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Photography Suggestions

As a photographer, I get asked a lot what I would suggest for clients. Whether it be for themselves, their kids, etc. So I thought I would put them all together so you guys can read at your leisure. Now these will change over time, as new and fun things come out all the time....

When you grow up

What do you want to be when you grow up? Some know this about me; some don’t. I always wanted to be a teacher. I used to skip recess and help the teachers. Even worked during the summers helping all of my mom’s teacher friends. It was amazing. Sorting books, cleaning desks, etc. I loved...

I’m Kara

It’s almost May; half way through the year. So I thought I would say hi and introduce myself for those of you that are new. I’m Kara. Owner of Kara Powell Photography. So if you have any questions or just want to say hi, please do! I love to chat and get cupcakes. This started...

Location Scouting

Top 3 things that make a location amazing 1. Light. This is my top things every single time. The light has to have a filter. Like a tree line. 2. Safety. It has to have a safe place for the family to play, run, be a family. Most of my clients have young kids. So...

Branding Photographer

Have you been missing all of the branding and headshot information? It moved to our new site. You can find it on @headshotsbykara or Headshots by Kara Lots of information over there. Join us! Are you looking for a branding photographer? You have come to the right place? Drop me a line and let’s talk. Or call...

Photo Tips – Bokeh

Let’s talk about how to get that beautiful blur in the background of a photo. That blur is called bokeh.  Bokeh is the byproduct of a lens’ various properties, including aperture, and focal length. Good bokeh is important for large aperture lenses, macro lenses, and long telephoto lenses. These lenses all need to obtain shallow...

Mom, You’re Amazing

You probably need to hear this if you are a busy working mom. You are doing an amazing job. One bad day does not make you a bad mom, only human. Today and every day you are enough. You love your children even on the days you don’t feel much love. You will bend so...

Development Strategies to use in photography

These two early child development strategies I use these pretty much on every session. Most kids never notice. And even some dads. Because I have two degrees in education, I have all kinds of tricks like this. Modeling is one. It works like a charm. Show them what you want them to do. Model the...

Neutral Kid Toys

Have you ever done a photo session with your child or grandchild and they brought their favorite toy into the session? It is probably the bright yellow/pink elephant that doesn’t match anything. Or the horrible multicolored thing you hate. We have all been there. It is their favorite, but it looks awful in the photos....

Busy Mom iPhone apps

Three tools I use everyday as a busy mom? You probably use them too. 1. Timers and reminders through Alexa 2. Notepad on my phone – couldn’t live without it 3. Google calendar and google docs – Amazing! The whole Google suite of products. And a bonus – caffeine. You know…. We do what we...

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