddy) are probably familiar faces to you by now… I’ve photographed their beach proposal, engagement session, wedding, family photos, and now their […]

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In the year of 2016, I took time to focus on photographing what I am truly passionate about… Weddings and families! Specializing has brought me so much JOY, and I am so thankful to be able to focus on these two areas of photography! Throughout the year, I met many new families and photographed many families […]

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Remember the Polczynski family session and Alexis and Scott’s mini engagement session? Well, on my visit to southern Illinois, I also had the opportunity to photograph the Wulf extended family! Throughout my college years (and now beyond), I have had the pleasure of meeting my roommate Alexis’s family members. That’s right – You may recognize […]

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Just before Thanksgiving, I traveled to southern Illinois for a weekend that included photos and fun! The Polczynski family session brought me so much joy. This family was kind, welcoming, and trusting of me, and they were so laid-back and easy going! My best friend Alexis connected me to the Polczynski family as she is […]

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From start to finish, Ethan’s senior session was one for the books! Over the past few months, I’ve been working with Ethan’s mom to schedule his senior session. You may remember Shannon’s senior session from a few years back? Well, Shannon is Ethan’s older sister… It’s so refreshing and fulfilling for past clients to return. […]

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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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The Lucht family is so laid-back, relaxed, and fun! And those two boys with the cutest grins? Well, they keep things lighthearted and interesting! It’s been a few years since I photographed the Lucht family, so I was incredibly happy to have them on my fall 2016 family session calendar! It’s always a true joy […]

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Early in november, I had the privilege to photograph the Conrath family! Goodness, I haven’t seen this family in several years… Back when Charlotte, their oldest daughter, was only 6 months old and before Isla was born! Now, they are a sweet family of four! This session was simply fun! The light and scenery in […]

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Sweet Shelby’s session was fantastic! When Shelby’s mom contacted me to book her senior photography session, we were praying for beautiful weather during the first week of November… And we were not disappointed! On the day of Shelby’s session, the temperature was in the 70s and the leaves were perfect! This fall season has been […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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