We had such a great time with Kari! She did a great job keeping O engaged and smiling. We love our images!- Kim R.
One of the best photo sessions I have ever had with my family. It was fun, natural, and Kari made us all look and feel beautiful! I would not use anyone else to capture our family memories.- Deana
With in days of moving to Pearland, TX, Nixon Cruz was born into our family. Prior to even moving to Texas (and unbeknownst to me) my wife had already set up a date with Kari to photograph our newest addition. The stressors of moving to a new state, buying a new home, and having a new baby were definitely setting in and the last thing I wanted was a random,weird, artsy, photographer lady coming into my home and touching and posing our newborn to get her "perfect shot." That's when Kari showed up. What a relief. A young, down to earth woman who we instantly knew we would be friends with. Her laid back personality and artistic sense of what is "cool" were right inline with what our ideas were. Much like Mary Poppins, she showed up with an endless bag of tricks to keep our little boy happy and warm and…SLEEPING for the entire shoot. It was awesome. Kari fed off of our ideas using props that were meaningful to our family and turned each photo into an everlasting memory.- Erin
Love Kari's work. Our personalities seem to shine thru in all her pictures. They are just beautiful.- Kim
Kari - Your underwater photography is incredible. The ability to capture an image of a child in such a unique setting is priceless! Thank you for your professionalism, talent and creativity. I look forward to working with you again in the future!- Laura
When it was time for us to get our family pictures, I can honestly say I was not looking forward to the session. The thought of having some stranger take pictures of me and my family is not my idea of a good-time. Oftentimes, the photographer has a “go to” pose and their own idea of how the shoot should go. On top of that, I have seen numerous pictures of friends of ours that look fake or contrived. To say the least, I was anything but excited. I first talked to Kari over the phone and set up the session by our house in Pearland. While I knew she didn't live in the area, she didn't have any reservations about coming to the area. She had done sessions in Pearland before and had several ideas of where to go, on top of what we were thinking. We didn't really have a theme of what we wanted but knew what we didn't want. After consulting with her, we formulated a plan that my wife and I both felt comfortable with. Because of some unforeseen events, at the last minute we had to change our plans and we were not able to take the pictures in Pearland. We informed Kari of this and she quickly came up with several venues that were available. All the while allowing us to keep the same theme and ideas we wanted for the session. We met her on a Friday evening at the venue, which was stunning. As was the case when talking on the phone, talking to Kari seemed like talking to an old friend. She does a great job of making you feel relaxed and at ease. Her interaction with my children, 2 and 7, was great. The whole time, they thought we were out playing while one of their parents’ friends was taking pictures. She is extremely organized and incorporated our picture ideas into the new setting without skipping a beat. The whole experience flew by in no time and I can actually say that I had fun. When we met with her to see the proofs, they exceeded our expectations. We had numerous prints to pick from of the children, the four of us, and the children with either my wife or I. They were professionally finished and looked outstanding. It is evident that Kari is very knowledgeable about photography and had a lot of original ideas during the session. She is extremely professional and did a tremendous job of making our ideas come to life. While I can say I will never be excited about taking family pictures, I can honestly say that when that time arises again we will use Kari. She is a blessing to work with and picture quality speaks for itself. I would recommend Kari to any of our friends and family.- Jeremy