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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
Family Portraits, Family Sessions, Graduations, High School, Lifestyle Photography, Portrait Photography

Twins 8th Grade Graduation

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Baby Photography, Family Portraits, Maternity Photography, Newborn Photography, Portrait Photography, Senior Photography, Wedding Photography

Basic Invite Partner

I have some exciting news!  I have been asked to partner with Basic Invite and featured on their Blog!

I love their stationary and invitations so much.  They are of such high quality, color, and clarity I just want to look at them all day!  Whether your looking for shower invitations, baby announcements, business cards, thank you notes, stickers, or stationary they have it all.

Want more great news?  When you book your session with Karrie’s Photography you will receive 20% off your Basic Invite order plus Free Shipping!  What could be better?

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See this entire Baby Session over on the Blog Garden Sitter Session

 

Baby Photography

Fall Baby Session

Look who’s 1!  This guy loved playing with leaves and pumpkins during his Fall Themed 12 Month Session.  I loved capturing his sparkling blue eyes and tiny baby teeth!  I’ve had the privileged to photograph this little guy’s entire first year.  Check out his album here Baby’s First Year Album

Fall Baby Session

This little Baby Bird has grown so much.  Check out his sessions on the Blog

Mom’s Maternity Session

Newborn Session

Sitter Session

 

 

 

Learn more about our Baby’s First Year Portrait Plan over at Sweet Dreams Baby Portraits

Portrait Photography, Wedding Photography

Elegant Garden Wedding

How Elegant is this Gorgeous Garden Wedding?

This Sweet Couple followed their dream and actually got married in Big Sur, CA.

When they got back to their Hometown in the Cozy New England Corner of the world they had a wedding reception for their family and friends to celebrate their marriage.  And what a celebration it was.  Their family threw them a Beautiful Backyard BBQ with gardens, games, speeches, dancing, dinner, and of course cake! Anyone can tell how loving and supportive their family and friends are of their vows to love each other and start a new life together.

I felt privileged to be a part of their Special Day and wish them all the happiness they deserve in their future to come.

Visit our Wedding Page and Wedding Blogs

Contact me to book your wedding today Contact

I just had to share this action shot I captured of the Groom’s nephew playing wiffle ball in the gardens.  Too Cool!

Newborn Photography

Twilight Portraits

Wedding Photography

Can you tell the last half of the wedding portraits were taken after Sunset and into Dusk? Twilight Portraits are a fun genre of wedding and portrait photography.  Typically great portraits are taken during the Golden Hour which is an hour before sunset.  Then comes Sunset, Twilight, Dusk, and Night.  After the sunsets there is still enough light during Twilight to capture really cool photos.  Then comes Dusk and then Night where if you have a pretty good flash system you can still get great portraits even in the dark believe it or not.  Also the Moon is still letting off a good amount of light which is why everyone loves taking photos of the moon.

Check out some more of my Twilight, Dusk, and Night Portraits below.

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Senior at Twilight

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Night Garden Wedding

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Senior City Nighlights

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Super Moonlit Night

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Maternity Autumn Night

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Twilight Silhouette