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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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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Chicagoland Wedding Photographer - Sarah Kathleen Events - Sarah Kathleen Events Aurora Illinois - Vendor Spotlight

It’s been a few months since our last vendor spotlight on the blog, so what better time to share another one of my favorite wedding vendors… Sarah Kathleen Events! During the 2017 wedding season, I had the honor to work alongside Sarah, a wedding and event planner, for the first time on a beautiful downtown […]

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Earlier in 2017, I was so grateful to officially meet Katie with the new Two Whisks Bakery in Manteno, IL. And let me tell you, this lady kicks booty in the industry + this bakery is a perfect part of the local community! Over the past few months, it’s been so fun to get to […]

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At the start of 2016, just after Kyle and I moved to Kankakee county and the Bradley/Bourbonnais/Kankakee area, I met Autumn – a local esthetician! Of course, we hit it off from the start and have been great friends ever since! I am so excited to share her business with you for today’s “Vendor Spotlight”! Autumn […]

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I blogged about it back in May, and today I’m revisiting the idea again… Investing in a professional makeup artist’s services on your wedding day is 1000% worth it! Last November, I met Brittany when I photographed my first Pear Tree Estate wedding – see Katy and Shane’s wedding here. Then, we got to work […]

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Last November, I had the pleasure of working with Amy at LeFleur Floral Design & Events for Lauren and Aaron’s organic boho wedding day. At first meeting, I loved Amy’s sweet personality and was in AWE of her amazing floral creations. Since meeting Amy and connecting with LeFleur, I have loved following their work! Their eye […]

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Last year, I had my first NOAH’s Event Venue experience when I photographed Emily and Billy’s wedding day. I have to share this wedding venue with you because it is one-of-a-kind, customizable, and the staff provide top-notch service. NOAH’S is a versatile venue with various locations across the United States. Creating an experience + impeccable […]

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The ladies at Savvy are amazingly talented + I’m honored to have met them through our styled shoot last summer! Crazy to think it’s almost been one year ago 🙂 Since moving to Bourbonnais in 2015, I am SO thankful to be able to continue to meet such talented, kind people in the local community. […]

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I’m happy to share yet another wildly talented wedding vendor with you today… Beacon Lane! I was first introduced to Beacon Lane in 2015 when my sister-in-law purchased wedding invitations. At first sight, the invitation suite was stylish, professional, and most importantly, high-quality. I researched more about the company, shared vendor photos + introduced myself […]

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In November 2016, I photographed my first Pear Tree Estate wedding. Then in March, I photographed my first of a few 2017 weddings at Pear Tree Estate. For both of these weddings, the ceremony and reception have taken place on-site and both couples chose to reserve the cottage as well. This venue is superb! I always […]

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At our styled shoot last summer, we met so many amazing local people. You can probably tell by many of these vendor spotlights! Through the experience, I loved having the opportunity to build relationships with other photographers, vendors, and the community through it all! I am so thankful that Karen, our Tuesdays-Together group leader, connected us and […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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