Hello! My name is Karen Rippey and I am a midwestern girl from Iowa who chased opportunities on both coasts before landing in Missouri AGAIN. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in photojournalism and though I had a great time here in college, I was not expecting to be back as a mother! After 10 years in Portland, OR, my husband, 2 kids, and I are having fun exploring the nature spots and all the great family activities in the area.
A background in photojournalism allows me to capture the mood of an event, a family, or an individual without everything looking posed and fake. Because that never looks good, does it?! I enjoy letting a photo shoot flow naturally with many candid shots and posing when the opportunity arises. I create a comfortable atmosphere in which there is no pressure to perform for the camera.
Available for weddings, family and individual portrait sessions, corporate and private events, and sports. Get in touch for rates and to discuss more about what you need!
Hope to hear from you soon!
503.989.5252 (yes, the area code is 503!)