Thursday, February 25, 2010


I have always had a soft spot in my heart for young girls. I enjoy talking to & mentoring them to see where they are mentally. I guess it stems from being a former case manager, where I had the opportunity to work with mostly teenage girls who were either pregnant or already a mother. This job provided me with the opportunity to have real one-on-one talks with "my girls", which is how I often referred to them. Although most of them came across as confident and outgoing they would eventually open up to me and I saw that a lot of them suffered from low self-esteem. Girls with low self-esteem are at risk from suffering from depression, eating disorders, having a poor body image of themselves etc. For quite some time now, I have thought about and asked myself, "What can I do that would allow me to reach out to young girls to help them build up their self-esteem?"

This is why I would like to announce my "I AM BEAUTIFUL" session for young girls between the ages of 11 - 19. I want girls to see how beautiful they really are. I want to provide them with an opportunity to have their model moment and to let their personality shine through.

I want these girls to know that......
  • What the media portrays as "beautiful", most people do not fit these images.
  • Standards of beauty change over time and differs among cultures
  • The value of a person is not determined by their appearance
  • A person who accepts and feels good about their body will be more likable and attractive to others
  • Individual bodies are different sizes, shapes, and colors
  • Differences make us unique
  • Good health habits, such as eating nutritiously and exercising, can improve the way a person looks and feels
  • They should be proud of the special qualities of their body
Each month, I will be providing a complimentary "I AM BEAUTIFUL" session to up to 2 young girls that will include a photo session lasting up to 1 hour, light makeup application (optional), a complimentary 8 X 10, 25 rep cards, up to 3 photos uploaded to Facebook, & discounted prints. To nominate a girl, please submit a short story to specifying why your nominee should be chosen. Please be sure to include the name, age, & grade level of the girl you are nominating.

If you would like to just schedule this session for a young girl, it is currently available for $75* (valued at over $200).

*Only a limited amount of these sessions will be available each month.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Baby & Child Contest

Capture each little moment of your child's life!

Let Karla Michelle Photography help document your child's ever-changing stages with priceless portraits that will be with you for a lifetime! Schedule an appointment with me from now until June 21st, and your child's portrait will also be entered into an annual Baby and Child Contest held by a professional lab that I use. A range of prizes will be awarded from $500 - $5,000 in cash!

Portrait sessions are limited so please call today to reserve your child's appointment.

Children, infant to age twelve, are eligible.
Images must be taken between January 1st and June 21st, 2010

Book your session!

I'm Going to do Better

It's been a while since I've posted anything. I wish a could provide you with a legitimate reason but I can't. What I can say is that I've been really busy. I've recently moved into a studio and I'm in the process of getting it setup they way I want. This alone is extremely EXCITING! What I will say is that I plan on doing better. I will get back on track by keeping you up-to-date on what's going on with Karla Michelle Photography.

Since I've missed a lot of Holiday's, let me do a little catching up.....

Happy 4th of July!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Merry Christmas!
Happy Kwanzaa!
Happy New Year!
Happy Valentine's Day!