Meet Me


Hi there! I am Karen Bagley, Owner and Photographer for Significant Moments Photography. I have always found these about us pages to be so difficult, HOW can you describe in just a few short paragraphs who you are and why you do what you do?

The truth is I have always wanted to create things, even as a small child. My very first job was at a film developing lab, and let’s just say that was all it took. I had a deep love for taking pictures, but it wasn’t until I came to a realization that I didn’t have to listen to the people saying photography isn’t a  real job, before I made it my real job. It didn’t take long for me to grow in this amazing field of photography. I have a very unusual eye for things and will not stop until whatever vision in my head is created for everyone to see. I love that I can build confidence in others based on an image I have taken. There is no greater joy for me than seeing my clients beyond happy to see themselves the way that I see them.

I love to have fun. Ask any of my clients, our sessions are never dull. I am a high energy person and am always on the lookout for new and exciting things to do. Which is probably where my love for underwater photography comes from. As a little girl I would dream of what it would be like to be under the water all the time, and being able to photograph underwater gives me a glimpse into that dream. I love the challenge and reward these sessions have. I have never been afraid of something because it may be difficult. In fact I am just the opposite, I find myself drawn to things that are a bit more difficult.

I have been nationally published and have taught throughout the U.S. and as much as I am incredibly thankful and humbled for being published or having the opportunity to teach, my true love still lies with my clients and creating imagery. Even though I have photographed everything from a wedding to a pet, my specialty fields are Maternity, Newborn, Birthing, High school seniors, and underwater portraiture. I want to completely redefine what people think of when they think of these fields. No more backdrops or images that look the same as everyone else’s images. NO MORE. YOU DESERVE MORE.

Lastly and most importantly, I am a wife, a mother (to two amazing girls.) These three are my world and without them I don’t know what I would do. I believe that all it takes is one small act of kindness to change someone’s whole life around.. I want to be that kindness. I adore coffee… maybe a little too much. I am not afraid of hard work, and I LOVE MY CLIENTS! When everything is said, done, and hung. My clients become more like family, well they are family. If there is anything else you would like to know, give me call, text or email. I am an open book, and LOVE to talk!