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JESSICA + DYLAN // emotional + warm fall Haue Valley wedding

It’s hard to find the words to describe this day. This magical Sunday at Haue Valley was more than just a wedding. It was a dance party in the time of COVID and an explosion of happy tears. It was the surreal experience of witnessing one of my dearest childhood friends starting her greatest adventure […]

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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.