Monthly Archives: March 2010

{Designer Spotlight: Spring Collection-Kait Emerson Designs & Nuxiemade}

I’m back!!  Back from Mexico that is :)   It was a great vacation and the kids fell in love and want to move there.   Not surprising – they’re little fish and they couldn’t build enough sand castles.  They also had so much fun bartering in nearby villages and looking for seashells where ever they went.  Now that I’m back I feel like I have a TON to catch-up on!  So much to blog (lots in the queue right now).  The first thing that I want to blog is the new Spring Collection by Kait Emerson Designs.  She is talented beyond words and when I received the items to be photographed I instantly decided on a theme.   The Carnival!  The light blues, and pale pinks mixed with a punch of deeper colors screamed FUN and Childhood.  So the kids really got into it.  She included a cool boys shirt for Tyler to model – I love the colors {fun, yet definitely ‘boy’}.  And the cute green and pink headband seen in many of the images are made by my favorite hat maker Nuxiemade.  She has a huge selection of colors to choose from on her site.  Here are a few images from our session.  Check out more items in Kait Emerson’s Spring line at www.kaitemersondesigns.comcarnival-compilationbloggo-kisses-2




Couldn’t resist going Grungy Vintage on this last one :)


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annie jonesApril 27, 2010 - 5:39 pm

ADORE these Kara! The clothes are simply divine!!!!! Wow!

Angela WaterbergApril 16, 2010 - 4:00 am

I love your style and love this shoot!

Haleigh RohnerApril 12, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Your children and your photography are PERFECT combination. Beautiful timeless imagery at its best! Gorgeous as always!

ginnyApril 6, 2010 - 11:24 pm

love these. makes me want to order some clothes for my daughter!

yvonne chanApril 6, 2010 - 12:05 am

wow…i like these girl so much…sweet smiling , big blue eyes…her pose for every photos.^^”

SharonApril 2, 2010 - 3:24 pm

I adore every one of these! Perfection!

TanyaMarch 31, 2010 - 11:57 pm

Pure eye candy Kara! What a fab location to shoot in! Love the clothes & your pping & your kids are gorgeous as ever :) xx

PattiMarch 31, 2010 - 2:25 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous work! I love the colors and the processing. :)

jackieMarch 30, 2010 - 12:23 am

so gorgeous, the photography, the clothes, the location, a perfect match! so enjoy looking at your work, love your colours and your use of textures.

Michelle KaneMarch 29, 2010 - 3:22 pm

SO creative and perfectly styled. I keep coming back to this set and they just make me smile. Doesn’t hurt that you have the most beautiful children to model for you. The clothes are fantastic and I want some of the boy stuff for my little guy. It’s difficult to find cool clothes for boys. Wonderful work as always, Kara!

Kim HulbertMarch 27, 2010 - 11:25 pm

LOVE THESE and those outfits are simply TDF!!!!

patti mMarch 27, 2010 - 12:15 pm

Kara, you are brilliantly talented and your kids are model perfect! I could look at these shots all day and not grow tired! Amazing!

Wendy MarshallMarch 27, 2010 - 11:03 am

These are so special Kara! I can’t believe how big your beautiful children are getting! They are super models and your work is exquisite (per usual)!

tamaraMarch 27, 2010 - 12:42 am

LOVE these. Great location and fun processing. So many favorites. very inspiring

laurelMarch 26, 2010 - 6:28 pm

One of my favorite sets of images. So beautiful.

AmiiMarch 26, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Oh my gosh, the spilled popcorn image is awesome! Love all of these though! We hope to make another trip back to Phoenix so this time I’ll plan it out better to hire you for our pictures! Glad y’all had fun on vacation!

ChelseyMarch 26, 2010 - 12:49 pm

ADORABLE, Kara! Love the theme – shines right through. And the 3/$1.00 made me laugh :) Happy Friday!

ShannonMarch 26, 2010 - 10:34 am

Amazing images — your images could sell a paper bag — but these sold me on wanting most of the stuff!

MichelleMarch 26, 2010 - 1:13 am

Good gosh Kara, you never cease to amaze. LOVE them.

Lisa LenderinkMarch 25, 2010 - 5:01 pm

Perfect theme! I really love the last one so cool!
Your kids are beautiful and such good sports!
My Tyler just turned 18 this week…..cherish all of the
moments, it goes so fast!

JenMarch 25, 2010 - 1:54 pm

oh kara, i love these so super much!!! they are just stunning!!! and your vacation sounds like a dream! so glad you had a great time!! :)

Kirstin RoethelMarch 25, 2010 - 12:45 pm

Wow! Awesome setting! The last one is absolutely gorgeous!

J'LynnMarch 25, 2010 - 11:25 am

These images are AMAZING….love them all!!

Jaidean BakerMarch 25, 2010 - 9:30 am

Your kids are the best models!!! Beautiful images and just love the clothes…off to check out the site!

Melissa MullinaxMarch 25, 2010 - 9:00 am

LOVE them all! What a great location!!

YvonneMarch 25, 2010 - 8:25 am

These are AMAZING! Love your work and you really topped yourself this time!!!!

johnwaire | photoMarch 25, 2010 - 7:53 am

WOW kara…this shoot ROCKS!

Stephanie PiscitelliMarch 25, 2010 - 7:11 am

Kara, welcome back! Gorgeous images and the clothes are beautfiul. Did you shoot this in Mexico or somewhere at home? What a fun location? You did great, but don’t you always??

AlliMarch 25, 2010 - 5:54 am

I adore these. The color, the clothes, your beautiful children and tha location! I’m VERY inspired.

cindyMarch 25, 2010 - 4:05 am

Beautiful images! I love how you caught the popcorn as it was falling. :)

s h e r r yMarch 25, 2010 - 2:01 am

These are super cute! :) So glad you had fun in Mexico!

{Before I go…}


I was hoping to post more about my time at WPPI but I’m headed to Puerto Vallarta tomorrow and have been running around trying to get things done before my trip.  So I’ll leave you with a picture of sweet Brielle an image that I thought needed a vintage, aged look.  And Tyler, sitting for a series I’ve been working on.  I love vintage photos.  In fact after I get home from vacation, I’m heading off to my grandmother’s house in the Berkeley hills.  It was a house my grandfather built over 60 years ago.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve been there so I’m looking forward to visiting her and taking pictures of the 100+ stairs that lead up to her house. Anyway, I hate to make this so short but if I don’t I may have to pull an all nighter to get everything done.  Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll blog more when I return!!


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zouyunliMay 15, 2010 - 2:50 am

your friend (amanda keeys) introduce you to me.i am a editor of a chidren magazine,which is named cookieworld magazine,you can go to t see something.I want to adopt some pictures for my magazine.I will pay for the images.look forward to your can contact me by this e-mail(

zouyunliMay 15, 2010 - 2:44 am

it’s very great.I love it.

Sarah WheelerApril 24, 2010 - 11:04 pm

oh kara, that first photo is so incredibly stunning!

AmiiMarch 24, 2010 - 1:29 pm

I love the feel to these…especially that last picture of your son! I hope you had a wonderful vacation!

ohana photographersMarch 24, 2010 - 1:29 am

as always kara absolutely beautiful!

Julie MonacellaMarch 23, 2010 - 9:46 pm

Wow, love these finishes, and what an awesome location on the 2nd one. Hope you’re having a great time on your trip.

J'LynnMarch 22, 2010 - 10:55 pm

Beautiful Beautiful Kara!!!Love!!

KateMarch 22, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Oh wow! These are absolutely amazing!!!!!

Shannon PrattMarch 20, 2010 - 11:38 pm

Kara I love these, as always! I am looking forward to seeing more when you get back.

Cheryl JohnsonMarch 20, 2010 - 6:53 pm

yep it worked – I can almost smell that musty smell that accompanies really old stuff – beautiful Kara

Carrie PorterMarch 19, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Ummm all I can say is that everything you post oozzes talent Kara! Truly inspirational!!!

Haleigh RohnerMarch 19, 2010 - 10:15 am

These are so amazing! Totally took me back to old photos of my grandparents. Love ‘em! I hope that you had fun on your trip!

ChelseyMarch 18, 2010 - 12:03 pm

Love this new series you’re working on. Enjoy your vacation! Sometimes that’s all we need to recharge – just a little family time.

patti mMarch 16, 2010 - 9:40 pm

wow Kara, they leave me with goosebumps!! stunning!!

jackieMarch 15, 2010 - 11:30 pm

oh these are stunning, perfect processing on them. have a great trip and can’t wait to see what you create.

amandaMarch 15, 2010 - 9:21 pm

oh my goodness! i LOVE these!! so amazing! have a great trip! can’t wait to see the photos you come home with!

Adrienne UlliacMarch 15, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Happy and safe travels!! I love these *very* vintage images… gorgeous!

JenMarch 14, 2010 - 11:48 pm

Oh Kara! Stunning!! Just loving the vintage timeless feel to it. :)

PattiMarch 14, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Love the vintage here!

ElmaMarch 14, 2010 - 10:24 am

Very interesting! You must print this and frame them in some very old ornate frames.

Sarah GoblotMarch 13, 2010 - 3:14 pm

Just stunning!

Kirstin RoethelMarch 13, 2010 - 2:34 pm

With you on that…. love vintage, matured, and rustic. Beautiful photos!

YvonneMarch 13, 2010 - 10:36 am

Wonderful images! Have a great trip!

ShannonMarch 13, 2010 - 9:41 am

Great images — just love the vintage feel of the second one — it almost could have been taken years and years ago.

Lisa LenderinkMarch 13, 2010 - 1:41 am

That is the perfect treatment for this photo… honestly
looks like something you would find in your grandmothers
house….I love it.

Have a WONDERFUL vacation. I’m looking forward to our
trip to Gulf Shores Alabama in April :)

Have fun, Be Safe!

{Designer Spotlight: Eliza Kate}

You know how much I love Eliza Kate.  Here’s part of her Spring line!  Isn’t it darling?! She always amazes me with her cute and fun designs and her stuff is so comfortable (that’s coming from a 4 year old – really).  Brielle wanted to sleep in the outfit shown at the bottom of this post since she already had it on, I carefully convinced her that PJ’s would be best for sleeping lol.   Of course Brielle had to wear her boots – she loves those boots.  I’m trying to find some cute strapy sandals that she’ll like and gravitate toward.  ;-)   But whatever makes her happy during a shoot lol.

So I’m getting ready to leave to go out of town for 2 weeks.  One week to WPPI in Vegas {woo hoo!} and then I return home for 2 days and head off to Puerto Vallarta Mexico with my family and my parents for a week.  So I’m trying to get a crazy amount of things done.  I have more Designer Spotlights in the queue waiting to be posted so I’ll be getting to those in between my trips hopefully.  Then bookings are beginning for Spring are getting busy – and I am adding some fun new products as well.  Yay!!   Thanks for stopping by!



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joiceJanuary 15, 2013 - 9:53 am

amei as fotos. queria muito saber o nome da musica instrumental que toca aqui.

janetMarch 16, 2010 - 11:54 pm

Beautiful clothes, photos and model!

jackieMarch 15, 2010 - 11:32 pm

gorgeous, love your work!

PattiMarch 14, 2010 - 9:18 pm


ElmaMarch 14, 2010 - 10:26 am

She is the BEST model. These sort of images are what I would want if this was my business – clean, uncluttered, fun, colorful and about the clothes! You rock at this Kara

YvonneMarch 12, 2010 - 10:26 am

Gorgeous work! Love the outfits!

april toddMarch 11, 2010 - 10:15 pm

oh all of these clothes are BEAUTIFUL!! And your daughter makes them even more beautiful- she’s a doll Kara!

Wonderful work, as always!

LeslieMarch 11, 2010 - 2:41 am

Gorgeous Kara! Wish we could have met in Vegas! Hopefully next year! Hope you had fun and I hope you guys have a great time in Mexico!

J'LynnMarch 11, 2010 - 1:30 am

She is such a beauty!!! Have fun on your vacation!!!

ShannonMarch 9, 2010 - 7:45 pm

WOW! I love her stuff to and your photography shows it off well. Have fun on your trips.

JenMarch 9, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Kara! A M A Z I N G!!! Seriously, you rock!! Just adore each one of these!!

michelletwMarch 9, 2010 - 1:21 am

love your work and just had a chance to go thru it from the beyond forum. on the favs list for sure!!

KatieMarch 8, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Yum! Love the first dress so much. Gorgeous images!!!

patti mMarch 8, 2010 - 4:41 pm

Sooooo gorgeous!!

TanyaMarch 8, 2010 - 3:05 am

Oh these are gorgeous Kara!! Have a great time in Vegas & enjoy your family vacation in Mexico :) xx

ChelseyMarch 8, 2010 - 2:30 am

She is adorable! And so is the clothing. Rest up and enjoy all your trips!

Lisa LenderinkMarch 7, 2010 - 11:52 pm

You never disappoint me :)
Can’t wait until we get some “green” going
on here in Michigan :)

Sarah GoblotMarch 7, 2010 - 9:24 pm

What awesome work! love the clothes and the model is adorable!

mugie5March 7, 2010 - 8:15 pm

great clothes and model, as usual

AmiiMarch 7, 2010 - 5:12 pm

You always out do yourself Kara! Your daughter is such a beautiful girl and the clothes you photograph are awesome!

s h e r r yMarch 7, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Adorable, as usual! <3 Love the green field!! :) Have SO much fun in WPPI and Mexico! :D :D

MistyMarch 7, 2010 - 4:42 pm

LOVE the next to the last one on the right. That’s the golden light! Such a good model.

Kirstin RoethelMarch 7, 2010 - 4:26 pm

Love your work. Those outfits are adorable.