Women In Coffee: Free Desktop Wallpaper

When Amy sent me yet another empowering email, I created a screen full of my images of coffee farming women for her because she is a champion for the wellbeing of women. Looking at all the images together made me want to have these women close to me whenever I open my computer. They remind me to be brave. I need reminders to be brave because a shrinking life is not the kind I want, as Amy is always reminding me. Maybe I am not alone and you need that reminder to.

To my little champion of French,

  You just spent a year in a French speaking school… and your home language is English. Do you understand how amazing that is? I swore that I would never be THAT MOM that uses her kid as a walking Google Translate, but I am. Because, well… you know more French than me now and …

Hanging my art

Here’s the deal. I have about a million and one hard drives that house a bah-zillion moments that I have had the privilege of photographing. It was starting to feel as if I had a house jam packed with photographs that were flowing out of packed closets Cartoon Network style. When really, they were just overflowing …

We are not alone + a family session in Bujumbura

Sometimes beauty just IS. Like the day I photographed this little lady Ciara and her two adorable brothers, Liam and Finn. You might think that we are alone here… THE ONLY ONES living outside our home culture by living in Bujumbura, Burundi. You would be wrong. There are loads of us… singles and couples and …

There will be a book + I need your help

Telling you that there will be a book scares the pants off me. I’m telling you now, months before the it’s even close to being completed. Why am I doing that? Well, two reasons. FIRSTLY. Saying it, scratch that, TYPING IT OUT LOUD makes it real for me. I thought I could be one of those …

The Burundi Coffee Harvest

It’s harvest time here in Burundi and we decided to take the entire family into Burundi’s beautiful coffee hills to see it… and the film crew tagged along too. I don’t know if you will remember, but last year we didn’t see the harvest because we couldn’t get ourselves moved over here in time. It …

Portrait sessions: Durban and Cape Town

Are you in South Africa? I am about to be too! I am so excited to be offering a limited number of portrait sessions in Durban and Cape Town. If you are interested in snatching one up, email me at kristyjoycarlson@gmail.com. THANKS EVERYONE! IF YOU HAVE BOOKED A  SESSION, I WILL SEE YOU SOON! CURRENTLY …

Burundi’s front door

I have always wanted to take the time to photograph the doors we see while whizzing to the coffee hills. There is something beautiful about how unique they all are. Really, I don’t think I have ever seen two doors alike in Burundi! I imagine that these doors say a huge amount about the people …