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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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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Today, I am beyond excited to share this incredible couple + wedding day with you! The day and all of it’s people coming together brought so much joy all around, so I promise I am going to try to share the story and beauty of it all as best as I can… Last summer after Lacey […]

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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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Wow… As 2016 comes to a close, I am thankful. I am thankful for this job, my joy. I am thankful for amazing relationships. I am thankful for the trust people instill in me. And most importantly, I am thankful to be surrounded by so much love and goodness in life! As a newlywed wife […]

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It’s been one year since I met Taylor and Karl, and just like that, they have already celebrated their one month wedding anniversary this week! I am thrilled to share their wedding day with you today! You probably remember Taylor and Karl from their engagement session last spring. Well, five years ago these two met […]

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Hello, happy Wedding Wednesday! Can you believe that there are only SIX Wednesday’s remaining in 2016… Oh my! Today, we are talking bridesmaids dresses! Just a couple weeks ago, I had a beautiful outdoor wedding with an amazing couple (keep an eye out for their wedding to hit the blog soon). What struck me about […]

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Just a few weeks ago, CayLee and Ryan were married on the most beautiful October day! Goodness, it was beautiful! CayLee and Ryan are sweethearts and met a few years ago playing softball (read more about that here), and their love story began to unfold. As soon as I saw these two together, I could […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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