Monthly Archives: November 2009

{Happy Thanksgiving!}

This morning I overheard Tyler asking Brielle if she knows why we celebrate thanksgiving.  She answered ‘because we’re thankful’.  Tyler began to tell her the story of the pilgrims, how the woman back then had to keep their caps on or it was considered rude, etc.  He was so excited sharing with her what he knew about the this special day.  He even drew her pictures of Turkeys but added, ‘Did you know they didn’t eat Turkey at all on the first Thanksgiving?’.  Who knew?  LOL 

 There’s  so much to be Thankful for this year and every year.  I’m trying to stay away from my computer today but wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope your day is filled with warmth, togetherness, and positive reflection.  Have a great holiday celebration!

{one of my new favorite images} :)

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PattiJanuary 3, 2010 - 12:21 pm

What a gorgeous image!

Terry McKaigJanuary 2, 2010 - 12:29 am

Gorgeous image Kara!!!

amandaDecember 6, 2009 - 11:45 pm

so cute! and I love the image!

ohana photographersDecember 6, 2009 - 3:29 pm

hope you all had a thanksgiving full of love and blessings!!!

sherry bolesDecember 5, 2009 - 2:54 am

Beautiful, Kara!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

elizabeth pelletteDecember 2, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Hoping you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.. what a beautiful image

HayleyNovember 30, 2009 - 1:55 pm

Hope you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving! What a stunning image!!

ElmaNovember 30, 2009 - 11:59 am

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Kara (a little late). I enjoyed catching up on your recent posts over coffee this morning. Keep up the fabulous work. You have great talent. I always appreciate you sharing your images.

Sylvia BorgoNovember 29, 2009 - 12:25 am

beautiful sentiments followed by a stunning image – what more can one ask for in a blog post! Hope you had a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving!

ChelseyNovember 26, 2009 - 8:09 pm

Beautiful, Kara: the image & your words … and the music to go with it … Happy Thanksgiving! (your first in your new place – whoohoo! So exciting – new memories await!)

s h e r r yNovember 26, 2009 - 1:01 pm

I love the Thanksgiving story! But I didn’t know that they didn’t eat turkey. Wonder where the tradition came from. Awesome photo!

{Designer Spotlight: Kait Emerson & NuxieMade}

These two keep coming out with amazing new designs and color combinations.  I was so excited when I saw what Feanna, of Kait Emerson sent me.  Her fall/winter line is fabulous with the peasant patterned tops, ruffled pants, apron dresses, and solid twirl skirt (passes the ‘twirl test with Brielle’ – it’s one of her favorites to wear).  Melissa, talented hat designer for NuxieMade, coordinated the hats perfectly with the Kait Emerson’s line.  As we were photographing, people (in particular woman) would stop and say ‘I love that hat! Where did you find it?’  Of course I carried her business cards with me to the shoot :)   Also during the shoot another photographer who does ‘corporate profile work’, stopped me and asked all about Brielle’s outfit…then we talked shop ab0ut lenses, lighting, camera bodies, etc.  ;-)   It was fun chatting with passer-by’s – so friendly and warm (love people like that).    Anyway, I wanted to share with you these adorable designs that can be found at  Kait Emerson Designs and Nuxiemade, check them out!

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JithinMay 20, 2012 - 11:32 am

your photography is amazing Kara….. Great work

Terry McKaigJanuary 2, 2010 - 12:31 am

She is adorable……and your photography is amazing girl!!

Amy Rasmussen-WillilamsDecember 14, 2009 - 1:43 am

My gosh, Brielle is BEAUTIFUL Kara!! Talk about absolutely stunning photos and I just adore the attire!! xoxo

ohana photographersDecember 6, 2009 - 3:30 pm

you always photograph this little girl beautifully, well pretty much all the children you photograph :)

elizabeth pelletteDecember 2, 2009 - 5:42 pm

stunning.. the colors are amazing and she is just beautiful

AmyNovember 29, 2009 - 5:32 pm

Your work never ceases to amaze me. Such beauty :)

Sylvia BorgoNovember 29, 2009 - 12:26 am

SUPER beautiful! I just adore the last 2 outfits! B. couldn’t be any cuter!

Carrie PorterNovember 25, 2009 - 9:49 am

Sigh. I love visiting your blog.

EmilyNovember 22, 2009 - 4:05 am

Briella is stunning. I want these outfits. Maybe Santa will be good to me- I haven’t been that naughty ;-)

Stacey KNovember 22, 2009 - 3:57 am

Pure eye candy (and a complete drain on my pocketbook lol)!

TanyaNovember 20, 2009 - 8:32 pm

One word Kara….. PERFECTION!!! Brielle is as gorgeous as ever!

amanda andrewsNovember 20, 2009 - 5:09 pm

GORGEOUS!!!

crave photographyNovember 20, 2009 - 4:29 pm

I think it is awesome that some of your best work involves the one you love. So many beautiful photographs and the clothes are darling as well!

MonicaNovember 20, 2009 - 12:22 pm

Breathtaking. Could these images be any more beautiful? Briella is growing to be a perfect model and she makes the clothes look even more amazing.

SarahNovember 20, 2009 - 10:50 am

I want to be you someday even if it’s just a dusting of your talent. You INSPIRE.

micheleNovember 20, 2009 - 10:32 am

just beautiful kara! just beautiful.

Michelle KaneNovember 20, 2009 - 3:11 am

You are so amazing. Your daughter is brilliant. I want all these clothes for my daughter. Beautiful work!

Kait Emerson DesignsNovember 20, 2009 - 2:33 am

Kara- Can’t thank you enough for these gorgeous photographs..you never cease to amaze me..I’ve gotten so, so many compliments on this session. And how you captured Briella.. just sweet and beautiful as ever.. Many,Many Thanks!

{The Little Traveler}

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I have the best job ever!  I was so lucky to photograph this darling little 13th month old who flew in from Washington DC last week.  Okay, so they didn’t fly here just for the session….they were visiting Sedona and made a little detour mid-trip to meet me for a session!  And they even brought gifts!  Yes, for me, Tyler and Brielle. Such an awesome greeting – thank you again Pamela you are so thoughtful.

What a happy, expressive little girl.  She was on the move and fast so her mom, dad and I got a serious workout LOL.  But it was fun and Juliana was full of curiosity exploring everything around her.    Here’s a little peek from our fun session together :)

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pamelaDecember 15, 2009 - 9:41 pm

These are stunning. What a beautiful little girl, beyond beautiful. I’m so sure the parents are thrilled they made a detour to you for snaps! Wonderful work.

ohana photographersDecember 6, 2009 - 3:31 pm

heartbreaker!!! those eyes and that gorgeous hair! love!

Amy MartinDecember 3, 2009 - 5:26 am

Wow that child is beautiful!

elizabeth pelletteDecember 2, 2009 - 5:44 pm

its been awhile since I have been by your blog.. wow this little one is just adorable

ElmaNovember 30, 2009 - 11:57 am

Wow Kara, Wow.

Sylvia BorgoNovember 29, 2009 - 12:27 am

INcredible! You photograph the most beautiful children, Kara. This little darling is gorgeous!

crave photographyNovember 21, 2009 - 10:06 pm

Seriously, those big eyes and catch lights! To die for cute!!!

michelle nicoloffNovember 19, 2009 - 3:46 am

HOLY Kara…these are fabulous! I think my new fav of yours…..love every single one :)

HayleyNovember 18, 2009 - 10:01 am

She is absolutely STUNNING. Those eyes…just kill me. Beautiful work Kara, I love them all :)

Sarah GrahamNovember 18, 2009 - 3:09 am

WOW. she is absolutely stunning. The lips, the eyes, the skin, the hair….and you gotta love those chubby little toes…..

kymberli q.November 16, 2009 - 2:27 pm

These are gorgeous!!

Amy WaddingtonNovember 15, 2009 - 1:31 am

stinkin cute!!!!!!!!!!!

robinNovember 14, 2009 - 10:26 am

she is SO beautiful it is ridiculous! this child needs to model…

Amanda KeeysNovember 14, 2009 - 10:03 am

Oh my goodness, she is STUNNING. Beautiful photos, love them!

SarahNovember 13, 2009 - 10:55 pm

Geez!!!! Um-ah-em-uh I don’t even know what to say. There is so much emotion in these I can’t stop looking at them. Your locations are amazing and your subject is absolutely darling.

JaideanNovember 13, 2009 - 6:18 pm

Oh goodness…she is cuuuute! Beautiful photos!

daraNovember 13, 2009 - 4:46 pm

Love her! she is sooo beautiful! i love the texture of the image w/ the baby carriage. where do you get all of your textures! you really need to have workshop or sell your actions.

Sarah WheelerNovember 13, 2009 - 2:54 pm

Beautiful photos Kara, and what a gorgeous little girl!!

Sara MellanderNovember 13, 2009 - 2:21 pm

OMGosh! She is beautiful!!!

TanyaNovember 13, 2009 - 5:44 am

These are the most beautiful images Kara! She is such a gorgeous little doll… mum & dad must be over the moon with these!! btw… LOVE your frames, they are beautiful… :)

AndyNovember 13, 2009 - 12:57 am

I normally just lurk and don’t comment but I can’t leave your blog without letting you know how amazing I think your work is. Incredible talent Kara!

KristaNovember 12, 2009 - 10:37 pm

SHUT UP! (I’ve always wanted to start a post that way) Seriously beautiful images Kara and that little girl, breathtaking.

KatieNovember 12, 2009 - 9:57 pm

She’s adorable! Just love your work!

KieraNovember 12, 2009 - 9:35 pm

Oh Kara! I’m at a loss for words.

Wait, no I’m not.
This little girl is TO DIE FOR!!! What a total and complete doll and of course your images are FANTASTIC. I’m swooning and I’m not sure when it’s ever going to stop. Brilliant.

Monica JNovember 12, 2009 - 8:51 pm

You always always blow me away Kara!!!

MeganNovember 12, 2009 - 8:21 pm

wanted to say Jaw Dropping Gorgeous! ;-)

MeganNovember 12, 2009 - 8:21 pm

Kara Kara Kara, these images are stunning and that little baby child is drop droppingly (word??) GORGEOUS!!! I am sure the parents must be over the moon about these!

MelindaNovember 12, 2009 - 7:24 pm

OMG she is the cutest thing~ Sign her up for modeling.
You did a such an awesome job. the parents must be thrilled!

Kait Emerson DesignsNovember 12, 2009 - 7:15 pm

WOW! She is Beautiful & Happy. Way to go Kara!

AlexandraNovember 12, 2009 - 7:10 pm

Wow this child is so amazing looking! And your photography is so stunning, eye catching – fantastic work!

CyndiNovember 12, 2009 - 6:37 pm

She is gorgeous! I love all the images Kara, beautiful!!

Alli GaulinNovember 12, 2009 - 6:16 pm

I can’t believe how many WOW WOW WOW images are here, Kara! Beautiful!

LindsayNovember 12, 2009 - 5:55 pm

Wow these get me so emotional and I don’t even know this little doll. Your pictures really make the audience connect with the subject. That’s what I love about your work. You have an amazing gift!!

amanda andrewsNovember 12, 2009 - 2:48 pm

ohmygoodness! What a gorgeous little girl! and what beautiful photos of her!!

Michelle KaneNovember 12, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Fantabulous!!! Not only is she uber adorable, but your images are gorgeous and full of emotion. Perfection!

tanniNovember 12, 2009 - 1:32 pm

She is breathtaking. Those eyes are just amazingly beautiful. Her parents are going to have to keep a close eye on her when she gets older.

ClarityNovember 12, 2009 - 1:21 pm

Holy beautifulness!!!! What a sweet little lady and the pictures you captured are divine, as usual!!!

s h e r r yNovember 12, 2009 - 1:01 pm

She is adorable, and has amazing eyes!

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

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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

Gorgeous!

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.