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Hi, there! I’m Karen - a boutique family photographer with a special love for babies! 

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Now the holiday craze is over let us spend some time and look back at some of the late Autumn sessions last year.

Besides shopping what else can you do on Thanksgiving weekend? Having an extended family session done would be a great choice. They make timeless holiday gifts.

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This photo session is a holiday gift for the parents (the kids’ grandparents). The parents had asked for an updated family picture of all of them. They had done it in the past, but it had been five years and the children had changed quire a bit.

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The siblings: Left – Wendy; Middle – Rob; Right – Dianna

“My parents would plan family vacations where we would travel around the country in their station wagon for two-three weeks at a time. Although it was a lot at the time to be trapped in a car for that long a period of time, those times consist of some of my favorite family memories.” – Dianna

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Now when all the families get together they just relax and talk about all the things going on in their lives as well as reminiscing about times when they were young.

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Dianna’s family – Dianna, Jackson, Cole, and Mike. Mike and Dianna have been married the shortest amount of time, but have lived in three different houses.

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Wendy’s Family – Wendy, Bill, Liam, Emily, and Colin. All the boys in this family are Eagle Scouts.

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Tammy’s Family – Rob, Ava, Emma, Robby, Andrew (front), and Tammy. Rob and Tammy are both doctors and have the most kids.

Tammy chose the outfits. In the past, each family would pick a separate color, but this time they decided to do something different. They also felt white shirts and blue jeans were the easiest to match.

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All the girls

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All the boys

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All the grandchildren

They did worry about the weather. Tammy’s family was up from Virginia and everyone could only meet on this one day. If it was raining, it would have made for a much different experience.

“Have a back-up plan for the weather. We were very lucky that it worked for us on the day that we chose, but it could have gone either way. Coordinate colors in advance. Try to make it easy on everyone if you have a big family, because the last thing that you want to do is annoy people before you even start the pictures. HAVE FUN!!! This is either for you or loved ones. Although it can be stressful, try to make it fun. It gives you a better memory to reflect upon.” – Dianna shared some words of wisdom for anyone planning an extended family in the future.

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All the ladies

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All the gentlemen

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Yay! They did the “walk” for me! – MuSen

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“Karen was so accommodating!!! Anything that we wanted to try or do, she obliged. We were a large group, but she was organized and very easy to work with. Also, Karen was honest. If a picture wasn’t working, she let us know and we would try something different.”

From MuSen:

Extended family session is fun, but could be difficult to coordinate and stressful at times. Treat it as a get-together event for everyone and enjoy the moments! I love how easygoing everyone is and wouldn’t mind trying out different ideas with me, and if the ideas didn’t work, we just laughed it off. Weather was great that day and not too cold. It was a clear day and at the time of the session the sun position was high and the lighting condition was harsh. This imposes some degrees of challenges as we need to constantly change our locations and directions in order to avoid direct sunlight and blotching spots. This problem can also be resolved with proper use of shades and flash.

A 8×10 hard cover photo-book is included with the session. It is a prefect holiday gift choice. To find out more about the Oak package, visit here.

Ready to book your own Oak session? Contact me now.

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- JESSICA JACKSON

She listened to what type of photos we were looking to achieve and offered suggestions since she is in fact the professional! Karen was always very responsive if I had any questions leading up to the actual photo shoot and was an absolute pleasure to work with the day of our session. Everything went very smooth, and our proofs were delivered very quickly. After the selection process, our final images were delivered also very quickly and looked so amazing. We have received so many compliments and will be using Karen again in the future. I highly recommend MuSen Photography to anyone looking for quality professional photography!

"Karen was amazing to work with from the very beginning through to the delivery of our final photos"

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- SUE COLON

I hired her to do my daughters first birthday party photos and she captured the moment perfectly. I was so pleased with her work I hired her again to do a mother and daughters photo shoot for Mother’s Day. She NAILED IT one of the most beautiful photo shoots I have ever seen. Karen picked the location, lighting, told us how to pose her eye for perfection is beyond words she saw my vision and made it come true. She also was very easy to contact and communicate with. The turn over time to receive the photos was fast and easy. Karen is also very sweet it was truly a pleasure working with her.  I highly recommend her and if perfection is what you seek Karen is definitely the one.  I look forward to working with her again. Thank you so much Karen you rock .

"Karen is absolutely amazing."

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- STEPHANIE

Truthfully from the beginning when we met in the diner to the very end of our day to stay to capture all of our memories. You were a pleasure to work with and we will be using you again for sure for our family photos and every event we have. I love most about you that your attention to details and making sure you get everything right and perfect for us. 

"Karen what can I say but you are fabulous"

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