Kristin Karkoska

Laguna Beach, California

Kristin Karkoska

Kristin's Favorites

Here are a few of Kristin’s favorite things at Mpix.

Large Prints

I believe in the philosophy that bigger is better! My client's portraits should make a statement and Mpix helps me achieve that with enlargements up to 24x36!

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I believe that photographs should tell a story and standouts from Mpix help me to do just that. I bundle my standouts from Mpix into collections, allowing a story to be told using a modern, wall arrangement. My most popular collection is 10-10x10 standouts, which looks amazing on a hallway wall in two rows of five. I also appreciate that Mpix standouts have finished edges which provides finished look and helps give my collections a higher end appeal!

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Gallery Wraps

20x30 Gallery Wraps

I strive to create portraits that are not only important memories, but also works of art. There is no better way to display custom portrait art than canvas Gallery Wraps! Gallery Wraps not only look wonderful but also have a beautiful finish to them, which is really important when using various textures and layers to enhance portraits like I do in my finished art pieces.

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Coffee Table Books

Coffee Table Books

I take a lot of photographs during my sessions. In fact, my customer's do not have room to display them all in their home! A custom designed book from Mpix is the perfect solution. These gorgeous photo books showcase the spirit and emotion of a shoot in depth with the ability to use numerous images. I LOVE the pearl paper finish that Mpix offers, which provides for a rich, unique look to their books.

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Metallic Prints

Metallic Photo Paper

I love color and contrast! For all of my prints, Standouts and enlargements, my finish of choice is Metallic. It has incredible depth and color quality and looks stunning with my organic and urban inspired photography!

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About Kristin

In 2002, Kristin Karkoska left her corporate position in the digital graphics industry to pursue her combined love of photography and working with children. Envisioning a magical space for children, Kristin created Blue Sky's Salon and Studio combining a full service photography studio, children's hair salon, gift store and private party facility all into one. During its first five years of business, Blue Sky's Salon and Studio appeared in countless print and TV media outlets, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Kristin's alluring children's photography was highlighted. Blue Sky's Salon and Studio also received numerous awards and accolades and was the winner of My Fox LA's best business award several years in a row.

Kristin's flirtation with photography first began in high school, and over the years, had grown into an intense love affair that she could no longer keep herself from fully committing to. So, in 2007, Kristin finally made the decision to focus solely on her passion: photography. She closed the doors to the 3,400 square foot Blue Sky's Salon and Studio space with its multiple features, and emerged as Blue Sky's Studio, a lifestyle photography studio focusing on children and families. Before long, Kristin began receiving avid requests to photograph weddings and fashion. Realizing an increased appeal for her artistry, Kristin broadened her scope to include wedding and special event photography, as well as commercial and fashion photography.

Kristin is passionate about supporting local and national charities, and contributes countless hours of her time, professional skill and money to numerous charities such as the inCourage Foundation, CHOC, Make-A-Wish, ChildS.H.A.R.E., 100 Women Foundation, and many more. In addition, Kristin is involved with the Business Alliance for School Power and is on the Board of Directors for the inCourage Foundation. Since its conception, Blue Sky's Studio has established itself as one of Southern California's premiere lifestyle photography studios, where the search for creativity never ends and the beauty in the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

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