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Author Archives: Kara Powell Photography

Photo Tips – Exposure

We are going to start a new series to help you get better images when you are taking photographs. Here are the only 5 things you need to know to get better images… In each of the next five tips blog posts we will go into more depth about one of them. So let’s get...

Kara’s Moving Favorites

If you know me and my crazy family. You know that we move a lot. And by a lot I mean every 5-8 years or so. We like to find new houses and upgrade. I wish that meant we didn’t have a lot of stuff to move. It doesn’t. We have a LOT. So we...

Kara’s favorite things

It is kinda like Oprah’s favorite things, but I am no where near Oprah. But I love to share some of my favorite finds from Amazon lately. Just in case you don’t know about them yet. I love to shop online. (Why put on clothes and go out!) Especially when I am swamped taking family...

Nixplay Digital Picture Frame

If you are anything like me, you have a ton of digital images and don’t know what to do with them. One of the very best purchase I have ever made from Amazon was a Nixplay digital frame. I have now bought 3 of them. And I absolutely love them. The larger the better, because...

Photo Tips – Summertime Sessions

This month we’re going to chat about the best places to do a summertime photo session. There are lots of options when it comes to looking for session ideas and locations in the summer. A great place to start is your own back yard! That way you can come and go from the cool inside...

Dogs Run the Household

I internally giggle when I take family photos with fur babies. The parents always think they are in change; but we all know who really is in charge. At my house my cat runs everything. Who runs the household at your home?

15 years ago

When I started this journey 15 years ago, I had no clue what an adventure it would be. I had no idea I would grow so much, meet so many people, learn a ton about business, taxes and things NOT photography related, and still be doing this 15 years later. I just wanted to have...

Senior Boy Portraits

Looking for a last minute senior session? I’ve got you. Has your senior boy allowed you 10 minutes to snag those senior photos – give me a call. I can get a lot done in 10 minutes. I have a teen boy of my own. Everyone wins. Are you looking for a senior photographer? You...

Photo Tips – Hair and makeup for sessions

Lately we have had a lot of questions about having hair and makeup done for sessions. We have worked with many makeup artists over the years, so we have plenty of recommendations if you would like one. All of the hair and makeup artists we recommend have experience with how photography affects makeup.  It is...

Joyful Moments

When clients ask me what my style is? Or how would I describe my photography to you in three words? Joyful, classic and colorful I love to capture the in-between moments for you; which are usually filled with emotion and joy. These images will stand the test of time. No crazy filters or photoshop techniques...

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