{Little beauty & my fun Goodwill find}

I donate to goodwill at least once a month and not long ago my kids asked why we never go inside. I explained that I’m donating and they have this handy-dandy drop-off drive through so we didn’t need to go inside. This was followed of course by…’let’s park and go inside, can we mommy?’ So we did. But I warned, ‘we aren’t here to buy, just to look’. They gave me forced sad faces but said okay. And to my surprise in the very back of the store was this lonely little chair. The kids saw my face light up when I saw it, the hopped in it and squealed, ‘Can we buy? It’s so soft’. I didn’t need much more of a push than that but it squashed my ‘consistence’ effort deviating from the planned ‘we’re not here to buy’. Sigh… I couldn’t resist. It was $20 bucks so I took it – I mean bought it.
Anyway, I finally decided to use it during a session (it’s been stored in my garage).  I met this little beauty at some nearby groves and she was such an amazing subject.  Happy, up for anything and excited for clothing changes!  We had so much fun- we shot until we there was no more light.  Here’s a peak at our session!

by Kara

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KatieOctober 23, 2010 - 10:29 am

Oh, I love your new chair! This girl is STUNNING, so is your photography!

CoreyOctober 19, 2010 - 4:47 pm

Gorgeous! Love the “new” chair too!

Kait Emerson DesignsOctober 19, 2010 - 1:22 am

LOVE…. Always amazing…

J'LynnOctober 18, 2010 - 1:08 am

What a little beauty!!

ShannonOctober 17, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Love your find — it goes well with your style and your daughter is so beautiful it just makes for the most amazing images.

Carrie T.October 17, 2010 - 12:34 am

I think you are my FAV photographer! You amaze me with your photos! So amazingly beautiful, ART! Love every single pic and I do not even know this girl. GORGEOUS, LOVE the COLOR!

JessiOctober 16, 2010 - 4:13 pm

Oh, don’t you just love those unexpected deals!! What a gorgeous subject with such killer eyes! Stunning work!!

elizabeth pelletteOctober 15, 2010 - 9:27 am

My Gosh Kara.. These are just breath-takingly amazing

tamiOctober 13, 2010 - 12:47 pm

OH MY….she is just precious! the picture of her looking to the side….SQUEAL! gorgeous work as always!

annieOctober 13, 2010 - 3:25 am

totally gorgeous Miss Kara!!!!! Hope you’re feeling better soon chick xxxx

JenOctober 13, 2010 - 12:52 am

Just love those shots- and love that chair!! What a great find! Love finding treasures like that at goodwill! :)

Kristi S.October 12, 2010 - 8:03 pm

*gasp*. These are incredible Kara! Just so you know, I come to your blog when I’m feeling blue and I’m lifted up by you work. Keep it up, you make so many smile with your talent.

Jenn PennOctober 12, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Wow, what a beauty! Great photos, cousin!

KarenOctober 12, 2010 - 5:49 pm

oh, kara!!!! these images totally took my breath away! literally! so amazing, you rock!

haley bOctober 12, 2010 - 2:43 pm

beautiful, kara! and love the chair. good steal!

KateOctober 12, 2010 - 2:16 pm

Oh wow!!! What a beautiful girl and of course your images are amazing!!! Congrats on your fabulous Goodwill score! ;)

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