karinhedetniemi at gmail dot com

A little bit about my life’s journey…so far.

I photograph and write about nature, inspiration, and being human.


I’ve been shaped by the landscapes where I’ve lived: Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, and Alberta.

Travel has also shaped me. I’ve climbed a pyramid in Egypt, watched an eclipse moon rise over Crete, and walked two Camino pilgrimage trails in Spain.

Now I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, filling my senses with west coast beauty. I don’t know where I’ll journey next. I hope to see Finland one day.


In my winding career path, I’ve worked for an environmental education charity, an NHL hockey team, a venture capital org, and a diaper service. I’ve freelanced by marketing small businesses, designing databases, and solving accounting problems. For a few fun years, I ran my own candy store. But writing has always been my one, true love.

Things I’ve Written

In addition to this blog, you can read my published portfolio here.


Federation of BC Writers
Victoria Writers’ Society
Creative Nonfiction Society
And of course, Planet Earth