Last year I had the privilege of traveling around the country as a digital nomad photographer. One of my stops included the deep woods of Maine where I photographed an amazing young lady and winner of the Miss Penobscot Valley Jr Teen Pageant, Kevlin Sky.
The session very much reflected Ms. Sky’s love of the outdoors and her favorite past times of hiking, fishing, and camping. She has also been living a Vegan lifestyle for over two years, and has a deep passion and love for animals.
Kevlin told me that she loves reading books and poetry because her education is very important to her. She is very active in her local community and runs the Free Clothing Closet in her town with the help of her school guidance counselor.
Kevlin believes it is important to use her social media platform to promote body positivity, kindness, and an overall healthy living lifestyle.
Kevlin is truly a great example of young female empowerment, philanthropy, and community involvement. I wish her all the best in her future modeling endeavors and can’t wait to see what she does next.
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 (My Great Aunt)
Toss out my Bra like Edith Georgia Caron Allen Bolles (My Grandmother).
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?!
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.”
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 improve your photography like Brittney did and learn from my most influential mentor and Celebrity Photographer Heidi Hope feel free to check out her educational courses over at https://www.heidihopelearning.com/?ref=c71aa9 as I am now an affiliate of Heidi Hope Learning.