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City Hall Events Wedding Day in Chicago, Illinois | Stephanie & Dan

Happy dancing because Stephanie and Dan’s spring City Hall Events wedding day is here!

You probably remember Steph and Dan from their engagement photos last summer. These two are the most kind, incredible people and everyone that loves them is lucky to have them in their life! We adore this couple and feel honored to share their wedding day on the blog...

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The Kara Evans Photographer Blog

Welcome to the Kara Evans Photographer blog where I share all the things – from love stories and family photography moments to behind the scenes photos and personal life notes & stories. Pour a glass of bubbly and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

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Hey, I’m Kara! A wedding and family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois! Whether I’m photographing your wedding day or everyday milestones and memories as a family, this job is my joy.

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Carol and Casey's fall Perry Farm engagement in Bourbonnais, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

This late fall engagement session at Perry Farm was one for the books! Meet Carol and Casey! They’re getting married next October at The Barn at Sioux-Monti, and I’m thankful they braved the cold for some late fall engagement photos! These two became my clients a couple of years ago at fall mini sessions and […]

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CayLee and Ryan's anniversary session at Perry Farm in Bourbonnais with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Wow, five years! CayLee and Ryan are one of my very favorite couples that I’ve been photographing over the years. And this year, they’re celebrating five married years! So you know what that means… Anniversary session time! Over the past seven years, I’ve had the honor to photograph CayLee and Ryan. From their engagement photos […]

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Andrea and Zach's September Perry Farm engagement in Bourbonnais, IL with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

We’re starting to feel all the fall vibes, and fall engagement photos are in full swing around here! And today I’m sharing engagement photos at one of my favorite local spots – Perry Farm! Meet Andrea and Zach! These two met three years ago through their jobs in the agriculture industry. After meeting, they both knew […]

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Janet and Michael's summer downtown Kankakee and Perry Farm engagement in Bourbonnais, Illinois with Kara Evans Photographer.

This summer downtown Kankakee and Perry Farm engagement session is hitting the blog today! Meet Janet and Michael! They found my work this past January after a friend of a friend, Katie at Two Whisks Bakery, recommended my work. Love, love that connection – especially when it all started with my favorite local bakery! Janet […]

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Lauren and Chase's Perry Farm and Downtown Kankakee engagement photos in Kankakee, Illinois with Chicagoland wedding photographer Kara Evans Photographer.

Hey friends! I’m so excited to introduce you to Lauren and Chase! We met up for their Kankakee engagement photos at the start of July, and this session was a DREAM! Not too long ago, I connected with these two through my dear friend (and florist), Michaela. And I’m forever thankful! We hit it off […]

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Chicagoland wedding & family photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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