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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This spring, I am so thankful for the colorful scenery we have outside + the beautiful people I have been able to photograph in this season! Last weekend, I had the honor of photographing six families at my spring mini sessions. Mini sessions are limited and only offered 1-2 select dates each year, so they […]

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The Lucht family is so laid-back, relaxed, and fun! And those two boys with the cutest grins? Well, they keep things lighthearted and interesting! It’s been a few years since I photographed the Lucht family, so I was incredibly happy to have them on my fall 2016 family session calendar! It’s always a true joy […]

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Sweet Shelby’s session was fantastic! When Shelby’s mom contacted me to book her senior photography session, we were praying for beautiful weather during the first week of November… And we were not disappointed! On the day of Shelby’s session, the temperature was in the 70s and the leaves were perfect! This fall season has been […]

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I love how this job allows me to build relationships, work with people, and watch families grow! It’s been a few seasons since I’ve seen the Lange family, and my have these kiddos grown up! It’s so fun to see how Kaitlyn, Evan, and Henry have changed since I last photographed them. Their personalities are […]

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For fall mini sessions this year, I loved having a two couples in love join me for sessions! A few sessions after Kassidy and Justin’s session, I was happy to see Kenzie and meet her boyfriend Ross. And this session with Kenzie and Ross did not disappoint! The fall sunset light was gorgeous and complimented […]

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Goodness, it doesn’t get any cuter than the Trumble family! In high school, I met both of the Schlotman sisters (Ellen and Joanna) before they got married and started families of their own. I have come to know this family well, and I love keeping up with them via social media. Each time I see […]

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They’re back… The Walver family! This family is family to me. Looking back, I cannot remember a time when the Walver family was not in my life! They have been with me personally and professionally and supported me from the very beginning stages of starting my business to taking my business full time last year. […]

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Oh my goodness, Kassidy and Justin are as cute as can be! Looking at these photos, you may recognize or remember Kassidy from her senior session and family session last fall. This girl is confident, beautiful, and so smart – she’s going places! I was so thankful to hear that Kassidy and Justin were interested […]

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Just over two weeks ago, I had a senior session with a soccer player from Watseka Community High School! Goodness, the weather was amazing, and the light… EVEN better! At the start of the session, I met Nate and his mom, Brenda, for the first time after talking with Brenda throughout the past few months […]

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A few weeks ago, I had the honor of photographing the Savoree sisters! What was the occasion you might ask? These sweet girls wanted to gift their parents photos for their 20th wedding anniversary. How thoughtful! All throughout the session I couldn’t help but admire the thoughtfulness of these daughters toward their parents. And I’m […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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