Workshops & Retreats

Karen Ulvestad

Karen Ulvestad is a professional photographer, author, and Reiki Master Teacher. She blends her talents into her latest project Color Therapy Squared, a series of macro floral images created for uses with meditation and spiritual healing. She approaches photography as an art form, which reflects our inner state. Photography is an amazing vehicle for meditation and healing. It allows us to focus on the world, giving us a new perspective to find solutions to our life challenges.

She was born and raised in Seattle, enveloped in the amazing environment of the Pacific Northwest. She developed a love for wildlife and the outdoors at a young age through camping and hiking with her family. Her love affair with the camera started as a teenager, and grew when she became an adult. Her passion is photographing birds in flight.

Her teaching experience spans over 20 years, and she is part-time faculty at Edmonds Community College, a workshop leader, and teaches photography locally to all ages (5 to adult). Her experience includes teaching at birding festivals, Sitka Center for Arts & Ecology in Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville, WA.

Her commercial work includes product images for small companies, commercial real estate, and head-shots. Several places represent her work including: MaJe Gallery,, and Alamy. Her prints are collected nationally, and commercially printed internationally.

Karen Ulvestad

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