Houston TX family of three at the Houston Zoo

"Kara Powell is the nicest most genuine down to earth soul I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She is extremely talented and always gets the perfect shots.


My family has been using Kara for several years to help us capture life long memories. There has not been a shoot yet that I can just pick a handful of photos because every single photo captures true smiles, laughter, beauty and life long memories. Even if it’s that silly look from your 5 year old that cracked everyone up but was only a few second pose. I always cross my fingers in hopes by chance Kara was able to capture it. And every single time she blows me away with the shots she captured.


They are never posed or awkward. Our children have an absolute blast at every session and also want to go back. Her team makes it fun and takes the stress out of everything. If you are looking to capture life long memories I promise you will never regret using Kara Powell Photography they are hands down the best in the business."

Amanda, Client since 2015

"Kara has been taking pictures for our family for nine years! Each and every session has been a unique experience and has resulted in treasured images that we could never hope to capture ourselves. Kara takes the time to collaborate and customize each experience.


My parents, siblings and I traveled from Cyprus, Australia, and Louisiana to take our first family pictures in 25 years with Kara. When my husband and I learned that we were expecting we took our maternity and newborn pictures with Kara. Our son’s annual birthday picture sessions have become something of a legend—he’s taken pictures on a train, in a private airplane, in Maclaren cars, on construction equipment. We were transferred on business assignments to Canada in 2019, and we traveled back to Houston specifically to take our family and Santa sessions with Kara.


That is how much we appreciate Kara. We’ve shared our ideas, wishes, hopes, and Kara has made these sessions all we could ask for and more!"

Kellie, Client since 2011

"Kara has been our photographer for 3 years now and no matter the issue whether it’s a crying infant, pouting toddler, rain or shine she always delivers. It must be the “Mom” in her because she always finds a way to capture the best images of our family. She’s so accommodating and super involved from the beginning. She makes a very stressful process/event easy and fun. We love her and always look forward to our sessions and time together.”

Taiz, Client since 2017

"Kara immediately made my husband and me feel relaxed from the first moment of our photo session. Kara listened to what we wanted and added some great suggestions. I can't say enough about Kara Powell Photography. Kara was professional and had some great ideas for our photo session. I love Kara Powell Photography for it's quality and professionalism. But most of all, because Kara made our photo session fun, and we now have some fabulous photos."

Kathleen, Client since 2020

"I cannot recommend Kara enough! She always captures our family in the best way and provides us photos and memories to cherish forever. She is flexible, easy to work with, fun, great with kids, pets and husbands, and puts everyone at ease. We have used her exclusively for all major photo milestones and have never been anything other than 100% satisfied and thrilled with the photographs. She is amazing!"

Kendall, Client since 2015

"In a world of camera phones to appease our need for “instant gratification“, there is still nothing better than a quality, professional photograph. Kara Powell of Kara Powell Photography is so easy to work with, flexible and she inserts a lot of creative collaboration that results in great photographs that you can’t wait to frame! You will ultimately end up scheduling her for all of your special events."

George & Kristi, clients since 2019

"Kara has held several sessions for myself and my business photos. She’s always been professional, timely, responded with amazing photos and lots of options! She’s got a great eye and is a true professional and will be our go to photographer for years to come!"

haley, client since 2018

"Kara is a fantastic photographer and she is awesome to work with. We are delighted with the family pictures she took of us especially our boys. She is very professional and has brilliant way of working with children. The entire experience was very relaxed and resulted in great, high quality shots."

Minnie, Client since 2020

“I had never had professional pictures done and felt it was time to get them done with my oldest graduating high school and the recent loss of my mom. After looking at several photographers and their work I decided on Kara. I’m so glad that I did. Kara made the process so easy. She was so helpful and patient. She communicated with me throughout the process and explained how everything would work during each step. She made sure to really get a feel of our family dynamic and how we operate to put together the perfect session for our family. I would even send her pictures of our clothing choices until we put together the perfect combination.


During our shoot she was amazing at choosing locations, lighting and just capturing the love of our family. She made sure we were completely happy with the session before we called it a day.


Our session was amazing and I have never been happier with a service! I honestly had tears just looking at all of the amazing images she captured. I would recommend, and have recommended, Kara to many people. Everyone who has had the pleasure of viewing our images from our sessions has been amazed with them and I have received so many compliments. We will be clients of Kara for life!”

Casey, Client since 2019

“What is it like to do a session with Kara? Well first of all, she always provides many ideas and options for location. Or if it is in her studio, her house is beautiful and quick easy trip to get to her house. She always sends reminders so that there is no confusion on times and locations. She even sends wardrobe ideas for the session. She is always punctual and comes well prepared.


In her bag is always props, blankets, sometimes candy for when kids need a little reward or reinforcement to behave or smile. She is patient and friendly and works well with the younger ones. The lighting is always perfect as she knows the best times of the day for natural sunlight.


She often brings along her side kick Jenna to catch footage of the photo shoot which is my favorite part. Kara has a distinct style and she is always coming up with new ideas and products. I never feel rushed or awkward during our sessions. Each session, especially the Santa one, is always creative and comes with extras like cookies and goodie bags. We are so glad we found Kara almost 6 years ago!”

Mandi, Client since 2014

"We just love Kara. She has taken all of the newborn and milestone pictures of our two girls and is now starting with our son. Always get the BEST pictures and she will spend as much time and do whatever it takes to get the perfect picture! She will be our family photographer for life!"

Josh, client since 2017

"Paul and I fell in love with Kara Powell when she came to our home to do our photo shoot for the East Shore magazine “Life Along the Shore!” She made us feel relaxed and at ease during our whole session. Even our six month old puppy, Louie, fell in love with Kara, and posed just the way she wanted him to in all her photos. All of the pictures she took that day turned out beautiful. Kara is an excellent photographer, along with being a lovely person."

- Cheryl & Paul, clients since 2018

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