Not only does Kari capture incredible photos, but she has the sweetest, most supportive energy throughout the entire experience. We were introduced to Kari through our wedding planner, Danielle, of Elise Events. My husband and I planned our wedding from out of state and chose Kari solely based on the recommendation from our planner and seeing her photos. Kari was the perfect fit for our weekend! She shot our welcome party and our wedding day, capturing both lovely candid moments and planned photos and portraits. She made us feel at ease, worked seamlessly with our videographer, and delivered a gallery filled with dreamy photos. I love how airy, yet full of life, color, and contrast, Kari's final images are, and am forever grateful to her for being such an integral part of our wedding weekend.
"I love how airy, yet full of life, color, and contrast, Kari's final images are"
Working with Kari was an absolute delight. She made us super comfortable and was a calm, steady and professional presence. When we received our photos you could see how relaxed and at ease we were. They are stunning! We look forward to booking her again so she can capture our future life moments!
"We look forward to booking her again so she can capture our future life moments!"
I have worked with Kari on many weddings as a wedding planner but we also selected her as our wedding photographer. Her calming demeanor & gentle guidance gives her the amazing ability to capture natural & authentic moments. I've always felt it is important to have a strong connection to your wedding photographer in order to receive the best photographs & when you work with Kari it is hard to not feel totally connected to her. She is genuine, gentle & I feel has one of the best abilities to make you feel completely comfortable. She is amazing in high-stress situations & keeps the whole mood calm while also keeping on schedule. You seriously won't regret working with Kari.
"Her calming demeanor & gentle guidance gives her the amazing ability to capture natural & authentic moments."
As a wedding planner and fellow industry professional, one of the easiest things I did for my own wedding was select Gagewood Photo to capture my husband and I’s wedding day. Kari’s thorough understanding of light and composition has allowed her to become a true master of her craft, all while embodying a calm and gentle demeanor that allows you to feel completely comfortable and at ease in front of her lens. Kari’s eye for a timeless aesthetic consistently results in stunning imagery to treasure for years to come.
"Kari’s eye for a timeless aesthetic consistently results in stunning imagery to treasure for years to come."
Kari's passion for capturing the essence of her clients is matched by her innate talent. Her calm energy and approach makes those in front of her camera feel comfortable, at ease and able to be themselves. Her photography tells a story, documenting cherished memories as they unfold. Kari thoughtfully preserves the most memorable moments in the most meaningful way. I have had the privilege of working with some of the best photographers in our industry. In my opinion, Kari’s work is amongst this company. She is remarkably talented and continually challenges herself, which I believe is one of the greatest qualities in a creative.
"Her photography tells a story, documenting cherished memories as they unfold."
We have been fortunate enough to have Kari alongside us from the very beginning, capturing all of our lives' special moments effortlessly! She creates photographs that are truly timeless, with the perfect touch of feminine and romance. She captures beautiful fleeting moments in a natural and graceful way. Kari is warm, she brings calmness to any room, and has a way of making everyone feel comfortable and confident. She has shot our engagement, our wedding, newborns photos, family photos and extended family photos. We would absolutely recommend Kari again and again - Kari is a part of our family!
"She captures beautiful fleeting moments in a natural and graceful way."
My husband and I chose Kari as our photographer for our September 2021 wedding. Her timeless style is what we fell in love with after seeing her photographs on social media. From the initial conversation with her, we knew we had chosen a strong, confident photographer. She was so impressive and it was very apparent that she’s a professional. She took the time to discuss every detail of how she works best and how we could work together to achieve the best photos possible. When it came time to meet her in person, I truly felt like I had known her for years. Because of our open line of communication prior to the big day, I felt so comfortable with her immediately. She has a way of making you feel confident, relaxed, and natural in front of the camera. She also created a day of photography timeline which kept our day stress and worry free! We were blown away at the end results of our wedding photos. They surpassed all of our expectations. Her attention to detail and ability to capture moments is truly a gift. She is extremely talented at what she does and it portrays through her photography. We will be forever grateful for all her hard work and memories she captured on our special day!
"She has a way of making you feel confident, relaxed, and natural in front of the camera."
Working with Kari was the best wedding decision we made. Both Ryan and I aren’t super comfortable in front of the camera but we instantly connected with her when we first met her for our engagement photos. We walked away from that session feeling like extended family members. When we saw her two years later for our wedding it was like no time had passed. During the wedding day she felt like an extension of the wedding party and made everything so seamless. One of my favorite memories is when we snuck away to take some photos of just Ryan and I on the dock. It was like a little party just the three of us. Her photos are pure magic, capturing the big and little moments in a way that truly made our jaw drop. Her style, professionalism, and ability to make you feel like you’ve known her forever is second to none. Reliving our wedding day through her photos is gift that we are forever grateful for.
"Her photos are pure magic, capturing the big and little moments in a way that truly made our jaw drop."
We first discovered her work while looking for Tahoe’s most recommended photographers, and after our first session with her, we quickly knew her ability to capture the perfect shot goes beyond her technical skill, but also relates to her ability to connect with people.
We instantly felt comfortable with her behind the camera. Kari exudes a very calming, yet engaging, energy. Her creativity captures the best moments and her warm, loving personality creates a perfect atmosphere for any type of photo shoot.
"We’ve had the pleasure of working with Kari on multiple occasions, including an engagement session, our wedding day, and casual family photos."