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LUCY + DILLON // cozy lifestyle engagement session in their St. Louis Home

When Dillon Met Lucy To know Dillon and Lucy is to know pure love. They’ve been together since high school, but even after 11 years and long-distance stretches while they both pursued different college experiences, they still look at each other like they’re in the honeymoon phase. These days they’re settling into a new city […]

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SOPHIE + BRENDAN // earthy + warm Lafayette Park engagement photos

I met Sophie and Brendan 5 years into their relationship over an Instagram DM, and from the first encounter it was so obvious to me how special their relationship is. On our first call together I asked Sophie how she knew Brendan was ‘the one’, and her answer was quite simple… karaoke! Apparently early in […]

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NICK + SARAH // colorful + candid engagement photos in Lafayette Square

When Sarah’s name popped up in my Instagram message requests, I was slightly surprised. We went to the same high school, but it was of decent size, so we never really crossed paths or got the chance to know each other. In any event, I was curious what she had to say. Curiosity turned back […]

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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.