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.

Kick off your shoes and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

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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There are many parts of my job that bring me great joy and getting to reconnect + photograph my past couples is one of those great joys!  Amanda and Adam are some of my favorites! I have photographed these two for their engagement and wedding photos, so of course, I LOVED that they asked me […]

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Miss Journey is TWO! Earlier this year, I had so much fun photographing spring mini sessions and meeting Journey and her parents at their mini session. And I was honored when her mama reached out to schedule her two-year-old photo session! Let me tell you, I’ve never photographed a two-year-old that didn’t make me work […]

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Today’s session blog post features many familiar faces… Do you remember the Hesterbergs?! Over the past two years, you’ve seen a lot of these sweet people. From their big family session, to two engagement sessions, and both of their wedding days (Brittany + Luke and then Logan + Josiah), I have LOVED photographing these four […]

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Eeeek… This family is SO adorable! Crazy excited to share their session with you today! When Jamie reached out to me about scheduling a summer family session, I was so honored! I am photographing her best friend’s wedding this summer, so it is so fun to connect to other clients in this way. Soon after, […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois