Monthly Archives: August 2012

{Project 26 – ‘throw back’}

It’s that time already again!!  Project 26 and the fun theme of ‘throw back’.  This theme can be taken in soooo many different directions.  I wasn’t sure which way to go with it but I thought this recent session I did for FaithWorks4U  was the pretty fitting for this post.  I have many more from the is session that I’ll be showing you in a separate blog post but I wanted to incorporate a couple of fun outtakes into’s Project 26.   This was such a fun shoot. The kids, Jeff and I went to a local candy store – we explored, discovered and had so much fun.  The kids want to go back every weekend  and stock up on taffy and ‘Zots’ (remember those?), look at the cool vintage toys and gadgets and do some more photo booth pictures. I’m so glad they still have photo booths that are like the ones we used to use as kids – total throwback.  I think I need one for my house – my kids wouldn’t get out of it.

Anyway, be sure to click through the rest of the circle and see the other talented photographers and their vision on this weeks theme.  Jessica Drossin won’t disappoint with her post here.

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zainaNovember 13, 2012 - 9:29 am

such great posts. beautiful blog! the little girl is absolutely precious. xx

ann maryOctober 17, 2012 - 6:51 am

what is the name of the song i love the music playing on your blog!!!!
can i find it on youtube?send us the link plz thanx you

canvas printsOctober 13, 2012 - 3:40 am

Very nice pictures you have added in this post, the girl is looking so cute, I thing she may be a great model, you should boos her skills. I want to say thanks for sharing this great post.

helenOctober 11, 2012 - 8:19 am

please, please,please let me know what the music is that is playing on your blog. I love it almost as much as your photography !!!!!

wall artSeptember 4, 2012 - 12:26 am

I don’t want to see any other talented person’s photography because i have found great photographs on your post, Yes, you have added here great an inspirational picture for me and i hope that is also useful for others.

wall art for kids

SandyJoySeptember 1, 2012 - 3:03 pm

My I ask what is the name of the CD music is playing on this blog?? I love it!
So relaxing, just what I need

SandySeptember 1, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Can I ask what is the name of the CD music is playing on this blog??
It is so relaxing, I have to buy it!

Heather RenoldsAugust 31, 2012 - 3:58 pm

You make me want to be more creative. Inspiration in every post

JessicaAugust 31, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Love this session. I want you to take pics of my kids. Saving my $

Katie AnneAugust 31, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Sweet retro session. You ALWAYS blow me away with your work and creativity.

ginaAugust 31, 2012 - 2:54 pm

how fun! great props and of course, great photography;)

mugsie5August 31, 2012 - 12:14 pm

what a fun shoot. kids and adults will love these

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{Project 26 – ’1,000 Words’}

So we’ve all heard the saying ‘a picture is worth a 1,000 words’.  And it’s so true.  It may be cliche but it has deep meaning in many cases.  There were so many pictures I wanted to pull from prior weeks but I tried hard to use pictures from this week.  This week the kids and I built a fun ‘living room’ fort.  All I had that was light weight was ‘white’ and we grabbed several pillows to make it comfy and it turned out a quite girly unintentionally.  We have a ‘feminine’ look throughout much of our house when it comes to accessories so this is about as neutral as it gets lol.  But Ty was a great sport grabbing grey pillows from the couch and mustard pillows from the play room.  It was cozy at least.
For homework each day I like the kids to read in a quiet spot, so Ty and Brielle ran to the fort to read.  Ty has read the Harry Potter series but Brielle hasn’t so he started reading them to her.  Anyway, I thought this moment was fitting for this week’s theme.  Reading in a magical fort – how much fun is that?!   All in all we had a blast building this and the kids haven’t  wanted to take it down.  Brielle wants to sleep in it this weekend – the ground is super hard so I don’t know how long she’d last.  But a family slumber party for a few hours in the front room could be fun.  I wish we could leave this up permanently too.  I’m sure we’ll build more fun forts. My kids can’t get enough of them!

Oh and guess where I found Brielle this morning when I went to wake her up for school?  She loves it.

After scrolling through this post click here to continue the circle. Jessica Drossin is full of creativity and I’m sure she’ll have some amazing eye candy for us.  :)

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Beth Ross | Tyler TX PhotographerAugust 20, 2012 - 10:04 am

These are so gorgeous, Kara. Your processing always amazes me. The light is beautiful. I love how your children are reading together. The last shot looks like it belongs in a magazine.

GiuseppeAugust 18, 2012 - 6:04 am

all your works are so wonderful!
take a trip on
The Creative Sailboat

HeatherAugust 17, 2012 - 10:25 pm

WOW. THIS IS AMAZING! I love your work. Seriously unbelievable!

Nikki SamsAugust 17, 2012 - 10:24 pm

This needs to be featured in a magazine. Such a magical fort with magical memories!!!

JeffAugust 17, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Family slumber party tonight!

mugsie5August 17, 2012 - 1:38 pm

You created “magic”

Jessica DrossinAugust 17, 2012 - 11:43 am

oh kara… the world you weave…

Kristin RachelleAugust 17, 2012 - 8:33 am

Gorgeous! Love that fort and love these images!

Jessica DeaneAugust 17, 2012 - 7:57 am

Oh my! thats the most gorgeous homemade fort EVER. these are beautiful.

Michele QAugust 17, 2012 - 7:17 am

lovely images! I so enjoy your blog posts!

ginaAugust 17, 2012 - 7:11 am

ditto! the LOVELIEST fort i have ever seen! who wouldn’t want to hang out here? oh, the stories they will share;)

Sarah CAugust 17, 2012 - 7:01 am

Oh Kara!! LOVE these and that has to be the most gorgeous home made fort ever!! I LOVE it!

{Project 26 – ‘It’s time to reflect’}

This project theme came at a really good but busy time.  Three days ago my baby girl turned 7.  There was a lot of reflecting on the day she was born as well as fond memories of her being super little.  We had an amazing day celebrating Brielle.  Now that she’s 7 she wants her ears pierced.  So this weekend guess what we’ll be doing?  Yes, she’s growing up.   Below are some pics of little B when she was super little.  I love Brielle and Tyler’s interaction and closeness… I hope they’re always this close.  Happy 7th Birthday to my sweet little Brielle.  I love you!

And taken yesterday at our spontaneous day trip to Sedona.  I snuck this shot in of Ty and B catching fish with their hands.

The other girls in the circle will have their posts up soon (its summer time – very busy) so check back again for their links :)

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NadineSeptember 5, 2012 - 5:50 am

Hey Kara,

just found your website by accident when repinning a picture of Brielle on Pinterest. Your children are absolutely gorgeous and I love their beautiful eyes! Also it’s such a great thing to see how close they are. I haven’t kids on my own yet but when I have I pray to God that they might be a little like yours. You are a great photographer, haven’t seen so many really good children’s pictures ever!

Warm greetins from Germany.

erickAugust 30, 2012 - 12:35 am

nice share

visit my blog :)

Kristin RachelleAugust 17, 2012 - 8:34 am

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!! Love these images.

EmeseAugust 9, 2012 - 10:54 am


I’m from Hungary and I love your work. You are a super talented photographer! :-)


mugsie5August 4, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Brielle is one special girl

Kathy AnneAugust 3, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Wow! This is such a great blog post! Your babies are beautiful. And a very happy birthday to your gorgeous daughter.

MelissaAugust 3, 2012 - 10:37 am

Freaking adorable. You make such beautiful babies Kara!!