Monthly Archives: March 2012

{Blanket Fun! – Mesa, Arizona Family Photographer}

I wanted to share this session I did over the Fall.  I know, over the Fall?  What’s that all about?  Well I haven’t blogged most of my fall sessions.  Things get so busy and I’m on such a time crunch to get galleries up and orders delivered, so blogging the session images gets pushed aside, BAD I know.  But I really wanted to post this session – it’s with one of my favorite and most dear friends and her family.  My friend Haleigh is also a talent photographer in my area!  She and her husband are also the owners of ‘Fanciful Frames’.  Have you heard of them?  If not, you’ve got to!  And a little secret:  if you’re a fan of Fanciful frames on Facebook, she often posts super discounted prices on their frames.  I just bought an 11×14 frame, ‘tart’ shaped in the fanicful color since she was doing a 48 hour sale only on Facebook on that color and several others so I snagged it just before the sale ended!  Yay!  I can’t wait to get it.  I have 2 other frames of hers a 20×30 huge beautiful black frame and an 8×10 ‘Apple Tart’ colored frame.  Super cute!  Anyway, I could go on but I’ll stop  ;-)  Check her page out!

This fall I was lucky to photograph her beautiful family!  Aren’t they beautiful.  Kinda unfair hu?  Yeah, that’s what I was thinking.  They were so wonderful and easy to work with, not surprising since their momma is a photographer.  Here’s a peek at our session.

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Jerlyn G. DaveFebruary 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm

Hello,

I want to ask if you might need photo
editing services for your website photos?
I want to send a brochure in regards to it,
to whom can I send it? Looking forward to your reply.

ShanteApril 17, 2013 - 8:01 am

Hello Kara, Hoping to get pricing info on a family session. Thanks!

FernandaMarch 21, 2013 - 7:31 am

Hi, I’d like to know what your rates are and when is your next available date.

Thanks,
Fernanda

Laura JepsonSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Hi Kara, I want to get family photos taken. What do you charge for the photo shoot and cd with publishing rights? What would your next available opening be? Also any chance you are available the week of Thanksgiving. My daughters husband’s family is coming down for the holiday and wanted to get family photos taken. If not do you have any recommendations for someone who might be available?

sandra moffattMarch 24, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Stunning. I wish you lived near me.

alonaMarch 24, 2012 - 3:28 am

Wow amazing , and nice ~(‾▿‾~)(~‾▿‾)~

LexiMarch 7, 2012 - 3:45 pm

You are pure inspiration. Nuff said.

LindsayMarch 7, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Yes please mentor Kara! These are stunning and this family is beautiful.

CoriMarch 7, 2012 - 3:02 pm

So gorgeous Kara! You rock!!!

Melissa KMarch 7, 2012 - 2:51 pm

When are you going to mentor! I would sign up in a second!!!

SarahMarch 7, 2012 - 11:42 am

Oh. Em. Gee. This is stunning. Love your warm processing Kara.

Bella AnneMarch 7, 2012 - 11:40 am

Your work speaks to me. I’ve never seen work that’s done that to me.

MaryMarch 7, 2012 - 10:07 am

These are amazing Kara….love your style and finding the spots in AZ. I know how hard that can be. LOVE looking at your images!!!

Kendra DailyMarch 7, 2012 - 10:06 am

Such a gorgeous family. You’re right, it’s not fair lol. Love love love your style Kara!!!!!

laurenMarch 7, 2012 - 9:58 am

Gorgeous, Kara. Love the colors, love the snuggles between the girls.

So beautiful.

TeresaMarch 7, 2012 - 9:42 am

Amazing! Love the warmth and beautiful colors.

mugsie5March 7, 2012 - 9:36 am

stunning family and stunning photography

{Project Twenty-Six on Friday’s – ‘can you guess my favorite childhood book?’}

I’m excited about this weeks Project 26 – Can you guess my favorite childhood book? How fun!!  I love things like this since I can take it in so many different directions. I didn’t know quite what this entailed and what angle to take so I just ran with what I was thinking – it’s a ‘modern twist’ on a classic.  So with these little clues I have shown in pictures I was only able to incorporate 2 characters since I didn’t have more peeps or the time to really delve into getting a cast together lol.  So there are MAJOR pieces left out of this story but I think you’ll be able to get it – a few of the images will give it away. Tell me your guesses and I’ll post the answer later today at the bottom of this post.  After guessing click on Val’s link continue the circle –  Val | The red balloon photography.  The circle is smaller this week, but that’s just temporary.

So, do you think you know my ‘favorite childhood book’?  You have to have it with the clues – right?  Some of you may have forgotten the boy with the bone in his hand….hmmmm.  I wanna hear your guesses.  Thanks for playing :)

Note:  the house photo {second picture from the bottom} – was taken by Katie Marshall who kindly allowed me to use her image.  Thanks so much Katie!!

UPDATE:  Yes!!  Many of you were right!  It’s Hansel & Gretel.  Here’ my silly book cover for the story :)   Thanks for playing!

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Mrs. FunMarch 13, 2012 - 8:32 am

I love these photos. So creative.

Beth Ross | Tyler TX PhotographerMarch 9, 2012 - 7:56 am

These are AMAZING!!! The light is so soft and pretty and I love the dreamy processing. Beautiful interpretation.

Mary-Anne TosteeMarch 7, 2012 - 5:24 am

Hi, I am not to sure how I have ended up on your site but WOW!!!
Your work is fantastic.
This may be an odd request but as your site loaded, my 5 year old son says: MOM turn that music up please! I like that song.
So I was just wandering what the title of the song is and the artist. If you could share I would be grateful.

Regards,
Mary-Anne

pam godfreyMarch 4, 2012 - 9:04 am

Kara, your work never ceases to amaze me, but this photo shoot takes the prize….simply unbelievable. You need to do a huge collage of canvas wraps in a hallway or playroom or something, INCREDIBLE!!!

AbrahMarch 4, 2012 - 8:25 am

Absolutely breathtaking! The photos are amazing. Your talent is an inspiration to me! The subjects are both beautiful, too.

Life with KaishonMarch 3, 2012 - 9:33 am

Oh my gosh Kara! You are so incredibly creative. You blow me away again and again. WOW!

Kendra DailyMarch 2, 2012 - 11:10 pm

I can’t tell you how much I love these! They are sweet, eerie, emotional and surreal. How do you do it? Speechless.

SandiMarch 2, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Love, love, love!!!

TanyaMarch 2, 2012 - 5:08 pm

These are amazing Kara! My guess is Hansel & Gretel!

Laurie LarsMarch 2, 2012 - 4:50 pm

So magical. The fire with the sparklies is so pretty. Serious talent girl.

Tammy FlynnMarch 2, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Hansel and gretel is my guess. Great storybook images. Very magical.

Sandra RomeoMarch 2, 2012 - 2:05 pm

PURE EYE CANDY! Perfection.

Nicole CoombsMarch 2, 2012 - 1:22 pm

WOW Beautiful! I have so many personal projects I want to do thanks for the inspiration to DO THEM!. Your work is wonderful!

Kristin RachelleMarch 2, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Just gorgeous!!!!! LOVE all of these!

Marie MichelleMarch 2, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Un-be-lieve-able!!!!

TeresaMarch 2, 2012 - 10:28 am

Those are SOOOO stinking cute!!!!! Those must have been super fun to take!

Jenn PennMarch 2, 2012 - 10:13 am

I love these photots! Incredibly well done!!

emilyMarch 2, 2012 - 10:06 am

oh kara, i adore these!!!!

Macy AMarch 2, 2012 - 10:00 am

This leaves me breathless. You have a way of evoking such emotion in your photos. Completely inspired.

Veronica PhillipsMarch 2, 2012 - 9:53 am

What a sec while I pick my jaw up off the floor. Really? You never cease to amaze me woman! Hanzel & Gretel right?

JTMarch 2, 2012 - 9:49 am

BRILLIANT. Nuff said.

Gracie AnneMarch 2, 2012 - 9:47 am

Seriously?!!!!! Swoon! These are magical Kara! Is it H&G?

HeatherMarch 2, 2012 - 9:43 am

Goosebumps, goosebumps, goosebumps! You are AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Dizzy LizzyMarch 2, 2012 - 9:42 am

Hansel & Gretel! Am I right? I’m sooooooo impressed with your skills. You must offer mentoring!

Melanie KaneMarch 2, 2012 - 9:38 am

Um, this is amazing! Is it Hansel & Gretel? Your rendition is freakin incredible! I’m blown away!

laureenMarch 2, 2012 - 9:26 am

AMAAAAAZING! #1 might be one of my fave images ever. Lensbaby??

BekkaMarch 2, 2012 - 7:45 am

Oh these are fantastic!!! I have a guess.

mugsie5March 2, 2012 - 7:06 am

wonderful

{National Association of Professional Children’s Photographers – Featured Photographer}

I was completely flattered when the National Association of Professional Children’s Photographers (NAPCP) contacted me last month to be their featured member.  They mentioned that Barb Uil of Jinky Art Photography was the prior months featured member and if I wasn’t sure and wanted to be featured I should check out her interview.  What?  Um, really?  Me, after Barb?  I felt a little intimidated but was honored and of course excitedly said, ‘yes’.  I’m proud to be a part of this organization – here’s a link to their site.  To see this newsletter click here.  They have a new layout with 2 page, full bleed spreads – I love it!  Thanks for checking it out :)

Here’s just a couple pages from the feature.

And Monthly Tips – you may have seen the first one from my ‘Shop Talk’ series.

 

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Krista Q.March 9, 2012 - 6:15 am

Congratulations!!

Maria HMarch 7, 2012 - 4:11 pm

You inspire everyone who sees your work. You need to be published more. I wish my photography business was as successful as yours.

LexiMarch 7, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Um, no brainer. Of course you should be featured you are AMAZING!!

CoriMarch 7, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Congratulations! That is awesome! With how amazing your work is I’m not surprised they asked you!!!

Philly Baby PhotographyMarch 4, 2012 - 8:58 pm

You are so very worthy of this honor, congratulations, mama!!!

Caitlin

mugsie5March 2, 2012 - 7:07 am

what a great assortment of your pictures. You deserve the positive attention

Alex TMarch 1, 2012 - 10:48 pm

Amazing! You are just amazing.

Lindsay BurkeMarch 1, 2012 - 10:47 pm

So very much deserved. You’re my favorite photographer by a long shot and you deserve to be published everywhere!!! Congrats!

Bella GraceMarch 1, 2012 - 6:09 pm

Congratulations! Fantastic interview! I am such a fan!

Veronica ZMarch 1, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Soooooo well deserved Kara. You are such an inspiration in this industry.

angieMarch 1, 2012 - 5:48 pm

fantastic!!! congratulations!!! i love your work :)