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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Kathryn and Tom’s wedding day started off my fifth wedding season… Can’t believe it’s real! I am thankful, thankful, beyond thankful! This wedding day was the perfect start to the season! Kathryn and Tom’s wedding day took place at the lovely Pear Tree Estate in Champaign, IL. This was my second wedding at the venue, and […]

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Wow… As 2016 comes to a close, I am thankful. I am thankful for this job, my joy. I am thankful for amazing relationships. I am thankful for the trust people instill in me. And most importantly, I am thankful to be surrounded by so much love and goodness in life! As a newlywed wife […]

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Last but not least, I’m excited to share some of my favorite bridesmaids dresses of 2016! Throughout this wedding season, I was extremely fortunate to meet and work with so many kind bridesmaids. They were entirely sweet, helpful, and shared so much love for the newlyweds, too! Looking back, I LOVED the bridesmaids dresses Tiffany […]

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Nicole and Austin are so sweet! These two were amazing on a cold November day for their couples session, AND they were even willing to explore the Bourbonnais, IL area with me for their session… LOVE it! A few months ago, Nicole reached out to me about photographing her and her boyfriend Austin for their […]

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Last week I shared one of my favorite wedding band sets of 2016, and this week I’m sharing one of my favorite bridal bouquets of the 2016 wedding season! One thing is for sure… This wedding season introduced me to SO MANY talented florists. The bouquets this season were out of this world! Goodness gracious, […]

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After years of dating, Katy and Shane are finally Mr. and Mrs. Taylor! It doesn’t get any sweeter than that! Katy and Shane’s wedding day was incredibly special! Yes, for all of the reasons you may guess… Their marriage, the celebration, and their first day as husband and wife. But, their wedding day was even […]

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It’s been just over one month since Lauren and Aaron’s wedding day, and I’m still gushing with happiness over that very day! At the beginning of 2016, Lauren contacted me during her search for a wedding photographer. From those first emails and phone conversations, I could tell that Lauren was already a wonderful bride… She was […]

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With proposal season starting with the holiday season, I think it’s fun to explore current engagement ring trends! As we all know, styles and trends have constantly changed throughout history when you think about any type of wedding style, tradition, ideas, and even down to ring styles! After researching and using The Knot as a wedding […]

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It’s been one year since I met Taylor and Karl, and just like that, they have already celebrated their one month wedding anniversary this week! I am thrilled to share their wedding day with you today! You probably remember Taylor and Karl from their engagement session last spring. Well, five years ago these two met […]

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Happy Wednesday! This week’s topic is short, sweet, and to the point! We’re talking wedding day “gift-giving”! I love this simple gesture on wedding days as gifts are delivered by bridal party members to the bride and groom individually while getting ready. I’ve seen necklaces, earrings, additional wedding bands, honeymoon excursions, sweet notes, and MORE […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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