PHOTOGRAPHER + CREATIVE’s COACH + PRODUCER:
Hey – that’s me down there, looking a little Gumby-esque on a location shoot.
If you’ve had a chance to peruse the site or my virtual worlds, you’ve seen my love for all things vintage, bohemian, indie, and rustic chic. But as much as these things make me swoon, it’s really connecting with likeminded, socially driven, creative chicas that gets me fired up about my life and work.
With a stack of GOOD magazines, NY Times, Half The Sky, The Artist Way, and endless chicken scratch journals on the night stand — it’s no secret I’m hooked on mixing my passion with purpose. Maybe it’s the Libra in me, but I’m big on creative change makers who use their Art as Activism to fight for justice and equality.
The world is a wounded planet in many ways and she needs every able body to stand up and lend a hand.
So yeah, I love the fanciful whimsical fun that is wedding and portrait photography. But mix that with some real intentions for doing good and changing the world, and you’ve really hit my secret sweet spot.
Check out more of my street cred and official bio just below.
When you’re done, don’t be a stranger. Let me know you’re here + hop in my inbox!
Nothing excites me more than talking to new peeps and strategizing what we can create together. That’s where the real creative juices get flowing. While I love, love, love shoot days — connecting is the thing I really value the most about my work. Knowing that you’ve stopped by, and hearing what you’re cooking up in the world, truly lights me up. So, please, share + share + share!
Until we can grab a cup of coffee in person, or via Skype, throw me a virtual high-five across the interweb and know I cannot wait to meet you.
MAY YOU ALWAYS LIVE A LIFE YOU LOVE,
WHERE I’VE BEEN PUBLISHED + HAD CLIENTS SEEN:
OFFICIAL BIO: KAREN CHRISTENSEN
Karen’s images are seen in and clients include: Mastercard, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Los Angeles Times, SXSW, HGTV, OurTime.org, Bodyheart, Success Magazine, ESPN, KCRW, The Bump, The Knotty Bride, Wedding Chicks — to name a few. While based beachside in Los Angeles, Karen travels internationally for private commissions and has shot for celebrities, public figure experts, world-record athletes, and your Bohemian Bride or Hippie Chic mom next door. A former model and actress who passionately volunteers her time with organizations like Big Sister, Karen understands the pressures and the wonders of being in front of the lens. She has earned critical praise for her soulful approach to Photography.
Equally passionate about Personal Development, Spiritual Psychology, Behavioral Changes, Overcoming Fear and Procrastination, Pricing Your Worth, Work-Life Balance, Marketing & Branding for Creative Entrepreneurs, and most importantly Women’s Advocacy to end poverty and violence — Karen’s committed to empowering women both on and off camera to love their lives and their businesses. Her warm, transparent, no fluff, take action, results-driven Mentorship Coaching and Consulting is offered as LIMITED EDITION one-on-one sessions. Whatever you’re launching, Karen emboldens you to become the one you’ve been waiting for and to leave a legacy of passion, purpose, peace, even philanthropy.
When not photographing or coaching creative and socially-driven Brides, Moms, and Creative Chicas — Karen devotes time to film producing.
Recently the Photographer and Co-Producer for the documentary feature film, “The Other Shore,” following famed marathon ocean swimmer Diana Nyad, 63, as she swims nonstop from Cuba to Florida. She is also a Producer for the call-to-action followup film to Caine’s Arcade, called Caine’s Arcade 2: The Global Cardboard Challenge, about a 9-year-old boy who built an elaborate cardboard arcade in his father’s East LA auto parts shop. This followup launches the Imagination Foundation nonprofit.
Both the Diana Nyad’s story, and the Caine’s Arcade phenomenon, captured the hearts of millions, garnering massive international acclaim, nonprofit sponsorships, and press coverage on YouTube’s Homepage, Yahoo’s Homepage, CBS News, ABC News, KCRW, ESPN, BoingBoing, Reddit, Digg, Huffington Post, Forbes, Elle Magazine, Success Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine — not to mention celebrity support like Jack Black, LL Cool J, Annie Lennox, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, Marcia Cross, Arrested Development, and countless others.
Phew! That’s it for the official street cred + bio. Did you make it? Still here?
DON’T BE A STRANGER! JUMP IN MY INBOX off the ”CONTACT ME” tab!
P.S. Tweet to share one of my favorite quotes with the hash tag #ThisIsMyLegacy:
“That it never comes again is what makes life so sweet.” ~Emily Dickinson