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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So many beautiful fall weddings this year, and next up is Marissa and Michael’s romantic wedding day! I adore this couple! They are kind, caring, generous, and so in love with each other. It was a joy to connect with them last year when they were searching for a wedding photographer. These two currently call […]

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Say hello to this oh so sweet couple, Kait + Justin! You may remember these two from their engagement session last year… And today, I’m over the moon excited to share about their backyard bohemian elegance wedding day! Kait and Justin go back to May 2015 where they met while working on an audit for […]

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Goodness, I’m still ooh-ing and aah-ing over Chloe and Kyle’s wedding day… I met these two while we were students at Illinois College, so it was one of the highest compliments when they reached out to me after getting engaged as they began the wedding planning process. Before we knew it, we were working together […]

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Happy Thursday! I’m thrilled to share this beautiful wedding day with you today! Last summer, I first connected with Lisa and Mark as they started searching for an engagement and wedding photographer. When I first heard their story and got to know them, I instantly knew that these two were madly in love and that […]

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Today is bittersweet as I’m sharing my last wedding of the 2017 season… What a year it has been! I am truly thankful. Kayla and Eric’s wedding day was the absolute best end to last year’s wedding season that I could have imagined. And I’m sure for those that know these two, they would have […]

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Oh my goodness, where to do I begin with these two?! I still cannot believe that Kate and Michael’s wedding day has already come and gone, and now they’re living married life together! Thinking back, I fondly remember the day Kyle and I met Kate and Michael at The Elegant Bridal Expo in Champaign, Illinois […]

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Remember these lovebirds from their engagement session this past winter?! Well, today, I’m beyond excited to share their wedding photos and all things about their wedding day on the blog! Taylor and Trevor are as sweet as pie, and I’m sure everyone that knows and loves these two would agree. These two are perfectly complementary […]

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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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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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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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