Monthly Archives: July 2011

{Lemonade and Lenses – Eye Candy Session} Where the Wild Things Are feature!

Have you heard of Lemonade and Lenses?  It’s new!  Two talented photographers, Lexi Vornberg  (Lexi Vornberg Photography) and Gina Weathersby (Kiwi Street Studios) are the creators of this fun new blog.   Recently, Lexi contacted me to see if they could feature my ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ photo shoot in their ‘Eye Candy Session’ segment.  I was flattered.  That was such a fun session to shoot and it’s one of my favorites.   Their site if full of lots of eye candy in the short amount of time that it’s been live.   Check them out :)   Thanks again Lexi for the fun feature.



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PookieJuly 28, 2011 - 6:14 pm

Interest brought me to your site and I’m amazed by what I see. Great feature!

Holly TrueJuly 28, 2011 - 5:12 pm

*swoon* inspiration extraordinaire. Incredible eye candy.

JanetJuly 28, 2011 - 2:55 am

Magical. Boyhood. Dreamlike. You are one amazing, creative, and talented woman.

Mary LynchJuly 27, 2011 - 10:49 pm

Found you on Pinterest! Smitten with your work.

Lazy DaisyJuly 27, 2011 - 8:53 pm

Simply perfection! It’s great to see a unique totally ‘boy’ session.

penny rasmussenJuly 27, 2011 - 8:36 pm

love, love,love these

Casey AdamsJuly 27, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Definitely a shoot worth featuring but all your work is feature worthy. Love these.

sherry bolesJuly 27, 2011 - 5:56 pm

Wonderful! I love these!

Jessica M.July 27, 2011 - 5:42 pm

I can’t get over these!! This gave me goosebumps. I love that book too and it brought back so many memories seeing your images. That site is cool that you’re featured on.

TanyaJuly 27, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Congrats Kara! your work is simply amazing.. x

MandyJuly 27, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Incredible session Kara!! I’ve seen your images all over Pinterest and had to check you out. I’m now a blog stalker of yours lol.

{Back to School} FaithWorks4U!

I have to admit, I’m not ready for summer to end.  It’s been so busy with swimming, camps, and late summer night movies.   I just don’t feel like we’ve accomplished all the ‘summertime’ things that I wanted to – like more campfires with s’mores (it’s a bit hot in AZ to do this but we’ve done it a hand full of times over the past month – I just want a few more), a lemonade stand, swimming in a creek or swimming hole and exploring small towns – like quirky/artful, Bisbee, AZ.   So we’re going to try to cram those activities into the next 2 weeks since the end is fast approaching.

In thinking about back-to-school, Faith has some recent designs she’s releasing just in time for school.  This is one of her most recent designs – more to come…  It’s getting me, as well as Brielle, excited to start the school year.  Dare I say, I’m  in love –with this dress!  I want it in my size and I want it in every color for Brielle ;o).  I can’t express how much I love Faith’s work.  She has created her own style with a modern twist on retro-vintage designs.  They are simple and classic, yet fun and hip.   And I love them.  Faith and I have been working together for a while and I’m so thankful that she shares her amazing creations with me.    Here’s a link to her shop – FaithWorks4U and her Facebook Fan page where you can hear about her latest promotions & new design releases.  :)

Funny little blopper of Brielle with the apples.

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Sydney allendorfAugust 6, 2011 - 11:35 pm

Brielle is the cutest! I loved running around with her on Thursday while she wore this cute little dress, her stick-on mustache went really well with it!

YvonneJuly 25, 2011 - 7:21 pm

Wow! These are purely inspirational. LOVE!

Casey AdamsJuly 23, 2011 - 11:47 pm

Yep, I’m going broke visiting your site too ha! I can’t get enough – your work inspires me to buy lol. Really.

ThaynaJuly 22, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Perfection! I love it.

asyberryJuly 22, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Wow I love it!!

robinJuly 22, 2011 - 7:34 am

the lg pic with brielle holding the apple in one hand is so amazing! she is so beautiful and you truly show her beauty as only a mom and super talented photographer could!

Angela BeckJuly 22, 2011 - 3:43 am

Incredible! Your daughter is a dreamy perfect little model. I think I’m going shopping for this dress. Have I told you that looking at your site makes my wallet thinner?

Sonia KJuly 21, 2011 - 9:07 pm

I’m in love too. With this dress and your photos!!! AMAZING!!!

ingridJuly 21, 2011 - 7:10 pm

SWOON, love it all… speechless! The 3rd pic is my absolute favorite pic!

mugsieJuly 21, 2011 - 6:57 pm


Tasha ChristensenJuly 21, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Beautiful! I really wish I know your editing style. I just love it!

traciJuly 21, 2011 - 1:57 pm

love, love, love! beautiful, gorgeous light and color. wow!

angieJuly 21, 2011 - 1:36 pm


haley bJuly 21, 2011 - 1:10 pm

absolutely LOVE these!!! she is gorgeous, as always and i LOVE that dress! i think one of my girls needs that. beautiful work, kara!

Anna RoordaJuly 21, 2011 - 1:05 pm

love, love, love these!

KristinJuly 21, 2011 - 3:07 am

Your styling is incredible Kara! I have to have this dress for my daughter and where did you find the ruffled socks and cute yellow shoes? The whole outfit is perfect.

Lindsay H.July 21, 2011 - 2:20 am

You AMAZE me! Really. You do. Your blog oozes with the inspiration I crave.

The Lilypad » Back to School PhotosFebruary 10, 2013 - 2:18 pm

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{Vintage Crown}

I posted this image along with a few others on Facebook and have had many, many e-mails asking me where I got the crown Brielle is holding {above} and wearing {below}.  I feel so lucky to be able to photograph this beautiful vintage crown for  TFJ Designs.    Brielle loves it and keeps it next to her on her nightstand.  When she first saw it she squealed then covered her mouth and finally said in a whisper, ‘Is this a ‘real’ crown?’  Do I get to wear it?  We stood in the dinning room looking in the mirror as she tried it on.  I wish I had my camera then…it was priceless seeing her expression.  She didn’t want to take it off, so I secured it to her head with bobbypins.  And during the session, she had so many ideas – so we went with them…she danced with lace, caught ladybugs and she wanted me to get a ladybug to put on the crown so I could take a picture of the ladybug with the crown (that one didn’t work out since all the ladybugs flew off the crown and back onto her dress or on her arms).  After the session she kept the crown on until bedtime.  I love that she’s sooo in love with this crown.  You can find it at TFJ Designs and the price….amazing for such a pretty vintage styled crown.  Thank you so much again Tabitha, you have such an eye for pretty things…. I love all the goodies you sell in your store!!

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beatrizJuly 11, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Hello your photography work is really beautiful but i write you because i am fascinated with the background song that is in your page, I recognizing one of them (Helen Jane) but can you tell me the artist and the name of the other song! thank you so much.

Gorgeous images Kara. That first one and second ones are my fav, they are stunning!

BrandieJuly 11, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Gorgeous photos!!! That crown is to die for. Love the new blog too:)

sherry bolesJuly 9, 2011 - 12:34 am

She’s a gorgeous little princess! Wonderful images!

RebeccaJuly 8, 2011 - 12:20 am

Stunning! Beautiful session.

Crave PhotographyJuly 7, 2011 - 11:11 pm

Love these images Kara! I snagged one of these for Avery!

Megan ParishJuly 7, 2011 - 11:07 pm

In love with your work. You make everything look stunning but I’m going broke over your posts lol!

mugsieJuly 7, 2011 - 8:21 pm

I absolutely think this is a wonderful crown on a wonderful girl. Good session to share with all of us.

Ashley SiskJuly 7, 2011 - 8:10 pm

I’m in love with that crown – not that I do many portrait sessions but it makes such a great prop! Beautiful photos.

CaseyJuly 7, 2011 - 8:03 pm

Goodness these are gorgeous!

TanyaJuly 7, 2011 - 7:43 pm

Breathtakingly beautiful images! It’s like the crown was made for Brielle! x

Lindsay H.July 7, 2011 - 7:41 pm

I must have one of these for my daughter! Your pictures are breathtaking. I just want to stare and get lost in your blog for hours.

Amber DeCiccoJuly 7, 2011 - 7:28 pm


{Red, White & Blue!}

Happy Belated 4th of July!  The 4th of July is one of my favorite celebrations – the meaning of the holiday and the festivities that go along with it.  I remember as a kid celebrating the 4th every year with fireworks in the street with friends & neighbors, sparklers, an amazing dip our Irish neighbors used to make, giggles, anticipation and sometimes ear protection.  Those memories make me want to keep the fun festive traditions going for my family.  And my husband….he’s a kid when it come to fireworks (a safe, mature kid, but a big kid none-the-less).  I’m sooooo glad he loves fireworks and the festivities of the holiday as much as I do.  This year we were very last minute with our plans since we couldn’t decide what to do – stay local or go somewhere.  I wanted to stay local to start a tradition – and I’m so glad we did.  Our friends who live right down the street came over – we love their company and the kids get a long great. We smoked some ribs, grilled burgers and had lots of yummy food and way too much desert  – but it was worth indulging.  :)   And the 4th isn’t the same without fireworks.  Arizona has pretty strict laws when it comes to fireworks so we bought lots that we ‘think’ were legal (jury’s still out).  The loud whistling, the pops, the color and the smokey smell made it the 4th ;o)  Then we topped the evening off with with some night swimming!   We had a fun 2011 4th with friends, swimming, high temperatures and memories made.  I hope my kids love the 4th and these memories made.

And like I’ve said before, I have some of the best neighbors!!  Look what fun festivities that were made for the kids.  They loved them!!  Below is a puzzle they had to solve and the image at the bottom is Trivia Popper Rockets.  How fun is that?!  They also included star shaped notepads, red & white candy, a Red-White-Blue bracelet the kids can make and some flags.  So creative & thoughtful!!!

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KylieJuly 28, 2011 - 7:42 am

Hi kara, While i sit here in ore at your amazingly soulful photography.My amazingly talented violinist daughter sit’s in a daze listening to your selection of music. She would dearly ask me to ask you what this piece is called.It’s the first on your blog. Thanks Kylie & Ava.xx

mugsieJuly 6, 2011 - 12:17 pm

This all brings me back to memories of your childhood. Beat of times. What a fun day for all.

annieJuly 6, 2011 - 5:26 am

I love them all – happy 4th of July x

Lindsay H.July 5, 2011 - 10:14 pm

I enjoyed reading this and I love your pictures! Happy belated 4th to you, Kara.

TanyaJuly 5, 2011 - 10:07 pm

Happy 4th of July to you! Such wonderful memories you’re making for your kids Kara! Sounds like you had a great time celebrating! Love the pics! x

LindsayJuly 5, 2011 - 8:20 pm

That first picture is amazingly cute! The one of the kids on the grass is darling! Looks like a great 4th of July celebration!!