Documenting our days | Getting ready


Along with some other photographers, I am doing a monthly challenge to document specific times of day. This month’s theme is “getting ready,” so I present to you here a few of my favorite photos of what getting ready looks like in different households.


Check out Donna’s getting ready photos, and then follow the circle to see all the others, too.

Stephanie - Hahaha Yes! I think the theme is that kids have a LOT of energy first thing in the morning 🙂 Great collection!August 21, 2015 – 8:32 am

Hannah C - It is neat to see all these images side by side. Great work!August 21, 2015 – 8:33 am

Donna - We have a lot of these same getting ready moments at my house! Nice collection!August 21, 2015 – 10:03 am

Jen - I love these! Super cute photos!August 21, 2015 – 6:40 pm

jasmine - Love the collection. Great work 🙂August 23, 2015 – 4:42 am

Stephanie Heydt - great series–I love seeing how everyone is the same, but different!August 24, 2015 – 11:56 pm

Debbie & Kevin


Last summer I did a Before 8am session with Debbie and her daughter. (You can see that here.) This summer she wanted to do another session focusing on a different time of day, especially so that her husband could be in the photos too.

We did this session on a Sunday evening. Their routine on summer nights is to go to the neighborhood pool for a bit, then come home and make dinner. After dinner they play with Dani and clean up the kitchen, then they do Dani’s bedtime routine.

Interested in having me shoot a part (or all) of your day? Drop me a line at

Kelley Priddy - I love the story told here! Great photos!August 19, 2015 – 12:51 pm

Robin Reed - Love! Your photos tell such a great story- a bedtime story to share for years to come.August 19, 2015 – 1:00 pm

Scenes from the first week back


I’ve moved! This month I made the move back to my favorite place—Colorado. From now on I will be based out of Boulder. I will still be returning to Houston occasionally and I do plan to continue taking on clients there.

We packed up a 26′ U-Haul and spent two days driving to get here. Here are a few photos from our first week back in the place I love to call home, unpacked boxes and all.


And I’m now taking clients in the Boulder/Denver area, so if you are around here (or know someone who is) and are interested in having me photograph your family, send me an email at

Jennifer before 8am


Jennifer won this before 8am session from the Houston Moms Blog contest. This summer morning, Jennifer was getting ready to go to work, her son was getting ready for school, and her husband was getting ready to work from home for the day.

And the cat is named Peeve. Best name ever.

Jennifer wrote a guest post on the Houston Moms Blog today about her morning. Check it out!

Before 8am {Jennifer – Giveaway Winner & Guest Blogger} | Houston Moms Blog - […] see Karen’s perspective from her Before 8am morning with us, check out her blog post here.  And don’t forget to check out the rest of the posts within this amazing series as […]July 16, 2015 – 6:00 am