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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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