Category Archives: Sneak Peeks

{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!

{Urban Session – ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’}

Last night I had a blast with these 3 girls!!  We literally shot this session till the sun went down.  Although we got started a little late but we managed to cram so much into such a small amount of time.  The 3 of them were so easy to work with and had fun – which makes all the difference in the world with capturing real ‘girl moments’.  There were texting breaks, candy breaks, giggles and we can’t forget….locking keys in the car.  Yes – it added a little adventure and mystery to the evening…’would we get the car unlocked?’  Then I remembered, I had my trusty AAA card and within 30 minutes a man in a big truck rescued us.  :0)  It reminded me of all the times I locked my keys in my car in college.  This was a first for Cassidy (at least having it happen further from home where a spare could be found).  It all worked out  though!  AAA is the best!  Anyway, here’s a little peek at our session.


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Maria MendezMarch 18, 2013 - 1:38 pm

You’re so versatile!!! These ROCK! Love their happy carefree expressions. Looks like so much fun!

Leslie AnneMarch 18, 2013 - 11:06 am

You are so fun Kara! When are you going to teach an in person workshop? You’ve been on my wish list for workshops.

Michele QMarch 18, 2013 - 10:39 am

What a fun session!

SharonMarch 18, 2013 - 10:10 am

Looks like such a fun time!

tiffaniMarch 17, 2013 - 11:38 am

when is your next workshop ? i would love to learn about your editing

Heather CMarch 16, 2013 - 8:06 pm

You’re killing me! These are so beautiful, fun and they scream teen! You captured true teen spirit here and I absolutely love it! I hope to be 1/16th as good as you someday. Keep inspiring!

MelissaMarch 16, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Do you mentor? Your work makes me drool – every single image!!!

Jessica DunnMarch 16, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Freakin eye candy session. You rock the urban vibe girl! Like Lisa said, you behind the lens is magic!

JeremyMarch 16, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Inspiration a-plenty here! You knocked this out if the park!

LisaMarch 16, 2013 - 4:57 pm

This looked like such a fun photoshoot!!
Beautiful young ladies, a super cool location, and you behind the lens….. WOWSA, what a combination!!!

I love all of the details you capture Kara….. your work never disappoints and always leaves us wanting to see more.



Mackenzie ParcellMarch 16, 2013 - 4:47 pm

The pictures all look beautiful, Kara! Thank you so much! :)

Mackenzie ParcellMarch 16, 2013 - 4:46 pm

The shots all look beautiful, Kara! I had such a great time, thank you so much! :)

{Blanket Fun! – Mesa, Arizona Family Photographer}

I wanted to share this session I did over the Fall.  I know, over the Fall?  What’s that all about?  Well I haven’t blogged most of my fall sessions.  Things get so busy and I’m on such a time crunch to get galleries up and orders delivered, so blogging the session images gets pushed aside, BAD I know.  But I really wanted to post this session – it’s with one of my favorite and most dear friends and her family.  My friend Haleigh is also a talent photographer in my area!  She and her husband are also the owners of ‘Fanciful Frames’.  Have you heard of them?  If not, you’ve got to!  And a little secret:  if you’re a fan of Fanciful frames on Facebook, she often posts super discounted prices on their frames.  I just bought an 11×14 frame, ‘tart’ shaped in the fanicful color since she was doing a 48 hour sale only on Facebook on that color and several others so I snagged it just before the sale ended!  Yay!  I can’t wait to get it.  I have 2 other frames of hers a 20×30 huge beautiful black frame and an 8×10 ‘Apple Tart’ colored frame.  Super cute!  Anyway, I could go on but I’ll stop  ;-)  Check her page out!

This fall I was lucky to photograph her beautiful family!  Aren’t they beautiful.  Kinda unfair hu?  Yeah, that’s what I was thinking.  They were so wonderful and easy to work with, not surprising since their momma is a photographer.  Here’s a peek at our session.

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Jerlyn G. DaveFebruary 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm


I want to ask if you might need photo
editing services for your website photos?
I want to send a brochure in regards to it,
to whom can I send it? Looking forward to your reply.

ShanteApril 17, 2013 - 8:01 am

Hello Kara, Hoping to get pricing info on a family session. Thanks!

FernandaMarch 21, 2013 - 7:31 am

Hi, I’d like to know what your rates are and when is your next available date.


Laura JepsonSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Hi Kara, I want to get family photos taken. What do you charge for the photo shoot and cd with publishing rights? What would your next available opening be? Also any chance you are available the week of Thanksgiving. My daughters husband’s family is coming down for the holiday and wanted to get family photos taken. If not do you have any recommendations for someone who might be available?

sandra moffattMarch 24, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Stunning. I wish you lived near me.

alonaMarch 24, 2012 - 3:28 am

Wow amazing , and nice ~(‾▿‾~)(~‾▿‾)~

LexiMarch 7, 2012 - 3:45 pm

You are pure inspiration. Nuff said.

LindsayMarch 7, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Yes please mentor Kara! These are stunning and this family is beautiful.

CoriMarch 7, 2012 - 3:02 pm

So gorgeous Kara! You rock!!!

Melissa KMarch 7, 2012 - 2:51 pm

When are you going to mentor! I would sign up in a second!!!

SarahMarch 7, 2012 - 11:42 am

Oh. Em. Gee. This is stunning. Love your warm processing Kara.

Bella AnneMarch 7, 2012 - 11:40 am

Your work speaks to me. I’ve never seen work that’s done that to me.

MaryMarch 7, 2012 - 10:07 am

These are amazing Kara….love your style and finding the spots in AZ. I know how hard that can be. LOVE looking at your images!!!

Kendra DailyMarch 7, 2012 - 10:06 am

Such a gorgeous family. You’re right, it’s not fair lol. Love love love your style Kara!!!!!

laurenMarch 7, 2012 - 9:58 am

Gorgeous, Kara. Love the colors, love the snuggles between the girls.

So beautiful.

TeresaMarch 7, 2012 - 9:42 am

Amazing! Love the warmth and beautiful colors.

mugsie5March 7, 2012 - 9:36 am

stunning family and stunning photography

{Winter Session!}


So this is winter in Arizona …. sunny and in the high 60′s to low 70′s.  Crazy hu?  Okay some days are much colder than that and some days (like today) are much warmer 80 degrees.  I’m still wearing my boots and plan to until late February (fingers crossed) :)

I was lucky enough to photograph this beautiful family just days before moving to the Mid-West.  They’re moving truck was packing up as I delivered the pictures!   Here’s a little look into my session with this family.


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Jenn PennJanuary 5, 2012 - 6:47 pm

Absolutely wonderful! What a gorgeous family!