Hi Friends!

My name is Kara. I have been doing full-time photo and video work for about 3 years now. After graduating in 2015 from Judson University I tried to be sensible and get a “real” job, but my creative side was always pulling me in a different direction. In the summer of 2016 I quit my job and decided to take on a new life adventure…best decision I have ever made.


To date I have done over 50 weddings and countless photography projects / portrait sessions. Best part of my job is making memories, and having a blast with my clients.

Aside from my work I am an avid outdoorsy girl, singer, coffeeshop goer, Netflix binger, restaurant connoisseur, and follower of Jesus. ALSO I recently got engaged to the greatest and most handsome guy around…yes I’m biased…and I LOVE that I get to be in the same stage of life as all the couples that I work with!  Like seriously how cool is that??


I love to experience new places and spaces with the people I love most! My recent travels have taken me to:

Glacier National Park – Montana

Acadia National Park – Maine

Disney World

Nashville TN

Telluride, CO

Anywhere my car will take me in the Midwest


“Life is not what you experience, it’s what allows you to experience.”  I believe that this life is meant to be lived with all that we have. That is what makes photography so exhilarating to me. Capturing each experience with a memory helps remind myself to keep creating and enjoying all that life has to offer.

Follow Along on Instagram: @karagardnerphoto

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