{Project Twenty-Six On Friday’s ‘let’s get close’ – Phoenix Children’s Photographer}

It’s that time again…it’s the 2nd post of Project Twenty-Six! Here’s the first weeks post.   The theme this time is ‘let’s get close’.  That could mean sooooo many things, so my mind was reeling with thoughts and ideas this week.  It could mean ‘close’ as in relationships?  It could mean ‘close’ as in macro shot close?  It could mean ‘close’ as in proximity close?  I couldn’t decide what route to take so I kind of did a  little bit of everything. The first photo above, I focused on unique lighting but if you look closely you can still see the theme ‘let’s get close’.  Did you find it?  Keep looking.  Yep, it’s Brielle looking closely at a ribbon she was trying to un-knot to put on August our pup.  But this image was taken later in the day than the pictures below.  It was after dusk and her room was dark except for the night sky where the moon was shining in.  I set my camera at ISO 6400 (hence the grain) and I put my shutter-speed at 1/20th of a second.   This picture was a bit haunting when I saw it on my computer screen.  Brielle is afraid of her room.  She doesn’t like that she can see herself in the mirror from her bed, she thinks that ghosts will get her and she’s afraid of  the tissue pom-poms we had hung up but have since taken down.  I’ve tried to soothe her fears but it’s not working to well…slowly we’ll get there.  But in looking at this picture I did find it a bit haunting.  Her room is bright and cheery during the day…at night it takes on a different look.

My other takes on this theme – {below} macro of Brielle’s eyelashes.

Brielle looking ‘closely’ in her toy box for the perfect accessory for August, our boy dog, to wear. ;o)

{below}  August, not too sure about being in her babydoll’s high chair – Brielle getting close, trying to talk him into liking it. ;o)

{below}  love between Brielle and Auggy.  He’s such a good little dog putting up with her dressing him up.

{below}  I saw Ty & B together on Tuesday afternoon reading and grabbed my camera since they were perfect for this ‘let’s get close’ theme. Brielle reading to Ty one of her favorite books since she was a baby.  This was also Ty’s favorite book.  When he was 15 months old he wouldn’t sleep in his crib without this book with him.  We always handed it to him turned to his favorite page.  That page is very worn now.  We’ll never get rid of it – it’s so special to both kids.

Now check out Kara Jo’s  project 26 ‘view from up here’ post – Kara Jo Memphis Newborn and Child Photographer and continue to click through the  links to see the whole circle.  Oh and guess what?!   We have a new member – Jessica Drossin – one of my favorite people. Check back again in 2 weeks for our next theme.


by Kara

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Bobbi-leeFebruary 10, 2012 - 7:59 am

Gorgeous!! Love this, you are so talented!

NatashaJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:44 am

Love B’s Alice dress :)

CoriJanuary 28, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Absolutely amazing Kara! I want to check out the gallery on your wall, it looks stunning!!!

EllenJanuary 27, 2012 - 4:10 pm

So, so beautiful!!

MelissaJanuary 24, 2012 - 10:38 am

That first shot is soooo dreamy . . . I love it! Love your daughters Alice dress too :)

LauraJanuary 23, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Love this series. Beautiful set, her lashes are too die for!!

YvonneJanuary 23, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Stunning! I love all of these and oh, how I adore her room!

Beth Ross | Tyler TX PhotographerJanuary 22, 2012 - 9:52 am

These are all so fabulous! I love the wide angle shots. Her room is so pretty. She is gorgeous and the macro shot is AMAZING!!!

julesJanuary 21, 2012 - 1:21 pm

what a wonderful set of images! you create such beautiful art!!!
I adore her magical room and the macro and your lovely work in the frames above the two of them.

Laura...Friend of JulesJanuary 20, 2012 - 7:15 pm

Music is a really nice touch…Totally sets the mood. Photos great! Looking forward to week three.

wendyJanuary 20, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Love that first one so much! And your new look is beautiful. :)

Laurie AnneJanuary 20, 2012 - 5:59 pm

You never dissappoint. Wow. These are so magical and surreal feeling.

Oh my gosh I love your fish eye photos, that first one is amazing!!!!! Love your interpretations this week!

SharonJanuary 20, 2012 - 1:13 pm

They are all amazing and fairytale-like!

Becky EarlJanuary 20, 2012 - 12:29 pm

That first image is just WOW! Love them all, Kara. You rock!

Kristin RachelleJanuary 20, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Love these Kara!! That macro shot is amazing!!!

TammiJanuary 20, 2012 - 11:51 am

That first picture is so moody, vintage and yes haunting. I think it’s beautiful too! All of these are amazing Kara

aubry {phoenix az photographer}January 20, 2012 - 11:51 am

Oh WOWZERS, these are fabulous. i feel so inspired, you rocked this week!

Jessica DrossinJanuary 20, 2012 - 11:30 am

Thank thank you for such generous words. You are the kindest girl.

Jessica DrossinJanuary 20, 2012 - 11:29 am

Oh… I love all of these… ALL of them.

mugsie5January 20, 2012 - 11:17 am


Haleigh RohnerJanuary 20, 2012 - 9:20 am

Beautiful! So reminiscent of childhood. LOVE them!

YvetteJanuary 20, 2012 - 9:14 am

love these! you are an artist indoors and out! what a fairy tale room Brielle has and your wall behind your couch is to die for. come decorate my house.

Misty GJanuary 20, 2012 - 9:11 am

These are fantastic. You have such an eye Kara. Brielle’s room is adorable btw!

Mrs. FunJanuary 20, 2012 - 8:22 am

I love all of these. The macro shot is beautiful.

breezeJanuary 20, 2012 - 8:19 am

Perfect, Perfect, Perfect. Love each shot.

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