Welcome! My name is Kara Coleen and I am a destination Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer.
I'm a Los Angeles native raised in Redondo Beach, CA. and I currently reside in the greater Washington D.C. area. I've lived in London and New York, and I even got a taste of Southern livin' in North Carolina while completing my MBA from Duke University.
I have traveled all over for weddings and portrait sessions, and I am happy to travel anywhere both domestically and internationally.
I absolutely love my family and my friends. They complete me. I adore my little pitt-mix Gally, even if she does prefer my mom, and I am the very proud aunt of the most beautiful little girl in the world, my niece Christina.
I like to live my life by one simple mantra - "Happiness isn't the destination, its the journey. "
My junior year of high school I went on a two week school trip to France. My mother entrusted me with her new SLR Canon and I, upon my return, presented her with 11 rolls of film that needed developing. No questions asked, she developed every roll, every picture whether it was of a chateau in the Loire Valley, the beaches at Normandy, or a sleeping classmate on the bus... with duplicates. She recognized my love of photography from a very young age and always encouraged it. While I continued to document life's moments through the eye of the lens, it would be years before assuming the title of "Photographer". Until a few years ago, it was just one of those things I just did without the label.
Then Facebook happened. Tagging happened. I started getting emails from friends asking me to send them the photos I'd posted. And I realized something. Everyone loves having their moments captured, but not everyone necessarily wants to do the capturing. Whereas I do. I love it in fact.
And so began my career in photography. Now that I've been a professional photographer for over 3 years, I can truly say I am passionate about what I do. With each photo session, I take away something new about life, love and family, and I feel that much more connected to the people around me.
Please feel free to contact me anytime! I look forward to shooting your next big moment!
~ Kara Coleen ~