Behind The Lens

KKHPhotos.Com ~ Life Lit Up

Stock, Nature, Event,
and Lifestyle Photography
– Osborne, Kansas

At 10 years old, when a school teacher gave us a small photography assignment, I knew I wanted to be a photographer. My childhood friend and I made great plans to travel; I would photograph what we found and she would write about it. Good plan! Aww but life gets in the way of plans sometimes  and things happened very differently. I have long since lost touch with my old friend and my opportunity to enter the world of photography came later in life than planned but I am here now and this is where my journey of living life lit up begins. 

susan's artwork

I don’t really have just one focus [pun intended] some of the types of photography I enjoy include; stock, nature, event, and lifestyle. Yes I know, I should narrow that down a bit, but really I’ll shoot just about anything that doesn’t run away and maybe a few things that do!
In the summer of 2008 I began selling my works online with a store where my photos can still be purchased on an assortment of products from bags and binders, to puzzles and posters. My second adventure into photography was selling stock photos. It wasn’t very long before people started to ask about ordering prints for use in their homes or offices and thus was born. offers prints [with or without professional framing], canvas prints, stand outs, and fotoflots, many gift items and much more.

I have since added other stock photo agencies to the list one of which is Fotolia. Fotolia now works with Adobe to offer images for creative use built right into Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and all your favorite apps; and I am very happy to say that you can find a collection of my images included in this amazing collaboration.
I have taken on one assignment so far for Kansas! Magazine and my images of the City of Phillipsburg can be seen in the Summer/May 2012 issue.

kansas professional photographers associationIn January of 2015 I began an adventure of a different sort and became a member of the Kansas Professional Photographers Association. In April of 2015 this new adventure gave me the opportunity to enter my first ever image competition where I received two awards! I have entered the KPPA image competition every year since and have received additional awards. You can view these images in the KPPA Image Competition Gallery.  I enjoy the competition but even more I enjoy the learning opportunity of listening to the judges as they talk about what is good or not so good with each image.




Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your visit!

“Essentially what photography is is life lit up.” – Sam Abell

“The idea is to live your life in a way that makes you feel lit up.
Alive. Excited. Bright.
Half-hearted anything won’t get you there.” -unknown 

KKH Photos ~ Karen Hoar -Photographer




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