My story

“The truth is, like all of the most precious parts of my life, I kind of stumbled into photography”

Inzunza Family

It has proven difficult to find the exact words to fully describe and frame the path that has brought me to where I am today.  The truth is, like all of the most precious parts of my life, I kind of stumbled into photography. 

My whole life, I have made my decisions seeking to follow the whisperings of a higher power, but never knowing to where it would lead. Through His divine guidance, which has always been so distinct from the well made plans I contrive for myself, I have found the parts of my life that I consider most significant and most integral to who I am.  

His path led me through various countries and lands, to meet so many people who have shaped the person I am today.  But most importantly, He led me to my sweet husband, who I never could have pictured in the daydreams of my youth.  He is so much more than the knight in shining armor I prayed for.  He is my best friend and my partner.

Farther down the road, His path led me to motherhood.  Since toddler age, I have looked forward to caring for my own babies.  But I never could have imagined the joys and sacrifices that would come with raising my boys.  Nothing fills me with more emotion or purpose then the thought of my three babies, who truly are my everything.

Along the winding path of life, I’ve found another calling, that grows within me.  When I was sixteen years old I had a very sacred and spiritual experience that I have always kept present.  I received a blessing where I was told many things about myself and my purpose. 

One thing that was highlighted was that I brought divine gifts with me when I came to earth, one of which, is my artistic ability.  At the time I could not understand how anyone would ever think of me as artistic.  Especially at that age, I simply felt just like everyone else.  I enjoyed art and beauty but I always felt so frustrated with my own attempts to create anything.  I could never seem to completely form the image I could see in my mind’s eye. 

As time went on and my life filled with so many other things, I honestly forgot about this gift I was told I possessed.  After graduating from college and then teaching biology for several years I found myself, an exhausted and overwhelmed young mother of two boys under the age of three. On a whim, I decided to take a photography class. 

In that class, I found a passion I never knew I had.  With diligence and practice, I could finally express the artist that had laid dormant within me.  I began to document those precious moments that inspire me.  The love shared between siblings, a weathered hand cradling it’s newest grandbaby, the giddiness of young love.  I found, that with my pictures, I could highlight those moments that make us who we are. 

Headshot of Utah Family and Newborn Photographer wearing a white lace dress
Headshot of Utah Family and Newborn Photographer wearing a white lace dress

Along the winding path of life, I’ve found another calling, that grows within me.  When I was sixteen years old I had a very sacred and spiritual experience that I have always kept present.  I received a blessing where I was told many things about myself and my purpose. 

One thing that was highlighted was that I brought divine gifts with me when I came to earth, one of which, is my artistic ability.  At the time I could not understand how anyone would ever think of me as artistic.  Especially at that age, I simply felt just like everyone else.  I enjoyed art and beauty but I always felt so frustrated with my own attempts to create anything.  I could never seem to completely form the image I could see in my mind’s eye. 

As time went on and my life filled with so many other things, I honestly forgot about this gift I was told I possessed.  After graduating from college and then teaching biology for several years I found myself, an exhausted and overwhelmed young mother of two boys under the age of three. On a whim, I decided to take a photography class. 

In that class, I found a passion I never knew I had.  With diligence and practice, I could finally express the artist that had laid dormant within me.  I began to document those precious moments that inspire me.  The love shared between siblings, a weathered hand cradling it’s newest grandbaby, the giddiness of young love.  I found, that with my pictures, I could highlight those moments that make us who we are. 

Inzunza Family

Soon I realized  that as much as I loved creating my art, others enjoyed experiencing it. The pieces that I carefully crafted were perfect reminders of the love they felt.  And as all the pieces have begun to fit together, I realize this: the promise I was given, at the tender age of sixteen, is beginning to be fulfilled.  I feel this calling stirring inside of me, to share my divinely given talents, to delight and uplift those around me.  I seek and pray to live up to this commission.

Pondering this peculiar journey I have walked, I can’t help but stop and think of all of those who have helped buoy me up along the way.  I think of My God, who sees me for all I am, who loves me and has placed so many others to love in my life.  I consider my sweet dad, who with no hesitation bought me a full frame camera the day after expressing my desire to improve my art.  My angel mother, who has watched my babies and constantly supports me while I’ve worked to answer this call.  My dear husband, who encourages me constantly to reach for my dreams, even when I see them as a stretch.  

And each of you.  Where would I be, without each of you? My dear friends, beloved family members and sweet clients, who allow me to use my gifts and share a little more honesty and beauty with the world.  You make it possible for me to dream.  I thank you, sincerely. 

“I feel this calling stirring inside of me, to share my divinely given talents, to delight and uplift those around me.  

I seek and pray to live up to this commission.

As a mother Kara is intentional, strong, and fiercely protective—as all mommas should be. As a friend she is loyal, genuine, and thoughtful. As a wife she is supportive, loving, and connected.

As a photographer, she is detail oriented, inspired, and uniquely creative. She captures the emotions and people as they are in all stages, in all varieties, and showcases their wonderful individuality.

Her nature, above all else, is diligent. In all her many roles, she cares immensely and takes great care in getting a job done.

Katie Tall