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Announcement    This collection features beautiful places & serene moments from around the world. I hope it brings you back to places you've been, inspires you to explore somewhere new, and to pause and appreciate the beautiful moments in between.


Last updated on Apr 6, 2019

This collection features beautiful places & serene moments from around the world. I hope it brings you back to places you've been, inspires you to explore somewhere new, and to pause and appreciate the beautiful moments in between.


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Karissa Van Tassel

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Karissa Van Tassel


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About kvtprintshop

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On Etsy since 2009

What It's All About...

I believe our memories are our most precious assets-- and I believe that capturing our memories in photographs helps us keep those moments alive. The most amazing thing about photography is an image's ability to actually bring back the emotions you were experiencing when or where the photo was taken every. time. you. see it. My ultimate goal is to help my clients collect a lifetime of beautiful memories, whether they have photos I captured for them in a personalized photo shoot or prints from my fine art collection. Either way, I hope these photographs bring you back to your own memories or daydreams, and enable you to "be there" every time you see it.

While I am based in New England, I travel a fair amount and am currently in Paris for several months. I spend time every day wandering the streets, stopping at cafés, and soaking up the culture, but I am also earnestly working on capturing the details that bring the City of Lights to life for each of us. I also hope to return to China in the Spring and the western United States this summer, capturing the connection I feel to each place at each stop. I am inspired by simple, authentic beauty. I am equally moved by the sound of a child's giggle and a glowing evening sky, by the incredible contrast of a red flower on a green stem, and a dolphin leaping out of the water. As you look through the pages of the shop, you will see similar looks throughout my body of work- even those from different series will often have similar colors and lines. Feel free to order prints from different series and create a gallery of very different images that work beautifully together (if you're interested in this, order a custom gallery set to get a discount!).

As a professional photographer, I take as much care in the printing of each photograph as I do in developing it. I use professional cameras and equipment to provide me with the best possible "raw" image. Each photograph is then carefully edited by hand, a process that can take several hours. I've color matched my computer screens to the professional print shop where your print is created, so when your print is ordered, both the accuracy of the colors and the longevity of the print are guaranteed. I love what I do and hope you see that in every step of the process. Please reach out if you have any questions I can answer- whether it's about the print, the process-- or the location where the images were taken!

I hope you enjoy the photographs. I hope they inspire you, and remind you that it truly is a beautiful world that connects us all.

Cheers!- Karissa

Shop members

  • Karissa Van Tassel

    Owner, Owner & Photographer

    I believe in moments. I believe in collecting those moments. And I believe that a lifetime full of moments is a life well lived! My world is filled with great people. cameras. lovely ribbons and papers. good food. and chocolate-- lots of chocolate!

  • Sherrie Kunkel

    Collection Manager

    A collector of art and antiques from around the world, Sherrie manages the Fine Art Collection from her San Diego offices. Her sharp eye, quick wit, and enthusiasm for the art world enable her to find new ways to share the collection!

Production partners

  • Professional Printing Service

    KS, United States

    The quality of your product is of utmost importance to me. I take as much care with the production of your print as I do with capturing and developing it. I use a printing service to ensure the longevity of the print and the quality of the materials.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
As a professional photographer, the quality of my photographs is as important to me as the quality of the print. Know that I am very careful about how I package your order to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. Please let me know if you have any questions I haven't answered here.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
My work is designed to bring beauty to your everyday... and that begins with great customer service. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, please notify me within 7 days of receiving your order and I will give you a refund (minus the original shipping fee) or exchange for a new print. You will be responsible for returning items in their original condition and any return shipping charges.
PROCESS: Please pay promptly after completing the Etsy purchase process. This alleviates any confusion and gets your order shipping quickly!

DISCOUNTS: If you have a coupon code, please enter it in the appropriate box at checkout. The deduction will then be taken automatically.

CT buyers: By law, I must charge 6.35% sales tax on in-state sales. If you check out through Paypal, it will be added automatically. If you pay by check, please wait for a revised invoice before making a payment.

Gift Wrapping: I carefully prepare all items for shipping, so they arrive beautifully. Your receipt ships with the item, however, unless you specify otherwise. I am happy to do special gift wrapping at no additional cost. Please indicate you would like gift wrapping in the "Notes to Seller" section of your order. I will not ship the receipt if you indicate it is a gift.

Cancellation policy: Prior to shipping you may cancel an order for a full refund. Once I have paid for shipping, I can offer you a refund, minus shipping for up to 7 days after purchase. You will be responsible for the return shipping.
SHIPPING TIMES: While I always keep a large supply of photographs in stock, some prints will need to be created following placement of your order. As a result, I guarantee your order will ship within 5 business days of payment (note that custom orders may require extra time), though most orders are sent within 3 days. * * If you need the item by a specific date, please either convo me in advance or let me know in the Notes to Seller area of the checkout and I will do my best! * *

SHIPPING METHOD: I generally ship via USPS Priority Mail which should arrive 2-3 days after shipment. USPS also offers expedited overnight delivery which is available for an additional fee.

SHIPPING ADDRESS: Orders are shipped in protective packaging to the address on your Etsy account (unless otherwise specified in the Notes to Seller). Please make sure the Etsy address matches the address of your payment method (Paypal, check, etc.) to expedite the process once payment has cleared. If they do not match, please indicate where you would like the item shipped in the "Notes to Seller" section of your order (otherwise it will delay shipment...).

International orders: I do not collect any customs fees when shipping as the rates vary greatly from country to country. As a result, you are responsible for any fees due upon delivery. Returns due to refusal to pay customs fees will not be accepted.

** Please notify me if you need an item by a specific date. If expedited shipping is required, I will give you the price ahead of time and then ship pending your approval.**
Additional policies and FAQs
One of the most intriguing aspects of Etsy is the ability to customize orders. To inquire about different sizes or colors, wholesale orders, or reproduction rights, please convo me. Note that there is an additional fee for customization.