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.
9 Reviews for Kara Gwyn Photography
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!
Jaclyn Franchetti · Married on 10/10/2019
Kara was an amazing photographer. Since this was an elopement and we are not from San Francisco it was important to find someone who would be willing to run around the whole city with us, while keeping in mind how important these photos would be to our family since they were not there. From the beginning, she took the time to get to know us and our story. The day we got married was the first time we met Kara, I was a little nervous hiring a photographer I never met halfway across the US. From the beginning to end communication with Kara was seamless. I highly recommend Kara to capture your special day. We didn't hire a photographer we hired a friend we hadn't met yet. Thank you Kara for following your passion, we will cherish our photos and memories with you forever!Sent on 12/10/2019
Kara Gwyn Photography's reply:Jaclyn it was such an honor to photograph your fairytale elopement! I absolutely loved traipsing around the city with the two of you. Your energy together warmed my heart and lit up my camera. Working with the two of you and enjoying a day full of laughs and gorgeous backdrops is one of the major reasons I love my job! Congratulations to you both and thanks again for choosing me to be the one lucky guest at your wedding :)
Yashar · Married on 09/11/2019
Couldn't ask for anything better!
Words cannot communicate how grateful I feel for finding Kara. I was new to the Bay Area and clueless to where would be a good location for the proposal. Kara patiently helped me with finding my favorite spot, planing the photo shoot (she has cool strategies to keep it a surprise lol), and executing perfectly. My fiancé had no idea Kara was taking pictures from us until after I proposed. Of course then Kara had all these amazing recommended poses that actually came out magical. Pictures look amazing. So many nice ones that we can't choose which one we want to show to people, so we have to show all of them lol. So so happy with everything! Thank you so much Kara!!!Sent on 01/08/2020
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