I’m Karly, lead photographer & creative for KJP
I am a photography enthusiast. My passion for telling stories from behind the lens has been long standing. I live between Madison & Janesville in probably the sweetest little town Wisconsin has to offer. My children are THE BEST photography location scouters. They have made me appreciate the art of multi-tasking. They have forced me to recognize how important it is to take breaks and play just as hard as I work. Having four amazing children helps me to appreciate the greatness of the small moments on big days and importance of saving the memories.
Connection is everything, not only between you and your loved ones but between you and your photographers. I love it when everyone stops noticing my camera and feels free to just be, but it’s hard to “act natural” when someone has a camera pointed in your direction!! So I specialize in offering subtle direction to help you look your best to create those epic wedding day portraits. I am passionate about wedding photojournalism, family lifestyle documentation and business branding.
When did it begin?
My Mom gave me my very first camera for my birthday in third grade, a Vivitar point and shoot. I haven’t put my cameras down since. One day after a few years working in various event and marketing jobs, I came home told my amazingly supportive husband that I was leaving my job behind and going back to school to become a photographer. Lucky for me not only was he super supportive, he learned right along with me and will sometimes shoot along side me when the tide is right. I photographed my first wedding in 2008, had our first child in 2009. I graduated with a degree in photography in 2011 one week after having our second child. Kids three and four followed in 2013 & 2015 rounding out our fantastic party of six. I love sharing about us and our wild adventures on my blog too!