Karla Welch has been doing photography as a hobbyist since 1979. In the mid 80's, she enrolled in City College of San Francisco and attended for two years focusing on photography.
She has received many awards at the Marin County Fair. Her work has also been on display at Artworks downtown in San Rafael and also in SFWA's Open show where she was singled out as a 'Jurur's Choice'. Her work is also always on display at Surrel You Hair Design.