About Us

So here is the place for you to get to know me, Karla Banks!


How long have you been shooting and where did you get your start?

I have been shooting professionally for 16 years.  That makes me feel old!  My photography experience began by working with Harrington Photography in Three Oaks, Michigan.  I never thought I would be a photographer and actually majored in English education in college.   During my studies, the Harrington’s referred a bride to me and I shot my first wedding.  From that event, I booked three other weddings and the business began!  For the first four years after graduation, I taught English and shot weddings until I moved to Columbus, Ohio.   I took the leap, quit my teaching job, and pursued photography full time.  God has blessed me beyond what I could ever have imagined!


What is your favorite thing to shoot?

I love shooting people.  I love the emotions, the interactions, and the relationships that I photograph every day.  I have made so many great friends through my shoots.  Since photography is so personal, I learn a lot about my clients during our times together.


What do you do when you are not shooting? 

I love spending time with family, working out, playing sports, shopping, cooking, and decorating my house.  My husband, David, owns Plain City Fitness so I have become a workout junkie of sorts.  I teach a bootcamp class two mornings a week at his gym.  Also, I took up tennis this year.  My kids, Brooklyn, 7, and Isaac, 5, keep me busy with their activities!  I am very social and love entertaining friends at our house.  As you can see, I am pretty much all over the board!


What else should we know about you?

I am super easygoing, down to earth, and personable.  I love my business but am not all about business.  I love that my business allows me a life that I love.  I love the freedom to make my own schedule, to be home with my kids, to travel when I want, to have a creative outlet, and to meet new people.  I work hard when I have to and don’t work at all when I want!  I always strive to be better at my job but work just as hard to be a better mom, friend, and wife.  I thank God for blessing me with a talent that allows me to do all of it.






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