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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.