Karen’s love of photography began in grade school, developing (pun intended) into not only a hobby, but a collection of over 10,000 images from travels, events and experiences. A special exhibition coupled her photos with her own poetry, but most are stand–alone images. She uses photography to assist in her design work, historical research, and with her writing. Her photography is an integral component of her new e–book, Bonjour 40.

Below is a collection of photographs from Karen’s many adventures–from Paris to Canada, around the US and even in her own neighborhood. All images are taken with a Canon Rebel Digital SLR.