Hi, I’m Karinda. I have a confession. I have a small obsession with old photographs. Not the kind that you see in a museum, but the pictures I see when I walk into my grandparents house. Each and every time I walk through the front door of their home I scurry around looking at each and every picture of my Mother and all of the family that adorns their walls, even though I have looked at each and every one of them a million time. From baby pictures to weddings, and every life stage in between. Each inch of their walls are covered in beautifully framed images. One of my favorite images is of my grandfathers siblings from the early 1930’s when they were just babies. These images are somewhat erie but always have spoken to a special place in my heart.
One day I imagine my grandchildren visiting my home and scurrying around looking at all of the pictures on the walls, saying “Grandma, is that really you when you got married?” or “Look at these pictures of Mom, what was she wearing?!” just like I have done so many times.
Do you want to know my greatest fear? My greatest fear is that one day all of those digital files sitting on my computer will become obsolete. Just like floppy drives, and just like CD’s will soon be. That I won’t have any pictures on my walls for my grandchildren to ohh and ahh over. And being a photographer, I have to admit something else. I am the worst at taking pictures of my husband and I out and about so I have to make sure we go get our pictures done twice a year so that each year I can add a few new pieces of art to our own “museum” in our house. The very images our great grandchildren will one day remember us by.
Each and every time I package up a framed art piece for my clients home, I can’t help but think about all of the generations that will so eagerly run up to the picture and ask “is this you Mom?” I feel this piece of mind knowing that they will have at least one picture on their walls.
Each and every time I take a step into my grandparents home, I think about that photographer that captured those images. I think about the legacy they left behind and I wish I could tell them “thank you, thank you for giving my family these amazing pieces of art, thank you for allowing me to take a step back in time and imagine what my mother was like in her teen years, thank you for the image of my grandfather in his army dress clothes that shows his sweet young innocent face before going to war.”
Enough about my confessions. Now onto the fun stuff. First and foremost, I am an Aggie! Whoop! I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 with a degree in Animal Science. This is when I fell in love with photography, I started my photography journey working with horses and livestock.
Now onto all of the other things I love. I met my husband when I moved to Magnolia in High School. It was April of my Junior year when I moved from Cypress, and I met Austin in fishing class. We have 2 dogs, Paisley & Kodak, and 2 horses, Tavi & Lucy, and we have a baby horse that will be here any day.
We live on a piece of property in Dobbin, which is just outside of Montgomery, where we built my photography studio this past year. Now we are onto the crazy journey of building our very own little barn house. We spend our weekend and evenings together working on the house, and trying to create our little piece of paradise in Montgomery,TX.
Designs by Karinda Photography specializes in wedding, newborn, and child photography in Montgomery, Texas and surrounding areas including but not limited to The Woodlands and Magnolia.