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.

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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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Anne and Richard’s wedding day photos are here and ready to share! This wedding day at the Westin Chicago River North was a wedding day I won’t forget… The weather forecast fluctuated SO much in the days leading up to this wedding day, but of course, it was a beautiful sunny day in the 70s in […]

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June was an absolutely beautiful month for four weddings, and I loved ending the month with Emma and Noah’s backyard farm wedding day! I mean, wait until you see photos of this outdoor ceremony + gorgeous sunset! When Emma first connected with me last year, it was a joy to learn more about her wedding […]

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You probably remember Jessica and Kurt, and guess what? Today, I’m sharing their WEDDING DAY… Yay! Goodness, this wedding day was wonderful, and Kyle and I left this wedding feeling so thankful. Jessica and Kurt’s love story started in the summer of 2012 – nearly five years ago – when they met at the Melvin Fair, a […]

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This wedding season, I am so thankful for all of my couples, and especially for the change of pace shooting weddings in our local area – within Kankakee county! So, of course, I have been looking forward to Arianna and Scott’s wedding for months since we connected through their wedding coordinator, Peggy Mayer. As soon […]

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On March 25th, Macy and Trace were married at the iHotel in Champaign, Illinois. Even while the day started out with a rainy morning, it turned into a gorgeous afternoon with overcast skies! Macy and Trace’s love story is a powerful one. These two have shown one another, their families, and their friends what unconditional […]

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Throughout this journey, so many incredible people have come into my life and opened my eyes. They’ve opened my eyes to joy, intense emotion, and most importantly, love. This is my why. In this season of being a creative, I am constantly reminded of my “why” as these blessings and people pour into my life. […]

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Throughout the past year of working with Meghan and Derek, it truly hasn’t felt like “working” at all… You see, these two – from the very start – have been encouragers and the kind of people that make you simply feel good to be around! Last November, Meghan contacted me after I photographed her friends’ wedding […]

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Do you remember Brittany and Luke’s wedding day? Well, the wedding I’m sharing today may have a few familiar faces between the bride, groom, and family and friends in the bridal party! Last summer, I met Logan and Josiah through Brittany and Luke. Josiah and Luke are brothers – both proposed to the girls together […]

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Oh, Brittany and Luke! They’re finally married and enjoying life as newlyweds! Let’s take a look back on these two and their wedding day… Brittany and I go way back (if you will)! When we were younger, we danced together for a few years, and we’ve always been the same year in school. Living in small […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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