The Photographer

Welcome to HK Photography! Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy what you see, and I look forward to meeting with you about your next session!

My name is Holly Kardell. I am a mom to a very energetic 10 year old girl, and an amazing 4 year old boy! I am also the wife of an amazing and supportive husband. I graduated from Iowa State University in 2003 with a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. But as life played itself out, I found myself in another direction. Due to my husband’s job, we found ourselves moving fairly frequently; never staying in more than one place for more than 3-5 years. But this last move to the Kansas City area is more permanent! We celebrated that sense of permanence by buying a house!! And, I made the decision to leave my preschool teaching job of 2 years to get back into my photography. I get to take my two joys (kids and photography) and marry them to create and capture memories for others!

My goal as your photographer is to provide you with a fun experience from start to finish, as well as images you can be proud to hang on your wall! Don’t be surprised to see me try out my best silly faces, a little dancing, or some singing during your session!! It’s the preschool teacher coming out in me!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit my website, and I look forward to hearing from you!



*Photo taken by Angie Handeland and edited by HK Photography