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.

Kick off your shoes and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

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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We’ve lived in our current city for well over a year, and I still cannot help but feel so welcomed by this community. When we moved here, I met Mandy and instantly fell in love with her handcrafted jewelry… Pommier-Benoit Handcrafted Jewelry. Mandy was a part of our styled shoot last summer, I gifted many of […]

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Last fall, I started to become MUCH more intentional about my search for a person(s) to make my dreams of a rebrand + new Squarespace website come to life. Little did I know that things would start to unfold very quickly… Enter The Rising Tide Society. I LOVE The Rising Tide Society for so many reasons […]

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Whew, January 2017 was an emotional one for me! My heart is full going into February, and the rest of the year. With the new year, we all have new goals – so, my biggest focus this year is to serve others and share my heart. Read more here. I thrive on being connected and building relationships, and […]

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Happy November! Well, I know it’s a few days into the month, but it’s time for a recap of my October! Wow… It’s crazy that we have less than two months remaining in 2016! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, and then it’s Christmas and New Year’s! October was a full month of […]

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Happy Labor Day! Whew… Where did August even go? I’m over here wondering how the time passed so quickly! The past month has kind of been a blur of family, friends, work, and play. I was on “the other side” as a bridesmaid at the beginning of the month, photographed two weddings + a handful […]

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Happy Monday! Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend Chicago’s Colombian Fest 2016 with my brother-in-law, Sebastian, and my sister! My brother-in-law is from Bogotá, Colombia, so when a “piece” of his home is nearby, we always try to take advantage of it. Last fall, our family traveled to Colombia for the first time… It […]

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Happy Independence Day! And now we’re welcoming another month… It’s crazy to think that we are halfway through the year 2016! Wow! June was filled with many activities and lots of time with family and friends! My husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary, and we celebrated Georgie’s “Gotcha Day”. I also had three beautiful […]

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I don’t know about you, but I think it’s fun to see where people work! Maybe I’m overly curious or interested, but especially with creatives, I love to see their workspace where all the magic happens! So, here it is, my workspace! I know, I know, the wall above my desk is BARE. That needs […]

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Okay, I know this is like a week and a half late (oops, silly me), but last Monday’s anniversary post was important, too! May was a jam packed month between business and family… Early in the month I attended my husband’s graduation from Airman Leadership School, then photographed a wedding, “officially” graduated from college (aka we […]

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Oh my goodness, this #puppymomma cannot believe that Georgie girl turned O-N-E yesterday! Last summer, Kyle and I adopted Georgie from Wright-Way Rescue. Luckily, one of my photographer friends also works there and recommended the shelter to us. If she hadn’t connected me to the shelter, we wouldn’t have little Georgie girl in our life! Boy […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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