We love traveling, nightly dance parties in our living room, binge-watching Netflix, and trying yummy new foods!
Loves to cook. Star Wars nerd. Undercover gangster rapper.
Question asker. YouTube lover. Only has one dance move.
As young kids in middle school, Jacob and I quickly became best friends. Looking back, I never thought he would one day become my lifelong partner. Although, when we started dating in highschool, it didn’t take long for me to realize the impact his presence made on my life. Whether it was his silly impressions or the surprise date nights, I knew my greatest accomplishment would be becoming his wife. Now, all these years later, he still makes me ugly laugh until my side cramps up. Our love for God remains the center of our relationship. The obsession we have for all things Disney keep us young at heart. Our ability to support each other's dreams and goals encourage us to continue reaching. Not to mention, our ‘dog parent’ mentality that has us patiently awaiting the day we begin to grow our own little family. Through all stages of life, Jacob has, and will continue to be, my person.
Hi, I am Karlie! I am a wife, mom, business owner, and have too many animals to count. I have two children that I am absolutely obsessed with. We live on a small family ranch in North Phoenix and when I am not photographing a brand or wedding I am usually caring for our horses. I fell in love with photography when I was 12-years-old. I saved up babysitting money for months to buy my first camera and have never looked back. I attended the Walter Cronkite school at ASU for broadcast journalism and that is where I learned my technical skill sets for videography and editing. I am a very multi-passionate person, I love the art of capturing a story. Whether that is a love story and the blossoming marriage they are embarking on, or a small business and showcasing their brand identity. I am a story-teller at heart, and love all the array of subjects I get to work with.
Jacob/Jake/Jay, he goes by many names and literally does
not have a single preference when deciding which one he
likes to be called most. He is the second half to KCP, shooter, editor, funny guy, my sidekick, my everything. Jacob loves all things sports (go Chargers), Starwars, cooking, and being a dad! Jacob also runs our ranch where he cares for over 15 horses daily. He is half photographer, half cowboy. You will find him most weekends, mowing our lawn with his team shirt on rocking out to his favorite Spotify channel. Only to then come inside and whip up an amazing meal (go me!). Jacob has his undergrad in SportsBusiness Management and his MBA from GCU. He is the guy in every room making you laugh and equally the shoulder you run to when you need help, honesty, and a good deep soul talk.
Aubreyanna Ro, our first born baby girl that keeps us laughing all day long. Except she isn't a baby anymore, she is our wild toddler 3-year-old! Aubrey is the joy of our lives and has drastically changed our outlook on photography. Our love for photography has grown deeper since becoming parents, the importance of capturing our life has grown a new meaning. Aubrey can be found most days running around barefoot and singing to her favorite country songs. She loves music like her mama, and loves making people laugh like her daddy. This little girl lives wild and free and keeps us on our toes and laughing all day long.
Our Benji boy! We are so smitten with our little man! Benji was born June of 2023 and has melted the hearts of women ever since, haha. Seriously this baby is the chunkiest happiest babe out there and we love being his parents. Benji loves watching his older sister, making people smile at him, and of course nursing, look at those thighs, haha. On the weekends you can find Benji cuddled up with mom or dad, watching the animals, and now enjoying some baby food! Once again having our second child has changed our photography for the better. We photograph siblings with a new perspective, and the mother son dance now wrecks me to pieces.
Jacob and I met when we were just 12 years old. We were only friends at first, but quickly grew into the kind of best friends that helped each other work through their boyfriend/girlfriend problems. When we were 15, Jacob asked me to homecoming as “just friends” (I put quotes around this because you’ll soon see that my clever little Jake had an agenda). A month after homecoming, Jacob asked me to be his girlfriend. I was hesitant at first because I didn’t want to ruin our friendship, but after a night of listening to Jacob present all the reasons why we should be together (seriously), I said yes—and we’ve been together ever since!
A few months after our high school graduation, we took a trip to Disneyland (where dreams do come true) because Jacob proposed! We were 18-years-old, so a lot of people thought we were crazy! We always knew we would spend our whole life together, so why wait? Jacob was so nervous when he proposed; he sweat right through his shirt and actually forgot what he was going to say altogether. Instead, he just blurted out, "WILL YOU MARRY ME!" Needless to say, I instantly became a puddle of happy tears and could barley squeak out my ‘yes’.
Flash-forward a few years, Jacob and I both graduated from college and had the wedding of our dreams! Jacob earned his undergrad at Grand Canyon University in Sports Business and Management. Only a year later, he went on to complete his MBA. I received my degree from The Walter Cronkite School for Broadcast and Journalism as a proud ASU Sun Devil! Only 9 days after my 21st birthday and 3 days after Jacob walked at graduation, we tied the knot in Phoenix, Arizona. We’ll forever remember dancing the night away with our closest friends and family!
The first 4 years of our marriage consisted of buying our first home, lots of renovation projects, and traveling..ALOT. We traveled all over Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. There were months we literally lived out of a suitcase and never bothered unpacking it. We learned our favorite thing to do together is explore new places. Whether it's a new country or a new restaurant in our home town, we connect and bond over exploration together.
On July 3rd 2020 our love story took a massive leap as we welcomed our first baby into the world. Aubreyanna Ro is the little girl we have been dreaming of since we were teenagers. Aubrey is the light of our lives and we now know we did not know THIS type of love until we met her. Aubrey is filled with joy and nicknamed "sunshine girl"
she radiates love, fun, and spunk. We have already joined her into our adventure group and now the 3 of us love to explore together.
On June 5th 2023 our family grew again and we welcomed our first son into the world. Benjamin Jacob is our sweet sweet boy. We are so obsessed with him and are loving being a family of four!
This is what I believe in and choose to live by:
Be honest and true to yourself. No matter who you are or what you do, BE YOU. Don’t just show it, STRUT it. Be proud of who you are and learn how to love the skin you were born in. We are all uniquely different and beautiful. My goal as a photographer is to show off EXACTLY who you are.
The short and sweet version is that Karlie's photography skills combined with her client care from start to finish is simply outstanding and without a doubt deserves a 5 star in my book. She not only orchestrated the entire event from choosing the perfect location and provided extra dresses for me to chose from, she literally rolled up her jeans, got down and dirty in a mossy river, just to get the perfect shot for me and my baby. If that's not dedication, I don't know what is.
Karlie took my senior graduation photos this past semester and they were everything I could have asked for and more! She is so sweet and easy to work with. My pictures came back so fast and I couldn’t be more pleased. Highly recommend Karlie for all of your photography needs.
Karlie Colleen is a wonderful photographer! She knows what she is doing and she is great at her job. We wouldn't go anywhere else! Thank you for all the beautiful pictures.
We had so much fun traveling through Asia! Japan, Thailand, and Bali were our main stops, and then we had a day in Sydney Australia. I hope this video inspires you to visit the beauty Asia has to offer! Subscribe to our Youtube channel to see more of our travel videos, and tips & tricks for your next adventure!
We had so much fun traveling through Europe! It was a 2 week girls trip with my mom and sister. We traveled through Hungary, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. It was such a special trip because the three of us girls are Hungarian and while there my sisters surprised us with her pregnancy announcement!
Kauai is one of my favorite islands of Hawaii. The garden island is filled with so many activities from snorkeling, surfing, rafting, to horse back riding, food tastings, and helicopter rides. In todays video I want to show you the beauty of Kauai through my lens.
San Fran is a bustling city with so much diverse culture and jaw dropping views. Jacob and I had so much fun exploring this wonderful city for my birthday a few years ago. I hope you enjoy this travel vlog!