Monthly Archives: May 2012

{Project 26 – ‘a day in my life’}


So this has been my life lately.  This post couldn’t have come at a crazier time.  We’ve moved! Yes, so I’m surrounded by boxes and things that don’t fit into spots in the house yet.  We didn’t move far only from Mesa to Scottsdale. To add to the craziness this week, we have a broken washing machine, broken ice maker and broken garbage disposal – fun stuff!  The most painful thing right now is the washer…we have laundry piling up so high there’s no place to hide it. And to make matters worse there are NO LAUNDROMATS in Scottsdale.  NONE.  Really?  Crazy, so I have to think of plan B.  Plan B, be stinky for a while. ;-)  I never knew how dependent  I was on my washing machine.  Anyway, I’ll figure out something and just be stinky until we get a new one (not really, we’re going to find a laundromat this weekend).  So as we’re navigating through our maze of boxes we’ve also prepared for the last week of school.  Today was the last day (yesterday now when I actually post this)!  And with that comes projects, making teachers gifts, and just living in the moment with my kids soaking up every last moment of them being in the 1st and 3rd grade.  These are days, hours, minutes and seconds that I’ll never get back so I’m living in the them without the worry of all the deadlines I have that I’ve tried to press pause on.  Those deadlines are still there but they weren’t going to take away from the time I wanted to spend with my kids.  Some of these pictures were taken with my iPhone (just a warning).  This is not just ‘one day’ it’s a few….more like the span of a week.  :)

The first picture below was taken the night the kids had their last camp out in the backyard at the June Street house. Serious excitement for these kids and 100′s of mosquito bites in the morning.  ;-)  It was worth it I think. {iPhone pic}

The photo below was taken on our last night in the June Street house.  We all camped out in our room.  Such a fun memory for all of us. {iPhone pic crappy…sorry}

Brielle encouraged me to take an unpacking break so she could swim the day we moved in.  :) So funny, she plugs her nose just like me when jumping in the pool.  She used to be able to jump without the pain of doing that but I guess she’s seen me do that too many times.  LOL

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Tyler not too sure about our move, feeling a little down we left our old neighborhood.  I never see him down, this was unusual and lasted about 3 days. :(  My heart broke.  But he likes it here now and has a friend in the neighborhood that he loves to play with.  Yay!

Another iPhone pic below.  The only way to keep August from getting in the movers way when we were moving in was to use the counter as a ‘babysitter’ so their he layed while we hurried around the house moving boxes and furniture in.

The last few days of school….poorly documented but I got a few quick shots here and there.  This has been my life…my kids, their school, their happy little carefree world.   Below – Ty and his buddies in class.

The Kickball Gang:  Tyler and his buddies at recess getting ready to play kickball.   

Tyler getting an award in class :)  MVP – or MVS (Most Valuable Student) award.  He was so proud.

Brielle and her friend Kara.  Playing at recess. So sweet seeing them play.

Hula-Hoop Conga Line Brielle started at recess.  Such happy 1st graders.

 Brielle lost her first upper front tooth the night before and was shaking with excitement eager to show her class her new smile and the wing prints the tooth fairy left for her the night before.

Articles written, invoices sent, photos edited, etc….all fueled with Starbucks Green Tea while the kids are in school. {iPhone pic}

So this week has been a very busy crazy week for this circle so I will be posting links to other’s in the circle soon.  It hit us all at the same time.  Check back soon for links :)

UPDATE:  Check out the amazing Martha Schuster for a peek at a day in her life.  You’ll be so glad you did.  Love her post!!

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jarrahJune 3, 2012 - 3:40 am

very nice pic

is there any way to save the picture>?

i want to add it to my library..!

ginaMay 29, 2012 - 5:13 pm

wow! can you say life is crazy busy!!!! and in between all of the boxes and moving and without a washing machine….you managed to get a big post done! amazing. life is good;)

SharonMay 25, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Now that’s real life! Great post as always with wonderful pictures. August on the counter is so adorable! I think my pups would try to jump off.

NikkiMay 25, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Beautiful busy life. Great post!!!

Julie Anne ChambersMay 25, 2012 - 11:57 am

SimPly awesome. Love seeing a post like this from you. Your kids look so happy. I’m so glad they’re adjusting so well.

Vikki LouveMay 25, 2012 - 11:53 am

Wow, such a wonderful real life post. I love seeing a glimpse into your world.. Thanks for sharing.

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{Project 26 – ‘Dream, Dream, Dream’}

This weeks Project 26 theme could go in sooooo many directions. The ‘dream’ theme fit perfect with what my kids have been talking a lot about this week.  Brielle in particular has had nightmares.  She talks about them the next morning.  So we started talking about how she can take control and turns those nightmares into dreams that make her happy and peaceful.  Then she blurted excitedly, ‘I can catch my dreams’.   So we did this project’s session with that in mind.  She giggled most of the time especially when we played with the stars and the hearts {they tickled her head and her face}.
As I mentioned last week, we have a new addition to the group this week!  Sarah Lynn Cornish the talent behind ‘My Four Hens Photography’ has joined our group! Please click here to see her beautiful take on this weeks ‘Dream’ theme and continue through the circle of talented photographers.

 

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JanaJune 5, 2012 - 8:36 pm

What lovely photos. I have to ask, what is this song – it matches perfectly with the images and I am haunted by it. Thanks.

NicoleJune 5, 2012 - 12:46 am

Such beautiful photos! Love the soft feel. Very pretty!

PS. Hello from the AZ bloggers group on Facebook…Im in Tucson!

YvonneMay 23, 2012 - 7:08 pm

Holy cow! Are you serious?! These are just mind blowing!!!!!!!

KaceyMay 22, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Wow – simply gorgeous!

Kacey

{visiting from AZ Bloggers}

CoriMay 16, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Oh my. Your photos never cease to amaze me.

Haleigh RohnerMay 13, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Beautiful as always! You never cease to amaze me. You are a true artist Kara!!

Vikki LouveMay 12, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Brilliant imagery! Took my breath away and now i can’t stop staring. These are beautiful Kara!

martha schusterMay 11, 2012 - 7:44 pm

just fell off my chair…..i’m such a music/image person, and listening to your music and lingering over each image…..just lovely. i’m so sorry about her nightmares, but what a perfect way to take them head on. her little dress reminds me of a 1950′s vintage first communion gown i just got for my gal! and that last star pic??? so perfect framed for a little girl’s room. beautiful work kara!

Sarah CornishMay 11, 2012 - 5:36 pm

I am seriously blown away. Between these images and your music I am a total mess. SO beautiful in every way! You are sooooo amazingly talented!

Kristin RachelleMay 11, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Stunning work, these are pure “dream” perfection! Gorgeous in every way.

KellyMay 11, 2012 - 2:19 pm

This is BRILLIANT Kara! You told an emotional tale through your series of pictures. Wow!

Val SpringMay 11, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Holy cow, girl, you are so frigging amazing! This set is beyond this world dreamy, and unique and magical and it screams your name so loudly! Perfect. First and last images are my favorites but seriously the whole compilation is so crazy awesome! Make a book out of it and write about Brielle’s nightmares turned into beautiful dreams. Please DO IT!

Beth Ross | Tyler TX PhotographerMay 11, 2012 - 1:22 pm

These are gorgeous and so dreamy. I love the close up of her eyes. She is so beautiful.

mugsie5May 11, 2012 - 10:57 am

captured the message beautifully

Taryn BoydMay 11, 2012 - 10:26 am

Wooza! I’m blown away by these. I recently “found you” and you are amazingly talented, and a true artist.

Nichole HeathMay 11, 2012 - 9:52 am

Goosebumps. These pictures speak so loudly. You are truly inspiring.

VeronicaMay 11, 2012 - 9:10 am

Freakin’ genius!!! You know how to tell a beautiful story through your art.

mollyMay 11, 2012 - 8:48 am

these are just stunning!

Jessica DrossinMay 11, 2012 - 8:37 am

ugh. that was supposed to say you can weave a magical world together.

Jessica DrossinMay 11, 2012 - 8:36 am

Oh Kara…. You are weave a world together…

LindsayMay 11, 2012 - 8:32 am

Speechless. This is amazing.

ginaMay 11, 2012 - 8:20 am

you are an amazing storyteller with amazing images to match! especially loving the last image so much!

aubryMay 11, 2012 - 8:09 am

wow, very dreamy love these.

SharonMay 11, 2012 - 7:51 am

Not sure what to say. These amazing images kinda left me speechless….took my breath away : )

{Ingrid B. Design’s Spring 2012 Clothing Line}

It’s SPRING!  And pretty  much summer her in AZ.  And for Spring & Summer Ingrid B. Design’s has made some very fun, color outfits for girls…she never disappoints!   Everytime I see something new of hers I’m amazed at her eye and her sense of detail.  She has a very creative and beautiful eye for fun coordinates for every season.  I love love love the yellow top with the black lace, and the stripped dress (the fabric is so soft}, and the ruffling on her floral skirt…um, perfect!!!  I was lucky to have these beautiful friends of ours help model.  Brielle has a hard time being serious around friends (as you can see in the image above) – most of the time it’s faces that I can’t post here lol.  She’s just a goof which makes it a challenge sometimes lol.  But these three girls work so well together.  Aren’t they adorable?!  I love their different looks.  The girls were so eager to searching for ladybugs so I ended the session early so they could be ‘kids’ and find ladybugs.  Brielle modeled the outfits again the next day so we could get more shots and she fell in love with the flowers that I had set up.  Again, she wanted to find ladybugs so she could put them on the flowers.  Here’s a peek at Ingrid B. Design’s Spring 2012 Collection.  :)

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Kristin CookMay 10, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Great images, stunning models, and cute clothes…wow!

Paige NortonMay 10, 2012 - 4:12 pm

To die for. The outfits are stunning and the models are breathtaking.

SharonMay 10, 2012 - 11:13 am

Gorgeous girls modeling gorgeous designs!

Michelle F.May 10, 2012 - 10:42 am

Gorgeous location, stunning models and beautiful girls!

Kelli AnneMay 10, 2012 - 10:40 am

Rock my socks off woman! These are just beautiful.

LindsayMay 10, 2012 - 10:02 am

Wow!! Your pictures always make my jaw drop. Stunning.

{SOLD OUT!}

Just wanted to follow-up on yesterday’s status about my Critique Class. It  ’SOLD OUT’ in less than 24 hours – yay!  There may still be some ‘silent seats’ available.  Let me know if you’re interested or if you have any questions.  For those of you who signed up – I’m so excited to work with you.  I would love to be in touch with you prior to the class starting.  You can bounce things off me and ask any questions about the critiquing process  (although I know Kelli will be in touch with you prior to the class’s official kick-off).  E-mail me at kara@karamayphotography.com and let me know if you have an active seat or a silent seat and we can do a little corresponding and maybe you can tell me what you’re unsatisfied with in your current photos if there’s something particular you’re concerned about.  I’m looking forward to our class.  Thank you so much for signing up.

 

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D BakerJune 11, 2012 - 2:51 pm

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D BakerJune 11, 2012 - 2:49 pm

I wish I had seen this. I would have e-mailed you for sure :(

JPMay 2, 2012 - 8:59 am

Is this a woman’s thing? I’m very interested in signing up the next time you do one. But is it all woman? That might scare me off :)

mugsie5May 1, 2012 - 4:32 pm

I am impressed. I assume you will repeat this class?

Marissa EnglishMay 1, 2012 - 2:24 pm

I emailed you. I missed it :( . When are you doing another one. I need your help with my photos.

VeronicaMay 1, 2012 - 1:07 pm

I’m building up the courage but your skills are rather intimidating. Congratulations!!!

LillyMay 1, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Oh no! I procrastinated too much :( . I’m so dissappointed I missed it. Are you going to do another one? Congratulations to YOU!