Karilyn Joy Portraits




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about karilyn 


Having spent most of my career in New York City, I've photographed actors, models and celebrities alike. While it's thrilling to work with a team of artists on a project, I always crave a deeper connection with my subject. 

Through photographing so many people, I've learned that there's only one thing we care about when it comes to being photographed. When we look at an image of ourselves, we want to see our best self reflected back at us. 

I want to show you what others see: the best version of yourself. There's no such thing as being "photogenic" or not. You just need to be comfortable in front of the camera, and it's MY job to create that environment for you. 


Am I the right photographer for you?

I love to photograph people and relationships. All are beautiful and welcome. Going through a professional portrait session is a wonderful act of self discovery, and I invite you to learn something new about yourself through this process.

I create art. At the end of our time together, you'll have beautiful artwork of yourself that you can proudly display in your life, whether that's in a frame on your dresser or a full blown gallery wall in your home. This art is for you

I invite you to reach out to me and introduce yourself. Let's create your dream shoot! 

Karilyn is a portrait photographer based in Portland, Oregon and New York, New York. 


the experience


1. reach out

Send me a note via the contact form, shoot me an email, or give me a call. We'll chat about what you want from your photo session and I'll give you all the details about pricing & products. This is when we'll schedule your consultation.


2. visit the studio

A consultation is required for each photo session. You'll get to see where we'll be shooting and we'll discuss all the details like hair, makeup, wardrobe, etc. You'll also get to see the product options and get pumped for your session! If you're not local or can't get to the studio, we can do this over the phone. 


3. pick a date 

At your consultation, we'll choose a date for your shoot and put you in my calendar. Boom! You're in.   

4. The shoot

Stroll into the studio, relax in the makeup chair and  get your glam on. Then rock your shoot! Not sure what to do in front of the camera? No worries, I'll walk you through every step of the way. 



About two weeks after your photo session, you'll come back to the studio to view your final images. This is when you'll choose your favorites! You only purchase the images you love. You'll walk out the door with your images in hand, ready to show everyone how stunning you are. 




I'd love to photograph you. Send me a note in the form below, or shoot an email to karilyn@karilynjoy.com. You can also reach me at 620.200.7521. 

Sessions available in both the Portland metro area and NYC. Available to travel.