I am Karla, the girl behind the camera.
A little about me, I was born in Mexico City, so I speak Spanish, well Spanglish. I am a crazy dog mom to a goldendoodle that goes by Toby. I’ve been married for five years now; that's where the Derry comes from. My dad was from Mexico City. If I had used my maiden name for my photography business it would've been Corona. Then the whole Coronavirus happened so I am lowkey glad I used Derry instead, haha!
I am based in Nashville, Tennessee, but I'm always open to travel! I love all adventures, so if you want a session which takes an hour or more to hike to the perfect location, count me in!
I've always loved art. I used to draw often way back when and I used to want to be a graphic designer back in the day. I used to always take pictures of random things with a little digital camera. I was that person who always had a camera in hand. I soon realized I loved photographing people and their stories. I have been photographing for over 10 years now. I picked up the camera as a hobby, and 5 years ago, Karla Derry Photography was born.
I love capturing moments where people can look back and remember the day instantly. I try to keep it fun for everyone. One of my goals for your photo shoot is to capture real moments and laughters. I want your session to be a fun experience and not a stressful event.
I focus capturing couples for their engagement, anniversary, first maternity session, or just for fun!
I also love capturing individual portraits, whether it’s for your birthday, senior, or graduation portraits, or just because why not! There is something so fun about capturing this amazing milestone! And if you bring champagne or confetti, I am here for it! I am open to travel anywhere if it’s outside of Nashville for a small fee depending the distance.
Family sessions are always so much fun! Parents usually try to panic and avoid family sessions in fear their little ones won’t cooperate, but let me tell you I am here to help! I always try to have the perfect photo of everyone looking at the camera, but that sometimes doesn’t go as planned so we get many memories of you playing around with your babies. I focus on capturing real smiles and laughter rather than trying to force a smile.
Feel free to look around my work and message me any questions you may have.
Thank you for stopping by!