my philosophy

I can’t imagine doing anything else…

I feel naked without my camera.

I am fascinated by relationships. I’m curious as to why/how relationships evolve. Sitting on a park bench, laying on the beach…I wonder as the people walk by.

I think a great portrait can find the essence of someone.

Sometimes I feel I’m just a mirror…

at some point during a portrait session, people seem to forget that I’m there, that is when they let go and let me in…beautiful private moments to be cherished forever.

Photography has created in me an awareness of the simple things, the afternoon sun causing droplets to glitter, the shape of clouds (they are never the same twice), the color of a sunrise, the knowing glimpse amongst siblings.

Carmen Blike 2012 bio strip portraiture web

I love conversation! Lets talk over coffee! In English, en Español ou Franglais :-)

Let me share with you what I do best – creating relaxed images that capture the inner beauty of your family’s personality. With over 20 years of experience, and a few awards here and there, I know I can help you….even if you are a bit camera shy ;)

you can reach me (almost) anytime :)