I was born in Barboursville, Wv but my heart lives in Charleston, SC where the sea breeze refreshes my soul and the golden sunlight dances in the shades of the age old angel oaks. My husband and I are newlyweds with dreams of living near the ocean for YEARS! Earlier this spring, God opened a door that finally made that dream a reality!

Not only will I share weddings, engagements & tips here, I will also be sharing some of what life looks like as we transition to Charleston living!

I'm Kara

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This Charleston, SC wedding at the iconic Old Wide Awake Venue was supposed to look different but with a hurricane in the forecast, plans had to change a bit.

Old Wide Awake Wedding

Charleston, SC Wedding Elopement at Planters Inn

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With low expectations on finding love during a pandemic.. A year & a half later, we celebrate their wedding elopement at The Planters Inn, Charleston, SC

Wilsons | Charleston, SC Wedding Photographer

Engagement Session Downtown Charleston, SC

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This Charleston, SC engagement session started at the iconic pink hotel on Meeting St, then we headed off towards one of my favorite, picture perfect streets!

Hannah + Damian | Charleston, SC Engagement

Engagement Session Tips and Tricks

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Getting your picture taken can feel a little intimidating. To help with your engagement session experience, I am sharing a few helpful tips!

Engagement Session Tips

Wedding Elopement at the Gadsden House in Charleston SC

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You can have your cake and eat it too! Charleston’s Gadsden House allows you the ability to have your perfect wedding, microwedding or elopement!

Intimate Elopement Editorial at The Gadsden House, Charleston, SC

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3 perfect Wedding and Engagement portrait locations in Charleston, SC

Three Beautiful Engagement and Wedding Portrait Locations For The Charleston Bride

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Charleston, SC Wedding Photographer captures couple’s Engagement pictures along Rainbow Row and the waterfront of the Battery.

Audrey & Brandon’s Charleston, SC Engagement

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Roebling Bridge and Ault Park, Cincinnati, Ohio engagement pictures with Kara Blakeman Photography

Kelli + Jake | Cincinnati Engagement

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Bride and Groom marry at Bride’s family’s wedding venue, Briar Patch Wedding Farm in Barboursville, WV.

Mr. + Mrs. Peck

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Valley Park – Hurricane, WV I met Willis and Tabitha through another photogapher friend of mine – and what a blessing it was! Willis is probably the most outgoing person I have ever met and I am pretty sure he knows every single person in the tri-state! We met for dinner two weeks before the […]

Mr. & Mrs. Johnson