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Sarasota Springs, Florida

3 hires on Bark
‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


My specialization is headshots for actors, models and other professionals, including realtors, lawyers, and anyone who needs a business card or profile picture to introduce themselves. Business cards, model's composites, social media, set-up and layouts for all graphics are a specialty, including events flyers.


Reviews (9)

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11 March 2020

I worked with Karen for several years during the time that Karen was a runway model in NYC. We met at a "hair" photo shoot for a big name salon. I was a photographer and she was, of course, a model. We started to work with each other often. I was always impressed by how much she knew about the details of the industry, and of what makes a successful photo - whether for an editorial shoot, or a headshot. She's the first person who said to me, "the smile is in the eyes, not the mouth." Karen made me a much better photographer because of her intuitive knowledge of what happens on both sides of the camera. This unique perspective is what makes her such an excellent portrait/headshot photographer. She has been in the subject's shoes and knows how to coach them to get the most natural image. Her headshots are outstanding. More...

4 March 2020

Karen is awesome! I have never felt like someone cared just as much (if not more!) than I did about getting the perfect shots. She is knowledgable, fun to work with, and takes beautiful photos. I booked the first audition I did using my new headshots from her! I strongly recommend her! More...

27 February 2020

Easy, fun, and very happy with the outcome.

26 October 2019

Karen was really fun! She had such a great attitude the whole time, was patient, encouraging, and my headshots turned out great!

9 October 2019

Karen is an absolute delight to work with! Not only does she make the process easy and enjoyable; the final product is excellent! I highly recommend working with her. More...

9 October 2019

Working with Karen was like working with an old family friend who happened to be an amazing photographer! She was so supportive and encouraging during the entire process. I use her pictures regularly to promote myself! Anytime I’m asked to provide a profile picture, I use the shots she took. More...

8 October 2019

What a wonderful experience it was in working with Karen. Karen is a brilliant photographer who can tell you to drop your shoulder, lift your chin, (or in my case chins) raise your brow and do an inner smile! I have worked with her many times over the years. She has designed brilliant business cards for me and great placards for shows. It is with the greatest of pleasure that I recommend "FotosbyKaren!" More...

8 October 2019

Karen's photos are amazing. I brought her to Atlanta to shoot my whole cast at The Basement Theatre. She captured the best from all of our actors and staff! She's really incredible, and easy to work with! We are planning to hire her again for our new cast photos! More...

7 October 2019

Amazing photographer, and an amazing person. She knows what she’s doing, and she will work with you to get exactly what you need. I absolutely love doing shoots with her! More...


There is only one greater thrill than showing a client how wonderful they look, at the back of the camera as I shoot, every few shots. The next greatest thrill IS WHEN THEY BOOK THEIR NEXT AUDITION, or book directly from having sent in my shots. I have started dozens of careers, and my pictures have opened countless opportunities for actors and models.

After years on camera, I felt that I had a lot to offer photography subjects. My goal is to be the photographer I always needed.

My goal and experience is to make you as comfortable and confident as possible. My perfect lighting and ease guarantee you the perfect headshot!


In addition to the perfect headshot we offer graphics for headshots, compcards and flyers-for-events from $10. Be sure to check out the third section, 2nd photo gallery on the first page of our website: www.fotosbyKaren.com We do all basic head shot layouts, full bleed with name, or border with name, $10 with a photo session. Here you will also find models' composite cards laid out, $30-$50 with our pictures or yours, and flyers or specialty business cards, from $30 with our pictures or yours.

Retouching is included with our headshots and modeling photographs. For photos not shot by us, we offer sensitive retouching as requested and approved from $25.