Thank you so much for everything you have done for Mat and I. For those who are interested in using Karinda as your photographer (engagement, wedding, newborns etc), my husband and I used her to take our engagement photos and as our wedding photographer. I highly recommend her! Here are some of the reasons why:
1. Karinda takes the time to get to know you. If you haven’t met her yet, you should know she is the most bubbly, fun and positive person. Thus making your experience just the same. Also, like I said, she gets to know her clientele. (likes and dislikes, personality, passions, hobbies etc). Mat and I learned this (when we met her at Ashelynn Manors open house) but also during our engagement session. She is Ol’ Army just like Mat and I. (A.K.A Texas A&M University graduates). So she incorporated lots.
2. You will not need a videographer. At the Ashelynn Manor open house, she had wedding photos along with a wedding album on display. The wedding album is what made my decision on a photographer. She captures every moment, the laughs all the way to the tears. Looking at my wedding photos, it verifies my decision in not choosing a videographer.
3. She is more than a photographer, she is also part wedding coordinator. On my wedding day, she came in with her camera around her neck, a duffle type bag around her shoulder and dressed highly professionally. In the duffle bag, she came equip with bobby pins, safety pins, tissues and Lord knows what other preparations. It came in handy, because thanks to the Houston heat… humidity took its toll and I needed those bobby pins.
4. Last but not certainly least… She takes phenomenal pictures!! Karinda is wonderful!!!
-Jennifer, Bride, Ashelynn Manor in Magnolia,TX
What a blast! Kegan and I had the most enjoyable experience working with Karinda. In fact, right after our session Kegan admitted to that being “so much fun.” Coming from a big, burly man with a beard- that says a lot. Karinda cared about our story and wanted to capture that in a way we could cherish and remember forever. We have received so many compliments from our finished photos, and I’m sure when #kavanderpartyof2 becomes #kavanderpartyof3, Karinda will be one of the first to know :).
I had such a wonderful experience with Karinda taking my bridal portraits this past year! I was beyond impressed with EVERY photo! I couldn’t find one photo that I wasn’t in love with. The photo shoot itself was such a special day that I will never forget. Karinda was a huge part of my great experience. She knew exactly how to make me feel comfortable with posing in my wedding dress. Karinda has such a great personality, which makes working with her pure joy! I had been looking forward to seeing my bridal portraits because I absolutely love my wedding dress. She was able to capture what I had dreamed of and more! I have also had the pleasure of taking engagement photos with Karinda. That was the first time my fiancé and I had ever taken professional photos together and we were so pleased with the outcome. I am looking forward to sharing these bridal portraits with everyone and to see Karinda’s work from our wedding in January. She is more than a photographer because she knows more about weddings than you would know. She is super helpful and has become a great friend in this wedding planning process. I love all of her work and have even chosen her for a family mini session with my family. I am so glad I met such a wonderful photographer at the Ashelynn Manor Open House. Her work and personality is what initially made me want to choose her for our wedding. I am so glad I picked a photographer with great talent and lots of wedding wisdom! I definitely recommend choosing Designs by Karinda for your bridal portraits, wedding, engagement session, family photos, newborn sessions, or any of life’s special moments.
-Dorothy & Trey, Ashelynn Manor in Magnolia,TX
I met Karinda when we were in Animal Science together, we became Facebook friends and I didn’t think much else about it. When I saw the pictures she posted regularly on Facebook, I was thoroughly impressed with her talent and passion that shone through her photography. At the time, I had just planned a family photoshoot for my mom for mothers day. From then on, Karinda has been my photographer. I knew I wouldn’t be able to use anybody else and be happy! She shot the pictures for that session, and has since been the photographer for my maternity session, my sons newborn session, six month session, one year session, our engagement pictures, wedding day and now Christmas pictures. I’m pretty sure I will be seeing Karinda several times a year for a very long time! I can’t pick my favorite session I’ve had with her. She made me feel beautiful when I was as big as a cow eight months pregnant and when I was dead tired with a newborn! Not only did she produce the most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen, she pretty much saved my wedding in every other way. No matter the occassion, you cannot go wrong with choosing her as your photographer. Karinda is kind, and HEARS what you say. She will do anything to make your session a memorable one. There are many kind people out there, and there are good photographers, but it is rare to find someone as talented and genuine as Karinda. She has continued to photograph my family as the years go by, and I couldn’t imagine anyone else filling her shoes. We love you so much Karinda!
-Ashley & Kody, Rocking L Reception Hall Plantersville,TX
What can I say about Karinda. She did an amazing job. She captured our engagement, bridal photos, and wedding photos with so much precision. We just had our wedding this past weekend and our families can’t stop talking about what a great job she did, how she was there capturing every moment, but never interfering with the wedding and how beautiful the photos came out. More than our photographer, Karinda has become a friend that we will definitely be using for any occasion we have in the future. Karinda was with us through the whole process, from engagement to the wedding. While the agreement was for her to be our photographer, she also made sure our wedding ran as smooth as possible making sure we got time to ourself to breath and take it all in, as well as giving us a heads up on what was coming next.
-Trey, Groom, Ashelynn Manor in Magnolia,TX
Karinda is a close friend of my wife’s which is how we were lucky enough to know about Karinda K. I think the fact that we are all a little country and a lot of Aggie got the photography relationship started off with a bang. We had the opportunity for an amazing engagement photo session(and this is coming from the groom, y’all). I’m not the most photogenic guy around, but Karinda was so well-poised and fun, it made the experience very enjoyable. She used what I would characterize as both classic and modern poses topped off by shots with, Rudder, our black Labrador. Fast forward to the wedding day- it was a rainy December day in Texas. Karinda quickly put my nerves at ease when she assumed control of my rowdy groomsmen and got great shots prior to the ceremony. The whole while she mentioned how much we were going to love the photos. I must admit with the gray skies above I was rather skeptical. Karinda continued to impress with her versatility and presence by capturing all aspects of the wedding including some great candid shots of us, paying close attention the those small, important Aggie moments, and making sure to capture the essence of our wedding. In the end, her final shot was the most breathtaking moment with the rain glinting off of both dress and uniform. We couldn’t be happier with the images we will cherish for a lifetime. Thanks again to Karinda.
-Patrick, Groom, Moffitt Oaks in Tomball,TX