{fantastic finale to my 2008 sessions}

Whew…my 2008 photo sessions are officially done!!  Now….. I have a ton of orders to process and packaging to do but after that, I can breathe and enjoy a little bit of time just before the holidays!   This last session was so fun, another session I didn’t want to end (so many ideas, so little time).  I photographed Hayden last year, but this year I got his parents in on the session!  I love it when clients let me go with my vision. Thankfully, 99% of my clients let me run with my ideas & vision for the session and this family was no exception.   They were awesome to photograph - a gorgeous family.   I couldn’t decide what images to post so I’m posting a bunch.   Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

Below:  faded yesterday conversion

Below – Vintage B&W

I can’t help but admit that I LOVE the two pictures below.  I asked Kate and Chad to kiss (PG) and here’s Hayden’s reaction….

by Kara

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Lori GordonDecember 16, 2008 - 10:09 am

Wow, these are great. I love the polaroid idea!

Very cute family and you captured them beautifully.

Enjoy your time off, Kara. I’m finally getting some downtime so I can do some blog stalking :)

Michelle WellsDecember 15, 2008 - 2:20 am

These are wonderful, real images. The lighting and processing are beautiful and it looks like you had the perfect little “model”.

CyndiDecember 10, 2008 - 7:04 am

Love them all! The little guy on the car and then leaning against Mom & Dad, awesome!

Elizabeth GlassDecember 8, 2008 - 11:51 pm

Holy cow, can you ever see the light! Beautiful portraits. I bet mom and dad are going to love them.

LaurelDecember 3, 2008 - 11:11 pm

Stalking by… I mean stopping by again! YOU ARE A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!!!!! I’m digging the polaroid shots. Is that how you did that? I have to know. I’ve seen a few other people do it too! YOU ROCK!!!!

Lisa LenderinkDecember 3, 2008 - 12:08 am

What a beautiful family. You can tell that
you have that touch with your clients that puts
them at ease so that you can capture the essence
of who they really are.

Love em’ Have a WONDERFUL Christmas with
your family~

sharonDecember 2, 2008 - 11:09 pm

What a great way to end the year! These are fantastic as usual! Love them all, esp. the last 2.

ohana photographers - david & kimi bDecember 2, 2008 - 10:00 pm

oh kara absolutely as always! i’m in love with the 5th image from the bottom!

JenniferDecember 2, 2008 - 9:05 pm

wow these are absolutely amazing, beautifully done and what a gorgeous family, love the little boys reaction too funny and cute! Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family.

melissaDecember 2, 2008 - 8:04 pm

Thanks for taking time to visit me again. I always look forward to hearing from you. Such a huge inspiration, you’re amazing! About your questions, yes I did use my 100mm macro lens on the water jug and ring shot. Thanks for the compliments. And now about Twilight, WHOOHOO, you’ll totally love all four books! They are amazing. I was alittle disappointed in the movie. Edward was NOT how I imagined him to be, but that being said that movie wasn’t that bad. I can’t wait for New Moon go come out now! Teehee, have fun reading. I’ll probably end up reading the books again! aw….

elizabethDecember 2, 2008 - 7:40 pm

Kara…. girl these are wonderful I love the first ones with the polaroids.. so cool

kelli :)December 2, 2008 - 6:53 pm

ohh this session is fantastic! love the location….and how sharp your pictures are! Very cool!

Leslie JohannesburgDecember 2, 2008 - 5:55 pm

**gasp** oh my, these are absolutely stunning!!! We live in NJ and I would love to make a trip down south to see you and have you photograph my family. Maybe we can meet in Charleston – is that near you? I’ll come to you regardless. Oh I can’t wait!!!!!

Natasha WhiteleyDecember 2, 2008 - 5:31 pm

beautiful, as always!!!
i *love* the one of the boy on the truck, he looks like he OWNS it!! love it!
awesome work!

Tara StatonDecember 2, 2008 - 2:49 pm

Love these! The kissing one is too cute!

jeanaDecember 2, 2008 - 11:08 am

Perfection! I love your style, colors, just everything! Amazing!

Kara MayDecember 1, 2008 - 11:33 pm

Oops I forgot to answer the question about actions and mentoring. Right now I’m not offering these but in the future I’d like to do one if not both of these. Stay tuned for updates. Thanks for asking and feel free to e-mail as well any time kara@karamayphotography.com :)

Kara MayDecember 1, 2008 - 5:14 pm

Wow, I really believe I have the best blog commenters (is that a word?)!!! I love your comments and e-mails – it all really keeps me going when I know others enjoy my work. Thank you!!! This session was sooooo fun!! Hayden is a little cutie and such a great model.
Thanks again for stopping by and commenting!!

Vintage Chic Arts & DesignsDecember 1, 2008 - 5:10 pm

Kara I’ve been a blog stalker of yours for a while now. You amaze and inspire me and I know you do the same for so many others. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your true talent, it really is such a gift!
Lacey – Vintage Chic Arts & Designs

Kate O'NeilDecember 1, 2008 - 5:05 pm

Okay, you’re doing it again…every post is freakin unbelievable. Where do you find these beautiful people and how do you come up with such amazing ideas. I’m dying over these? And are your actions for sale? Oh and are you mentoring yet? And are you traveling the globe yet to do sessions and amaze us all with your talent? Yes, too many questions – but seriously I’m dying here. Mentor help please!!

KristinNovember 30, 2008 - 7:43 am

AMAZING pictures! I don’t know how they will decide!! :)

stephanieNovember 29, 2008 - 9:18 pm

Kara…These are GREAT…I know Kate and Chad will be pleased. I love Hayden’s funny faces.

MegNovember 29, 2008 - 8:39 pm

I love the pictures.

HelenNovember 29, 2008 - 2:46 am

Gorgeous shots Kara… Love that old car

VanessaNovember 28, 2008 - 2:20 pm

Kara these are fantabulous! :) I love the one with mom and dad hugging and the little boy is leaning on dad’s legs!! LOVE IT

JamieNovember 28, 2008 - 2:12 pm

*gasp* I’m speechless.
These are incredible Kara!!!! But I wouldn’t expect anything less from you. Wow, each picture tells a story and I love the stories they are telling.

melissaNovember 28, 2008 - 11:04 am

Wow, that little guy’s quite the model! So cute and I LOVE his expression when his parents are kissing behind him. Great job Kara!

TanyaNovember 28, 2008 - 4:30 am

Kara you’ve really outdone yourself this time!!!! Definitely a fantastic way to end your sessions for 2008!! They are going to LOVE them!! I would have such a hard time picking a fav. but the first one on the steps & the last one.. wow!!

Tarah HallNovember 27, 2008 - 10:19 pm


Nicole GatzersonNovember 27, 2008 - 10:12 pm

Kara these are freaking AMAZING!!!!!! WOWZERS serious love your work. You have so much variety!! I love that one of the little boy laughing while his parents are kissing in the background. These are all perfection!!

april toddNovember 27, 2008 - 10:07 pm

The pics are awesome, as usual! Congrats!!! Now relax, and enjoy your holiday! :)

KristinNovember 27, 2008 - 8:50 pm

These are fantastic! Great work :)

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