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

dad tosses toddler in the air during family photos on the beach in South Carolina

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The Crawfords Beach Family Portraits in Charleston I met Victoria when she was a bridesmaid for one of my brides at a wedding at Middleton Place here in Charleston, SC a couple years ago, so when she reached out about family portraits I was so excited. They were planning a last minute trip to Folly […]

Folly Beach Family Portraits at Sunset 

couple holds hands walking by ivy covered wall in Charleston French Quarter

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McKenzie and Chris Maternity Portraits in the French Quarter and Rainbow Row Congratulations, McKenzie and Chris! This sweet couple is expecting their first baby girl and wanted to celebrate with a sweet maternity session in Charleston. We planned an early morning session to beat the heat around the French Quarter and Rainbow Row – and […]

Downtown Charleston Maternity Portraits

couple poses with four year old on bridge during Magnolia Gardens family portraits

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Anniversary Portraits in Charleston SC Nicole and Marshall came to Charleston to celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary and decided to plan family portraits on their trip, too. 10 years ago, Nicole and Marshall were married at the beautiful Magnolia Gardens, so it made sense to return there for new portraits… this time with their four […]

Magnolia Gardens Family Portraits

kids hold hands during sunset Charleston beach family photos

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Tips to Create the Magical Portraits You’re Dreaming of During Your Beach Session Planning a family photo session on a Charleston beach this summer? Our beaches are some of the most beautiful in the area and they’re always so perfect for portrait sessions! In fact, many families plan their sessions here because they LOVE our […]

How to Get Dreamy Skies in Your Charleston Beach Family Photos 

husband an wife hold hands with two girls in pink dresses during Hampton Park family portraits

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Sweet Family Portraits in Charleston Park Jay and Laura just celebrated their 10 year anniversary in October so naturally, they wanted to have a family portrait session! They have two of the sweetest little girls I’ve ever met and I couldn’t wait to work with them here in Charleston. We all met up at Hampton […]

Hampton Park Family Portraits in Charleston SC

Engagement Photos with couple's new puppy in Barboursville, WV

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“My purpose, my whole life, had been to love him and be with him, to make him happy.” – A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron Dogs know how to make you laugh when you are down and when to snuggle you tighter when you are scared. They are the sweetest comforts, the best shoulders and […]

Moose, The Goldendoodle Pup

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Kara Blakeman Photography: Panama City Beach, The Lindseys

Destination Beach Session with the Lindseys

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Kara Blakeman Photography: Higgins Family Christmas Pictures + LipSense Wedding Shoot

Higgins Family + Wedding Fun

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Kara Blakeman Photography: Destination Family Shoot at Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach: The Mollohans