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BACKPACKING IN BANFF // an epic rain-soaked adventure

Wanting to know what it’s like to backpack through one of the most beautiful places in North America? Well, these pictures really don’t do this trip, or this place, any justice. What you’ll find here is only the beginning and end of the journey. You won’t see the incredible mountain pass, the countless blisters or […]

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I call St. Louis home, but, more often than not, I’m on the road, camera in tow. I love to photograph all phases of life, but I’m known for my special talent for authentically capturing couples. After a lifetime of serving as my family’s personal paparazzi, I’ve mastered the art of catching the fleeting glances and laughter between loved ones and turning those moments into memories.

I’m Kara - A traveling photographer in St. Louis on a mission to preserve your sweet moments of life + love.