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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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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday Sale {SE MN Portrait Photographer}

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving and was able to spend it with loved ones! With everything we all have to be thankful for throughout the year, I often find myself thinking of my family, friends, and our second (Photography by Kari) family…. that’s you!  We truly feel so blessed in life for all that we’ve gotten to experience together this year so far, and so it’s with pleasure and gratitude that we offer our once a year sale to show our appreciation for you with some deals for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This is a great opportunity for all past clients and their family and friends to get a great deal for gift giving this holiday season. Not to mention, supporting small local business. This helps the community to thrive, as small businesses keep jobs local and give the community a more vibrant, more diverse place to live and shop. We are SO thankful for every single one of you for supporting us whether it be having a session, following us on social media or sharing our work with friends. We appreciate each and every one of you.

The sale starts today, Thursday, November 28th and runs until Monday, December 2, 2019. Please go here to take advantage of the sales: https://photographybykari.bigcartel.com/



Tyson Turns 1 {SE MN Cake Smash Photographer}

Such a happy little boy (and we even did his photos at 6 pm) and he was such a little ham for the camera for his one year portrait session. Love that his parents continued the tradition of using the onesie his 3 older brothers used for their cake smashes, too. He also continued the tradition of his brothers by putting his foot in the cake as well. =) So cute!

P.S. Wonderful cake made my the talented Debby Westphal

Halloween Cake Smash {SE MN Cake Smash Photographer}

This sweet girl turns 1 tomorrow on Halloween. How cute are all her outfits?! Happy Birthday, Miss K!

P.S. Another wonderful cake by Debby Westphal. Not only do they look amazing they taste even better.

9-Month Old {Rochester MN Portrait Photographer}

Since it’s going to be a dreary, rainy day, today, I thought it’d be a good day to share a session from this summer when it was much nicer out.

Mr. A was full of sweet little smiles for his 9-month session. But he was freaking out Andrea, his Mom and me when he kept trying to check out the grass while sitting in the chair. 😉 Such a fun session. Can’t wait to see him next month for his final 1-year session from his Watch Me Grow sessions. Hard to believe it has already been a year since we first met him at the studio for a Christmas Mini session a few days before his newborn session.

Family of 6 {SE MN Family Portrait Photographer}


One of the most rewarding parts of my job as a family portrait photographer is watching our client’s children grow up over the years. We’ve had the honor of photographing this family for the last 3 years. The B’s annual family portrait has become a very important family event in capturing cherished memories that their boys will come to appreciate later in life. It’s crazy how much they change from year to year. This family with 4 boys is such a joy to photograph. They are not only adorable, they are such good kids. We had a blast with this family and I hope we get to spend more time with them as they grow!

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