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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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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Today’s “Wedding Wednesday” post is a little different than most have been throughout the past months… This post is geared more toward photographers rather than brides! I’m so excited to share a couple of my tips for photographing wedding day details! First, I LOVE layering… By this, I mean that I love layering textures and […]

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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 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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I’m a sucker for fresh, beautiful flowers… They melt my heart every time! So, when I photographed an early fall wedding at the beginning of October, I was swooning over the bride’s plum purple and earth tone bouquet. These colors were gorgeous and elegant, while also having such a natural softness to them. Pairing this plum […]

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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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COLLABORATE // col·lab·o·rate // kəˈlabəˌrāt // verb // “Work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.” I’m not sure how to begin this post in a way that truly expresses my gratitude and excitement after collaborating with so many talented individuals for the grand opening celebration of Vintage Oaks Banquet Barn. Please bear with […]

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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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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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