Karras Photography was started in 1980 by Nicholas Karras who built a reputation of exceptional service with San Diego hotels and DMC’s. His son, Jesse Karras joined the business in 1998 and continued the tradition of top-tier customer service with a team of talented photographers. They also added new services such as the Laughshots photo booth and plenary photo shows that complemented their existing photography offerings.

In addition to photography, Jesse is a seasoned graphic designer producing logos, web, and print designs. As such, he understands the photographic aesthetic that is needed for effective design and marketing materials and shoots with this in mind for his clients. Many of our clients continue to request their photography service each year after they discover the value and enjoyment of working Karras Photography.


“Jesse always does such a great job! We love working with him and are so happy we have formed a relationship with Karras Photography. Also LaughShots is so much fun and our members love it!”
-Lori S., CASBO (2013 – 2019)

“In review of the photos, we’re just as pleased with your product as we were with your service onsite and during the planning phase! Thank you for everything!”
-Connie L., AHA (2013 – 2019)

“Having a meeting of nearly 6,000 attendees and 4 venues required a level of attention to detail that Karras met and exceeded. Hiring Karras as our event photographer was a decision well made.
-Shauna B., AAAAI (2014 – 2019)

“Karras Photo was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Very professional and organized.  The final product was excellent and delivered on time.”
-Darrin S, PAG – Plant & Animal Genome (2011-2018)

“Karras was professional and polite, easy to work with and the photos were high-quality. A good balance between working independently and checking to make sure we were getting the shots we needed.
-David A, Savers / TVI Inc. (2014 – 2018)

“Karras Photography is our go-to vendor for any important event. Jesse is an extension of our team. He’s gotten to know our group and knows exactly what types of photos we need. His photos are outstanding and he delivers them quickly. We look forward to working with Karras Photography again and again.”
-Melissa S, UniGroup: United & Mayflower Vanlines (2001 – 2018)