kara hendricks

Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, Phoenix, & Scottsdale, AZ

As a former teacher for 20 years, I believe a child's self-esteem is the most important, so my focus is to provide an experience and bring that into your images.

I am a wife and a mom to 2 college kids and my dog, Millie, so I understand what it's like to have high school seniors and what a busy year it is. I will provide excellent service to guide you through the whole planning process so you can be stress free for this part of your senior year!

I am also proud and honored to be published in the  "Best of 2021 Senior Year Magazine", "Senior Year Magazine - Guys Only Addition", chosen as a "Top 100 Photographers Across the Globe", and featured in Gilbert Thrive Newspaper and a magazine article in "Shoutout Arizona".

You can find me always watching a great sunset, drinking a Chai Latte or a red wine and spending time with my family, hiking or watching movies.

High School & College Senior Photography
Gilbert, AZ (and surrounding areas)



"When a child sees their portrait  in a photograph they say to themselves: ‘i am special,
i am important.”

It is so important for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit. They learn the uniqueness of their own family and its story. When you display your high school senior portraits or family portraits in an album or a beautiful acrylic print in your family room, children feel valued and have higher self-esteem. Kara will help you get those images off your computer into a beautiful memory that fits your needs.

I love to bake pies and frosted sugar cookies are my specialty!


These are my favorite people in the world!


I love any craft from scrapbooking, decorating my home to creating festive table settings! 


I love being out in nature, hiking, mountain biking and watching sun sets! My husband and I met on a mountain bike ride too.


all the fun random stuff about me

“Thank you for an amazing and positive experience! You put my daughter at ease and she left the gardens last night feeling beautiful!

-Barb, Senior Mom

"Kara captured our son’s personality perfectly and the finished product is stunning! We have received so many compliments on our son’s senior photos."

-Tara, Senior Mom

"Kara made our daughter’s senior portrait experience enjoyable from start to finish… scheduling, location, wardrobe, photo viewing etc. I enjoyed watching Kara interact with my daughter to create natural expressions that brought out her personality. 


"Kara has done senior portraits for two of my sons and it was the BEST experience! She is super FUN and she makes every photo session unique. The action shots she took for my sons' sporting events are AMAZING! Kara has creative and WONDERFUL ideas that really make your photos one-of-a-kind. She truly loves what she does and goes the extra mile to capture memories that will last a lifetime!