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JENNY + RYAN // cozy fall South City + Tower Grove Park engagement

The Days of Jenny + Ryan My favorite answer on the engagement session quiz I gave to Jenny and Ryan was in response to the simple question: How long you have you been together? “1,003 days or 972 days. Depending on who you ask.” I’ve never seen that answer submitted in ‘days’ before, but I […]

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HANNAH + ALANA // infectiously sweet golden hour historic St. Louis park engagement

Some couples just exude undeniable charm. Hannah and Alana are one of those couples. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we scheduled their engagement session during a trip when they were back in town in St. Louis visiting family. It was the first time we met each other and person but it felt like reconnecting with […]

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couple love

ERIN + ELI // one year wedding anniversary adventure in Tower Grove Park

ONE YEAR LATER ✨💍 I threw out a call for my first ever mini sessions and the universe sent back the best response: an anniversary photo adventure to celebrate one year of marriage for these two love birds! We met early in the morning on their actual anniversary and squeezed in a few photos in […]

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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.