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Client Reviews

"Kara is great to work with. We did a multi-generational photoshoot with lots of grandkids. Kara was so patient as we wrangled all the kids to the various shots and a complete hoot as she coaxed smiles out of all the little ones--and big ones, too! Our pictures turned out beautiful. The perfect gift for my mom's 80th birthday."

- Stephanie, Client since 2023

"Kara Powell is a fantastic family photographer who captures beautiful images while keeping it fun for everybody! She's very patient with children (and pets, too!) She has great ideas and is a good listener as well. Every time we do a session with her, I end up with a new "favorite family picture"! Thank you Kara!"

- Darcy, Client since 2015

"Kara is awesome! She is fun to work with and produces excellent pictures! We have had a large family photo session with her and returned for senior pictures. Highly recommend!"

-Elissa, Client Since 2021

"Kara, I just wanted to thank you again- I had unpacked the gallery wrapped canvases and put them up and they are so beautiful. They make me so happy every morning that I walk by them. Thanks again for making family photos such a great experience."

- Brianna, Client since 2022

"Kara took our first family photo session as a family of 4 (3 year old and 12 year old kids) outdoors at a family park. I should characterize that my 3 year old isn't easily amused with posing or holding still for anything. All that being the run-up to our session, Kara did an outstanding job with the family. We loved the photos she took. She kept the 3 year old engaged and involved in participating in many different styles of pictures. This was an impressive feat given that we also had other pictures that didn't always include her (couple, father-son picture, mother-son picture). I'm not a photographer, but I am aware that post-production is a significant bit of work to do well, and I found that the work was really good. We bought 3 canvas prints that are in our house, and we all really like the quality of the canvas and also the pictures themselves. She does great work!"

- Steven Powell, client since 2021

"Kara Powell has been our photographer for 10 years and has truly become an extended member of our family. I met Kara when I was trying to schedule a surprise session for my parents. That year my family was scattered across the globe and for the one day that we were able to come together, Kara took the first photos that my family had in 25 years—since my brother was in diapers! A few years later when my husband and I were expecting we called Kara again to capture maternity and newborn pictures. It has become an annual tradition to plan epic photo sessions for my son’s birthday. Real trains, airplanes, race cars, construction equipment, yachts—each year we try to outdo the previous year and Kara delivers every single time. We are so happy to have found Kara and hope that you invite her to become part of your family too."

- Kellie Smith, Client since 2014

"Kara is amazing! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. She is awesome to work with! Her incredible talent speaks for itself as soon as you see her work. She is professional, thorough, and exceeds expectations. She is kind, patient, and understanding - especially with small children. She impressed me with her ability to capture so many priceless images of my toddler, and special moments of us together, while we were constantly on the go during our session. I could not be happier with how everything turned out. I look forward to our next adventure with Kara! :)"

- Brittany, Client since 2021

"We were introduced to Kara Powell Photography back in 2011 and fell in love! From Kara’s down to earth and kind personality to her AMAZING Talent. Her attention to detail and her ability to bring whatever your vision (trust me, I’ve had quite a few “Visions” for my shoots! Lol) you have to life. I also have to mention her assistant Jenna who is also super sweet and attentive! These ladies display professionalism and expertise in their craft. I will always recommend Kara Powell Photography and I’m forever grateful for the beautiful memories she’s been able to capture for my family and I, from holiday portraits, to birthday parties, anniversary portraits and “Mommy and Me” photos we’ve just about done it all and love them all! She’s like family now!"

♥️ The Washingtons, Clients since 2011

"We’ve had wonderful experiences with Kara! She makes my kids laugh and we all genuinely enjoy her company! The sessions are the perfect combination of lifestyle and posed. I love knowing that if I book our family pictures with Kara we will definitely get some amazing family photos to cherish forever!"

– Johnalyn, Client since 2017

"We had a great experience with Kara! She was very responsive and helped answer all our questions before we booked so we knew exactly what we were buying. She was willing to go to Galveston for our shoot and was able to incorporate our pug and a couple of momentos we brought with us as well. I really appreciated the sneak peek and I know family who saw it too did as well. We can't wait for our next shoot with her! Shout-out to her wonderful assistant as well who watched our pug so hubby and I could get a few shots of us together!"


-Serita, Client since 2022

"We have used Kara Powell Photography for all our family portraits, so when I became a grandmother for the first time, it was a no brainer to use Kara Powell Photography for Zain's first portraits. I knew that I would receive quality and professional portraits. It was another amazing trait that Kara has, she was able to capture the most precious moments of Zain, the way she was able to position him and capture the moment quickly was perfect. Once again she gave us picture perfect."

- Trenessa, Client since 2014

"Kara is amazing!!! We continue to work with her for all of our family photo sessions because she never disappoints and her work is beautiful! She is wonderful, fun, kind, patient, and deals with our rambunctious toddler like a saint! I never understand how she can take our chaotic family sessions and turn them into incredible photos. She puts everyone at ease and makes the photo sessions fun! She always captures our family in the best way and creates memories for us to cherish forever! I truly cannot recommend her enough!"

-Kendall, client since 2015

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