Monthly Archives: June 2010

{Designer Spotlight: Janum}


As always, I’m giddy when designers contact me to photograph their clothing!  So when the designer of  New York based ‘Janum‘ asked me to work with her I was thrilled.  Her designs are fun, fresh and hip.  I love that she’s incorporated some ‘boy’ items (things my clients always ask for).  Tyler loved the guitar and baseball ties and I had to learn how to ‘tie’ a tie  – he laughed at me. lol.  She makes hair accessories too!   Janum’s designs are very well made and wash nicely (something that I’ve already had one of her potential customers ask me about).  Important Note: Today and tomorrow are your last days to order before Janum takes a little time to catch-up on orders – she will reopen in August.  So hurry and check her stuff out!  :) Oh and for discounts and to get in on Janums promotions…join their facebook fan page




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J'LynnJuly 4, 2010 - 3:30 am

So beautiful…love them all!!

HollyJuly 3, 2010 - 12:02 am

Simply Beautiful! Love the lighting and colors!

Corey SewellJuly 2, 2010 - 10:17 am

These are gorgeous – the images, the kids and the clothing! Love everything about them!

Hi! I saw you interview on the M.L. I LOVE your work! The picture with the frame is ADORABLE!!!

KirstinJune 30, 2010 - 10:57 pm

They are so adorable! Great images.

jenJune 30, 2010 - 10:07 am

YUMMY! oh how I’m sooo off to check out the etsy store. You are amazing….and what cute little models who surely have got it going on! love it!

ElmaJune 29, 2010 - 7:50 am

You always do a great job of making the fashions shine! I LOVE those boys ties – heading over to the site…….

ShannonJune 28, 2010 - 8:13 am

I agree the boy stuff is great, and seconded only by your amazing photography. They are smart when they contact you to do this — your images rock.

Terry McKaigJune 27, 2010 - 11:27 pm

Gorgeous work as usual Kara. You rock girl!! The frame shot is awesome!!!

Julie MonacellaJune 27, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Love these,as always. You do such a great job with designers. I seriously LOVE the little doll hair things. And those ties. Sooo cute.

Jenn PennJune 27, 2010 - 12:22 am

What a great designer! Love the clothing … if I had children I would be buying for sure! Great photos, as usual!

Chelsey | MachC PhotographyJune 27, 2010 - 12:01 am

Your kids are just darling! As always! Love the clothing line. You captured it perfectly, Kara!

Kristi S .June 26, 2010 - 7:24 pm

Boy stuff!!!! I love the ties!!!! Your kids are perfect models Kara!! Your posts always make me smile. You are so dang talented!!!!!

Tiffany BurkeJune 26, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Your kids are so beautiful!! I especially love the one of your daughter with the cute doll bans in her hair.

AmiiJune 25, 2010 - 8:46 pm

I know I make a comment about this almost every time but your children are gorgeous!! LOVE these shots Kara…just beautiful!

JaideanJune 25, 2010 - 8:00 pm

You’re children are seriously gorgeous! Love these clothes…so cute!

Laney ScottJune 25, 2010 - 1:47 am

Your kids are the best models!!! I live all of these. The cute expression in the first picture and the interaction make the image. I am an adoring fan of yours. Off to look at these adorable clothes!

Sarah GJune 25, 2010 - 1:43 am

O. MY. These are some of the MOST amazing clothing shots I’ve ever seen. I drool over your work as always Kara.

MUGSIEJune 24, 2010 - 10:40 pm

These absolutely wonderful. Love seeing the new postings.

TanyaJune 24, 2010 - 10:39 pm

Gorgeous images, models & clothing! love the blue & red dress, so pretty!!! how cute are the hair accessories! :)

ingridJune 24, 2010 - 9:32 pm

WOW, I cannot wait to get my stuff to you next week! I LOVE that mirror/frame shot. You are soo amazing Kara!!!! :)

YvonneJune 24, 2010 - 6:38 pm

The clothes and images are great!!!!! What perfect models you have too! :)

Jen BertochJune 24, 2010 - 6:12 pm

So so lovely!! (both the shots and the clothing!) Just adore that shot with the frame!! So cute! I think I need to check her clothing line out too- that blue and red dress is too cute to pass up!

{My boy…}


He’s growing up way too fast!  I still can’t believe he’s going to be in the second grade next year.  I vividly remember looking at him as a fresh little newborn thinking…this is going to pass and I’ll have a toddler, a boy, a teenager, a young man.   This is my boy.  He had just lost his two front teeth when I took these about a month ago.  Such a huge thing for me… his baby teeth are falling out.  That’s proof he’s going to the next stage of life – I’m not ready for it but I’m cherishing each of them here and now and holding on to the memories of yesterday but looking forward to his future and what he’ll be someday.  I love my boy.





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PattiJune 21, 2010 - 4:49 pm


Denise SnyderJune 19, 2010 - 6:55 pm

AWESOME! What personality! I adore the missing front teeth – one of my favorite phases of childhood. :)

Chelsey | MachC PhotographyJune 18, 2010 - 12:48 am

These make me smile, Kara. He’s a doll! You got some great shots here.

Brittany StoverJune 17, 2010 - 1:12 am

I love these so much. He is precious…

JaideanJune 16, 2010 - 4:41 pm

He is so handsome, Kara!!! Love the light in these!

vanessa dielJune 16, 2010 - 1:33 am

Such a handsome young boy! They do grow up too fast!

annieJune 15, 2010 - 6:32 pm

Oh Kara I completely understand! Amazing amazing pics of your ‘little’ one as always, you’re such an inspiration girl! xxxx

AmiiJune 15, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Oh, he’s such a cute boy! I totally get how you feel as a mom to an almost-six year old boy. Beautiful work as always Kara!

YvonneJune 15, 2010 - 9:39 am

These are GREAT! He’s going to be a heat breaker for sure!

Stephanie PederslieJune 15, 2010 - 1:37 am

Hee, hee…he looks like he has fangs on that one pic!

He is a handsome boy. He is going to be a heartbreaker some day!

ShannonJune 14, 2010 - 9:26 am

LOVE LOVE these. The attitude and the light are just amazing.

KateJune 13, 2010 - 9:29 pm

He is absolutely darling!!!! Love these shots!!!!

hayleyJune 13, 2010 - 9:02 pm

time passes far too quickly…wonderful shots of this moment in his life :)

J'LynnJune 12, 2010 - 2:49 pm

Such a great looking boy….love these shots!

tamiJune 12, 2010 - 2:02 am

okay…so, these pictures just made me excited to see my baby boy grow up and sad ALL at the same time. wonderful job kara!

Haleigh RohnerJune 12, 2010 - 12:16 am

Darling! I totally know what you mean about time flying by! He’s such a doll!

sherry bolesJune 11, 2010 - 8:19 pm

I adore all the personality in these images! Great job, Kara!

Alli GaulinJune 11, 2010 - 6:57 pm

Oh my Kara, he is SO handsome, and I love his personality!!! Great shots of him, I feel like I know him from these.

Kirstin RoethelJune 11, 2010 - 6:02 pm

OMG! love them!!!

KristinJune 11, 2010 - 3:27 pm


MUGSIEJune 11, 2010 - 2:41 pm

He is as fun as he looks. Wonderful little boy and wonderful pictures. Oops wonderful BIG boy

{she’s almost two!} Arizona Children’s Photographer

It was  a hot evening (104 degrees) when I met beautiful Lyla but she greeted me with an enthusiastic  smile.   She was awesome in the heat and we made sure she was hydrated frequently ;-)   Faces were very flush showing how hot it was here in the desert.   Lyla was the easiest two year old I’ve ever photographed, it was like she knew what she was there for and she was going to do what we needed to do to get the shots.  Her mom made the adorable tutu you see below and the pink ‘Yo Gabba Gabba’ shirt and skirt.  She’s very talented!  Here’s a peak from our session.



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Carrie ScruggsJuly 16, 2010 - 11:00 am

Kara they are all fantastic but the one of her on the bench is simply to die for!

Terry McKaigJune 27, 2010 - 11:28 pm

You captured the light and this little girl in an amazing way Kara! Inspirational!!

Julie MonacellaJune 27, 2010 - 3:52 pm

She’s beautiful, and you captured her perfectly!

Denise SnyderJune 19, 2010 - 6:56 pm

She is just too cute and your images are pure perfection!!!

SophiaJune 16, 2010 - 4:17 pm

Such beautiful color eyes!

hayleyJune 13, 2010 - 9:04 pm

What a doll…just beautiful!!

NaNaJune 12, 2010 - 8:37 pm

What gorgegous pictures of my little darling!! You finished her dress you were talking about on my visit. It turned out so cute. (very talented mom). She is how old???

ShannonJune 10, 2010 - 4:30 pm

So amazing — she is just a doll her personality comes through so well due to such great eye contact you got.

Jaidean BakerJune 10, 2010 - 10:11 am

Oh goodness…she is just a doll. Love all of these!

s h e r r yJune 10, 2010 - 3:03 am

:) She’s SO cute! Her eyes are so pretty~

KirstinJune 9, 2010 - 9:56 pm

Just Precious! Love her little pig tails.

PattiJune 9, 2010 - 9:01 pm

Oh my gosh, the cuteness. Love the pigtails!

TanyaJune 9, 2010 - 7:11 pm

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L session & one very darling little girl… LOVE every image Kara :)

cindyJune 9, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Your images are stunning, as usual!

Stephanie PiscitelliJune 9, 2010 - 5:36 pm

OMGosh Kara! What a beautiful session! She is too adorable and I’m just in love with the first shot. The bare skin and the tutu. Just lovely. Sometimes we forget that babies are still babies (tho’ at 2 not as much a baby anymore) but to see them in the buff is just sheer beauty and innocence.

MUGSIEJune 9, 2010 - 5:35 pm

Amazing for a 2 year old. Great

KatieJune 9, 2010 - 4:57 pm

She’s cute as a button! I totally love them all.

JillJune 9, 2010 - 4:50 pm

What a doll!!! Love the pictures!

KristinJune 9, 2010 - 4:32 pm

These are ADORABLE! I love the 2nd pic…such great lighting!

Heather WydraJune 9, 2010 - 4:17 pm

I am the proud and super lucky auntie of this pint-sized beauty. Kara, you have been able to capture on film her beauty, grace and sassiness! Three of her best qualities and a few of the ones she has inherited from her awesome mom! Wonderful job!

april toddJune 9, 2010 - 2:09 pm

oh i love these!!!!! So beautiful!

Jenn PennJune 9, 2010 - 1:54 pm

This little angel is precious!

MonicaJune 9, 2010 - 1:36 pm

Kara…so beautiful! Such yummy colors and she is picture perfect.

Jen BertochJune 9, 2010 - 1:36 pm

Ohhh I just adore these, Kara! And that second shot- melts my heart. What a cutie!

MichelleJune 9, 2010 - 1:28 pm


MelindaJune 9, 2010 - 1:26 pm

These are amazing and that is the cutest yo gabba gabba shirt I have ever seen!

julieJune 9, 2010 - 1:23 pm

This are amazing!!!

{Designer Spotlight: Trendie Treasures}

A new clothing designer – well to me!! :)   When this designer, Trendie Treasures, contacting me it was several days before Brielle broke her arm.   So when these beautiful outfits arrived, little B was in a bright pink tattooed cast so we had to put things off.  But as I was getting more designers projects in the queue I was getting impatient and was lucky to work with this beautiful little girl.  She and my son, Tyler, are good friends and shared the same teacher this year in first grade. Her family is also new to Arizona (relatively) and moved here around the same time we did.   She was so at ease in front of the camera making this shoot easy, quick and fun – I love her elegance and poise.  I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of her again in the future spotlights ;-) .  So here are just a few outfits from  Trendie Treasures Summer Clothing line.  Such fun summery colors :)   And the names she picked for them are very fitting: Bold, Bright & Beautiful and Perfect Pink Punch!  Check her out on Etsy :)


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annieJune 15, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Totally in love with these and what a gorgeous girl! I love love love the dresses!!!!

hayleyJune 13, 2010 - 9:03 pm

So gorgeous Kara!!

ShannonJune 10, 2010 - 4:31 pm

What is not to love, amazing clothes, beautiful girl and davine use of light!

Stephanie PiscitelliJune 9, 2010 - 5:37 pm

Holy cow what a incredibly stunning little girl! I’m blown away. The photos are beautiful and the light is divine.

Reema MataiJune 7, 2010 - 10:33 am

Thanks Kara for a lovely feature, working with you was a great experience!! Your photgraphy and the little girl has put life into my designs:) Would love to work with you going forward for my new designs,

Thank you SOOOO MUCH!!


Jen BertochJune 6, 2010 - 10:41 pm

Oooh how I love these!!! So beautiful! And love the clothing line too! Off to check them out! :)

amandaJune 6, 2010 - 7:32 pm

ooooooh you found a beauty! Love the images! love the outfits!

Jen GJune 5, 2010 - 3:32 pm

These are beautiful Kara! Love your work!

sherry bolesJune 5, 2010 - 10:06 am

So cute! What a beautiful little girl!

TanyaJune 5, 2010 - 6:41 am

Kara what can I say…… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! Gorgeous girl, gorgeous clothes, gorgeous images!

cindyJune 5, 2010 - 4:01 am

I agree with Sarah…these are so swoon-worthy! Cute clothes, beautiful girl, gorgeous images!

Sarah GJune 5, 2010 - 2:14 am

*****swoon***** speechless. Everything about these images are stunning. You have stellar talent Kara!!!!!!!!!