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©Copyright 2014 Karen Nicole Photography | Located in North Alabama | 256.653.4675
I'm a mom, a fiance, an only child, a grand-daughter, a niece, a cousin... and a TON of other things, like a sports fan, a gym rat (which is a good thing, considering I'm a chips-n-guac-n-salsa addict), and a talkative and laughing photographer that uses way too many exclamations and smiley faces in anything I write!! :)
My love for photography started when I was a little girl, and really blossomed when I was on the yearbook staff in high school. (Thankfully, photography and editing has come a long way since cropping with grease pencils!) The photography bug really bit me when I was given a DSLR one Christmas... I did everything I could to learn more about my camera and photography in general.. at first it was a little frustrating learning about all those little buttons, but boy was it worth it!
I love being around teenagers.... they have such a free-spirit and they always seem to have some fantastic ideas for their portraits! Most senior girls love to get their hair & makeup done so they can dress up and pose for the camera and most guys like showing off their cars, trucks and other 'big boy toys'!
As for couples, well, I just love LOVE! I finally found the man that my soul has longed for and I truly want to see others in love and experiencing a feeling that is like none other... I want to document those sweet moments that two people in love share.... whether it's at an engagement session, their wedding or an anniversary session!
The best thing about me really isn't actually anything about me at all.... It's that I can only be any of the things listed above because of Jesus Christ.. I am blessed beyond measure and praise God everyday for each of His blessings and to be able to have an awesome job showing off the best in the people! :)
I'd truly be honored to be able to help you capture the special moments in life. Shoot on over and contact me! :)
I have two kiddos, Trey (16) and Blake (11) and the love of life, Garey, has two kiddos too.. Garick (16) and Cydney (13)! We spend a LOT of time together biking, camping, running, walking, going to the gym, at church, watching movies, and a bunch of other adventure-filled things! :)
A few years ago, I met a man that unbeknownst (that's one of my grandma's words) to either of us, would became the love of my life... We attended the same church for several years, but didn't know each other until 2012.. in fact, I actually knew his kids before I even met him! We officially met in 2011 when Garey's kids wanted to help out in Pierced, which is our annual Easter production at church. At this point, I only knew him as the guy who's kids were in it. But in 2012, we needed someone to play Jesus in the play and our director thought Garey 'looked like Jesus' and at the same time, he was feeling the call to step up to play the role and went to tell her what he was feeling... and so, he was cast as Jesus! I play Mary Magdalene, so we were spending Sunday afternoons at practice and really started to notice each other... little did we know that we were talking to the same people trying to figure out a little more about each other! He asked for my number one afternoon and the rest is history! On our first phone call, we talked for 6 hours... Needless to say, God stitched together a perfect love story, that was based on Him... We're like PB&J, Mac & Cheese, Mork & Mindy, Bonnie & Clyde, and... well, you get the idea.. We have no doubt that God led us together.. He gets all the praise! :)
Chips, salsa & guacamole (if you ever hear me talk about 'green-gold', you'll know what I mean... man, I love that stuff! (and pretty much any Mexican food...)
Magazines! They get my creative juices flowin'! Some of my favorites are Professional Photographer, Allure, Glamour, and Click! People look at me like I'm crazy when I "read" them because it looks like all I'm doing is just ripping out pages! I have a huge collection of ripped pages hanging on my office wall that I regularly visit for inspiration! I guess you could think of it like an old school Pinterest.. (which an addiction in itself!)
TV shows.: Duck Dynasty, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and because I honestly just love to laugh and sometimes need mindless relaxation... Big Bang Theory and Ridiculousness.
Music: I like all kinds of music.. well, except bluegrass, super heavy metal and heavy rap... but my absolute favorites are worship songs.. here's my Worship playlist on YouTube if you'd like to check it out! :)
My life has definitely been full of changes... and one of the best changes that I LOVE to share about started about 3 years ago.... I was in a size 16 and my goal was to be about a size 12.. I figured that was a healthy goal- it was in reach and I knew I'd feel better- physically and mentally. I started in July 2011 and met my goal in October 2011!!! I was soooo excited because I had actually done it... the old fashioned way!! Even after achieving my goal, I continued going to the gym and eating better and the weight just kept coming off! I made my changes a lifestyle and now I'm happy to report that in only 7 months I went from a size 16 to a size 6 and I have kept if off now for well over 2 years! Because of my healthier lifestyle, I've been able to help other people with their fitness goals by starting the #KNPFitnessFriday accountability fb group.. if you're interested, let me know!
Thanks for reading all my ramblings! Now it's time for me to get to know you better! Contact me about your shoot and let's get started!