Hi, I'm Karlee.

I am a photographer from the Northeast corner of the United States. My passion for photography started at a young age, as I learned that my only essential carry-on item was my camera back-pack. While most of my current endeavors revolve around sports, my work is rooted in portrait and creative photography.

Throughout high school, photography was my side hustle. I did senior portraits, weddings, maternity sessions, etc... for anyone who wanted me. My rates fluctuated as I went through the "oh, you don't have to pay me!" phase. As I began doing more photo work, things changed. I started focusing on more creative projects, with a focus in fashion, branding and lifestyle. My passion for photography quickly grew, and so did my need for more advanced equipment.

After high school I took a gap semester to chase my love of nature, traveling, and animals overseas. I did volunteer work in New Zealand and Ireland for that semester, working with animals and practicing my photography.

After my travels, I enrolled as a full-time student at Monmouth University studying Communication and Photography. A week after starting school, I was hired by Monmouth's Athletic Department to be their Lead Athletic Photographer for the Division 1 teams. What I expected to be a casual work-study quickly became my pride and joy. I fell in love with photographing sports, and the energy & emotion that comes along with it. I couldn't dream of a more rewarding college experience; something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

After College I bounced around a bit! First, I took a Creative Assistant position at a fashion boutique and wholesale jewelry company in New Jersey. I assisted with all of their creative endeavors, ranging from styling and executing photoshoots, ideating social content, and managing the website. While doing this, I accepted a position with Major League Baseball as a Content Creator. I was primarily located in Philadelphia, to cover games at Citizens Bank Park, but was also tasked with a traveling to other ballparks to gather photo and video of specific players and prospects.

At the close of that Baseball season, I moved down to Northern Virginia to accept a position with the (then) Washington Football Team, and was able to work with them as they became the Commanders. I photographed home and select away games, weekly practices, events, studio shoots, marketing material, and anything that anyone needed. This seasonal position wrapped up in February of 2022, and at the close of my time in Virginia, I was offered a full-time position as the Athletic Photographer at Vanderbilt University.

I moved out to Nashville, TN shortly after, and got right to work. Joining an SEC school has been an eye-opening experience to witness the love, talent and passion within College Sports. So many people/Photographers warned me that working in College Athletics was a bad idea. I'm so glad I didn't listen. I love living in Nashville, and I am so excited to grow and learn in this city. I can't wait to see how this roll will shape the rest of my career!

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