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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wow… This family! They are just about as great as it gets! Where do I begin?! Last year (summer of 2015), I met Tiffany and Steven and became their wedding and engagement photographer. I was also lucky enough to meet both of their moms before they booked wedding photography, and started to love this family […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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