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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Happy February, friends! 2018 is off to a wonderful start after wrapping up the first month of the new year! While we’ve been running around quite a bit the last month, I have definitely been trying to enjoy my “winter retreat” months where I get to stay in, read lots of books, and work on […]

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Happy December!  It’s hard to believe that it’s the last month of 2017! This past month has flown by… Professionally, the month hosted many sessions as my 2017 season starts to wrap up, and Kyle and I photographed two weddings this past month, too. I loved welcoming new brides to our bride tribe and planning […]

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October was soooo good to us! I’m going to try to remember it all for this recap, and I know I’ll be sad if I miss anything! The month started out with a hilarious evening… I convinced Kyle to go to a local hot yoga class with me – little did he realize that it […]

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And just like that, it’s MAY! April was a month filled with family, friends, photography, and of course, CAKE! And yes, this recap was delayed a bit to celebrate Georgie girl’s birthday last week… Looking back on the month of April, I spent several days doing wedding things with my cousin + celebrated her birthday, attended […]

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Welcome April… And do you know what that means? SPRING is so near! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for warmer air, blooms, and seeing color outside again! This past month was a fun one! It marked the start of my fifth wedding season, and two of twenty-six weddings are in the books […]

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Two months down, ten to go! Wait, what? Did I JUST say that? Welcome March! The past month of February was rejuvenating for me, and that’s the best way I can describe it. My husband returned from his deployment at the very end of January, so we soaked up February days during his leave. Honestly, […]

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Whew, January 2017 was an emotional one for me! My heart is full going into February, and the rest of the year. With the new year, we all have new goals – so, my biggest focus this year is to serve others and share my heart. Read more here. I thrive on being connected and building relationships, and […]

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December has come and gone, and now we are welcoming 2017!  This past month was the winter “turning point” of my busy season… My schedule slowed down, and I was able to enjoy quiet(er) days off work with family and friends.  I spent time working on behind the scenes business projects and my bridal expo […]

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Ummm, where did September go? It’s unbelievable that it’s already the first week of October, and my favorite month of the year has passed by! Now, onto my birthday month!  September brought a small bit of relaxation in the midst of busy season, and I am oh so thankful for that! Busy is good, but […]

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Happy August! Oh my, is that right… August?! July was a month for the books – sessions, four weddings, TONS of editing, client consults, a styled shoot, and collaborating with vendors on the business side. On the personal side, my hubby and I celebrated the Fourth of July with family and friends, had fun at […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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