Karen Cooley Photography » Fine Art Portrait Photography

About Karen

When you’re searching for a photographer, it’s not just about the quality of their work or the cost of their services.  There is the human connection, a bond that forms between the photographer and the people they work with.  More often than not, the families I work with become my friends – your kids become “my kids”, your family becomes “my family”.  I LOVE this and wouldn’t change a thing.


Photo credit to my lovely friend, Sandrien de Bruijn-Mesman

So let’s get to know each other a little better.  I’ll start…

My family means the world to me – a wonderful husband and three amazing children.

I admit to enjoying wine & chocolate & coffee.  A good Australian shiraz, a tasty bar of 85% cacao and a cup of Starbucks Caffe Verona will do me just nicely.

I run half-marathons and will soon be doing my first (short) triathlon.

I can listen to good jazz music any time – Miles, Thelonius and Duke are my favorites – as well as any song that Frank, Ella, Louis or Tony sing.

Rom-coms are a not-so-guilty pleasure, but I absolutely adore the classics, like Bringing Up Baby and Philadelphia Story (yes, I have a thing for Cary and Katharine together.)

Indulging in a great book is never a waste of time.

I’m currently a candidate for the title Certified Professional Photographer through the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  It’s a lot of studying and practice, but the end result – to ensure my client’s receive the best possible photography from me – is worth it.  That’s only a step, though, as once I reach that, I’ll be challenging myself to earn my Masters title.

I entered my first photographic competition through PPA and scored a 78.  An 80 receives a Merit, so my score was an amazing accomplishment, one that I am extremely proud of.

There are so many other things I could include here, but we’ll need to have something to discover about each other.

Looking forward to getting to know you and creating some incredible memories…