I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

I began capturing images with a simple camera at the age of 14 when I received my first camera as a birthday gift. It was not until I started photographing women and listening to their stories that my true passion for photography developed at the age of 30. 

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the woman in the images and the world around them. I love to show women how beautiful they are, in their own skin, that there are no real flaws but just a perfect woman in her own individual way.

Even with it’s ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can’t wait to create images to show that!

As a creative, I find BEAUTY in the details.

The hair blowing on your face, the soft light kissing your skin, that giggle of enjoyment, the tear coming from your eye are all details that I look at. The simplicity and elegance of it is what makes your images so much more interesting. They make you come alive in a true and raw way. I give my clients the freedom to move around, to laugh, cry, to stay still if they wish.  My space is a free zone to open up so that I can capture with my camera, You.

I live in the moment and capture the beauty that I see there.

-Karla, KollectiveLUV






The love of my life, Beau.

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My passion, photography

Love weekends in the country



Favorite vacation spot, The Big Island, Hawaii


My girls, Charlie & Frankie

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I had to seek inside my heart what makes me happy, what fills my life with joy and purpose.

I’m a creative person by nature, I love drawing and painting, design, and photography. Yet I wasn’t happy just creating. I needed to find my reason to create.

If I was going to stay with photography I needed to find my reason to photograph and spread love, joy, tell a story and make a difference in someone’s life.  Seeing someone look at their photographs with pride and love made me realize I wanted to continue to do this for them.

I see that every person has a story they want to tell when they inquire about portraits. Pregnant women want to create memories of the life they carry within them and it is my pleasure to document that wonderful blessing.  Some don’t feel really like themselves and come to me because they want to feel beautiful being pregnant so they request a full makeover session. Some want to be reminded that they are beautiful in their own skin and want to see it through my lense. 

I believe every woman is beautiful and there is only one of them in the world. I want to help enhance their beauty and their real selves. In front of my lense, women are free to be themselves, they are free to laugh, to sing, to dance, to jump and act silly. I am here to tell the story they want me to tell.

So I decided to focus in woman photography to tell their stories.

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