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engagement

JOSH + TAYLOR // snowy St. Louis engagement session at Busch Wildlife

If you’re from the area, or the midwest in general, you know just how unpredictable our weather can be. Especially in winter. So whenever one of my couples expresses hope for a snow session, I prepare for both freezing cold and summer, just in case winter magic, and our time together, don’t align. It’s also […]

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elopement

AMBER + NATHAN // an ethereal Pacific Northwest style elopement at Busch Wildlife

A Wedding Reimagined Over the moon to finally be celebrating this story after an extra year in the making!! Amber, Nathan and I first connected in July of 2021 with dreams of a white Christmas wedding that December. We instantly clicked and both began envisioning their (hopefully) snowy vows on main street in historic Saint […]

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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.