I'm Kara HANES

Hey there!

I'm a small-town Michigan photographer and CRAFTING ENTHUSIAST. I'm obsessed with Coffee, my dog, and WEARING YOGA PANTS AND I've been keepin' it real since 1985

2. THE BEST TITLE I HAVE IS:

a. Photographer
b. Professional Napper
c. Creator
d. Girl Boss
e. Other

1. IF you could eat one food for the rest of your life it would be:

OH YEAH, WE'RE DOING THIS
VINTAGE magazine STYLE

The Kara Hanes Quiz

3. MY drink of choice is:

a. Caramel Latte'
b. Cinnamon Orange Tea
c. Amaretto Sour
d. Coke
e. All of the above

4. on my days off, the first thing I do is:

5. my go-to outfit is:

a. Sweat pants and sweatshirt
b. Jeans and a tee
c. A dress and heels
d. Anything from target

6. i am dealthly afraid of:

a. Public Speaking
b. Heights
c. Spiders
d. Flying

7. one place i've always wanted to go:

8. most likely to binge watch:

a. The Bachelor
b. Fixer Upper
c. The Voice
d. Gilmore Girls

9. Favorite thing to photograph:

a. Puppies
b. Families
c. Kids
d. Couples
e. Seniors

10. What is something you're bad at:

2016

Quit my job and went into photography full time

STARTED my BLOG and email list

celebrated 10 years married to my best friend

got my first passport and traveled to barbados

2012

taught preschool with a degree in early childhood

started my business as a side hustle

shot my first solo wedding

photographed 25 families

2017

took a hiatus from the photography business

focused on family and a job working with high school and middle schoolers

photographed events for work

2019

began a job with claim your campus 2020

2020

covid happened

took a lot of naps and watched a lot of netflix

re-opened kara hanes photography in July

photographed over 10+ high school seniors

upgraded to my full frame camera

rebranded and launched my new website

A Look Back

2012

2020

Trained and walked my first half marathon

Currently...

I’m probably sipping coffee or a glass of wine and striving to live in the moment. It's not always about capturing everything ON CAMERA but actually enjoying LIFE too. That means stepping away from my computer and camera and taking time for me and those i love.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

@kara.hanes

Lets hang.

instagram is kinda my thing

wedding and portrait photography

ALLENDALE MICHIGAN