Yearly Archives: 2009

{ZoGirl’s Spring Line Peek – ‘Brielle Dress’}


Ekkk!!  I’m so excited!  Julie, designer and master seamstress behind the amazing ZozoBugBaby clothing brought me in on a little secret.  I got to see and photograph part of her super fun ZoGirl Spring line  (for girls sizes 6 and up)!!  I’ve had these images done for a little while now, but I’ve had to keep them hush, hush until the designs were released to her whole-salers and other peeps in the design industry.  These Spring styles were 50′s inspired – they are flirty, with a vintage flare and a touch of retro.  I love the combination!!  And guess what?!  She even named this one ‘The Brielle Dress’.  I’m completely flattered and ecstatic!!  See more of her fantastic work here





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Sylvia BorgoNovember 29, 2009 - 12:29 am

To die for! I love that dress! *squeal* I must have a pair of those cute pink shoes that B. has!

Sarah WheelerNovember 13, 2009 - 2:55 pm

Fantastic photos of your beautiful little girl! Oh, and that dress is so cute!!!

coreyNovember 10, 2009 - 5:37 pm


Jaidean BakerNovember 10, 2009 - 12:16 pm

These are stunning and that dress is adorable!

Mollie KendallNovember 10, 2009 - 12:09 am

Beautiful Kara. Your colors are gorgeous and she is a doll :)

Denise SnyderNovember 9, 2009 - 11:10 pm

Absolutely beautiful images!!! Love every one! That dress is fabulous on her.

HayleyNovember 9, 2009 - 10:54 pm

Love the “Brielle” Dress and of course the model is perfect as always :) Beautiful work Kara!!!

amanda andrewsNovember 9, 2009 - 12:19 pm

ooooh might have to get me one of those! lovely as always!

SherryNovember 7, 2009 - 5:23 pm

Love these! She looks fabulous, and the dress is so adorable on her! :3
I’m also LOVING that headband.

LindsayNovember 7, 2009 - 11:22 am

I’m just blown away by these Kara. Your work always amazes me. So inspiring!!! Your daughter and that dress is stunning!!!

KatieNovember 6, 2009 - 8:48 pm

OMG, that dress is gorgeous! Stunning work!

JessicaNovember 6, 2009 - 3:27 pm

SOO cute!! I love them!

MonicaNovember 5, 2009 - 9:36 am

I wonder if she makes the Brielle Dress for 41-year-olds ;) These images are just brilliant.

LeslieNovember 5, 2009 - 12:35 am

I am so in love with this dress! I would love one in my size :)
Beautiful images Kara…your work is amazing!

Dana AnthonyNovember 4, 2009 - 11:28 pm

!! Swoon !! Whoa these pictures and the dress are jaw dropping!! Unbelievable! I must buy one! Are they available for purchase now?

crave photographyNovember 4, 2009 - 11:23 pm

I don’t even want to imaguine how beautiful she is going to be when she’s all grown up! What a beauty! I think the dress is super darling too!

Cori HendersonNovember 4, 2009 - 11:01 pm

That is the most darling dress ever! I must have it too since my daughter’s name is Brielle! And the photography is AMAZING!!!

Michelle KaneNovember 4, 2009 - 10:57 pm

Way too cool. Love this dress and your little sweetheart looks absolutely brilliant.

DAnaNovember 4, 2009 - 10:33 pm

The links are saying that I don’t have access to view. I would love to see her things.

Jenn PennNovember 4, 2009 - 10:32 pm

Great shots!! How exciting to have a dress named after her!!

TanyaNovember 4, 2009 - 10:24 pm

LOVE the ‘Brielle Dress’!!! These photos are stunning Kara… lovin’ the spinning ones :)

LizzyNovember 4, 2009 - 9:17 pm

Holy crap Kara!!! Oops can I say that on here? These pictures are freakin AMAZING!!! Wow. And that dress is so stunning on your little girl!! I need to have a girl.

jean smithNovember 4, 2009 - 8:11 pm

soooooooooooooo very, very pretty! love the clothing and the pics!

lesleyNovember 4, 2009 - 8:01 pm

She is stunning! wow!

TiffanyNovember 4, 2009 - 7:50 pm

these are awesome shots!!

Alli GaulinNovember 4, 2009 - 7:15 pm

I am quite sure that my Ella NEEDS the Brielle dress.

{Autumn just might be here….}


I woke up foggy eyed  this morning and ran the thermometer to see what the temperature was outside.  And guess what?  It was a crisp and lightly windy 51 degrees out!!  I was so excited.  I love cool weather and it just doesn’t feel like fall until the coolness nips at your nose in the morning.  I even wore jeans today – the first time in 6 months!  Tyler forgot he had long pants and was shocked when I he saw what I had laid out for him – his jaw dropped and he giggled ‘I love pants, I didn’t know I still had any’.  Brielle….well she was not going to put on anything but a dress.  But squealed with excitedly about putting on the warm and cozy fluffy sweater I had out for her.  She said ‘I haven’t seen this since I was a baby’.  Too funny.    Just wanted to share my excitement!  Happy Autumn blog friends!   


The picture above was taken this morning.  Of course the kids aren’t wearing their sweaters since the house was too warm for them.  But it was pretty chilly outside – really.  Oh and today was tie day for Spirit Week at Tyler’s school so you can’t really see it but he’s wearing one of daddy’s ties with his green t-shirt.  He really gets into spirit weeks at school -  I love that about him.



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HayleyNovember 9, 2009 - 10:55 pm

I love the treatment on these. Candycorn is one of our favorite fall treats too :)

crave photographyOctober 31, 2009 - 3:34 pm

Glad you are finally able to experience a little taste of Fall!! Hopefully it will last a while and you can get some good use out of jeans and sweaters!

amanda andrewsOctober 31, 2009 - 12:40 am

love the pumpkin! and as always… your kids are so cute!

sherry bolesOctober 30, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Wonderful images, Kara! Fall is such a beautiful time of year!

Sylvia BorgoOctober 30, 2009 - 12:15 am

Kara! I just love these images! They really, really bring Autumn to life!

TanyaOctober 29, 2009 - 7:09 am

Love the vintage feel to these photos Kara! Gosh your kids are just gorgeous!! Happy Autumn to you too! We are only weeks away from our Summer here…. :)

Jessica JOctober 29, 2009 - 12:07 am

I love fall too! I’m tempted to go out and buy all the varieties of candy corn they have this year. Love you polka-dotted pumpkin!

Dizzy LizzyOctober 28, 2009 - 10:23 pm

Could your kids get any cuter?! Do they really take pictures together this nicely or do you have to threaten them LOL. I’m impressed with how sweet they are together. These pictures have such a great fun vintage fall feel!!



Aren’t these boys adorable?!  I’m lucky to be friends with their momma, my dear friend Clarity.  I got the biggest kick out of this session – these two were absolute characters and they got along with each other so well.  I loved seeing their interaction, listening to their silly jokes, and hearing their laughter.  Dominick, the adorable older brother with red hair was giving me all of his impersonations  (I happened to snap a shot during one of him singing the SpongeBob theme song, love his facial expression).   Drake, the younger brother, was a little quieter but just as much fun and silly.   I think he was pretty entertained by his brother and together their laughter echoed off the alley way where we were photographing.   Here’s a peak into our session. 






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Sara MellanderNovember 13, 2009 - 2:23 pm

Thay are sooo cute!!!

corey civettaNovember 3, 2009 - 1:51 pm

These are so much fun and the boys are too cute! Love the locations and your processing!

Jessica JNovember 1, 2009 - 1:52 am

You are one of the best photogs I’ve ever seen. These are insanely PERFECT!!! Pure inspiration.

Stephanie PiscitelliOctober 31, 2009 - 8:53 pm

Great shots of these boys, Kara!!!!

crave photographyOctober 31, 2009 - 3:33 pm

Beautiful candid work! Just perfection once again!!!

Sylvia BorgoOctober 30, 2009 - 12:16 am

Completely adorable and powerfully boyish! A perfect combination! Incredible work, Kara!

Dizzy LizzyOctober 28, 2009 - 10:17 pm

Kara! These are insane!! Pure inspiration my friend. What handsome boys too.

Shelby A.October 28, 2009 - 3:48 pm

These are so much fun! I think my favorite is the first one of them on the stairs–cute kids!

AaronOctober 28, 2009 - 10:56 am

These are awesome, I really love the blue garage door.

KatieOctober 27, 2009 - 9:32 pm

These are amazing! I’m in love with the one of the blue garage door, amazing!

maryOctober 27, 2009 - 5:00 pm

These are WONDERFUL! Color, textures, composition — everything is beautiful. I love coming here and just wandering through your archives, hoping that some of your considerable talent will rub off… lol

JulieOctober 27, 2009 - 10:29 am

What amazing memories for these boys! Love them!!!

Michelle HutchinsonOctober 27, 2009 - 10:24 am

Such beautiful photographs & boys – adore the second last one – oh these are special – so fun!

Jessica FOctober 27, 2009 - 12:06 am

Sooo cute!!

KendraOctober 26, 2009 - 11:55 pm

This session is perfection Miss Kara!!!! How Oh how did you get them to be so natural?!

TanyaOctober 26, 2009 - 11:53 pm

Kara, girl you’re amazing!! awesome session! the boys are so adorable & your processing ROCKS!!! :)

RebeccahOctober 26, 2009 - 8:34 pm

****in love**** with this session and these boys!!! Their interaction is awesome. What an absolute treasure!!!!

Michelle KaneOctober 26, 2009 - 6:55 pm

I am IN LOVE with this session! By far your most inspiring work. Everything about these screams incredible.

amanda andrewsOctober 26, 2009 - 5:35 pm

ohmygoodness! These are so much fun!

Jenn PennOctober 26, 2009 - 5:03 pm

These boys have grown so much! I remember seeing photos of them when they were younger – they are so handsome! Great shots as usual.

daraOctober 26, 2009 - 4:00 pm

I love the blue wall. How do you get the kids to act so natural? do you tell them jokes or just let go off on their own?

AnonymousOctober 26, 2009 - 3:55 pm

You have captured brothers who are just having fun together. priceless. They will treasure these when they get older. I would love to take pictures like these with my kids:)

{Designer Spotlight: ZoZoBugBaby Pattern}


Oh my, look what ZoZoBugBaby has been up to now!  For you crafty people out there who can follow a pattern (unlike me), Julie, owner of ZoZoBugBaby, has teamed up with P&B Textiles to create some gorgeous pattern designs.  This is just one of three that she’s releasing in late November or early December.  The fabric is by Pat Sloan and I think they work so well with Julie’s designs.   Julie is truly talented and amazes me with each of her designs!  I don’t know how she does it all, she’s a very in-demand lady with her work and stays up late into the night working on customers’ orders and new designs. 

Brielle, was a hoot during our session here.  She kept offering ideas and insisted on laying down for that first shot.  I just let her go with it even though some of her poses I didn’t process since she looked like a flamingo with one leg tucked behind her – she kept insisting on that pose.  So funny.  She’s makes me laugh.   




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Sylvia BorgoOctober 30, 2009 - 12:18 am

Oh my goodness! Could B. get any cuter! I just love her simple poses! What a gorgeous dress!

ohana photographersOctober 27, 2009 - 3:22 pm

she is just the cutest thing!

AmyOctober 26, 2009 - 9:07 pm

DARLING dress!! And where did you get her headband?! I LOVE it!

ElmaOctober 25, 2009 - 9:34 pm

What a gorgeous dress – and she’s the best model ever!

Jennifer UrbinOctober 22, 2009 - 2:34 pm

Hi Kara…your work is beautiful as always!!! I know this may sound crazy but I swear our daughters were separated at birth. Brielle is your daughter right? If you put our kids next to eachother they’d for sure pass as sisters. She’s adorable…and the clothes are gorgeous too!

TanyaOctober 18, 2009 - 10:21 pm

Stunning images Kara!! Brielle is just gorgeous, love the dress & the headband is so cute!!

RebeccahOctober 18, 2009 - 3:07 pm

Yep I can’t resist buying these cute clothes you display! Love this and your daughter is so good at showing off your designers clothing!

Jill ElizabethOctober 18, 2009 - 2:23 pm

Your posts are emptying my pocketbook. Does she sell this dress already made or only the pattern. I’m not very crafty but I love this dress!!!

Sarah WheelerOctober 16, 2009 - 9:27 pm

love these kara, your daughter is so darling! beautiful colors, and love the clothes :)

HayleyOctober 16, 2009 - 1:24 pm

Beautiful images and love the clothes :)

TabithaOctober 16, 2009 - 12:37 pm

Love the Zozobugbaby! Can you share where her great headband is from? I have been looking for something similar for my little one.

crave photographyOctober 16, 2009 - 2:14 am

You rock it out EVERY time!

marissa mossOctober 15, 2009 - 10:43 pm

she is adorable!! love these.

LauraOctober 15, 2009 - 9:05 pm

Pure eye candy Kara! Your daughter us a perfect
model she knows what the camera likes.

Denise SnyderOctober 15, 2009 - 7:21 pm

Ooooh I love these! The dress and your images are just gorgeous!

amanda andrewsOctober 15, 2009 - 4:57 pm

so stinkin cute! i want that headband!!

shannon lottOctober 15, 2009 - 4:54 pm

Goodness gracious Brielle is tooooo cute! You are so fabulous:)

TheresaOctober 15, 2009 - 3:44 pm

Geez Kara these are to DIE for!! I could stare at your pictures all day! This dress is darling!!

LeslieOctober 15, 2009 - 3:00 pm

I love that dress and of course your little girl is so cute!

ShannonOctober 15, 2009 - 2:14 pm

Beautiful images — what a fun dress. I wish I was more crafty!

JulieOctober 15, 2009 - 1:54 pm

I always look so forward to your images!!!! STUNNING……you should get B an agent. THat child is a MODEL.

kelliOctober 15, 2009 - 1:43 pm

she’s so pretty, beautiful images! Love the colorful dress…and the headband too!!

JessicaOctober 15, 2009 - 1:37 pm

Gorgeous! I love zozobugbaby’s clothing!