{Classic Beauty}

I feel so lucky to have this job!  My clients are so amazing and I have a blast during each and every session.  Some sessions make me laugh, some make me think and some turn me into a kid again (okay they all turn me into a kid again).   I love it!  And this past week photographing Amelia confirmed these feelings.  She was an amazing little subject to photograph -she was willing to wear anything I suggested and had fun doing it… a photographers dream.  Anyway, she really got into the session and even wanted to see how some of the shots turned out – I happily showed her and each time she smiled with approval.  So cute – I loved it.  I enjoyed every minute of this session with Amelia.  This little girl had a classic, elegant features that again called for a vintage look in some of her images.   So like Carter’s session, I couldn’t decide on one processing for all of Amelia’s session images, so I went with several processing techniques – all home-brews. :) 

Below – ‘vintage fade’

‘Slight vintage B&W’

Another ‘vintage fade’

Same image in ‘Kara Colour’

‘Slight Vintage’ with a hand done border and overlay. I love this image – Amelia did the posing herself, she just did it so I took her picture.  What a cutie!  I loved her energy.:)

‘Very Vintage’ below with a touch of ‘fade’.

‘Kara Colour’ below and in the last image.

‘Slight Vintage’ below

by Kara

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KateNovember 3, 2008 - 11:29 pm

Kara, I just got to check these out!!!Amazing!!!I know Laura is ecstatic!!! She looks so grown up all of a sudden, I can’t believe how quickly our little ones disappear…..

WandaOctober 29, 2008 - 2:13 pm

You do amazing work!! My friend put me in touch with your blog because of Hayden & Amelia’s photographs. They were both better than any I have ever seen. We are expecting our 1st grandchild in May, I have already given my daughter in law your website info…. hope to see you in the future.

rachel brookeOctober 28, 2008 - 7:19 pm

My husband just walked up and said she looks like a future news anchor because shes got such a sophistication for her age! haha how funny. I love Kara Colour and will be the 1st in line to buy it (if you decide to sell it, I mean)!

ohana photographers- david & kimi bOctober 27, 2008 - 1:10 pm

4 & 5 are perfection. pure perfection kara may!!!

elizabethOctober 26, 2008 - 7:16 pm

Ohhhh Kara.. these are breathtaking

courtneyOctober 26, 2008 - 11:13 am

WOWERS!! Kara, these are GOR-GE-OUS.
Love love LOVE the slight vintage with the border.
They are all simply perfect.

DannaOctober 26, 2008 - 10:55 am

WOW WOW WOW what amazing images…seriously I love all of these and your processing of them is perfection! She certainly is a classic beauty, watch out mom and dad!! :-)

jeanaOctober 25, 2008 - 10:24 am

These are so beautiful! I love all of them and your processing is amazing! and I just love the blue jacket.

StephanieOctober 24, 2008 - 11:23 pm

Fantastic photos, and actions! :D Love these!! What a little darling.

TiffanyOctober 24, 2008 - 10:20 pm

Ok so I’d love to be a mentee of yours!! You know I adore your work! and if you ever sell actions, I’m all over that too!!

HayleyOctober 24, 2008 - 7:15 am

Beautiful Kara. I just love her outfits:) And as always love your PP work.

april toddOctober 23, 2008 - 9:52 pm

I love how all of your session have so many clothing changes, really beautiful images Kara!! This little gal is a true Southern Beauty!

Natasha WhiteleyOctober 23, 2008 - 9:06 pm

these are all absolutely fantastic!

VanessaOctober 23, 2008 - 7:28 pm

Your work is stunning!!! What a gorgeous girl and beautiful pp! :)

Julie JonesOctober 23, 2008 - 5:58 pm

All of your processing is gorgeous! You do such amazing work with children.

Kara MayOctober 23, 2008 - 5:20 pm

Have I told you all how much I love your comments?! You really are incredibly awesome blog readers, I’m very lucky. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving comments! I’m so glad you like my work and it’s so great hearing from you all!! XOXO

~Dizzy Lizzy~October 23, 2008 - 5:16 pm

Simply amazing! Your work is pure eye candy – I come to your blog when I’m blue and it lifts my spirits and makes me smile. Keep making us all smile.
P.S. I come here even when I’m not blue since I just can’t go long without seeing your work.

shannon lottOctober 23, 2008 - 12:06 pm

I love how your clients always have the cutest outfits! She is a classic beauty. Great as always.

BethanyOctober 23, 2008 - 8:22 am

Add me to your mentoring/workshop list! I’ve been stalking your blog religiously – your work is so inspiring. I would love an opportunity to learn from you and meet you. Unbelievable beauty in all you capture.

CarrieOctober 23, 2008 - 8:19 am

Perfection!! Beautiful girl and I love that vintage looking hat!!! Gorgeous work as always Kara.

nathalieOctober 22, 2008 - 10:00 pm

awww kara…this is fantastic. what a pretty girl. i can’t wait for someday get some of the mentoring from you….after you sleep, right?! you are so inpiring. i will get my cs4 next week and i can’t wait to play with it.

Tracy WaldropOctober 22, 2008 - 9:59 pm

I absolutely LOVE THESE!! You are soooo talented. Put my name on the list for future workshops please…

Tracy Waldrop
Asheville, NC

CaitlinOctober 22, 2008 - 9:27 pm

I had to look up “bokeh”. Thank you for the new term! (and the compliments!)

MandsOctober 22, 2008 - 7:15 pm

Just stunning Kara…your work always inspires me

Crystal DelaHozOctober 22, 2008 - 2:02 pm

Oh I love love love the first one! That is a beautiful photograph and you PP is just perfect as always!

jean smithOctober 22, 2008 - 10:55 am

GORGEOUS images! i noticed you were “naming” each picture. do you sell actions?

Anna ClaireOctober 22, 2008 - 10:04 am

Kara, I know you hear this all the time but I can’t help but say it again. YOU HAVE AN AMAZING GIFT and you are such an inspiration. This little girl is beautiful and if I were her parents I would be freaking out over what to get, what size, b&w or color, oh the decisions they are going to have to make.

Sarah KaineOctober 22, 2008 - 10:00 am

Holy Moly Kara!!! These are stunning!! I love the vintage looking hat, the cropped jacket and the whole look! She looks amazing all the styles you used – attire, location, poses and processing. Unbelievably perfect!

melissaOctober 22, 2008 - 9:21 am

Wow, these are gorgeous! What a beautiful little girl too. Your processing rocks!!

CaitlinOctober 22, 2008 - 8:00 am

Such dramatic beautiful eyes!

Kathy CarlisleOctober 22, 2008 - 12:13 am

I think that you’re too much! The last few posts have totally grabbed at my heartstrings and I was too vareklemt to comment. I love your work as always and appreciate you sharing. K

Lisa LenderinkOctober 22, 2008 - 12:05 am

I agree with everything that has already been said.

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful…and I will definitely be
in line if you ever do decide to sell your actions.

Your work is truly inspiring and obviously you are
incredibly talented and your “special brews” only enhance
your true gift of photography.

Your work makes me smile.

TanyaOctober 21, 2008 - 10:30 pm

Kara these are so BEAUTIFUL!!! I couldn’t choose a fav. from these it’s just too hard!! your processing in just divine!! I really do hope one day you sell your actions.. they are just incredible, but then I understand if you don’t, they are like nothing i have seen!! Amelia sounds like the perfect model.. she is beautiful….. gorgeous work my friend :)

Jayme TigheOctober 21, 2008 - 10:19 pm

Love them all Kara! What a beautiful girl… you captured her wonderfully.

Jenn PennOctober 21, 2008 - 9:56 pm

What a classic beauty she is! Great photos!

KristinOctober 21, 2008 - 9:53 pm

Kara…love, love, love these! Especially the 6th pic. Great work as always!

michelle nicoloffOctober 21, 2008 - 9:23 pm

Kara…love them…gorgeous! I cannot wait until you sell your actions!

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