Monthly Archives: December 2010

{’tis the season…}


to celebrate, to spend a lot of time with family & friends, to laugh, to give, to reflect and be thankful.  This year we’ve done a lot of all of those things.  The kids have been so giving this year, understanding that although it’s fun to get gifts it’s also fun to give gifts.  So they’ve been on a giving spree – making cookies and giving them to others, making cards and giving them to friends & neighbors.  I’m eating up their enthusiasm!  This year we didn’t do the Polar Express, we didn’t do the North Pole Experience, instead we spent time together talking about Christmas, talking about our wishes, and doing a lot of  crafts.    Brielle has made so many snowflakes I can’t even count them (some of which have gone to neighbors & family).  Tyler has been writing stories, making books.  He’s encouraged Brielle to write stories as well so most mornings they are up early at the kitchen table, coloring, drawing and writing fun and sometimes crazy action packed stories.  And since it’s been unseasonably warm here we check the forecast daily hoping for a cold, wet day so we can light the fire place and sip on hot cocoa with marshmallows (our favorite!) :)   I think it’s finally starting to get cooler – yay!!  So many things to be thankful for this Christmas – my amazing clients (I really do have the best clients out there and I’m so thankful for them!), my families health, my loving husband and my two silly kids, and my friends (who I’ve neglected a bit during busy season – thankfully I think they forgive me) :) . Here’s a little sprinkle of the things that make it feel like Christmas for me in Arizona. :)   Merry Christmas to you!


Brielle’s Room – the kids wanted a tree for their room so we got these little trees for them to decorate.  They don’t want to take them down after Christmas…but they’ll see them again next year :)

Tyler’s Room – I love the billiard balls (whatever they’re called) that he choose to put on his tree.

And on final one of Brielle at her Christmas Performance for Ballet, Tap and Tumbling.  She was so excited for us to see her perform!!

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MelissaJanuary 4, 2011 - 10:53 pm

GORGEOUS shots Kara.

Terry McKaigJanuary 2, 2011 - 6:05 pm

Beautiful decor Kara!!!

Jackie HDecember 27, 2010 - 4:32 pm

I’m drooling over your festive Christmas decor. Your house is stunning. Come decorate mine pretty please.

elizabeth pelletteDecember 27, 2010 - 10:12 am

Happy Holidays.. wishing you a wonderful holiday season and hope the new year brings you much joy and happiness

mugsie5December 25, 2010 - 10:19 am

Love all of these, Beautiful

It’s been a whirlwind…

…of client sessions, designer shoots, fall/winter festivities, dance recitals, school activities, and the craziness that goes along with being a mom and running my own business.  I’ve missed you though…missed blogging, missed sharing, missed this little bit of time  I get to focus and reflect.  So this post is one of many to come and is a client session share of a beautiful family I photographed over a month ago.  I know, I’m embarrassingly behind on sharing my sessions.  Don’t give up on me….I’m working hard to get things done and dedicate time to sharing here :)

This family was insanely fun to work with!  They were so photogenic and up for anything!  Denisse is such a beautiful person and I’m so lucky she’s a friend of mine.  And her girls are gorgeous!  Take a peek :)

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MichelleDecember 24, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Wow! I can’t wait for more posts. I won’t give up on you :-) .

TiffanyDecember 18, 2010 - 1:47 am

Those photos are absolutely stunning. Kara you are so talented!

elizabeth pelletteDecember 17, 2010 - 4:41 pm

kara these are incredible

sherry bolesDecember 15, 2010 - 8:19 am

What a beautiful family! Gorgeous images, Kara!

Terry McKaigDecember 14, 2010 - 2:02 pm

SOOOOOOO much fun Kara! and gorgeous too!! Great work!

tiffanyDecember 14, 2010 - 1:54 pm

these are amazing as always! :)