Sunday, August 23, 2009

{Family Photos} playing a little catch up...

I have been a bad blogger lately! The last few months have been quite busy for me, which is really great! I have been doing a lot of family shoots (which I LOVE!) and I am working on launching my "official" photo blog soon! Working towards launching has turned out to be WAY more work and WAY more time consuming than I had originally anticipated! WHEW! But, I am super giddy about the day that I get to put it out there on the world wide web! I am so thankful to be on the journey that I am on right now and can't wait to find out what is in the near future for "kara hicks photography".

First, we have Rich, Griffan and Anya! Griffan and I have been planning this session for a while, and I have been looking forward to it for a long time! This was the first time that I got to meet Rich, and only a few minutes into the shoot I saw how wonderful he is for Griffan, and he is SO great with Anya! I just think they are super adorable together! Don't you??

Griffan is holding a Freedom Stones clasp. When you book a shoot with me, you are automatically contributing to a project that is working to bring freedom to women and children caught in a web of sex and labor exploitation. Freedom Stones provide a fair and living wage to women in communities most vulnerable to trafficking, thus helping to prevent these women from having to sell their bodies or their children.
Thanks Griffan, Rich and Anya! You are helping to break a link in the chain of human slavery!

These next few images are of the Thomas Family, a very special family that I have had had the privilege of photographing before. The first time was just shortly after their youngest had been born, and this time was super special too. The Thomas' had actually bid on, and won this Family Photo Session from the "Tee Off Against Trafficking" Ebay auction that we held back in April. I was SO excited that these guys won the session, because I absolutely adore their 2 precious girls and LOVE photographing them! To say that they make me melt would be an understatement. :)
I want to thank you guys again for bidding on the TOAT Ebay auction and helping to fund programs that work to prevent the Human Trafficking of women and children!
{To learn more about the Tee Off Against Trafficking Golf Tournament as well as other East Side Women of Purpose events, go to our website by clicking HERE}

Here are a few more images of the Needham Family. The Needham's are quite special to me. They were actually my very first "paid" shoot back in November of '08. Since then, Greg and I have enjoyed getting to know this wonderful family who we now consider really great friends! Blake, however holds an extra special little place in my heart. I told Wendy that if I were 4 years old and single, I would totally marry him! :)


I also would like to thank everyone that follows my blog! I would love to have you comment and let me know who you are so that I can say hello to you! I see my visitor numbers rising, and I guess I am just curious to see if it is just my hubby that visits our site all day long?? Hehehe.

I look forward to "blog-talking" to you soon! :)


Kayla said...

It's not just your hubby checking out your blog. I love to look at your photos...and frequently brag to everyone I know about my awesome photographer friend Kara.

Ashley Schrage said...

still stopping by from time to time! you're doing a great job! :)