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  • WELCOME!

    I am so glad you stopped by my blog! Either your first visit or your hundreth, this is where you can get to know me on a more personal level, find out what my two wonderfully crazy kids are doing, see my most recent sessions, and get first access to any specials or events going on!

    So take a break from stressful work or hyper children (you know you want to) and unwind a bit with me!

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Changes. Where to go from here. | Dallas Children and Family Photographer

When I started my photography business we had just moved to Dallas, and I had one little 2 year old…

Newsflash! I now have three kids.  And that two year old is six.

My business has grown so much, as has my skills as a photographer, entrepreneur, and even mother.  My greatest roll has always been and will always be mother.

So in light of this new addition we have added to our family, and my ever limited resource of time, I have decided to devote the very best of my energy and days to my children and family.  Which means my business has got to shift gears a little bit.

I will no longer be offering in-home Image Premieres (so long, yummy desserts!).  Customized gift prints, large wall canvases, and mini-accordion albums will still be available to those who are interested in these high quality products.  Though my main focus will be in providing my clients with a disc of their high resolution images.

If you have any questions about these new changes, or to book your fall session, please just shoot me an e-mail!

And in the mean time, you better believe this new little girl is being showered with love…and stuffed animals.

With much love and thanks,

Kalli

 

I had a baby! | Dallas Children and Newborn Photographer

Nine months is a long, hard road to walk when you are carrying an ever growing child inside of you.  But oh, is it so worth it!

Archer Anne Barker was born on June 19, 2013 at 5:45pm.  She was a whopping 9 lbs, but bringing her into this world could not have gone better.  Now that she is here in our home, surrounded by two loving parents and a crazy in love older sister and brother, we are exhaustedly on cloud 9!

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Mardi - Oh how precious!

Wind-blown | Dallas Children’s Photographer

Though the wind could have ruined this session, I decided to embrace the “wind-blown” look.  I took Mackay out for some birthday pictures (a few months back) and cannot believe she is 6 years old!  This little girl could not be full of more attitude.  As soon as we got to the location (that I picked out), she had different ideas.  “I was actually wanting something with taller grass.”  Or “I don’t like these trees here.”  I had no idea she would have cared or had an input, but looking back–of course she had ideas of her own!  This whole session (with my pregnant belly in tow) was full of me saying things like, “Stop posing yourself!”  “Let me tell you how to do it!” And, “Can you jut your hips out any further?!”  But she knew what she was doing, or so she thought.  I just needed to click away with the shutter button and let her work her own magic.
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A field and a settee. | Dallas Children and Family Photographer

I had so much fun with this family!  Mom had the wonderful idea of a green velvet settee in a field.  She found the settee, we found the field together, and it all worked so perfectly!  Everything from the location to the props to the outfits to their attitudes was perfect.  I couldn’t have imagined a better family to work with!  And the fact that they had FIVE kids (I came from a family of five, that’s not chaotic, right?) just added to the fun.  And for this photoshoot they were celebrating their baby turning ONE!  What a big and exciting age!
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Where did the blue bonnets go? | Dallas Childrens Photographer

Is it just me, or did this seem to be the season of no blue bonnets?  I did see them come out at the end of April, FINALLY, but nothing like in years past.  Here’s to hoping for a more bountiful blue bonnet season next year!  Of course this family wanted blue bonnet pictures this year, which normally wouldn’t have been a problem!  We pushed back our date once, but decided not to again when we still weren’t seeing the beautiful flowers line the highways.  We were able to photograph in a beautiful (bonnet-less) field, and I absolutely LOVE how the images turned out!  Sometimes things not working according to plan yields the best results, don’t you think?

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