kara evans

Writing to you from my pink desk chair in my very own little corner of the world (aka my home office)...

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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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Wedding hashtag ideas on Wedding Wednesday with Kara Evans Photographer.

You said “YES”… Set the date… Secured vendors… Decided on your wedding day style… Now, it’s time to choose your wedding hashtag! That’s right, this is a fun one! First and foremost, I wholeheartedly recommend that you get as creative as possible with your wedding hashtag! Your bridal party, family, friends, and guests will enjoy this […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Wedding Wednesday Blogger - 2017 Weddings Recap - Wedding Season Recap

Wedding season #5 is officially a wrap! And what a year has it been! This year, I shared wedding season with twenty-eight amazing couples… It has been a great honor to spend these wedding days with each and every couple, and I am feeling very thankful at the end of this season! Throughout the year, I […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Wedding Wednesday Blogger - 2017 Engagements Recap - Engagement Session Recap

Goodness, I LOVE engagement sessions! My favorite part of photographing engagement sessions is the fact that this time with my couples allows me to take a relaxed approach with my camera while getting to know two amazing people… It truly doesn’t get much better than that! Engagement sessions are the perfect opportunity to get to […]

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Kara Evans Photographer - Wedding Wednesday - Wedding Blogger - The New 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Ultra Violet — The Pantone Color of the Year 2018 What do you think of the recently announced 2018 Pantone of the Year? Honestly, I’m kinda digging this color because it’s fresh, new, and quite different from what we’ve been seeing in the past few (wedding) seasons! In the past few years, I’ve only photographed a small handful of […]

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Brittany and Luke are the perfect match and complement one another perfectly! Their summertime rustic elegant wedding married (see what I did there!) rustic + elegant details into one lovely day. As soon as I saw Brittany’s wedding dress at the start of the day, I was giddy! I could NOT wait to see it […]

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Wow – Meet Emily… One of my 2016 brides! Emily and Colt were married on October 1, 2016 and their earth tone wedding was stunning. I have to share these once more – even though it’s June now! Emily’s cathedral veil + gorgeous gown were perfect for her in every way. I still cannot get over […]

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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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Oh Logan… Her red hair, beautiful gown, and contagious smile made her blushing bridals extremely breathtaking! Logan and Josiah’s rustic summer farm wedding took place in late August, and it was a day filled with JOY! Before this wedding day, Logan told me… “I want to be able to look at pictures in 50 years and see […]

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Throughout 2016, so many of my central Illinois brides shopped for their wedding gowns (and bridesmaids dresses + tuxes, too) at Elite Bridal in Champaign. And guess what? I even had the opportunity to go shopping at this bridal shop with two family members in the past year. Elite Bridal truly offers an experience, so […]

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As the seasons change, I learn to appreciate the changing light in different ways. The light for Katy’s November Pear Tree Estate wedding complimented her gorgeous smile, gown, and personality. Katy and Shane’s wedding day took place on a chilly November day, and I truly think Katy’s happiness shows in her bridal portraits from the […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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