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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 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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Today is the day for Miss Savannah & Kasey! They are truly *best friends* meant to spend the rest of their lives together! They are so in sync.. It’s the kind of love that we all want!  We started our shoot at Marshall University where they both are going to college and ended in one of my […]

Savannah + Kasey

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Let’s get real for a second! About four years ago, I decided to take a leap of faith and begin this photography business! I called my step-mom and said.. ok. We both love this so.. why not? What do we have to lose? Well.. guess what! NOTHING! We have gained so much from this journey! […]

7 Goals & God Sized Dreams

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Meet the Crawfords: Huntington, Wv Wedding at St. Joe Catholic Church. Reception was at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. 

The Crawfords

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Kara Blakeman Photography: Kacie and Matt engagement session. Huntington, Wv. 

Kacie + Matt Engagement

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Ashley & Tate’s little ones are so full of energy. They definitely made it fun for me! I love when little ones play during their sessions! Something about a child’s laugh 🙂 Have I mentioned how blessed I am to be doing this job?? Not to mention, it was so nice re-connecting with Ashley after […]

Parker Family

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Morgan Kelley Bridal Portraits – Ritter Park Rose Garden

Morgan Ruley Bridals

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I met Haley a couple years ago at the New Approach Jewelry School. She is one of those girls that you love from the very first moment you talk to her. She is a girls girl, a guys girl and every mom’s dream for a daughter-in-law.  I met Steven at their engagement session and knew […]

The Bairds at The Conservatory at Waterstone in Acworth, GA

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Stephanie and Skyler Smith Maternity: It’s a GIRL!

Savannah Grace Smith

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Destination wedding at Grace Valley Farm in Shelbyville, Tn – by Kara Blakeman Photography based out of West Virginia.

The Hadleys

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Clara + Matthew Edmunds’ Fall Wedding in West Virginia

Clara + Matthew