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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.

    Enjoy my blog and feel free to head on over to my website to see more of my work, pricing information and such. If you would like to subscribe to the blog to get updates, there is a box at the top to type in your e-mail address. Thanks for visiting and be sure to check back often!!

2017 Local and National Adorable Children Contest Winners {SE MN Children’s Portrait Photographer}

The results are in for the Local Contest after 3,572 votes!  The results for the National Contest are also in.  Please check the end of the post for those results.

Thanks to everyone who participated and took time to vote in the Adorable Child Contest!  We have decided to award the top seven , again, instead of the top five since everyone worked so hard to rack up the votes!

And here are the  local winners….

Our grand prize winner will receive a standard session with a 5×7 Press Printed Brag Book (value of $405) and a 16×20 print from the session used in the contest (value of $105).

Our grand prize winner is Emily  with 777 votes…


And our winners of a 16×20 print (value of $105) from the session used in the contest.

Ava with 762 votes….

Bryson with 655 votes….

Adelynn with 211 votes

Stella with 192 votes…

Owen with 184 votes….

Parker with 86 votes….

And  we also had 2 National Winners…

Jaxon with 1st Place in the Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me category, winning a 16×20 of winning photo (a value of $105) and a $200 Visa Gift Card

Trent with 2nd Place in the Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me category, winning a 16×20 of winning photo (a value of  $105) and a $100 Visa Gift Card
You can see the other winners in the National Contest here:  https://acilab.com/adorable-contest/adorable-winners-2017/

Congratulations, everyone!  Thanks for participating and voting!  =) 

2017 Adorable Children’s Portrait Contest

So excited!  It’s time to vote for your favorite entry in our Adorable Children’s Portrait Contest!  You may vote once a day for one image or a couple of images, but only for an image once a day from now until Friday, October 6th at 12 pm central standard time.  Then on Monday, October 9th  the winners will be announced from the local and national contest. You can share this blog post with friends and we have a  link on Facebook, too.

The top 5 winners with the most votes in the local Photography by Kari Adorable Children’s Portrait contest will receive a 16×20 print ($105 value) of the winner’s choice from the session used to enter the contest . The Grand Prize  winner of the local contest will also receive a Standard Session and  5×7 session brag book from this session (a $455 value).

To view the photos in their entirety, click on the thumbnail of the photo itself and it will open as a large photo on your screen.  To cast you vote click on the green check mark below the photo you would like to vote for.  Good luck to all of the entries!!!!

Kingsland Booster Club Posters {SE MN Sports Photographer}

Kingsland Athletic Booster Club posters for Volleyball, Football and Cross Country are available for purchase
They are 10×20’s, $30 plus MN and Fillmore County tax. $10 from the sale of each poster will being going to the Kingsland Athletic Booster Club.
They will be available to order through Thursday, October 5th. After that, these will no longer be available.
All the posters from this group will be ordered on Monday, October 9th and be available to be picked up on and after October 15th. I will email you when they are in with the times we will be at the studio or to set a time to meet.
To purchase, please click the link below: http://photographybykari.com/store/index.php?do=photocart&viewGallery=2089&splash=yes#page=thumbs

SE MN Senior Photographer Now Booking Class of 2018 {Southeast MN Senior Portrait Photographer}

As graduation nears for the Class of 2017, it’s time for the Class of 2018 to start thinking about their senior year.  Is scheduling senior portraits at the top of that To-Do list?  It should be! It’s definitely one of the fun things seniors get to do….  And  I absolutely love photographing graduating seniors!  These sessions bring me back to when I got my own portraits taken.  I like to think it wasn’t that long ago!  I do remember every moment, from picking my outfits, to finding the perfect location.  There is something special about this time in your life, and I do everything I can to make sure I capture your personality.

We have so much fun with our seniors and can’t wait to have some fun with the Class of 2018.  Every part of this process should be super fun: the consult, the prep (new clothes?), the photo session itself, sharing your online gallery with your family and friends and then getting to see your favorites in print to be hung on the wall and viewed for generations to come.

In addition to making clients look and feel the best they ever have,  Photography by Kari also focuses on telling your story.  I will get to know you through in-person consultations, client questionnaires, and parent input.

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 session, get a set of 3, 3×3 Accordion Books with images from your session featured, a value of $100.  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.  Any sessions rescheduled by the customer must be re-booked at regular rates if rescheduled date is not in June or July of 2017. 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 2018 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 2018…let me help tell YOUR story!

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