Hi! I'm Karlyn.
Welcome to my world! I'm glad to share it with you.
My love of stories, simplicity and light has driven me to photography; my love of people has made it a career. I am a wife, mother, caffeine addict and reluctant exerciser; scattered artist, dormant writer, closet comfort food junkie. And my life's work is to tell your story.
From Bellingham weddings to Seattle weddings to destination weddings, private forest elopements to huge glamorous celebrations - I do it all, and love every minute. Since 2004 I've been photographing weddings and expanding my passion for capturing the excitement and love that's encapsulated in this one special day of your life. "Anda" means "spirit" in Swedish, which is exactly what excites me about celebrating this huge milestone of your wedding day: it's the depth, the spark, the eager raw joy of finally joining together as one. My desire for you is to experience an authentic, comfortable wedding day documented candidly - with torrents of unabashed laughter. I want to tell YOUR story.
Lifestyle wedding photography aims to simply showcase your real life through creative imagery. My photojournalistic style is intimate, reflective and joyful. I encourage each of my couples to join me for an engagement session purely so we can hang out, get to know each other and discover that particular spark you have together. I want to get to know who you are and then showcase that spirit to the waiting world. I particularly love small, intimate backyard weddings and private elopements; the intensity of the moments are just so honest and uncluttered that they never fail to move me.
So what about my life? I live in the Bellingham area with my smoking hot husband (who also photographs with me when I'm lucky!), our two wild munchkins and our saintly patient house rabbit. Together we love long walks, camping, bonfires, adventuring, family popcorn movie nights and creating random projects. As I'm able to carve out time (which is rare, as any mom will tell you), I love to read, write and be outside... preferably with chocolate. Always.
I'll see you soon!