about kara

About Kara

Hello! I’m Kara, the owner/photographer/wearer-of-many-proverbial-hats at Kara Reese Photography. I’ve had a love for photography since high school when I picked up my first film camera, and spent countless hours in my school’s darkroom watching my visions come to life. People have always been my favorite subjects. I started Kara Reese Photography at the age of 16, and now – nearly a decade later – professional photography is my full-time career and something that brings me great joy and deep fulfillment. I operate a beautiful, recently renovated 1400 square foot studio in the heart of downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin.

I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have one child together – a beautiful little boy. We also have two loud, hairy, goofy Siberian Huskies named Loki and Mishka. In my spare time (but let’s be real, between being a mom and a full-time business owner, there’s very little spare time, ha!) I love to curl up on the couch and binge-watch Netflix (usually re-watching The Office for the hundreth time, or Grey’s Anatomy). I also practice calligraphy for fun, and like to knit on my Addi. I’m hopelessly addicted to lattes and chai, and could probably survive on chocolate alone.

But enough about me! I really want to get to know YOU – so please, shoot me an email using my contact form, and tell me about yourself and what brings you to search for a professional photographer. I’d love to meet you.





 Proud member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Pam Reiff - I was looking for pricing on a newborn session? I am due July 5th and was interested in maybe doing a session with you. I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks!