Born and raised in Texas, Karen J Montalvo is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom and member of Professional Photographers of America, specializing in studio portraiture in Colorado Springs, CO.​

As an early adopter of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (and being a bit of a self-proclaimed nerd), Karen found it natural to want to know everything possible about the program and began studying for Adobe's certification while living in Colorado in 2013. Now, she takes great pride in helping her fellow photographers master this robust program.

Constantly striving to improve and expand her artistic and technical knowledge, she embraces that there is no "arrival," only a journey as a photographer.

About Me:

2020 marks 20 years behind the camera and I think that's pretty darn cool.

  • I'm a homeschooling mother of three, wife, and garden enthusiast.

  • I have a special love for photographing aerial, dance, and circus arts, and run a side hustle making custom shirts and clothing on etsy and

  • I'm a notoriously inconsistent blogger, but I promise to try my best.

  • I'm a Certified Adobe Expert in Lightroom and truly enjoy teaching, whether it's one on one or a large auditorium.

  • I enjoy coffee, but not too hot, and no sugar, please.

  • I love photographing weddings and still cry at every "I do"

  • I'm an inclusive Christian who believes every human being is perfect the way they are regardless of all those crazy categories we label each other.

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