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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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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Wedding Wednesday Blogger - 2017 Weddings Recap - Wedding Season Recap

Wedding season #5 is officially a wrap! And what a year has it been! This year, I shared wedding season with twenty-eight amazing couples… It has been a great honor to spend these wedding days with each and every couple, and I am feeling very thankful at the end of this season! Throughout the year, I […]

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Cristine and David’s intimate wedding day at Blessed Sacrament in Springfield, Illinois was perfect… The bursting love between the couple, the gorgeous church, and the tight knit family were unforgettable. So excited to share it with my blog readers today! These two met while working together, and since then, their love has grown! I loved when […]

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Over the past two years, I have been looking forward to Chelsie and Bryce’s wedding day in the Springfield, IL area… These two are so kind + sweet, and I was thrilled when their wedding day finally arrived! I loved the two venues Chelsie and Bryce chose for their wedding day! The first – Clayville […]

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Throughout the week leading up to Megan and Brandon’s spring wedding day, the forecast was calling for a nearly 100% chance of rain… We were planning to make the best of it and work with the springtime weather! Hey, rain on your wedding day is good luck, right?! But on the day of Megan and […]

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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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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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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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Just a few weeks ago, CayLee and Ryan were married on the most beautiful October day! Goodness, it was beautiful! CayLee and Ryan are sweethearts and met a few years ago playing softball (read more about that here), and their love story began to unfold. As soon as I saw these two together, I could […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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