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    Welcome to my new blog for Photography by Kari!!! This is the place where you will see my latest work, fun contests, specials, and happenings in my life. Have a look around. If you like what you see, I would love for you to leave a comment or two!

    Just a little bit about me. I'm a Southeast Minnesota based photographer specializing in family, children, and senior photography. I have always enjoyed taking pictures and valued documenting my family's life with photographs and scrapbooks. In 2005, I turned my passion for photography into a profession. I am enjoying every minute of it! I am so thankful that I get to spend time with wonderful people and get to do something I love while capturing memories for my clients at all stages of their lives.

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Beautiful Newborn Girl {SE MN Newborn Portrait Photographer}

As a newborn photographer I ask parents what colors or themes they would like to incorporate into their sessions. Colors they may be decorating the nursery with, or colors they may use in their homes. This session was creams, pinks, mauves hints of a  little gold,a llama and vintage feminity is what her parents asked for. I couldn’t wait to use the beautiful items I had been gathering for this beautiful newborn girl’s session in these colors. The flower hair bows and lace onsie added just the right hint of feminity.   I hope you enjoy these sneak peeks as much as I love the entire session. 

Newborn Girl {SE MN Newborn Portrait Photographer}

We have kicked off our June and July with lots of newborn sessions! And I LOVE it!!!

Here’s one of our June newborns. How gorgeous is this little Miss?! I absolutely adore baby B. She is the sweetest dream baby ever. Here are some of her adorable images.

Now Booking Class of 2019 {SE MN Senior Portrait Photographer}

I want to take a minute to wish all of these 2018 GRADS a big, heartfelt congratulations! It was truly an amazing experience having each of you in front of my camera for your senior sessions.  Hats of to you and thank you for choosing Photography by Kari. 

It’s now time to welcome the Class of 2019 to their Senior year. Who wants to get a jump start on their Senior year? A frequent question asked by parents of upcoming High School Seniors is WHEN should their son or daughter schedule their Senior portrait session for. The majority of the Seniors I work with are photographed the summer/fall prior to the start of their Senior year. From previous experience your  Senior year is often a busy one! For those students active in sports, band, choir, etc. it can be difficult to schedule your Senior’s portrait session between practices, games, and performances once the school year is in session. I strongly encourage Senior families to consider scheduling a 2018 summer session for their 2019 High School Senior. In doing so, you can breathe a little easier knowing you already have one task checked off that “To Do” list that comes along with the Senior year experience.

I am excited to announce that my Summer 2018 calendar is now open for scheduling!   To see more of our senior sessions, click on the  “categories” tab and then click “senior”. 

Now for our Senior Special…..  Booking early is important if you want a late summer or early fall session. These will book first and once they’re gone, they’re gone. With that said, mention you saw this blog post and book a June or July Senior Deluxe or Exclusive session, get an additional $50 print credit and get a set of 3, 3×3 Accordion Books with images from your session featured, a value of $100, for a total value of $150.  Appointments are limited and are subject to availability.  No cash value.  Only sessions rescheduled by photographer due to weather will still qualify for special pricing.  Only sessions rescheduled by photographer due to weather will still qualify for special pricing. Any sessions rescheduled by the customer/client must be re-booked at regular rates if the rescheduled date is not in June or July of 2018,  meaning you will not receive the additional $50 print credit nor the 3 Accordion Books. Session retainer fees in full must be paid within 10 days of receiving the invoice and before the session.

Ready to schedule your senior pictures? Our calendar for Summer senior portrait sessions is starting to fill. Call or email us today to get more information or to book your session, 507.951.0640 or kari@photographybykari.com. The Class of 2019…let me help tell YOUR story!



Maddie ’18 {Rochester MN Senior Portrait Photographer}


Maddie and her Mom found us through Google and a mutual friend and really loved how I like to make all my senior sessions super unique and fun and bring out who my seniors are. Which is awesome as I believe  your senior portrait session should make you feel beautiful inside and out.  It’s a monumental time in a senior’s life and I want to capture you as the person you are at this moment. 

Maddie really wanted something flowery and naturey, but also with an urban feel so I took her to Lanesboro to use their unique buildings and flowery fields.  It was so humid the night of her session but she newver once complained, but she had also just gotten back from vacation in Florida, so she was likely used to the humidity.  Even with the humidity, we had so much fun with Maddie and her Mom, we even had a little friend join us during her session.  The cat didn’t want to leave and even jumped on her lap.  We couldn’t stop laughing.  A photo with the cat even made her graduation invitation. 

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