Photo Shoot Giveaway!

One lucky family/couple/high school senior/baby/pet/ANYBODY is going to win a free photo shoot from me, Kara Rush Photography! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. If you want to enter twice, "like" Kara Rush Photography on facebook and leave one more comment, letting me know.


The lucky winner will receive a complimentary photo shoot (approximately an hour), a CD with the 25+ best images AND the images uploaded to your own online album.

Giveaway ends one week from today, on Friday November 5th at midnight.


Lindsay and Spencer Engagement Session

I've been dying to share Lindsay and Spencer's engagement pictures with you all!  Paige of Paige + Blake Green Photography asked me to be her second shooter and I couldn't have been more thrilled.  Here are some of my shots from that beautiful afternoon!

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For Lindsay and Spencer's story and more lovely pictures visit Paige + Blake's blog! 


Jenks Family

When I scheduled this family for a morning-time shoot, I was a little worried about how the lighting would be. You never know if it's going to be super overcast, or super sunny! But everything turned out wonderfully; I was sooo pleased with the gorgeous morning sun.





I want a cookie!!! Mmmm...that's better.



Thank you to the beautiful Jenks family!! It was a lot of fun to shoot for you guys.


Family Picture Time!

Ready for a fantastic portrait deal??  Kara Rush Photography is booking family portrait sessions to get you all ready for the holiday season.  Sitting fees start at $75, which includes the 25 best images from your shoot uploaded to Shutterfly.  If you haven't checked out their website...DO!  It is perfect for making holiday cards, photo books and gifts with your adorable new family photos. 

I will be booking afternoons and early morning sessions (for families with early risers, the morning can be a perfect time when everyone is happy and the lighting is GORGEOUS).  Email kararushforth@gmail.com for more details and to customize your family portrait package. 




Have I mentioned...

My sisters are the coolest! And not just for putting up with my random photo shoots.

Back story: Before my sister (in the flowing blue gown) went away to college I wanted to take some funny pictures of all the girls. This room in my parent's house was decorated in the 90's but with 70's flair. It makes me smile every time I see that eucalyptus leaf couch and I HAD to design a creative shoot around it. My sisters and I scavenged for some clothes that fit the era and got to work. I love how silly the pictures turned out!


Jenks Family Preview

Wow, this week has flown by! I figured I'd better get something up here because it's no fun without new pictures :)

Here are some shots from this morning's photo shoot with the Jenks. More to come!



Ode to Lightroom

In celebration of receiving Adobe's Lightroom 3 in the mail today, I have created this post. First of all, I'd been using the free trial while I waited for this package to arrive and it seems like it took an eternity (isn't it always that way when you're sooo excited to get something?).

The following picture was given to me with the question: what can you do to this image? I took the jpeg from iphoto and worked some lightroom magic. I love how it turned out, bright with a vintage cross processed feel.



P.S. Recognize her from the previous post?


D is for Demke

Remember these kids? Here is the whole gang for some Demke-style family photos! We wanted to do a super casual session with a regular day-to-day vibe. Everyone just wore their normal clothes and we snapped pics in the back yard. Can you believe that GIANT squash from their garden? So amazing.