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Branding Session on the Tulip Farm

Sometimes I need to embrace the inner soul of my Grandmother’s Generation and;

Love Life like Betty White

Dream like Doris Day

Dress like Jackie Onassis

Laugh like Lucille Ball

Sing like Julie Andrews

Dance like Debbie Reynolds

Perform like Audrey Hepburn

Forgive like June Carter

Take my Tea like Queen Elizabeth

Tell a Story like Rosalie Turano

and then;

Toss out my Bra like Edith Georgia Caron Allen Bolles (My Grandmother).

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Hello! If you don’t know me yet I’m Karrie Tardiff Knowles. I have been a Professional Photographer for twelve years, am a PPA Member, and have studied Fine Art, Graphic Art, and English at the University of Connecticut. I have also been training other photographers for about five years now. Below is a session I had with one of my students an amazing photographer Brittney. When I called her up with my vision she was totally on board and knew exactly what I wanted. She did a fantastic job with the romantic tulip session I had in mind. Check out her review of my teachings and her website below as her work is fabulous!

Photos of me below by Brittlee Photography

Meet Brittney Michon a talented and amazing photographer out of Connecticut. What I’ve always loved about Brittney’s style is that she is very much documentary. She can naturally capture a moment in time as it happens without staging or forcing it, she is extremely talented with unique compositions and styling, she makes a session super fun and delightful, and she can also totally rock a black and white!

I love love the photo she took of me above holding my hat and turning to the side laughing. She was able to capture my natural expression while making me look slimmer, always a plus, by using angles in her composition. And how fun are the detail shots with the boots, umbrella, and sunglasses?!

Thanks Britt!

Photos of Brittney below by Sweet Dreams Photography

“I can not say enough about how much Karrie has helped me grow as a photographer. I started taking my photography more seriously a little over five years ago. Karrie took me under her wing and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and just go for it. Not only was she extremely encouraging but she is also very knowledgeable about what it takes to be a professional photographer. She helped me learn about lighting, camera settings, posing, marketing, software and so much more! She was so patient with me as I asked her a million questions and always took the time to help me review my sessions and build my confidence. She is an amazing teacher who teaches with the view of community over competition; which lends to a comfortable setting as a student. I highly recommend her courses; you are guaranteed to grow, whether your an amateur or a professional looking to gain more knowledge.”


 ~Brittney Michon, Brittlee Photography, CT

https://www.brittleephotography.online/

How kind and thoughtful were Britt’s words! I really do believe in Community over Competition. If you’d like to learn how to shoot on manual and on location and improve your photography like Brittney did I’m running a special Camera Course at the end of the Summer here in Waterford, Connecticut. Feel free to check out more details by clicking on the photo below.

In the meantime join my community over on Instagram

Karrie

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Tulips by Brittlee Photography
Portrait Photography

Sunlit Garden and Beach Maternity Session

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Baby Photography, Family Portraits, Family Sessions, Lifestyle Photography, Sunset Sessions

Sweet Adventure Toddler Session

Sail with me.

I’ll sail away on the open sea, will you stay or come with me.

With the moon as our guide and the stars by our side,

We’ll explore the earth far and wide.

We’ll search for gold and treasures untold.

We’ll hear wild stories of battles and glories.

We’ll look for sea creatures with magical features.

Grab the compass and map, can you steer while I take a nap?

When the sun has shown, we’ll discover lands unknown.

It will be an adventure wait and see.

Sail with me on the open sea.

Sweet Adventure Sessions

Baby Photography, Family Portraits, Family Sessions, Lifestyle Photography

Mommy & Me Sitter Session

Gorgeous Mommy & Me Garden Glamour Session

This happy little sitter was all smiles! The gardens were so beautiful and went perfectly with the adorable outfits Mom had her dressed in.  She was so content this whole session took about 45 minutes and we had three scenes and three outfit changes.

I loved capturing the candid moments of her snuggling Mom and making funny faces.  Capturing connections and genuine expressions is one of my favorite things about photography.  Photographing a face that only Mom sees at home and documenting it for her baby album makes me feel like I’m documenting a moment in time.  History as you make it.  These are such precious fleeting moments and looking back on my own kids baby albums together or with friends and family brings such joy.  I hope to help all of my parents feel the same and create their own little piece of history.

All babies sit up at different ages so we encourage parents to call for their Sitter Session when they can sit on their own.  Sitter Sessions are very quick as they loose attention fast at this age.  One Setup takes about five minutes and I like to keep the entire session under an hour.

For more information on our Baby Sessions visit our Sweet Dreams Baby Page.

I look forward to your own baby’s session!

 

Baby Photography, Family Portraits, Family Sessions, Lifestyle Photography, Maternity Photography, Portrait Photography, Sunset Sessions

Sensational Sunset Session

Guess Who’s Having Twins!

Wedding Photography

Elegant June Wedding

First Look

Formal Portraits

Ceremony

First Dance

Black & White

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FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Check out my new Lightroom Presets on Etsy.  This entire wedding was edited with the Muted Mansion Preset.