Kara Gwyn Photography • Pittsburgh, PA + SF Bay Area, CA

Kara Gwyn Photography
Wedding Photography


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Service Area

Based in Pittsburgh, PA, covering the greater Pittsburgh area as well as the San Francisco Bay Area.

Special Offer

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Services Offered

Kara Gwyn is an award-winning photographer who you instantly want to be best friends with. She's got a warm spirit and infectious smile, as well as a knack for building great relationships with her couples. Kara makes the process fun and makes you feel at ease on your big day. She expertly dances the line between being a fly on the wall and carefully capturing every moment. The result? Authentic, intimate images that accurately showcase the spirit and story of your wedding day.

Prices and/or Package Info

Wedding collections range from $2,400- $5,500. All packages are fully customizable and include a web gallery, unlimited professionally edited images, select black and whites, and full printing rights. Engagement sessions, rehearsal dinner coverage, prints, and heirloom albums are also available. Get in touch to start customizing your perfect wedding package!


"She was the perfect combination of unobtrusive for candids yet instructive for formals."

"Kara always seemed to be in the right place at the right time!"

"She had a warmth and a great spirit. She was such a lovely person that we knew we'd jive well with her."

"We were super thrilled—our photos are beautiful."

"She exceeded our expectations."

"She added her touch as an artist to our photographs and helped the big day go without issue."

"Kara was fantastic."

"Her price was very reasonable compared to what everyone else charges."

"The wedding day felt really good with her there."

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Questions and Answers

Why should someone hire you?

Your photographer is with you more throughout the day than just about anyone else, so it’s important to choose someone you are comfortable with. It’s been a delight to hear positive feedback from my clients regarding their sense of warmth and welcome in front of me and my camera. I strive to help my couples feel at ease throughout the day while diving into their world through all of the laughter, tears, and intimate moments that I am honored to document. A close relationship with my clients allows me to carefully capture every moment—never at a distance, never missing a beat.

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

While earning my BFA in advertising photography in college, I also focused on photojournalism, portraiture, and fine art photography. Seeking an avenue that allowed me to embrace each style of photography that I love so much, I discovered that weddings were the perfect combination. Not only could I exercise my love of documentary photography with heartfelt candid moments, fashion photography for the couple’s portrait session, and fine art while capturing each special detail of the day, I also get to work closely with REAL and AMAZING couples from all over the world and all walks of life. I cherish the connections I make with my clients and the fact that I have gained so many friendships throughout my career.

What 3 words best describe your work?

Honest. Elegant. Timeless.

What are 3 words that describe your personality?

Driven. Compassionate. Fun!

Extracurricular activities:

Aside from photographing weddings, my favorite things include hiking, swimming, singing, traveling, and uncontrollable laughter. I'm always up for a new adventure!

Kara Gwyn Photography Covers These Areas:

  • Northern California
    • Bay Area
    • East Bay
    • Lake Tahoe / Northern Sierras
    • Monterey and Carmel
    • Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
    • North Bay / Marin
    • North Coast / Mendocino
    • Sacramento / Gold Country
    • San Francisco
    • San Jose / South Bay
    • Santa Cruz
    • Solano County
    • Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
    • Yosemite / Mammoth / Forests
  • Pennsylvania
    • Pittsburgh
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that Kara Gwyn Photography normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.
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