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.

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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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I love Chloe and Kyle! This fall season has been full of so many wonderful weddings along with engagement sessions, and my time with Chloe + Kyle was nothing short of AMAZING as well! Despite the weather ups and downs, this season has been beautiful. And I’m finding ways to look beyond some of the […]

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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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My first session of 2017 was one for the books! The people and the winter sunset light were truly incredible… Time and time again, I am reminded of these blessings. Amanda and Caleb (and Teddy) are probably familiar faces to you by now… I’ve photographed their beach proposal, engagement session, wedding, family photos, and now their […]

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From start to finish, Ethan’s senior session was one for the books! Over the past few months, I’ve been working with Ethan’s mom to schedule his senior session. You may remember Shannon’s senior session from a few years back? Well, Shannon is Ethan’s older sister… It’s so refreshing and fulfilling for past clients to return. […]

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Throughout this journey, so many incredible people have come into my life and opened my eyes. They’ve opened my eyes to joy, intense emotion, and most importantly, love. This is my why. In this season of being a creative, I am constantly reminded of my “why” as these blessings and people pour into my life. […]

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Throughout the past year of working with Meghan and Derek, it truly hasn’t felt like “working” at all… You see, these two – from the very start – have been encouragers and the kind of people that make you simply feel good to be around! Last November, Meghan contacted me after I photographed her friends’ wedding […]

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Oh my, this family truly encompasses LOVE!  Last year when living in Jacksonville, I was amazingly fortunate to meet Kate Spencer and start working alongside her as a second shooter for weddings. By the end of 2015, I had second shot a total of 15 weddings with her… Better yet? We quickly became lifelong friends! […]

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Last year, I had the honor to photograph Kaitlin and Drew’s wedding in September… This September, I had the honor to photograph their family session just over a year after their wedding! It’s always a joy to see Kaitlin, Drew, and little Jack, and I could not believe how much Jack has grown up since […]

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Today, I am so happy to share a family session that meant so much to me and truly reminded me why I do what I do! Earlier this year, Brittany reached out to me about scheduling a family session with her parents, siblings, niece and nephews, and grandfather. I was elated to hear from her […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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