Monthly Archives: April 2008

{In the land of Kokopelli’s….far from home}

Can you guess where I am? Hint: It’s dry, hot and in a land where kokopelli’s can be found. It’s is in the United States…. so that will narrow it down quite a bit.
Just wanted to let my blogging friends and viewers know that I haven’t been able to post since I’m far from home doing some shoots and vacationing for the past week. I’m freaking out that I haven’t been able to post in so long…I miss it so. But when I get back I’ll be back to posting – woo hoo. We fly back tomorrow night so not too much longer.
It’s strange not to have my editing software with me…. feels so bizarre not to be doing that part of my job while I’m here. But I have enjoyed shooting in a completely different environment and being creative in a whole new, fun and challenging way.

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EApril 24, 2008 - 9:38 am

Hey I tagged you check out my blog for more info

Orange Kite PhotographyApril 23, 2008 - 8:28 pm

Sorry to hear Brielle is sick. Hope you had a great time in AZ despite the sickness. :)

kennedy & friendsApril 23, 2008 - 4:44 pm

Sorry to hear Brielle is not doing well :( Kennedy has been sick too. OHHH HOW JOYFUL IT IS!!! Well, I hope both girls get well soon. We miss ya! Hugs!

Jennifer Anderson PhotographyApril 23, 2008 - 1:46 pm

I had no idea Briella was sick. I really hope she is doing well and I hope you are doing good too! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Vintage Lime DesignsApril 23, 2008 - 1:22 am

Oh I’m sorry to hear Brielle is so sick. Prayers and virtual hugs sent your way. I can’t wait to see your next post once you get settled back home.
- Kris

Kara MayApril 22, 2008 - 9:06 pm

I’m so looking forward to coming home! I was supposed to leave today but lil’Briella was really sick so we couldn’t fly and had to take her to the Children’s Hospital here. We are scheduled to come home tomorrow (fingers crossed). Oh and Jess you can absolutely e-mail me :
Thanks for your comments ;) Always makes me smile.

JessApril 22, 2008 - 1:07 pm

Just checkin’ in and you are completely ROCKING it lately. Thanks for all the links to Etsy. I am loving it all!

I have some questions for you can I email you?

Hanna Woods PhotographyApril 21, 2008 - 11:49 pm

Hope you’re having fun. Bet you got some fabulous pics where ever you are!!!

MelissaApril 21, 2008 - 8:04 pm

Awesome! Can’t wait to see some new exciting pics when you return. Have fun!

LindsayApril 21, 2008 - 6:55 pm

Oh I’ve been missing you and your posts. Glad to know that you’re having some fun mixed with business and I’m anxious to see more posts when you return. My guess is that you’re in Utah? But I’m sooooo bad with geography.

{Nuxie Made}

I admit, I have a hat fetish when it come to accessories for my children. I love them, I’m always on the lookout for different, fun, funky, colorful hats. So I was thrilled to photograph and feature these hats for Nux of ‘Nuxie Made’!! They fit all the things I love – they’re colorful, hand-made, and look absolutely darling on children (and pre-teens). My daughter even insisted on wearing one to bed (yep, that’s my stubborn but oh so loving two year old). Aren’t these hats adorable?!






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KieraApril 28, 2008 - 2:47 pm

You have beautiful children! Thank you for commenting on my page! I’m completely honored. I love your work, I checked out your website. It’s lovely. One day I hope to achieve what you have. : )

Photography by JocelinApril 27, 2008 - 10:45 pm

Oh my goodness! Your images are so colorful and pretty!

TamiApril 26, 2008 - 10:25 am

You children are amazing and so is your talent! Just stunning pictures! I love your processing.

AmyApril 25, 2008 - 1:09 pm

WOW!! your children are so beautiful!! What awesome images, i love them all. The colors are fabulous!

LeahApril 25, 2008 - 2:51 am

love the shopping cart and the colors on the little girl are amazing!

Kara MayApril 21, 2008 - 6:33 pm

Thank you so much!! You guys seriously are the best! Thank you so much for your comments – they really make my day!! Thanks so much!

Hayley Anderson PhotographyApril 21, 2008 - 2:14 pm

Those are beautiful! And what a great location!!

AnonymousApril 19, 2008 - 10:46 pm

Seriously, you are ridiculously amazing! I got your blog sent to me from a friend and I wish I would have found you sooner!!. Your kids couldn’t be cuter, perfect little models, and fabulous commercial work girl!! Post again soon!
** Misty Tomlin, PA

KendalApril 19, 2008 - 12:03 pm

Thanks for the comments, I love the saturation and vivid color in all your photos.

You’ve hit the same two corners of the world as me, I lived in SC for 10 years and Puget Sound for 6ish years.

Amanda AApril 18, 2008 - 6:14 pm

Your kids are beautiful! LOVE, their eyes and the shopping cart photo. Amazing!

EApril 18, 2008 - 5:48 pm

These are all stunning but I espically love the one in the shopping cart.

Stephanie StremlerApril 17, 2008 - 1:24 am

These hats are awesome! I adore the images in the shopping cart and close ups of your daughter! Amazing!

Hanna Woods PhotograpyApril 16, 2008 - 5:54 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE your work Kara. Seriously, you are a rock star in your art. I found your blog from a fried and I have to say your blog is by far my favorite. I love your posts,your work, your eye for style and composition. Serious eye candy and major props for inspiration. I want you photograph my kids, but I live across the country in San Fran Cali land. Maybe this calls for a trip out your way. Don’t stop inspiring us all.

Purple Door DesignsApril 14, 2008 - 9:38 pm

I’m stunned and in awwww over your work. I just came across your blog and now I’m hooked! What an incredible inspiration you are.
- Newport, CA

kymberli q.April 14, 2008 - 9:07 pm

Not only are the hats adorable, but so are the images!!

The Monkey and MeApril 14, 2008 - 8:32 pm

Gasp. You are amazing. I may have to come down to SC to get you to capture my monkey. The way you capture their eyes, it takes my breath away.

Caitlin Domanico PhotographyApril 14, 2008 - 8:12 pm


Jeez, you come up with fabulous settings. Love love love it!

Ken TowersApril 14, 2008 - 11:28 am

i’m breathless these are stunning you really are an inspiration, absolutely blows me away

Kara MayApril 14, 2008 - 11:03 am

Your comments put a big smile on my face – thank you so much! Aren’t those hats great? Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your comments ;)

BrookeApril 14, 2008 - 3:35 am

your kids are sooo beautiful! I love your editing technique !!!!

J.Stoia Portrait DesignApril 13, 2008 - 10:36 pm

Seriously… I can’t stand how much of a rock star you are. I am so jealous at these fantastic finds for accessories and amazing children’s clothing AND that you have 2 bea-u-tiful children that are fantastic models. Keep up the work. Your inspiring!

LindsayApril 13, 2008 - 10:12 pm

*O*M*G* could your kids get any cuter? Love these – the color and the location are incredible!! Wow wow wow!

MelissaApril 13, 2008 - 5:28 pm

Yes those hats are amazing and your children are gorgeous! Love those eyes! Great pictures, so clear and bright.

AnonymousApril 13, 2008 - 4:53 pm

All I can say is wow!
These hats are wondeful as are the children.

kennedy & friendsApril 13, 2008 - 3:56 pm

just gorgeous! you have such pretty kids!!! of course..with a pretty mama like you….we could not expect less. i hope you are having a great weekend :)

{Snips & Snails and Puppy Dog Tails…}

And 4 boys ages 3 and under! What a busy busy all boy session today was – I headed to Hartsville to photograph these adorable little blonde boys. They kept me on my toes being that they were all so young and at that age where they do what they want to do, it’s just how it goes. But it was fun and entertaining. They were truely ‘all boy’ boys playing in the fountain – getting soaked and running around on the gravel barefoot (without it hurting their soft little feet). The youngest of these boys was 3 months old! He was so content during our session, happy as can be the entire time – amazing!! Here’s some images from today! The first two pictures were begging to ‘go vintage’ so I listened… don’t you love their outfits?! They were purchased at a cute little Hartsville children’s boutique – Juice!



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Amanda AApril 18, 2008 - 6:13 pm

WOW, your pictures are amazing, amazing, amazing!!!! Great job!!

EApril 13, 2008 - 12:56 pm

Kara.. these are fantastic.. just love the feel they have to them.

Nikki Ryan PhotographyApril 12, 2008 - 9:59 pm

Oh my… I just found your blog thru Miss Emily. Can’t figure out how to add my url to this. I have so much to ask you…I can’t think straight after looking through all the pictures on your blog. Unreal!! I am now officially your #1 Blog Stalker. I’ll try to get in touch with you thru your website. Love, love, love your work!

Kara MayApril 12, 2008 - 8:41 pm

Aren’t these boys adorable?! Glad you like the pictures. Thank you so much for leaving such great comments ;)

AnonymousApril 12, 2008 - 12:31 pm

Beautiful as usual Kara. Show us more!
-Paige, Ireland

kymberli q.April 12, 2008 - 1:13 am

Just gorgeous!

Kimerli RileyApril 11, 2008 - 7:50 pm

Dang – your post-processing always blows me away! So perfect with the outfits the boys are wearing. You wanta mentor me? :) Seriously, your work is beautiful!

MistyApril 11, 2008 - 4:01 pm

I love those first two. Awesome!! I LOVE your work.

Photographs By TiffanyApril 11, 2008 - 10:26 am

Simply Gorgeous!!

Ella Bell PhotographyApril 11, 2008 - 8:44 am

Phenomenal, all of them! Your vintage conversions are amazing! Keep on rockin Kara!! I so look forward to your posts.

MelissaApril 11, 2008 - 7:55 am

Those are fantastic. What adorable boys! Love the vintage look and of course those crystal clear photos with piercing eyes. Great work!!

{sludge, muck & dreaded delays… sigh}

Yes, the weather here in South Carolina has been wet! This past Saturday we had over 4 inches (at least that’s what’s being said and not from a reliable source – merely chatter heard at the local Piggly Wiggly). Sooo, that resulted in two more sessions being postponed. I really don’t like postponing my client’s sessions but I want them to get the best images possible and in these wet and soggy conditions it’s the best choice.
On another note, I was recently featured in the Country Club of South Carolina’s quarterly ‘Club Journal’. The cover is my daughter (well her legs and feet anyway -ha! getting on her tricycle in her little white tutu). They did a spread on me and posted samples of my work inside. Pretty fun!

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Ella Bell PhotographyApril 10, 2008 - 8:12 am

I’m so excited I found your blog Kara. I found it through a link on Tarah’s blog and now I’m adding you to my blog roll. Your work is BEAUTIFUL! Very inspirational, I can’t stop looking at your pictures. Congrats on the cover too!

kymberli q.April 10, 2008 - 2:59 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Kara May. Your images are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And Congratulations about the cover!

SamApril 8, 2008 - 7:46 pm

Congrats on the cover and inside spread! How cool is that!! Love how the cover looks! Beautiful work Kara. Hope the weather dries out for you soon.

Amie SteeleApril 8, 2008 - 5:55 pm

Congrats~ That is sooo great! Thanks for stopping by my blog…I’ve bookmarked yours! Great stuff~

Kara MayApril 8, 2008 - 4:34 pm

Thanks so much for your comments. Yeah, this mud is bad, but it’s great for pulling weeds (woo hoo!) ha. Gotta look at the bright side. The weather is getting better I believe – fingers crossed. ;) Thanks again!

Jeana BirdApril 8, 2008 - 4:03 pm

Love the cover photo. You do such incredible work. It is AMAZING!

Rebecca TylerApril 8, 2008 - 2:13 pm

NICE! Congrats! :o )I know what you mean with the whole weather thing…I live in Washington. Rain is our middle name, ha! Not fun, but makes for some interesting photos sometimes.

Maxwell DaneApril 8, 2008 - 7:54 am

How cool that you’re work and you were published! You’re work is stunning so it should be. Ugg, about all the wet and rain, dealings of a photographer I guess ;)

MelissaApril 8, 2008 - 7:52 am

I just want to say that I love your photography skills! I found you through Kim @Unscripted Moments. She’s given me a few pointers as I am learning about doing photography myself. Although I don’t think I will ever be good enough to go pro. Anyway, thanks for the comment on my blog too. It’s crazy to have snow in the background yet still be warm enough to play shirtless outside, but alas, I live in Northern Michigan. Have a great day!

MelissaApril 8, 2008 - 7:35 am

That is so cool! Congrats!!

EApril 8, 2008 - 7:23 am

Sorry about all that rain.. my father in law lives in SC and has been complaining he hasnt been able to go racing ( drag racing ) because of all the rain.. by the way.. CONGRATS on the cover.. its awesome.

ConnyApril 8, 2008 - 2:24 am

Thank you so much for stopping by … LOVE your images! Great commercial work!!!