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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Oh my goodness, once you see these photos, I think you’ll completely understand when I say that… I loved everything about this session. Early in July, Sarah contacted me about a maternity session… Fun Fact: Sarah graduated from Milford High School where I went, too! From the start, Sarah and Mario have been AMAZING to work […]

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Do you remember Michelle and Isaac’s engagement session this past March? Well, guess who I had the honor to photograph again? Michelle! On August 1st (at the beginning of Michelle’s wedding week), she took the time to meet me for headshots. Michelle is a talented, aspiring actress, so I was honored that she asked me to photograph her!  […]

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Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure to get to know the Harroun family. This family moved into the house next door to my childhood home, and I have been photographing life’s milestones for them ever since! As the Harroun family prepares for baby #2, I was so excited when Ellyn contacted […]

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Just two weeks ago, I met Carmen and Ryan for a fun couple’s session including photos with their pups! While attending Illinois College, I met Carmen and later got to know her sister and family after photographing her sister’s wedding last September. It’s so fun to connect with couples through mutual friends and family. I […]

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A few weeks ago, I had the honor of photographing the Savoree sisters! What was the occasion you might ask? These sweet girls wanted to gift their parents photos for their 20th wedding anniversary. How thoughtful! All throughout the session I couldn’t help but admire the thoughtfulness of these daughters toward their parents. And I’m […]

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This year, I offered a handful of summer mini sessions! These mini sessions were set for my only free Saturday evening in June, and of course, they were rained out! My luck wasn’t very good in planning these several months in advance… But, as a photographer, it comes with the territory!  Thankfully, the Rabideau family […]

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Last weekend, I had the opportunity to photograph the Daily family in Milford, Illinois. Kelcey and I have been planning this session for months after her initial inquiry, so we were elated that the weather cooperated for a beautiful evening of (almost) summer family photos! I loved walking, talking, and exploring with this family, while […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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