a little about me…

Hey, I'm Karalyn

Welcome! I am a photographer, writer, and artist based in Northeast Pennsylvania and Upstate New York. I love capturing live music and events along with portraits. Whether it be a singular person, couple, or group of ten, I am all ready to capture your memories. 

For the past five years, I have focused on documenting concerts and people in my area. It’s been such an honor to work with everyone and I can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring!

Along with a love for photography and writing, I am currently attending college as a Music Industry major and Visual Arts & New Media minor. I have worked with local venues and bands to book and run shows. I own For The Punks, a resource and publication for fans and creators to connect and grow together.

If you are interested in viewing my concert, portrait, or landscape photography, visit the photography tab. To view my art and design work, please visit the art and design page. A resume is available upon request.  

To contact me, email hello@karalynhope.com or travel to the contact page. If you are interested in learning more about the services that I offer, please go to the work with Karalyn page.

& in case you are curious…

Favorite genres of music: Hardcore, punk, and pop! Check out my favorite songs of 2020 here (it’s on Spotify, sorry if you use something else)!

Favorite animals: My 3 cats!

Favorite ice cream: Just chocolate!

Favorite video game: Animal Crossing New Horizons

Favorite book: How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky  

Favorite podcast: The Office Ladies

Other hobbies: Making art collages and graphics, video games

My favorite things:  Photography, shows/concerts, making art

How long have I been doing photography? I am a self-taught photographer. I have been with a camera since I was 15!

The cameras I use: Nikon D750 & Nikon D5300

Do I edit my own photos? Yes!

Favorite part of photography: Being able to meet so many wonderful people and to capture their moments!


  • Featured photographer and writer in Summerana’s February 2021 issue
  • Reconstructing NarrativesMarch 2021 in Marion Art Gallery, Fredonia, New York
  • August 2021 First Friday, Owego, New York featured artist