Portraits by Karen

For me, a portrait session isn’t just about getting a good photo, it’s about creating an experience. I want you to feel what it’s like to be appreciated for being your beautiful, genuine, unique self. And it just so happens that when you feel that way, the photos can’t help but be good! In addition to being a photographer, I am also a psychotherapist, and I love to use my skills to help my subjects feel safe, at ease, and free enough to let their spirit and natural beauty come forward.

I have been working as a professional portrait photographer for 18 years. While I love the intensity of weddings and have shot more than 500 in my career, portraits allow me to slow down and really get to know the people I photograph.

I photograph families, children, senior portraits, couples, pets, maternity, newborn, and corporate portraits, as well as headshots for therapists, doctors, and other professionals. You can view my headshot portfolio here. I also find it aboslutely thrilling to document birth and you can view those photos here.

I am based in Sebastopol and available for portrait sessions in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and throughout Sonoma County. Please use the contact form to inquire about investment details and book your portrait session now.