Hi! I'm Kara Gwyn, a wedding and special event photographer serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country and beyond. Never missing a beat, I focus on the natural beauty of candid moments and capture them with a unique style of photography, combining lifestyle, photojournalism, and fashion.
Your photographer sets the tone for any kind of session. For weddings, your photographer is with you more throughout the day than just about anyone else, so it’s important to choose someone you are comfortable and at ease with. It’s been a delight working with countless amazing couples and it brings me great joy to encourage every one that I work with to feel comfortable and radiant in front of my camera. I dance the line between being a fly on the wall and carefully capturing every moment- never at a distance, never missing a beat. With great care and attention to detail, the images you’ll receive are just that of your memories from the day; intimate, near, and dear to your heart.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Dylan Gilbert · Getting married on 09/22/2020
Kara helped make the best weekend of my life a reality!!Sent on 09/05/2019
She was patient through many ups and downs during scheduling and was incredibly professional in handling some of the curve balls thrown at us from our venue. Kara was so passionate about her work and this was directly reflected in the quality and result of the photos. I couldn't ask for a better person to work with, my fiance and I felt relaxed and focused on the engagement shoot, Kara had everything else covered. I will try and hire Kara again as our wedding photographer. I can't stress it enough, Kara was such a pleasure to work with, and most importantly a very real and genuine person.
If you're reading this review look no further, hire Kara she is amazing!
Kara Gwyn Photography's reply:Awe, thank you so much for the kind words Dylan & Nicole! It was a blast working with your bright spirits in gorgeous wine country. I really appreciated your enthusiasm for our creative photo session. I wish you both all the best and I hope to work with you again!
Yuriy Tsurkan · Married on 07/20/2019
My Wife and I had a wonderful time with Kara. She was professional and responsive. Her work is memorable for years to come. Kara is an artist who has the imagination to pair unique scenery, poses and colors into artistic and fun photos worth framing.Sent on 09/06/2019
Kara Gwyn Photography's reply:Thank you so much Yuriy! It was truly wonderful getting to know you and Yelena. You two are such a sweet couple and I appreciate the warmth that you and your family welcomed me with. Thanks for having me there to document your special day! Wishing you both all the best :)
Sarah Donovan · Married on 03/01/2019
Wonderful wedding photographer!!
We booked Kara for our small spring wedding in March and she was great from start to finish! Kara is so easy to work with and made us feel at ease for the full shoot. She was kind enough to drive us to our locations and was enthusiastic about where to shoot! Kara is flexible and generous with her time - She sent us hundreds of photos from five locations in a four hour slot! I would recommend her for any occasion!!Sent on 09/05/2019
Kara Gwyn Photography's reply:I had so much fun with you two! Thanks for being such troopers as we traipsed around SF and the Marin Headlands for our amazing photo session! I'm so happy you are as thrilled about your photos as I am :) Thank you for the kind words and I wish you all the best!
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