Hi! I’m Kara

Probably the first thing anyone learns about me is that I love dogs. A lot. My husband and I have four and let’s just put it this way — when we rescued the last one, we ended up buying a mini-van so everyone could travel with us when we left home #nodogleftbehind. So needless to say, if you want to bring your dog to your session or wedding, I’d be thrilled.

I’m from the Shenandoah Valley, but my husband and I currently live in Charleston, West Virginia. We are expecting our fist child in September so we are planning on moving back to the Valley full-time in 2020! Current ideas for places to land include Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Richmond or Roanoke =). Have a vote? Let me know!

Wherever we choose, it will be close to hiking. Shenandoah National Park is one of my favorite places in the whole world and exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains with couples (and their dogs) is basically a dream come true. Over the last couple of years, I’ve done a pretty good job at getting to most of the natural wonders in Central Virginia and West Virginia as well and am particularly obsessed with Dolly Sods and Canaan Valley. Hey you DC folks — that’s an easy trek for you and well worth it!

 When I’m not photographing weddings or elopements, I’m generally doing yoga, cooking, hiking with the dogs or planning the next adventure with my husband.  To see some of my personal adventures, check out these blog posts or the slideshow below!


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