Hi I’m Kara!


I love the mountains — particularly the Blue Ridge — and have a long list of locations and adventure ideas to share with you for your engagement or anniversary session.

But when I’m not out hiking, I’m a serious homebody and if staying home, drinking coffee and making pancakes in your PJs is more of your style then I’m totally down to do a cute in-home session instead. We’ll play some music, cuddle with the dog and document your life together.

Speaking of dogs…I have four! Two we inherited from my mom, one my husband and I got together and a rescue pit bull who is 85 percent sweet and 15 percent ornery. Give or take on the day. So I also offer pet sessions! And have lots of experience working with dogs of all different kinds of temperaments and “goodness.”

I’ve always loved stories and am a big reader. So when we work together, my goal is to document your love story and capture the real, authentic moments that tell the story of you.

My husband Austin and I live in Charleston, but both sets of family are in the Shenandoah Valley - his towards Staunton, mine towards Ruckersville - and my grandmother lives right outside Shenandoah National Park, so I split the business between the two places. Getting married in Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Luray or pretty much anywhere in there abouts? I travel there for free for both weddings and engagements - and we're in the Valley enough that we can often meet in-person for consults too! I’m also always up for travel — just get in touch!

Interested in learning more? Fill out the form and I’ll send you information on weddings, elopements and adventure sessions!