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Thanks for visiting my blog! Kari Lee Photography would love to be your Central New York source for Custom Photography. Here you will find some sneak peaks, info on special events and some basic information on Kari Lee Photography. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend and perhaps most importantly, a mother of 2 very busy, very adorable little girls. They are my inspiration in everything I do and the creator of my photography passion. Feel free to look around and contact me at anytime :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to School | Ilion New York Photographer

I can't believe it is that time again already! I swear the summers seem to go by faster and faster. I hope everyone enjoyed the warmer temperatures and some good clean fun in the sun this summer, I know we sure did. It was a great summer full of playgrounds and parks, swimming and sprinklers! With all of this rain and the cooler weather, I'm ready for some cider doughnuts, hot cocoa, apple picking and pumpkin patch fun!
Before we can get to all that we first have to get back to the routine school days. This year both of my girls we be in pre-K. One is everyday for a half day and the other will do a Mommy and Me class for 2 year olds one day a week. They both love school and are very excited to start the year.

Here's hoping all the little ones and the teachers have a great school year!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Giveaway WINNER!!!

We have a WINNER!!
MrsMLeone You have won a Lifetime Membership to Clickin Moms!! Please email me at Kari@Karileephotography.com to claim your prize and we will get you all set up :)
Thank you so much to everyone who participated! I know you are going to love it over at the Clickin Moms Forums!
And don't forget to check out the Clickin Mom's Blog as well!

***Winner must contact Kari Lee Photography by Thursday June 30th, 2001 to claim thier prize. If winner does not claim thier prize a new winner will be selected at random and contacted by Kari Lee Photography by July 2nd, 2011. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I love that even at just a few days old newborns have such a distinct personality. They are so much fun and their unpredictability is such a treasure to me. This little sweetheart was truly no exception. With her sweet smiles and incredible eye contact, she was one alert and aware little girl. Lucky for me she played along ;) It was also lucky for me that I had a change of clothes with me at this shoot, because when she was done....well, um...she was DONE!
I still love you Madelyn, you are a joy and a true gift to your amazing Mommy, Daddy, and Big Sisters!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

giveaway | CNY PHOTOGRAPHER | newborn child photography

Clickin' Moms has given me the opportunity to give one of my lucky readers a Lifetime Membership!! How awesome is that?!
That is a $195 value for free and that is only the beginning.


Lifetime members enjoy extra benefits including the following:

~Advanced notice to sign up for special CM workshops.
~”Lifetime Member” badge beneath your name in the forums.
~Special contests available only to lifetimers.
~Discounted CMpro member (subject to application and approval).


If you haven't checked this generous community out, you seriously need to. It is an amazing forum, with very active members that are willing to welcome you with open arms and help you learn. Whether you are interested in mastering your photography, or just want to take better pictures of your kids, these are the women to know!

I joined in March of 2010 and with in the first week I was addicted. And it just keeps getting better with the wonderful Admins, Mentors, Vendors, and members. It's a one stop shop with a wealth of information for all!
If you love photography on any level this is a great opportunity for you. Whether you are a professional, aspire to be a professional, or are a hobbyist, there is truly something for everyone offered here. You don’t need to be a mom either, you can be an aunt, Godmother or just someone that has a passion to learn and grow with photography

So how do you enter to win?

Here are the rules…

There are four ways to enter. You will need to leave a comment for each entry. If you do all four, you should leave four separate comments -no more, no less.

1. One entry for leaving a comment telling me why you want to win. If you really love me you’ll like my page, too.

2. One entry for making this your status on either your personal profile or page, “I just entered to win a Lifetime Membership to ClickinMoms in the @Kari Lee Photography Giveaway!”. Be sure to put the @ symbol before Kari Lee Photography to tag my page. (No extra credit for posting on both profiles and pages, sorry).

3. One entry for tweeting about this giveaway on twitter or posting about it on your personal or business blog. Be sure to link back to Kari Lee Photography!

4. A final entry for showing this wonderful sponsor some love by liking their page. They totally rock and deserve some serious love. Be sure to tell ‘em I sent ya.

There you have it! 4 easy ways to enter. All entries must be completed by June 25th, 2011. The winner will be announced Monday June 27th, 2011 :) The winner has until Thursday June 30th, 2011 to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed, a new winner will be selected at random and contacted by Kari Lee Photography.

* This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.*
**Only NEW MEMBERS are eligible for this giveaway. Membership fees will be refunded for the winner if you sign up this month. Existing members are not eligible.

If you want to sign up to check it all out just click below. You won’t regret it!!!


Friday, May 13, 2011


Can you feel it? The warmth. The smell. The pollen. The green. The beauty. The laughter. The fun.

Summer, is in the air :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011


I can not believe it's been over 6 months since this little bundle of sweetness arrived. I am happy to have learned that her Daddy is home safely from his deployment and is bonding with these beautiful girls. I can't imagine how hard it must be to have a child you do not get to meet for 6 whole months. I am greatful for the incredible sacrifices that our Military men, women and children make for our well being. Sacrifices that can never be repaid, time that can never be given back. These little girls gave up their Daddy for 6 months, for you and me and our country. I'm sure it wasn't the first, and it probably won't be the last, so hug your loved ones tighter and support our troops, always.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Do you have an image you just love....but, well, there's something more you would like to see from it?
Image editing can turn your special photo in to your new favorite image! Make those colors pop, correct bad color, eliminate blemishes or unsightly objects.

Check out the edit on this cell phone image:

Click on the "Editing Services" tab above to give your favorite image a professional edit.

Friday, January 21, 2011

a little bit of color

Yet another snow day here in CNY. With all the cold and snow here in Central New York, How do you find ways to brighten up the days of winter?
Playing in the snow is always a favorite at our house, but sometimes the bitter cold temperatures force us indoors, so we have to be a little more creative...

Finger paints are always a fun, colorful way to break up the day. Although it is always followed by baths, laundry and lots of clean up!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

a combination of me and you

I've thought for a while now about how I want to run this blog. I used to LOVE blogging, on my personal blog. By the time my second child came around there was little to no time left for my blogging days. I missed recording their lives and sharing with my other mama bloggers out there. I tried many times to get back to it, but throw in a business and another blog to keep up and...well, it just never happened.
So...I've decided to combine the two. While this will be a blog mostly for the business, you can expect little tid bits and a glimpse into our everyday lives as well.  After all, these girls are the inspiration for everything I do, and sharing them and the joy they bring me, will only help you to understand who I am as a person, as a mother, and as a photographer.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Catching back up | CNY PHOTOGRAPHER | Newborn Photographer

I hope that the new year is welcoming everyone in great ways! With the holidays, and our lovely snow here in the great snow belt of Central New York, things have been busy, busy, busy on the home front.

I have a few sessions up my sleeve that I need to share with you, and I am excited to announce that I am also now offering Image Editing. Click on the tab above for some more details, and start saving and displaying your favorite images today!!

For tonight I will leave you with this beautiful little princess. To say her parents are "tickled pink" to have this little girl join their family, would certaily be an understatement. Sleepless nights and countless bottles, diaper changes, and outfits, never looked so good!

See what I mean? Pure beauty!