I have been a photographer for 6+ years and seriously love what I do. I thrive on capturing moments that you will hold onto for YEARS and that will be passed down. My mom has held onto so so sooo many photos of my brother and I as kids and even photos from when her and my dad were dating & to this day we still pull those albums out and relive those moments. Reliving that, is truly NOSTALGIC and that is what I want for every single one of you to have. <3 For your EPIC love story to be documented. 

Did anyone say coffee?

Hey Hey! It's Karina! 

A Denver, Colorado native but literally traveling the world any chance I get. Not only a full-time photographer, but also an educator to tiny humans. A dog mom, to two insanely CRAZY dogs and not to mention BI-LINGUAL (yep, I speak fluent Spanish) I am proud to be Guatemalan and Ecuadorian. ALSO, talk about all the yummy food I get to be surrounded by. 

a few of my favorite things

Jesus, coffee, my dogs, teaching, traveling, rings, worship music, shopping w/ my mom, Hiking w/ my dad, windows down, carbs, tjmaxx, lemonade, and the list could go on. 

Cold brew, windows down, 70 degrees, worship music, on my way to tjmaxx with my mom. (if I don't have a session) now that's my jam right there.

I do love love to shop and if you put my mom and I together at any store lets just say damage is going to be done, lol.

I am a plain type of girl, plain salad (yup no dressings) plain cheeseburger, plain hot dog, yup basically plain everything. Why ruin something that's already perfect? hahaha.

My parents met in NYC and for that but also many other reasons I sincerely love NYC so hey if you wanna get married in NYC let me know and I am there in a heartbeat!!!!!!!

No matter who and where we are, we’re all souls wandering this beautiful earth, with a different story to share. Maybe we share a lot of similarities but we won't know until ya reach out ;) 

I hope that some day the photographs I have taken make it into someone's Royal Dansk cookie jar and only hope that great smiles and laughter come out when reliving them. 

My mom also has VHS tapes of me completely embarrassing myself as well as super super shaky videos of us standing in the Buzz Lighter ride at Disney World, lol. 

To keep it short because I can seriously talk about my mom forever on how amazing she is to hold onto all of these photos - the point is that these photos share endless stories. Stories that she has lived on to tell me. 

My mom has boxes of photographs but specifically she also has old cookie tin jar with photographs in them and let me tell you looking through them is seriously nostalgic and hands down amazing. Photographs from before I was born of my parents looking like straight hipsters! As well as photos of them with friends some whom I have met and some who I didn't; but they can point them out and there is always a story to tell. 

What Inspires Me:
My moms old tin cookie jar and here's why...