Kari Rae

2012 In A Nutshell | Kari Rae Photography, Portland Wedding & Portrait Photographer

2012 marks the second full year of Kari Rae Photography, and WOW has it been a great one!! Focusing primarily on weddings (including love shoots and engagement sessions) & high school seniors, we were able to narrow our niche and provide a really great experience for our clients.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the following beautiful people that chose Kari Rae Photography to document the joy & beauty of your lives; I literally couldn't do it without you, and I'm so incredibly thankful to have met you, spent many hours of fun together, and for the opportunity to provide you with gorgeous images that will bring you joy for years to come! We are so blessed.

This post was a LOT of fun for me to put together, looking back at every session I did throughout the last year and remembering all the fun, the busyness, the laughs, the tears, and the joy that I share with my clients through it all.


Winter (Second shot for Jeff Marsh Studios; thanks Jeff!)





(The wedding images below are from a wedding I second shot for Anthem Photography..love working with my dear friend Maria!)




















































(The two images below are from another wedding I second-shot for Anthem Photography. So fun!)



























Phew!! That was fun, huh?

Again, THANK YOU to all of these lovely people for having me photograph your wonderful, crazy, hilarious, sweet moments in life. You guys are the best in the whole wide world, I'm just sure of it. :)


Why I Really Want a Pashmina for Christmas | Portland Commercial Photographer

There is a lovely new company based in Eugene, OR called Pashmina Queens.

Straight from them: "Pashmina Queens is an online store that sells high quality, 90% cashmere and 10% silk, pashminas to women at very affordable prices. We believe that every woman should be able to own as many pashminas as her heart desires in a variety of colors rather than only being able to afford one or two in a basic neutral."

And I was asked to provide them with some beautiful shots for their website! What a big, amazing project this was. I immediately got to work finding the best hair stylist, makeup artists, models, and locations around..and boy, did I find them! The team I got to work with was absolutely incredible and made our big 2-day commercial shoot much more fun than work.

A HUGE thank you to all of our gorgeous models, my trusted hair stylist & makeup artist Aleah, the ever-lovely makeup artist Katy Steele, and my two assistants - beautiful Heidi and handsome husband Zach!

So without further ado, please enjoy the dozens of pashmina colors worn in about 30 different styles....

And for a little change of pace, here we have the beautiful Kim & Bethany!

For Day Two, we moved outdoors to the Pearl District. It was lovely to switch it up and get some more casual looks in the natural lights. Yummy..

These women make pashminas even more appealing than they already are!

....And that's why I want a pashmina for Christmas. :)