Karianne Munstedt

Award-Winning Photographer and Business Owner, Coach, Speaker & Author

Karianne Munstedt Portrait
Phoenix, AZ

Helping women see and speak to themselves with more love, kindness, and acceptance.

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Meet Karianne

Karianne Munstedt is an award-winning portrait photographer, speaker, and author. She is an artist and nurturer, fiercely motivated by using her talents to make women feel confident, empowered, and whole. Growing up with an abusive role model left her filled with fear; she countered this by attempting to be perfect, but never took the time to understand who she was.

She continued down a path of perfection that led her to a marriage, a job, and other endeavors that weren’t right for her. Karianne started a journey to get to know herself in her 30s. On this spiritual quest, she connected back to the thing that brought her joy as a child… photography. She discovered an innate talent to capture a person’s true inner beauty – the real person inside.

Through her portrait business and as an inspirational speaker, Karianne helps women see their beauty and increase their confidence—both in photos and life—so they can proudly stand out as the face of their business. Through her Facebook videos and Embrace the Shift video series, Karianne opens up about her own past obstacles and negative self-image. Her vulnerability and warmth helps to inspire others to overcome their individual challenges.

Work with Karianne

Signature Keynotes

The Leadership Reflection: Shaping Self-Perception for Impact and Success

Karianne delves into the intricate relationship between self-perception and leadership, exploring themes of body image, perfectionism, and authenticity. Through interactive discussions and insightful exercises, attendees will gain a heightened awareness of their self-image and negative influences on their inner dialogue… and how to reshape their self-perception for greater success and impact in their leadership in both life and business. This keynote is tailored for high-achieving women leaders who are open to overcoming personal barriers to maximize their influence and success across all facets of life.

The Power of Authenticity: Being Your Unfiltered Self in the Age of Social Media

As we scroll through a constant barrage of filtered photos and stories on social media, it can feel intimidating to share raw images and stories of our own lives and businesses. Showing up online as our real selves can feel scary when we compare ourselves to the highlight reels of others. By following our 4-step framework, you’ll find the courage to post photos of your 100% authentic self, helping your audience relate better to you and helping you see how amazing you truly are. This keynote is tailored for women who use social media to build their personal brand. Part 2 can be given on a separate day or made into a longer interactive workshop.

Embrace Your Selfie: Confidence in a Single Snap

This keynote delves into the power that comes from being able to take only one single photo of yourself… and know that it is good just as it is. Exploring themes of body image, authenticity, and vulnerability, this talk encourages listeners to embrace themselves fully in a digital age obsessed with perfection. This talk also helps the audience to challenge conventional standards of beauty while portraying one’s unique self through a single snapshot. Attendees will gain insights on overcoming insecurities, ultimately empowering them to share their authentic selves with confidence and ease. This keynote is tailored for women who use social media for personal and business purposes.

Main Talking Points

TLR: Embrace authenticity as a cornerstone of personal and professional growth.

TLR: Engage in introspection to identify and address obstacles hindering their progress towards achieving their full potential.

TLR: Take proactive steps towards embodying their envisioned future selves.

TPOA: Differentiate yourself from the crowd, attracting like-minded individuals who resonate with your authenticity.

TPOA: Overcome comparison paralysis that erodes our self-esteem and confidence.

TPOA: Foster meaningful connections to creating a supportive community where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

EYS: Embrace your unique self-image without seeking external validation or perfection.

EYS: Challenge conventional standards of beauty by portraying being real over perfection.

EYS: Find empowerment in vulnerability, knowing that your self-worth transcends a single photo.


“Karianne is a rare individual who finds beauty in everything and shares this world view with the audience. She is vulnerable and warm and her perspective on life makes you feel as if you are having a 1-on-1 conversation rather than sharing her with an entire room. On stage, she is inspiring, engaging, and approachable. She sees life with her heart.”
Jeffri-Lynn Campbell

CEO, Blaze Experts

“Karianne always gets rave reviews for her candid and empowering message for women in business. Her style is engaging, thought provoking and highly practical. She has a message that every woman needs to hear and embrace and she is the "perfect" role model for the transformational work she provides.”
Vanessa Shaw

CEO, The Business Growth Academy

“Karianne was an absolute rockstar to work with! She takes the time to learn about the needs of the audience and community BEFORE speaking to them—which is priceless when it comes to making sure the content lands with who is attending the event. As a speaker, Karianne was engaging and informative. She easily held the attention of the audience as her teaching style was interactive and thought-provoking. I highly recommend Karianne as a speaker and workshop facilitator. She has so much wisdom to share and a captivating, joyful method of sharing it.”
M. Shannon Hernandez

CEO, Joyful Business Revolution