Hi, I'm Karen. 

I'm an Oakland Bay Area based portrait photographer who enjoys collaborating with all kinds of artists & creative professionals. 

My background in performing arts and music fuels my process and inspires the varying styles in my images. 

Visuals, sounds, emotions, and movement are definitely my language. 

I value building genuine connections with my subjects, and enjoy having honest conversations about curiosities and life experiences, what moves or fuels us, and the humans we love.  

Images that excite me range from dynamic & colorful to soulful & honest, honoring authenticity and personal expression in alignment with the overall vision and message.

As a first-generation Peruvian American, I'm empowered to be a Latinx artist in this industry,  and aspire to support and showcase fellow artists and professionals of color through my medium of photography.  

You'll find me regularly traveling to serve the lush creative communities in New York and Los Angeles. 

Clients include | PepsiCo, Interana, NPR, Phenomenal Woman Campaign, Neococo 




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