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

groom twirls bride around on lawn at Wide Awake Plantation

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Mackenzie & Travis  Elegant Wedding Day in Hollywood SC with Ivory Details Congratulations to Mackenzie and Travis! Their classic Old Wide Awake wedding day in Charleston SC was so dreamy and I can’t wait for you to see it. Every detail of this beautiful celebration was so carefully planned and executed so well, it was […]

Classic Old Wide Awake Wedding in Charleston SC 

How to Decide on a First Look for Your Charleston Wedding shared by destination wedding photographer Kara Blakeman Photography.

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To do a first look or not, that is the question! As a Charleston wedding photographer, one of the most common questions from couples planning their wedding day is if a couple should plan to do a first look. I definitely have an opinion on first looks as your photographer. But I’m also truly about […]

How to Decide on a First Look for Your Charleston Wedding

Charleston wedding at the Cedar Room photographed by Charleston SC wedding photographer Kara Blakeman Photography

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Reagan & Brendan An elegant wedding at The Cedar Room in Charleston, SC Reagan and Brendan are married! They had a gorgeous classic Charleston wedding day at the Cedar Room. From the start, Reagan and Brendan knew they’d want an indoor ceremony and some place to accommodate all of their loved ones. Cedar Room turned […]

Romantic Cedar Room Wedding