About Us

Aaron and Kara Hansen are the hearts and minds behind Creative Kindling. As you might have guessed, we’re a husband and wife team.

And like any good team, we each have unique and complementary strengths. When it comes to Creative Kindling, we divide and conquer.

Aaron is in charge of all things technical, financial, and organizational. He gets to do the super “fun” stuff like taxes, accounting, and tech support. He runs the business so Kara doesn’t have to (for which she is incredibly grateful!). He has an undying passion for all things sour, and is always on the lookout for the absolute best lemonade. Most days you can find him on his MacBook, iPad, or iPhone (he loves all things Apple) making spreadsheets and graphs.


Kara, while equally Type A, gets to focus on the artsy stuff like taking photos and designing stuff. She's the primary photographer on all sessions and the voice behind pretty much all of Creative Kindling's social media. She loves planning things, and her current obsession involves pinning home decor to her "Dream Home" Pinterest board. These days you can usually find her trying to work on her laptop with her 3 kids climbing on her or in her garage screen printing tee shirts.