Houston's Premier Family Photographer
Meet Houston Photographer Kari Polak
I have been interested in photography since I was a little girl, and can remember taking snapshots of everything that interested me with my purple 110 film camera. After graduating from Texas A & M, I began a career in teaching, but pursued my ever-growing passion for photojournalism in my spare time. After the birth of my first child, I decided to leave teaching to be a full-time mom. As a new mom, I didn't want to miss a single moment, so I took my camera with me everywhere. First grins, bubble baths, dress up and pantry digging- I documented them all, building on my photography skills to create a treasure of beautiful images that told the story of my little ones’ wondrous journey through life.
Before long other mothers began asking me if I would do the same for them. From there my photography business was born and it continues to grow alongside my young family. I am constantly reminded of how fleeting and easily overlooked the most beautiful moments of family life can be. I love that my work in photography gives me the opportunity to share in those moments with other families. Through the years, I have found that the best way to get beautiful pictures is to take the time to truly connect with each client, learning about your family, your interests, and your personalities.
Each of my photo shoots are designed to be fun, candid, and individualized to your family and particular needs. The goal of family photography is to capture your family as it is here and now: the love you feel for one another, the interests your kids are cultivating, the unique personality that each individual has. It's those dynamic photos that you'll find yourself looking at for years to come.
As an involved parent and homeschooling mom, I am grateful to be able to do what I love without compromising my commitment to my family. I believe that being a mom has made me better at what I do, seeing the people behind the smiles and finding the truth in moments that will resonate with generations to come. I like to think that the stories my images tell will act as family bridges, connecting generations of the past and future.