I am Living Shasta Photography by Karrie Ann, an eighth generation Californian that has lived at the base of this magnificent volcano, Mt. Shasta since 1985!  My home sits in the north artery leading up to the heart of Shasta where magnificent storms roll in and out on the back of wild and fast winds creating those lenticular cloud masterpiece’s we all love.  Photography has been a significant part of my life since I was a child, yet is a field that continues to hold new beginnings for me as I explore each new location, subject and embark on a never ending opportunity for outdoor adventures and technological advances. I am a portrait photographer specializing in people and nature and the many faces and moods of Mt. Shasta. The process of dreaming, creating, scouting and planning details for every shoot are all key elements to my craft.  Blending light, spirit, emotion and geometry to create memorable imagery is my art! Imagery that reminds us all how Magnificent this Life really is! 

It was the year 2001 that really shaped my craft into what it is today, bringing the birth of my first child and moving to Black Butte Lookout in Mt Shasta with my best friend. It was an incredible experience to bring new life into the world and to live in such a magnificent and beautiful scenic location!  My home sits in the artery leading up to the heart of Shasta!  Every day are beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Magnificent storms continually rolling in and out over the top of us and settling on her peaks! Wild 60+mph winds working their way up and creating lenticular cloud masterpieces over the mountain so incredibly unique to our area.  I am literally living in a hot spot of activity and I couldn’t grab my camera fast enough every time a new emotion would grace the face of my children or this mysterious mountain.  Upon moving to Shasta my love for photography ignited and I began to educate myself on how to master photography with this new experience and tool called the “world wide web”.  I soon learned that if i could search it then i could learn it!  And so began my journey of being a self taught professional and environmental portrait photographer.

I am always up for a great adventure, and love to wander. Let’s go! KA


The link below shows a handful of my favorite images captured over the years from Black Butte nestled right at the base of Mt Shasta, there is no other view like it.  The images are a combination of my professional cameras and half of them from my iPhone.   

Black Butte Lookout