Karen Soleau was born and was raised at the Jersey Shore. She transplanted herself to San Francisco at 21 and began her life as a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. Since then, Karen has woven a heart centered business––Sunwater Studio, from her passion for photographic memories, great design, and storytelling.
"I am continually honored to share in some of the most treasured moments in people's lives, and as a result, constantly reminded of why I believe that love is truly what memories are made of.
Designing artful photo books that evoke happiness to everyone who turns a page, is probably the most rewarding work I've ever had the pleasure of being involved in. My mission is to help people, organize their memories, document their stories and create timeless, tangible keepsakes to be treasured for generations to come."
Bouncing between a life as an organizer and visual artist, you can usually find Karen traipsing through redwood trees, making paper birds, or rowing a boat on the Oakland Estuary.