Monthly Archives: May 2009

{Designer Spotlight: ZozoBugBaby}

Oh it’s been so fun photographing in my new surroundings.  I’m trying to learn the light here since it’s so different from South Carolina and Seattle, but it’s gorgeous light.   So recently, Julie from ZozoBug Baby contacted me to take some pictures of a few of her new designs, isn’t the outfit below super cute?!  One of my favorite color combinations!  Julie is an amazing designer with such a fun variety of  design and fabric styles - I love them all! 

It was 103 degrees when we took these so we made this mini-session one of the quickest ever (7 minutes to be exact) -wow!  As you can see in the 3rd picture below she was ready to go inside and not too happy with me.  But she’s a trooper and asked to do it again the following day - monsoons prevented that however. ;-)    Anyway, I have many more designer spotlights to come, just trying to time them with the weather and our summer activities, can be tricky but we have a bit of a system now.   Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be posting more soon. 






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crave photographyJuly 17, 2009 - 12:23 pm

You always find the juciest light!

Natasha WhiteleyJune 18, 2009 - 3:31 pm

in LOVE!!!! WOW!

Sherry LuJune 17, 2009 - 6:50 pm

The outfits are super cute! And 103 is HOT! :] Yes, indeed. Such a trooper.

KatieJune 7, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Your daughter is SOOO beautiful! Love the light in these, so gorgeous!

Michelle HutchinsonJune 7, 2009 - 12:18 am

Stunning photos as usual and oh my such gorgeous clothes – lucky I live a long way away (-:

elizabethJune 5, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Kara.. I love these they are perfect

AmyJune 5, 2009 - 3:43 am

Amazing! And she is soooooooo cute!

Candy HowardJune 4, 2009 - 4:06 pm

Just beautiful! The light, the clothes, your comps, that sweet little face – everything!

mandyJune 3, 2009 - 6:46 pm

Love the pictures of B. She looks all grown up. Hugs to you both.

LindsayJune 1, 2009 - 6:15 pm

Amazing!! No other way to put it. You seriously blow me away! Love your work!!!!!!!!!!!

only one word comes to mind kara may. perfection!

MandyJune 1, 2009 - 11:31 am

—swoon— you amaze me!!!!!

*Kaitlyn M*June 1, 2009 - 11:30 am

I’m in love with your work, your blog is my therapy! Keep inspiring and photographing you’re making a lot of people smile.

Denise SnyderMay 31, 2009 - 8:07 pm

Gorgeous Kara – the clothing and the images!

JackieMay 31, 2009 - 12:15 am

**swoon** gorgeous!!!

LeslieMay 29, 2009 - 4:02 pm

I love your work, always amazing and beautiful! I am a big fan of Zozobug clothing!

Thea CoughlinMay 29, 2009 - 12:15 pm

They are all stunning but the second one took my breath away! Fabulous!

Terry McKaigMay 29, 2009 - 3:37 am

These are beautiful Kara!! Your daughter is a trooper!!

Allen AustinMay 28, 2009 - 7:09 pm

Hi Kara
Love your lighting and post processing. Do you use supplement lighting on these shots and if so,what?
Cant believe the heat there. Guess it will be nice in the winter.

Nikki S.May 28, 2009 - 1:42 pm

Your daughter is stunning!!! Such a trooper and that dress is to die for!!!!!! Your exposure is awesome too!

RebeccaMay 28, 2009 - 12:53 pm

simply perfection Kara!! Now I must have that dress!!

Megan CristelloMay 28, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Love these…love the color, the dress, the girl. Going to check out her site….those clothes are funky fun!

HayleyMay 28, 2009 - 10:58 am

Love these, will have to go check it out! Man, 103 degrees, yuck, I don’t blame her for not wanting to do pics :) But they are beautiful as always!!

jean smithMay 28, 2009 - 6:51 am

gorgeous pics and AWESOME clothes!

MichelleMay 28, 2009 - 12:44 am

Brilliant! Loving the color and especially the one with the truck. So lovely.

ElmaMay 27, 2009 - 11:35 pm

Divine colour and light!

Julie MartinMay 27, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Thank you so much, Kara, for doing these! It’s just a little shocking what you can accomplish in 7 minutes! :) More pieces are definitely coming your way! :)

Julie MonacellaMay 27, 2009 - 4:38 pm

Love these! Your daughter is adorable, and that dress is so cute I had to order it for my daughter! I always love seeing your photography. Hope you’re doing well in the desert!

Tira JMay 27, 2009 - 3:10 pm

So so so adorable! 103 is a little warm for a photo shoot! she was a trooper!

CaitlinMay 27, 2009 - 2:58 pm

Beautiful as always! Man she is getting big! Kara, I love her hair!!!

{bit of the South}

I’ve been such a bad bad blogger.  I have so much to blog, so little time to do it (not to mention, wordpress went wacko on me and prevented me from posting for a while).  Wow, life has been so crazy busy since moving here.  I’m not taking any clients here (except for commercial clients) until the fall, so I thought I’d have time to ease into life here but it seems that’s not going to happen.  It’s all good fun but I find myself going to bed when the kids do since I’m so tired by the end of a very busy and active day.  I think this summer is going to be even crazier…hate to admit. 

I’ve been editing a few sessions from my last few days in South Carolina. It’s fun editing them, but it makes me want to start photographing children now… then I step outside and remember why I decided to wait until fall to resume my sessions.  It’s been unseasonably hot here, in the low 100′s. The only time I can photograph kids is at ~5  in the morning…since the temp is nice that early (a cool 75 degrees).  My kids are the only ones that I dare bring out that early {giggle, giggle}.    And I will be doing that soon since they get up early enough to give me hugs and tons of kisses before my morning runs.

Anyway, I have a bunch more to blog about but I have to run out and take my kids to their swimming lessons.  I’ll be blogging again soon… stay tuned :)   Thanks!











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paula hicksonJuly 9, 2009 - 3:22 pm

these are absolutely amazing Kara!!! your work is soooo inspirational!

Tara SharmaJune 30, 2009 - 10:25 pm

Ok I am IN LOVE with this set! Those textures are delicious!

Sylvia128June 16, 2009 - 1:39 am

I love all the shots…they are just too precious and adorable.
The vintage frame, soft and faded color, props, the expression of the children…you captured the perfect moments =D

elizabethJune 5, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Just awesome..

Jenn PennJune 3, 2009 - 12:28 am

Kara, I love these new photos! Their parents must be so happy, you did an amazing job!!! Great subjects, too!

Jaidean BakerMay 26, 2009 - 2:36 pm

These are all stunning!!! I just adore that second image!!!

Sara MellanderMay 25, 2009 - 3:48 pm


as always kara may your images melt me!!! hope you guys are having an awesome weekend!!!

ElmaMay 24, 2009 - 4:52 pm

Great seeing a post from you. Love the variety of treatments to the photographs here – looks like youhad some fun. I hope you manage to find time to keep posting once and a while! Enjoy your summer :)

kymberli q.May 24, 2009 - 5:01 am

Gorgeous, as usual, Kara! You are such an inspiration…and the frames are just beautiful!

ChantelMay 23, 2009 - 11:57 pm

Amazing! Ah just amazing! Where do you get your parasols from? They are always so perfect!

Lisa LenderinkMay 21, 2009 - 11:52 pm

You’ve outdone yourself as always.
Love the colors & of course the kiddos
are absolutely adorable!

jeanaMay 21, 2009 - 11:24 am

This are gorgeous! I love the colors! I hope AZ is treating you well!

jeanneMay 20, 2009 - 10:03 pm

These are stunning!

denise kMay 20, 2009 - 12:03 pm

I love these! & I know these children very well…priceless!! I especially love the one with their beloved pet!

RebeccaMay 20, 2009 - 1:20 am

Just found your blog from a friend who sent me your link. I am blown away by your talent, you have an amazing gift. You don’t know how happy I am to find you. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work in beautiful Arizona.

Susan RobertsMay 19, 2009 - 10:33 pm

Love seeing your images, they always make me smile! Beautiful!

CHRISTINEMay 19, 2009 - 10:14 pm

GEORGEOUS! Your best yet.

Tess McGeeMay 19, 2009 - 7:29 pm

I’ve missed you! Love seeing a new posts pop up on my blog reader from you. These are simply stunning amazing eye candy!!!!!

VanessaMay 19, 2009 - 3:54 pm

These are wonderful as always! Glad to see your back posting! :) The little boy is just precious in that first shot!

mugie5May 19, 2009 - 9:23 am

Love these,I missed seeing your new pictures so hope more are to come. They brighten my day.

WhitneyMay 19, 2009 - 12:40 am

I’ve been following your blog for over a year and I just have to tell you how excited I am that you are on the west side of the country now! There’s hope to hire you now, we would happily visit Arizona!! We live in the San Francisco area. So excited about the possibility!

CarrieMay 19, 2009 - 12:27 am

I too would get up with my kids to have you photograph them!

MichelleMay 18, 2009 - 9:54 pm

Really gorgeous images… all of them!

michellenicoloffMay 18, 2009 - 9:36 pm

Oh Kara…you are just amazing…these are beautiful:) Hey…I’d get up at 5:00 am to have you photograph my kiddos :) I hope all went well with your move…I will be following your foot steps soon…but only a little more west :)

KatieMay 18, 2009 - 1:58 pm

I SO adore the one with the dog! Gorgeous images as usual!

JanetMay 18, 2009 - 10:54 am

I love them all! Simply Stunning!

TanyaMay 18, 2009 - 6:51 am

These are gorgeous Kara!! Have missed your posts! LOVE your frames… simply divine!

MandsMay 18, 2009 - 2:02 am

Oh Kara! totally beautiful, and adore that pram! the vintage frames are perfect for your style!

TiffanyMay 17, 2009 - 10:46 am

These are AMAZING!!!

TiffanyMay 16, 2009 - 6:51 pm

So glad to see more posts from you! As always I love these!

kateMay 16, 2009 - 2:59 pm

these are beautiful, especially the black & whites! I love the little girl’s carriage–great idea :)

Allison GaulinMay 16, 2009 - 1:28 pm

Love these Kara! And your frames- they are super cool!

Tira JMay 16, 2009 - 12:16 pm

these are beautiful. my favorite is the one of the the little girl pushing the baby buggy.

amanda andrewsMay 16, 2009 - 11:55 am

OH Yay!!! I’ve missed my Kara posts!! These are so absolutely gorgeous!! Loving every single one!