Hello! I’m Karen Jørstad, a fine art travel photographer living in Williamsburg, Virginia. I was raised in Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Although my educational background is in the sciences, the arts have always been an integral part of my life. I started drawing and painting at a young age, and was member of an art gallery in northern Michigan for several years. I have studied classical piano for more than four decades and currently teach piano. Over the past several years, I have developed a passion for a new medium, photography. With my busy life, photography teaches me to slow down and see beyond the agenda of the day, reminding me to appreciate the moment I am in. Photography helps me to see the sometimes hidden beauty of life and allows me to preserve it through the artistic lens of my camera. Whether I am photographing new sights on my travels, or rediscovering nearby wonders, photography brings me great joy. Through “Karen Jorstad Photography” I am blessed to be able to share this joy with others and help them to explore the beauty of this world through my art.

My photographs have been used in print and website marketing. My work also hangs in a variety of places from business offices, restaurants, hospitals and private collections. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and I hope you enjoy my work.

My work can be purchased in a variety of formats including but not limited to Prints, Canvas and Metal. All fine art prints are custom made to order. Each image is individually retouched and optimized to produce the best possible results. Images are then professionally printed only on the archival medium of your choice. Maximum available print size will vary between images. Some images may require cropping depending on the dimensions of the print chosen. or For custom orders contact me at

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All images on this site are displayed in low resolution. Purchased images are printed in high resolution. Watermarks are only on web displays.