Kelsey Merwin

I LOVE everything and could not be happier! I keep looking at all of the photos and either end up crying I or can't stop smiling --I love them so much! She was such a tiny little peanut @ 9 days:-) She is now up to 10lbs and its all in her cute chubby cheeks!

THANK YOU for your time, patience and professional expertise!

Heidi Limpert

"We have seen Kari Photography for over 3 1/2 years and have had several photo shoots with her. She never ceases to amaze me with her talent and ability to capture our children's expressions and personality. We are always pleased with the work and quality that she brings to photography. You will not be disappointed!"

Juli Holm

"Kari has taken both newborn and toddler/child photos of my daughters for me, and her work is fantastic! She has such incredible patience and tenderness with newborns and she captured my older daughter's personality perfectly! Her photos are all unique too; they don't look "just like everyone elses". I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for photos to treasure for a lifetime."

Kari Draves

Kari is one of the BEST photographers I have ever seen! I wish I would've know of her when I got married! She took my son's newborn pictures and they look straight out of a magazine...they are absolutely perfect! I use one of her shots for my son's birth announcements and I've never gotten so many positive compliments before! She was incredibly patient during the session and waited until she got the best shots possible. Anxious for another session!

Jenny Warnock

Kari is so patient and caring to every detail no matter what kind of session she's photographing! And so wonderful with my 6 yr old son who's not the best at always following directions. She got him to cooperate and get the shots I wanted!! Thank you Kari!!

Cathy Engen

Kari was gracious enough to be the photographer for our daughter's senior pictures. I can't adequately describe how incredible our experience was with her!! She has an AMAZING talent - and I am so grateful that she chose to share her gift with us!! Kari "came to us" we live out in the country, and we had the most wonderful and memorable day with her - and the pictures turned out absolutely beyond expectations in every way - when I think back on our daughter's senior year - one of the highlights was working with Kari - and now I am proud to call her FRIEND!! We will be using Kari again - DEFINITELY - and if anyone out there is looking for a photographer to capture one of their "life's moments", I couldn't possibly recommend her HIGHLY enough - she will exceed your expectations!!!!

Sandra Morehouse

Love Kari! She's amazing and patient and captures our truest selves perfectly!

Kaisa Johnson

Kari is outstanding. She can always capture my children perfectly and is so so good with them as well! She is kind and very good at what she does. I can’t even say enough good things about her and her photos!!!!

Kimberly Wyeth

Kari is very professional and does exceptional work. I would highly recommend her!! Thank you for capturing our new family - absolutely love the pictures!!

Mary Butze

Kari took my son's senior pictures and did a fantastic job! She is very good at what she does and I strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer!

Will Nicholson

We just had our 5th session with Kari!!

She never fails to impress. Today we learned that not only is she the "baby whisperer", but she's also the GREAT-GRANDPARENT WHISPERER!! Amazing photo session with 4 generations of our family. Thanks Kari!!

Mary Jo Winter

Kari is the complete package as an outstanding artist in her field and as an amazing person in her own life. She will bring her top notch talent in photography with her intuitive listening of your desires and tremendous knowledge of her art form to your once in a lifetime event. It takes a special person and artist to do this AND to exceed your high expectations. I can't thank Kari enough( and her assistant Bob) for doing all that and more. Highly Recommend!

Janna Salmela

"I did a one on one mentoring day with Kari. It was wonderful! I learned so much from her and use that info every time I go on a photo shoot and edit the pictures. She teaches in an easy, relaxed manner - the day flew by. I highly recommend her!"

Kimberly McNeilus

Had such a great time getting to know Kari as a friend/teacher. I appreciate her knowledgable tips and tricks. She helped me appreciate the true art of photographing things that I'd been missing in the past. I'd recommend getting photography lessons by Kari, because the one-on-one experience is well worth it, and she helps you get important details you may be missing and you also get to choose specific photographic scenes so that you can improve your photography skills in a real life experience!

Melissa Scheel

Kari was awesome to work with! She was super patient and great with both our girls.

Shipra Mehta

"I had my baby's picture taken with was amazing, I loved it!!! She is a wonderful and talented photographer. I love watching her pics :)"

Gail Marie & Hayley Hemphill

Hayley is so excited to get the prints - we all are! Great work, Kari! Your photos and professionalism is wonderful, we wish you loads of work and tons of success!

Lynn Hoffman

"Kari has done our kids' photos since oldest son's one year photos. We now have three children (our oldest and two year old twins)- and adore her work. Her patience and creativity in working with the kids is amazing, and regardless of conditions (weather, children's moods, etc) she always manages to capture their spirit and personality. She recently photographed a friend's wedding and did a fantastic job. Aside from her beautiful eye and talent for photography, she's wonderful to work with and has outstanding customer service, which is just as important to me. I couldn't recommend her more highly!"

Jan Parnell

White Bear, MN - You have a gift - you capture the the whole person. I love how your photos evoke emotion, you capture who I know my children and grandchildren to be.

Tamara Cairns

"I can not recommend Kari highly enough. Not only are our portraits the most lovely and meaningful ones I've ever had taken, but the photo session itself was truly a special experience. Kari has such a special knack for working with children, and she captured our babies personalities perfectly. We never could have taken these types of pictures ourselves. Our portraits will truly be family heirlooms. I still look at our photos almost every day. I can't imagine if we had not had Kari capture these most precious moments of our lives. I'm so grateful for her talent and patience."

Valora Unowsky

"Our portraits are so beautiful! We are proud to display them in our home and have received many compliments from family and friends."