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!Hey there
.I'm Kara, the photographer behind Kara Zylstra Photography

I have been doing photography for over 14 years. It started as a hobby when my oldest was born and I began taking photos of her. Within a few years it turned into this. And I love every. minute of it. Capturing your most special moments is my favorite thing

I specialize in anything family related. I love showing mamas-to be how absolutely stunning they are. I am honored to be trusted with your brand new baby & overjoyed to give you beautiful photos for you to remember how tiny they were. My absolute favorite thing is to hang out with your families in a sun-drenched field at sunset and capturing all the love. I also love spending your wedding day capturing all the beautiful love filled moments of your day 

I have a studio on main street in Lake Odessa for newborn, baby, maternity or lifestyle sessions. We own land outside of town I use for outdoor sessions. You might even get to meet  some of the cows at your session.  I will also travel to your home or favorite location


A little about me

I have an amazing husband, Dave (farmer of all the amazing land I use and occasional prop builder) We have 5 awesome kiddos. Dave raises beef cattle and does crop farming. We also have a little hobby farm at our house with a pile of cute animals to keep the kids busy.  If I am not working I am bringing someone to practice or a game or in the kitchen. I love baking all the things and have recently starting working with sourdough and am loving it. I love coffee, staying up late, sleeping in, my great pyrenees dogs, cuddling babies (both human and furry or feathered) and Ludington is my favorite place. (I would LOVE to capture your family on the beach!)

I can NOT wait to capture all your special moment 


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