Adventurous Love Stories

Creative, Candid and Authentic Wedding & Elopement Photography

Have you been looking for a photographer who is fun and can really capture the raw, un-staged moments, but also guide you when needed? Who is relaxed and confident and helps you feel comfortable in front of the camera but is also able to handle challenging lighting situations or funky family dynamics?

Then I might be the right photographer for you.

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.

Isabelle and Collin

Miguella and John

Allyson and Haley

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!


I’m Kara Leigh Ardron

I’m a wedding and elopement photographer based in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Charleston, West Virginia. For me, the beauty of life is found in the little moments, in simple love, in holding hands and snatched embraces.

I wear a lot of flannel and leggings, make pour over coffee, and would rather hike in the mountains in rain, shine or snow than visit a theme park. Except for MAYBE Harry Potter World, because…it’s Harry Potter.

I also love dogs (like seriously - I really love dogs - we have four), hiking, public radio, naps, the Blue Ridge mountains, cooking from scratch and talk to my 93-year-old grandmother on a daily basis.

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