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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There were most definitely tears when I revisited + edited this session after shooting it… It’s not often that I voluntarily photograph newborns, but I’m learning that sometimes it’s okay to break your own rules when your best friends from college welcome their first child, a sweet baby girl, into the world! Throughout the past […]

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Remember the Polczynski family session and Alexis and Scott’s mini engagement session? Well, on my visit to southern Illinois, I also had the opportunity to photograph the Wulf extended family! Throughout my college years (and now beyond), I have had the pleasure of meeting my roommate Alexis’s family members. That’s right – You may recognize […]

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Just before Thanksgiving, I traveled to southern Illinois for a weekend that included photos and fun! The Polczynski family session brought me so much joy. This family was kind, welcoming, and trusting of me, and they were so laid-back and easy going! My best friend Alexis connected me to the Polczynski family as she is […]

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Remember sweet Taylor’s senior session? Well, the day after her senior session in Texas, I had the opportunity to work with her again, but this time it included her parents and siblings! When booking, planning, and traveling for sessions, I always hope for the best in terms of weather, but you never know what you’re […]

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Over the past few days, it is finally starting to feel and look like spring outside in central Illinois! Yay! Doesn’t it just make your heart happy? Last week, when the Illinois weather was still gloomy here, I traveled back to the Fairview and McKinney, Texas areas for a few sessions! It was the perfect time to get […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois