Monthly Archives: June 2008

{Almost Two…}

Okay, so I’m really behind in sneak peeks and other fun projects so I apologize for the delay.  I’ve been swamped and working as quickly as I can to get things done.  Why do I always feel like a chicken with its head cut off?  I guess that’s life – going non-stop with full schedules, places to go, things to do….  Oh well, I’m enjoying it so that helps!   Rachel, thanks for your patience with this sneak peek from your session last week.  As soon as your gallery is up, I’ll let you know.  Hopefully these pictures of Garner will help with the wait.  Yes, I photographed Garner who’s almost 2 on one of the hottest days of the year.   The air was thick with humidity and the sun was blazing, but this little guy hung in there, as did his mom and his uncle.  Here’s a few from our session :)

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kerstinAugust 13, 2008 - 2:53 pm

gosh, what a cutie! Great shots!!

Shari DeVoogdJuly 8, 2008 - 10:26 pm

Kara, these are amazing!!! I love the “old photo” ones SSSSOOOOO much. :)

LisaJuly 5, 2008 - 11:14 pm

One Word ~ Stunning!

Michelle MoralesJuly 3, 2008 - 11:02 am

Amazing PP on these!! Love them! And that tractor shot is priceless! :)

RebeccaJuly 2, 2008 - 12:32 pm

These are ALL so gorgeous. What a cutie!! I absolutely love that 2nd shot…such brilliant coloring.

melissaJuly 2, 2008 - 8:09 am

Those are fantastic. Love your new site!

MiaJuly 2, 2008 - 12:38 am

Love the new blog. Seems like a popular template, but I love what you’ve done with it. The last three ‘old school’ images are really stunning.

--cherryJuly 1, 2008 - 11:55 pm

awwww!!! these are absolutely gorgeous!! Look at those eyes!! Your b&w tones are perfect!! Lovin’ the vintage look of the last few photos :)

david & kimi bJuly 1, 2008 - 9:54 pm

absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the last 3 textured images!!! pure awesome!!!!

RobinJuly 1, 2008 - 8:48 pm

Ooooh, MY!!! What beautiful pictures of my PRECIOUS, GREAT nephew!!!
How beautiful! I can’t wait to see HIM!!!!

KaraJuly 1, 2008 - 5:57 pm

Thank you girls!! Isn’t he the cutest?! Rachel, I’m so glad you like the pictures. I’ll e-mail you your gallery info in about a week if not sooner. :) Thanks again for your comments!!

LindsayJuly 1, 2008 - 10:33 am

OMG! Gorgeous vintage conversion Kara! You amaze me girl – my jaw drops whenever I visit your blog. Pure inspiration.

RachelJune 30, 2008 - 11:29 pm

im in love with the pics you took of my sweet boy, i cant wait to see the rest, thank you soooo much!!!!!

StephanieJune 30, 2008 - 10:47 pm

Simply adorable!! The color in these is just…WOW! Amazing! :D I love his deep blue eyes. Great photos. :D

TanyaJune 30, 2008 - 7:49 pm

He is so cute!! Kara those last three…. WOW! they are amazing!!

JenniferJune 30, 2008 - 6:23 pm

awww what a handsome little guy. I love that second one especially!

{Faith Works 4U – Designer Spotlight}

Lemon print, grosgrain ribbon, and light cotton fabric – that’s a small précis of just one of the designs that my daughter fell in love with when we were photographing Faith’s great summer dresses. Faith Works 4U is a clothing and handmade goods line based in Florida by guess who… Faith! Her line has varying fabrics and she offers a variety of items – I’m loving her 1970′s inspired plush owls.
I have to tell you, photographing these dresses was quite an event. I took my daughter, Brielle, out to this abandon school house to take the pictures. It was out in the middle of no-where , tucked back from the street. The session went great – Brielle kept doing her little ballet dance (she does that when she puts on something ‘pretty’). Anyway, Tyler and my husband were with us too. We were wrapping things up and headed back to the car (about 15 steps away) got everyone buckled, comfy, and ready to head to Starbucks for a little treat. I turned the key in the ignition and ….nothing. I tried again… nothing. So we thought we’d call our friends Bobby & Mary Beth to see if they could come out and jump our battery. Not so easy….we both left our cell phones at home assuming the other had brought theirs. So we’re out in the middle of no-where without cell phones….not smart, I know. Since not many people drive by this area and Jeff was having no luck getting anyone to stop, he decided he was going to walk to try to get help – Brielle hearing this and seeing daddy walk away yells ‘Daddy, we love you….’ Oh my…then I got panicked and started flagging down any car that I could see in the distance – of course Jeff turned around and saw me and freaked out saying ‘ what are you doing – you’re a girl with 2 kids – you can’t do that – you never know what someone will do to you and the kids.’ As we’re trying to figure out what to do, Jeff decided to push the car closer to the road pop the hood and waive jumper cables by passing cars. A few passed by without stopping and my heart began to sink. Then I notice the last car slowing and turning around in the road – he was heading back our way! I was so excited! Jeff was relieved too. The nice man was disabled and was so sweet to stop and help us. We had no money with us (just credit cards) so I couldn’t even give him money. All I could do was thank him profusely for stopping to help us. Anyway, I got the pictures I needed and we got home safe so it was a happy ending and we are laughing about it now! Lesson: Always bring a cell phone with you when you venture into no-where land (and hopefully you’ll still have a signal) :)





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Disabled ChatJuly 24, 2008 - 2:33 pm

I have Bell’s Palsy and enjoy your blog very much. First time I’ve commented, but have been reading here and there.
Great blog. I enjoy reading it every chance I get and value your opinions!

Kellie HJuly 3, 2008 - 8:37 pm

Oh I am a sucker for buttons! ..along many other good things =) Such cuteness! As always I am amazed by your photographs Kara

david & kimi bJuly 1, 2008 - 9:55 pm

what a dollface!!!! gorgeous images, just gorgeous!

PatriceJuly 1, 2008 - 7:08 pm

I always love coming to your site and checking out your pictures. How lucky is your daughter to have such an amazingly talented mother and on top of that she get to model some wonderful cloths as well.

JenniferJune 30, 2008 - 6:23 pm

those are some beautiful dress and what a cutie for a model!

EJune 29, 2008 - 6:17 pm

Love these and that yellow dress.. to die for.

TinaJune 28, 2008 - 9:30 am

She has that hands-on-her-hips pose down! Always beautiful work! Love your color.

JessJune 28, 2008 - 1:41 am

Your daughter seriously works the camera. She is a doll!!

AHS PhotographyJune 27, 2008 - 2:31 pm

Your daughter is sooo adorable/beautiful!!

RenJune 27, 2008 - 12:49 am

oh gosh that sounds like it was quite scary at the time!

Gorgeous dresses!!!

Kara MayJune 26, 2008 - 10:26 pm

I know, aren’t these dresses gorgeous! Faith is working hard to keep up with all your orders ;) She’s working on getting more lemon fabric (fingers crossed)! Thanks so much for your comments!! You all are the BEST bloggers I know :)

*Dizzy*Lizzy*June 26, 2008 - 10:13 pm

Just a beauty! Goodness your daughter is gorgeous Kara!!! The perfect model! Keep showing us more – I love your posts!

JinkseeJune 26, 2008 - 1:35 am

Wow!! These dresses are SO cheerful! I love that! :D Amazing..

TanyaJune 25, 2008 - 9:01 pm

Kara.. I’m so glad someone stopped to help you guys, such a nice man!! OMG.. these photos are just stunning! Your daughter is the perfect little model, & these dresses are divine.. thank goodness I live in Australia!!

LindsayJune 25, 2008 - 8:33 pm

Love the expressions on your daughters face – she truly looks thrilled to be in those dresses. Okay, I’m off to shop!

MelissaJune 25, 2008 - 6:31 pm

Those dresses are gorgeous! Good thing you were not alone. Glad it all worked out in the end. I can’t believe people were rude enough to pass by for so long.

Vintage Lime DesignsJune 25, 2008 - 4:53 pm

Like I always say – your daughter is the perfect model and I agree with Kate, I’m going to be poor after reading your posts. Superb work!

Kate PaigeJune 25, 2008 - 12:30 pm

I’m going to be broke Kara!!!! Your photographs for these designers are STUNNING! Sorry to hear about the car issues you had. There still are wonderful people who stop to help in this world.

{Brielle made the Cover!}

My little girl is on the cover of Tot Trends Magazine!! Just thought I’d make a quick post sharing what the cover looks like! And that cute little vintage dress…was made by Monkey & Me one of my featured designers! Thanks for looking!



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nathalieJuly 2, 2008 - 8:32 pm

awesome awesome awesome! this is one of my favorite shots for sure!

Kara MayJune 26, 2008 - 10:15 pm

Thanks girls!! Every comment makes me smile more and more. Thank you for reading my blog and taking the time to comment!! Love you guys!

Jean Smith PhotographyJune 26, 2008 - 4:13 pm

gorgeous! that’s so awesome…congrats!

Emily Ryan PhotographyJune 25, 2008 - 12:14 am

ROCK STAR!! I want to be like you when I grow up. Wait I am grown up – okay I want to be like you someday!;)

**Lex**June 24, 2008 - 2:12 pm

Oh so deserved Kara! Woo Hoo!! You should be very proud – your daughter should be on every toddler magazine! She’s stunning and of course your photography talent is amazing!!

Kristin CookJune 24, 2008 - 2:11 pm

Congrats! What a great picture :)

The Monkey and MeJune 24, 2008 - 2:01 pm

Holy Smoke!!! Hey girl, I have been meaning to send items, but lordy the east coast craft show tour has been killing me. But wow! What cool news! Can you get me a copy?
You rule?!

MelissaJune 24, 2008 - 7:56 am

Wow, that’s awesome. Doesn’t surprise me at all she is beautiful!

TanyaJune 24, 2008 - 3:08 am

Congratulations Kara… very deserving!! very exciting!!

jennybJune 24, 2008 - 1:13 am

Should we be surprised, lol? Your daughter is stunning as well as your photography. Good thing you don’t get a big head with all these compliments, lol. Big congrats!

J.Stoia Portrait DesignJune 23, 2008 - 10:02 pm

AHHHHH! Congrats!!! You are so awesome :)

Rachel BrookeJune 23, 2008 - 9:36 pm

She should be on the cover with a face like that! Beautiful colors and photo!

LindsayJune 23, 2008 - 5:20 pm

Oh WOW! That is so cool! What a great thing for you and your daughter. I love that picture! YOU ROCK my friend!

Shea-Shea's Mama:June 23, 2008 - 5:19 pm

She is sooo cute. Congratulations! How exciting to see your own picture on their magazine, way cool.

Love this shot!

MelissaJune 23, 2008 - 5:14 pm

That’s really awesome!

DolceBaciJune 23, 2008 - 10:10 am

Congratulations Kara! Your work is amazing!!

EJune 23, 2008 - 10:03 am

Awesome.. congrats..

Rebecca TylerJune 23, 2008 - 9:49 am

Congrats!! Very much deserved!:o)

AllisonJune 23, 2008 - 9:17 am

Congrats Kara! You ROCK!

Orange Kite PhotographyJune 23, 2008 - 9:13 am

I was just headed over to congratulate you on the board about this!!!! WOO HOO!!!

So proud for you,

{My boy…}

So finally, I’m posting a few more pictures from my trip to Arizona a few months ago (I know, you forgot I went there didn’t you? wink). I had a little mini session with my son while we were there and he was just a goof – giving me serious ‘trying to be cool’ looks and then wiping out one of his silly faces and making me laugh and then reverting right back into his so serious trying to be mature looks. The picture of him jumping was so fun and spontaneous – he was standing, again looking so serious ,then he suddenly leaps in the air, arms and legs spread at the top of the hill. I loved it and was so glad I caught it on camera (have to be quick with kids, especially when they are so used to my camera and last about 5 minutes).
The bottom set of images are with Grandma Doh Doh and Grandpa May. That’s what they called them…. long story behind Grandma’s name and my kids say it lovingly (I think Grandma likes it a lot too) ;-)
Sorry this post is short – tons of work to do and I’m so behind. Thanks for looking!!






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AmyJuly 1, 2008 - 9:44 pm

Love Love LOVE these, the ones with the grandparents at the end are just precious!! YOU ROCK!!

Kara MayJune 26, 2008 - 10:18 pm

Oh my little man… thanks for the comments. You guys made my day/week! :) And I must say I love the silly picture at the bottom and I always stare at the one of him jumping and the funny face one. The first one makes me think of how he might be when he older – you know… in college or starting his first job. Crazy to think he’s growing so fast.
Thanks again for taking the time to visit my blog and comment!

karenJune 25, 2008 - 2:25 pm

loved seeing these, your son is such a cute little man! he’s gonna be quite a looker! :) thanks for sharing, i can’t get enough of your work!

Brooke DrellosJune 25, 2008 - 10:09 am

these are the cutest! love the silly grandparent shots!!
you rock!

JessJune 23, 2008 - 10:08 pm

Oh my every single one of these are to do die for cute.

**Lex**June 23, 2008 - 8:06 am

What a cute family you have Kara! Love the personalities of your children. Always anxious to see your posts – packed full of amazing talent!

Tineke van der EemsJune 22, 2008 - 10:27 am

these are all fabulous and fun!! those colours are wonderful!

Denise SnyderJune 21, 2008 - 8:15 pm

Kara your children are gorgeous! Love those shots of your little man! STUNNING!!!! That last shot is a treasure! LOL!

Orange Kite PhotographyJune 21, 2008 - 7:26 pm

These are AWESOME pictures!!!! I love them! Your love for your family radiates through these images. :)

Jean Smith PhotographyJune 21, 2008 - 1:56 am

i totally LOVE these images. they SOOO remind me of my three boys…aren’t boys the greatest? although they do tend to run from the camera…

anyhow, these images are fabulous and PRICELESS!

ConnyJune 20, 2008 - 6:08 pm

These are just amazing! And made me laugh!

AHS PhotographyJune 20, 2008 - 4:08 pm

Wow! These are absolutely fabulous! You are so talented!

Dana SchererJune 20, 2008 - 2:55 pm

These are great!!! I love the shots with the grandparents too…sooo fun! This inspires me to get my two boys in front of the camera soon! Your kids are going to have sooooo many amazing photos of them when they grow up…I hope you’re good at archiving, and doing albums!

Shea-Shea's Mama:June 20, 2008 - 2:50 pm

These are wonderful; your son is adorable. I especially love the ones with the grandparents, wow… they are really hip! The reds in them are really cool. Great shots. =)

KristyJune 20, 2008 - 9:34 am

HAHAHA, So cute!! I love the one of your boys silly face (raised eyebrow) Reminds me of my brother!! So cute.. all of them!!

Jenny BJune 20, 2008 - 1:49 am

Grandma and Grandpa are going to love those! I wish I had some of my daughter with my Dad before he passed! These are stunning!

Angie PenroseJune 19, 2008 - 11:49 pm

Oh ya…you are going to be batting the girls away! He’s adorable. I LOVE that last shot. Priceless! :)

AllisonJune 19, 2008 - 11:28 pm

Kara, the last two with Grandma Doh and Grandpa May- OMG, gave me the best little twinge of happiness ever- totally precious images! They are ones to treasure!!!!

Photographs By TiffanyJune 19, 2008 - 11:21 pm

These images are so fantastic!! I love how bright your photos always are~
Great shots!!

Devine ConceptsJune 19, 2008 - 11:13 pm

Seriously adorable. Love the pics of your boy – little model man. Love your work!


MelissaJune 19, 2008 - 9:28 pm

Those are great. He is such a cutie. His personality in those photos reminds me alot of my oldest boy. I love that one of your kids and their grandparents in the street, so cute!

TanyaJune 19, 2008 - 8:06 pm

Oh Kara!! your son is such a handsome young man.. that jump shot is fabulous.. Arizona looks beautiful, amazing photos I love the clarity & gorgeous colours you get in your photos!!! that last one is my favourite.. you’ve captured beautiful memories… thanks for sharing them!!

Take care,

LindsayJune 19, 2008 - 7:56 pm

Sooo cute – LOVE THEM ALL! The silly face ones made me laugh :)

RenJune 19, 2008 - 6:45 pm

ohhh… I really like all of these but I just LOVE that last shot!

Vintage Lime DesignsJune 19, 2008 - 2:49 pm

Oh Kara, your little boy is soooo handsome. You are in trouble when he’s a teenage – you know that, right? Beautiful work as always.

AnonymousJune 19, 2008 - 11:22 am

Love these. Keep them coming

Rebecca TylerJune 19, 2008 - 11:04 am

What a handsome little man you have! I love the jump shot and the last one with the silly faces. So fun!:o)