Monthly Archives: July 2010

{Designer Spotlight: Trendie Treasures}

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You’ve seen this talented designer, Trendie Treasures on here recently.  She has a way of making everything so delicate & feminine  yet functional and fun.  These dresses are the perfect example,the ‘Chocolate Raspberry Dazzle‘ & ‘Summer Breeze‘!  Brielle didn’t want to take these off particularly the polk-a-dotted one.  She adoringly refers to it as her ‘Princess Dress’.  She’s turning 5 years old in a week and that’s the dress is the one she’s eyeing to wear in her closet.  :)

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jackieAugust 11, 2010 - 7:35 pm

so gorgeous, love your style

AmyAugust 9, 2010 - 1:28 pm

I LOVE your photos! Can I ask where you got the pennant banner from? It really adds to the background:)

amandaAugust 5, 2010 - 8:13 pm

oh man! love these!

KristieAugust 5, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Beautiful. I’ve purchased from this seller before. Beautiful work. And your photos are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JessiAugust 4, 2010 - 2:42 pm

Your daughter is adorable and if I was a little girl I wouldn’t want to take off the dresses either! Gorgeous images!!

Philly Baby PhotogAugust 4, 2010 - 8:33 am

Love everything about this post- the camera, your daughter, the outfits, the scene. Beauteous!

YvonneAugust 3, 2010 - 2:57 pm

These are stunning! Congrats!

Leslie Styler PhotographyAugust 2, 2010 - 3:02 pm

These are amazing woman, you are super talented!

Chelsey | MachC PhotographyJuly 30, 2010 - 4:02 pm

Gorgeous! Brielle & the designs! Love seeing the creative camera flare too ;)

KateJuly 29, 2010 - 10:16 am

These are gorgeous!!! Your girlie is just beautiful and the dresses are darling!!!

jen hJuly 28, 2010 - 7:20 pm

sooo pretty. She is a knock-out you know!
once again…blown away by these shots!

Terry McKaigJuly 28, 2010 - 12:59 am

I can never tire of looking at your images Kara. Your daughter is a doll!

Carrie ScruggsJuly 27, 2010 - 10:07 pm

Always love checking out the desingers on your blog! YOu do such a wonderful job showcasing their lovely stuff!

ElmaJuly 27, 2010 - 7:58 am

Perfection – you know how to shoot clothing because it makes me want to buy! Your model is also the MOST adorable.

JenJuly 26, 2010 - 10:28 am

These are so darling!! Happy Birthday to Brielle next week! What a cutie! Those are some DARLING dresses too!!

TanyaJuly 26, 2010 - 3:47 am

I can see why the polk-a-dotted dress is Brielle’s favourite!! Gorgeous images Kara :) xo

sherry bolesJuly 26, 2010 - 3:41 am

It’s hard to tell which is cuter the model or the clothes…although I’d have to say that the model wins!

J'LynnJuly 25, 2010 - 11:15 pm

These are all amazing Kara!! Love these clothes they are adorable!!!

Reema MataiJuly 25, 2010 - 11:11 pm

Kara, I’m in LOVE with your photgraphy!! You are AMAZING!! You and Brielle inspire me to design more…THANKS!!

ShannonJuly 25, 2010 - 9:51 pm

Love the dresses. THey are fantastic as is your photography. LOVE that first image so fresh and fun.

Haleigh RohnerJuly 25, 2010 - 9:48 pm

Gorgeous! Love these dresses tons! My kiddos are going out of town the end of the week. We should get together like we keep talking about again. Email me!

{Designer Spotlight & Giveaway!: Ingrid B. Designs}

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This talented designer is one that I’m very excited to feature again!!   Ingrid B. Designs is based out of Arizona and all of her designs have been tested by her children before she sells them (to ensure they pass the kid- test) – smart lady :)   Her designs are fun, hip and durable {they wash well and all the seams are serged}.  She is having a Give-Away on her Facebook Business Page - Ingrid B.  Designs – check it out!

Below is a peak at Ingrid’s Back to School Collection.  Brielle and I made it out of the desert just before the Monsoon’s heavy rains began.  The sky was AMAZING!  And it changed within seconds.  The temperatures were high (110 degrees) but the clouds made it tolerable and Brielle was entertained the balloons – each of them getting away from her after the session.   So we ran after each one, laughing and amazed that they didn’t pop.  Amazing, they hit the ground, the blazing rocks and still didn’t pop.  I was relieved and Brielle thought it was a game, giggling & squealing as she chased each balloon and then raced to the car escaping the heat and the rain that was taunting us in the sky.

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ShannonJuly 25, 2010 - 9:42 pm

WOW!! Your work is always so amazing, but these are so stunning the use of light and then the first one just WOW!!

jenJuly 23, 2010 - 10:32 pm

you blow me away, Kara! such yummy photos….I love the light and, well everything!
I’m off to check the designer out…might get in trouble getting items for my Macy.

amyJuly 21, 2010 - 4:05 pm

You’re so inspiring Kara! These are so gorgeous!

JenJuly 21, 2010 - 4:04 pm

Kara- these are stunning! Your daughter is darling- and those outfits are just too cute! Love them!

J'LynnJuly 21, 2010 - 11:38 am

Amazing! She is just gorgeous, and the outfits are adorable!

KirstinJuly 20, 2010 - 9:41 pm

she is so beautiful! ….. clothes are cute as well :)

WOW. That sky is beautiful, as is your model! Lovin those clothes! I love your use of props!! Beautiful shots!

Kristi S.July 20, 2010 - 2:34 am

First I have to say you have mad photography skillz!!! Amazing!!!! Second, your daughter makes me wanta buy everything she models! Last but not least, this designer is one that I need to bookmark. And she sergea her seams that’s a lot of work but does make for longer lasting clothes. Love your posts Kara May!!

TanyaJuly 20, 2010 - 2:20 am

Kara these are gorgeous!! the clothes are too cute! how amazing is that sky!!!

sherry bolesJuly 19, 2010 - 10:33 pm

Adorable…Both the clothes and the model!

Haleigh RohnerJuly 19, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Beautiful! That sunset is AMAZING! Love ‘em all!

Denise SnyderJuly 19, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Kara these are just incredible!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the color and light! Can I borrow your beautiful little model/daughter for a while???? ;)

KarenJuly 19, 2010 - 2:59 pm

gorgeous, kara! so unbelievably gorgeous!

ElizaJuly 19, 2010 - 2:35 pm

These are so incredibly beautiful–just AWESOME.

{My ‘Low Down, Throw Down’ Interview at ‘The Maternal Lens’}

Not too long ago Shannon from ‘The Maternal Lens‘ contacted me for an interview on their ‘Low Down, Throw Down’ segment.  I was flattered and happily agreed :)   What a fun interview - very creative questions that really made me think.  Thanks so much Shannon for allowing me to be a part of your ‘Low Down ,Throw Down’ (love that tag line by the way!).  If you haven’t seen their blog, check it out it’s packed full of awesomeness and creativity.

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KatieJuly 17, 2010 - 8:18 am

Well deserved. Loved reading the interview with YOU!

Annie JonesJuly 17, 2010 - 7:04 am

Oh Kara this is fantastic! Well done and well deserved!!!!!

tamaraJuly 14, 2010 - 12:14 pm

GREAT interview. Congratulations you deserve it…beautiful work

ShannonJuly 11, 2010 - 8:41 pm

Congratulations! Your work is so amazing, I can easily see why they would feature you.

YvonneJuly 10, 2010 - 1:56 pm

congrats! Love the interview.

shannonJuly 9, 2010 - 2:27 am

just now seeing this…and YOU ARE WELCOME!! we are thrilled to have you on the blog!

J'LynnJuly 4, 2010 - 1:50 am

Wow that is great Kara, I loved it!! Congrats!!!

TanyaJuly 3, 2010 - 6:07 am

How could they not have you on their blog! Congrats again Kara, you’re an amazing photographer & you ROCK!! :) x

JenJuly 2, 2010 - 11:06 pm

How awesome Kara!! And super love that vintage camera shot! Hope you have a happy 4th! :)

ElmaJuly 2, 2010 - 10:38 pm

Oh so exciting – heading off to read now!

Kristi S.July 2, 2010 - 8:47 pm

O M G!!! I love this interview! You are one dynamic chic! I’m so glad I found you.

ChristinaJuly 2, 2010 - 3:17 pm

I am a fan of The Maternal Lens and became an instant fan of yours when I saw you featured! You have great talent!!! I look forward to following your blog and being inspired by your photography.

Denise SnyderJuly 2, 2010 - 10:52 am

Congrats Kara!