Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nordby Family -

For a few months now, I have been wanting to take my friend Jenny's photographs with her two boys. Finally, this Sunday, we were able to get together and it was definitely worth the wait. We couldn't've asked for a more beautiful day - the sun was shining brightly on a beautiful, warm, Autumn day. It was one of the best days I've ever had!

We ended up going down Flat Lake Road and eventually found a Fishing camp/lodge. It was empty, as the season is over, and it was one of the most beautiful spots we had ever been to. We had fun exploring the grounds, taking photographs and throwing leaves! I had to stop myself a few times to just take it all in - I definitely needed that kind of day. Thanks, Jenny!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pond Family

This was a rather emotional photo session for me, as I am sure it was for Lori and her husband Ralph. When Lori contacted me to photograph her with her dogs, I could not say no. Pets are so important and they bring so much joy and happiness to ones life. I am so very happy that I have been able to provide them with memories of their two adorable dogs, especially Kismit (sp.).

Congratulations Tina on winning the photo Giveaway!

Thank-you EVERYONE who entered - it really means a lot to me and I appreciate your support. Stay tuned for another Giveaway in the next few weeks!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Millette Family Photographs -

Yesterday I headed out to Chukuni River - it's between Red Lake and Balmertown to meet up with Alesha and her husband Rob, along with their son Jayden and their Sheppard Shoka. While there, we explored their property, finding the perfect locations for family photographs. I'm quite pleased with how the photographs turned out. I hope you enjoy them too!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Kerri & Kyle - Engagement Photographs

I had the wonderful pleasure of taking engagement photographs for Kerri & Kyle this evening in Red Lake. Thankfully, the weather was cooperative and we were able to explore different parts of Red Lake, while being lightly rained on here and there.

Congrats Kerri & Kyle! Thank-you for letting me be apart of your engagement!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photography Giveaway

Hello lovely photography supporters!

First of all, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support over the past few weeks! Having the opportunity to photograph is such a joy, as this has been a passion of mine for a very long time. It is not just a hobby, but a part of my identity.

As a promotion, I thought that I would host a special giveaway! On my Facebook page you will find a folder called
Nature. In this folder there are a variety of photographs that I have taken in the last year or two. The prize: one FRAMED print from this collection, either in 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10! If selected, the print that you would like, in the size that you would like, will be given to you!

All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment on this entry, telling me
the most photogenic place you have ever visited - it can be anywhere in the world!

For additional,
bonus entries, leave a separate comment for any of the following that you may choose to do:
1. Tell me if you have become a fan / "Like" Kara Parkhurst Photography on facebook, if you haven't already.!/pages/Red-Lake-ON/Kara-Parkhurst-Photography/142517239118262?ref=ts
2. Mention the giveaway on facebook, tagging karaparkhurstphotography in your status.
3. Follow my blog (or just comment to say that you already do!) at

That gives you up to 4 entries to win! The winner will be randomly drawn and only comments on
this entry will qualify for the giveaway.

You have until
Friday, September 24, 2010 to enter. The winner will be announced on Saturday, September 25, 2010.

Happy entering (and photographing)! Don't forget to tell your friends about the contest!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Red Lake Fishing Tournament

Every year in September on the Labour Day weekend, Red Lake hosts a fishing tournament. This morning when I let Suzie outside I was welcomed by a thick fog. So, too, were those fishing in the tournament.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Suzie Photography Session

As yesterday was Suzie's birthday, I decided that I wanted to take photographs to commemorate her 11th year. We walked from my apartment to Norseman Park and took photographs there this evening. She, as always, was very well behaved and listened. She sat nicely, while taking in the sun, breathing in the fresh air and listening to the seagulls. Here are five of my favourite photographs from today. I love this girl.

Now, if only I could find the missing piece for my tripod that screws into the bottom of the camera, in order to secure it in place, I could take photographs of Suzie and I together. Hmm ...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Red Lake Fair

Suzie and I went for a walk this evening to the Fairgrounds to take some photographs. I had wanted to take some photographs of the rides in motion, so I set my camera to bulb, within the manual setting. Here are two of my favourite images. Let me know what you think - I'd love to hear your feedback, :).

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Herr Family Photographs

I had my first official family photography session this afternoon. I couldn't've asked for a better family to photograph. They were very easy-going and carefree - full of a lot of spirit and love for one another. It was a pleasure being part of their day and having the opportunity to take their family portraits.

We combined both staged portraits and natural photographs as well - with trees in the background, as well as them walking in the sand and playing in the water.

Here are a few of my favourite photographs from our session together.

Thank-you again Herr family!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


It was rather dreary here for most of the day today, but this evening it cleared up some. I was watching TV when I saw some sunset stream in around 7:30 p.m.. When I looked outside I noticed a beautiful sunset, so I decided to drive down to Forestry Point to take some photographs. I also caught a glimpse of a rainbow, but was unable to take a decent photograph of it. Sadly, the sun is setting earlier and earlier. Autumn is definitely in the air. I have my fingers crossed for an Indian Summer, much like the one we had last year!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


My mom's cat, Finnigan, is staying with me for a few days, while her apartment ceiling gets redone. At the moment, Ella and Finnigan are communicating with each other by exchanging hisses and growls. They will establish their territory in no-time I'm sure.

I am going to have a full (pet) household, as I will also be looking after Suzie come Thursday evening for ten days. Suzie and Finnigan will be thrilled to see one another. They have a very cute relationship. I'll try and capture some photographs of them playing together.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Full Moon

The (full) moon looks amazing tonight. I was out for a drive with a friend of mine (late) this evening and the puffy clouds around its brilliance caught my eye. As soon as I got home, I grabbed my camera, changed lenses and took a few shots. Here are two of my favourites.


Please bare with me as I attempt to figure out this web site and all of its nifty features. For those of you who are friends of mine on Facebook, you may have seen the photography album that I have devoted to postcards. This is really something that I want to pursue, as well as creating my own personal web site with prints that people can order. In the meantime, here are some of my favourite pictures that I think are postcard or print worthy. The majority of these pictures were taken in Red Lake, with the exception of a few from Kansas.