Monthly Archives: May 2010

{I see red…}


Adorable red-haired little boys.  When I met these two at our session I was in awe at these handsome little boys with such adorable dimples.  The oldest boy was telling me about his upcoming Pirate Party for his birthday celebration – I could tell he was excited about it.  He gave me many expressions and I loved every one of them.   His little brother had his own agenda so I just followed his curious explorations.  He’s a fast one so I got my work out.  Aren’t these boys adorable?





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SophieaJune 16, 2010 - 4:14 pm

I love my nephews! These are the best pictures ever! I hope I can take these kind of cute pictures of them soon! :) <3

TanyaJune 4, 2010 - 4:53 am

Oh they are adorable!! LOVE the red hair… gorgeous images Kara :)

KatieJune 3, 2010 - 1:41 am

Love these! What adorable boys and you captured them perfectly! Love both of their eyes, so cute!

Robyn MillerJune 2, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Your work is so inspiring Kara. Beautiful and totally captivating!

paula hicksonJune 2, 2010 - 6:39 pm

Oh how I love their red hair! They are both adorable! You captured them perfectly!! Great work!

Chelsey | MachC PhotographyJune 2, 2010 - 5:44 pm

Awwwww! They are so adorable! And dark eyes – like my redheads! Okay, my heart is stolen :)

JaideanJune 2, 2010 - 5:39 pm

Oh man…those two are so dang cute!!! Beautiful images!

Denise SnyderJune 2, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Oh my gosh love the red hair! Adorable images as always Kara! Love all the expression you captured with the older boy!

ShannonJune 2, 2010 - 2:45 pm

what cuties. I am partial to red heads, but these two boys are darling and they are cute.

michelle nicoloffJune 2, 2010 - 12:43 am

kara…these are just adorable!!! the light is gorgeous!!!!!

MelindaJune 1, 2010 - 9:52 pm

gorgeous light! love the close ups of the two boys

shannonJune 1, 2010 - 9:23 pm

goodness gracious…these are adorable!!! redheads are the best! beautiful photos!!

YvonneJune 1, 2010 - 8:42 pm

Oh my goodness! Way too cute!

MindyJune 1, 2010 - 6:37 pm

I love your images they always inspire me!

DeeDeeJune 1, 2010 - 6:36 pm

These are the best pictures of my two favorite boys that I have ever seen. They should be in a magazine!

MartiJune 1, 2010 - 6:32 pm

What cute little boys!!

NicholeMay 31, 2010 - 10:10 pm

Love the shots Kara! Can’t wait to see the rest, don’t know how we’ll choose…

KatieMay 31, 2010 - 7:55 pm

Awesome! Love the red hair, super cute!

janetMay 31, 2010 - 8:23 am

They’re all adorable but that first one – wow!

Kim HulbertMay 31, 2010 - 7:56 am

GOGEOUS Kara. Love them all, and I love redheads too!!! I couldn’t pic a favorite shot!!!!

jean smithMay 30, 2010 - 12:35 pm

oh my GORGEOUS little ones. absolutely beautiful pictures. i have two red head boys too…and they are heart melters!

Michelle KaneMay 30, 2010 - 12:51 am

Adorable little red heads. Sigh… my favorite. Beautiful images!!!

MUGSIEMay 29, 2010 - 7:28 pm

They are adorable boys and wonderful shots. Love them

s h e r r yMay 29, 2010 - 6:33 pm

So cute! I love redheads :)

cindyMay 29, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Oh my goodness–they are so adorable!

{so new, so beautiful}


I was so excited to meet this little cutie!  She’s was only 8 days old but seemed wiser and stronger than any 8 day old I’ve met.  This little dark haired beauty was lifting her head, trying to climb off my props and wanted to be stretched out.  There was no rolling up into a ball for this little one.  I think she knew better…she was in a big world where she could stretch and there was no need to be cramped, curled, or scrunched ;-)   Smart cookie.   I so enjoyed spending time and photographing her.









Above: A tutu that her mommy made for her before she was born.  Darling.

Below:  During one of our breaks.  I couldn’t help but sneak a picture of her cupping her hands together happily eating.



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YvonneMay 26, 2010 - 9:05 am

So precious. Love all the stroller shots and the pop of color with that beautiful head band.

amandaMay 24, 2010 - 5:45 pm

so sweet! love those big brown eyes!

PattiMay 24, 2010 - 3:21 pm

Oh, the sweetness. Love the little smile!

ElmaMay 22, 2010 - 2:45 pm

that 3rd last image is my FAVE! Love it!

Crave PhotographyMay 21, 2010 - 5:26 pm

You’ve been rockin’ out the newborns!!

tamiMay 20, 2010 - 11:18 pm

kara…so beautiful! this baby has the most beautiful eyes! LOVING seeing you back to blogging your beautiful work!

Sarah GMay 20, 2010 - 9:08 pm

I’m calling you when my baby is born. Amazing!

Denise SnyderMay 20, 2010 - 2:22 pm

Kara these are exquisite!!!! Love that little smile you captured.

hayleyMay 20, 2010 - 1:20 pm

You did a wonderful job Kara :) Baby is beautiful!! I adore the shot with the tutu…my fave!!

Jaidean BakerMay 20, 2010 - 11:43 am

Oh, what a doll! I just love that second image. And that smiling one…adorable! Beautiful images!

cindyMay 20, 2010 - 10:49 am

Absolutely gorgeous! The smiling picture is so precious!

chrystalMay 20, 2010 - 8:39 am

gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Kim HulbertMay 20, 2010 - 7:39 am

beautiful Kara!!!!! :-)

TanyaMay 20, 2010 - 7:33 am

Kara, these are so beautiful! She is gorgeous :)

ShannonMay 20, 2010 - 7:09 am

She is just darling. I love that you captured one with something that her Mom made her!

Nikki MooreMay 20, 2010 - 1:45 am

Geez woman!! I’m always amazed by your work. These are simply stunning. I love the headbands and that pram is incredible not to mention your beautiful subject. Perfection.

Timothy PhamMay 20, 2010 - 1:33 am

LOVE the entire session! And her eyes are GORGEOUS!

kymberli q.May 20, 2010 - 12:30 am

Kara, these are GORGEOUS! You never cease to amaze me. I am in LOVE with your work!!

Sydel McKimMay 19, 2010 - 11:02 pm

Kara your work is incredible! These pictures of this baby girl are so moving, so special. You really know how to capture the essence of someone. You truly have a gift! I got teary looking at the photos along with the music going. Oh so sweet! Way to go!

Carrie PorterMay 19, 2010 - 10:24 pm

Umm I’m in love with these!!!! Wow Kara! Do you mentor? These are freakin’ amazing!!!!

Rachel HassanMay 19, 2010 - 8:45 pm

I can’t believe how amazing these pictures turned out! You are so very talented. Thank you for photographing our little beauty. :-)

Jen BertochMay 19, 2010 - 8:31 pm

Oh Kara!! Divine!! There is something about baby new-ness that just makes me melt. :)

sherry bolesMay 19, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Oh, so precious!!

Kari SmithMay 19, 2010 - 7:34 pm

Kara – she is one of the prettiest babies I have seen in along time. What great captures! I am sure the parents are more than thrilled.

MelindaMay 19, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Ah sweet shots!

{Handsome, Squishy Lil’ Newborn}


***Squeal!***  I had so much fun photographing this little 10 day old baby boy. Isn’t he adorable!!  The best part about photographing newborns is the fact that I get to hold such a new little life, hear their little squeals & grunts and I get to take my time with them (there’s no rushing, we’re on their schedules).   Of course it made me want to have a third baby sigh…but I’m just going to have to live vicariously through my clients instead ;-)   Here’s a little peak at our session.





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Tiffany BurkeMay 26, 2010 - 11:10 am

Wow what a gorgeous baby!! Those lips and lashes… the boys always get ‘em :) Beautiful as always Kara! Can’t wait for my new little girl to come in just a few weeks :)

cindyMay 20, 2010 - 10:55 am

What a beautiful baby! He’ll be a heartbreaker when he grows up!

KateMay 19, 2010 - 4:29 pm

Oh Kara, these are just so beautiful!!! You have captured such a precious little baby!

annie jonesMay 19, 2010 - 12:35 am

Oh Kara what an absolutely amazing job you’ve done! Perfect perfect perfect! I adore the vintage feel and the gorgeous skin tones, you’re superb girl, superb!

ShannonMay 18, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Perfection — makes you want one just a bit.

Michelle KaneMay 18, 2010 - 12:30 am

What a gorgeous baby! I love the last black and white one. Just precious!

TanyaMay 17, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Oh.. he is so beautiful! These are just gorgeous Kara :) xo

KateMay 17, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Kara, these are soooo beautiful!!!!

Timothy PhamMay 17, 2010 - 1:47 pm

I love this session, I especially love the angle you took on the last shot. Someone’s got themselves one handsome little boy.

shannon lottMay 17, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Just beautiful Kara!!

sherry bolesMay 17, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Precious, Kara! You can almost smell the sweet scent of a baby just looking at these!

Kim HulbertMay 17, 2010 - 10:44 am

I just love these. They are gorgeous and he is such a beautiful baby boy!!!!!!!

Ingrid BradfordMay 16, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Wow, now that is a beautiful baby boy! Kara, amazing as always!!!

mugie5May 16, 2010 - 9:30 pm

I LOVE these. Wonderful work.

KirstinMay 16, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Adorable! Great job Kara! I just love the BW close up; love the lips.

Stephanie PiscitelliMay 16, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Kara–he’s not handsome, he’s BEAUTIFUL and so are your shots! The color is so rich and gorgeous and the B&W conversion is to die for. Well done, lady!

{No More Monkey’s Jumping on the Bed}

That’s right. We’ve experienced first hand that playful jumps on the couch can be painful to our 4 year old.  We were hosting a neighborhood gathering at our house when this happened to little B.  She’s been such a trooper through all of this.  She split and bent her bone in her forearm/elbow.  A few days after she got her splint we had an appointment to get her arm casted but after doing more x-rays the Doctor told us that B had to go in for an surgery that night so they could straighten (break) bend in the bone that was putting pressure on her other bone.  Gosh was that a shock – it was heart breaking to see Brielle unaware of what was going to happen as we got her in her gown and in the hospital bed.  Her spirits were calm and peaceful, she colored and we played rhyming games for the 2 hours it took them to prep her.  She’s amazing!  These pictures were taken the day after her procedure – her cast is wrapped with bandages because they split the cast down the middle to allow room for swelling after her surgery.   Again, she’s coloring and blowing bubbles with her bubble gum :)    Note to Parents:  Don’t let your Monkey’s jump on the bed or couch in our case!  :(   Although I’m pretty sure this won’t stop her.


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Sarah WheelerMay 18, 2010 - 4:19 pm

poor baby, i hope she heals quickly! {hugs}

ShannonMay 18, 2010 - 1:53 pm

Poor baby. That must have such an ordeal for both of you. Hope she has a speedy and quick recovery.

TanyaMay 15, 2010 - 9:22 pm

Brielle is such a little trooper! I hope her arm is healing well! Brielle is gorgeous cast & all :)

Denise SnyderMay 15, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Poor, poor baby!!! I hope her recovery is swift and as painless as possible. :( Its so hard to see them hurting.

Chelsey | MachC PhotographyMay 15, 2010 - 2:19 pm

Awh :( what a trooper though! Tough girl. Glad she’s on the up & up now.

YvonneMay 14, 2010 - 4:18 pm

poor girl. Hope she gets to feeling better and that she heals up quickly.

Carrie PorterMay 14, 2010 - 1:19 am

Aw I read the news on facebook and it broke my heart seeing the pictures of her in the hospital. She is a tough little girl and adorable on top of that. I’m sure she’ll always like jumping on the bed but hopefully this was her last spill.

kylaMay 13, 2010 - 10:51 pm

Oh my! What a trooper, it makes my heart sick just thinking of it! Hope she has only GOOD jumps ahead!

JinxMay 13, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Ouch! I hope she heals quickly!

Beautiful girl you have there. I hope my daughter is that assured and strong by that age. :)

Gorgeous photos too, as always.

sherry bolesMay 13, 2010 - 8:28 pm

Oh, No! She looks like she’s being a very good patient though. Hope she recovers well. :)

mugie5May 13, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Wow, look at the swelling in her fingers. I am used to her long slender ones.

AshleyAnnMay 13, 2010 - 6:44 pm

She has such a delicate, soft beauty about her…even in a cast. I still remember my very first cast – after a few days with it I was proud of my tough ‘battle scar’….until the itching set in! She’s a trooper.

Haley LancasterMay 13, 2010 - 4:56 pm

awe– poor thing. I love that she chose hot pink and is already rockin’ those precious elementary school autographs.