Karen Kristian


Hello, my name is Karen and I'm a photographer, creative and adventurer. I grew up in Japan (in the city and by the sea), occasionally returning to my state-side home deep in the north Georgia woods. I moved to New York in 2007 to pursue a career in International Business, but a creative life found me shortly after instead. 

I love exploring our world and photographing people in love. Organic, artful photography for people who wear their heart on their sleeve. Since 2014, my base has changed to Missouri. I'd love to hear from you no matter where you are.

In my spare time, I enjoy art & design, dinner parties with friends, flea and farmer's markets, exploring and adventuring always. It's so nice to meet you.


features & clients

Kate Spade, The Style Spy

Green Wedding Shoes, Emily & Jed

Style Me Pretty, Louise & Dean

100 Layer Cake, Cozbi & Nicholas

100 Layer Cake, Sabrina & John

Brooklyn Bride, Lauren & Paul

Brooklyn Bride, Emily & Jed

Brooklyn Bride, Rachel & Lucas

Refinery 29, Carli & Edward

Saja Wedding, Diana & Matt

The New York Times, Chris & Tom


Martha Stewart Weddings, Gracia & Dan

Wedding Party, Valerie & Brian

Parker. Etc, Blog Brunch x Ernest Alexander

Zankyou Magazine, Emily & Jed

Paris Ciel

100 Layer Cakelet, The Oslers

Brooklyn Bride, Sarah & Greg

Snippet & Ink, Bettina & Daniel

Buzzfeed, Dean & Louise

Ruffled, Smoke & Mirrors Wedding Inspiration

Brides Magazine, Tim & Quinn