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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Eeeek… This family is SO adorable! Crazy excited to share their session with you today! When Jamie reached out to me about scheduling a summer family session, I was so honored! I am photographing her best friend’s wedding this summer, so it is so fun to connect to other clients in this way. Soon after, […]

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It’s been one year since I met Taylor and Karl, and just like that, they have already celebrated their one month wedding anniversary this week! I am thrilled to share their wedding day with you today! You probably remember Taylor and Karl from their engagement session last spring. Well, five years ago these two met […]

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Early in november, I had the privilege to photograph the Conrath family! Goodness, I haven’t seen this family in several years… Back when Charlotte, their oldest daughter, was only 6 months old and before Isla was born! Now, they are a sweet family of four! This session was simply fun! The light and scenery in […]

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Happy Tuesday! Here I am again bragging on another family that is dear to me and feeling so thankful that these people trust me to document times in their lives! I’m in awe of these blessings… Today, I’m super excited to share the Henry family session on the blog! When I lived in Jacksonville, I […]

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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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It’s that time of the year… Fall mini sessions are NOW BOOKING! This October, I am so excited to offer an afternoon of sunset fall mini sessions! Here’s information about the sessions: Saturday, October 22nd Watseka, Illinois area 15 Minute Sessions Available session times… 4:00pm // 4:20pm // 4:40pm // 5:00pm // 5:20pm // 5:40pm Your […]

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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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As a wedding photographer, you have the opportunity to relive wedding days in a very unique way. You’ve documented the entire day, and you are one of the first people that has a look at the day while editing. I sincerely love this aspect of my job! While reliving and editing Tiffany and Steven’s wedding […]

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They’re back! And it’s the Conrad family’s first professional family photos since baby Brayden was born… And I am in LOVE with this session! Jake and Jess are my cousins, and I have had the joy to photograph their family as it grows. Thank goodness for these sweet family members to trust me and grow […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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