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{What________ looks like} peach picking!

This weekend we braved the heat (yes, it’s sizzling here already!) and headed to the farm for some peach picking.  U-Pick fruit is one of my favorite things to do with the kids.  Thankfully they think of it as a treat so they really look forward to it.  We got to the farm at 9:30 so the sun was pretty harsh for these photos by the time we got on the hayride to head to the orchard to pick peaches.  After we filled two bags of peaches we were ready to head to some rides.  It was hot but the kids went on the roller coaster, the giant swing ride, the slides, the big air bounce pad…. again and again and again.  When they finally got tired, we headed home to plan out what to do with our peaches.

Be sure to check out the rest of this talented groups post!  Next up is Kelsey Gerhard Photography, I know her’s will be a treat!

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roxanneJune 4, 2014 - 9:03 am

the softness in these is MAGICAL! that first pic took my breath away! i love the way your colors mimic the peaches. so ripe and rich. lovely. and your children are just beyond beautiful <3

ElJune 2, 2014 - 6:40 pm

So So great! It looks so lovely and warm!

BrimsMay 27, 2014 - 3:59 pm

So happy to see some new pictures! I want to sample the peaches! Brielle looks timid on the swing but gorgeous as always! !

Mindy YoungMay 20, 2014 - 5:44 pm

We don’t get peaches a few more months but this makes me want to go for sure! Such beautiful kids. You’re I trouble as they get older. Keep posting. I wait anxiously for each one.

BethanyMay 20, 2014 - 10:01 am

Full sun and you make it look so easy and beautful. Wow!

Marta PotoczekMay 20, 2014 - 8:06 am

Amazing! That’s what makes great childhood memories :)

Kari AnneMay 19, 2014 - 7:46 pm

You amaze me. Now I want peaches and I want to be a kid again. Very inspiring.

SummerMay 19, 2014 - 7:09 pm

yum…nothing like fresh picked peaches…this post makes my mouth water Kara. And that first roller coaster picture? SO awesome…that one is my fave but these are all really good!

kelseyMay 19, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Oh, I want to go peach picking! What fun – and that roller coaster picture is amazing.

Elizabeth CMay 19, 2014 - 3:14 pm

This brings back memories of childhood. You make peach picking look so magical. Love your powerful work woman!!

mugsie5May 19, 2014 - 12:45 pm

These are wonderful!

{9 to 5 Bloom Forum Blog feature}

I was flattered to be asked by ‘The Bloom Forum’ to share my day in a fun, new series they’ve started.  They feature a photographer and little snippets of their day in what’s called their ’9 to 5′ series.  It was fun to be a part of this.  If you’re not familiar with the Bloom forum, it’s a great place to learn about photography whether you’re brand new to photography or if you’ve been in business for a while.  They have great classes and the forum is VERY active.  I just wrapped up teaching ‘Bloom Basics’ and now we’re getting ready to start our other popular on-line class ‘Defining Yourself’.  This class is for those who know how to shoot in manual but are in search of their style….it’s a very creative, fun class.  Check it out.  We’d love to have you!

Here’s the link to my 9 to 5 feature and a few pics from the feature (below).  Thanks so much to the Bloom Forum Blog for having me!!

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GtsgovindFebruary 18, 2014 - 12:33 am

Thanks to share a nice blog and sharing such a beautiful photos.
we have Burwell School of Photography that makes our students career in photography.

KingaOctober 27, 2013 - 4:45 am

Your photos are such a good quality! So beautiful :)

What editing software do you use?

Your blog is absolutely fantastic, definitely following you!

{texting trouble maker} little prank

I know this is my photography blog but as I mentioned in my bio, I post about things other than photography sometimes.  Specifically,  things that inspire me, my family and other random posts that I see fit to share.  This falls under ‘other random posts I see fit to share’.  Some of you are my friends FaceBook  (on my personal account) and may have seen a text exchange between me and a total stranger.  Weird right?  It started when a random gentleman texted me…he had the wrong number.  But I couldn’t let this person know he had the wrong number, that’s boring and I can’t resist causing a little trouble.   I don’t take life seriously at all and I’m always sarcastic, laughing and joking.  So it wouldn’t be like me to just say – ‘hey, I think you have the wrong number.’  Naughty I know — it’s the 3rd grader in me telling me to do it.  So the text exchange is below.  It’s very clear I’m not up on all of today’s slang, I thought ‘Tryna’ was a girls name. I know, I’m cool like that. LOL Anyway, this person tried to call a few times and I’m sure when he realized I wasn’t who he thought I was, he’s out to kill me.  Ha!  I called Jeff after this exchange laughing so hard I couldn’t get words out.  Thank God he wasn’t in an important meeting and he literally started laughing as hard as I was when he read the exchange.   #ilovehim    When I read the text to my son he laughed and said ‘you know that a ziggurat is a Mesopotamian Temple right? Well, it’s Sumerian really. Why would you write to him about that?’ Yeah, I so knew that…I did it on purpose (Not really.  I thought I made up that word)  And a skrim is a mountain in Norway. Yeah….I totally knew that too. {I lie.  I had no clue.} My son teaches me something new every day.  Anyway this provided my husband, kids and I complete Friday night entertainment.  So thanks Will, if you’re out there. You are a shining light in our house and I really was really bummed when you didn’t reply to my final texts bro. You coulda ringed it…. We coulda be tight man.

Today in the mail a package arrives for me.  I thought it was from one of my designers since it was from an Apparel company.  So I casually open it in the kitchen not realizing that every member of my family has their eyes glued to me.  I open it up to find this t-shirt (see below).  Again, this made my night, my week, my month.  My kids and hubby designed this t-shirt for me.  #ilovethem  They know me so well and ‘get’ my humor.  They immediately asked me to put it on.  It didn’t matter that I JUST got in the door from the gym.  They had me put it on over my workout clothes.  So here it is!   And I love it.  They  are begging me to wear it tonight- we’re going to Studio Movie Grill to see Cloudy with a s Chance of Meatballs 2.  I think this is my new favorite shirt!

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Tilly AnneSeptember 29, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Your humor is contagious. I shared this with my boyfriend and we can’t stop laughing. Love your zest for life and positivity.

mugsie5September 29, 2013 - 7:08 am

You never change

Ken FSeptember 28, 2013 - 10:20 pm

Da bomb! Sick. I love it!!!

Michelle HenrySeptember 28, 2013 - 7:10 pm

Dying right now. Totally dying!! You can talk the talk. I’m impressed.

JessicaSeptember 28, 2013 - 5:57 pm

No way! You’re so frickin funny. I love you!

Jason MSeptember 28, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Flipping awesome. I wanna love in your house!

laurenSeptember 28, 2013 - 5:55 pm

BAHAHAHAHAAA!!! That’s awesome.

{What_______ looks like} Saturday Morning Breakfast

Hi Everyone!  This month’s ‘What____ looks like’ is our typical Saturday morning breakfast.  We usually all sit together on the weekends and eat a hot cooked breakfast at the table as a family.  Everything starts of normal, calm…average.  And soon the normalcy turns into games.  Sometimes we play 20 questions, sometimes we tell jokes, other times we talk about funny things that have happened or like this past Saturday everyone (except the photographer…me) played with the horse head.  Why do these masks provide hours of entertainment?!  It’s a plastic horse! But seriously, we can’t stop playing with it.  And so…this was our Saturday morning breakfast together.

Now hop over to Andrea Hanki’s beautiful blog to see what she’s posted and continue through the loop to complete the circle.  :)

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JennyJanuary 9, 2014 - 10:38 am

OH MY GOSH!!! I was so busy looking at other elements of the photos yesterday that I didn’t notice the horse head! I came back to keep reading your blog and saw it… I don’t laugh out loud enough and this made me crack up! Your sense of humor is sooo refreshing!

KelseySeptember 17, 2013 - 7:51 am

These look so calming and sweet. What a gorgeous home!

Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer}September 16, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Oh my gosh these are awesome. And that head, ha ha I love your sense of humor kara!!

Jason MSeptember 16, 2013 - 6:02 pm

These rock Kara! Your personality always shows through your work. That’s a gift.

Sarah CSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:02 pm

These are truly precious! I love the light and your home and getting to peek in on your beautiful family Kara!! The mask at the table totally cracked me up! I can envision that easily happening here too LOL!

Summer MurdockSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:01 pm

I mean that mask it awesome! Love how you documented this awesome family tradition! I think I’ll come to breakfast next weekend!

GeorgiannaSeptember 16, 2013 - 12:11 pm

You are seriously brilliant!!!

ShawnaSeptember 16, 2013 - 12:03 pm

This series put a big smile on my face! Love!!!

AnonymousSeptember 16, 2013 - 11:35 am

love, love, love this. Wish I had been there

JaySeptember 16, 2013 - 10:53 am

These are dope. You know I love your work.

Kimberly AnneSeptember 16, 2013 - 10:52 am

Really!? I wanna be a part of your family. Your house rocks and you guys always look like you’re having fun. I’m jealous. And your images!!!! You’re amazing Kara!

StephanieSeptember 16, 2013 - 10:50 am

You are amazing! You can take an everyday moment and it looks artful and inviting. I want to have just 1/16th of your talent!!

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