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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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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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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  This is going to be the short version..but really raw. I am going to share some things I haven’t shared with anyone but my close friends and family and some other things that I may as well have shouted from rooftops 😉 In January, I needed a confidence booster, a support system, FAITH & […]

Royal Glam Squad

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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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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