Moms, your kids deserve to see you in the photos, not just behind the lens! And every time you blink, they get older! Don't wait to lose 10 pounds, for teeth to fall out or come in, for a better haircut, let's freeze time today!
We will capture the hugs, the giggles, the smiles, and the not-so-happy-to-be-there teens (I promise I can get them to smile and maybe even have fun!)
capturing your authentic family
nashville Family Photography
Real Families. Cherished Memories.
The studio is the perfect setting for year round comfort, with a bright, crisp environment perfect for your family whether casual or dressy!
Little ones are safe to get on the floor, and dads stay cool even in the middle of summer!
The studio has a variety of looks and props to make your session unique, and you are always welcome to bring items from home to personalize your session.
family in the studio
i love being able to offer a private farm location exclusively for khp clients. Located in SE Brentwood off of Clovercroft, this property features tall grasses and beautiful fall color.
The Kutsikovich family had an array of formal portraits, the kids alone, and even a leaf toss! A great afternoon that will be forever captured in their portraits.
fall fun on my private farm
The lovely Bonner family have been khp clients since their youngest son arrived in America in 2009. Each session captures the love they have for each other. We've been all around Nashville over the years, but this session is one of my very favorites at Ellington Agricultural Center, a favorite location of mine all year long for the variety of landscapes it offers within the park. Ellington is perfect for seniors, littles, and extended families alike.
real. simple. art
When you see a squishy, newborn baby turn into a walking, talking toddler in just 12 months, you know time moves quickly. Compare 2 to 5 and you'll see it again. Compare a kindergartener to a 5th grader, and you'll barely recognize them. Eleven to 15? They go from kid to near adult! And senior year? Let me grab the tissues.
IT ALL GOES SO FAST. Each moment deserves to be cherished, documented, and revisited.
Let's capture your family as it is RIGHT NOW. Whether you have your first toddler, or a gaggle of preteens and teens, life is fleeting and waits for no one. Tomorrow promises one thing: your kids will be a little older, a little closer to leaving the next, and this moment won't come again. Let's freeze time together.
You are the memory maker for your family, constantly snapping everyday photos of your kids, and maybe of your kids with your husband. I don't need to tell you how hard it can be to capture your entire family. Kids love to see themselves and where they "fit" in your family. Let's pick a date and show them what your family looks like right now and, most importantly, what your family FEELS like! All the love, the laughs, the silly, the serious, all of the things that make your family unique.
You say YES and I'll guide you the entire way!
1. Say Hello
Repeat clients and those who are tech savvy? You can select a date for your session from my online booking calendar.
New to khp or want to chat about the season, location, or time of day? I'm always just a text or call away. I want this process to be as simple as possible. Let's get your questions answered and your session booked so you can leave the rest to me!
2. Schedule it
There are a few things to decide:
WHAT TO WEAR
I have a What's Next Guide that shows locations and features a style guide to help you narrow down your options and plan for your session.
Once those are planned out, the hard part is over! You show up on your session date and I'll do what I do best: create a casual, fun environment for your family to enjoy a few minutes together. The kids will find it more of a play date than work, I promise!
3. Planning it
After our time together, I'll get to work selecting my very favorite images from your session. I'll post a sneak peek within 48 hours, and send you a link to your online, private gallery within 2 weeks (often sooner.)
We can meet with printed proofs to complete your order, or you are welcome to prepare your order on your own! You'll choose from digital files, gift prints, wall prints, albums, and more. We can figure out the best way to preserve this moment in time so you can cherish these memories for years to come.
4. after the session
5. enjoy your photos
a la carte menu for prints/digitals/wall art/albums
session fee: $350
The khp experience is exceptional from start to finish. The editing is immaculate and the products are designed to be cherished by your grandkids! Each session has a session fee, for our time together and my expertise. No files/prints are included. After the session, purchase as little or as much as you want a la carte. Family session clients spend an average of $900-2000 per session.
We hired Karen at a friend's recommendation when our 3rd child was 6 months old. She's captured our birthday parties, family sessions each year, and even was in the delivery room for the birth of our 4th child! To say we trust her and consider her our friend is an understatement. We have so many beautiful memories in albums and on our walls of every stage of life with our kids. We couldn't be happier! Renee & Chuck
The FAWCETT family
Karen is a dream to work with. She can effortlessly capture a genuine smile from a fussy toddler to a testy teenager and everyone in between. She has been photographing our family for nearly 15 years and we absolutely cherish the memories she has captured. From booking, to reminders, to the session itself, and a quick delivery of a gallery, she truly loves what she does and it is so evident in her work.
Rebecca & Diego
The fua family
When I was in college I interned at a church in Brentwood, TN. I would often see beautiful family photos posted by several of the church members and they were all by Karen Halbert. I remember thinking how cool it would be to have her photograph my family when that time came. A few years later, at my baby shower, my sisters-in-law and mother-in-law gifted me a gift card for a baby planner session with the one and only, Karen Halbert. It may sound cheesy, but it brought tears to my eyes to have that dream come to fruition. Karen has photographed my family now for the last seven years. After two baby's first year plans and many family photo sessions, I can honestly say that her work is magic. Photographing children of all ages with the various moods they bring to photography sessions is not for the faint of heart and Karen steps through them with grace and ease. Whether we have an hour with her, half an hour or five minutes during a Santa session, she produces unforgettable moments and facial expressions from our daughters and our family. She is not just a photographer, but a down to earth, hilarious, understanding person who also has an incredible talent for capturing moments your family will cherish for years to come. There is no other family photographer for The Girten family. Regina & Jeff
baby's first year Sessions
The Girten Family
Karen, There were so many beautiful options in Joshua's gallery! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The ones of him with the guitar. LAWD. I'm so glad we added the family mini on to his senior session. The ones of Jacob smiling. Oh, my heart. These photos make me giddy. So grateful!
Thank you so much for capturing us before they all grow up and fly away!
senior session + family mini
Finding a photographer that you love that "gets" your family is no easy task. Let's connect so you can see if a khp experience is right for you.