Houston TX family of three at the Houston Zoo

"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!"

Kelly, Client since 2011

Katy TX family of four in the Huntsville State forest

"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

Conroe TX family with older teens at Fernland

“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

Katy TX family of four at Tomball historical park

“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

Woodlands TX couple with dog and their fully restored Model T in East Shore

"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

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