Hey! You look like somebody that believes that a happy, love-filled marriage is so much more than a beautiful wedding day... although I'll take any excuse to eat cake. My name is Kara, and I'm a wedding and elopement photographer based in New York City (with a passport that goes everywhere).
I believe that photography is more than a vendor to check off your list. I absolutely love connecting with couples on a personal level and getting to know each other throughout the entire planning process. I want to hear all about how you and your fiance met, your dating years, how they proposed, and every single detail for your big day! I'll be there for you from before your wedding even begins, all the way through you busting a move out on the dance floor. So for all those butterfilies that you think can't possibly be captured by a camera- I can do it.
My shooting style is classic + candid, centered on emotions. I'm passionate about retelling couple’s love stories through my detailed images. I loves the intimate moments, big laughs, and everything in between. I will capture each fleeting look, momentary emotion, and real interaction- naturally, as they occur. You can expect to end up with hundreds of laughing, happiness-ridden, emotion-filled photos, as well as plenty of traditional photos showcasing the beauty of your wedding day.
There is so much joy and excitement in store for you- I can't wait to celebrate along with you! Pop over to my website to find more examples of my work, read blogs filled with photos, and reach out directly through my contact form!
Every wedding package comes with a Pre-Planning Consultation, at least 6 hours of wedding day coverage, a second shooter, and hi-res digital images, fully edited in the Kara McCurdy signaure style and delivered in an online gallery. In addition to booking a wedding photography session, couples can also book a boudoir shoot, engagement shoot, or trash-the-dress shoot. For couples looking for a little extra coverage, Kara does provide additional hours and third shooter options.
Kara McCurdy, owner and photographer, received a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Photography. While Kara is based in New York, traveling to far off locations to capture couples on their big day is no problem at all for her.
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15 Reviews for Kara McCurdy Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kimberly English · Married on 12/14/2019
Photographer of my Dreams!
After booking Kara for our engagement shoot, there was no one else we could imagine hiring as our wedding photographer for our destination wedding. Kara is hilarious, clever, and enthusiastic about what she does. She is such a natural leader, and she made taking photos so much fun with her casual directions and jokesSent on 01/11/2020
S J · Getting married on 05/20/2022
Kara was extremely wonderful to work with. She was quick to respond and flexible when we had to reschedule the first time due to inclement weather. During the shoot, she was a natural at making us feel comfortable and incorporated everything we wanted. Her photos are beautiful and warm and everything I could have hoped for.Sent on 11/22/2020
Anna Gusselnikova · Getting married on 09/11/2021
Couples Photoshoot and then Elopement
**Updating my review because Kara also shot our elopement!**
We are so beyond happy that we booked Kara as our wedding photographer!
When COVID 19 happened and we didn't know what will happen to our wedding, Kara was very professional and made sure to keep in touch with us. She was also very flexible and understanding, since our plans changed a couple of times during the course of the pandemic (went from full wedding, to downsized, then to an elopement all together).
During this difficult time she was always excited about our event and that excitement was comforting and contagious. Thank you Kara!
Needless to say, she met with us before our elopement to discuss what photo moments were most important to us, she also sent us a thorough questionnaire to fill out. So that she knows exactly what shots we wanted.
On the day of our wedding she was professional, on time and cheery as ever! She was also very helpful since I didn't have anyone there to help me get ready.
She made the whole process feel natural and comfortable. We had such a great time that we almost lost track of time!
You really want a vendor who is just as excited as you about your special day, and Kara is definitely that person! She was so excited to edit the photos, we had some sneak peeks from her in literally hours after our ceremony! How amazing is that!? Not to mention all of them turned out gorgeous! The composition and story telling of these photos perfectly capture our relationship in our favorite city :)
We got lucky and won a mini session with Kara!
She was super flexible on scheduling the date, sent a very professional breakdown of our mini session , and helped us come up with a fun theme for the shoot! We ended up doing a pizza and beer picnic in the park.
The shoot was super fun and natural. She has a great eye for composition and is great at suggesting poses that feel natural and look great in photos. Kara made us laugh so much during the shoot and kept up the conversation that whole time we didn’t even notice that our time was up!
She was just as excited about our shoot as we were and just in few days we had our photos!
We were so happy with the results and her customer service, that we decided to book her for our wedding!Sent on 07/08/2019
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