Hey all! I'm excited to announce that I'm doing a giveaway for a FREE portrait session! All my shoots are unlimited time and locations (within reason) and come with a CD of 30-50 of the best images all edited! This is normally $175!
So leave a comment and tell me your name, email address (so I can notify you if you won), and why YOU should be the winner (you may also enter for someone else and tell me why they deserve it)! The contest ends June 15th, so hurry and enter!


  1. I would love to win this! I have a 2 month old little girl I am always dieing for more pictures of because they change so quickly. My husband rescently became self employed, which has been a big leap of faith for us both. Because of that, we won't be able to spend the extra money to have good pictures taken of our sweet girls and they grow and change so quickly. Thank you for the giveaway, you are an amazing photographer!

  2. Juliana Isakson-Couponingismyhobby at gmail dot com

    I'm sure there are plenty of people in the valley right now without jobs and on limited income that really DESERVE this package. Alas, while my husband is fortunate enough to be employed, I made the decision to quit my profession and be a stay-at-home mom to raise our two beautiful boys, and go to school to pursue a Registered Nurse degree. My baby is turning one on Friday and we have not had the resources available to have family pictures taken. All the pictures that hang on out wall exclude the baby! We look like a family of three on our walls but in fact, we are a family of four. I would LOVE to win a package and have pictures to show off of ALL my family. Wish me luck!

  3. Beautiful pictures!!


  4. I would love to win this giveaway!
    I had a baby 9 months ago and because of that have become a stay at home mom. I love it, but money is tight. We have been saving to get some amazing family pictures taken of the 3 of us, but have not been able to afford it yet.
    I would love to have a pro take our picture, instead of our snap and shoot that I have taken from as far as my arm can stretch!!
    I absolutely love your work and how creative you are!
    Vanessa nessrm16@hotmail.com

  5. I would love to win this! Our little guy just turned 6 mo old and we don't have a family picture yet with him :( Plus I've been DYING to have an independent photographer photograph our family- portrait studios are nice and all, but you don't usually find the same quality and artistic style. My family means everythign to me, and having a beautiful picture in my home of the most important people in my life would be amazing :) Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    Megan Keele

  6. I have been wanting to get some great pictures taken of my 7 month old and would love for you to do it. Looking at your work you do an awesome job and if we are pleased with the results, I would definitely be a repeat customer.


  7. I've got a one year old grandbaby in need of a photo shoot!!

  8. Hi, my name is heather! You have such an amazing talent by the way. I would love to win this:) The reason I feel I deserve this, is I just had my 3rd boy, he is a miracle, the doctors prepared my husband and I that we may have a steel born baby because of this rare blood disorder he developed. He became very anemic in the womb and I was going to the hospital while I was pregnant 3 times a week, needless to say we had to have him 2 weeks early with my first c-section and he is alive and here so every moment with him is something we all treasure, I don't have the best camera and last year we lost our home & such after closing down our business that its hard to buy things like that. So to make a long story short, I want all the pictures I can of parker every day he is alive and with us... To think we would have missed out on such a perfect baby boy. SO BLESSED TO HAVE HIM HERE. Here is my email heathermertz3@yahoo.com thanks so much

  9. This is an amazing giveaway! I desperately need to get a new family portrait done... don't have one with our youngest in it (um, she's 2... oops!).

  10. I'd love to win this! I have a six month old son and we have yet to get any good pictures of him. My camera is old, and sad, and being poor college students/new parents we just haven't been able to afford the kind of gorgeous portraits you take! Thanks for the chance!

    Danielle- standout-in-a-crowd@hotmail.com

  11. I would love this giveaway!! I'm a 911 dispatcher and a single mom of a handsome 4 month old little boy, trying to make a great life for the two of us. Being single means I'm always the one behind the camera getting shots of him, the only photo I have of both of us was right after I had him in the hospital, and let me tell you I wasn't looking all that great :) I would love to have some portraits of the two of us. lakergirl2882@yahoo.com

  12. I would love to win! And finally get a family picture that is not from some in store studio.

  13. I would LOVE to win this giveaway. I haven't had a family portrait for over two years and I have lost weight since my last one and my little babies have grown to 7 and 3. Like most moms I spend my time behind the camera so I don't have any good pictures of me and my little family. This would be a treasure for years! Natalie Metzger serendipity_siren@yahoo.com

  14. I would love to win this giveaway! I would like the chance to capture my two little miracles, my daughters. They are 6 and 14 months. We never wanted such a gap in ages, but that is what we were given. It makes me realize what a true miracle each child really is. I would love to have some family portraits taken by you! Tiffany. dtflake at gmail dot com

  15. I would LOVE to get some family pictures taken! My husband has heart problems, and is unable to work. I just picked up a job, but I"m not sure how that's going to work out since my husband passes out around 30 times a day! We have 2 little boys, a 21 month old and an 11 week old! Getting family pictures taken is out of the question, when we're struggling to put food on the table! It would also be an awesome Father's Day gift for my amazing hubby!

    Ciera Stout

  16. Anonymous6/02/2010

    I would love this giveaway. It's been a long time since we've had a family picture taken, and we recently added a new baby to our family. We just recently moved to Utah from Texas and are getting settled in. Thanks for this!
    Tara Bramwell

  17. KARA!! Oh my, this is such an amazing oportunity to give away! I hope people realize what a STEAL this is! You are so talented and beautiful! I booked my photographer for my wedding, but I am still sad because I would love to have some photos with YOUR quality and YOUR time put into the images. That's what I love about your photography! And I think I deserve to have this package because you can NEVER have enough pictures with your loved one. And I would love some with mine! Please pick me!!

  18. I would love to win this portrait session. I have 2 adorable little boys 3 and 7 months, and we need a new family picture!-- Dani wedplans@hotmail.com

  19. Candace WIllard
    I need new family pictures! some outside fun ones!! I love pictures!!!

  20. Diana G
    I would love this photo shoot because I have a very special little family. I have a daughter who passed away almost 3 years ago, we now have a 1 1/2 year old little boy as well,but I have taking family pictures without my little girl. I would love to have a photo session at her grave site so that I could feel the she is there in the pictures with our family. This would mean so much to me!

  21. Christine Lloyd
    I would love to win this! I have a 9 month old daughter that needs her pictures taken. I haven`t been able to get her pictures taken since she was 2 weeks old because my husband lost his job. We can`t afford to get her picture taken and she changes so fast, it makes me really sad so i try and take as many pictures as i can myself. This really would mean alot to me!

  22. I have 4 kids and we've NEVER had a family photo shoot done- my baby is now 20 months old and Id love a family photo done of all of us!

  23. I am sure you have heard it all before but my family doesn't have a family portrait. I have three kids; 5,3, and 9 months. I would love to have a beautiful picture of my family to hang on our wall. My husband and I are both in school and so we don't get around to doing the special things that we wish we could. We would really love to win this contest!

  24. I'm your new sister-in-law, so I should definitely win! My 2 year old is fun and energetic and even says cheese. Ok, so maybe someone else can win and when you come down to visit in three weeks (and counting) you can take a couple shots. We can't wait to see you.

  25. AnnaMarie Jensen
    My wedding pictures didn't turn out! I need good pictures of me and my husband.

  26. What a generous giveaway! I had a new baby in January (1st girl after 4 boys) so I need new family photos. We've been without steady income for the last 9 months or so (hubby's going the start-up route), so while I'm sure there are others who are in greater need,this would be really appreciated.

    Trina H.
    utahraptors at zookee dot org

  27. I NEED to win this! I am having a baby in 3 weeks and need pictures!!!
    Courtney Seal

  28. I would LOVE to win this! We just had a baby in January and we haven't had any family pictures yet---this would be perfect!
    Emily Robinson

  29. I would love to win a photo shoot. I have an almost 2 year old little girl and a baby girl due in August I cannot wait to have the girls pictures taken together so I can show them off to everyone. Thanks for the opportunity.

  30. I am a stay at home mom to 5 kids and as a SAHM we have had to give up several things over the years. Family pics are one of those things I have refused to give up kids change so much and before you know it your little baby is 13. But we could no longer afford to do studio sessions and we opted to just take pics in my mom's backyard which are okay but that is all they are. I would love to have some great pics to hang with honor and pride.
    I would love to win the photo session. Thanks for the chance...
    Julie hill

  31. First off, Kara, you are lovely. I loved looking through your wedding album and you have THE BEST style.

    I'm a twenty-year-old poor college co-ed and the closest I've ever come to a professional photo shoot was Jostens coming to our school and taking our yearbook picture. I'm only going to be this young and beautiful once and I would LOVE to capture this time in my life. I'm studying public relations and could really use a professional portrait for my portfolio as well as a fun/happy/"ME" profile picture for my Facebook account.

    Keeping my fingers crossed-
    Cierra Brooke Nye

  32. Kara, you are a great photographer.

    I would love this chance to win a photoshoot. Since being married, my husband and I have not had a chance to get professional pictures done, we didnt even have a professional at our wedding because we couldnt afford it! I would love to get pictures with my husband and our new little addition!


  33. Love the pictures.

    I would love to have a family photo. Our family does not have an updated photo. We are missing both of our kids in them. It would be great to have an update and to hang them on our wall.

    Lisa Walburger

  34. Anonymous6/12/2010

    I don't have a young family or newborn babies...

    Recently I just purchased my wedding dress. I am more excited than most to wear it because I never went to Prom or Ball, so this will be the first pretty dress I have ever worn in my life. After going through a lot of family trouble, I have been on my own paying for everything for a while now since I was young, working as many as 3 jobs at a time. After my car breaking down, I dont have any money for it to be repaired, let alone pictures.

    To be able to take pictures in the prettiest dress I've ever laid eyes on would be a dream. I would feel so beautiful...


  35. Kara! You are so talented, and I'd love for Steven and I to do a photo shoot with you! However, I think there'd be one problem...I'd be talking to you the whole time! Either way, you and Clay should come to dinner soon!

  36. I would love to win this session for my friend. Our husbands are being deployed and my family was blessed to have a photographer offer their services to us for free and I would love for her family to be able to take some much needed family pictures before they leave because it's so important to take the opportunity to take family pictures and have those memories, especially when you never know what might happen. They haven't taken any family pictures recently and I know it would mean the world to her! She really deserves it- her husband has done SOO much for our country and she (and her kids!) have also had to give so much as well! My email is firestar818@gmail.com. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter this amazing family in your contest!

  37. Hello former roommate! I love looking at all your gorgeous pictures!