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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Happy Tuesday to you!  Just two weeks ago, I met the Alder family of four near Watseka, Illinois for their spring family session! This session was fun because it reminds me (and is the perfect example) of how important it is to make time to have your family photos taken even if your kiddos are […]

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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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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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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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