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Wishing You and Yours A Very Merry Christmas!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

So much to be grateful for!

Our Precious Bundle Has Arrived!

The past 10 months have just flown by!
preganancy collageWe welcomed our precious bundle on October 26th and have been in awe ever since!

Filled with Love,

Karen & Mike Galli


Early Morning Beauties! -family sneak peek

I had the pleasure of rising with the sun and capturing this beautiful family in some gorgeous morning light last weekend. I love their amazing outfits, coordinating without too much matchy-matchy is always my favorite.  Here’s a sneak peek from their family session:

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Big brother got to be the “standout” looking handsome in his plaid shirt!blog r family2

This darling sister was all giggles and smiles!blog r family3

And this cutie patootie was a little angel!blog r family4

I just love capturing all the different personalities in a family photo!  Their energy was a great way to start the day and kept me motivated throughout the weekend!

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Thanks for such a fun morning you little darlings 🙂blog r family5

More pics of your beautiful family coming soon!

Karen Galli

Chasing the Sunset – The Holidays are Coming!

WOW – Since my last blog post, it’s been a whirlwind around here!

Thanks to all of my wonderful families who have contacted me to do their holiday photos before my maternity leave, which is just around the corner! The calendar is almost full with just a few available dates. But don’t worry, if we’re not able to get together early, I have started a waiting list of families to contact when I return to work 🙂

Here’s a  little sneak peek from my most recent session!

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Photographing this family is always such a pleasure! It’s amazing how much they change from year to year, and we always have a blast chasing the sunset together 🙂

Thanks for another fun session!

Karen Galli

Coming Soon – Maternity Leave

This morning I spent a little time making some baby “thank you” notes, a collage for Mike, and looking forward to the future 🙂


Speaking of looking towards the future:

I will be off starting the month of November on maternity leave. In the past, November has been my busiest month, so, for those of you who are interested in crossing off  “holiday cards” early this year, I’ll be offering an early bird package (August
through October).

Email me for details:


Happy 2nd Birthday!


Arrrh Matey!

Arrrh Matey

I can’t believe this little pirate turned 2 this month!

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You’ll notice he’s still a big Elmo fan 🙂

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Such a sweet big boy!

My fish Elmo

Happy Birthday buddy!

Happy-2nd-BirthdayIt’s been so much fun watching you grow from that 6 month old baby I met not too long ago.

Thanks for a super fun morning!


Psst…if you’ve got a little one with a birthday coming up, I’d love to meet up for a few fun shots. Let’s get you on the calendar!

Great Expectations

Mike and I are super excited to share with you our 24 week baby bump!

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Our little guy will be arriving around November 6th 🙂

granite dells merge_1Have a beautiful day!

Karen and Mike

Happy 7th Birthday! – Celebrating with a Splash at the Water Park

Spent the morning at the water park with one of my favorite families.

Turning 7 is Awesome!

Happy Birthday

Birthday Girl

More to Come

So much more to come 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!


Light Painting, Fireworks, and Summer Fun – An Activity for Kids (Grown-Up Kids too)

Fireworks have a such a magical feel for children and grown-ups alike. We look forward to that grande finale, but then are a little bit sad when the celebration ends.


One of my nephews’ favorite activities, Light Painting, continues the fun throughout the year! In preparation for photographing fireworks and as a “Grande Finale” to my summer enrichment class, we always celebrate with Light Painting. The students learn to set their cameras to their Fireworks, Long Exposure, or Manual Modes to extend their shutter time and let the fun begin.

They enjoy writing messages,

Writing Messagesplaying with glow sticks,

Glow Sticks1 Glow Sticks 3 Glow Sticks 2tracing each other,

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and, this year’s all time favorite, creating “Balls of Light!”

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I highly recommend experimenting with Light Painting. It’s a great indoor and/or outdoor activity for the whole family!

I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Karen Galli

Psst…The Balls of Light were inspired by photographer Denis Smith.

Totally worth googling when you have a chance 🙂