My blog has moved!

You should be automatically redirected in a few seconds. If not, visit
http://www.karamayphotography.com/blog/
and update your bookmarks.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

{New Blog!!}

Some of you have already seen my new blog and have been automatically redirected via some funky code embedded into this blog. My new URL is www.karamayphotography.com/blog - if you have any links to my blogspot blog you may want to update them with this new URL. I've loved blogspot, but it was really time for me to upgrade and I'm so excited about my new one. Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to hear from you on my new blog!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

{Faith Works 4U - Designer Spotlight}

Lemon print, grosgrain ribbon, and light cotton fabric - that's a small pr├ęcis of just one of the designs that my daughter fell in love with when we were photographing Faith's great summer dresses. Faith Works 4U is a clothing and handmade goods line based in Florida by guess who... Faith! Her line has varying fabrics and she offers a variety of items - I'm loving her 1970's inspired plush owls.
I have to tell you, photographing these dresses was quite an event. I took my daughter, Brielle, out to this abandon school house to take the pictures. It was out in the middle of no-where , tucked back from the street. The session went great - Brielle kept doing her little ballet dance (she does that when she puts on something 'pretty'). Anyway, Tyler and my husband were with us too. We were wrapping things up and headed back to the car (about 15 steps away) got everyone buckled, comfy, and ready to head to Starbucks for a little treat. I turned the key in the ignition and ....nothing. I tried again... nothing. So we thought we'd call our friends Bobby & Mary Beth to see if they could come out and jump our battery. Not so easy....we both left our cell phones at home assuming the other had brought theirs. So we're out in the middle of no-where without cell phones....not smart, I know. Since not many people drive by this area and Jeff was having no luck getting anyone to stop, he decided he was going to walk to try to get help - Brielle hearing this and seeing daddy walk away yells 'Daddy, we love you....' Oh my...then I got panicked and started flagging down any car that I could see in the distance - of course Jeff turned around and saw me and freaked out saying ' what are you doing - you're a girl with 2 kids - you can't do that - you never know what someone will do to you and the kids.' As we're trying to figure out what to do, Jeff decided to push the car closer to the road pop the hood and waive jumper cables by passing cars. A few passed by without stopping and my heart began to sink. Then I notice the last car slowing and turning around in the road - he was heading back our way! I was so excited! Jeff was relieved too. The nice man was disabled and was so sweet to stop and help us. We had no money with us (just credit cards) so I couldn't even give him money. All I could do was thank him profusely for stopping to help us. Anyway, I got the pictures I needed and we got home safe so it was a happy ending and we are laughing about it now! Lesson: Always bring a cell phone with you when you venture into no-where land (and hopefully you'll still have a signal) :)

Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket

Monday, June 23, 2008

{Brielle made the Cover!}

My little girl is on the cover of Tot Trends Magazine!! Just thought I'd make a quick post sharing what the cover looks like! And that cute little vintage dress...was made by Monkey & Me one of my featured designers! Thanks for looking!

Photobucket

Thursday, June 19, 2008

{My boy...}

So finally, I'm posting a few more pictures from my trip to Arizona a few months ago (I know, you forgot I went there didn't you? wink). I had a little mini session with my son while we were there and he was just a goof - giving me serious 'trying to be cool' looks and then wiping out one of his silly faces and making me laugh and then reverting right back into his so serious trying to be mature looks. The picture of him jumping was so fun and spontaneous - he was standing, again looking so serious ,then he suddenly leaps in the air, arms and legs spread at the top of the hill. I loved it and was so glad I caught it on camera (have to be quick with kids, especially when they are so used to my camera and last about 5 minutes).
The bottom set of images are with Grandma Doh Doh and Grandpa May. That's what they called them.... long story behind Grandma's name and my kids say it lovingly (I think Grandma likes it a lot too) ;-)
Sorry this post is short - tons of work to do and I'm so behind. Thanks for looking!!
Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket



Photobucket




Photobucket



Photobucket


Photobucket

Sunday, June 15, 2008

{LPGA Superstar!}

I love my job!!! This past Saturday I did a really fun project for the Country Club of South Carolina. I was asked to follow Paula Creamer around the course while she played golf. So who is Paula Creamer? She's the 3rd ranked player in the world on the LPGA Tour! She's 21 years old and already has eight wins — six on the LPGA Tour, two in Japan. She was in South Carolina playing in the Honda Palmetto Invitational, so she played her round with several Honda Executives (all of which were a hoot, light-hearted and clearly had a blast playing with Paula). Paula even gave one of the Executives a mini-lesson on how to chip out of a bunker! She's very sweet, relaxed and has a fabulous sense of humor (she was high-fiving her fellow players on the greens after some great putts).
Paula was super gracious with her fans too. Little girls with pink hats and cute pink golf outfits approached Paula on the practice greens and driving range for autographs. Paula is nicknamed the 'Pink Panther' for her love of the color pink. She sported a pink ribbon in her hair, pink grips on her clubs (pictured below), and even used balls with the pink panther on them. It was cool to see so much pink on the golf course!
Here are just a few images from the day ;-)

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket


Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Friday, June 13, 2008

{Off to College...Fun Senior}

I love photographing seniors - they are so excited for their sessions, makes for so many fun possibilities. Yes, I love, love, love photographing tots - always look forward to photographing little ones. But it's also fun doing sessions with teens, a completely different chapter of life with a completely different feel. I love it!
This week I photographed a recent graduate who's college bound in August. Elisabeth didn't at all mind the 102 degree heat we were shooting in. She didn't break a sweat the whole session, even after 4 clothing changes in her car!! Wow! The temperature suprisingly didn't bother me, but I really started feeling the heat when we were on the railroad tracks. Those tracks radiate some serious sizzle- but we worked quickly and moved onto the next location.
Here's a little peak at her session :)

Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket

Monday, June 9, 2008

{Oh So Sassy! - Designer Spotlight}

Has it really been over a week since I've posted?! Oh, I don't like going more than a few days without posting - things have been crazy and I'm way behind on sneak-peeks. Sorry - I'll make it up to those of you who are waiting thanks for being so patient. I'm so excited about this designer spotlight - as I always am ;-) Michelle, designer of 'Oh So Sassy' clothing for children just emanates talent! Her clothing is hip, fun, fresh, full of variety and of course a little bit of 'sass'. She receives inspiration from her own little toddler and her 21 nieces and nephews, including a set of triplets and two sets of twins. WOW! That's a ton of inspiration and a lot of little ones to sew for.
I was fortunate to use two models for this showcase, my daughter Brielle and little Lilly. Remember Lilly, the cowgirl in the tutu? She was a great model for these adorable clothes. Thanks Lilly!
And of course I love all the details Michelle incorporates into her clothing line. So I couldn't' resist highlighting a few... I'm a detail freak, love and can't get enough of all the little details. ;-)

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket



Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket