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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Brittany and Luke are the perfect match and complement one another perfectly! Their summertime rustic elegant wedding married (see what I did there!) rustic + elegant details into one lovely day. As soon as I saw Brittany’s wedding dress at the start of the day, I was giddy! I could NOT wait to see it […]

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I’m missing sweet summertime, but it will be here again soon enough!  Lacey and Jake’s summer pastel wedding was breathtaking. Their love for one another + their family and friends is unbelievable and beautiful. While their wedding day was to celebrate their marriage, these two selfless souls were truly thankful and shared their love with […]

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Do you remember Brittany and Luke’s wedding day? Well, the wedding I’m sharing today may have a few familiar faces between the bride, groom, and family and friends in the bridal party! Last summer, I met Logan and Josiah through Brittany and Luke. Josiah and Luke are brothers – both proposed to the girls together […]

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Oh, Brittany and Luke! They’re finally married and enjoying life as newlyweds! Let’s take a look back on these two and their wedding day… Brittany and I go way back (if you will)! When we were younger, we danced together for a few years, and we’ve always been the same year in school. Living in small […]

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My, oh my! I cannot believe that we are nearing the halfway mark of AUGUST! Isn’t that just craziness? But, I am thankful that I am catching up on my July weddings, so today I’m sharing Julie and Mike’s backyard Jacksonville, Illinois wedding. Last summer, I met Julie and Mike, and little did I know […]

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Looking back on Lacey and Jake’s wedding day… I cannot help but remember how truly beautiful the day was. From the details to the happy tears throughout the day, it was one of the most touching wedding days I have had the honor to photograph! Late last year, I received an email from Lacey – […]

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Happy Wedding Wednesday! As the weeks come and go, I have loved every second of creating wedding Wednesday content to share with my blog readers. So, thank you for reading this week and all the weeks to come! Wedding favors are so fun! They are unique and can be tailored to the couple in… So. Many. […]

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In November of 2014, I photographed a beautiful late fall, early winter wedding. Little did I know at the time that one of the bridesmaids and her then boyfriend would come back into my life shortly after… Fast forward a few months after Lauren and Eric’s wedding — I received an email from a lovely […]

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Oh where do I begin?… On June 18, 2016, Brianna and Tom were surrounded by over two hundred of their close family members and friends and joined in marriage. Their wedding day was especially sweet and filled with true, tender love! Brianna and I have known each other for many years now, ever since going […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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