"My father taught me to always reach for the stars, my mom was rarely without her camera. I love moving through a crowded room of strangers stealing priceless moments. Most of all, I really enjoy what I do. I believe that exposure not only pertains to light or the camera but people. Drawing on a distinct ability to create a comfortable and trusting environment in an instant, I strive to encourage individuals to open up for the camera, creating photos that reflect a connection. I'm a hopeless romantic mixed with a good dose of comedy and eternal sunshine. I take pride in seeing the little things from an angle you might not have considered before you met me."
Capturing events for nearly 10 years, Kari specializes in wedding, portrait and Bar/Bat Mitzvah photography. Native of California, Kari currently resides in New York and is the owner and lead photographer of Kari Otero Photography and Monarch Boudoir. Above and beyond her photographic skills, she also has an extensive background in performance and art direction. This work required a keen ability to quickly see and understand how people move and present themselves and to help illuminate their best qualities and distinct personalities onstage. She incorporates this unique expertise into every photo shoot. Kari is also represented as a photographer by 5th Avenue Digital in Manhattan.
When she's not behind the camera, Kari loves spending time with family on both the East and West coasts. There are few things she loves more than exploring new landscapes and soaking up the sun with a good bottle of bubbly!
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