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KIRINNE + ERIC // rainswept Kalaloch Beach pacific northwest elopement

I’m struggling to find the words to describe just how special this rain-swept beach elopement was. This, my friends, is what you call a bucket list elopement. We arrived late in darkness at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge, deep in the Pacific Northwest, to find a wind storm had knocked out internet access (in an […]

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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.