Meet Kara Cooper


I first started photographing in my hometown of Akron, Ohio in 2005. I became drawn to the tactile feeling of developing prints and watching the images emerge in the darkroom. As my visual interest grew so did my insatiable desire to create more. I received a BA in Photography, traveled around the world and moved to the west coast where I’ve been since. As a trained life coach and model, I guide my subjects lightly rather than heavily posing them. It is especially cathartic and empowering for people to do Intimate Portraits with me.

I’ve been capturing weddings since 2011. Alongside working with photography studios and second shooting for a series of years, I have been solo shooting. As a recently married woman who planned my own wedding, I know how to help you get the most out of your big day with my photo coverage.

Whether it’s natural light or studio light, portraits or weddings, people say great things! Other popular shoots include: Family, headshots, senior photos, event coverage, boudoir and fine art nude photography.

Book a session, ask a question or just say hello here. Headshots start at $250. Portrait sessions range from $400-1000. Elopements start at $1500 and weddings at $2300.  You can give anonymous feedback on these rates here. Based in Portland and also experienced in photographing in Hood River, San Francisco, Hawaii, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Akron ♥ area, etc.

I am a published photographer with my full CV on LinkedIn (under “Photographer” within “see more”)

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