Karen Marie Jenkins, is a Visual Brand Artist, Personal Brand Photographer, and writer who inspires others to embrace and project their authentic selves. Through Karen Marie's creative style of photography and inspirational writings, she empowers women to be bold and go for their dreams because she knows what it feels like to be unsure and not confident about oneself.  Karen is invested in supporting women and girls in visually communicating 'stand out' powerful images that align with who they are authentically and unapologetically.

Karen Marie is an artist with a creative and writer-ly approach for producing standout images. 

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Hello, I'm Karen Marie

A Creative: Personal Brand Photographer, Aspiring Fashion Designer & Illustrator.

The administrator of the Treye Jenkins Smith Art Fund

Personal Brand Photography is a niche type of photography that visually captures your story and projects your brand in an editorial magazine layout manner. Personal brand photography aims at telling your story while capturing brand elements in an authentic way. The great thing about personal brand photography is that your images are unique because you are!

Let me help you:

Be Unapologetically YOU!

Stand out images that capture your brand and tells your story!

​​​​​​​​Karen Marie Images & Photography 

 I am A
 Visual Brand Storyteller!

Who is Personal Brand photography for?

Click for gallery Curated Visual Stories

 I am a creative artist with a passion for  Fashion & Images!

I am creative with multiple creative outlets.  As a personal brand photographer, I am passionate about serving female entrepreneurs, corporate women, and creatives who aren't afraid to step outside the traditional photography box. You don't come to me for basic pictures. My goal is to create engaging, powerful images by empowering my clients to bring forth their true authentic selves without apology. That takes my storytelling and brand ideation process with an end result that tells your story in a confident, creative, and genuine manner that truly aligns with who you are while visually telling your story. My ideation process is in-depth, but together 'We will create bold statement-making images'.  

 In the fall of  2021 with covid keeping me close to home,  I returned to a childhood creative dream: fashion design.  This was a childhood dream of mine over 50 years ago when I sketched fashion designs. In addition, my mother sent me to a sewing class at Sears where I learned to sew,  I learned to sew but I never learned fashion design. There were few people of color who look like me in this space.  In early 2022, I returned to sewing and designed my very first outfit.  In October 2022, I attended Columbus Fashion Week and debuted my first fashion design. A fashion design college student interviewing VIP guests said she loved my outfit and asked me who I was wearing. I was proud to say me! I look forward to this creative journey!

​Another unexpected creative outlet came at the close of 2022,  with the death of my son Treye Jenkins Smith from a tragic car accident. He too was a creative who excelled in pencil drawing in particular portraits. He had an uncanny attention to detail. He left his legacy of art with his children, especially his daughter who has taken up his love for art in particular painting and fashion art. To continue his legacy we began a scholarship to support artists or those who are interested in art and look forward to other art outlets in his name.  A scholarship was given in his name in Summer of 2022 Click to see recipient. 

Cap-ti-Vate Your Brand! 

             Quick Quiz...

1.  Do your online images communicate a visual story or project your business brand? 

2.  Does your brand image line up with who you are, and what you represent?

3. Do you need help visually articulating your story or personal brand?

4.  What is your brand message: do you need support in clarifying and visually communicating your brand?

5.  Are you in transition from a career, a life change and you want and/or need a new and even bold look that visually communicates where you are going?

Contact me for a personal brand photoshoot, and one free consult contact me @

I'm a Writer, Too!

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What is Personal Brand Photography?

  • Anyone who wants unique, editorial magazine layout images.

  • Startup entrepreneurs who want brand level images for their products and services.

  • Those who are re-entering the workforce and need updated images.

  • Those who have or will be experiencing a major lifestyle change (i.e. retirees) and need unique images to compete in today's market.

  • Those who want unique, authentic and beautiful images.