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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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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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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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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There were most definitely tears when I revisited + edited this session after shooting it… It’s not often that I voluntarily photograph newborns, but I’m learning that sometimes it’s okay to break your own rules when your best friends from college welcome their first child, a sweet baby girl, into the world! Throughout the past […]

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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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Last fall, I had the honor to photograph the Spradling maternity session, and this year, I photographed this family of THREE! It is so heartwarming to have clients return and allow me to document their growing families. This is my JOB… It’s so surreal sometimes! I am thankful. Brittany, Jess, and John were as cute […]

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On the first Friday in December, I traveled to Jacksonville, Illinois for a lifestyle family session! The Anderson family is one of my favorites! You probably remember their family session from last fall when they were a family of three… Well, now they are a new family of four as they welcomed a baby boy […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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