About Kari

Kari Douma, professional photographer.

Hi, Welcome to my blog! My name is Kari Douma, and I am a wedding and portrait photographer in south west Michigan.

Here you will find a sampling of my work, and you will get to know me a little bit better. I hope I can share with you the joy I feel when photographing the lives of people like you... my clients. It is a true privilege that you trust me to these important moments in your life, whether it be the dream of your wedding day, the birth of your new baby, or the importance of your family.

So, come on in and look around! Leave some comments, and check back often! If you would like to get in touch with me, you can email me here!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Blog...

I have a new Blog!  I will no longer update this blog, so make sure you check out the new one and update your bookmarks!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Oh Babies! {Grand Rapids Maternity Photography}

Richard and Gretchen came and saw me last week.  I am SO glad that we were able to get this session in.  We had the session scheduled, and then Gretchen ended up in the hospital with early labor the night before the session was supposed to take place.  Luckily, she was able to come home, and we were still able to do the session!  Gretchen and Richard are having twins, and those babies needed to bake a little longer!





Thanks Richard and Gretchen!  I can't wait to see those little babies!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My new niece - Newborn portraits! {Grand Rapids Newborn Photography}

Here are some images from my new niece's newborn session! It is such a joy to photograph newborn's! It was even more special that this newborn was my niece. Here are some of my favorites from our indoor session!






After the studio session, we went out to lunch, then did a lifestyle session at their house!  Molly was such a good girl!





And of course we couldn't leave their first "baby" out of the day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ashleigh at the Beach! {Grand Rapids Senior Photography}

Ashleigh FINALLY got her braces off!  She has been waiting all school year to get her braces off.  She wanted to get her senior portraits done after they were off... so last week we did her senior portraits!  She had a gorgeous smile too!

After the studio session, we drove to Holland State park for a beach session.  I will have to admit... it was COLD... and WINDY!  But, that didn't stop us from getting some awesome senior portraits for Ashleigh!  She did a great job of not looking like she was cold!  (My car thermometer said 40 degrees... combine that with some wind and you know what we were facing!)




Thanks Ashleigh for making the trip in to get your senior portraits done!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A little baby girl.... after 5 boys! {Grand Rapids Children's Photography}

Little Avonlea was so precious for her newborn portraits! She is the 6th child in her family... after 5 boys! (I would have to guess that she is going to be a little spoiled!) Their household is definitely BUSY! I was tired out after only 2 hours with their family last week! But, the boys were SO good, and little Avonlea was just adorable! Here are some favorites from the session!







Thank you Kim for bringing your family in to see me!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lost that front tooth! {Grand Rapids Photography}

Just a fun little thing... my son lost his front tooth last night.  I kept telling him that I need to get one more picture of him with his baby teeth in front... well, that didn't happen.  But, we celebrated that toothless smile anyway!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Graham {Grand Rapids Newborn Photography}

Graham came in to the studio for his newborn session last week.  He was such a good baby (except for a little poo... ok a LOT of poo during the session!)  

I love to show the love between the parents and the newborns.  It is beautiful how much love parents have for their babies, after only knowing them for a few days.

And those tiny little parts... they change so fast!

What a peaceful sleeping baby!