I was a big reader when I was little - especially fantasy books like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia. When the story finished I'd make up my own, inserting myself as a character in the storyline. This was my favorite game for years.
As I grew older I began to write, and for the last three years I've made my living as a journalist.
My love of stories has never left.
My philosophy at Kara Leigh Creative is that, fundamentally, I'm a creative visual storyteller. That means I prefer to catch you in action, rather than to ask you to put an arm here, stare at the camera, and smile like my husband and I are doing below. Although, not going to lie, I really like this picture of us ☺. Just because I'll rarely tell you to look at the camera doesn't mean we won't get a few traditional shots.
What I will do is take the time to get to know you and your story. Then I'll help you tell it. It's not easy being in front of the camera, but it can be comfortable and fun.
What I will do is give you prompts designed to help you relax, laugh and enjoy the session like "whisper something dirty in his/her ear," or ask you to write love letters beforehand to read aloud at the end of the session. Whatever seems to fit with YOU as a couple. Are you awkward? That's totally fine. Nervous about how you look? No problem. Everyone has a story worth documenting.
Finally, I'm totally willing to try whatever you want. Want to go on a hike with your dogs and take photos in the mountains? Yes, please. Interested in a Sunday morning in-home session? I'm there. Want documentary family pictures during the annual beach/lake vacation. Yes!
Kara Leigh (but really I just go by Kara).