Escape the ordinary ✨ • • • Happy Thursday!! One day closer to the weekend right? Am I the only one who considers Friday as part of the weekend? 🙈 • • Dm me to schedule a session ☺️
hey mamas. let’s drop a subtle Mother’s Day hint together .. tag your hubby/boyfriend/baby daddy below 😂 Motherhood sessions are happening May 4th in Howell, MI and I’d love to have you! DM me for more info 🖤
“no one is you, and that is your power” + Loved this session at the beach 😍 Dm me to book 📸
“Once, I had a dream. And this is it.” + + I stumbled upon this quote and quickly started thinking of all the things I’m grateful for. You see, taking pictures of people I just met isn’t all I do. I tell their stories. I get to know who they are inside and out. I get to see their face light up when I show them some of the photos during the session. I am beyond blessed to be on this journey of finding myself and getting to do what I’ve always wanted to do. And that is helping people feel good about themselves. Making them confident. Making them feel worthy and not alone. Helping people see the beauty in this messy life. + + A lot of people make fun or don’t take what I do seriously. And I’ll admit, I’m no scientist or billionaire, but damn does this job make me happy☺️
Over the last year or so I’ve realized I have a photography “style” and I’m pretty proud of it. And it didn’t happen overnight. When I first started booking photography sessions, I was all over the place. It’s taken me a few years, but I found something I love. I’m not a “smile & look at me” photographer. I’m not just a girl with a big camera. I crave family connections and emotional photography. .. Thank you to the families that have stuck with me from the beginning. And an even bigger thank you to the new faces in front of my camera who are taking a leap of faith with me. I’m so excited for what this year will bring ❤️
think about your last photo session you had. was it fun? or stressful? My goal going into each session is to get the family to relax, enjoy themselves, and LAUGH 🤪
motherhood sessions are still available - 30 minutes, digital images, & brag book included. remember, you deserve it 🖤 email me to reserve today
I want a lot of kids. I grew up with brothers and a ton of cousins. I enjoy the chaos 🤷🏻♀️ How many kids do you have?
hey small shop owners! when’s the last time you posted a selfie and told your story? I’d love to hear more about YOU (and so would your followers 🙃) challenge yourself to do it this week and tag me so I can see! I’ll start ... .. ▶️ My name is Karra. During the week I work in the automotive industry 🚗 I started this side-hustle because I believe in the power of photography ❤️ ▶️ I drink my coffee black and throw it away the minute it gets luke-warm ☕️🤷🏻♀️ ▶️ My travel bucket list consists of Seattle, Alaska, and Waco ✈️ ▶️ I don’t leave the house without ironing my clothes 👚 ▶️ I have a goldendoodle named Mack who is turning 5 this month 🎂 .. Ok, your turn! show me your #selfie
have you grabbed your motherhood session yet? what’s holding you back? I’m here to answer all of your questions 🖤
this photo is from one of my very first in-home lifestyle sessions almost two years ago and it continues to be one of my favorite images I’ve ever taken. mama wrapping her girls in love 🖤
my favorite thing about newborn sessions? They are in your home. You don’t have to pack everybody up (including a brand new babe!) and get them out the door. You stay put and I come to you. It’s comfortable, it’s relaxed, it’s easy.
do you know someone who is pregnant? I’d love to talk to them about a newborn session! tag them below 👇🏻❤️
I’m learning to say “no” this year. No to projects, no to people. Last week alone, I said no to 4 people (in and outside this business). Holy crap it was scary. But I value my time and I’m learning not to give it away to everybody. .. Karra Lynn Photography is my side-hustle. It’s my creative outlet. In the beginning I was a yes-man. I said yes to everything anyone asked. To be honest, I burned myself out and this side-hustle started to FEEL like a job. 2019 will be different. 2019 will be about pushing my creative boundaries, continuing to learn more about this art, and being true to myself. cheers to that 🥂 📸: @elenasblair_photography
hey mamas. I’m offering a special opportunity just for you this spring! you are the one that takes care of everyone. you don’t get sick days. you work hard for your family everyday. YOU DESERVE THIS. and it’s official, motherhood sessions are open 🖤 sessions will take place May 4th in Howell, MI and includes 30 minutes, minimum of 20 digital images + print release, the most darlin’ brag book, and goodies from @bettysbakes1 🧁 contact me for more info and tag a mama you love below 👇🏻
for a second I wanted to pursue posed newborn sessions (ya know - bean bags and back drops and 80 degree rooms 😳). I quickly realized it wasn't my area of expertise and that's okay! I figured out I enjoy newborns being held by their parents, rather than propped in a basket. I seek the connection between newborn and parents or newborn and siblings. The family connection ❤️
MY FIRST FAMILY FILM! I am so so so excited to start incorporating these sessions into my business. Modern home movies, YAS! Shout out to the amazing Dorchak family for letting me hang out and capture their lazy Saturday afternoon. Want to see the entire video and photos from this session? Check out the blog post (link in profile) or IGTV!
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Why photography? Why family photography? Simple answer ... I know how it feels to lose someone. I know how it feels to believe photographs are the only thing left. .. After we lost my brother, I truly believed photographs were everything. I wanted more photos. I felt guilty we didn’t have more. I quickly realized photos were just a stepping stone to the memories. Photos helped me remember. Remember the vacations, remember the birthdays, remember the celebrations on the last-day-of-school, remember my brother. Photos aren’t everything, but they are damn important. xo, k .. 📸 @gabrielle.marie3
I don’t pose newborns. I let the babies lead the session. If they are hungry, they eat. If they are crying, they are soothed. If they are sleeping, LET THEM SLEEP 😂 This strategy makes the session super relaxed and easy on the parents. Was your newborn session stress-free?
I’m starting to explore family videos - I like to call them modern home movies. As a child, we always had home movies to watch over and over again. I’m SO looking forward to bringing a new element to my families through cinematography. .. and you guys!!!!!!! I started with this fam over the weekend and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. .. while I make you wait for the final product, show me those hands if you grew up with home movies 👋🏻
moms & dads tend to get nervous in front of the camera (who wouldn’t? I’m literally shoving a lens in their face). But all I ask is to love on your kids. Simple. Don’t look at me, look at your children ❤️
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I miss the warm sun 😭☀️ I am counting down the days until I can set my out-of-office email in March for a little winter vaca 😂 I’d love to know, what’s been your favorite vacation of all-time?
To me, this job is a privilege. Your family chose me to capture these moments. I get to insert myself into your family dynamic for an hour and connect with each of you. For that, I am thankful ❤️
hey mamas. motherhood session details will be announced soon! if you’re on my newsletter list, you’ll be the first to know and receive a special offer 🙌🏻 link in profile or DM me to be added 🖤
don’t forget these teeny tiny details! contact me today to set up your newborn session 🖤
Hi! It’s me, Karra 🙂 I started my photography business almost 3 years ago (holy crap!) because I believe family photography matters. There is value in preserving the moments happening right NOW. Do me one favor and don’t wait any longer - budget for the session and call your favorite photographer today. You will never regret it. xo, k
I love these images. Your baby snuggled and happy in your arms. It’s one of the many reasons I’m offering motherhood sessions again this year. Moms don’t get in front of the camera often enough. Can we change that? k, thanks 🙂 happy Monday friends!
I consider these two rugrats family. I may not have nieces and nephews of my own, but they come close. Sadie + Don, never grow up, okay? 😭❤️ .. ps. I got a little out of my comfort zone & shot a few sessions in this adorable studio in downtown Howell this morning. I’m 99% sure motherhood sessions are happening HERE this spring. Can we get a little amen 🙌🏻
because every mother deserves a portrait of their child 💛 . I’d love to see you and your kids in front of my lens in 2019. What questions do you have regarding family sessions?
It is barely 2019 and I’m already planning motherhood sessions for this spring. Mom and kids. You and your babies. Dad gets to stay home (honestly, he’s probably relieved 😂) These were my FAVORITE sessions last year. If y’all are interested, sign up for my family newsletter (link in bio). More details to be released soon.
I’ve been back in the office 5 minutes and I’m already counting down until my next break. Easter, where you at? 😂
from the bottom of my heart, thank you. thank you for following along, listening to my stories, and showing me love. thank you for booking the sessions, appreciating family photography, and recommending me to your friends. THANK YOU for an amazing 2018. I have a million and one ideas floating in my head for 2019 and I can’t wait to see where they take me. Cheers & Happy New Years! Now tell me, are you staying in or going out tonight? My answer is in the comments 🥳🥂
whenever I tell the parents to turn their kid away from the camera and towards them, I get a surprise “oh!” ... photo sessions with me aren’t always about the kids. it’s about mom + dad too. family photography is important. getting in the frame is important. .. and this photo 😍 mom + dad looking at their baby girl. this is family photography ❤️
hey mamas. Yup, I’m looking at you. Now that the holidays are behind us, take a minute for yourself today. Grab a giant cup of coffee and find a quiet spot (even if it’s in the bathroom 🤷🏻♀️😂)
I realized I don’t show more of my four-legged child, Mack. So my #fridayintroduction is dedicated to him 😂 Mackaroni. Big Mack. Mackers. Mack + Cheddar. .. Mack is four-year-old goldendoodle. He is constantly grumpy (especially when I dress him up and take his photo). He enjoys peanut butter and carrots. He hates to cuddle and likes my roommate more than me 🤷🏻♀️ Squirrels really grind his gears. When he goes to doggy daycare he doesn’t play with other dogs; he follows the workers around begging for pets. He’s weird, but he’s my best bud. Oh, and he has an Instagram with his best bud, Skip (@dtp_doods) Check out my stories today for a few more of my fave photos of Mack. It’s your turn! I’d love to know something about your pets 🐶🐱🐥🐢🐍🐠🐻🐵🐸🐕🐾🐿
I live for these newborn details 🙌🏻 What do you remember most about those first few days? Constantly counting their fingers and toes? Staring while they sleep, memorizing every part of their face? Those first days, weeks, months can be fuzzy. I know you are exhausted, surviving on endless amounts of luke-warm coffee 😂 a photo session can help you remember those details forever ❤️
top nine of 2018. One is an iPhone photo. Six are of my face (y’all know I photograph families, right 😂) I’m proud to say two are self-portraits (timers and focus are hard on a DSLR!) And three are client photos. I love this. It represents the past year perfectly. .. Thank you for following along, listening to my stories, and appreciating what I have to say. Biz friends out there - SHARE MORE OF YOU! Your followers like that crap. Your story matters. .. Cheers to 2018. I can’t wait to see all your pretty faces in 2019. xo, k #topnine2018
and sometimes this is the only sibling photo I get 🤷🏻♀️ what you don’t see in this photo is big brother Eli telling him mom “I got him!” as she tries to hold baby Ian’s head up. I love this. .. I have no expectations for older siblings. They do their own thing and I try not to push my luck. One time I tempted a big brother with skittles to get close to his baby sister. We literally shoved skittles in her onesie so he’d go find them. It didn’t work 😂 but I will jump through hoops for these photos. They mean so much to mom and dad. And they mean so much to me. .. When I look back at old photos, I gravitate towards the photos of me and brothers when we were younger (swipe ➡️ for a very similar photo of me and my big brother, Chris). Seriously. If your heart hasn’t melted yet, your soul is black. .. Do you have a favorite photo of you and your siblings?
this dad. wrapping his arms around each of his kids. breathing them in. being super dad. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - dads, don’t be afraid of a photoshoot. All you gotta do is love on your kids, I’ll do the rest.
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I’ve started to reflect on 2018 (and more than just figuring out my top 9 photos on the ‘gram) I’ve been reflecting on myself and my growth. A year ago, I didn’t like being in front of the camera. Last weekend, I shoved my big camera in @amanda.adamcheck’s hands and said “my turn!” 😂 .. Why the shift? I’ve taken care of myself this year. I am eating better. I’m working out again. I outsource things that drive me crazy (yeah lawn maintenance & household cleaning, I see you.) I started paying attention to my mental health. I am putting up boundaries. .. Normally I wouldn’t talk about this sort of stuff, but I think it’s important to bring to light. Self-care is important. YOU are important. Your health is important. .. I’d love to know one thing (big or small) you’ve done for yourself this year. Seriously, tell me in the comments 🙂 #selfcare
to be honest, I prefer an older newborn. They are more aware of their surroundings, they sometimes smile at mama, and they are a little more squishy than the day you brought them home. Who doesn’t love a squishy baby? .. There’s this traditional rule that newborns need to be photographed within a 10-day window. Awesome, cool, great. But let’s not put anymore pressure on the parents, ooookay? .. The biggest message I tell my mama’s is pick a date when YOU are comfortable and have a schedule/routine down. Ok ok, the schedule and routine may never happen, lol. But having a baby is stressful and I’m not one to add stress by shoving a camera in your face 4 days after giving birth. Ain’t nobody got time for that. .. So relax, enjoy those first moments with your baby, and we’ll schedule the session when you are ready. xo, k
remember this moment. remember the feeling of your children snuggled in your arms. they are only this small once 🖤
Hiiiii! It’s been a minute since I’ve done a #fridayintroduction, so here we go! 1️⃣ navy > black 2️⃣ I whole-heartedly believe Friday’s are reserved for pizza night. 3️⃣ I try to take a bubble bath at least once a week. 4️⃣ Once upon a time I was in a sorority. I’m pretty thankful for that organization because I met my best friends during that time in my life #deephdeeph 5️⃣ I hate to cook. Probably because I hate doing the dishes more. 👉🏻 YOUR TURN - tell me one thing I don’t know about you!
HUGS. They are my favorite things to ask children to do during sessions. Sometimes are are super forceful and funny 😂 Others are gentler and lovey-dovey 💛
Although I don’t have children of my own, I’m always around kids. I have a ton of little cousins and a few of my close friends have kiddos. I’m always amazed at how much my mom friends can handle. Their hands are constantly full (literally). And somehow they keep it together and handle it with grace. I can only hope when I’m a mom, I can snag a few lessons from them. To all my mama friends, cheers to you 🙌🏻🖤
Why did I choose lifestyle newborn photography? The answer to that question, plus more photos from this sweet session are on the blog now. Link in profile 🖤
this sign is so special. It’s my grandpa’s handwriting (yes, his actual writing!) My grandpa would say this quote all the time. It was his good-bye off the phone, he wrote it in birthday cards, and it was repeated so many times in the hospital those last months of his life. “You have but one life and it soon will be past - only what’s done for Christ will last” .. My grandpa was the best grandpa. He retired around the time my oldest brother was born. I can still hear him woo’ing at the top of the bleachers at our sporting events. Poor guy attended every game (even when he had no idea how tennis was played, lol). He was always there. He called me his “sweetie pie”. He taught us grandkids not to fill up on bread before dinner. Most importantly, he always reminded us to always pray. .. Thank you @aliwoodcreations for this sign. You have an incredible gift. I’ll be hanging it right over my grandpa’s old desk that displays a few of his old cameras 🖤