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About Karina.

A camera takes a picture, but an outstanding photographer captures the essence of the life in that moment. Karina Hiller, an on location photographer based out of Calgary, Alberta, does that and more. Specializing in maternity, newborn, children, families and weddings, Karina pushes the boundaries of the beauty in a picture into a realm rarely seen. With her artistic eye and simplistic yet stunning style, she turns fleeting memories into tangible keepsakes.

Four years ago, after the birth of her first daughter, the impulse to catch every second of this brand new life lead her to the camera. Soon, it began acting as another limb and her love of photography began to flourish and grow. With hard work, a great amount of passion and the drive to learn and perfect this medium, Karina has fine-tuned this art form into the striking images you will see today.

This dream became reality due to the love, support and encouragement of her amazing husband Jamie, her two little girls, her friends and family and all those who asked her to capture part of their journey. Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to take your time, leave a comment and enjoy some pieces of my life’s passion.


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oohlala…a christmas contest?

I decided this Christmas I wanted to do something very special for someone, someone that really deserves it.

I had the idea of giving someone who you know that really deserves a free photosession with oohlalaphotography the opportunity to win, which is valid until December 2011.  To enter you must write the name of the person you nominate (you cannot vote for yourself and you cannot vote more than once), why they deserve a free photosession & your email.  I will randomly put all the names in a hat & have my hubby pick a name and I will announce the winner and contact you with all the details.

You can write all the information in the comment section at the bottom of this blog post.
The nominator will also receive 15% off their next entire session with me.

I will draw a winner on Wednesday December 22, 2010 @ noon

Have a blessed day,


by Karina


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December 20, 2010 - 1:29 pm christine - i would like to nominate rose & rob mauer (in winnipeg) & their family for a free photo session. they are such an inspiration to me. 3 years ago, their first daughter, katharina was born with severe damage to her heart. katharina's first months of life were lived in the hospital, & in pain, with her parents close my her side. since then, she has had a number of surgeries, & basically defied all the "nevers" the doctors told her parents when she was first born. well, this month will be katharina's third birthday, & this year, she is celebrating with a new baby sister anna, who was born in october. rose & rob are awesome, loving parents. they are people who are so so strong, & i think it would be wonderful for them to have a photo session to capture all the joy that fills their lives right now! love your work, karina! love, christine :)

December 20, 2010 - 9:05 pm Tracy Spratt - I would like to vote for Shaun and Karla Lysak, they're an inspiring couple with awesome hearts for God. They've had incredibly tough year and I think they deserve many blessings including this. Very awesome of you to do a contest like this! Have a wonderful Christmas!

December 21, 2010 - 7:25 am Wendy - I would like to nominate my parents, Maggie and John Grafeneder. They have been married for 30 years, and they haven't had professional photos taken since their engagement! This would be a very special treat for them.

December 21, 2010 - 8:48 am Chrissy - Merry Christmas Karina, I would like to nominate my Mom with her grand-babies. She has never had a picture done of all the kids together with her. This year she has help us out so much when I was sick, that I would love for her to have something really special.

December 21, 2010 - 9:46 am Kelsey Clarke - Hi Karina! I would love to nominate my mom and her grand-children. Like all of us, I know that I wouldnt be the person, mommy and wife that I am today and I owe alot of that to her :) She is the strongest,most optamistic and loving person that I know and I constantly look up to her. We are always trying to get her in our pictures and she never wants to :( I would love the opportunity for her to see how beautiful she really is, since you capture it so well!!

December 21, 2010 - 6:56 pm kate - Oky doky....i would like to nominate a girl that i work with! She is a single mom to a beautiful little boy. She never complains, she always smiles, she works full time, and she has a heart of gold! She has never had professional pictures taken of her little family....and i know that she would absolutely adore your talent to capture her memories at this moment in time! Her name is Sasha Cosgrove.

December 21, 2010 - 11:14 pm Tonya - Merry Christmas Karina!!! I would like to enter my friend Malaina, she is a very inspiring person and just lost her uncle and now knows the importance of memories. She has seen everything that you have done for us, and always says that maybe with the next baby they will try to do something like that. She has been a great friend through thick and thin and deserves the great work you do to capture the special moments in our lives. Her daughter is a little diva who needs to be on camera!!

December 22, 2010 - 10:11 am Karina - Thank you all so much for your nominations and for sharing, I wish I could have pulled all your names but I did do the draw this morning and got my hubby to pull a name out of a hat........ the CHRISTINE! Congrats Christine, I'll be emailing you with more information shortly. I'll be hoping to do a few more contests in the near future. Thanks again! Karina

December 22, 2010 - 3:19 pm Bao - What a fantastic idea, Karina. I am sure whomever won this contest will be thrilled to have you photograph their family. Your work is the perfect xmas gift. Hope you and your family are enjoying the christmas season.