Telling Stories of Love and Life

Creative, yet classic, artistic and timeless wedding & elopement photography 

Kara Leigh Creative is a wedding and elopement photography company also specializing in adventure (hiking usually) sessions and in-home sessions. We adore creative ideas (hence the name) and documenting your life story. Want more information? Get in touch! 

We're based in Charleston, West Virginia and Charlottesville, Virginia. Why two places? We live in West Virginia, but both our families are in the Shenandoah Valley so the business is split between the two spots. We love to travel and other frequently served locations include all of West Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, including Shenandoah National Park, Washington, DC, and up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Real Life Love, on the Blog 

But most people, except maybe dad, call me Kara.

I'm a wedding, elopement and lifestyle photographer based in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Charleston, West Virginia. I love dogs (like seriously - I really love dogs - we have four), hiking, public radio, naps, the blue ridge mountains and good homemade food.

I'm always up for an adventure but am an outgoing introvert so on a rainy day you can find me curled up in bed with my husband and dogs reading books, listening to podcasts or watching the latest detective/Marvel show on Netflix. 


I would recommend Kara to anyone, she will make you feel comfortable and help you get the best images even if you aren’t “photogenic.” She was so easy to work with and you can tell she is truly passionate about capturing the moment. You will not regret booking with Kara and plan on being more than satisfied with her work.
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!
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