Karen Sanders

Visual Storyteller | Writer | Marketing Specialist

I am a freelance photographer and writer with a MA in Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.  What makes me different than most photographers is that my passion, as well as my education, lies in the craft of storytelling. My goal is to capture the unique beauty of an object, the essence of personality, the soul and spirit of environment.


I have over ten years of experience in professional photography, specializing in travel and wildlife, portraits (both pets and people), and fine art, plus video production and editing. My photographs have appeared in publications from the United States to Ecuador.

Since 2012, I’ve published three non-fiction books with Texas entrepreneur Sam Wyly (Coming to America, Texas Got It Right!, The Immigrant Spirit), and I have over 11 years of experience marketing a luxury consumer product to the design and architectural community.

Thanks for visiting my website.  I'm based out of Dallas and Aspen, but am happy and willing to travel.  Please call me to discuss your portrait, editorial, or commercial project.  I'd love to help you tell your story.  

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Dog Day Afternoon

One of my favorite annual events is the Dog Day Afternoon Community Carnival at the Aspen Animal Shelter. The 2019 Event is on Sunday, July 28th. I’ll be this year (for the 7th time) and I hope you’ll join me.