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Why Catholic Wedding Photography?

Where Kara Loryn Photography comes from and why I love what I do. Why Catholic Wedding Photography? There are so many different types of photography and so many different niches to zero in on so where does the focus on Catholic wedding photography come from? I’m so glad you asked! Introducing something new Hi friend, […]

March 7, 2022

Featured, Inspiration, Weddings


How to Write Your Own Catholic Marriage Prayer

Our Marriage Prayer Story John and I hadn’t planned on writing a marriage prayer together. We wrote our prayer when we went on the Catholic Engaged Encounter retreat weekend. The entire weekend was very insightful. It helped us dive deeper and discuss important topics as we prepared for marriage – finances, family life, intimacy, etc. […]

February 22, 2022

Featured, Inspiration


sandy + aj: leesylvania engagement session and interview

What can I say about Sandy + AJ?! *puts hands to cheeks and squeals to self with glee* I couldn’t think of a better couple to feature on this beautiful Valentine’s day! As your read their story in their own words below, you will see they are a REAL-LIFE love story. Heck, if you don’t […]

February 14, 2022

Featured, Portraits


lilly + jaden: the story in their words

Friends, I am so excited to be sharing a bit of one of my engaged couple’s stories in a new way! I met Lilly and her family this past year when John and I moved back to my hometown of Woodbridge and we started getting involved at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Lilly has a BEAUTIFUL […]

November 18, 2021



Fall 2021 Mini Sessions

I am so very excited to offer my first ever full day of mini sessions! This is a great option for all of my families and couples to get beautiful, professional photos that take record of you, right where you and your family are in this season of life at an affordable price. Book your […]

October 18, 2021



christie + carlos: a christ-centered pandemic wedding

When Christie asked John and me to photograph her wedding, I was both excited and nervous! I hadn’t taken pictures of a full wedding in almost 2 years. I felt so honored to be able to take part in her day this way especially considering the circumstances with Covid-19. John and I quickly discussed how […]

November 18, 2020



katie + josh: wedding at the state theatre

We had the honor of photographing a wedding last summer for my sister’s best friends from college. You’ll quickly notice that this was a very unique wedding! Katie and Josh (along with my sister, Kyna) both majored in theater at George Mason University. Since they both don’t have religious backgrounds they felt that it would […]

May 1, 2019