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 just cannot believe I’m sharing these photos with you… My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are expecting a sweet baby boy, and we cannot wait to meet him! You probably remember Derek and Erin from their engagement, wedding, and other family photos that I’ve previously taken. These two can’t get rid of me as their photographer! […]

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A few weeks ago, I met Rachel and Michael for the first time at their maternity session… Goodness, everything about this session was wonderful! Rachel reached out to me a few months ago about photographing her maternity session, and I was so happy to start working with her! From the start, I I knew she […]

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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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I cannot contain my excitement to share this maternity session! As a wedding photographer, I am honored to truly learn each and every couples’ story that I work with, and I love seeing how their journey and story continues after their first day of marriage… So, of course, I LOVE when my couples come back […]

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Springtime is in full swing, and I am LOVING the colors, warmer air, and glowing sunsets! Almost two weeks ago, I photographed my sister-in-law’s maternity session in Chicago! We’ve been planning the session for months, so I’m thrilled that we finally had the session. You probably remember Deidre + Howard from their engagement, wedding, and […]

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You guys, this season of business is so amazing to me! I have so many past brides + grooms that are expecting… It’s an honor to document these times as families grow and love stories continue to take these people along a beautiful journey. Just over a week ago, I met with Mindi and Andrew […]

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My first session of 2017 was one for the books! The people and the winter sunset light were truly incredible… Time and time again, I am reminded of these blessings. Amanda and Caleb (and Teddy) are probably familiar faces to you by now… I’ve photographed their beach proposal, engagement session, wedding, family photos, and now their […]

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Oh my goodness, once you see these photos, I think you’ll completely understand when I say that… I loved everything about this session. Early in July, Sarah contacted me about a maternity session… Fun Fact: Sarah graduated from Milford High School where I went, too! From the start, Sarah and Mario have been AMAZING to work […]

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Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure to get to know the Harroun family. This family moved into the house next door to my childhood home, and I have been photographing life’s milestones for them ever since! As the Harroun family prepares for baby #2, I was so excited when Ellyn contacted […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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