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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Happy Tuesday to you!  Just two weeks ago, I met the Alder family of four near Watseka, Illinois for their spring family session! This session was fun because it reminds me (and is the perfect example) of how important it is to make time to have your family photos taken even if your kiddos are […]

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This spring, I am so thankful for the colorful scenery we have outside + the beautiful people I have been able to photograph in this season! Last weekend, I had the honor of photographing six families at my spring mini sessions. Mini sessions are limited and only offered 1-2 select dates each year, so they […]

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Springtime is in full swing, and I am LOVING the colors, warmer air, and glowing sunsets! Almost two weeks ago, I photographed my sister-in-law’s maternity session in Chicago! We’ve been planning the session for months, so I’m thrilled that we finally had the session. You probably remember Deidre + Howard from their engagement, wedding, and […]

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Remember Samantha and Darin’s engagement session last fall? Well, I had the honor to see these two AND their daughters again for a spring family session… My time with this family is always delightful, and their girls are spunky + sweet! These people are an adorable family of four. We met in Bourbonnais for this session […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois