Adventurous Love Stories

For those who want to play more than pose

Have you been looking for a photographer who can really capture the raw, authentic moments, but also give you classic, timeless portraits? Who helps you feel comfortable in front of the camera and guides you into genuine interaction with one another?

Then I might be the right photographer for you.

Your wedding photographs don’t have to be stiff or awkward. What if instead, they were fun, lighthearted and full of emotion, but also included the messy parts — the tears, the last hug with mom before you walk down the aisle, your dog stealing a slice a cake. Because let’s be honest, your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience that deserves to be captured beautifully, authentically and boldly.


“We’ll always be able to look back and remember how we felt in those moments, something that is truly invaluable.”

-Haley & Allyson

Joshua Wilton House


J.Q. Dickenson

Blue Ridge Parkway Anniversary Photoshoot

“Kara was incredibly flexible & easy to work with! She provided an extensive list of recommended locations and they ended up being the perfect mountain views. She made us laugh & dealt with our crazy pups like a seasoned pro. We couldn't be happier with our photographs and will be sharing them far & wide. Highly recommend!”


Hi! I’m Kara

I’m a wedding and elopement photographer based in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Charleston, West Virginia. The Blue Ridge Mountains are in my bones and I love exploring Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway with my clients (and their dogs!)

I love dogs so if you have one, please bring it! (like seriously - I really love dogs - we have four). You can also probably find me in flannel, making pour over coffee, hiking, or talking to my 93-year-old grandmother on the phone.

I’m a big planner (as in one of those people who really enjoys it), so you might be surprised at how quickly i’ll get back to you when you inquire and all the ideas I’ll send your way for engagement session locations or elopement ideas after you book.

Ready to plan your adventure? Get in touch and I’ll get back to you with my Welcome Guide in 48 hours or less.