{early morning sun, faint mists of fog and pie?}

I had a session on an early foggy Saturday morning, but that fog quickly faded as the sun rays filtered through the trees.  It was a hot and humid morning – the bees were buzzing, the birds were chirping and the ants were marching (that would be ‘red’ ants);-).  As I unloaded the truck with all my props (I had a ton), early morning bike riders and walkers gave me inquisitive looks followed by friendly smiles.  I must’ve looked pretty silly lugging a suit case and what looked like the entire contents of a small apartment into the deep foggy forest.  One sweet elderly lady even pulled over and said with a smile, ’What in Tarnation?!’ okay she didn’t say those exact words, it was more like ‘oh my, what are you doing with all of this’?  She chuckled after I told her and said ‘looks like fun’.   Anyway, I was soon greeted by little Simmons, who’s 2 years old and her parents.  What a doll Simmons is!  She’s little, she’s fast and she hung in there well with all the humidity.  During the session she asked a couple of times for her ‘pie’ – I thought ‘hmm, pie – that’s something I didn’t bring to the session with me…’ but it sounded yummy.  Then her mom told me that’s what she calls her pacifier – so funny what each child calls it.  My kids called it their ‘pah-nue’…. I know, how can pacifier be shortened to pah-nue?  {shrug}.  Anyway, I had fun photographing Simmons and my favorite part was when she wanted me to hold her toward the end of the session – melted me.    Here’s a little peek at our morning.

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Jo Hanna (nana)September 18, 2008 - 8:43 am

Awesome work. They’re all so beautiful. I couldn’t pick a favorite!!!

jaimeSeptember 17, 2008 - 3:33 am

Your photos are amazing!

Tara StatonSeptember 10, 2008 - 8:00 pm

Love these! I haven’t visited your blog in forever! It looks fabulous! Love the one with the yellow background!

Cheryl JohnsonSeptember 5, 2008 - 5:31 pm

oh my goodness just look at those eyes – amazing work Kara

Natasha WhiteleySeptember 5, 2008 - 4:52 pm

these are absolutely stunning!
I’m speechless!

april toddSeptember 5, 2008 - 3:34 pm

I love these!! Your work is so amazing!!

Jenifer JohnstonSeptember 5, 2008 - 1:24 am

What a lovely tread to come to your blog this evening after such a hectic few weeks for me. Your photos are always so inspiring and gorgeous. How refreshing.

TheresaSeptember 4, 2008 - 6:33 pm

I found your blog and website through Feanna at Kait Emerson Designs.. You Photos are spectacular. I found you on Flickr as well. Again, you do amazing work and I can only wish to have a fraction of your talent.. ;o) Have a wonderful day!

--cherry.September 4, 2008 - 3:11 pm

Oh my Kara!! these are just stunning — her eyes are just radiant and you captured her glow perfectly!! can’t seem to pick a favorite — they’re all fantastic ;)

Stephanie PiscitelliSeptember 4, 2008 - 11:51 am

What a little beauty! Love the stroller. I have one as well. Email me sometime and we can share!

VanessaSeptember 3, 2008 - 9:02 pm

oooo I love every one of these! Her eyes are out of this world!

StephanieSeptember 3, 2008 - 3:47 pm

um…ok. so these are fantastic photos! i think i’ll go hide now. hee hee. what a beautiful girl! beautiful photos, and beautiful location. :D

brooke drellosSeptember 3, 2008 - 12:46 pm

What a doll! Such a gorgeous session, Kara…. :)
Beautiful colors as always!

Kris LeighSeptember 3, 2008 - 7:24 am

OMLordy Kara! She’s a little doll! These images (as usual) are stunning! I just adore seeing your work! :-)

~LORISeptember 2, 2008 - 4:17 pm

Great photos! What a sweet subject!

AmySeptember 2, 2008 - 2:33 pm

So magical and beautiful as usual!

Kara MaySeptember 2, 2008 - 2:27 pm

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE my blog readers? Seriously!! I’m so glad you all have stopped my blog and I’m giddy you have left such wonderful comments! Thank you!!

BethanySeptember 2, 2008 - 2:24 pm

Do you ever have a bad session? Please tell me you do and this is all make-believe~~ models you hired, sets you created, and and and ~~~ You amaze me :)

RebeccaSeptember 2, 2008 - 1:58 pm

So precious!! Love #2 (perfect b&w) and #6 (beautiful color). Wonderful job! :)

elizabethSeptember 2, 2008 - 8:15 am

Kara.. wow.. these are stunningly beautiful.

TanyaSeptember 2, 2008 - 6:25 am

Kara this session is BEAUTIFUL, she is a little doll…. I love these photos Kara, you never cease to amaze me!!!

david & kimi b- ohana photographersSeptember 2, 2008 - 2:42 am

sayin your work is amazing would be an understatement. 2nd and last image are perfection!!

AmandaSeptember 1, 2008 - 11:44 pm

OMGOSH! That girl is adorable! That second image is to die for!

CarrieSeptember 1, 2008 - 10:14 pm

Perfection – amazing! Not only are your posts so fun to read (I feel like I know you), but your work is pure eye candy! WOW!!

Jenn PennSeptember 1, 2008 - 5:24 pm

Great photos again, and what a great subject! No. 2 and No. 6 are especially amazing. What a doll!

TiffanySeptember 1, 2008 - 2:25 pm

Oh her eyes are seriously amazing! Beautiful work as always!

pennySeptember 1, 2008 - 12:01 pm

wow, wow and wow again!

CindySeptember 1, 2008 - 11:54 am

Are you sick of me saying ‘I LOVE YOUR WORK’? Honestly, you are such an inspiration. To be you if only for a day :)

shannon lottSeptember 1, 2008 - 11:50 am

Gorgeous. As usual:)

KaitemersonDesignsSeptember 1, 2008 - 2:16 am

Kara- Another Stunning session.. You are a inspiration!I just love coming to your blog. I leave always so inspired and smiling. This little one Oh! My So Sweet and simply Georgous! Love the color and clarity! Thanks again for sharing your work with Us!

laurelSeptember 1, 2008 - 1:05 am

I love everything you post, Kara. Your work is just so polished and elegant.

tamiAugust 31, 2008 - 11:50 pm

and….hands off to another wonderful session! her skin and eyes….is just perfection.

MandsAugust 31, 2008 - 11:46 pm

Your color and those eyes! always sigh with happiness when I come to your blog!

Lisa LenderinkAugust 31, 2008 - 11:25 pm

Ok, it’s already been said, but Oh my, she has
the most dreamy eyes on the planet!

And, #2 is so fab, that would be hanging on
my wall HUGE HUGE HUGE if she were mine.

You’ve outdone yourself this time~

Amy MartinAugust 31, 2008 - 11:02 pm

WOW…. those eyes are unbelieveable!!!! They are all simply gorgeous. Thanks for the comment :) Yes sweat+Sand+Family Pictures always= unpredictable fun!

michelle nicoloffAugust 31, 2008 - 10:53 pm

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! I was driving thru a small town yesterday and passed by an antique store and saw a vintage wagon…and my son said mom we should stop so you could look…and we didn’t…now I am wishing I did. Your work completely is an inspiration!!!! p.s. my kids called the pacifier a puh-choo…lol!!!

Cassie HannaAugust 31, 2008 - 10:33 pm

Hey Kara! I just pulled up Simmons blog. I am in tears! They are gorgeous!

MeredithAugust 31, 2008 - 10:06 pm

Geez – stunning Kara! Looks like such a fun session and Simmons is a beauty! Love all of these, especially the first, fourth and fifth one!

Jill E~August 31, 2008 - 10:02 pm

So you’ve completely amazed me! Just came upon your blog and now I can’t leave. Every post is keeping me glued to your work. Stunning!

~ A New Blog Fan

Rachel BrookeAugust 31, 2008 - 9:45 pm

What a beautiful child. Your colors are once again fabulous! You work continually inspires me.

HelenAugust 31, 2008 - 9:14 pm

Wow, those eyes! Beautiful pic’s too! Especially love no.2 and no.6…

Alisha RobertsonAugust 31, 2008 - 8:44 pm

These are just beautiful. Love the first one and the close ups and who can resist a girl with her stroller. LOVE! Awesome work Kara.

Allison GaulinAugust 31, 2008 - 8:20 pm

Beautiful color as always, and sweet expressions!

MistyAugust 31, 2008 - 8:15 pm

Love them. What a cutie pie. Look those blue eyes!!

Carrie YoungAugust 31, 2008 - 8:13 pm

Kara, these are beautiful #2 especially. Her eyes *sigh*!

PaigeAugust 31, 2008 - 8:09 pm

Your work kills me! Your color and clarity are stunning as usual and I love you bw converstions too. Wow!!

Simmons is a complete doll~ beautiful!!!!

TiffanyAugust 31, 2008 - 7:52 pm

Just Gorgeous!!

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