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{Win A Seat at the Savvy Workshop in Alys Beach – deadline Dec 2nd}

Many of you know Marsha Mifsud, owner of the Savvy Photographer.  She’s an amazing business woman and the coordinator of the upcoming Savvy Workshop at Alys Beach in Florida.  I’m honored to be a part of this workshop and the amazing group of ladies who are also going to be teaching at this workshop.

So what’s this workshop about?  The Workshop is being held in Alys Beach, Florida on February 22nd to the 25th, 2013.  Details can be found here.  This location is amazing!  I can’t wait!  There are going to be phenomenal speakers, bonding, friendship making, photoshoots, dinners together, late night giggles, and all around fun.

So who are the speakers?     Laura Winslow, the talented owner of  Laura Winslow Photography and my dear friend will be speaking about savvy marketing, how to find your ideal client and how to make your packaging wow your clients.  Alice Park, owner of  Alice Park Photography and founder of the NAPCP will be sharing how she continues to run her amazingly successful business while balancing the demands of being a mom and  running the National Association of Profession Child Photographers .  Beth Glisson, owner of Caroline’s Heirloom Photography will be sharing some great editing tricks, tips as well as how she manages her photoshop workflow.  And I will be delving into all aspects of  Styling & Posing your clients!  We will be photographing models so attendees can get hands on learning with a live shoot!!   Sounds like fun right?  I can’t wait to meet those of you who’ve already purchased a seat!
So what’s the deal with the title of my post?  There’s a contest!  Marsha is giving away a seat to the workshop.  Yes, a seat and accommodations.   It’s very easy to enter – you can choose one category or you can do ALL of the categories.  Be creative!  Here are the details: click here.  Since this week has been so busy with Thanksgiving travel and many people have e-mailed saying that they were bummed to miss out since they were out of town and couldn’t enter the contest.  So Marsha has extended the cut-off for submissions to next Sunday (a week from today)!  If you have any questions, let us know.  We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

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DeMars PhotographyDecember 24, 2012 - 2:37 pm

Hey love your website! was wondering if you could check out my facebook page its basically for photography questions and sharing photos so please go give it a like and check it out thanks!:)

Carrie HiggsNovember 26, 2012 - 9:33 am

I’m a newbie but would love to learn and attend! Can newbies come to this workshop?

HeatherNovember 25, 2012 - 9:48 pm

If I weren’t 38 weeks pregnant I’d be all over this workshop. It sounds amazing!

Lindsay NewmanNovember 25, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Kara!!! I soo want to go. This sounds amazing!! I’m out of town that weekend, shooting a wedding :( I was really hoping to finally attend a workshop that you were speaking at. Host another one please!! I promise I’ll be there.

JessicaNovember 25, 2012 - 1:02 pm

Oh this sounds amazing! I wanna come! Would love to learn from you and meet you in person, finally!!!

{‘The August Collaboration’ – revealed}

I’ve had to keep this project quiet for months and today it’s finally been revealed!  It started with an idea….that of Lexi Vornberg’s from Lenses & Lemonade.  It turned into a work of art all surrounding a crown traveling around the country  and into the hands of  15 different photographers, each with a unique and artistic vision. I’m flattered and humbled to be a part of this talented group in presenting this unique, creative project.  Below are some images that I captured and one or two that I didn’t include in the magazines’ final production.   At the end of this post you’ll see a link-image to the magazine, please look through the electronic book to see the vision of everyone included in this amazing project.  Thank you Lexi for asking me to be a part of this amazing compilation of visual art.

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AmyApril 3, 2013 - 6:24 am

I love your background music…Expression by Helen Jane Long. Where can I find licensing for this?…I would love to use it for a slideshow. Thanks!

Also your work is breathtaking…love it.

KatieFebruary 4, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Seriously?!?!?!? How do you even get your pics this clear and color so perfect?? Great work :)

s7upidAugust 24, 2012 - 12:14 am

title: Expression,
by: Helen Jane Long,
from album: Porcelain
nice piano piece =)

LilaJuly 16, 2012 - 2:28 pm

hey, i do photography in school and i love it, but i am pretty much a beginner!you have an amazing blog and i love your pictures! especially the ones with really beautiful catchlights! so i wanted to ask if you maybe know a simple way to describe how to get such lights in the eyes? thank you very much!

NatashaJune 22, 2012 - 9:58 pm

These are all beautiful pictures… but the last 2 moved me to tears… they touched my heart. So precious. Captures the innocence of a child, playing and dreaming. How we can all become the princess!

Lynsey ForbesJune 21, 2012 - 10:56 am

L.O.V.E!! your work is amazing xx

SheilaJune 20, 2012 - 5:14 pm

These are just beautiful. Could you please share the source for the crown. It’s lovely. Thanks for sharing your art!

Heather LickliterJune 20, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Love it, Kara! The one of her eyelashes is my fave!

Stephanie TJune 19, 2012 - 12:48 pm

She is beautiful and this session is breathtaking! WOW

KymJune 17, 2012 - 9:46 am

Never mind I can see it now. It wasn’t coming up at first. : )

KymJune 17, 2012 - 9:45 am

This is amazingly beautiful. I love all of your editing techniques. Quite Stunning. Where do we go to see the rest of the compilation? Kym

LindsayJune 16, 2012 - 2:49 pm

How? How do you do it?! You take my breath awAy with every shoot you do! This hauntingly beautiful!!

Jeanne BoiarskyJune 16, 2012 - 11:49 am

Just amazing!

Kathy RasmussenJune 16, 2012 - 9:58 am

Beautiful, Kara. You are so talented.

Life with KaishonJune 16, 2012 - 8:24 am

She is so incredibly beautiful. What a wonderful project to be a part of Kara. Congratulations!

mugsie5June 16, 2012 - 7:10 am

wonderful is all i can say

RachelJune 16, 2012 - 6:34 am

Magical! You are such an artist!!!

Michele QJune 16, 2012 - 5:03 am

My heart just skips a beat when I view your work, amazing . . .

Heather DavisJune 16, 2012 - 12:21 am

Ohhhhh to be you with your camera for a day would be amazing. You tell such stories and evoke so much emotion in your images. Amazing!!!

Jenny DJune 16, 2012 - 12:20 am

You inspire me to be a better photographer. When are you going to offer workshops?

AnthonyJune 16, 2012 - 12:19 am

Wow, wow, wow!!! Jaw-dropping amazing. You’ve created a story. One isn’t stop reading.

Nicole CookJune 15, 2012 - 10:42 pm

You have such a gift, and your work only gets more and more beautiful. Love this series!

Shantell AndroschukJune 15, 2012 - 10:38 pm

I love your vision of this. Very “The Little Princess”. How do you manage to evoke such an emotional response in every shoot you do? Absolutely brilliant…


Just wanted to follow-up on yesterday’s status about my Critique Class. It  ’SOLD OUT’ in less than 24 hours – yay!  There may still be some ‘silent seats’ available.  Let me know if you’re interested or if you have any questions.  For those of you who signed up – I’m so excited to work with you.  I would love to be in touch with you prior to the class starting.  You can bounce things off me and ask any questions about the critiquing process  (although I know Kelli will be in touch with you prior to the class’s official kick-off).  E-mail me at and let me know if you have an active seat or a silent seat and we can do a little corresponding and maybe you can tell me what you’re unsatisfied with in your current photos if there’s something particular you’re concerned about.  I’m looking forward to our class.  Thank you so much for signing up.


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D BakerJune 11, 2012 - 2:51 pm


D BakerJune 11, 2012 - 2:49 pm

I wish I had seen this. I would have e-mailed you for sure :(

JPMay 2, 2012 - 8:59 am

Is this a woman’s thing? I’m very interested in signing up the next time you do one. But is it all woman? That might scare me off :)

mugsie5May 1, 2012 - 4:32 pm

I am impressed. I assume you will repeat this class?

Marissa EnglishMay 1, 2012 - 2:24 pm

I emailed you. I missed it :( . When are you doing another one. I need your help with my photos.

VeronicaMay 1, 2012 - 1:07 pm

I’m building up the courage but your skills are rather intimidating. Congratulations!!!

LillyMay 1, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Oh no! I procrastinated too much :( . I’m so dissappointed I missed it. Are you going to do another one? Congratulations to YOU!

{Registration is OPEN in just under 2 hours!}

Can your images be better, but you’re not sure how?  Getting honest, constructive feedback with a video showing you how to modify your image may be one of the most valuable next steps for you and your business.  My Chic Critique class registration is open in less than 2 hours!   And I’m looking forward to working with excited photographers that want to take their work to the next level.  The 4 week critique is $69 and if you want to just watch and not have your photo critiqued it’s ONLY $34.   Check out the link to sign up and for more information.  I’m so excited to work with those who sign up!  :)

UPDATE:  After registration being open for only a few hours – there are ONLY 2 spots left!  Seats are going fast!  I can’t wait to work with those of you who’ve signed up.  Thank you!!

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KymMay 18, 2012 - 12:01 pm


KymMay 18, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Can I just tell you… I’ve stumbled across your site a few times from your circle of friends… Every time, I come to your page, that music starts, and the images take my breath away. I literally stop in my tracks, and get choked up because I feel the emotion behind them. Someday, I truly hope I can captivate my audience the way you’ve captivated me every time I’m blessed to see it… Thank you for giving me the honor of viewing such beauty.

VeronicaApril 30, 2012 - 9:51 am

I really want to do this with you!!! And mentoring. Do you offer one on one mentoring? You’re so incredibly talented!!

D BakerApril 30, 2012 - 9:06 am

All signed up! YAY! See you (virtually) in June!

LillyApril 30, 2012 - 7:42 am

Oh I need to look into this. Do you offer mentoring. That’s what I’m dying to do with you.