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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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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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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We’ve lived in our current city for well over a year, and I still cannot help but feel so welcomed by this community. When we moved here, I met Mandy and instantly fell in love with her handcrafted jewelry… Pommier-Benoit Handcrafted Jewelry. Mandy was a part of our styled shoot last summer, I gifted many of […]

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Another beautiful bride for you today! Lauren was THE most laid-back, comfortable bride I have ever worked with… She has a natural ease about herself, and her wedding day was no different. I think Lauren’s beautiful, easy-going personality accentuates her natural beauty. And goodness, those flowers could not have complimented her November boho wedding more. […]

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With only THREE more Wednesdays left in December (even including today), I decided that it would be fun to feature three of my most favorite details from 2016 weddings. If you know me, you know I love and cherish ALL wedding day details… I truly think my couples have such good taste! With this “mini […]

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Hi, happy Wedding Wednesday! Today’s post is dedicated to a handful of tips for bridesmaids… Because being a bridesmaid is an important, meaningful role. And of course, you were chosen to stand by the bride’s side because she loves you and you’re so special to her! Here are my tips for being an amazing bridesmaid! […]

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It’s true, first looks are non-traditional when it comes to wedding days, but why not make them become traditional if you want to? Looking back on my own wedding day, Kyle and I chose to forego a first look with ties to tradition. Our wedding day was perfect for us, timing worked out, and most […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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