Hello, my name is Karen and I'm a photographer, artist 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 now split my time between Missouri and New York (but I'd love to hear from you no matter where you are!)
I love exploring our world and photographing people in love. Organic, artful photography for people who wear their heart on their sleeve.
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.
Work Featured In
- 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
- Martha Stewart Weddings, Gracia & Dan
- Wedding Party, Valerie & Brian
- Zankyou Magazine, Emily & Jed
- Paris Ciel
Frequently Asked Questions
-I'm planning a destination wedding. Do you travel?
Yes! I've traveled from Brooklyn to Santa Fe to Mexico to Paris. I love it when another adventure comes my way! I usually ask for airfare, a hotel room for 2 nights and transportation, and work hard to keep travel costs as low as possible.
For weddings outside of New York City limits, I have a travel fee of $150/day, and possibly accommodation if it's too late to return to the city that evening.
-How do we book you?
Send me a note! To reserve a date, I ask for a signed contract and a 50% retainer fee. (The remainder is due within 2 weeks of the wedding day.)
-How many photos will we get?
You'll end up with roughly 60-80 images per hour of coverage.
-What about prints?
I include full printing rights for personal sharing and use in all my packages, so you're free to make prints on your own. For photo books, I really recommend Artifact Uprising and Pinhole Press.
-I can't wait to see the photos! When do I get them??
What I do is truly a labor of love, and I take pride in personally editing every photo. Your photographs can be expected within 6-8 weeks.
-Do you have insurance?
Yes I do!
-What camera do you shoot with? Do you bring back-up gear?
A Canon 5d mark ii + a long list of prime lenses. I always always bring back up gear! And back up to my back up. :)