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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, currently residing in SW WV, but we are dreaming of relocating to a place that has more sunny days than clouds, filled with front porch sitting, sweet tea sippin' (or diet coke), morning beach strolls with the dogs year round! 

I'm Kara

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Janessa and Brandon Myers wedding: Ashland Train Depot in Ashland, KY. This DIY wedding was simply perfection! The bride chose colors of Wine, Mauve Blush paired with greenery.

Photographed by Kara Blakeman Photography is a WV, KY, SC & TN & destination Wedding Photographer.

Mr. + Mrs. Myers | The Ashland Train Depot

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If you know me any at all, you know that I am a very sentimental person. When I started seeing all the little details that Corey snuck in to surprise his sweet bride, I knew it was going to be a joyous yet tear-filled day! The Barn at the Olde Homestead in Ona, West Virginia […]

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis | The Barn At The Olde Homestead | Wedding

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Gratitude time ☺️As I type this, I should probably be packing..but like always, I am not. I am distracted by this feeling of gratitude, reminiscing to where all this started! Fifteen years ago, I took my first SLR given to me by step-mom to NYC. I lugged that thing everywhere and captured one of my […]

Hopes, Dreams & Future

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Kayla & Garrett’s romantic destination wedding at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia on the Lawn at the Mountain Lodge.

Kayla + Garrett | Snowshoe, WV | Wedding

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Taylor and Andy’s Rose Garden Engagement session by Kara Blakeman Photography in Huntington, West Virginia

Taylor + Andy | Huntington, Wv Engagement

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Liz + Ethan, Destination wedding at CJ’s off the Square in Franklin, Tn.

Ethan + Liz, Cj’s Off The Square, Franklin, Tn

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LIFE. it is so hard.. right?? Things pop up. Have you ever had a nagging feeling to pursue something but you were afraid? I encourage you.. DO IT! Why??? Read on 🙂

Check yourself before you wreck yourself…

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West Virginia Boho / Chic inspired wedding in Barboursville, WV

Chikapin Hill, Briar Patch Wedding Barn | Megan & Lucas | WV Wedding Photographer

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I went from broken to trying to stay positive, striving to see the bright side of everything. Through grace, I have found peace!

Let go and Let….

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Liz and Ethan’s engagement session at Harlinsdale Farm, downtown Franklin, Tennessee and Cj’s Off The Square

Liz + Ethan Engagement