Monthly Archives: April 2010

{Missing Mexico….}


I can’t believe how much time has passed since my last blog post.  Gosh, I’m sorry.  I have so much to blog and so little time.  But I’m honestly going to make it a priority since I appreciate you taking the time to come by and see my little space in this vast cyber world.

As you may remember, my family and I went on vacation to Mexico in March and we are all missing it already.  The kids had a blast, we relaxed and everyone ate far too many chips & guacamole.  Anyway, the things we saw and the experiences we had were ones I hope my kids never forget.  My parents were there (we all go together every other year) and I’m so glad my children were able to experience this vacation with their grandparents too.  I tried to photograph what I could without looking like a tourist with a big black box attached to my neck.  These are some of the moments I was able to capture.


{Above}  Native to Mexico this nice man kindly allowed me to photograph him.  His look of worry and heartache haunts me.



{Above} Brielle, in her new handmade Mexican Dress that Grandpa bought for her.

{Below}  Taking a break from exploring the markets.



{Above}  A bridge colorfully painted by children who live in this small town.  I loved the unique artwork each child dedicated to their space.

{Below}  Tyler’s hard work in bartering.  He was so proud of his thoughtful spending.  We were too.


{Below}  Cobblestone Streets…I fell in love.


{Below} Funky archway.


{Below}  A beautiful old church we visited. I loved the blue glass windows in this church.




{Below}  A food truck drove passed us on this narrow alleyway.  I couldn’t resist photographing all the vibrant colors.  Made me hungry too. :)




{Above}  We ate lunch and had drinks at  peaceful restaurant on the beach.  Yummers.

{Below} And we played.  Tyler bought this slingshot for his daddy with some of his left over money.  Now they both have slingshots.  Boys.  :)



{Above} Tyler, quietly waiting for our food to come.

{Below} More refreshments.


{Below}  No this is not beer.  It’s pineapple juice and Brielle drank every last drop – I think she liked it.



{Above}  This man stopped at our table while we were eating lunch hoping to entertain the kids.   He terrified them with his talking doll so we kindly tipped him so he could move on.

{Below} The peaceful quiet streets in Bucerius.






{Below} Gorgeous chandelier at our resort.  I would love to have a miniature one in my house.



{Below}  The maids would leave a different ‘towel animal’ on the kids beds each day. This was one of their favorites.


Swimming – both kids are fish!   :)   And we convinced Brielle to come out for a quick nourishment break here (rare, she won’t leave the pool for anything).  :)   Tyler got brave with the waves. He wants to boogie board next time :) web-mex-brielle-swim




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JulieJune 4, 2010 - 9:36 pm

Love these, Kara! You captured such beauty while on your vacation. Glad to hear you had a great time!
I loved seeing all the other babies and children you have captured recently too. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.

AmiiMay 3, 2010 - 1:41 pm

Kara, you never cease to amaze me with your talent. I just love every single image!

MandsMay 3, 2010 - 7:51 am

Kara your work is always so inspirational! so many of these could be sold as artworks in their own right…and your kids look like they had an amaizng time too…you can see that Mexico cpatured your heart :-) Hugs my friend.

MichelleApril 30, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Oh my gosh Kara, the way you see things just amazes me. Emotion, texture, light, color… you have a gift.

PattiApril 30, 2010 - 10:41 am

Gorgeous imagery!

hayleyApril 29, 2010 - 9:14 am

You have such an amazing way of telling stories with your camera. Thank you for sharing :) These images are stunning as always Kara!!

YvonneApril 29, 2010 - 7:15 am

I can see why you miss Mexico! These are fabulous!!!!!! Love all the images you got around town and of the people. Gorgeous!

Haleigh RohnerApril 28, 2010 - 7:57 pm

Totally felt like I was there. You captured so many details. Love that portrait of the Mexican man… award winning. I love them all!

J'LynnApril 28, 2010 - 1:16 pm

Such gorgeous images and subjects!

KateApril 28, 2010 - 9:12 am

Oh Kara these are beyond fabulous! Let me go pick my jaw off the floor…Wow! Stunning! You are so truly talented!

TanyaApril 28, 2010 - 5:07 am

Amazing photos Kara, full of detail & colour! so glad you guys had a wonderful time in Mexico! :)

annie jonesApril 27, 2010 - 5:38 pm

Oh Kara you’re absolutely right! I LOVE the guy, his eyes and the depth…..eerie! Stunning as always, so happy you had an amazing time!!!! Looks fantastic…lots of alcohol I see too :)

michelletwApril 27, 2010 - 2:28 am

Wow Kara, these are truelly stunning and the colors are amazing. Thanks for sharing :)

VanessaApril 25, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Wow Kara! You captured phenomenal moments.

Sarah WheelerApril 24, 2010 - 11:05 pm

it looks like an amazing trip! beautiful photos, thanks for sharing :)

ElmaApril 24, 2010 - 9:10 pm

I want to go to Mexico now! Love what you captured – I know I would not have seen many of these. Great eye and fun PP on these too. I hope you make a book from these!

ShannonApril 24, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Wonderful images. Your style comes through so clearly in these. I also have to say you have two of the most adorable children!

Tiffany BurkeApril 24, 2010 - 11:03 am

Wow Kara, these are so beautiful! What a story they all tell. You have such a refreshing way of viewing things, hope to see more from you :)

sherry bolesApril 23, 2010 - 11:42 pm

At least you have some gorgeous images to remember your trip!

laneApril 23, 2010 - 10:25 pm

ok kara i think these are stunning! honestly stunning! the ones of you son pouring sand in the bottle and your daughter flipping her skirt are perfection to me. Talk about capturing childhood. really beautiful!

Kirstin RoethelApril 23, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Your children are so cute! I love the children’s wall of art; it beautiful!

MonicaApril 23, 2010 - 9:34 pm

What a feast for the eyes. Wow, your photo albums must be stuffed full! Every image had so much impact!!! Bellisimo.

Jen HarrApril 23, 2010 - 4:13 pm

These are completely delicious! Looks like you have some great memories captured. I hope you’re framing some of these…beautiful!

s h e r r yApril 23, 2010 - 3:53 pm

So glad that you guys had a wonderful trip! The second photograph is SO powerful. And everything in Mexico seems to be super colourful <3 I would love to visit one day.

Camilla PhotographyApril 23, 2010 - 3:25 pm

Those old stairs in the church…I wanna shoot there so bad! Gorgeous! And that pic of your daughter with her little underwear showing. So stinkin cute!

Michelle KaneApril 23, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Pure magic! Wow, Kyra! The details, moments, editing, your vision… everything here is just a joy to look at and what great storytelling through your images. LOVE!!

shannonApril 23, 2010 - 12:31 pm

these are seriously amazing! i kept thinking “oh, i love that one, that’s my favorite. wait, no…that one. no, no…that one!” haha
looks like a fantastic time. really wonderful!

Sara PattonApril 23, 2010 - 10:36 am

That little girl is just so beautiful!! I love your soft post processing and gentle texture application too. :)

KarenApril 23, 2010 - 8:59 am

wow, i can see why you miss it! thanks for sharing your fun trip! and next time, can i stowaway in your suitcase? :)

patti mApril 23, 2010 - 8:44 am

wow, what a treat to see mexico through your eyes! Soooo not the traditional vacation pics…. these are like fine are, really enjoyed seeing them, thank you so much for sharing!

MaryApril 23, 2010 - 6:59 am

What beautiful pictures!!!!! WOW, looks like you had a wonderful trip!!!!! Did anyone get a picture of you on the trip?

michelle nicoloffApril 23, 2010 - 12:24 am

just gorgeous Kara! I love them!!!

Jen BertochApril 22, 2010 - 11:41 pm

Oh Kara! These are AMAZING! I feel like Im there just looking through your photos. I love the colors, textures… and just the happiness they bring! :)

tamiApril 22, 2010 - 11:16 pm

SO good to see you back in cyber world! your captured from mexico are stunning….love the texture there and your eye.