Imagine enjoying your wedding day stress-free with the people you love knowing everything is being documented with candid images and film that will transport you right back into the moments as you felt them. Photos you're proud of because they're freaking epic and honest and beautiful. Photos that not only tell your story, but are art in and of themselves.
"Investing in Kara was the best financial decision we made for our wedding. Kara's work is timeless, stunning and captured our story and day in exactly the way we were hoping for...and then some. Kara was extremely intentional about making sure she understood our vision for the day and how we wanted her work to highlight our experience. The way Kara uses light in her images is absolutely breathtaking...we were brought to tears by our sneak peek that she sent us during our honeymoon. Make sure you get her album in your package- it is a true work of art, so high quality and again surpassed our expectations." - Emily & Daniel
When you book with me, you get me! I photograph or film every wedding myself. When you book both photo and video I come with a team of skilled colleagues to get the absolute best, most cohesive product possible for you.
You will receive all the edited high-resolution digital files from your wedding day delivered in an online gallery. You can use this gallery to view, share and print your photos.
Whether it's vendor recommendations or feedback on shoe choice or help crafting your day-of timeline, I'm available for you!
I photograph weddings within a three-hour radius of Roanoke, Virginia. Within that radius, there are no travel fees, ever! Your package is all inclusive :). Outside of that radius, I'm happy to refer you to other local photographers!
You do not have to wait for months to see your photos when you work with me. I send out a 30+ photo sneak peek sampling of your day within 48 business hours of your wedding so you can quickly share a preview of stunning photos with your friends and family.
Wedding Ceremony Film
Schedule a free consultation call. When you and I connect on the phone, we’ll talk about your vision for your day. You can ask me any questions you might have and we can make sure you are 100% confident I’m the right fit to photograph and film your amazing wedding.
If you need planning help – like finding your venue or recommendations for other vendors – I’ll send those to you. We’ll also schedule your engagement session, if applicable. Throughout the entire process I’ll always be a phone call or email away.
Your wedding day rolls around and I’ll be there to document your incredible experience from start to finish.
I do! I do! I offer both wedding ceremony films and highlight films. Feel free to check out some of my recent work on Vimeo.
My work is broken up pretty evenly between traditional weddings (normally held in Charlottesville or Southwestern Virginia), adventure elopements and micro/intimate weddings. I also do a lot of adventure portrait sessions in Shenandoah National Park or in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Sometimes! Small weddings I typically shoot solo. Big weddings I typically have a second shooter
All travel fees are included(!!!) within a three hour drive of Roanoke. That means if you are planning a wedding in Charlottesville or anywhere in the Shenandoah Valley or Shenandoah National Park or Boone, NC or the New River Gorge National Park, there are absolutely no travel fees for your wedding. I don't currently take on weddings outside of that radius.
- I can seamlessly switch between photo and video when capturing your day
- I'm *really* good at helping people feel comfortable in front of the camera quickly
- I'm equally happy getting up at 3am and hiking up to a summit to watch you exchange your vows at sunrise as I am capturing an epic hopping reception at a local vineyard.
- Your gallery is *never* stiff, but WILL include a perfect mix of timeless, editorial-style portraits and natural, candid moments
Let me explain why not: your wedding deserves SO MUCH MORE than just an hour or two of coverage. This is a momentous event in your life. It deserves more documentation, more lasting photographic memories, than a quick one-off.
A Roanoke-based wedding photographer and filmmaker.
I believe it's the little moments in life that are the most beautiful. Your mom's look of pride, the comfort of a friend, being wrapped in the arms of the person you love. Those moments are what we will be remember when we are old and grey. My job is to document those moments in a way that not only helps you remember what happened, but how you felt when it was happening. Because your story matters and it deserves to be documented beautifully and honestly.