Before I capture your story..

I am a lifestyle photographer based out of Oregon. I can tell you right now that you’re here already means the world to me. And the fact that I get to capture some of the most beautiful love stories still truly blows my mind.

I specialize in capturing the beauty of everyday life. My style is vibrate, true to color with a little bit of warmth. I strive to capture moments that create emotion. I've been photographing for over 10+ years (insert typical story of a kid getting a camera and taking photos of anything she could) professionally for about 4 years and full-time since 2021! I'm passionate about seeing the love shared and documenting those little moments. 

I grew up on a strawberry farm outside of Eugene, Oregon. If I wasn’t at the gym (gymnastics), I was running around the old growth forest with my camera in auto haha! After high school, I moved to Bend, Oregon for college. After graduating with my Associate’ degree in science and EMT certification, I moved home to Eugene, where I moved in with my high school sweetheart and our three cats and started learning and creating my business.  

When I started again, I started as an Automotive photographer and videographer and had a few weddings under my belt but then was asked if I would photograph a wedding at the track and I absolutely fell IN LOVE! Over the last 3 years, I have got to capture over 200+ love stories and gained so many amazing friends! 

I worked part time at my home gym for a few years and I went full time with photo 2021 and ohh my goodness it has been amazing! I still only take on a smaller amount of clients so I can guarantee the highest quality of work and experience to those clients.  

 Outside of photography, I love spending time with my fiancé and our little family, drifting cars, riding horses (my horse is named Tammy and has been my best friend for 7 years) snowboarding, traveling, or watching Lilo & Stitch for the 1000th+ time. 

Hey there,

I'm Kiarha Lou

Your PNW Wedding Photographer & Videographer

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My Values 

Each session and client means the world to me. I am obsessed with the love I get to witness between two people. During your session planning, I am here for you every step of the way. With weddings or elopements this is helping with anything planning-related or doing those last minute coffee runs the morning of. With sessions, this is sending over location guides, outfit guides, or inspiration! My goal is to give you photos you absolutely love and also create a memory to look back on. As your photographer, I am not just with you for the day but the experience of your session. From the moment we meet, my biggest goal is simply to create a friendship that allows you to open up in front of the camera. I love goofy prompts, poses, and questions during your photo sessions.

Having Fun! 

Friendship, Connecting & Family

Slowing down to enjoy every moment. 

LGBTQ+ Inclusive; Love is Love

Ayla & Eric | Oregon weddding

"Kiarha is a delight of a person! She is so bubbly and sweet, it helped make stress and nervousness of getting my photo taken, vanish. I first met her through a Boudoir session, which was absolutely phenomenal! She made me feel safe, comfortable and beautiful! The photos turned out better than I could have imagined, she knows how to pose you in the most flattering ways for your body, she also had a wardrobe of things to help make the shoot how I envisioned. Second interaction with her was my engagement photos. We are outdoor people and she accommodated that completely, she is just adventurous as us, wading through the water to get the perfect shot! I appreciate the commitment to art! The quality of the photos is outstanding. Vibrant colors, clear images, and perfect placement. Third interaction was our wedding. What a dream come true she is. There were so many stressors leading up to the wedding and she was a great help to know photos and some video were taken care of. She coordinated a second shooter for me, helped with some timeline questions, there was some last minute schedule changes and she was right there with me helping make sure things ran smooth. She really makes the day feel all about you, she is an observer of everything and steps in to take charge when needed (family photos). She gave me and my husband the space to be ourselves, and captured those moments. All my family members have raved at how great she was, and brave she was in the pouring rain. I have failed to post things on social media (my own issue) but the photos I have shared privately with friends and family, they have all been thoroughly impressed! A couple months after the wedding I reached out to Kiarha because my mom's dad died and my mother had been displaying a wedding photo that had him in it (sadly the only one) but my niece isn't looking at the camera. Kiarha did some investigating and editing and was able to send me a photo that had everyone looking at the camera. I gave it to my mother for Christmas and she cried, we are so very thankful for Kiarha going above and beyond! I recommend her for all your photoshoot needs, especially wedding related."

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Jjessica & Micah | Seaside, Oregon Wedding

"I cannot recommend Kiarha highly enough. She did our engagement photos, wedding photos, and highlight video, and they all turned out amazing. 
I was pretty nervous to do the engagement session, as I’m not accustomed to getting my photo taken, but Kiarha made it so easy and comfortable. Not only did the photos turn out great, but we had the best time taking them. She delivered all of the photos so quickly too! 
At the wedding, Kiarha and her assistant went above and beyond providing help and encouragement throughout the whole day. I felt like I had a friend and ally throughout the entire process. They pinned dresses, brought water, impressively directed a huge group of family members into position, oh and also captured each special moment on camera. The photos and video were natural and beautiful, and delivered right on time. A number of family and friends commented afterwards just how easy they were to work with. I would highly recommend Kiarha to capture your special day."

I was pretty nervous to do the engagement session, as I’m not accustomed to getting my photo taken, but Kiarha made it so easy and comfortable.



Libby & Scott | JC Oregon wedding

"Kiarha was an absolute dream to work with. She is so fun and energetic, but also very professional. She did our engagement shoot and wedding and I was blown away with the quality of photos that came back. Our engagement shoot day was rainy and gloomy, but the photos were still beautiful and elegant.
My husband and I are not use to having professional photos taken, and Kiarha definitely helped us feel calm & relaxed which resulted in some wonderful photos. The photography package we purchased included a video clip, which was absolutely amazing. We had a small wedding and did not have the budget for both a photographer and videographer - Kiarha does it all, and does it all very well!
She exceeded our expectations in every department, I would highly recommend her."

Kiarha was an absolute dream to work with.





What is hybrid- Photo+Video & why I love it..  

The common definition of hybrid photo & Video is - When we switch between photo and video throughout your wedding day.
When doing hybrid, Photo is always my first priority but we take little clips throughout the day to create a 4-6 minute highlight film with music and or audio <3 
 When you want photos and video but it doesn't make sense to hire a separate photographer and a videographer, hybrid coverage may be the perfect option.

Why I started offering Hybrid? 
In 2020, I had a couple who hired me for photo and did not get a videographer. I decided to make a film for them as well. When The bride was walking down the aisle I turned to see the grooms reaction for photo and he started crying.. I switched to video and got a clip of a tear running down his face and fell in love with the emotion/movement aspect of cinematography.

I can't wait to hear from you<3

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