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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Throughout 2017, I have had the honor to work with an incredible number of families… I truly feel honored! This job is my joy! All throughout the changing seasons, I photographed returning clients and new families, and it has truly been a season of joy. This year I really pushed my family work to become more […]

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Not too long ago, I LOVED meeting the Bonavita family for the first time at Cupola House Tree Farm for their Christmas + wintery photoshoot… This family is so so adorable! Kaitlyn and I connected earlier in November after she found my work online, and I was so excited to meet her little family of […]

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I love this family! It’s true, it’s not often that I photograph newborns, but the DeBolt family has been with me since before I officially started my business, and they are so very special to me. I have documented their growing family for years and years, and I hope to for many many more! Earlier […]

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Earlier this year, I met Renee while photographing a local Kankakee wedding day (also shout-out to my sister for sharing Renee’s joy + relationship with me!), and I am SO thankful for having met her! So, of course, when she reached out to me about fall family photos this year… I was incredibly excited! It’s […]

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Goodness, I know I say this every time but… I cannot believe I’m photographing yet another milestone for the Clemmons family – Viola’s third birthday! Little miss Vi just turned THREE this September – I really still can’t believe it!! I can still vividly remember visiting this newborn babe in the hospital, taking her newborn […]

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Oh, the DeBolt family is back… And this family is growing! Little man is due in a couple months, and this family could not be more excited! The DeBolt family are some of my “lifer” clients, and I love them so! It is incredible to me to think back to photographing this family with their […]

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Oh hey, it’s the Diaz family again! They’re back! If you don’t know by now, Alyssa, my sister, and Sebastian, my brother-in-law, (oh and my nephew puppy Max) are very special to me! So when they asked about planning this meaningful photography session when Sebastian’s grandmother, mother, and sister would be visiting from their home in Bogotá, Colombia… Of course, […]

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I LOVED this sweet family session! Amy and I have been talking over the past several months to plan their family session… Including Amy’s family of four, her brother, and her parents. So wonderful! This family is very tight knit + active, and I love that, too! For the session, the family welcomed me to their […]

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Eeeek… This family is SO adorable! Crazy excited to share their session with you today! When Jamie reached out to me about scheduling a summer family session, I was so honored! I am photographing her best friend’s wedding this summer, so it is so fun to connect to other clients in this way. Soon after, […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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