Vacation treated us well! I think it’s safe to say my boys love a beach vacation as much as the rest of their family. We had such a great week filled with a lot of outside time and cousins.
I really love sunflowers. I really do. I really love my baby girls. I really do. And just like you I don't get my picture taken with them very often so when I do, it's a real treat for me. They are my everything and I want them to know and see that I loved them and adored them.
It was a long summer and my first with two little ones at home all day everyday. I learned and grew a lot with managing well, my life, and trying to keep kids entertained or else pulled my hair out. Many days were spent on a low grade energy level. I admit, I just can't go go go all the time. I had a lot of sessions too, especially newborns this summer. I am still trying to catch up on editing and get back to a place that feels good time wise. But I am thankful for my business and the experiences I got to have with it.
I'm so thankful that the amazingly talented photographer Taylor at @wyattandquinnphoto
Photo Co. captured these images for me and I loved hanging out with her during our visit to the sunflower field. Check out her work!
Edited by me, with permission. Kayla Shay
I love to celebrate Moms, so for Mother’s Day I did a session giveaway and this beautiful duo won. There was so many amazing moments captured between them. In the end, I was left with something invaluable as well.
I’ve been struggling with incorporating exercise since I’ve become a mother. It’s important to me, but the crazy kiddo schedules and sleep deprivation, have seriously kicked my butt. I’ve been slowly getting back at it but the comparison game I was playing in my head was getting the best of me. I wasn’t comparing myself to other people, but comparing myself to me. A former me. A different me. A non-parent me. A me that no longer existed. A me that was previously a gym rat, so I was becoming frustrated when I couldn’t run as far or as fast as I use to. I was expressing this to my client’s husband as he is a running coach and has a pod cast called Diz Runs Radio and he said this is something he hears often. People comparing themselves to where they use to be instead of looking at where they are now and improving their present state. This shift in thinking has been paramount to me moving forward with my relationship with exercise. Thanks @dizruns
for our chat ... it has helped tremendously! Anyone else struggle with the comparison game?
Why are school photos important to me? Every mother deserves a portrait of their child. School photos were always hung in our house ... who else has picture frames with tiny circles of all of their grade school photos displayed? 🙋🏻♀️ And not everyone has the budget to spend on photography sessions throughout the year. I totally understand that. With mini school portrait sessions, I’m providing an affordable way to get your kids in front of my camera. No props, no crazy-busy backgrounds, no distractions. Just your amazingly cute children and their personality shining through. Feel free to send me questions, I’m always here to answer. Link to sign up in profile - www.karralynnphotography.com/signup
I wanted to share one of my favorite blog posts again. Step-by-step on what to expect during a photography session with me. Link to blog in profile. Enjoy, xo!
tell me one reason that’s stopping you from scheduling family photos (with any photographer!)
As a kid I remember summers felt like they went on forever! Now with my own son I feel like they just fly by and when I stop to think I only have eleven more summers before he leaves for college...I just can't. So instead I have been trying to appreciate the time I do get with him, enjoy the slow moments, not worry as much about bedtime. He’ll often ask hopefully, “Can we play together?!” Watching him explore the things he loves with so much passion makes me so happy for him. His first summer of swim team was one of those things. It's the one summer activity he really wanted to do and he was so dedicated! Practice was one hour every weekday for eight weeks, plus a handful of swim meets (in addition to tennis 3x a week). Now I could post a photo of him at one of those meets, but instead I want to share this photo of him SO ready for practice he put on his new goggles for breakfast!
Tell me what you do to make the most of summer with your kids? Is it a family vacation? Bike rides? A sprinkler in the backyard? Walks to the library? I’d love to hear how you cherish your time with your kids. All they really want is time with you!
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Shared the most amazing day with these two gorgeous humans last Friday. I am honored and humbled to document days like these for my clients! View my Sneak Peak images on the blog. Link in profile 👆🏻
mama & her sweet little girl 💓
Giggles for daaaayyyys, enjoying the cold air and sunshine @conondalestation.
Perfect family getaway 😍
I do this every now and again, and it’s always a challenge to introduce myself for the first time to those of you who are new around here, while still sharing something unfamiliar with those who’ve known me a while. Funny thing about me, though, I’m always up for a challenge! So... hi!🙋🏼 I’m Christine but anyone that knew me in college calls me Kitchen, or Kitch. Sounds like a strange nickname but it's my maiden name [now my middle name- anyone else do that when you got married?] and in my opinion the greatest last name EVER!😎 ⠀
I’m a family photographer 📷in San Diego🌴, and I pinch myself because this is what I declared I wanted to be way back in 2nd grade.💚⠀
I’m passionate about what I do because photographs are visual memories, and the only real way to freeze time. ⠀
I never take for granted the health of my family members. 💙❤️
A perfect day for me always includes time with my family👨👩👦👦, sunshine☀, my camera within arms reach👉🏻📷, and lots of laughing😂. ⠀
I can’t go more than a few hours without feeling little arms wrapped around me🤗. ⠀
If I were confined to eating a single item of food for the rest of my life it would be tacos🌮. ⠀
The last movie I saw in the theatre was Christopher Robin—[SO. cute, I might have shed a tear or two😭. ⠀
Nice to meet ya! Now who are YOU?- Double points if you tell me your nickname! 😻⠀
beautiful mama & her baby ❤️
I love colors and I love this incredible family! How amazing is this...they lived in Haiti, now they are onto North Africa! How incredible for their children to have those experiences, I look up to those who live adventurously with their family. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done with your family?
Check out those chubby fingers and cheeks 😍😍
They will hold your hand for the rest of your life little one...
"If you are serious about changing your life, you'll find a way. If you're not, you'll find an excuse" You are a Baddass with Jen Sincero at the Power of Success conference
What I do:
Because it's important. It's important to have your family documented. It's important to have these photos to show your little ones how much you adored them, what you looked like when you carried them around at 6 months, how they smiled when dad made them laugh. It's all important. Think about those photos of when you were little. The one where your mom is holding you and you fit into her arms and you love seeing her at that age, with you - at the age you are now.
The four types of sessions I do, I choose to do because they speak to me, they fill up my cup and squeeze my heart. I love photographing my newborns first born in the hospital or in-home where they are, where they are being cared for and adored hour after hour while you haven't showered in like 48 hours. I love photographing my families outdoors, in golden sun using all the tricks I know to give amazing images that show how sweet and amazing your family is and your love is for each other.
It's not just a photography hobby, it's a thing I do because I know it's gonna make some hearts melt, it's gonna capture everlasting memories and gonna give me a artistic creative joy that keeps me going.
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Hi! It’s me ⬆️ Random fact Friday!
📝 I’m a CPA. But please don’t ask me to do your taxes; I don’t even do my own 🤷🏻♀️
📺 I watch a lot of trashy reality TV. Kardashians? Yup. Jersey Shore? Duh. Real Housewives of *anywhere*? Obviously.
📚 I attended IU for one year. I was so homesick I basically begged my mom to come home a week into my 2nd semester. I ended up finishing the year in Indiana and blame that beautiful place for my online shopping habit.
➡️ Your turn! Tell me one thing about you!
to purple hair and bangs! 💃. And that time i decided i was ready to jump in and take on this photography business of mine. Every day is a battle of ups and downs, every day i question if im making the right decisions for my business, myself and most importantly my little family. Many days are not all butterflies and i look to my #tribe
to get me through. But other days i get a rush of adrenaline thinking about my little nikon d3100 that started it all-investing in my first 35mm lens to finally achieve that beautiful #bokeh
i always wanted. Setbacks are going to happen-and grumpy days (sorry @kirkgnomics
!!! 😘). But im trying [really hard!] to not let them cloud how far i’ve come. Every day is a new day and im determined to be grateful and happy for every step along the way.
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Every August starts off a little rough because these beautiful people leave San Diego and head back to the surface of the sun (Arizona). 🔥🌵☀️I reeeeally like having my bestie around for two months in the summer. We have beach 🌊days, dinner dates🍣, and she keeps me laughing and enjoying life👯♀️. It’s an added bonus that my kids love hers and are as excited as I am to hang out with them😻. ⠀
So yeah, I’m going through withdrawals over here. 😥But at least she lets me photograph her gorgeous family every year📷💚. It’s not weird if I make prints of her family to wallpaper my house, right?? 🤔🤷🏼♀️It’s the only thing I can think of to ease the pain. 😹
As much as I love coordinating and stylizing photo sessions, I also love to document the everyday. There is an inherent beauty in day-to-day routines that make up part of our family story. On the blog today, I've outlined the 5C's to document your family story. I'd love it if you left a comment to let me know what you think or simply that you've stopped by. Link in bio.
how is summer almost over? what’s been your favorite moment so far? xo