Portraits That Capture Personality

I remember what it felt like when I had school photos taken. I hated the fact that I had so little time, but also could not wait to get out of that chair. I had to sit so stiffly, and my hair had to be just right but I was too young to really know what that meant so it wasn't. I remember one year the photographer parted mine right down the middle and I looked ridiculous. It is still in my childhood photo album.

The portraits you have taken in my studio are SO different. We discuss wardrobe, hair and make up. You're prepared so there are so surprises, but also have time to ensure you look your best. Once we begin, you basically just sit, talk, play games, read stories, and take time to be together, as a family. That's it. We're not rushed but that's when the best photographs happen!

Personalities shine through and we create real connection, moments and memories.

It's a huge part of why I love what I do. And you'll see it come through in every one of these images. She went from happiness to wonder, then sadness and back to happiness again. Babies are so unpredictable, and I love photographing all those sweet expressions.

In December and January I ran a Mama & Baby Giveaway. These lucky winners, Amanda, Dave & little Emelia took home a prize worth $1,100! It was such a pleasure to work with them, providing them with a custom baby & family session as well as a whole bunch of great mama & baby gifts. Here's a peek at the images they received. Emelia is such a ray of sunshine. Enjoy her expressions, some insight into who she is, and to who she'll be. Someday. xo


"Karen was great to work with from the moment we arrived. She was so welcoming and her studio was absolutely beautiful. I love how personal she is and how casual her photography style is. She captured us in the moment as a new little family and we will have keepsakes of this special time to cherish always." -Amanda Moore