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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Today’s post is a fun one! Can you believe I got THIS ring shot with THAT setup? For the techies + photogs interested, I shot this on my 105mm at 1/200, f/5.0, and ISO 250. I love shooting wedding rings with a deep depth of field to preserve as many details in the rings + surrounding […]

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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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Do you remember Brittany and Luke’s wedding day? Well, the wedding I’m sharing today may have a few familiar faces between the bride, groom, and family and friends in the bridal party! Last summer, I met Logan and Josiah through Brittany and Luke. Josiah and Luke are brothers – both proposed to the girls together […]

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COLLABORATE // col·lab·o·rate // kəˈlabəˌrāt // verb // “Work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.” I’m not sure how to begin this post in a way that truly expresses my gratitude and excitement after collaborating with so many talented individuals for the grand opening celebration of Vintage Oaks Banquet Barn. Please bear with […]

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Oh, Brittany and Luke! They’re finally married and enjoying life as newlyweds! Let’s take a look back on these two and their wedding day… Brittany and I go way back (if you will)! When we were younger, we danced together for a few years, and we’ve always been the same year in school. Living in small […]

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Oh where do I begin?… On June 18, 2016, Brianna and Tom were surrounded by over two hundred of their close family members and friends and joined in marriage. Their wedding day was especially sweet and filled with true, tender love! Brianna and I have known each other for many years now, ever since going […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois