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HAILEY + KLAYTON // funky + playful downtown Kirkwood, Taco Bell engagement session

How I’ve haven’t shared this session yet is mind-blowing. The second I got home from this first in-person hang with Hailey + Klayton I was cloud nine obsessed!! Not only was my creative cup filled (correction: overflowing) during this shoot, but we had the MOST fun too. Five minutes in I knew that we’d leave […]

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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.