Kara Santa Ana Photography | About



I am Kara Anderson, a Portland, Oregon based wedding and portrait photographer specializing in natural light photography. Over the years, I have developed a style that is simple, elegant and timeless. Wether I am photographing a wedding, beauty portrait, fashion editorial, a senior session, family, or business headshot, I find this style shines through in all areas of my work.


I am a mother to the most incredibly loving, free spirited, lovely little lady. She is the center of my world and the light of my life.


I am a lover of all things floral, and enjoy taking long walks just to capture all the flowers in bloom. I only look a little crazy crawling into my neighbors yard to get the right angle on those gorgeous flowers in their garden!


I absolutely love a nice hot vanilla latte no matter the season. It warms me in just the right way and gives me the most wonderful start to my day.


Family road trips have become my favorite thing in the whole world. Traveling to some of the most beautiful places on earth and capturing all the natural beauty around me, all while being surrounded by the people I love most in life. I secretly  day dream of getting rid of all I own but a camper and my camera gear, packing up my family and spending the rest of my life traveling. What could be better?!


And now that you know a little about me, I would love to get to know you! Thank you for considering me to capture your most precious moments. I can't wait to show you how beautiful they are!

"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed." - Ansel Adams