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This is your day, your story, and I want to capture it your way.  My goal is to make sure your needs and desires come first.  I will treat you with respect, professionalism, dedication, and friendliness. I'll capture the delicate moments and weave together a beautiful illustration of your story for you to look back on over and over again.

Kara Cavalca Photo + Video. Durango, Colorado Wedding Photographer


A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

A Simple & Casual Wedding at The Powerhouse

An outdoor ceremony at The Powerhouse followed by a dance party with the dinosaurs.

San Juan Mountain Adventure Wedding by Kara Cavalca in Durango, Colorado

An Adventure Wedding in the San Juan Mountains

A mountain wedding next to a lily pond in Durango, Colorado. After the vows, Niki & Andrew backpacked into the wilderness to enjoy their honeymoon.

Bride & Groom kissing

A Casual Country Durango Wedding

The wedding day story of the couple that graces the 2021 Magazine. Ashley & Josh’s country western wedding featured lots of fun, booze, and TONS of dancing.

Photography by Kara Cavalca, Durango Colorado

A Styled Elopement in the Mountains

Say, “I do” in an aspen forest with a stunning mountain backdrop in Durango, Colorado. This styled elopement showcases the possibilities.

A spring wedding at Ridgewood Event Center by Kara Cavalca

A Spring Wedding in Durango by Kara Cavalca Photo

Featured on the cover of the 2020 issue, this spring destination wedding in Durango was filled with personal touches. The outdoor ceremony was set against snow-capped mountains and spring flowers followed by a reception with lots of food, fun, and dancing.

Kara Cavalca Photo _ Video, Durango, Colorado photographer

A Durango Wedding with Western Vibes & Country Music

With the La Plata Mountains as a backdrop, Katie & DJ planned a simple, laid-back, western-style wedding that showcased their love of the outdoors. Beautifully photographed by Kara Cavalaca at Ridgewood Events Center in Durango, Colorado.

Ceremony at Ridgewood Event Center, Durango Colorado

A Rustic Meets Casual Wedding in Durango

A laid-back handmade DIY wedding with gorgeous mountain views in Durango, Colorado. Photographed by Kara Cavalca Photo.

Texas country bride & groom in Durango, Colorado

A Texas Style Wedding in Durango

A wedding day with cowboy boots, jeans, sunflowers, birch wood, and rustic decor. The ceremony was held at Cascade Village followed by a fun reception at Purgatory Resort.

An Elegant Country Wedding

An Elegant Country Wedding

An elegant, personal, and meaningful wedding day filled with handmade country touches with lots of family in Bayfield, Colorado.

Fire Can’t Stop The Love

Fire Can’t Stop The Love

A non-traditional wedding with Hispanic and Native American touches in Durango, Colorado. The planned wedding location was closed due to the 416 fire 10 hours before the wedding. The couple had to completely replan and relocate their wedding and 300 guests.


“Kara has the most amazing eye, an extremely calm and soothing personality, and made a day of taking pictures (which is not my most favorite thing) truly a fun and enjoyable day which we will now be able to remember forever with the most remarkable pictures that we have EVER had taken.”  -Hannah


"Kara is absolutely AMAZING! We hired her to do our wedding videography and she completely blew us away! I kept hearing from friends who had gotten married that they're biggest regret was not having a video, so we made a very last minute decision to hire Kara and it ended up being the BEST decision that we made for the whole wedding. I really didn't know what to expect, but she completely exceeded whatever expectations I could have had. She created the most beautiful video that captured the day precisely. I literally have watched it probably close to 50 times and each time is like reliving it all over again. Kara also took still shots of us which she was kind enough to share and her photography skills are equally as impressive as her videography. Kara is such a talented individual and went above and beyond to make sure we were 100% satisfied. If you are looking for a videographer or photographer with exceptional talent and who genuinely cares about her clients and their satisfaction, Kara is the one for the job!"  - The Kormans

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