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Dear Friends, Family, and Followers:

Recent events have prompted me to ponder how I can use Karen Laine Photography to spread hope and be used to make an impact to our community and beyond.  After much consideration, I have selected Convoy of Hope as the charity I want to partner with to spread hope to those affected by the events in Texas, Florida, Mexico, Nevada, and California.  Convoy of Hope has received a four out of four star rating from Charity Navigator for efficient use of funds and transparency/accountability.

FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, ALL SESSION BOOKING FEES will be sent to Convoy of Hope.

The dates for these sessions can be set any time in the next three months, so you could purchase one session for yourself and one as a Christmas gift or simply book ahead for upcoming occasions!

DOUBLE THE HOPE.  When you book a Convoy of Hope session, the amount of your session fee will be donated to relief efforts, AND you will have an additional $150 (or amount equal to your session fee) applied toward your art purchase, bringing your own family hope and joy.  AND ONE LUCKY PURCHASER WILL WIN A GIFT CERTIFICATE VALUED AT $500!

How do you book?  That’s easy!  Just fill out the form below to let me know how to contact you and your preferred time to be reached.  I’ll give you a call and go over the details and complete the purchase over the phone.  You can also call me directly at 775.342.5444.

Thank you for partnering with me to make a difference and send love and hope to those in need!

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I first met Sean and Lauren after they were selected as winners for an engagement session.  You can view those photos here.  At their session I was struck with what a fun couple they are and how perfectly suited for each other they seemed to be.  Soon after their engagement session, they booked me for their Sparks, Nevada wedding.  Since then, I’ve done a family session with them, as well.  They’ve become friends and I am looking forward to watching their family grow in the years to come.

Sean and Lauren planned their Sparks Nevada wedding in their own backyard.  They had recently purchased the home and wanted to welcome their guests into the place that meant the most to them.  It was the perfect spot for their intimate and casual nuptials surrounded by those family members and friends closest to them.  Their twins Carter and Oaklei served as their flower girl and ring bearer.

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The bride’s bold and colorful bouquet made the perfect backdrop for the wedding rings.

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This Sparks Nevada Backyard wedding married the simple to the elegant.

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The couple said, “I do” under this stately tree in the corner of the yard.

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These beverage napkins were so fun!  However, windy weddings are the norm in Nevada, and the napkins had to be pinned down!

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I LOVED this glitter cake!  Again, the mix of rustic and bling really brings the bride’s personality to life in this wedding!

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The Mother of the Bride (aka Grandma) helps our little flower girl get ready.

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A few finishing touches and the bride is ready for her dress.

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So much natural joy in this casual, intimate wedding.

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The groom wore this stylish grey suit with vest and jacket, tiffany blue tie and kerchief.

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Lauren made a stunning bride for this beautiful October day.

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Lauren’s twins, Carter and Oaklei were the couple’s ring bearer and flower girl.  Carter is rocking his grey suit and carnation boutonniere.  He is ready for the pages of The Knot.

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Our spunky flower girl wore tiffany blue and a gerbera daisy bouquet.

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This Nevada tattooed bride shows off her tribute art with her twins names.

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We carved out time in the wedding timeline to run to a couple Sparks Nevada Parks for a first look and some portraits.  This midday wedding was under full sun and it was actually pretty hot for an October wedding.

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This couple’s connection is unmistakeable!

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I wanted to be and include our beautiful high desert in this native Nevada couple’s wedding.

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The backdrop of the mountain and the golden sage brush blooms against this clear blue sky is the perfect setting for this bride and groom to have their romantic wedding portraits in the full midday Sparks Nevada sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As much as we prefer fresh home cooked meals, running a business and a family gets crazy and we end up eating “out” far too often. Sometimes, pressed for time, we end up grabbing whatever the best choices are on the fast food menu.  I really shouldn’t dog on Micky D’s (although the one near us has personally failed us so many times, I will NEVER go there again), but this particular night, we chose the local taco drive through – because hey – sometimes you just need a TACO – or 5… but I digress.  I needed to grab a family dinner fast, drop my daughter at home, and take my dinner to go, as I headed to teach a class at the Northern Nevada Professional Photographer’s meeting. I pretty much had eaten nothing on that long day of shooting.  And all I wanted was a TACO.  But did I get a TACO?  NO.  I did not.  The girl at the window smiled and handed me a giant bag allegedly filled with our order.  It was not until we arrived home and I attempted to extricate my tacos from the rest of the family meal, that I realized we had received the wrong order by mistake.  And guess what?  NO TACOS!  Seriously.  Who goes to a place with TACO in the name and doesn’t order tacos?!!  And to make things worse, there was nothing in that order that I was even remotely interested in eating.  to say I was disappointed would be a gross understatement.  I was now FAMISHED, TACO DEPRIVED, and running late for my meeting.

What’s my point?  Well, if I had gone to a full service restaurant, gone inside, sat down, been greeted by a nice waitress who could focus on my order and my needs, I likely would have had a taco feast.  I would have been satisfied, heard, and truly served.

Sometimes a drive through might hold you over, but eventually you’re going to get a chalupa instead of a taco.  (What exactly IS a chalupa, anyway?)

Karen Laine Photography is NOT a drive through.

 

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Sweet little handsome ‘J’.  You stole my heart and you did such a great job at your first photo session.  In fact, this is one of my all time favorite sessions.  Mom loves rustic textures, neutral tones, and simplicity.  So we used props to reflect that.  She also wanted to make sure we captured all that pure newborn goodness with some b*re b*mm shots.  I just love everything about this.  Here is Master ‘J’ in all his pure newborn goodness.

Props:

Natural Burled Wood Bowl:  Homegoods  http://homegoods.com

Knitted basket stuffer:  Karen Laine Photography

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I love everything about these photos. The warmth, the rustic organic look, the soft light, and those precious little fingers and toes!

I am in LOVE with this overhead perspective and how compact and tiny he looks and how his little hands are folded onto his little toes. So, so sweet!PINIMAGE

I am in LOVE with this overhead perspective and how compact and tiny he looks and how his little hands are folded onto his little toes. So, so sweet!

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Look at this profile! Little heartbreaker in the making, here!

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Tiny little baby details are the best! Sweet little lashes, lips, toes, and fingers.

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I love the natural squishy little curled up shots you can get on a rug.

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This gray background is the perfect neutral for bringing attention to a sweet little guy. Look at that full head of hair!

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I don’t shoot many of my non prop ‘beanbag’ shots with my 35mm lens, but I had this shot in my head and new that it required the 35. I am so pleased with how it turned out. I love the colors and the natural simplicity of the composition. It is exactly as I envision it.

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All the pure goodness of a sweet, little, wrinkly newborn. Loving all the rolls.

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Little man was getting to the end of his patience with me and decided to be wide awake. I wrapped him back up and he relaxed enough to finish up his session and grab these fun photos, including one with a wee little smile.

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