Monthly Archives: August 2008

{Urban Attitude… hip, fun family}

Urban twist for a gorgeous hip family - sooo fun!  I had a blast photographing this session!  This age group is so refreshing, they get so into being in front of the camera, which I love.   Oh, I love the little tots too and I always will, teens just add a different element to the session since they typically want to be there, they rarely have meltdowns or need diaper changes, and I normally don’t have to chase very far after them {wink}.  Anyway, this was another Seattle session but the only urban session I photographed during my time in the NW.  Next  time I’m going to try to do a few more with an Urban flair.  Isn’t this family just beautiful!  They were so comfortable in front of the camera and were up for anything.   We even found a random bowling ball {yes, an abandon, orange, dying to be held, bowling ball} and I had to incorporate it into part of the session although we found it toward the end of our time together.  Anyway, Shanna is the amazing mother of these four beautiful children.  Wow, she’s a busy lady – I have trouble keeping up with just two.  Anyway, I loved every minute of this session!

Here’s a little peek inside….with varying post-processing techniques.

 

Ahhh… the bowling ball….

This last one I processed two ways…Kara’s bright color in the first and Kara’s yesterday fade.

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Yvonne KAugust 3, 2011 - 5:48 pm

So well deserved!! Congratulations!! Love your work Kara!

Heather BAugust 3, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Wonderful feature!! Congratulations on such a well deserved article. Love your work Kara!

StephanieNovember 8, 2008 - 4:02 pm

why do you tease us with your actions but not make them available?! ;oD

Kara MayAugust 29, 2008 - 9:52 pm

You guys have seriously put the biggest smile on my face. Thanks so much for your comments!!! I love photographing teens – sooo fun. Especially when you can go a little urban… makes me miss Seattle….sigh…. ;)

cindyAugust 28, 2008 - 10:09 am

once again…PERFECTION. bright, fun, colorful family session. i can tell they had an amazing time with you…

gretaAugust 25, 2008 - 10:28 pm

these are so great! i love your post work and their poses are so great! especially love the group shots of them. beautiful kids!

GinaAugust 20, 2008 - 6:17 pm

Shanna and her family are so beautiful! you did a great job

adminAugust 20, 2008 - 11:48 am

Wow – you guys are amazing! Thank you for your wonderful comments! I will be back in Seattle for sure next summer if not before then. It’s tricky because I photograph outdoors and Seattle summers are ideal for that, any other time of the year is a bit of a gamble as far as planning goes. I would love to travel there more though…we’ll see. And I haven’t yet offered to sell my actions but I’m considering it. Thanks for your interest. Kara :)

Renee MooreAugust 19, 2008 - 6:10 am

Your work is awesome.. Very inspiring.

MeganAugust 18, 2008 - 12:31 am

These are amazing! The kids look beautiful. You guys should model! Shanna, are you kidding me…you look like the older sister. Great job Kara!!!

Carrie ScruggsAugust 17, 2008 - 2:54 pm

Girl – I am so in love with these images, such wonderful bright colors, great angles, fantastic work! Cheers to you!

MekennaAugust 17, 2008 - 2:45 pm

Wow.
I havent checked your site in so long.
I feel horrible that I missed all this.. :(
I think the bowling ball fits in nicely. All the pictures are beautiful.

AndreaAugust 16, 2008 - 8:57 pm

I just stumbled opon your blog and I am in awe! Absolutely beautiful…you have a new blog stalker!

courtneyAugust 16, 2008 - 8:48 pm

kara, kara, kara! OM Gosh!
These are so fab!!! Love your style girl : )

Nicole Paulsen-RamosAugust 16, 2008 - 2:29 am

WOW… Ok, Shanny these are smokin hot…I would love to have some pictures of my kids. Your right Lois you should be proud these guys are so great looking !! Love all of you
Nicole

Casia FletcherAugust 15, 2008 - 11:52 pm

Holy Hot-ness. My absolute fav. is the bowling ball shot with her boot on it. It’s amazing what random objects can do to your images.

AnthonyAugust 15, 2008 - 10:14 pm

Hi Kara,

It’s Anthony, one of Shanna’s cousins and Kaitlyn’s godfather. Wow. I saw these shots earlier this week and am very impressed.

When will you be back in Seattle?

angela bergsmaAugust 15, 2008 - 10:37 am

PS. I looooove that dress! (eyelet tan~looks like anthropologie) awesome!!

angela bergsmaAugust 15, 2008 - 10:36 am

What a dream! To photograph such amazing beauties! It is so much fun and rewarding to photograph subjects that are full of personality and love to be models! You must have relished this one…awesome work. I have been a “stalker” of your blog and I love your work. Too bad we live so far~ I would love to be on the other end of your camera (for a change) sometime! You should think about designing (or maybe there isn’t an exact process to note) your own actions~great processing as always~ God bless,
Angela

NathalieAugust 14, 2008 - 10:45 pm

holy cow! this just keeps on getting better. what an amazing session!!! did you get the package? i was wondering. i switched emails. kennedyandfriendsco@yahoo.com. hugs to ya!!

Shanna PatrickAugust 14, 2008 - 10:44 pm

~KARA, YOU HAVE MADE ME A VERY HAPPY MOMMY… WHAT YOU HAVE CAPTURED I CANNOT EVEN PUT INTO WORDS. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. YOU TRULY HAVE A GIFT – NOT EVERYONE FINDS THEIRS. I AM SO VERY PROUD THAT YOU ARE MY COUSIN…

Jennifer SlivkaAugust 14, 2008 - 10:42 pm

Wonderful images!!! I would be very interested in purchasing your pp actions!!!

AmyAugust 14, 2008 - 10:41 pm

WOW, what a beautiful session!! I never will get tired of looking at your work, you are awesome!! love the ones with the bowling ball, so fun!!!

MandyAugust 14, 2008 - 10:40 pm

Stunning. So much attitude and color! These are just SO sharp!

Shannon LottAugust 14, 2008 - 10:39 pm

Wow…these are so great! I love the urban look and setting. And it took me a WHILE to find the gorgeous mom! Geeez!

MeggieAugust 14, 2008 - 10:37 pm

GORGEOUS!!!! simple as that!!! sigh……….

Uncle GeorgeAugust 14, 2008 - 9:52 pm

Kara Kara – what else would one expect – the most beautiful models and the best photographer (who also is beautiful). Wonderful pictures of everyone including mother Shanna

Katie EvansAugust 13, 2008 - 5:24 pm

I just happened to get on ILP today and I read/looked at your post. I love your pictures!! I love how bright and vibrant your colors are. I’m always trying to improve my photography and post processing skills. Are you willing to share any hints or secrets?! :) I

Michelle MooreAugust 13, 2008 - 4:48 pm

Beautiful! Next time you are in town I’d love to say hello! :)

shannon littrellAugust 12, 2008 - 8:12 am

OMG! Your color is AMAZING! You are very talented!

david & kimi b- ohana photographyAugust 12, 2008 - 5:20 am

ok this family HAS to be fake!!!! how is it possible to have so many really really ridiculously good looking people in one fam!!!

Lisa LenderinkAugust 11, 2008 - 10:39 pm

Gee Kara~ I guess they are ok…..NOT
They are FAB as always.

You rock!

Stephanie PederslieAugust 11, 2008 - 7:36 pm

Wow!! Where do you find these locations??

I look at these and I imagine seeing them in a magazine. You are a fantastic photographer!

MegAugust 11, 2008 - 5:08 pm

Kara, I love these pictures, well actually I love all your pictures. The bright vivid colors and the fun just make them so special and I am sure this family will love theirs. By the way the bowling bowl is HOT!

HayleyAugust 11, 2008 - 2:39 pm

Um…WOW!!!! Kara, these are all Amazing!! Your work just blows me away!!

Nicole SethAugust 11, 2008 - 2:32 pm

Kara,
Thank you so much for taking the pictures. My sibilings and I had a blast. They look really cool, and nice. You are an awsome photographer and person. Again thank you for taking the pictures. My family and I are really grateful. Again thank you:)

Kara MayAugust 11, 2008 - 2:18 pm

Thank so much for your fabulous comments!!! Yeah, I should’ve mentioned that the mother looks like she could be a sibling – she looks amazing! This family was SOOO fun to photograph! I’m so glad you like the images and processing. In the future I may offer my actions for purchase – stay tuned :) Thanks again!!

Tineke van der EemsAugust 11, 2008 - 2:03 pm

this blog is even cooler :) )
wow I’m definitely in love with your colours :)
so inspiring!

BeckeyAugust 11, 2008 - 1:44 pm

Kara, you are very talented. I have known these kids since birth and it brings tears to see how grown up they are. You have captured the personality and beauty in each of them. I would love to have you photograph my 4 year old, Mia, when you come back to the NW.

melissaAugust 11, 2008 - 8:25 am

Holy Moly, these are fantastic! What a beautiful family!

MeredithAugust 10, 2008 - 5:13 pm

Oh! My! Gosh! KARA!!! You are freaky, crazy, brilliantly talented! Please tell me that you’ll be traveling to my neck of the woods someday?! Oh and are you going to sell your actions! Kara’s faded yesterday and bright color not to mention the others are stunning!

StephanieAugust 10, 2008 - 11:09 am

Fantastic photos!! I love, LOVE the blue wall. And the bowling ball..what a fun idea! :D

HelenAugust 10, 2008 - 3:38 am

Wow, these are stunning… gorgeous family and love your location and processing…

Michael PatrickAugust 10, 2008 - 1:50 am

Hello Kara, wonderful photos, very nicely done. If you should ever be up here and have an opening I would be interested in having the girls and I photographed also. Take care and best wishes.

TanyaAugust 10, 2008 - 12:47 am

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos of a gorgeous family! Kara, love your processing, Kara’s yesterday fade is WOW… amazing!!

KristaAugust 10, 2008 - 12:37 am

These are absolutely gorgeous Kara! You really brought out the personality of the kids. Great job!

Kris LeighAugust 10, 2008 - 12:28 am

Oh my lord, these are STUNNING Kara! Absolutely gorgeous family and you captured them perfectly! :-)

Allison GaulinAugust 9, 2008 - 10:37 pm

Incredible work, Kara. It’s hard for me to choose any favorites among your work, but these are definitely near the top. I love love love these colorful, thoughtful images. Beautiful family too.

SharonAugust 9, 2008 - 10:28 pm

Wow! This looks like it’s right out of a catalog. Amazing!!

sara anthonyAugust 9, 2008 - 10:22 pm

You did say that there were four kids right? So in the photo against the blue wall there’s a mom in there some where? Oh Lord, please let me look even 1/2 that good when my 4 are teenagers!!

Connie SmithAugust 9, 2008 - 9:46 pm

Hi Kara…. I’m a close friend of the Patricks and I wanted to add my 2 cents in that these are great and wonderful photos of Shanna’s kids… I have two grandaughters that would LOVE to be included in your Northwest shots… Lois will attest to the fact that they are gorgeous 10 and 12 year olds… just have to brag as Lois is sooooo sure her’s are the cutest kids in the county… CS

uncle MikeAugust 9, 2008 - 9:13 pm

Kara, you are clearly an artist! Wonderful photo’s! Keep up the great work

Love, uncle Mike

heatherAugust 9, 2008 - 8:44 pm

You are awesome! I love to look at your stuff. I was wondering what lens you used on these. It looks like the 85 1.4?? I was thinking about getting either the 85 1.4 or the 70-200 2.8. Do you have any advice on which one would be better for children’s photography? Once again…….love the pictures.

Jenn PennAugust 9, 2008 - 8:34 pm

Good grief – these are FABULOUS and totally worth the wait! They are so wonderful and the kids look gorgeous – even though I am their Auntie, I swear I am not biased at all, right?! LOVE these!

Aunt LoisAugust 9, 2008 - 8:24 pm

Do I have beautiful grandchildren or what?! Kara, you did such a fabulous job!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

tamiAugust 9, 2008 - 6:27 pm

oh.my.gosh. what a gorgeous family! the punchy colors are fun and add to the perfect session!

PennyAugust 9, 2008 - 6:17 pm

Just plain wow. I love all of them and think the whole family looks wonderful. Great work, as usual.

{Almost Rained Out…two beautiful munchkins}

Oh you guys have been so patient waiting this long for your sneak peeks {I know, I’m not done yet.  There are others waiting and I’m pouring through each session keeping the ‘zipfizz’ going so I can get more done.  Off Topic: Have your tried ‘Zipfizz’?  It’s pretty neat stuff – just put it in your water bottle watch it fizz and sip on a yummy energy drink.  Prob not the best for you but I rationalize drinking it by reading the label again and again noting the huge amount of vitamins in each tiny pink tube. ;-) I digress… }

We almost got rained out during this session – yes, it was raining just as we were about to get started.  So we hung out in our cars for about 15 minutes hoping that the rain would stop… it didn’t stop but it lightened up enough to step out to my favorite lush green field in this area.  I was so excited to have a session with Makenzi and Kennedi - I photographed these two when they were much smaller so I was giddy.  Jeff & I were in the same child birth class as Michelle & Cliff (the two girls’ parents) and we’ve been close friends ever since.  I can’t believe how much this age group grows in just a years time!   I wish I could just take them all home with me to SC so I don’t have to miss seeing them grow and we can have play dates whenever we wanted!  I’m realizing that those days are numbered as these kids get older – the idea of a ‘playdate’ will be no longer after a certain age :(   Why can’t we keep them small? 

Here’s  a little snipet from our session!  I did a bunch of different post processing on these, some vintage washed ones with texture, faded wash post processing and my classic color.  

The next one I processed to get a sun bleached look to the image.  This is one of my favorite home-brewed actions.

Normal Kara color…

Vintage play and my own texturing (psst… to make your own just take a picture of something like a blank canvas, a crumpled piece of paper, the side walk, etc all on macro on your camera.  It’s super easy and fun!)

Vintage play and other textures applied to the one below….

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Angie PenroseAugust 24, 2008 - 5:33 pm

Oh my heck….She is SO cute! You are amazing Kara!

MekennaAugust 17, 2008 - 2:48 pm

Those pictures are gorgeous.
You cant even tell it was drizzling…during or before.
How in the world do you add those vintage effects?

david & kimi b- ohana photographyAugust 9, 2008 - 2:23 pm

ok we have to be theeee stupidest people in the world!!!! every time we’d click on blogger it would take us to your OLD blog and we’d say, oh nothing new. uh, doy. *ready to be shunned* :O) any who, are you kidding me with these!?!?! holy smokes what a pretty little girl! your images are NUTS!!!! wow wow wow! have a killer weekend and keep on rockin!

shannon lottAugust 9, 2008 - 11:16 am

Hello! Your work is amazing. That first image is to die for. I plan on checking back:)

Jenifer JohnstonAugust 9, 2008 - 1:54 am

Kara, these are gorgeous. Your processing is perfect in each. Love all of them. (0:

AmandaAugust 9, 2008 - 1:12 am

Gorgeous!! Holy Moly if I were the parents of these to beauties I would want these all on HUMUNGUS CHUNGUS canvases. You have such a gift Ms. Kara May!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

saraAugust 8, 2008 - 11:29 pm

I LOVE your art! Stunning and creative. Your vintage and sunwashed looks are fabulous. Wouldn’t you love to write a book of tips or tutorials?? Your ideas are truly inspirational. Keep posting!

JenniferAugust 8, 2008 - 10:15 pm

these are absolutely gorgeous, I love your color pp and location for these!

MandsAugust 8, 2008 - 7:03 pm

STUNNING! your color is superb as usual Kara but oh my on those images…what gorgeous kids!

VanessaAugust 8, 2008 - 5:52 pm

wow- these are great! Love the sun bleached look!!!!

GenaAugust 8, 2008 - 3:40 pm

Kara-These are simply wonderful!! I think it should rain every time for you…they look magical ;)

PaigeAugust 8, 2008 - 2:59 pm

simply amazing. kara, you know I’m a fan – you always make my jaw drop with your post. never boring, nothing but pure talent and inspiration!!

ClarityAugust 8, 2008 - 11:42 am

Sweet princesses! Once again, just beautiful work! These are beautiful and you are too! Love you girl!

beckieAugust 8, 2008 - 10:19 am

Kara…I recently discovered your blog. I love your work! Your post processing is beautiful. I love your textures, too. Thanks for the tips!! You are inspiring!!!

MelissaAugust 8, 2008 - 9:27 am

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of the processing on all of these. Your home-brewed “sun washed” is beautiful! I just discovered how to make my own textures by taking a picture of something like you said. Thanks for the tips, I will try a crumpled paper and canvas next!

Kris LeighAugust 8, 2008 - 9:07 am

Oh, I just adore your ‘Kara colour’ but that sun bleached look is WOW! These are stunning and I’m enjoying your blog so very much! :-)

SummerAugust 8, 2008 - 8:35 am

~gasp…~ I’m speechless, these are stunning! Please tell me your going to travel (tour the country) to do sessions or offer workshops. Honestly, I’d be the first in line!! Gorgeous session Kara!

TanyaAugust 8, 2008 - 7:00 am

Oh wow Kara!!! now these girls are gorgeous!! stunning photos & I love how you’ve processed them… love them all, your actions ROCK as do you!! I’m always gob smacked when I visit & never ever disappointed!! Your blog is my favourite place to visit!!

Michelle Gamble-WrightAugust 7, 2008 - 11:26 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you….. they are beautiful pictures. Can’t wait to see the rest of them. You rock the free world, girl!

Jenn PennAugust 7, 2008 - 11:19 pm

Oh, what gorgeous little girls! I am certain I remember them from when they were younger and they have certainly grown. They are too beautiful!

{Nuxiemade – Designer Spotlight}

Remember Nuximade?  I featured this amazing hat designer several months ago and I am again thrilled to feature more of Nux’s amazing work.  She’s also in the process of designing other styles and colors so stay tuned. 

I always bring these hats to sessions and my clients fall in love with them asking me for the link and information on the hats.  Some clients even show up to our session with the hats since they’ve seen them featured and used on my blog with so many clients.  Love that!

My children love the hats and Brielle has gotten a little possessive of them.  I use them primarily for my sessions but if the kids want to wear one I let them – why not?  Well, when Briella sees pictures of my clients in ‘her’ hats, she says ‘Hey, why are they wearing my hat?  They didn’t ask?  Was I sharing – no one told me’  – I have to remind her that the hats are for my clients to wear and she gets to wear them when I’m not photographing.  She’s got that just turned three attitude and drama.  I’m nervous for her teen years.   Tyler on the other hand will see pictures of clients in the hats and say ‘Oh cool they wore our hats, looks good mom’.  And then he’ll point out his favorite image.   So funny how the two are so different – could be the age or it could be the difference in gender – who knows? 

 

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brandiSeptember 12, 2008 - 11:57 am

I LOVE these hats–I have a few of them….just wondering…where did you get her adorable flowered pants????

MekennaAugust 17, 2008 - 2:50 pm

I cant even begin to tell you how beautiful and handsome your childeren are!
Again – it amazes me how you can capture the free spirits in your photographs.

angela bergsmaAugust 15, 2008 - 10:38 am

I love the “scruffy” knees…so boy! CUTE
love the Matilda pants~I have shot a few of those myself!

david & kimi b- ohana photographyAugust 9, 2008 - 2:23 pm

are these kids models or what!?!?! wow they look awesome!!

TanyaAugust 8, 2008 - 6:54 am

Kara these are just gorgeous! those hats are gorgeous too!

KaitemersonDesignsAugust 7, 2008 - 10:12 pm

Kara- OMG..I just Love, LOVE all the new Photos.. Nuximade is Talented & Fun..Kait at 3 yrs has quite a collection now too! The children are simply Georgous! You are so Inspiring! Thanks for sharing tips on behind the scences photo editing.I Look forward sharing your site with others…And another collaboration..

feanna

RachelAugust 7, 2008 - 10:12 pm

Kara, This is my first time on your blog. I’m a fan! You’re work is truly stunning. So, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I’m flattered and embarrassed at the same time that someone as talented as you came and commented on my blog. How did you find it? Do we know someone in common?

AmiiAugust 7, 2008 - 4:27 pm

Beautiful pictures…no wonder you have to travel to Seattle for photo sessions, anarchy would erupt!! I have a question for you, and I assume I already know the answer, is it just you and your kids on photo sessions or do you have someone help you (reflectors, etc.)? What time of day did you take the pictures above? I want so badly to learn as much as I can about my camera and technique and am just very curious!!

nuxAugust 7, 2008 - 2:50 pm

I love the pictures! You and your kids are sooo awesome! Thanks again!

tamiAugust 7, 2008 - 11:13 am

Kara…your children as SO beautiful and at peace with the camera. AND…the clothes are to die for, the lighting is amazing and their personalities look fun! you are one lucky mama and one amazing photographer!

TiffanyAugust 7, 2008 - 9:04 am

Fantastic shots as usual!!!!

EveAugust 7, 2008 - 7:50 am

Kara, these are stunning. Your work always inspires me, it just beautiful! Love the hats, I need to get some for my little Logan and for sessions as well. :o )

Kris LeighAugust 6, 2008 - 10:44 pm

Oh, they are absolutely stunning Kara! Will have to stop by and see if they’ll send to Australia! GORGEOUS!

MelissaAugust 6, 2008 - 10:29 pm

Yes, love these. I am saving up to purchase these hats for my kiddos and also to use in photographing other kiddos.

KariAugust 6, 2008 - 10:28 pm

I love the hats!

Lisa LenderinkAugust 6, 2008 - 9:38 pm

Those are great hats. I just love them~

Of course, they are on very adorable children
that were expertly photographed :)

One of my boys name is Tyler too!

As always, great job!

Kara MayAugust 6, 2008 - 9:36 pm

Awww… you guys are so great! Thank you! My kids get tired of the camera but they ralley when I need them too. And of course there are times when it’s not time for a session and they are asking to have their pictures taken – sigh… ;) Thanks again for your wonderful comments!!

JessicaAugust 6, 2008 - 8:48 pm

Gorgeous pictures of your kids Kara. They are growing so fast. I read your blog often and rarely comment but the first time I ready your blog, I felt like they were so little – now they are so grown up! Beautiful pics and I WANT some of those hats!! I want to see her other designs you mentioned too – I’m a hat freak like you.

VanessaAugust 6, 2008 - 8:00 pm

Oh my goodness your kids are ADORABLE!! Love those hats! I need some :)

RenAugust 6, 2008 - 7:08 pm

It’s their gender… I have 2 boys and 2 girls… the boys are SO much more easygoing then the girls are.

Gorgeous photos again :D

elizabethAugust 6, 2008 - 3:09 pm

These are wonderful.. just wonderful

Jenn PennAugust 6, 2008 - 2:24 pm

Great hats! I love the one of Brielle in the coral hat with her little bum stickin’ out, and the ones of Tyler in front of the door. Adorable.

laurelAugust 6, 2008 - 2:00 pm

I love your work Kara. Absolutely perfect and inspiring.

PennyAugust 6, 2008 - 1:59 pm

Love these hats as well as the kids. Such fun to see them in these adorable hats.

Kylee-AnneAugust 6, 2008 - 1:35 pm

Oh and how could I forget to tell you that I want to steal your kids. They are freaking adorable!! Love their little personalities in these pictures. Protect those little angels with all you have :)

Kylee-AnneAugust 6, 2008 - 1:32 pm

Kara, you can’t do this to me! You know I love these hats and now your dangling them over my head. I’m gonna be broke with all these cute irrisistable designers you feature. I love all of them but these hats are to die for ~ I puffy heart them!!

{Scotch Broom?}

I’m very behind on my sneak peeks and I apologize for those of you who have been patiently waiting.  I’ll be posting more from my Seattle sessions hopefully this week. :)  I’m home again in SC and it is hot – heat index of 110 – wow!  And air conditioner in my car is out again!  This is the 3rd time in less than a year :( .  Maybe it’s time for a new car… we’ll see {shrug}.  It’s good to be home but boy do I miss Seattle and living in a big city.  Don’t get me wrong, I love it here too, I just think I’m more of a city girl, even though I crave small town living at times.  I’m fickle I guess… ;-)

Dominick and Drake (the two dashing boys below) were telling me about all kinds of plants as we passed them – they sounded like little botanists discussing each.  Anyway, they pointed out with concern that  Scotch Broom was a plant/weed  that their daddy was allergic too.  But they assured me that he had medicine that made his eyes ‘not be red anymore’.  So that stuck in my head – who knew two little boys (5 & 3) could know so much!  Anyway, I got a kick out of their personalities and interaction with each other.  These boys are my dear friend Clarity & Jeff’s and we’ve known each other since the birth of our oldest boys.  I photographed Dominick since he was a little tiny guy – so it was fun to see him again and get some one-on-one time him and his brother Drake.

Here’s just a little peak at our session.

 

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AmyAugust 26, 2008 - 6:17 pm

Kara, these are just awesome! I am a friend of Clarity’s, and you photographed by daughter Carley, when she was 2, (which was 4 years ago) at Pine Lake Park. I now have three kids, and am just dying to get on your list when you return to Seattle!! I am enjoying looking at all your photo sessions. Your work is incredible!!

MekennaAugust 17, 2008 - 2:51 pm

What goofy boys – what outstanding pictures.

david & kimi b- ohana photographyAugust 9, 2008 - 2:24 pm

ummmm…. the 2nd shot is my fav. his face is rad funny!!!

jiimionaAugust 9, 2008 - 9:23 am

I can’t think of anything better )

elizabethAugust 6, 2008 - 10:23 am

Oh My arent they stinkin adorable or what? wonderful session you had with these two.

JenniferAugust 6, 2008 - 10:20 am

these ar awesome, what handsome young men! Love that last shot especially!

RaeAugust 6, 2008 - 10:10 am

All of these are fantastic! I’m so glad I found your blog. You do amazing work.

Kris LeighAugust 5, 2008 - 11:09 pm

Wow Kara! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I’ve loved my visit and will be back often! I adore these images, especially the one of the boys with the desk, perfection! :-)

courtneyAugust 5, 2008 - 8:03 pm

beautiful work kara!
such handsome boys.

Michelle Gamble-WrightAugust 5, 2008 - 11:55 am

Hey Girl – you did it again! They are beautiful pictures. You definatley have a gift..the eye! Loved seeing you and hope you can come visit soon. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the pictures you took while you were here!

Love you tons!
Michelle

Kara MayAugust 5, 2008 - 6:37 am

Wow, you guys made my week with your comments. Thanks so much! I’m thrilled you all like these :) XOXO

*Lex*August 5, 2008 - 6:35 am

Always look forward to your posts Kara. You did it again and ROCKED another session as always. Your Seattle posts are incredible!! So when are you coming to New York?

TanyaAugust 4, 2008 - 10:32 pm

Kara, these are beyond amazing!! You have captured the essence of boyhood perfectly! Love how your photos have such gorgeous colour, clarity & the touch of flare in the photo of the boys at the desk is just perfection!! YOU ROCK GIRL!!!!

Sara KerrAugust 4, 2008 - 10:06 pm

Holy INSPIRATION! Oh my…you are beyond talented Kara. Wicked Sha-BAM skills!! Love all your work – I’m a frequent visitor. Keep posting, I get so excited when I see you’ve posted something new!

meganAugust 4, 2008 - 5:13 pm

These are fantastic!! I’m going home to n. alabama next month and i’m planning on photo-ing my nephews while i’m there. This gives me great ideas!!!

rikAugust 4, 2008 - 3:19 pm

kara, i’m so glad i found you! your photography is fantastic! i just LOVE your eye for capturing these kids’ personalities so well. you’ve got another loyal reader…i’ll be back for inspiration many times. =]

BeckaAugust 4, 2008 - 2:13 pm

~Gasp~ oh my these are stunning! How do you do it every time girl?! Your work constantly blows me away ~~ Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

ChantellAugust 4, 2008 - 2:08 pm

Wow,amazing location and color! Two absolutely adorable little boys. I love their interaction!! Great session Kara!

GeorganneAugust 4, 2008 - 12:46 pm

I love, love love these pics. Amazing color and those boys are very handsome. Wish I lived closer so you could photograph my family. I now going to follow your blog daily. Keep up the fantastic work.

carinAugust 4, 2008 - 1:37 am

These are absolutely amazing!!! Boyhood at it’s finest! The image of them at the desk is fabulous- beautiful color, a touch of flare, adorable expressions…it is PERFECT!!!!!!!!

StephanieAugust 4, 2008 - 12:29 am

Simply amazing!! I love the one with the desk and the tractor. :D They are the cutest little guys! :D Looks like a fun, loving, session.. :D

KaraAugust 3, 2008 - 10:10 pm

So glad you guys like them! Sorry my site was down all day and you had to wait till now ;) They are adorable boys! I had fun with them!

ClarityAugust 3, 2008 - 10:08 pm

Oh Kara! You captured these crazy monkeys just as they are! Thank you for the adorable sneak peek, I cannot wait to see them all. My dear friend, You ROCK!

PennyAugust 3, 2008 - 3:19 pm

What handsome boys. Love the red hair and the background grass.

Jenn PennAugust 3, 2008 - 3:05 pm

These are great photos! I remember these boys from photos you took a long time ago. Aren’t they so handsome?! They both have great eyes and truly seem like they enjoy each others’ company. Great shots!