WELCOME

Portraits are what I'm known for. Whether I'm capturing your sweet family, or celebrating a special moment in your life, like a graduation, birthday, or anniversary I'm so honored to help you create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. I like to do a mix of candids (which are my favorite), posed, and playful images. I want you to look back on your session and remember how fun it was.

1. THE BLOG

Check out some of my latest sessions on the blog. See the stories of my past clients.

2.THE PROCESS

3.GALLERIES

Get ready to become part of the kara hanes photography family (if you haven't already) I aspire to give you an elevated experience and not just images. 

See different galleries of my work that are showcased by category.

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TAKE A PEEK

SEE GALLERIES

With each session I provide my clients with my Portrait Style Guide. It's filled with tips and suggestions for you to get the most out of your session and have a wonderful time.

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STEP ONE:
LET's BE FRIENDS

I don’t believe that portrait photography is one-size-fits-all! I know that my clients are unique and I work VERY hard to find them! I serve a very specific type of client who recognizes that if he or she wants joyful, genuine portraits of him or herself then they need more than just pretty pictures. They need an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working with me is determining if I am the perfect fit for you! After getting to know you online, I’ll determine if we’re a match made in heaven and then we’ll move on to the booking process! 

The Process

The Process

Up Next: Save The Date

STEP TWO:
SAVE THE DATE

Yay! Now that we're friends let’s make sure to pick a date so it's safe and secure so that we can make this dream a reality!!! I’ll send you a custom online booking proposal through my systen "honeybook" where you can review your package and pay your deposit to make everything officially official! Once you're official it’s time to get started!! ....

The Process

The Process

Up Next: Outfits and Timeline

STEP THREE:
OUTFITS & TIMELINE

Once we’re a couple days out from your session, we’ll start making sure that we’re completely prepared and ready for each location! I love creating custom timelines for our time together to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream photos! You know all of those natural portraits, fun activity shots, and detail images that look like they are straight out of a magazine? I work with you to plan your session so that you can actually have images like that of your OWN! After several years of photography I know how to create the perfect timeline for your session depending on when and where it'll be!

The Process

The Process

Up Next: Your Session

STEP fOUR:
your SESSION

It’s here! It’s time to celebrate, relax and let us get to work! I believe in telling your full story so I prefer 1-2 hours so I can get to know you while capturing these moments. When I first started this business God put it on my heart to create lasting relationships with my clients. This is why one of my favorite parts of the session is the time we get to laugh and I hear about who your are. After the session, you’ll be featured on the KH Blog! I like to share your story soon after your session. Anywhere between one to two weeks to keep you from waiting.

The Process

The Process

Up Next: Album and Gallery

STEP FIVE:
ALBUM & GALLERY

After your session is over, you will receive an online gallery within one to two weeks full of all of your memories! I encourage my clients to sit down the night that their gallery goes live and enjoy reliving the moments. In your gallery you will be provided with options to design your own. They come as little at 6"x6" and as big as 12"x12" and contain to most professional materials at the most affordable price.

The Process

The Process

Portraits start at $450

PRICING INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME

to book WITH ME A 30% retainer is required to save the date AND HOLD YOUR PRICING WITHOUT CHANGES

Portrait Pricing for 2022

I OFFER MINI SESSIONS VERY FEW TIMES A YEAR. I let my list of interests get first pick.
SIGN UP HERE TO FIND OUT WHEN THE NEXT ONE IS.

CONTACT KARA FOR YOUR FAMILY PORTRAITS

Portraits start at $300

PRICING INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME

to book WITH ME A 30% retainer is required to save the date AND HOLD YOUR PRICING WITHOUT CHANGES

Portrait Pricing for 2021

I OFFER MINI SESSIONS VERY FEW TIMES A YEAR. I let my list of interests get first pick.
SIGN UP HERE TO FIND OUT WHEN THE NEXT ONE IS.

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VIEW A GALLERY

Hurlbutt Family

Collection II

Lillian Dykehouse

Cake Smash

Ohm Family

Mini Session

Devon & Grace

Couple Session

Multiple same day locations

Holland, MI

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The Gallery

THE HURLBUTTS

Lillian dykehouse

Allendale, MI

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The Gallery

The old KHP Studio

Devon & Grace

Grand Haven, MI

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The Gallery

Couple session

Ohm Family

Grand Rapids, MI

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The Gallery

MINI SESSION AT GR STUDIOS

I love the final product from our family shoot! Kara was awesome! She was so easy to work with and vibes well with our family! She was very open and personable. She had such an awesome bubbly personality and she’s easy to warm up to and be comfortable with. I love how our gallery had her favorites in a folder along with all of our other photos. It was easy to navigate through and she answered all questions before I could ask. I cannot wait for our next shoot!!

-TeArra Craft

Grand Rapids Family Session

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

Kara made what can often feel stressful for moms, feel fun. She engaged the kids and made us feel at ease. Also, she worked her magic and somehow got all four kids looking and smiling at a camera! My gallery  was easy to download, easy to save favorites, easy to share with others too. We booked our session so fast we didn't get a lot of time to review the style guide, however I can say her helping me style my family via Facetime was very helpful!

-Katie Brewer

Grand Rapids Family Session

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

Although we had to reschedule once due to weather the photos turned out beautifully. The whole process went smoothly. I let Kara know what date I would like to do and where, she suggested a private location which was really nice that we didn't have to navigate around people. A couple days prior to the date I sent my colors being worn and day of we meet at the beach, took the photos in about 1 hour. As a professional she put us in flattering poses that captured our family. Kara made us feel comfortable by making jokes and complimenting us the entire shoot.

-Aprille Marsh

HOLLAND Family Session

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

"Kara is amazing at what she does with her clients. She makes each person feel comfortable. She captures everyone's personalities perfectly. Her pictures tell a story!! I'm so thankful for all the years she has captured our family's moments. We highly recommend her to all our friends and family."

-Julie A

Dear friends of ours Jason, Julie, Hunter and Madison at spring grove park in jamestown

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

Family pictures can be stressful. Especially with kids. The older ones can be grumpy. The little ones, uncooperative. I was very excited about getting these done & had high hopes. But the baby wouldn’t smile. I was feeling a little disappointed but Kara was so fun & relaxed and seemed completely fine with it. I love how she could see the little details and knew what to do to make our pictures perfect. “Put your hand in your pocket” “Bend this knee” “Look that way” “Close your eyes” I love every single one of our pictures and wouldn’t change a single thing. They turned out perfect. And we had fun together as a family taking them. She even got the baby to smile

-Shannon B.

Studio Three family session

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

"Kara takes pride in what she does, asks you ahead of time what you are wanting to accomplish and makes it happen!"

- Tracy P.

DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS SESSION WITH THE PIERCE FAMILY

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

Kara was professional and took wonderful pictures of our family. She worked very hard to make the process as easy as possible. Next time I have pictures I will have Kara do them.

-Becca Huss

With 80% rain expected we made a last minute change to use the GR Loft studio space with the extended Evenson Family.

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

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