Hi. I'm Karen Palmer and I'm an architectural and lifestyle photographer living in St. Louis, Missouri.

At the age of 13 my father gave me my first camera, a Minolta XG-7. Since that time photography for me has been a creative outlet and a way to share how I see the world.

Before becoming a professional photographer I obtained a degree in electrical engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology. I worked several years in the engineering field then decided to take a hiatus to raise my son. During that time I found myself wondering if I could combine my love for creating, design, and photography into a new career. I was fortunate to be able to do so and that has led me to the work you see here.

Using my technical and artistic skills I strive to create inspiring photographs that showcase the work of creatives. I am honored that my clients trust me to deliver high quality photography for editorials, contests, portfolios, and branding use.

When I'm not behind a camera you'll most likely find me swimming, gardening, or enjoying time with my family.

Please feel free to call or email me. I look forward to working with you!

tel:  314-629-7719

email:  karen@karenpalmer-photography.com

Clients Include

  • Apartment Therapy
  • Missouri Athletic Club
  • Society Social - NYC
  • ASD Interiors - Burbank, CAMarcia Moore Design
  • Marcia Moore Design
  • Karen Korn Interiors
  • JCR Design Group
  • LU Design Build
  • th + a architects
  • Edward M Stevens Architects
  • Joni Spear Interior Design
  • Universal Design Specialists
  • National Kitchen & Bath
  • Jennifer Chapman Designs
  • McAvin Design
  • Nichiha Modern Homes
  • BH Management Services
  • Rivergate KW Residential
  • MorganCo Design/Build
  • White Pines Wood Products
  • Southern Illinois Eyecare
  • Zencity


  • American Farmhouse Style Magazine
  • St Louis At Home
  • Design STL
  • St Louis Homes + Lifestyles
  • Cherry Diamond Magazine
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