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now offering videography

now offering videography 

All you have to do is show up and have a great time and I'll take care of the rest

Your memories, documented boldly

What would the best day of your life look like?

Dream big! What would you eat? What would you do? Where would you go? Who would be there?

That vision that you’re conjuring up right now is what your wedding day should be! Maybe for you, your best day ever starts with watching the sun rise over the mountains with the love of your life and having an amazing dinner later that day with friends and family. Maybe you host a great party where you get to kick off your shoes and dance. Maybe you rent a boat and spend the day on the water.

Just keep in mind, weddings do not have to be stressful or inauthentic to who you are and what you love to do. If you are feeling like your wedding is becoming a day for everyone but you two, then I suggest you pause, revaluate and make the day completely your own.

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Weddings

Wedding Gallery

STARTING AT $3300


My coverage ranges anywhere from 6-10 hours depending on your wedding size, location and most importantly what you want!

I include a second shooter for longer days and a higher guest count to be sure we capture every single moment possible!

No additional travel costs for any wedding within three hours of Charlottesville, VA.

Each package includes a sneak peek of your images within 48 hours of your session, plus access to my Comprehensive Wedding Planning Guide.

Here’s more about this package. Take a look and then let's chat!

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 Elopements

STARTING AT $2997

Each elopement package comes with, planning guidance including custom ceremony location suggestions, help planning your post-ceremony celebration, Airbnb/VRBO finding and connecting you to other vendors.

Access to the 40 page Comprehensive Elopement Guide with tips on things like how to navigate family matters, how to handle weather and what adventures to include on your day.

A sneak peek of your images within 48 hours of your session.

And, last but not least, no additional travel costs for any wedding within three hours of Charlottesville, VA.

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Adventure Sessions

STARTING AT $650

2+ hours photo coverage including beautiful high-resolution digital files and printing rights.

Travel costs within two hours of Charlottesville, VA.

Location suggestions tailored just for you.

Access to the Adventure Session Guide with tips on what to wear, how to handle weather and how to prepare for your session.

Sneak peek of your images within 48 hours of your session.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WILL YOU PLAN OUR WEDDING FOR US?

After you book, if you are eloping or planning an intimate wedding, I’ll send a “getting to know you” questionnaire. Based on your responses to that questionnaire I typically send three detailed suggestions for what to do on your day and any vendor recommendations you might need. You can either pick one of the options or pick and choose different elements to craft a day that feels right to you. Once you’ve picked your options, you then do all of the booking on your own. If you are having a traditional(ish) wedding, I typically help craft the day-of timeline.

DO YOU SHOOT BIG WEDDINGS?

Yes! Mainly it’s really important to me to work with couples who are planning a wedding that gives them life — whatever that looks like. Not what your parents want, or what all your friends did, but that speaks to you and reflects your relationship and the people and things you love.

DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND SHOOTER?

Yes and no. Elopements that book only photography I typically shoot solo as well as intimate weddings. When you book me for both photo and video I bring a second shooter with me. My two traditional(ish) wedding packages nclude a second shooter and it’s always an option to add one on. The bigger the wedding, the more moving parts. Since I can only be in one place at once, a second photographer gives you different angles, more images and a unique perspective. The seconds I work with are all local wedding photographers who own their own businesses and are talented creatives in their own right

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

Yes! In 2021 I am only traveling within a two hour drive of Charlottesville, Virginia, since I’m having a baby in June! Travel costs are included in that radius, which includes much of Virginia and Washington DC. I do occasionally take on weddings outside of this radius — just contact me for a custom quote. When I do take on outside weddings, my travel fee is a flat fee that covers everything — accommodations, food, travel etc.

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WORDS THAT MELT MY HEART

NEXT ONE PLEASE

Annie

Kara’s presence throughout the day was calming, supportive and fun! Kara will capture the raw emotions of your wedding while leaving space for you to soak in every sweet moment with your person. Afterwards, a family member asked if some of our photos were posed or prompted (us crying together during vows)… nope! Kara has such a special talent and unique eye for capturing these memories so beautifully.

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(ELOPEMENT, 2020)

Elisa

Kara is from the area and knows it like the back of her hand. She knew the exact spot we were getting married, where the sun will be at what time, what we needed to bring and keep in mind…I suggest getting as much time with her as you can. Between the detailed shots, family, individual shots... there is just so much to capture…If we could do it again we would do it just the same.

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ON THE BLOG

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(ELOPEMENT, 2020)

Haley

We’ll always be able to look back and remember how we felt in those moments, something that is truly invaluable.

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(WEDDING, 2020)

Brittany

Kara made my wedding day happen! Everything from finding the location, helping me find a florist, and pick out an airbnb. If it wasn't for her the day wouldn't have happened so easily. Through the entire process Kara hung in there every time I changed my mind (67 times to be exact, including my wedding date!) and handled all of it so kindly. She builds a quick relationship with you and brings out the most real emotion in the pictures.

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(ELOPEMENT, 2019)

Katelyn

Kara shot our wedding and put together the most beautiful wedding videos that we will cherish forever! Her adventurous personality shined through all of her creative ideas. Kara was a joy to work with and I’ll never forget our wedding day splashing in the creek thanks to her!

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(ELOPEMENT, 2019)

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