kara evans

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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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Anne and Richard’s wedding day photos are here and ready to share! This wedding day at the Westin Chicago River North was a wedding day I won’t forget… The weather forecast fluctuated SO much in the days leading up to this wedding day, but of course, it was a beautiful sunny day in the 70s in […]

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Brittany and Luke are the perfect match and complement one another perfectly! Their summertime rustic elegant wedding married (see what I did there!) rustic + elegant details into one lovely day. As soon as I saw Brittany’s wedding dress at the start of the day, I was giddy! I could NOT wait to see it […]

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June was an absolutely beautiful month for four weddings, and I loved ending the month with Emma and Noah’s backyard farm wedding day! I mean, wait until you see photos of this outdoor ceremony + gorgeous sunset! When Emma first connected with me last year, it was a joy to learn more about her wedding […]

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You probably remember Jessica and Kurt, and guess what? Today, I’m sharing their WEDDING DAY… Yay! Goodness, this wedding day was wonderful, and Kyle and I left this wedding feeling so thankful. Jessica and Kurt’s love story started in the summer of 2012 – nearly five years ago – when they met at the Melvin Fair, a […]

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Today, I am beyond excited to share this incredible couple + wedding day with you! The day and all of it’s people coming together brought so much joy all around, so I promise I am going to try to share the story and beauty of it all as best as I can… Last summer after Lacey […]

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This wedding season, I am so thankful for all of my couples, and especially for the change of pace shooting weddings in our local area – within Kankakee county! So, of course, I have been looking forward to Arianna and Scott’s wedding for months since we connected through their wedding coordinator, Peggy Mayer. As soon […]

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Wow – Meet Emily… One of my 2016 brides! Emily and Colt were married on October 1, 2016 and their earth tone wedding was stunning. I have to share these once more – even though it’s June now! Emily’s cathedral veil + gorgeous gown were perfect for her in every way. I still cannot get over […]

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The earthy spring vision for this rainy March wedding day was impeccable! The organic flowers paired perfectly with the neutral tones. And best of all? Macy’s blush pink wedding gown is one of the most unique that I’ve photographed! I truly think Macy looked gorgeous in her bridal photos after her first look with Trace. […]

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Oh Logan… Her red hair, beautiful gown, and contagious smile made her blushing bridals extremely breathtaking! Logan and Josiah’s rustic summer farm wedding took place in late August, and it was a day filled with JOY! Before this wedding day, Logan told me… “I want to be able to look at pictures in 50 years and see […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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