I hope you enjoy my photographs of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and surrounding area. I would like to thank visitors to this site and those who have come to my recent venue, Stoney Run Artisans Gallery in McGaheysville.
I have been fortunate to receive some glowing reviews of my work, for which I am grateful. For those who recognize a particular scene and can appreciate my photos, I feel a special connection.
I am a self-taught digital photographer. Living in the Shenandoah Valley with my family since 2002, I realized early on that the Valley is a photographer's paradise. Every season brings different colors, moods and images to capture. We make our home at Massanutten Resort, with its rolling greens and mountainous peak, which further enhances the opportunities to take breathtaking pictures.
Weekends will find me and my husband taking a ride in the countryside in search of unique photo shots. The people we encounter in the Valley are friendly and warm. They, too, know what an honor it is to live in such a beautiful place.
The photos you see in my online Gallery are available in various sizes, matted, mounted and/or framed.
"The majority of Karen's work has been shot in our beautiful Valley. Her eye for interesting subjects, composition, and color is an artistic gift. Her images preserve the integrity of our beloved Valley – its beauty, form, and function. She particularly enjoys shooting photographs of wildlife and landscapes, and is able to capture the perfect moment, the perfect angle, the perfect lighting. Her photographs stun you with their meaning, clarity and emotion. They express perfectly the feelings one has when witnessing the object, but cannot put into words.
"It has been said that she is gifted with the most important element of taking beautiful photographs – a good 'eye.' That, along with her uncanny ability to make the mundane and ordinary look spectacular with splashes of color, are what set her work apart from many photographers."