Monthly Archives: June 2012

{a taste of Fall & a hint of late summer – Boho Style}

Oh yes, I’ve teamed up again with 2 of my longtime favorite designers.  I’ve been working with these two for over 5 years now!  I can’t believe it.  And they still amaze me with their creativity and talent.  Kait Emerson Designs newest collection are great for late summer and early fall – the Boho Collection!  I simply love this boho style and screamed with excitement when I got these in the mail!  I can’t say enough about Melissa of Nuxiemade {designer of the beautiful crochet hat shown} and Feanna of Kait Emerson Designs.  I love you ladies!  Check out these fun styles below and be sure to check out their shops {links on their names} and Facebook pages – Kait Emerson Designs Facebook Page    Nuxiemade’s Facebook Page

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Catherine VargasMay 1, 2013 - 10:42 am

Adorable pictures, congrats!
Vintage Inspired Girls

MeganJuly 19, 2012 - 9:01 am

Your daughter is absolutely beautiful and quite the model!

Natasha WhiteleyJuly 6, 2012 - 1:25 pm

ja see.. you work magic.. these are fantastic!

Feanna OttaJune 28, 2012 - 7:21 am

Love,love,love….I feel so honored to work with you and Brielle. You both are amazing!

Jeff MayJune 27, 2012 - 9:53 pm

We need a formula to freeze our daughter. She’s growing up and you are capturing her beautifully.

Kathy KeenanJune 27, 2012 - 7:24 pm

so, so pretty!!

Jessica HermanJune 27, 2012 - 6:53 pm

I want that blouse! I want everything really. Your fashion photography is amazing Kara!!

Mindy BJune 27, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Kara, I’ve been following your work for years! I usually don’t comment, but you get better and better. I didn’t think that was possible. Amazing!

LindsayJune 27, 2012 - 6:45 pm

Wowzers!!!! Absolutely beautiful. I want the whole ensemble! Down to the accessories. Gorgeous.

mugsie5June 27, 2012 - 6:17 pm

wow to the clothes and the photography. Love Brielle in all of these.

{Project 26 – ‘just me’}

Eeps!  It’s time for another project 26 and this one was a tough one.  It’s supposed to be a picture of me.  I struggle with being in front of the camera.  I’m not comfortable at all and in fact if I see a camera pointed in my direction I usually duck and hide.  I’m that fearful of being on the other side of the lens.  I wish I could get over it since I know my kids and someday grandkids will want to know who I was and what I looked like.  But still…I struggle.  So last night I finally did it…I got my iPhone out and my DSLR and stood (or sat) for a moment in front of the camera. This is ‘just me’. Oh and yes, those are my scary feet…they are in need of a pedicure but I’m too cheap to get one. ;-)  and my feet are all banged up from years of abuse wearing heals. lol  Note:  these pictures break so many rules so please don’t hate.    Oh and continue on to the circle and see what the other girls have posted – Jessica Drossin is sure to amaze.  The circle may be light today but should be larger in the next few days since summer makes it hard for some to post right away.

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Jeff MayJune 24, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Simply gorgeous. You are more beautiful now than when I met you! And you were hot back then. :-)

Lee AnnJune 24, 2012 - 6:50 am

I would like to know how you got involved in the 26 project? And how to find a similar group maybe? Thanks! Your work is great and you should be in front of the camera more!

Jessica DrossinJune 23, 2012 - 4:16 pm

You are so beautiful and I love the artful quality here Kara… Lovely.

NatashaJune 22, 2012 - 9:53 pm

As always my dear… your pictures are breathtaking. I love them always! I could look at them forever! You are beautiful… inside and out!! XOXOXO

Heather JaneJune 22, 2012 - 2:39 pm

I would photograph myself all the time if I looked like you! Love your vision and art.

Layla BJune 22, 2012 - 2:30 pm

So fun to see the person who creates such masterful works of art. You’re work amazed me. Very beautiful Kara!!

Sarah CJune 22, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Kara! You are one of THEE most strikingly gorgeous women! Seriously your hair and your eyes are amazing!! Love these so much!! And I always leave your blog open to listen to your music after i read your posts LOL!

NikkiJune 22, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Unbelievably gorgeous Kara!!

ginaJune 22, 2012 - 1:26 pm

so, so beautiful~you, your dress, the colours! you did good!!!!

sherry bolesJune 22, 2012 - 12:10 pm

So beautiful!!!

Kathy KeenanJune 22, 2012 - 11:49 am

Gorgeous! Love the dress!!

LindsayJune 22, 2012 - 11:20 am

The camera loves you!!! Geez woman. You’re gorgeous!

mugsie5June 22, 2012 - 10:47 am

yes, you are beautiful and just need to live with it!

Kristin RachelleJune 22, 2012 - 10:32 am

You are so gorgeous Kara!! Love these!

Heather DavisJune 22, 2012 - 10:24 am

You need to get in front of the camera more my dear! Stunning!

Jenn PennJune 22, 2012 - 10:14 am

I love these pictures of you, Kara! Oh, my cousin is just so beautiful, inside AND out! Why you would ever run and hide is beyond me … I love the way you look!!

breezeJune 22, 2012 - 10:13 am

absolutely stunning!

Shantell AndroschukJune 22, 2012 - 9:52 am

Are you kidding? You are exquisitely gorgeous, and, I must confess, if I looked like you, I would probably become narcissistic! You are beautiful, Kara, and it is such a delight to see you! (though you, sneaky girl, hid your face a lot!) Remember to see yourself through the eyes of those who love you; perfectly dazzling! XOXOXO!

{‘The August Collaboration’ – revealed}

I’ve had to keep this project quiet for months and today it’s finally been revealed!  It started with an idea….that of Lexi Vornberg’s from Lenses & Lemonade.  It turned into a work of art all surrounding a crown traveling around the country  and into the hands of  15 different photographers, each with a unique and artistic vision. I’m flattered and humbled to be a part of this talented group in presenting this unique, creative project.  Below are some images that I captured and one or two that I didn’t include in the magazines’ final production.   At the end of this post you’ll see a link-image to the magazine, please look through the electronic book to see the vision of everyone included in this amazing project.  Thank you Lexi for asking me to be a part of this amazing compilation of visual art.

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AmyApril 3, 2013 - 6:24 am

I love your background music…Expression by Helen Jane Long. Where can I find licensing for this?…I would love to use it for a slideshow. Thanks!

Also your work is breathtaking…love it.

KatieFebruary 4, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Seriously?!?!?!? How do you even get your pics this clear and color so perfect?? Great work :)

s7upidAugust 24, 2012 - 12:14 am

title: Expression,
by: Helen Jane Long,
from album: Porcelain
nice piano piece =)

LilaJuly 16, 2012 - 2:28 pm

hey, i do photography in school and i love it, but i am pretty much a beginner!you have an amazing blog and i love your pictures! especially the ones with really beautiful catchlights! so i wanted to ask if you maybe know a simple way to describe how to get such lights in the eyes? thank you very much!

NatashaJune 22, 2012 - 9:58 pm

These are all beautiful pictures… but the last 2 moved me to tears… they touched my heart. So precious. Captures the innocence of a child, playing and dreaming. How we can all become the princess!

Lynsey ForbesJune 21, 2012 - 10:56 am

L.O.V.E!! your work is amazing xx

SheilaJune 20, 2012 - 5:14 pm

These are just beautiful. Could you please share the source for the crown. It’s lovely. Thanks for sharing your art!

Heather LickliterJune 20, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Love it, Kara! The one of her eyelashes is my fave!

Stephanie TJune 19, 2012 - 12:48 pm

She is beautiful and this session is breathtaking! WOW

KymJune 17, 2012 - 9:46 am

Never mind I can see it now. It wasn’t coming up at first. : )

KymJune 17, 2012 - 9:45 am

This is amazingly beautiful. I love all of your editing techniques. Quite Stunning. Where do we go to see the rest of the compilation? Kym

LindsayJune 16, 2012 - 2:49 pm

How? How do you do it?! You take my breath awAy with every shoot you do! This hauntingly beautiful!!

Jeanne BoiarskyJune 16, 2012 - 11:49 am

Just amazing!

Kathy RasmussenJune 16, 2012 - 9:58 am

Beautiful, Kara. You are so talented.

Life with KaishonJune 16, 2012 - 8:24 am

She is so incredibly beautiful. What a wonderful project to be a part of Kara. Congratulations!

mugsie5June 16, 2012 - 7:10 am

wonderful is all i can say

RachelJune 16, 2012 - 6:34 am

Magical! You are such an artist!!!

Michele QJune 16, 2012 - 5:03 am

My heart just skips a beat when I view your work, amazing . . .

Heather DavisJune 16, 2012 - 12:21 am

Ohhhhh to be you with your camera for a day would be amazing. You tell such stories and evoke so much emotion in your images. Amazing!!!

Jenny DJune 16, 2012 - 12:20 am

You inspire me to be a better photographer. When are you going to offer workshops?

AnthonyJune 16, 2012 - 12:19 am

Wow, wow, wow!!! Jaw-dropping amazing. You’ve created a story. One isn’t stop reading.

Nicole CookJune 15, 2012 - 10:42 pm

You have such a gift, and your work only gets more and more beautiful. Love this series!

Shantell AndroschukJune 15, 2012 - 10:38 pm

I love your vision of this. Very “The Little Princess”. How do you manage to evoke such an emotional response in every shoot you do? Absolutely brilliant…

{So much going on…so little time}

So I feel like I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit.  I’m keeping up with my ‘Project 26′ – something I love!  And I’m trying to post when I can on ‘Shop Talk’ Friday.  Every time I move I have to go through the process of rediscovery.  I’m currently location scouting and it’s not been very fruitful since everything that looks remotely cool says ‘No Tresspassing’ in signs that I can’t ignore.  But I’m still searching….and searching…and, well searching.  And I have so many secret projects going on that I’m going to burst.  They’re so much fun but it kills me not to be able to share.  In time….LOL  In the meantime – Brielle is enjoying trying on close for an upcoming shoot we have.

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KCJune 14, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Um the light in her room is to die for! Gorgeous shot!!

Kelli JJune 14, 2012 - 7:06 pm

Oh so light and airy. Love this!!!

VeronicaJune 14, 2012 - 6:35 pm

These are stunning! Is that her bedroom? It’s gorgeous! So is she!