My Latest…. 2013 RECAP!

It’s been a busy few months and I am so thankful for it.  Since September, I have been doing Christmas sessions and somehow managed to be a Mom, Wife,  be in a wedding, Christmas shop, spend time with my family all while running a business. It wouldn’t have been possible without my amazing friends and family.. They are the best babysitters a girl could ask for. 2013 was my busiest year yet. I stayed constantly busy. I couldn’t have asked for a better year. This year, I need to cut back, yes, cut back. I missed t-ball games, river days, naps and much more. This year I will read more books to my kids, give more kisses, spend less time editing, play more Lego’s, document my kids lives better, go on date nights with Mike, answer the phone more, cook more dinners, and just rest more! =) I wanted to catch you guys up on some personal pictures from the Holiday’s and recap on our year..16x20 1DSC_2063-EditE33A0206-Edit-2E33A8103-EditE33A8144-EditE33A8171-EditE33A8196-EditE33A8205-EditE33A9805-EditE33A9881-EditE33A9924-EditE33A9976-2-EditE33A0331-EditE33A9993-EditE33A0001-2-EditE33A0005-2-EditE33A0016-2-EditE33A0324-EditE33A9977-EditE33A9995-2-EditE33A0053-EditE33A0162-EditE33A0274-Edit    A few highlights of the yearPTM Storyboard 3 Up B_MGL6509-Edit-copycameraE33A0051-Edit-copyE33A0665-Edit-copyE33A1669-Edit-copyE33A3154-Edit-copyE33A3172-Edit-copyE33A3302-2-Edit-copyE33A6367-Edit-copyE33A7670-Edit-copyE33A9307-Edit-copyPTM-Storyboard-3-UpUntitled-1-copyE33A9235-2-Edit-copyUntitled-1E33A3705-EditE33A4192-EditE33A5238-EditE33A5328-EditE33A6167-Edit-copyE33A6272-Edit-copyE33A6291-2-Edit-copy-2E33A2702-Edit copy_edited-1E33A2917-Edit_edited-1E33A6982-2-Edit_edited-1PTM Storyboard 2 UpE33A5816-EditE33A5821-EditE33A7512-2-EditE33A7552-2-Edit_edited-1E33A8887-Edit_edited-1E33A7684-EditE33A7747-Edit_editedfbE33A8036-Edit_edited-FBE33A9895-Edit-2_edited-1E33A1714-Edit copy_edited-1E33A1843-Edit_edited-1E33A1945-Edit_edited-1


David, Mara, and Taryn- Colonial Williamsburg Proposal!

Mara contacted me because she wanted a family session with her boyfriend, David and his daughter Taryn. We planned for a downtown Richmond shoot with some Christmas lights and so on.. Well, the weather was iffy and the Richmond Christmas parade was that day. We changed it up a bit and decided on Colonial Williamsburg. I am so glad we did! It couldn’t have been more perfect.

The day before the shoot David called me and asked if it was okay if he proposed to Mara during our session. UMM HELLOO… Every photographers dream! Yes that’s okay! Now I am excited and SUPER anxious!! The shoot went  PERFECT! It was so beautiful. Mara was so surprised. I am so glad I was there to capture her special moment. I wanted to share a few.. well a lot. I couldn’t decide!





















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When you Wish Upon a Star!! – King William, Virginia

Every year, I want to do something “different” with my kids for Christmas. Last year, we visited at Christmas tree farm.  Lately I have been obsessed with everything gold and shiny! I am even in the process of redesigning Kari Elizabeth Photography with Gold glitter! Anyway, I went with gold for my kids. I liked that it wasn’t “TOO” Christmasy and I could have it on my wall all year around. Here is a peek at my new logo design!

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The shoot was a disaster, as always with my kids. I may try drinking alcohol before shooting.. ha Just Kidding! It was cold, and Carsyn wasn’t having it. What’s new? Brayden totally rocked it.. He is my sweet baby boy…  Check it out!


Laney and Emi- Charlottesville, VA

These two girls hold a very special place in my heart, they are my nieces. They are the most beautiful little things I have ever seen. My sister-n-law was a total rock star. She did amazing through pregnancy and did even better through birth. Mike, Brayden, Carsyn, and I couldn’t contain our excitement. We drove the two hours to C-ville last Friday just to see these two. We stay for a few hours and drove back home. I can’t wait until I can get my hands on them again. Congratulations to Jenni and Ryan!


Joesph- Mechanicsville, Virginia

I fell in love with this sweet little guy from the moment I laid eyes on him. His Mommy and Daddy had a lot planned for this shoot. I wasn’t sure if we would be able to get everything in, but I was surprised. I couldn’t have asked for a better baby. Take a second to view this sweet little guy… Any UNC, Ohio, or Cleveland Brown’s fans?


November 20, 2013 - 10:21 pm

Desiree H Leeper - Kari you did an amazing job with Joseph. I tell everyone how you so lovingly handled him. You are truly an artist. Thank you soooo much. I will recommend you to people I know in the Richmond Area.