Episode 4: Jessie Barnes Talks Her Dad's Suicide, Divorce & Running

Jessie Barnes Talks Her Dad's Suicide, Divorce & Running:

Jessie's perspective and acceptance around her father's death is more than touching, it's inspiring. That said, her view on how others will take the news is a reminder that suicide comes with a social stigma that requires processing just as much as the loss itself.


A photographer for the modern woman, Kara Marie has commanded the camera professionally for over a decade. She has made it her life’s work to advocate female individualism and self-love through her career as a photographer and educator. With impactful black and white photographs as her medium of choice, Kara’s work has celebrated thousands of extraordinary women over the years.

A practical “minimalist”, Kara Marie uses natural light and intentional shadow to honor the female form while simultaneously giving women permission to rejoice in themselves exactly as they are in any given moment. More importantly, Kara believes that a photo shoot should be an uplifting first-class customer service experience that builds confidence before her clients even lay eyes on their images. Her understated, monochromatic style is world-renowned for both its beauty and its honesty in capturing the soul of the woman in front of the camera.

Kara Marie Trombetta is headquartered in Austin, TX where she operates two successful photography studios and is currently in the process of publishing her first book. Beyond the studio, she is the mother of two boys, a wife to her high school sweetheart, an avid traveler, and a food enthusiast.


Jessie Barnes is a body image advocate and co-founder of #sportsbrasquadATX. She firmly believes everyone has the right to feel more comfortable in their own skin and is on a mission to help others find their way there. 

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