Where it all started:
I (Kara) started this photography journey 7 years ago! Those two little ones are the reason I am so passionate and work so hard as a photographer and a mom. In 2013 I had Kameron and had some unforeseen medical problems that lead to no longer being able to have any more children. At 23 years old my world crumbled, I fell into a depression and just didn't know what to do or how to love my life. It was in those darkest moments in life that photography came back alive for me. I started taking photos of the kids and one thing led to another and now we have the greatest pleasure of photographing all of your special moments, together.
The story of us:
September 7th, 2019 while I was photographing a wedding for a close friend of ours, is when Jason and I met. We complete one another in so many different ways. Jason has fallen into the role of bonus dad so flawlessly.
A few weeks into dating, my second shooter for a wedding on the other side of the state became very ill the night before and I needed a replacement on short notice. Jason stepped up and said, ‘teach me everything I need to know in a 3-hour car ride! So, we took off and the adventure began.
On October 14th, 2019 Jason got down on one knee at the fire place in Holland and asked me to do life with him. (If you’ve never walked downtown Holland and stopped at the fire place put it on your list of things to do as a couple, seriously so romantic!)
We tied the knot in a small intimate wedding on February 16th, 2020. This wasn’t the original plan; however, it was perfect for us. We tied the knot for a second time on 9/19/2020. This date will forever be our wedding anniversary **Brides we know all the stress you are under as we just walked in your shoes last year**
The Husband and Wife Team:
As you read above, we didn’t truly start this team intentionally; however, it fits us perfectly. We both love being together, taking on new adventures and challenges. Becoming a Husband and Wife team was a no-brainer after our first wedding together.
Weddings and Couples are our favorite to capture. We love the raw moments that happen naturally in life. Weddings are filled with so many emotions, sometimes all you can do is laugh and others you will cry with pure happiness. It is our goal to capture them through every second of your engagement session and wedding. We as team understand and thrive off these moments. They are the moments that make us the couple we are, the couple we know you guys are. We have outrageous personalities and fun-loving attitudes. We are easy going, reliable and want to make your day fun enjoyable and above everything, memorable. As you can see this also transitions into our other sessions as well, we are invested in you and capturing your moments, together.
Kara and Jason Awe
Sami is a stay at home mom to her toddler, Oliver, who was born in 2019 and married her husband Jay in 2018. She is a full time farmer and mom. Sami was brought on to the Awe Photography team in 2021 as an executive assistant to help take the back office work off of Kara so her and Jason could focus on what they do best, photographing your beautiful faces. Shortly after joining the Awe Photography team, she also took on the title of Day of Coordinator, an exclusive service for our wedding clients.