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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Hi friends! Yes, I’m still here sharing 2017 session goodies with you… The season is definitely slowing and starting to wrap up, but I still have a handful of wonderful sessions to share! As I write this blog post, I’m having a hard time believing that my niece is six months old! You probably remember […]

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Miss Journey is TWO! Earlier this year, I had so much fun photographing spring mini sessions and meeting Journey and her parents at their mini session. And I was honored when her mama reached out to schedule her two-year-old photo session! Let me tell you, I’ve never photographed a two-year-old that didn’t make me work […]

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Oh my, this family truly encompasses LOVE!  Last year when living in Jacksonville, I was amazingly fortunate to meet Kate Spencer and start working alongside her as a second shooter for weddings. By the end of 2015, I had second shot a total of 15 weddings with her… Better yet? We quickly became lifelong friends! […]

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This season in business has shown me more growth, love, and grace than ever before! Goodness, I am thankful! Just over two weeks ago, I was back in the Jacksonville, Illinois area for work and so happy to be able to schedule sessions with some of my favorite people! While attending Illinois College, I met […]

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Happy Tuesday! Goodness, this season I am stoked (for lack of a better word) to work with so many amazing families! I’ve been watching my calendar fill up over the past few months, and I am in awe… This joy is my JOB!  Just over a week ago, I met the Clemmons family at their […]

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Happy Tuesday! I am so excited to share the Heeren family’s session on the blog today! This family is as cute as can be! Last weekend, I met the Heeren family in Milford, Illinois at one of my favorite organic outdoor locations for their family session. The Heeren’s have three sweet, spunky kiddos – the twins […]

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They’re back! And it’s the Conrad family’s first professional family photos since baby Brayden was born… And I am in LOVE with this session! Jake and Jess are my cousins, and I have had the joy to photograph their family as it grows. Thank goodness for these sweet family members to trust me and grow […]

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Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure to get to know the Harroun family. This family moved into the house next door to my childhood home, and I have been photographing life’s milestones for them ever since! As the Harroun family prepares for baby #2, I was so excited when Ellyn contacted […]

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Just last week, I had the amazing opportunity to meet a small group of photographers, photograph two children models and a family model alongside them, and enjoy our time getting to know one another in the photography industry! Talk about #communityovercompetition! This was so fun, and I can’t wait to do it again! I learned […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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