I'll will be in touch soon.
I'M PROBABLY SITTING ON THE COUCH WITH MY HUSBAND BEN WHILE WATCHING A MOVIE. OR PERHAPS I'M PLAYING A GAME WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY. SOME THINGS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WORKING ALL THE TIME. DON'T BE SURPRISED IF I DON'T RESPOND TO EMAILS, TEXTS, OR CALLS RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE I'M PROBABLY OUT ENJOYING MORE THAN JUST WORK.
Quit my FULL TIME job and invested in online photography education along the way.
STARTED my BLOG and email list
celebrated 10 years married to my best friend
got my first passport and traveled OUT OF THE US
MOM OF TWO WHILE TEACHING PRESCHOOL
started my PHOTOGRAPHY business as a side hustle
Photographed my first wedding
took a hiatus from the photography business to ANSWER A CALLING in student ministry
focused on family and a job working with high school and middle schoolers
still kept pursuing photography through CAPTURING youth events
TOOK A JOB WITH claim your campus 2020 A STUDENT LEAD PRAYER INVENT FOR THE NATION
MY JOB CLOSED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC
re-opened kara hanes photography
photographed over 14+ high school seniors
rebranded and launched my new website
Trained and walked my first half marathon
RECEIVED MY FIRST PUBLISHED pieceS in WEDDING DAY AND SENIOR YEAR MAGAZINES
launched my first senior rep program
Ben and I celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary
UPGRADED MY PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT
Received the grandtastic award from GRKIDS. NUMBER ONE GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN photographer
Started my second senior spokesmodel program
WON number one photographer for GRKids for the seoncd year in a row.
Started photographer education COURSES
switched to weddings and senior PHOTOGRAPHY
OUR SON WAS BORN AND WE BECAME PARENTS
BOUGHT MY FIRST CAMERA THE CANON REBEL
Photographed my first Senior Session
Photographed my first engagement session/Proposal for my brother and sister in law