Illuminated Moments is your wedding photographer for your fun, custom, out-of-the-box wedding. We photograph only the most fantastic of weddings. We specialize in working with brides who don't like stuffy, boring photos and work with couples who like to do things a little differently and want to laugh their faces off while they do it.  

We are based out of Blanding, UT and photograph the best weddings throughout the whole four corners area, and beyond; like infinity and beyond, but a little more realistic. 

Welcome!

- Sam & Chase

Provo, UT

"I am so incredibly happy I chose Kara to take our pictures. She made the whole thing so low key and fun. I love that she let me choose the pictures I wanted right away & gave me a preview so soon. She listens to what you want & her work is absolutely beautiful! ...

Incredibly Happy

Dancer

Cheerleader

... I am in love with every single shot. Not to mention she is one of the nicest people out there."

Kara is Hilarious!

Allie

Montezuma Creek, UT

"Kara is one of the best photographers I know! Not only is she absolutely hilarious, her pictures always look amazing! Plus, she has the cutest baby there ever was, so she gets an extra star for that. ;)"

Chris

- Allie & Chris

Fairy Tale Princess

Handsome Prince

Mesa, AZ

- Anita & Steven

“She took the most beautiful photo I've ever had… They are magazine worthy and its not just because my husband and I are so dashing! She took us to the perfect spot and when it started drizzling on us, instead of calling it quits early she used it and created this beautiful fairytale like backdrop for us! ...

A Fairy Tale

… She is worth every penny and more." 

"Kara & Anita were wonderful from day one! They put me at ease in every shoot we did & literally captured moments in our engagement photos & wedding to help me constantly remember it for the rest of my life... Love them!” 

Fun and Lighthearted!

The Hunter

The Diva

Chandler, AZ

-Calian & Ryan

Cortez, CO

"Kara is wonderful! ...She knows what you want when you can't even envision it. She is INCREDIBLE! When you are high maintenance and demanding (bridezilla mode) and so stressed, she just makes everything so much easier ...

Kara is wonderful!

- Kylee & Carl

Kylee

Carl

... I never felt worried about our pictures, just excited to see them." 

Kara is amazing!

Crystal

Ryan

- Crystal & Ryan

Phoenix, AZ


 "Illuminated Moments is amazing. Everything about our sessions were perfect. If you're looking for beautiful photos and aren't into the "pose this way, now pose this way" Illuminated Moments is for you. Kara is amazing! I'm keeping her number for all of my future photo needs."

"What can I say? Just look at my pictures.... wonderful and amazing! :)"

Phoenix, AZ

Wonderful & Amazing!

Crystal

Matt

- Crystal & Matt

"They love to have fun, and they will make you laugh, you will enjoy your time around them. I Promise you'll love your pictures, and they meet any of your needs and desires possible."

-Katilyn & Mason

Blanding, UT

They will make 
you laugh!

Mason

Katilyn

- Tori & Steven

Cortez, CO

"I have never had professional pictures taken and was a little nervous, but she made it so much fun and I absolutely love my pictures!!!! Thank you so much Kara!!!"

Absolutely Love

Beauty

Cowboy

"The photos are very bright! We get a lot of compliments on them. She took a lot of time with us and was patient/cheerful going to every location we requested! She is especially good at making sure the settings for the photos look great"

- Brian & Melissa

Salt Lake City, UT

every location!

Girl Doctor

Boy Doctor

When we saw the pictures they were even better than we had hoped for & could not have chosen a better photographer! Many of our guests have talked about how beautiful all of the pictures have turned out and cannot wait to get copies ordered. We want to truly THANK YOU for making my day that much better to remember! Cannot wait to work with you again for family photos :) !

better than hoped!

Sweethearts

High School

Scottsdale, AZ

-Donolyn & Tom

Illuminated Moments is your wedding photographer for your fun, custom, out-of-the-box wedding. We photograph only the most fantastic of weddings. We specialize in working with brides who don't like stuffy, boring photos and work with couples who like to do things a little differently and want to laugh their faces off while they do it.  

We are based out of Blanding, UT and photograph the best weddings throughout the whole four corners area, and beyond; like infinity and beyond, but a little more realistic. 

Welcome!

Illuminated Moments started in Phoenix in 2008. As people, Jamie and I could not be more different. As photographers, our differences are what give our brides their epic and unique images. 

Jamie specializes in light, planning ahead, and being everywhere at once - without you ever noticing him. I am best at stupid jokes, bossing around large groups of people, and rolling with the punches. 

My best images are unplanned and happen under circumstances that were less than ideal. Jamie's best images come from careful planning. So, no matter how your wedding day goes, rain or shine, long or short, we have you covered.



About us

Illuminated Moments started in Phoenix over eight years ago. As people, Jamie and I could not be more different. As photographers, our differences are what give our brides their epic and unique images. 

About Us

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I never wanted to be a photographer. 

That was not "the plan" but, I found myself in love with photography and working for a photography studio in Phoenix in 2008. I wanted to be the best so I started taking classes, learning everything I could, and merging my digital art education with my new knowledge of photography. It taught me to create a unique style full of crazy color, laughing faces, and scenery that is unbelievably gorgeous. 


My best images are unplanned and happen under circumstances that were less than ideal. Jamie's best images come from careful planning and think through. So, no matter how your wedding day goes, rain or shine, long or short, we have you covered.

Jamie specializes in light, planning ahead, and being everywhere at once - without you ever noticing him. I am best at stupid jokes, bossy around large groups of people, and rolling with the punches. 

Kara

I married Kara knowing how passionate she is about things but, completely unprepared for it. When she decided to start her studio I couldn't have talked her out of it if I wanted to. 

Lucky for me, I didn't want to. 

When she started taking photography courses she taught me everything she learned and eventually allowed me the privilege, she insists it is still a privilege, of working with her, or for her, at weddings. I do the light. I hold the bags. I take the pictures everyone loves the most. 

Jamie

I married Kara knowing how passionate she is about things but, completely unprepared for it. When she decided to start her studio I couldn't have talked her out of it if I wanted to. 

Lucky for me, I didn't want to. 

When she started taking photography courses she taught me everything she learned and eventually allowed me the privilege, she insists it is still a privilege, of working with her, or for her, at weddings. 

I do the light. I hold the bags. I take the pictures everyone loves the most. 

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My education in digital art allows me a unique way to see photography.  I personally, enhance and customize every image, pulling out colors, bringing in skies, preserving details, and giving your images the attention they deserve; after all, it took you years to plan this wedding.


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(480) 532-8772

kara@illuminatedmoments.com

60 N. Main St.  Blanding, UT 84511

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