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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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Kingsland, GMLOK, GMLOKS Sports Posters {Spring Valley MN Sports Photographer}

The Kingsland High School, GMLOK, GMLOKS posters for One Act, Robotics and Spring Sports are now 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 Friday, May 19th, 2017.
All the paid in full posters will be ordered on Thursday, May 19th and be available to be picked up on and after May 25th. 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:

Adorable Children’s Portrait Contest and Mini Session {SE MN Children’s Portrait Photographer}

We are excited to announce our third year participating  in the national ‘Adorable Children’s Portrait Contest’.  Schedule a portrait session with Photography by Kari for your child(ren) age newborn to 12 years now (beginning of June 2015, so if you have already had a session since June 2016, you may enter a photo) until July 2017 and you can choose to enter the Adorable National Children’s Portrait Contest. In our first year one of our clients won a 1st place in the National Adorable Children’s Contest!  And last year, we had 5 winners winning $375 and also 16×20 prints.  You can view our winners and the others here:  https://acilab.com/adorable-contest/adorable-winners/

If you would like a session just for this contest, we will be doing Adorable Mini’s from now until July 31, 2017.  They will be 30 minute sessions with 1 backdrop/one location and 1 outfit for $40 plus MN and Fillmore County Sales tax and 15% off prints bought from the session. Or you may also book a full session, too.

This is a national contest being put on by one of our labs and is open to kids ages newborn to 12 years and has a variety of categories.  The photos will also be judged locally via votes on Photography by Kari’s blog  in August.  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). The best part of the contest is that there are over $7500 in prizes in the National contest!

So why not get some cute photos of your child(ren) AND have the chance to win the top national prize of a $1500.00 MasterCard gift card?

The National Photo Categories are: • 0-6 months • 7-12 months • 13 months-2 years • 3-5 years • 6-8 years • 9-12 years • Mommy/Daddy and Me (one adult and one child)(Maternity pictures are not eligible) • Buddies (minimum of 2 subjects) • Bloopers • Me n’ My Pet   Fine print: 1. Parents/Guardians MUST sign a model release form that gives permission to Photography by Kari and American Color Imaging with unlimited use of the child’s photographs without additional compensation. 2. More than one child may be included in the portrait session, but only images of children ages 12 and under are eligible to win. 3. For National judging, prints are judged on the basis of quality, appearance, charm, expression and personality. All judging decisions are final.Contest winners will be announced and prizes awarded on September 28, 2017 for the National Photo Contest. 4.  There is no cash value to the local prizes.


5 Year Old Princess {Spring Valley MN Childrens Portrait Photographer}

I’ve been photographing “B” and her family for 5 years now. One thing I have learned after all these years is she loves her princess dresses, horses and her family, sounds like something out of a fairy tale to me. And it is. Such a fun session!

Tammy SchoppersMarch 17, 2017 - 7:06 pm

ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for all the fabulous ideas and photos! How will we ever choose?

One Year Old Boy {Grand Meadow MN Portrait Photographer}

How cute is this little guy?!  I adore those big blue eyes,  all his expressions and his growl.  He even showed me how old he was,1!   We had so much fun celebrating Mr. L’s  first birthday back in January.    His cake smash was done in some of my favorite colors.  I just love those blues and greens. He also got to wear the same onesie his brothers have worn for their cake smashes.  Such a great tradition and we’ve had the opportunity to photograph each of them.

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