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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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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

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Anna & Caleb | The Venue At The Edge The weather this time of year in Ky is so unpredictable.. and most the time when it says it will rain, it means the sun will most likely come out at *some* point. But, on Saturday, the weather decided to stay true to the forecast, adding […]

Mr. & Mrs. Warnimont

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Leading up to Anthony & Nicole’s wedding day, there were quite a few hiccups but on the day of, not even 90% chance of downpours was going to rain on there perfect day!

Nicole + Anthony

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Tayler and Nathan’s winter engagement session with their french bulldog puppies in Barboursville, Wv. Photographer: Kara Blakeman Photography

Tayler + Nathan | Barboursville, WV Engagement

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To help out with all those engagement outfit woes, I put together 10 tips that will help prepare you find your perfect outfit for your engagement pictures with Kara Blakeman Photography!

What Do We Wear To Our Engagement Session?

Snowy engagement session in front of the mill and the waterfall at Babcock State Park in West Virginia.

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Emily and Steve’s snowy engagement session at Babcock State Park, WV in January of 2020.

Emily + Steve | Winter Engagement at Babcock State Park, WV

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5 Tips to Help You Get Through Family Formals

5 Tips to Help You Get Through Family Formals

Bride and Groom snuggle before their wedding ceremony and reception at The Maylon House in Milton, WV.

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Greenville, SC Native Sean Parsons marries his college sweetheart, Ariana Perry of Huntingtown, Maryland at the Maylon House in Milton, WV.

Mr. & Mrs. Parsons | The Venetian Estate

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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