All of my favorite childhood memories are attached to photos. Perhaps this is because I was constantly looking through my old family photo books as a child, or maybe it's because I discovered you can capture MAGIC in photos! Photography has a way of letting you relive a moment in time and take you back like it just happened yesterday. More than words could ever do, photography can preserve a moment, an emotion, a feeling, and the story of your love.
My love and wonder for photography has always been within me. It's that same love and wonder I take with me every time I pull my camera out to capture these special moments for others. My focus is on capturing more than just pretty photos, but authentic moments that can be cherished for years to come. Photos that will feel like magic when you look at them because you can perfectly relive everything about that moment. When you see your photos you won't just see a couple posed on their wedding day, you will be drawn into that moments and taken back to relive what it felt like to be marrying your love!
Together we'll capture artful imagery of special moments on your wedding day to preserve the story of your love in a way that words alone could never capture.
Are you ready to tell your story in a unique way and have fun doing it?
I'm so glad you're here! I'm Kari, a joyful and enthusiastic life-getter! I love Jesus, my family, the mountains....oh and capturing couples in love right here in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and beyond!
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"I'm a storyteller who uses photography to capture the magic of your unique love story. By focusing on the subtle moments, like stolen glances and candid laughter, I aim to create timeless images that go beyond simple documentation.
I believe in capturing authentic emotions that perfectly reflect your love and relationship through laughter and sweet moments!
When you’re in front of my camera we will create memories while I will lead you in natural poses and prompts that will help you look and feel your best. You deserve to have photos you love and look amazing in! I help my couples feel comfortable in front of the camera by creating moments - not poses.
Having been a bride myself, I remember the things that were most important to me; getting to marry my best friend and celebrating our love with our friends and family. From each intimate moment to every tiny detail that you put thought and effort into on your wedding day, you can trust me to capture it all and tell the story of your love through every frame.
Meet Kyle, my husband of almost 10 years. Oliver my goofy and really sweet 3 year old. And Bennett, my passionate 1 year old! These boys bring so much joy and laughter to my life, I'm thankful to have such cuties of my own to photograph! Thank you to Chelsea Sliway for capturing most of these photos of my family!
Working with Kari for our wedding was an absolutely amazing experience! Kari is so warm, kind, and funny and made us feel so comfortable. Not only does she make everyone feel comfortable, she makes the photo process incredibly fun. We had an absolute blast taking pictures and it shows in the final product. We love our photos and everyone has absolutely raved about how wonderful our photos are. Kari is absolutely amazing and you will not be disappointed!
"Kari felt more like a friend and the ultimate "hype-man" than just another vendor we hired."
"My husband and I have looked through our wedding photo gallery multiple times a day ever since Kari sent them over and every day we find new favorites! I am sooo obsessed! Not only was Kari professional, but she strives to serve you and ensure that your wedding day goes perfectly! I will forever recommend Kari Joy Photography!
"KARI IS TRULY A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY TALENTED SOUL AND IT COMES OUT THROUGH HER WORK. "
"Kari was an absolute joy to work with! She is so kind and warm and makes you feel at ease the minute you meet her. She is a true celebrator! I was amazed and over the moon with the results. I absolutely love the photos and am so thankful we had Kari as our photographer!"
"KARI MAKES YOU FEEL SO SPECIAL AND HAS SUCH AN EYE FOR CREATIVE, BEAUTIFUL SHOTS"
"I am SO glad that we found Kari! From the first meeting, she was warm and professional. She answered all of our questions and we felt an immediate connection that continued into our photo session. She made us feel SO comfortable and provided great coaching throughout the session. She has gone above and beyond to surprise and delight us and I can't recommend her enough!"
"THE PHOTOS KARI TOOK ARE STUNNING AND PERFECTLY CAPTURE OUR RELATIONSHIP"
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