Hello there! My name is Karlie. I am a natural light photographer based here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! I am a huge chocolate fanatic, bird nerd, and crazy cat lady at heart. I was born here in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on the first day of August. My parents have always told me how lucky I am to have been born here and to grow up here, and man were they right! I am so happy to have been raised here, it's so incredibly beautiful! I love all the elements of nature found here in the Pacific Northwest. I love that it gets to be incorporated into my photographs.
Growing up, when my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I was older, I remember telling them I wanted to be an artist. Come to find out, I did become an artist...with photography! I have loved taking pictures since I was 13 years old, starting off using my mom’s little Kodak point and shoot camera taking pictures of nearly anything, my cats, the birds outside, random objects around the house... anything to cure the itch to take a photo of something!
In 2012, my parents then surprised me with my very first DSLR camera, and from there my passion took off! Over the years I started taking pictures for people. All of my favorite photos taken back then and today are candid, unposed moments. Moments where the subject isn't looking and smiling directly at the camera. I have always loved capturing an image that the person didn't know I was taking, and that moment becomes special, and tells it's own story from a fraction of a second. That's what I'm after. Those are and always will be my favorite photos to take.
Along with taking photos for people, I also love nature and wildlife photography. I would always go outside and watch the birds, and let them come to me. When we took trips into the mountains, I always had my camera handy. Even taking photos of our animals in the backyard. As you can probably tell, taking photos is my absolute favorite thing to do. I am always up for it.
Being able to incorporate nature into my photography has really elevated my photography. I have fallen in love with the element of incorporating adventure into my photography. Finding a beautiful spot in nature and having my subjects amongst it makes for such beautiful images! Adventuring allows for storytelling, and you experience something beautiful yet memorable at the same time.
Photography for me is my passion, the way the lighting is, the way something is arranged, the way I want to remember something. The different ways to see something simple. The ability to be artistic and creative, to use different perspectives and ideas. An amazing moment captured that you otherwise can't see with your own eyes because it happened so fast. The fact that a fraction of a second now has the opportunity to last a lifetime.