There are many different reasons you may be looking for a photographer- perhaps you need a new headshot, or realize your children are getting older and want to capture this phase before it's gone, or maybe you can't remember the last time you felt beautiful and want to experience and capture that feeling. Whatever your reason, thank you for your interest. Professional photography is unique in its ability to stop time- and bring you back to this moment years from now. When done properly it is a wonderful experience with beautiful results that you will treasure for a lifetime. All photographers are different, so I strongly encourage you to find someone whose style resonates with you. And, please, please print your photos- not just the professional ones, but also the goofy expression your five year old made at dinner the other night and that beautiful sunrise photo you captured on your last vacation. Memories should fill your life, not your hard drive!
Meaningful. Beautiful. Authentic.
Whether you need a new headshot, want to capture images of your kids before this phase of life fades away, or want to finally have beautiful images of yourself, you are in the right place. I believe your experience taking the photos is as important as the photos themselves, so I spend time to make sure your experience is wonderful. I've spent the last ten years developing my photographic style, so I encourage you to take a look through my portfolio and let me know if my style resonates with you. When done properly, photography is a wonderful experience that gives you lasting memories you'll cherish for a lifetime. Let's get started!
Hi- and thanks for visiting the site! My name is Karissa Van Tassel and I am a photographer based in New Haven, Connecticut. I opened the studio nearly ten years ago, passionate about using photography to help people connect- with their families, their stories, and their own beauty-- the same things I am passionate about today. When I'm not at the studio I love to travel and collect new photographs for the fine art series. My work can be found in private collections around the world, and has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, National Geographic, Forbes, MSN, and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. I live in New Haven with my husband, Yale University professor Dr. Paul Van Tassel, and our three kids.
Karissa's Headshot / Photo credit: Katie Donnelly