Welcome to Kari Marie Photography

 Hello. I am Kari, the owner and lead photographer for Kari Marie Photography. My love for photography has flourished into something extremely beautiful over the past four years.  I am an award winning Houston photographer that specializes in Weddings and Couples. I take pride when a bride and groom pick me to tell their story of one of the most important days of their lives.  I am so grateful to have worked with so many amazing couples, and have made some life long friends along the way.  

When you pick me to be your photographer for your wedding day or any event big or small, you're getting much more than just a "photographer" you are getting a person who genuinely cares.  Whether you like it or not you are getting a friend for life! :) 


Alecs is my husband and best friend that lets me annoy him to no end. He laughs at my jokes even when they are NOT funny. 

We have an amazingly talented son that has a huge passion for culinary. 

So in other words we have our own private chef! :) 

He is 15 years old and has more passion and ambition than anyone I know. We are truly proud of him and proud to be his parents.  We also have three pups, that are more like children. Oliver, Niko and Millie.

I am a huge animal lover, especially dogs! Chances are if you have a dog I may force you have to them be part of your session! :)  

I am an Iowa native. Born and Raised. I love college football and the Iowa Hawkeyes. We moved to Houston for the beautiful weather and endless opportunities. 

I am a NIKON girl. 

In my spare time I love being creative in some way. I love making pallet portraits, painting rooms in our home. Finding new pieces I can refurbish to put in our home, dressers, buffet tables, chairs, anything that allows me to be creative. 

If you are looking for a talented professional photographer that wants to grow with you, from your wedding day to starting a family. I would love to hear from you! 

I am also a Starbucks junky, so we could grab a coffee. :) 








Choosing Kari



  • Where to begin with this girl?! If I could get her 100 stars I would. Oh my goodness what a blessing it was working with Kari from start to finish! <3 Kari is not only an excellent photographer, but she's so FUN & easy to work with!! She perfectly captures the moments that go by so quickly as bride & groom. My bridal session was an absolute blast, and our wedding day was perfect! She executes the perfect blend of candids, stylized photos, precious moments and everything in between, and does it all making you feel 100% comfortable in front of her camera. Lastly, her turnaround time is SO quick! We got married on a Friday and had our photos in less than a week. Most photographers take MONTHS to get you your photos back!! I couldn't be happier with my decision to hire Kari!! Her work is phenomenal! - Morgan & Justin K                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • I recently had Kari for my wedding and it was the best choice ever!! She makes you feel amazing in ever aspect of the process! Book her and you will be hooked for life!!-  Rachel C 




  • Kari is amazing! She loves what she does and it shows in her work. She knows exactly the right poses and makes me feel super comfortable during the photo shoot. Highly recommend!  Amanda K




  • Kari was SO amazing to work with!! Being that I knew NOTHING about weddings when I began this process, she gave me such great advice and had answers for all my questions! She was able to work with me on times and package pricing (she even through in some extra shots free of charge for me!). On the wedding day, while we were rushed (as I'm sure most Brides are) she was able to capture all the wonderful moments! I had my pictures back within 2 weeks of my wedding date and had direct access to my link! They all turned out so wonderful!! I would recommend Kari Marie Photography to anyone who asked!! - Kaitlin W 


  • Kari was a blast to work with throughout the whole wedding process from engagements to the wedding day! I have gotten so many compliments from our wedding this past Saturday saying how they loved our photographer and how beautiful the sneak peek photos she posted for us were! We had a large wedding party and a big wedding and she made everything a breeze! I would definitely recommend anyone and everyone to work with this super sweet photographer!!!! - Michelle