hello, my name is

Kara

I'm a photographer and graphic designer based in Dayton, OH. I grew up in a tiny town outside of Lima, OH. I moved to (what felt like at the time) the big city, Dayton when I was 18, fresh out of high school. I attended the School of Advertising Art (now The Modern College of Design) and graduated in 2015.
In 2017, I officially started my photography business. Just me and my Canon Rebel T3i. I started with families, seniors and yellow branding. After some major equipment upgrades, I jumped into weddings towards the end of 2017 and fell in love. I photographed 18 weddings in 2018, and I'm currently booking into 2020.
I might be based in Dayton, but I travel all over Ohio, as well as out of state. I'm so excited you're here and I can't wait to meet you!

"I guess the attitude that I've tried to create here is that I'm a friend first and a boss second and probably an entertainer third."

- Michael Scott

Quick Facts

My best friend/husband and I have been married since 2016. I'm SOOO thankful for his support in all of our adventures! He's from New York and his family lived in Florida for a while so we're no strangers to travel‚Äč.

The Office and Grey's Anatomy are my favorite shows. When I'm not behind my computer or my camera, I'm probably hanging out with Meredith Grey.

My favorite foods are cheese pizza, McDonald's sausage, egg and cheese muffins, and Hot Cheetos. I also like some healthy foods...

I'll purposely take the long way to drive on country roads.

Aaron and I have 3 cats. Luna, Ace and Charlie. We found Luna in the woods at my parents house and she was so sweet and gorgeous we had to bring her home. Ace was being given away at about 4 days old. We had to bottle feed him! Charlie was under the hood of a Prius at Aaron's work! Her nickname is PriusCat

I love classical music! I was in band through middle and high school, playing multiple different instruments. I would love to start playing music again!

I love cooking but I used to be sooo bad at it. Once, I accidentally pepper sprayed our entire house by being a bit too generous with cayenne pepper...

My cooking has since improved.

My favorite color is navy blue.  Navy was one of the colors at my wedding, my office is painted navy and grey and half of my wardrobe is dark blue.

I love teaching other photographers what I know. I've learned some amazing lessons from some super talented photographers and I would love to pass that along.

I'm an introverted extrovert. I used to be extremely introverted but when I started my business, I came out of my shell.