Category Archives: 26 on Fridays

{Project 26 – ‘It’s time to reflect’}

This project theme came at a really good but busy time.  Three days ago my baby girl turned 7.  There was a lot of reflecting on the day she was born as well as fond memories of her being super little.  We had an amazing day celebrating Brielle.  Now that she’s 7 she wants her ears pierced.  So this weekend guess what we’ll be doing?  Yes, she’s growing up.   Below are some pics of little B when she was super little.  I love Brielle and Tyler’s interaction and closeness… I hope they’re always this close.  Happy 7th Birthday to my sweet little Brielle.  I love you!

And taken yesterday at our spontaneous day trip to Sedona.  I snuck this shot in of Ty and B catching fish with their hands.

The other girls in the circle will have their posts up soon (its summer time – very busy) so check back again for their links :)

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NadineSeptember 5, 2012 - 5:50 am

Hey Kara,

just found your website by accident when repinning a picture of Brielle on Pinterest. Your children are absolutely gorgeous and I love their beautiful eyes! Also it’s such a great thing to see how close they are. I haven’t kids on my own yet but when I have I pray to God that they might be a little like yours. You are a great photographer, haven’t seen so many really good children’s pictures ever!

Warm greetins from Germany.

erickAugust 30, 2012 - 12:35 am

nice share

visit my blog :)

Kristin RachelleAugust 17, 2012 - 8:34 am

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!! Love these images.

EmeseAugust 9, 2012 - 10:54 am


I’m from Hungary and I love your work. You are a super talented photographer! :-)


mugsie5August 4, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Brielle is one special girl

Kathy AnneAugust 3, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Wow! This is such a great blog post! Your babies are beautiful. And a very happy birthday to your gorgeous daughter.

MelissaAugust 3, 2012 - 10:37 am

Freaking adorable. You make such beautiful babies Kara!!

{Project 26 – ‘color my world’}

Wow, what a whirlwind few weeks.  My babies left to go on a 3 1/2 week adventure up the west coast with their Granparents in their RV.  Yes, that’s not a typo – almost 4 weeks.  I miss them tons.  It’s strange not having them here with me each day.  :(  A big part of my inspiration has left and that’s hard on this momma.  But I’m keeping busy with the overwhelming number of house projects/to do’s we have on our list.  So, when I was reviewing the theme for this week’s project 26 my heart fell a little.  Why?  Because my kids ‘color my world’ and they aren’t here with me.  My world is muted right now without them.  So I brainstormed and thought and finally found some ‘color in my world’.  Some I couldn’t photograph – like me and my husband.  No, not in that way.  I just didn’t have the time to photograph us together.  That’s the one thing that’s been wonderful about Jeff and I being ‘childless’ right now – we’re completely dating again.  We can have uninterrupted conversations at dinner.  There’s time to be silly, light-hearted, work on projects together, have quiet talks where we can stare into each others eyes- then burst out laughing,  and reconnect like we should.  In that sense it’s been amazing.  I’m trying to take advantage of the positives.  As I’m trying to organize I keep running across Brielle’s art.  She’d be happy with just a pile of paper and drawing tools.  I melt every time I go through a stack of things and find her sweet work.  FaceTiming and having grandma text pictures of the kids to me each day has been a treat.   In that sense there still ‘color IN my world’.

Please continue through the circle – one of my favorite photographers is up next.  Valeria Spring of The Red Balloon Photography – pure inspiration!


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Jessica DrossinJuly 26, 2012 - 8:44 pm

Oh Kara, you never cease to amaze me. What a beautiful world you create…

hikariJuly 23, 2012 - 11:13 pm

You’re really gifted , your pics are talking so much about the creativity you have , i felt like i’am in side the sence .

I’d thank you v.much for this lovley experience you let me to have .
My deep respects

Beth Ross | Tyler TX PhotographerJuly 23, 2012 - 7:19 am

I just love how you interpreted this theme. You are always so creative. The light is gorgeous and I love the muted color.

nikkiJuly 20, 2012 - 4:35 pm

I just loooove looking at your images for inspiration!!! I have two girls – and am inspired at how you capture your children!!!

I also open your blog just to hear the music in the background – especially the first instrumental…. pleeese let me know the album!!

Sarah CJuly 20, 2012 - 1:15 pm

Oh Kara these are sweet perfection. Love. Love. LOVE!

Lindsay NewmanJuly 20, 2012 - 12:13 pm

I love your writing. You have such a way… I feel connected. Great post!!! Eye candy too!!!

mugsie5July 20, 2012 - 11:45 am

you still have the inspiration

KimberlyJuly 20, 2012 - 9:53 am

Not having your inspiration there didn’t stop you from doing an amazing post. You inspire me.

Jessica HermanJuly 20, 2012 - 9:52 am

Geez, I luv your posts. Pure inspiration and eye candy.

SharonJuly 20, 2012 - 9:38 am

Such a sweet piece of art!

{Project 26- ‘it’s a good day for a picnic’}

This weeks project was so fun to work on.  My kids just left on an exciting road trip for 4 weeks (that’s right, it’s not a typo – 4 weeks).  Yeah, my heart hurts.  I had a hard time agreeing to the trip since it’s so long away.  But finally I gave in…sad as that made me.  But I’m trying to think of the fun they’ll have and the memories they’re making.  I just can’t wait to have them in my arms again.  Anyway, we squeezed this shoot in just before they left.  They had a ball doing this.  We were getting chased by bees (um, lots and lots of them) and the ants were loving us…we didn’t reciprocate the love.  So we worked quickly on this shoot an the kids helped with ideas and set up  every step of the way.  There are so many more pictures to go through but I’m already late in getting this post up so I’ll start with these dozen and maybe add more later.  Don’t forget to go around the circle (we’re all late in posting so some links might now work right away) and check out what some of the other talented ladies in our group posted today.  Jessica Drossin always posts beautiful eye candy.

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Shug in Boots {Beth}August 24, 2012 - 5:59 pm

wow. i am blown away at the magic of these photos. each one is like the mind of a child … with the books and sense of adventure. truly unique. found you from rock the shot. madly in love. such an inspiration! now following your blog. :)

Karen GambleAugust 12, 2012 - 9:16 pm

I love looking at your pictures, they are all works of art! Your kids are adorable too! Great job!!!

MelissaJuly 26, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Your kids are so cute and do pictures together so well.

hikariJuly 23, 2012 - 11:19 pm

You are lucky to have those ” Anglic ” children , I wish to them a lovley , peacful and nice life .

>> Oh my godness they’re so adorable & cute .

AnnieJuly 14, 2012 - 5:55 pm

oh Kara they are absolutely divine! You never cease to amaze me. So wonderful to see. Love the tones and softness xxxx

Ginger WillardJuly 13, 2012 - 2:07 pm

Wow, 4 weeks! What an adventure… on both accounts!!! haha I bet they will have the time of their lives too ;) These are beautiful as usual Kara!

Jessica BJuly 8, 2012 - 11:52 am

OMG! Jaw-dropping. As always.

Heather BaileyJuly 6, 2012 - 11:08 pm

gasp. This session takes my breath away. Honestly amazing. How do you always come up with fresh, beautiful work??!

LizJuly 6, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Seriously AMAZING! Love love love.

Tammy FlynnJuly 6, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Gorgeous photos Kara as usual. Do you ever frame any for your personal space at home?

mugsie5July 6, 2012 - 2:32 pm

love, love, love these

Jeff MayJuly 6, 2012 - 2:05 pm

looks like you guys had a great time!

SharonJuly 6, 2012 - 1:33 pm

{LOVE} ! Swoon!

Natasha WhiteleyJuly 6, 2012 - 1:23 pm

beautiful.. really just beautiful!

KatieJuly 6, 2012 - 1:04 pm

WOW!! These are so dreamy! So soft and storybook like. Love how your work tells a such a story. You amaze me.

{Project 26 – ‘just me’}

Eeps!  It’s time for another project 26 and this one was a tough one.  It’s supposed to be a picture of me.  I struggle with being in front of the camera.  I’m not comfortable at all and in fact if I see a camera pointed in my direction I usually duck and hide.  I’m that fearful of being on the other side of the lens.  I wish I could get over it since I know my kids and someday grandkids will want to know who I was and what I looked like.  But still…I struggle.  So last night I finally did it…I got my iPhone out and my DSLR and stood (or sat) for a moment in front of the camera. This is ‘just me’. Oh and yes, those are my scary feet…they are in need of a pedicure but I’m too cheap to get one. ;-)  and my feet are all banged up from years of abuse wearing heals. lol  Note:  these pictures break so many rules so please don’t hate.    Oh and continue on to the circle and see what the other girls have posted – Jessica Drossin is sure to amaze.  The circle may be light today but should be larger in the next few days since summer makes it hard for some to post right away.

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Jeff MayJune 24, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Simply gorgeous. You are more beautiful now than when I met you! And you were hot back then. :-)

Lee AnnJune 24, 2012 - 6:50 am

I would like to know how you got involved in the 26 project? And how to find a similar group maybe? Thanks! Your work is great and you should be in front of the camera more!

Jessica DrossinJune 23, 2012 - 4:16 pm

You are so beautiful and I love the artful quality here Kara… Lovely.

NatashaJune 22, 2012 - 9:53 pm

As always my dear… your pictures are breathtaking. I love them always! I could look at them forever! You are beautiful… inside and out!! XOXOXO

Heather JaneJune 22, 2012 - 2:39 pm

I would photograph myself all the time if I looked like you! Love your vision and art.

Layla BJune 22, 2012 - 2:30 pm

So fun to see the person who creates such masterful works of art. You’re work amazed me. Very beautiful Kara!!

Sarah CJune 22, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Kara! You are one of THEE most strikingly gorgeous women! Seriously your hair and your eyes are amazing!! Love these so much!! And I always leave your blog open to listen to your music after i read your posts LOL!

NikkiJune 22, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Unbelievably gorgeous Kara!!

ginaJune 22, 2012 - 1:26 pm

so, so beautiful~you, your dress, the colours! you did good!!!!

sherry bolesJune 22, 2012 - 12:10 pm

So beautiful!!!

Kathy KeenanJune 22, 2012 - 11:49 am

Gorgeous! Love the dress!!

LindsayJune 22, 2012 - 11:20 am

The camera loves you!!! Geez woman. You’re gorgeous!

mugsie5June 22, 2012 - 10:47 am

yes, you are beautiful and just need to live with it!

Kristin RachelleJune 22, 2012 - 10:32 am

You are so gorgeous Kara!! Love these!

Heather DavisJune 22, 2012 - 10:24 am

You need to get in front of the camera more my dear! Stunning!

Jenn PennJune 22, 2012 - 10:14 am

I love these pictures of you, Kara! Oh, my cousin is just so beautiful, inside AND out! Why you would ever run and hide is beyond me … I love the way you look!!

breezeJune 22, 2012 - 10:13 am

absolutely stunning!

Shantell AndroschukJune 22, 2012 - 9:52 am

Are you kidding? You are exquisitely gorgeous, and, I must confess, if I looked like you, I would probably become narcissistic! You are beautiful, Kara, and it is such a delight to see you! (though you, sneaky girl, hid your face a lot!) Remember to see yourself through the eyes of those who love you; perfectly dazzling! XOXOXO!