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LAUREN + KYLE // whimsical + timeless downtown Chicago engagement adventure

Ok Chicago, I see ya! As a lifelong St. Louisan, there’s always been friendly rivalry between my Chicago friends and myself over which hometown is the best city in the Midwest. Granted, it’s still St. Louis by a long shot, but this downtown Chicago engagement session made fall in love with the city in a […]

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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.