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{sunshine + a happy family = a fun photo shoot!}

Guess what I got to do this weekend?  I got to finally meet Stephanie Moore in person!  As many of you know, she’s a very talented photographer in Tucson, AZ.  We’ve been friends for a while on-line and we teach classes together on “The Bloom Forum”.  We’ve seen each other over the internet and talked on the phone but we’ve never had an opportunity to meet up in person.  But when I met her I felt like we’d known each other forever!  She’s an amazing mom, photographer and friend.  I’m so glad I got to meet her family too.  What a fun bunch!!  Carter, her son was a giggler.  Every time I went to straighten his shirt he busted out in laughter…he’s EXTREMELY ticklish!  And sweet Brooklyn, is a sweet soul.  She’s a little pro too.  I can tell her momma is a photographer!  And the newest little one in the bunch was so patient!  What an amazing little girl.  I pushed her to the limits with all of the locations we hit and she didn’t make a peep until the very end letting me know she was over my camera ha!   And of course Stephanie’s husband was very kind and held my bags for me when I had my hands full.  Seriously! What a guy!  I loved our time together and can’t wait to meet up again.  We agreed we need to get together more – my kids would love her kids.  I’m excited.  Here’s a peek at our session.

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ZiláApril 22, 2013 - 9:06 am

I so loved these images! The colors are so cheerful! The family is gorgeous and the locations are the best!

mugsie5April 4, 2013 - 6:07 am

simply wonderful

KendraApril 3, 2013 - 5:05 pm

These are darling. The one of the baby against the wall with her peaches and cream skin & blue eyes is to die for. The light is unbelievably amazing! And I love that shadow picture. Absolute perfect and a beautiful family!

ingridApril 3, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Gorgeous pictures, gorgeous family!

HeatherApril 3, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Freakin gorgeous!! Eye candy with the amazing light. Seriously jaw-dropping session!!

heidi hopeApril 3, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Oh my gosh Kara, amazing! Love all of the color and light. And Stephanie, seriously gorgeous family! Beautiful session.

I will treasure these forever. Thank you my friend for capturing my family so beautifully. I am so lucky to call you a friend, you truly are one in a million!

Leslie AnneApril 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Oh my!!! I’m saving money to have you photograph my family Kara! It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait!!! These are simply amazing!

kristinApril 3, 2013 - 2:44 pm

So, so good! I love all of the vibrant colors. Beautiful family, Steph… gorgeous captures, Kara!

{Bloom Basics – Only 3 Days Left to Register!}

Stephanie and I are gearing up for another great group of students who’ve signed up for our on-line ‘Bloom Basics’ workshop!  And there are just a few seats left and only 3 more days to register. This class requires NO prior experience with photography.  This is about learning to use your DSLR on manual mode.  Forget using ‘Auto’ – gain control over the look of your images through your cameras settings.   Understanding how to control your camera to get the images you want.  We will be covering so many topics including photoshop!  For more details about the class and registration links click here.  And of course e-mail me at any time with questions:  Hope to see you in our private on-line classroom on Monday!

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MichaelaMarch 13, 2013 - 11:43 am

Very nice, I often visit your blog. Beautiful photos and music as well. Beautiful. :-) )

Photobooth Lincoln NEFebruary 2, 2013 - 3:03 am

Really amazing work done by you, I want to ask that is there is any new Model of carl-zuice is availible in the market nowdays…?

{‘Dream’ Issue of CHIC Magazine}

I’m excited about this month’s Dream Issue of CHIC Magazine.  It’s loaded with beautiful images and detailed articles.  I was flattered when I was asked to contribute with a tutorial on ‘Beautiful Backlighting’.  I love writing (when I have time) especially when its technical writing about photography.  And I love to teach so this was so much fun for me to do. And finally….being in Arizona, I worship the light for photography here and utilize backlighting for most all of my sessions.   If you’re interested in getting a hardcopy or a digital copy of CHIC magazine you can click here to order.  Hope you enjoy it!

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BethJanuary 22, 2013 - 7:46 am

Kara, your web design & photography are exquisite! Loved meeting you yesterday!

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Vicki CJanuary 18, 2013 - 10:22 pm

I need to read this article. My backlighting images are not crisp at all. So hard to keep my subject in focus when trying to get pretty backlighting. You’re such an inspiration!

Becka Anne DonnerJanuary 18, 2013 - 10:20 pm

Oh wow Kara! I’m sure this article rocks! You have the most beautiful work! I think you should be in every magazine!

LaylaJanuary 18, 2013 - 10:15 pm

Beautiful images! I didn’t know about this magazine. I will be going to the link and ordering my copy ASAP! EXCITED! Always a pleasure to see your work Kara <3 Layla with Blue Sky

{Vintage Crown}

I love crowns, especially vintage crowns.  When TJF Designs , creator of ‘Confessions of a Prop Junkie’ asked me to work with her on this stunning crown, I was ecstatic!  My mind started racing and I was getting so inspired from this one amazing little crown.  I thought about what I wanted to do.  And for some reason I do my best thinking last minute (literally) when it all comes together.  My mom made Brielle the gorgeous red cloak and Brielle really wanted to wear her new converse boots.  So I added them in to the pile of things to bring to the shoot and gathered a few more things…a tutu, cute lacy leggings, a brush and some hair spray.  Then we raced to the site with the last available amount of light and I feel in love with the scene that Brielle created with those new crazy boots and brilliant vintage crown.  You can find some amazing props and unique, beautiful crowns on Tabitha’s website.  She also has a Facebook Fan Page where she posts recent items added to her store as well as sales and promotions and other business happenings.

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KatieFebruary 4, 2013 - 9:18 pm

WOW!!! This is unreal!! Very beautiful and motivating to other photographers..

HallieJanuary 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

The black and whites are phenomenal!! Awesome work as always!! Brielle is such a gorgeous girl!!

Becka Anne DonnerJanuary 11, 2013 - 1:29 pm

Wow, wow, wow, wow! Love everything about these. I want this whole outfit for my daughter.

Kat GambleJanuary 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Get out!! This is a dream session. I’m always left so inspired by your posts and your music. Simply want to stay here a while now. Keep posting please.

LaneyJanuary 11, 2013 - 11:56 am

Flippin amazing!! Pure utter inspiration.