Sometimes I wonder what keeps me from sharing images. I think it’s because I get so overwhelmed by the amount of images in my life that I can’t get myself to blog. I’m seriously trying hard to get out of that bad habit right now. It’s pretty amazing looking back at frames I took months ago and remembering being there in that moment, that small glimmer of time in life, and capturing someones family.

Family sessions hold a special place in my heart. I love the chaos, the unexpected moments, the way the little ones are crying one minute and are laughing the next as if they were never sad. Tiny humans impress and confuse me, making me really think of why we as adults don’t bounce back as fast as they do. I think we all just need to cry it out sometimes and then move on- these kids have something we can learn from.

It’s not all sunshines and rainbows on a family session but maybe that’s why I love them so- because they are always a challenge and I find myself rising to it because all I ever want to do is create great work for each family, wedding, portrait session, etc.

Every time I pick up a camera I get nervous and excited for what’s to come. Literally before every session or wedding I have little freak outs inside. “Will I do a good job?” “How will I handle the unexpected crisis that is bound to arise?” “Will I live up to expectation?” These little haunting thought bubbles are all part of the process of creating art, and as much as they stress me out, I never want them to leave. Once they leave I won’t be challenging myself anymore, and that is no good.

Taryn and Nick are two of my first family clients. Actually, funny story, I took film images of Taryn and her sister, my good friend Brittani, back in high school, so really Taryn is one of my first clients ever. I am always thrilled to be around them and she always sends me a “will you please squeeze us in for a session when you’re back home” message. It’s always a treat, Taryn, and I hope to continue to capture your family as the years fly by. I can’t believe Hattie is over a year old and now she has a little sister or brother on the way! Can’t wait to meet the next little one- you guys make a pretty dang cute baby.

:)

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Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra
Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra

Seattle Family Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebra

Doing this backwards but eventually I’ll blog Hattie’s 6 month session (and looks as though I never blogged their maternity session… see how behind I am!)

Here’s some travel dates for you if you’re wanting to set up a session with me this year in one of these cities! Shoot me an email to karen{at}karenobrist.com

March 27-29: Austin, TX

April 15-April 22: Honolulu, HI

May 8-13: Minneapolis, MN

May 22-31: New York City, NY & Boston, MA

July 26-August 9: New Zealand

August 9-10: Fiji

September 10-15: Nebraska

September 23-30: New York City/Connecticut

I still don’t know if I dreamed this past weekend or not… first destination wedding ever and man was it a good one. Nataliya and Allan had one heck of a party and I was super pumped to be there to capture it all. Thanks for flying me all the way to the Bahamas for this one, you two- it was a life changer for sure!

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Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla
Seattle Wedding Photographer, Bahamas Wedding Photographer, Atla