// Commercial & Brand Photographer
Kara Mercer is a commercial photographer, art director and educator based in Seattle, Washington. She began her career twelve years ago photographing weddings and portraits all over the globe. Today, she specializes in developing content for fashion, travel, and lifestyle brands. Known for her use of light and her eye for creative direction, Kara believes every image should stand strongly on its own while also contributing a unique yet complementary voice when serving as part of a collection. Her work is influenced as much by minimalism and thought-provoking conversations as it is by contemporary studies in human psychology and the emotive, sometimes ethereal feel of romanticism. With these influences, she seamlessly combines playful narratives with a timeless aesthetic for commercial media campaigns (print and digital). When not traveling for work, Kara enjoys being a mom to Marlowe and spending time with her hubs and pup!