Monthly Archives: February 2010

{Faith Works 4 U: Retro/Vintage Designer Spotlight}

Wanna know why I love this designer so much?  She’s got the perfect combination of Retro-Vintage mixed with today in each dress she makes.   I love her style and can’t say enough about it!   Check out her amazing work at FaithWorks4U .  I’m especially in love with her 1960′s line…I drool every time I visit her site.  Amazing talent I tell ya.

On a side note: Happy Valentine’s Day!!  The last two photos were added in honor of the fun holiday!  I made over 100 of these tasty lil treats for Tyler and Brielle’s classmates and neighborhood friends. :) Their school parties brought me back to when I was young.  Such fun times.








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LeslieMarch 11, 2010 - 2:44 am

Oh my! I LOVE that dress! Your little one is just so gosh darn cute! And those treats…I am drooling right now! YUMMY!

ginnyMarch 5, 2010 - 9:26 pm

i love the dress. and you daughter makes it look even better. now maybe my little girl needs one of those . . .

Terry McKaigMarch 3, 2010 - 12:05 am

I LOVE that dress…… is so Audrey Hepburn! Always love your images of your little girl! Gorgeous………..but now I want donuts with sprinkles!! Yum!!

Emily SmithMarch 1, 2010 - 6:25 pm

Adorable girl. And what fun photos!

ElmaFebruary 22, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Oh that 4th pic! Beautiful again.

annie jonesFebruary 22, 2010 - 5:24 pm

oh my goodness hasn’t she grown??? Adore the dress and amazing photos as always! xxxx

TanyaFebruary 21, 2010 - 7:06 pm

Oh how gorgeous is that dress!! Kara, Miss B is growing up into one extremely beautiful young lady!! those treats look delicious :) xx

ChelseyFebruary 20, 2010 - 8:28 pm

That dress is TDF! Adorable! Brielle wears it so well. And those taste-y treats… do I even have to talk about those?! LOL

elizabeth pelletteFebruary 20, 2010 - 4:01 pm

my goodness these are gorgeous.. she is just beautiful Kara

Haleigh RohnerFebruary 20, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Your daughter is gorgeous! Adorable outfit! Beautiful as always… and I’m suddenly craving sprinkle :) Dang pregnancy!

AmiiFebruary 17, 2010 - 11:02 am

LOVE these! The desert and your beautiful daughter equal perfection!

J'LynnFebruary 17, 2010 - 1:40 am

WOW these are all beautiful!!!

Cheryl JohnsonFebruary 16, 2010 - 6:29 pm

yummy :D

amandaFebruary 16, 2010 - 5:37 pm

gorgeous!! and …. YUMMY!

Jennifer O.February 16, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Beautiful shots! And that dress is too totally cute!

Julie RaneeFebruary 16, 2010 - 11:51 am

Love the dress design and your beautiful girl! Yummy light too.

Kim HulbertFebruary 16, 2010 - 10:16 am

STUNNING…and that red dress is just TDF!!!!

Sarah GoblotFebruary 15, 2010 - 10:14 am

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous dress (and model and photography). Off to check out the website.

Shannon PrattFebruary 14, 2010 - 10:12 pm

Kara amazing images. I love the dress, so cool. That 4th images made me gasp. The treats look yummy!

MichelleFebruary 14, 2010 - 3:14 pm

Your daughter just takes my breath away every time I see her. Your portraits of her are always just perfect.
I have to say, those treats look pretty darn yummy.

JenFebruary 13, 2010 - 11:25 pm

Oh my goodness- amazing photos and amazing dress! You both are incredibly talented! (not to mention… those goodies- YUM!)

Michelle KaneFebruary 13, 2010 - 6:28 pm

oooh, that’s the perfect outfit. your sweetie pie is so beautiful.

ShannonFebruary 13, 2010 - 11:02 am

WOW to both the dress and the photography! love the dress so retro and so cool. I also wish I could make cool treats for the kids parties (we can only bring store bought goodies). They look wonderful.

Crave PhotographyFebruary 13, 2010 - 1:25 am

She grows prettier with each passing day! Your work is inspiring!

{Monster Truck Jam, Phoenix 2010}


I never thought I’d blog about Monster Trucks, but here I am :)   My husband works for Universal Technical Institute, a sponsor at the Monster Jam.   This was my first experience up close and personal with Monster Jam and the humungo trucks that compete – I was in awe.  I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did.  Before the show we went to the Pit Party and saw the trucks and drivers up close – it was crazy how big these trucks are and how little we were next to them.  The kids loved it and when we were told we could write on the cars that were going to be demolished, the kids were in heaven. {the kids in action above}.  I even got into it…it was freeing to be able to do something like this LOL.  I’ve banned sharpies from my house for fear the kids will think it’s a Crayola marker and ruin our table, furniture and well, everything.  So the kids looked at me before writing on these cars and hesitantly asked ‘Really?  We can draw, we write on these cars?’   I loved seeing their excitement. :)   After the Pit Party the show was ready to begin so we headed up to UTI’s Party Suite!  Again, we were in awe – food, souvenirs, drinks and a great view of the trucks below.  It was a blast!!!

(below) I got to see the ‘pretty’ mechanical parts of these trucks – they were really colorful and complex.


UTI’s Party Suite below :)


The first competitor in the Freestyle Competition was a woman driver.  She and her truck ‘Outlaw’ were tough!   She was a driver with no fear!  At the end of her portion of the competition her wheel broke off.  Her gutsy driving put her in high ranking but in the end she ended up tying for second place.


Monster Mutt below.


El Toro Loco.


GraveDigger – Our Favorite!



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Arnold M. WilsonJanuary 14, 2011 - 7:48 am

Great photos indeed, I am a professional photographer myself and find this work very creative, great work!

Greg Adler MotorsporOctober 28, 2010 - 6:20 pm

I am a huge monster truck fan. Those are some amazing photos. Thanks

janetFebruary 19, 2010 - 10:36 am

Fun! Love the processing on these….it emphasizes the dirt!!

TanyaFebruary 12, 2010 - 5:21 am

Awesome photos Kara! sounds like you all had a fantastic night :)

jeanaFebruary 11, 2010 - 5:01 pm

Looks like so much fun. Love the color and images. Also, I love the images below of your daughter…she is stunning and I can’t wait for spring! Love all your work!

jen harrFebruary 10, 2010 - 4:31 pm

seriously cool…my son would love this!! awesome shots.

PattiFebruary 10, 2010 - 2:55 am

That looks like so much fun!

Terry McKaigFebruary 10, 2010 - 2:20 am

It sounds like you guys have a great time! I like your processing, it is perfect for these!!

Cheryl JohnsonFebruary 9, 2010 - 8:11 pm

i thought they were toy trucks until I saw the crowds in the stand – my boys would love to see something like this. loving the processing

KateFebruary 9, 2010 - 4:44 pm

Looks like a great time! You captured some amazing images! Love the processing!!!!

Kim HulbertFebruary 9, 2010 - 9:21 am

now that’s boy heaven!!! very cool.

ElmaFebruary 9, 2010 - 12:27 am

SO cool! The HDR PP is just perfection. This makes me think I may actually enjoy going to a monster truck show! LOL

AmiiFebruary 8, 2010 - 7:27 pm

How fun! My 5 year old would have LOVED this…anything that is loud and destructive is right up his alley!

elizabeth pelletteFebruary 5, 2010 - 5:39 pm

this looks like a lot of fun

amandaFebruary 4, 2010 - 5:18 pm

ohmygoodness! AWESOME! love all the images! What a fun time!

Haleigh RohnerFebruary 4, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Kara, These shots are awesome… I’m sure I’ll see you at this event in the next few years, now that we’re expecting our first little boy. :) BTW, he isn’t arriving until June, so email me if you get a chance and we can set up a time to do lunch and chat.


ginnyFebruary 4, 2010 - 1:48 pm

that is sooo cool. my boys would love it (as would my crazy daughter) i have to try and go to one.

JaideanFebruary 4, 2010 - 1:28 am

Oh wow, your pictures are awesome!!! (tempting me to take my real camera this year instead of my point and shoot! ha!)… So fun! We have gone the last two year and have tickets to go again and will be taking our daughter for the first time this year. Excited to see how she likes it – my son LOVES it!

Michelle KaneFebruary 3, 2010 - 10:48 pm

Super cool. Love the Hyper real edits. Perfect for these kinds of photos.

ShannonFebruary 3, 2010 - 8:15 pm

This was AMAZING – I know my seven year old would have so much fun at a Monster Truck Jam. The shots are amazing (? what lens did you use and did you use flash?).

ChelseyFebruary 3, 2010 - 7:48 pm

How AWESOME is this!!! As the mom of an {almost} 4yo boy … I know we’d have a blast at something like this. How fun for your fam! Great action shots too, Kara!