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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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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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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The Birch family… Where do I start? This family is full of LIFE! They love hard and are so lucky to have one another – you know this just by being around them. I am incredibly thankful that I could document their JOY! Once again, I was reminded by this session that family photographs are […]

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Just before Thanksgiving, I traveled to southern Illinois for a weekend that included photos and fun! The Polczynski family session brought me so much joy. This family was kind, welcoming, and trusting of me, and they were so laid-back and easy going! My best friend Alexis connected me to the Polczynski family as she is […]

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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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Happy Tuesday! Here I am again bragging on another family that is dear to me and feeling so thankful that these people trust me to document times in their lives! I’m in awe of these blessings… Today, I’m super excited to share the Henry family session on the blog! When I lived in Jacksonville, I […]

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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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Oh my, sweet Oaklyn is THREE! And I had the honor to photograph this little lady and her family a few weeks ago. As always, I love working with the DeBolt family, and they are all about interacting and capturing genuine moments of interaction. The tender moments of kisses between Oaklyn, mom, and dad along […]

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Today, there is an adorable family of four on the blog!  After this session, I am at a loss of words to precisely describe what a joy it was to work with the McCray family. These people are sweet, welcoming souls, and I am honored to have worked with them! A few months ago, I […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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