kara evans

How to know if I'm the right wedding photographer for you so you can check another "to-do" off your wedding planning checklist...

I’ll show you exactly what it means to be your wedding cheerleader!

I get it, you’re currently overwhelmed on your wedding photographer search - looking high and low to find a photographer that feels more like a best friend.

That’s why I approach wedding photography from a place of connection. Every couple deserves to FEEL comfortable in front of the camera. With me, even if it's the first time you've been professionally photographed - you're going to feel totally at ease... Before we even start taking photos!

Because if there's one thing I've learned as a wedding photographer, it's that wedding photography is about so much more than wedding photos.

“We couldn't be happier with Kara as our wedding photographer! From the beginning she completely understood our vision and was willing to do whatever it took to get the pictures that we wanted. She was so friendly and warm, and honestly every time we met with her it just felt like hanging out with a friend. Our pictures for both our engagement shoot and wedding were stunning. We got TONS of compliments on Kara's personable and professional demeanor all day at the wedding. Kara is the real deal - our pictures are incredible and she made the whole day so easy for us. I would happily recommend her to anyone that I know.”


As a 


wedding photographer, 

It's my goal to serve you by making the experience as easy as pie. From the moment your first email lands in my inbox to the moment your custom leather wedding album is in your hands, it's gonna be fun! 

My past couples wrap up the wedding photography experience feeling...

• Like they’ve been photographed by a friend
• Comfortable in front of my camera - no matter the occasion
• A genuine connection with their wedding photographer
• Thankful they found a photographer they can text + grab happy hour drinks with!

I promise I’m not your average wedding photographer.

Whether I'm editing in my Kankakee home office or photographing weddings throughout Chicagoland and beyond, this job is my joy. From the moment your first email lands in my inbox to photographing your engagement session and wedding day to the very moment your custom leather wedding album is in your hands, I guide you through every step of the wedding photography experience.


A photographer who is also your biggest wedding cheerleader and the new BFF of your wedding party!


Every moment captured: it's why there's the main photographer (me!) and second shooter (my hubby Kyle!) in every collection.


Coffee + FaceTime dates to plan all the details with yours truly.


Timely response to communications – I’m always eager to answer questions and catch-up with my #karaevanscouples!


Online booking, contracts, invoices, and questionnaires – so easy peasy!


All inclusive wedding collections with complimentary engagement sessions AND photos delivered via digital download and USB.


Yep, there will be more laughs at your engagement session than when you're watching a rerun of friends.


The golden ticket to my exclusive online Kara Evans Photographer Wedding Family. Here, my couples lean on each other for vendor recommendations, advice, and a little extra love leading up to (and after) their wedding days. You can run to this family when your "real" family is stressing you out with wedding questions, too ;)



One-on-one conversations to plan your perfect wedding day timeline.


Wedding day advice, encouragement, and celebration from your wedding photographer throughout the entire planning process!

My wedding photography experience is perfect for you if you’re looking for…

The Investment

Wedding photography collections currently begin at $4200.
As a friendly note, wedding dates typically book 12-15 months in advance.

kara, will you be my wedding photographer?

“Kara is the best to work with. She isn’t just a photographer she is your support, advice, insight, and backbone. When you first meet her you will instantly feel comfort, almost like you’ve known each other for years. She made us so comfortable during the engagement session and the wedding day. Her organization is out of this world and she delivers a first class service. I will mention that she is the most timely human you will ever meet. The pictures are just UNREAL!”



Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois