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COLE + RENEE // vibrant + colorful micro wedding celebration on The Hill

Where to begin with this fun and vibrant October wedding! What could have been a gloomy day, plagued with rain and Covid, turned out to be one of my brightest and most colorful weddings to date, with one happy surprise after another. Cole and Renee were a joy to work with. Cole is a planner […]

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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.